23 APPLICANTS FOR 4th DCA


 

Rosaln Baker Sutton, Amy Borman, Daniel Casey, Reginald Corlew, Cynthia Dienstag, Manuel Farach, Donna Greenspan Solomon, David Haimes, Mark John Hamel, Janis Brustares Keyser, Jeffrey Kuntz, George Metcalfe, Jean Marie Middleton, Stefanie Moon, H. Michael Muniz, Kathleen Roberts, William Roby, Mily Rodriguez Powell, Pamala Ryan, Meenu Sasser, Raag Singhal, Richard Valuntas, Daniel Weinger

 

Florida Bar Announcement 

Interviews will be conducted on September 7, 2016 at the Fourth District Court of Appeal Courthouse (1525 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401). The interview schedule will be released next week.  Members of the bench, the Bar, and the public are encouraged to contact the members of the Commission concerning these applicants.”      (emphasis added)

Interviews are open to the public.  Keith Sonderling, Chair of the commission, reports every applicant will be interviewed, and that the applications should be available next week for publication after the redactions are concluded …

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    AUGUST 16, 2016 AT 7:18 AM
    Hello everyone. Happy Tuesday. Please enjoy the rest of your week. Here is your question of the day: On a level from 1-10, how mad is Howard Finelstein at ATurd for his nasty attacks against Betsy Benson?

    a) 10
    b) 11
    c) 20
    d) doesn’t matter, Seiler will save ATurd again
    e) all of the above

    Winner gets a ham and cheese sub from Publix.

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      I don’t mnowc about the rest if the applicants but I know Amy Borman must be the worse because of horrible actions at Palm Beach county court that has a huge problem and currently has a judge that brought the entire guardianship program undet suspicion at Palm Beach County court aka most corrupt county in the nation from the top to the bottom including the judiciary for which she enables. Let’s connect cojamalik@aol.com 561-667-9954. This is HUGE and needs attention ASAO.

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        Don’t know where you get your information from. Palm Beach co. more corrupt than Broward? In the past 17yrs., the JQC has brought actions against 14 judges in Broward, with Di-Petro possibly pending. Not to mention all the police officers arrested. The JQC has only brought 2 actions against judges in Palm Beach. For what it’s worth our investigations find that Charlotte County is worse than Palm Beach, as far as corruption goes.
        South Florida Corruption com

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          The JQC is the problem. I think Palm Beach County judge Krista Marx is on the JQC and she was stated corruption is not a problem in PBC. I guess with her on the JQC Palm Beac County will nevet have a problem but it isn’t for lack of filing. I won’t play which county has it worst because unfortunately there is enough corruption to go around the state of Florida several times.http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RKpUKxHd2dIhttp://opinionzone.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2015/03/22/is-palm-beach-county-ready-to-retire-its-corruption-county-reputation/

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            That’s why we are trying to make a difference by at least exposing as much as we can. Good idea, we should look into who is on the JQC and their reputations. Send us an email and point us in the right direction.
            South Florida Corruption .com

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        I know Kuntz. I like Kuntz. Even when things get hard and rough, with Kuntz everything always comes out ok at the end. Kuntz embraces everything that’s important in this world. Admit we need Kuntz, and appreciate Kuntz, because sure as hell we will miss Kuntz when it’s gone.

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    It seams that you allow blacks live matter to post border line hate speech, yet you moderate our questions and comments. We again ask for an explanation, since you claim to not moderate this blog. seems to be a little un-truth-full. Or did you not like we are pro Trump? South Florida Corruption

