Our post Morale Buster, posted at 11:27 A.M., seems to have been properly, and quickly, received by the powers that be over at the SAO.
Despite meetings for all ASA’s back in May to discuss legislative pay raises which left many prosecutors we spoke to with the impression that they were being told there wasn’t any extra money to be distributed to ASA’s in the middle (the “compression” issue), Jeff Marcus sent the following email at 12:41 PM today:
Is it a flip/flop, or has something changed? You Make the call!
Email from May concerning ASA meetings:
Lastly, a word to anyone interested in the pursuit of justice in Broward County:
JAABLOG PLEDGES TO STAND AND FIGHT NO MATTER WHAT THE FLORIDA BAR AND OTHERS LIKE THEM THROW OUR WAY!
Screenwriter Dudley Nichols
“Break up the printing presses and you break up rebellion.”
CBS 4 – Thanks to Carey Codd for giving credit on Gina Hawkins story …
“Bill Gelin, attorney and blogger with JAAB BLOG, which broke the story, spoke about the allegations … “
Broward ASA’s are up in arms this morning, after the discovery of the following four page email purportedly sent recently to all Miami-Dade ASA’s by Katy Fernandez Rundle. The details seem to indicate a wide pay disparity for experienced prosecutors (“compression”) between the 17th and 11th Circuits, for an important job that is the epitome of public service. And following so closely on the heels of Bob Norman’s “Double Dipping” bombshell, it’s anything but welcome news for the beleaguered and outgoing Satz regime …
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Here’s another story that had its genesis in JAABLOG’s comments section, expertly developed by the ever talented Bob Norman.
Additionally, after the New Times photo, is a two page memo the SAO sent on July 3rd to JAABLOG and Bob after PRR’s were filed.
The Times They Aren’t A Changin’ …
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The SAO is still debating the particulars, but recent changes in the law that went into effect on July 1st mean Broward should be joining neighboring counties in how police search cars, and how cannabis cases will be prosecuted. Let’s hope the changes will be approved retroactively for open cases.
Welcome to the dawn of the “odor plus” test for search and seizure …
BROWARD SAO MEMO:
MEMO OF UNDERSTANDING FOR CANNABIS AND THC PROSECUTION
Miami New Times July 19
The Supreme Court order blessing the JQC’s suspension request for Gina Hawkins is up, together with exhibits that include Robert Grieper’s statement. Grieper, of course, is the recipient of the alleged neck massage, and is pictured in a prior post. Will the video be released soon? Wait and see …
Click here for the recently posted documents …
*UPDATE/UPDATE* – BOGENSCHUTZ RESPONSE AND OBJECTION TO RECOMMENDATION OF SUSPENSION
… She responded immediately to this initial allegation by self-reporting before any activity by the JQC had commenced, as far as she knew …
JAABLOG (June 13th) – “IT’S ABSOLUTE NONSENSE!”
UPDATE – RECOMMENDATION OF SUSPENSION (PENDING FINAL DETERMINATION)
… In addition to the exceptionally inappropriate physical contact initiated by Judge Hawkins, the Investigative Panel is concerned about the misleading context of Judge Hawkins’ statement …
Rumors of an imminent resignation must not be true, as the JQC has opened up on Gina Hawkins.
Here’s the link …
COMING SOON – Is this the man of the hour?:
COME ON BSO, LET’S SEE THE VIDEO!
Susan Lebow in for Gina Hawkins, pictured yesterday …
We’re told something major is going on in the Hawkins saga, to the point senior judge Lebow has been called in to cover foreclosures for the near future.
There’s a big story still brewing here, and if rumors are true, it could end badly for the perennially beleaguered 17th Circuit.
In any event, we don’t have time to go through another round of public records requests today, so we’re throwing this tip out to mainstream media just in case they can get the full story out to the general public.
Over and out …
COMING SOON – Bob Norman builds on your comments …