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    Brief History of the Case
    In 1981, a federal grand jury indicted Judge Alcee L. Hastings, appointed to the federal district court in 1979, along with his friend William A. Borders, a Washington, D.C. lawyer. Hastings was charged with conspiracy and obstruction of justice for soliciting a $150,000 bribe in return for reducing the sentences of two mob-connected felons convicted in Hastings’ court. A year after Borders was convicted of conspiracy, the result of an FBI sting effort, Hastings’s case came before the criminal court. Despite Borders’ conviction, and the fact that Hastings had indeed reduced the sentences of the two felons, he was acquitted in a criminal court in 1983 and returned to his judicial post.
    Subsequently, suspicions arose that Hastings had lied and falsified evidence during the trial in order to obtain an acquittal. A special committee of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals began a new probe into the Hastings case. The resulting three-year investigation ended with the panel concluding that Hastings did indeed commit perjury, tamper with evidence, and conspire to gain financially by accepting bribes. The panel recommended further action to the U.S. Judicial Conference, which, in turn, informed the House of Representatives on March 17, 1987, that Judge Alcee Hastings should be impeached and removed from office.
    On August 3, 1988, following an investigation by the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, the House of Representatives voted 413 to 3 to adopt H. Res. 499, approving 17 articles of impeachment against Hastings, the greatest number of articles in any impeachment proceeding to date. Charges included conspiracy, bribery, perjury, falsifying documents, thwarting a criminal investigation, and undermining the public confidence “in the integrity and impartiality of the judiciary.” The Senate received the articles on August 9, 1988.
    Following the precedent set in the 1986 Claiborne impeachment case, the Senate again chose to refer the matter to a special committee as authorized by impeachment rule XI. On March 16, 1989, the Senate rejected a motion by Hastings to dismiss the case, and adopted S. Res. 38, creating a 12-member trial committee to hear evidence and then report to the full Senate on contested and uncontested facts. The committee was not tasked with making a recommendation on guilt or innocence. Committee hearings continued from July 10, to August 3, 1989. Consisting of six Republicans and six Democrats, the committee heard evidence for and against Hastings, and took testimony from 55 witnesses, including Borders. The House managers presented convincing evidence that Hastings had, indeed, conspired with Borders to solicit the bribe. Hastings, who appeared in his own defense, objected to the use of the committee, insisting that the full Senate should be required to hear evidence. His motion failed. Hastings also insisted that the Senate trial amounted, in legal terms, to “double jeopardy” since he had already been acquitted in a court of law.
    The trial committee presented its report on October 2, 1989. Sixteen days later, the trial began in the U.S. Senate, with prosecution and defense given two hours to summarize their cases. The Senate deliberated in closed session on October 19, 1989. The following day, the Senate voted on 11 of the 17 articles of impeachment, convicting Hastings, by the necessary two-thirds vote, on 8 articles (1-5, 7-9). On two articles (6, 17) the vote fell short of the required majority to convict. On article 11, the Senate voted 95 not guilty to 0 guilty. Having achieved the necessary majority vote to convict on 8 articles, the Senate’s president pro tempore (Robert C. Byrd) ordered Hastings removed from office. The Senate did not vote to disqualify him from holding future office.
    Four years later, Hastings was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives for the term beginning January 3, 1993. As a member of that body, on December 19, 1998, Hastings voted (on four articles of impeachment) against impeaching President William Jefferson Clinton.

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    Good morning everyone. Happy Wednesday. Here is your question of the day: What will ultimately be fat ATurds downfall?

    a) a heart attack from being too fat
    b) a stroke
    c) Miss ATurd will find a new Turd
    d) Howard will win his war against ATurd
    e) Jack Seiler will find a new ATurd lap dog

    Winner gets to ticket to the Maxine Streeter Victory Party.

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        Howard’s War against the Turd results in nothing as does most of the hot air coming out of his big mouth these days. Spend some time in a courtroom Lit’l Howie instead. I almost forgot: neither u or your supervisors can do that without pissing your pants anytime u go near one.
        And, oh yeah, I almost forgot, Benson and Miller will still lose their respective races with or without your support whether u let them campaign during working hours or not.

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      Think you mean lap turd. And Seiler Smiler likes the attention to his crotch. It’s all the action he gets.

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    The A.T. jokes and multiple choice questions are not funny or clever. Contrary they are stupid and show a disturbing obsession. Bill do us a favor a block the I.P. address.

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      Did Destry just cry poor and renege on hiring a very powerful man in the black community as an advisor? It is possible that Destry may be surprised the next time he talks to this powerful person and this person knows all about the 4th DCA opinion. Word travels quick around that community.

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    Thanks for the link to the emojis but I can’t find a link for a Judge lying passed out in a puddle of liquor and vomit. Is there somewhere to find this? Also I am requiring an emoji of a Judge smashing out a car window with a lead pipe.

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    💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃somebody tell mike they’re getting awayyyyyyyyyyyy

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    Happy TurdDay!! I see ATurd isn’t happy with my daily post. Too bad they are not going to stop fat boy. Here is your question of the day: When ATurd does a Dutch Oven in the morning, how long does Miss ATurd put her head under the sheets?

    a) until the sweet smell is gone
    b) 1 minute
    c) 10 minute
    d) same as Jack Seiler
    e) all of the above

    Winner gets to wash ATurd’s bed this weekend.

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      Did anyone hear about the time a former Judge turned mediator and the husband of a sitting Judge initiated a meeting with a political rival? Where the husband of the Judge offered to have his wife,the Judge, send mediations to the rival to keep him at bay? Good chance there are photos of the sign in sheet at museum tower on that meeting as well. Could there also be subsequent text messages with the former Judge that would lead one to believe this was what was offered? As well, a simple public records request may show that this Judge sent the rival mediations despite the fact thst the rival never sent a lettter to said judge seeking appointments? If ture the real irony that the Judge had a well known hatred of the rival and it would be shocking the Judge sent the rival any cases.

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        If the above is true, is it possible that Dishrag was stupid enough take a photo of the meeting participants in his conference room? JQC could be very interested in this. One thing for sure, the JQC does not like Sprinkles on their ice cream.

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        The only thing true about this thread is, NONE OF IT IS TRUE. Show your cards asshole. Like everything you say and do, is one big fat lie. Everyone knows that you are nothing more than a backstabbing, lying, double-crossing POS.

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        Did anyone hear about the time a sleaze bag political consultant turned double-crossing sleaze bag political consultant. Could there also be an email from this sleaze bag political consultant which provided a “Stump speech….” for a candidate while lying to the other candidate and sleaze bag political consultant telling the other candidate he is supporting him? And, at the same time, sleaze bag political consultant gave a contribution to disgusie his fake support for the opposing candidate. This is the “Stump speech…” sleaze bag political consultant emailed:

        Just some random thoughts and themes I thought she could use. Its rough, feel free to mix match, delete

        Stump speech…

        Heloo XXX Club, I am MMD. I am sure right now many of you don’t know me but over during the course of this campaign we will get to know each other. I am running forXXX. I have been a practicing attorney for XX years, the wife of Professor XXX for Xyears and mom to X age and Y age.

        Before tonight, besides meeting some of the Judges who are up for reelection, how many of you could name 5 Judges in Broward, 4? 2?. (assume most say no). In my career I believe the best Judges are the ones that are HEARD not SEEN. Being a good Judge is a Judge who comes to work everyday who is fair and just. The mark of a good Judge is not how often they are on TV, its not about big nameplates for the cameras to see or bowties

        As I said before, day in and day out, I am a mother, wife and attorney. I don’t have famous friends. I don’t travel by private jet. If my family and I go to Disney, I make some sandwiches, pack the car and get on the Turnpike and head north to Orlando.

        I am running for Judge because we need to get back to having substance in our judiciary, I want to be a Judge who is just and fair, not famous. If I am elected Judge I won be crying on television and if I am on television it will be because of the job I am doing not because I am the Judge.

        THERE IS SO MUCH MORE IN THIS STUPID GAME YOU WANT TO PLAY.

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          Melissa Minsk Donaho? Really?

          The JQC doesn’t care about who wrote a speech for Melissa 6 years ago. What they would care about is what is written above was true. If this were to be combined with the details of the follow up meeting, if there was one, at the office of the Judge’s spouse, where there may have been access to a certain website by a third party that was controlled by someone close to Gov Scott. See that tidbit, if true, would take this from a he said/she said to proven quid pro quo.

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    Destry needs to remeber this and remember it real good…BLACK LIVES MATTER AND BLACK VOTES MATTER !!! REMEMBER THAT DESTRY> BLACK VOTES MATTER !!! WE HAVE THE VOTING POWER !!! WE HAVE THE POWER !!! BLACK LIVES MATTER !!!

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          Oh wow Mr. Wheeler you are so brave writing your name next to an entry!! Only thing though is it wasn’t a potent entry so you really haven’t signed on to anything. ..wow, so brave

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      Just another jarhead braindead Broward judge without a clue. There’s been so many it’s getting hard to remember all of them.

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    No , YOU ARE THE RACIST FOR NOT ACKNOWLEDGING OR RECOGNIZING THAT BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT AND BLACK VOTES MATTER ARE THE REAL THING AND WE ARE HERE TO STAY. YOU NEED TO STOP HATING AND BEING RACIST AND RESPECT US FOR WHO WE ARE…A FORCE WHO’S TIME HAS COME ! BLACK LIVES MATTER. BLACK VOTES MATTER. REMEMBER THAT !! ESPECIALLY DESTRY !!

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      Wow Man told you before I’m Jamaican.
      I work hard all my life asshole
      Been called a lot in my 66 yrs.,
      Never been called a racist by a Black Man before.

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    Holmes was a good friend of mine. He was a pretty good judge, but a great attorney. I have some wonderful stories. His biggest problem was battling the bottle and getting too close to his clients. He was married 7 times. My wife once said to him “7 times?” His response was “They all thought they could change me.” He was very closely connected to a very powerful family that ran this town. He had the dirt on everyone.

    Here’s my favorite Jim Holmes story. After One of his clients ratted on him and he got arrested and sent to prison, the FBI came to visit him in prison. They told him he could leave prison the next day if he told them how Broward County really gets run. They knew he had dirt on everyone and they wanted to know about it. He declined, and did his time. To know him was to love him.

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    I got lots of great Jim Holmes stories. Like the time when he was presiding over an eviction and he took money out of his pocket and paid the defendant’s rent to the plaintiff right there on the spot so they would voluntarily dismiss. I don’t know how legal that was, but he did it. He refused to sign default judgments on evictions without the opportunity for a final hearing. Whether the defendant had the money or defenses wasn’t his greatest concern.. He just wanted to know how and why the defendant found themselves in that position, and to see if the eviction could be avoided. County court judges today would never do that. He was probably the most interesting character I ever met. Women sure loved him.

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    SOUTH FLORIDA TIMES
    http://www.sfltimes.com/opinion/circuit-judge-matthew-destry

    By JOHNNY L. MCCRAY JR., ESQUIRE

    As I was leaving church service recently, I picked up the Westside Gazette and saw a large article–The Big Reveal of Judge Destry– featuring Broward Circuit Judge Matthew Destry by highlighting his life and judicial career. To say the least, I was utterly flabbergasted to see Judge Destry, who is seeking re-election, portrayed as one who has a rich history and tremendous interest in the African American community.

    In nearly 35 years of practicing law in Broward County, I have never spoken out or written about why a sitting judge does not deserve to be re-elected. In this instance, I am compelled to share my thoughts and experiences with the community.

    A few months back, I received a call from one of his campaign representatives and was asked if I would support his bid for re-election. I responded’ I cannot in good conscience do so.’

    Matthew Destry is neither a friend to minorities nor to the poor. He has demonstrated over and over again that justice in his courtroom is at best sporadic and at worst provided only to those whose favor he covets. During his almost nine year tenure, Destry has been the target of criticism in the media, by practicing attorneys, and by Broward Public Defender Howard Finkelstein, whose office represents mainly the poor and minorities. He is the most terrifying kind of judge—unpredictable, harsh, and wildly and inconsistently wielding his discretion. Some examples:

    1) Last year Destry sentenced a 23- year-old with a prison record to 60 years in prison for driving with a suspended license and having some ammo in his car even though prosecutors had asked for 13 years. In a petition, thousands called for his removal from the bench over his harsh sentence. Judge Destry later reversed himself. I know Destry and his machine are spinning this one so fast the details are lost in the blur. Destry now claims he imposed this ridiculous sentence to get this young man’s attention, and he really had no intention of actually going through with it. Nonsense.

    He now admits to a private meeting (kept secret from everyone else involved in the case) with “community leaders” such as Vicente Thrower and Pastor Alan Jackson and claims that his abrupt turnaround in reducing the sentence to probation had nothing whatsoever to do with the community demand for his ouster. If that was the case, why a secret meeting where neither the lawyers for the State or the defendant were invited? Not only does such a meeting fly in the face of legal ethics, it calls into question just what was discussed at that meeting that caused Judge Destry to reduce the sentence from almost a lifetime in prison to a mere slap on the wrist. Just where do you think that young man would be right now if there had been no public outcry over the sentence? Even more disturbing–how many more are there like him who did not have his or her sentence publicly denounced sparking the outrage of a community demanding justice?

    2) That brings me to my own personal experience with him. I represented a man charged with carrying a concealed firearm and possession of a firearm by convicted felon. The case landed in front of Destry. The Lauderhill police officer, who was racial profiling, claimed he stopped my client because he wasn’t wearing a seat belt, and also claimed he had cited my client for it. He hadn’t. After a hearing, Judge Destry told me that I made a compelling and strong argument, but that there was no way he wasn’t going to take the word of a cop who was a three or four-year veteran with prior military experience (Destry loves to talk about his own military experience out on the campaign trail and in his campaign literature).

    He ruled against my client, despite the overwhelming evidence supporting our position. Oh, and that “veteran police officer”? It has been widely reported that the officer committed suicide a day before law enforcement authorities were to arrest him on a warrant prepared by Broward prosecutors on charges of official misconduct and falsifying official records stemming from racial profiling.

    3) If you are a minority or represented by anyone other than a big money lawyer, you are more likely to be sentenced to prison by Judge Destry. Take, for example, first time offender Maxime Cherilus. Neither of his two jobs was bringing in enough money to provide for his family. So he did something desperate and criminal that got him arrested-he sold crack to an undercover police officer. His case fell in front of Judge Destry, who sentenced him to ten years in prison–six times what the prosecution was recommending. The fact that he was a first time offender made no impression on Judge Destry. There were no secret meetings with community leaders, no public outcry, and the sentence was not reversed by Destry. Coincidence?

    4) As reported in the New Times, four years ago, when Demetrius Vidale was 19, he hurled a rock at a bus in Broward County. His mother, Paula, turned him in and he was placed on probation as a youthful offender. Then, last year, Vidale was linked to a grand theft; Destry sentenced the 22-year-old to 20 years in prison. “I am not afraid to say when my son is wrong. I was the one who turned him in and started this,” Vidale’s mother, Paula, tells New Times. “This mess is because of Destry. Your life can be ruined depending on what day you catch him on.”(Destry’s sentence in Vidale’s case was reversed and remanded last summer since he relied only on hearsay in his probation revocation and sentencing.)

    5) Destry is among the most reversed judges in the Broward courthouse. Why is this important? Because it shows either a deep disrespect for the law or a studied ignorance of it, either of which ultimately results in injustice. A judge who doesn’t get it right the first time ensures that justice is delayed. Justice delayed is justice denied. Time is never on the side of justice–cases don’t get better with age, and defendants who are rotting in jail cells don’t reap any benefits.

    Yet, despite this, he is known to boast on the campaign trail that he “stands by every ruling he’s ever made.” Including the 13 times he’s been reversed by the appellate court? Including sentencing Herbert Smith to 60 years? He talks about how transparent he is in his courtroom, yet has secret meetings in his chambers that result in reversals in his courtroom. If a judge will say anything he can to get reelected even in the face of documented proof to the contrary, why would we buy what he’s selling?

    Judge Destry’s version of justice evinces his propensity to consistently betray fairness and justice. It is quite incredulous how he has suddenly developed such great interest in our community as he has obviously bamboozled a few into supporting and endorsing his bid to return to the bench. He certainly will not get my vote and does not deserve your vote.

    Johnny L. McCray, Jr., Esquire is an attorney practicing in Broward County. His law firm is Law Office of Johnny L. McCray, Jr., P.A. located at 400 East Atlantic Boulevard Pompano Beach, Florida 33060. He may be reached via email at jmccray_400@comcast.net

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      ATTORNEY JOHNNY MCCRAY / DESTRY
      Do you mind if we repost this on our website:
      South Florida Corruption.com

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      At last something worth reading ! Johnny, I’m proud of you for speaking your mind and sharing your knowledge with us about this truly reprehensible Broward judge, Judge Destry. I’ve told you for years about some of these power hungry freaks who hide behind the cloak of untouchability. He is but one judge in Broward that practices this. I’m convinced some of these people have real mental problems with the role they feel they play in a system of Justice that is completely broken when it comes to its judges in Broward County. Then we have a chief judge who epitomizes everything that is wrong with the system here in Broward, but that’s another story.
      As lond as our fellow attorneys pander to these freaks and support them to get a favorable ruling here and there, for that’s TRUELY THE GAME, you’ll have these freaks in black thinking they can do anything and get away with it.
      You are to be commended for telling the truth.
      When I’ve looked at Destry and heard some of his rulings, I’ve recognized he’s a very sick man and should not be sitting in a position such as judge.
      I just hope you can get your message out to voters to kick this guy off the bench.
      Thanks for sharing your story. You can bet I or anyone I can get to won’t be voting for this monster.

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        @ monsters in black

        You do realize though that Mr. Macray, assuming he is a Fla. attorney, has earned himself a Bar complaint?!

        Sure, it’s fun to take pot shots at judges, but as a lawyer the rules are clear: Not Allowed to impugn the integrity of judges.
        No exceptions…I already know of at least 1 person who sent in Mr. Macray’s rant anonymously up to the Bar for their review.

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          Judge Jane Fishman is an evil witch, who could careless about the welfare of exploited children.
          True. We stand by it, and we are not attorneys, so we can say that.
          With that being said:

          Not necessarily true. Sean Conway called Judge Aleman an “Evil Unfair Witch”, on this very blog.
          He had lots of help from the ACLU. (read the briefs, In the end, he caved. Being a defense attorney yourself, you should understand a “Plea of Convenience” Guess he had bills to pay. If he would have fought, good chance maybe he would have won.
          One BIG difference,
          Sean’s comments were about a judges demeanor. Mr. Macray’s comments appear to be about an, incumbent judge being deceptive in his campaign. Not the first time of course. Di-Petro. This is your game. However, judge Destry, is our concern. You should be ashamed of yourself! You and the rest of the other cut-throats Screaming bar complaint.
          You sound like children.
          Don’t give us a lesson in the 7 cannons, we know them and get your point. So then Mr. Attorney, if you saw a judge snorting cocaine and you posted the truth, your should be brought up in front of the bar and JQC?
          What Sean said was opinion and that was the ACLU argument. What Mr. McCray posted was an observation of alleged facts, Maybe a crime? You are actually obligated as officers of the court, to report such conduct. Seems Di-Petro’s JQC complaint is “On Hold?
          No wonder since she’s sucking David. Whenever a judge is in trouble, the Bogman is there.

          Are You so frustrated?

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      JOHNNY L. MCCRAY JR., ESQUIRE YOU INSPIRED US!
      So we took the liberty of making a campaign ad for judge Destry.
      Hope you find it amusing.
      We are not reporters like the main string media. We don’t care about “exclusives”. No rush to be first.. We want to memorialize and make people aware of the extent of the problem.
      We try to be more complete and detailed with info strictly about Judicial, Police, and Local & State Government agencies’ corruption. One of our motto’s is “Never Let Them Forget”.

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    Diversify your practices to other counties and actually support brave lawyers who run against bad judge. It’s not enough to speak or write about donate to these lawyers. We all know the moment you decide to run against a sitting judge the destruction of the attorney begin with various operatives etc.

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    Thank you, Johnny McCray.
    Jim Holmes in his prime was probably the best trial attorney in the history of south Florida. He could convince a jury of anything, and it truly pissed-off the gubment. When they indicted him, it was in Jacksonville. They knew they’d never convict him anywhere south of Lake Okeechobee.
    But my favorite Holmes story is U.S. v. Epstein. The one where Holmes made sure to put the defendant’s elderly parents close to the jury box, then kept referring to his client as “Mr and Mrs. Epsteins son.” All the while convincing the jury that his client had been framed and Ira the photographer had no clue that all those kilos of cocaine were in his camera cases and luggage. When the jury foreman announced the not guilty verdict, JudgeJose Gonzalez banged his fist on the bench and glared at the jury. Federal prosecutort Larana Snow looked at Holmes and said “You son of a bitch.”

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    Umm, wasn’t it decided that lawyers cannot impugn the integrity of judges?!

    Fla. lawyer John McCray wrote this and anyone can send in an anonymous Bar complaint bc of it:

    per McCray: “He is the most terrifying kind of judge—unpredictable, harsh, and wildly and inconsistently wielding his discretion. ”

    Uh Oh….I smell a Bar complaint

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      making false or reckless statements regarding the qualifications or integrity of a judge is what is prohibited, these are not false or reckless statements. Nor do they prejudice the administration of justice, when the Judge is up for re-election. No way the bar will touch this with a 10 foot pole.

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        Oops bad research there buddy you’re quoting defamation law.

        In FL Bar law, truth is not a defense. Attorneys are not permitted to impugn a judge’s integrity bottom-line … thanks for playing

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          I think they steer clear. If the matter is fully litigated what happens in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas (and by Vegas I mean the campaign trail). Potentially a nuclear bomb with statewide implication$.

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    It’s finally Friday! And it looks like ATurd’s fat fingers have been pounding away at the blog all day yesterday. Big loser. Here is your question of the day: How many hours of the day does fat ATurd spend on the blog?

    a) 24/7
    b) he spends 12 hours blogging, 11 eating and 1 with Miss ATurd
    c) 20 hours
    d) until Jack Seiler yells at him like his b*tch to stop blogging
    e) all of the above

    Winner gets to have dinner tonight with Miss ATurd – so be hungry.

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      Proud day for James Crow and anyone who enjoyed other places where the same failed leader was in charge for 40 years:

      – Cuba
      – Soviet Union
      – People’s Republic of North Korea

      Among other places. Four more years of Satz guarantees four more years of seeking the death penalty when most state attorneys would not; more wrongful convictions, both by DNA and otherwise, and more wink and nods to police brutality in non-election years when a grandstanding prosecution of an innocent cop helps get votes.

      Only in Broweird.

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    The Scum Sentinel has always supported the status quo judicial junkies. They never report the outragious behavior of these judges and provide cover for the powers that be. I’ve never been a believer in the poor reporting of that rag of a paper. Plus their reporters have to get everything cleared first and don’t do a good job at all in their investigative reporting. As a matter of fact, they don’t do any worthy investigative reporting at all worth mentioning. A horrible newspaper.

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    Ok, one more Jim Holmes story.
    He had a case where his client was some 30 year old guy who had consensual sex with a 16 year old. Her parents got wind of it and he was charged with all kinds of stuff. As the trial got closer, the state offered a deal for one count of lewd and lascivious with a minor. The state didn’t want the girl on the stand and was offering a pretty good deal. Jim’s client was inclined to take the deal, but was convinced not to. There was a hearing in Judge’s chambers. The judge could not understand why Jim kept telling his client not to take the deal. Jim told the judge that he wanted the jury to see the girl, and when they did, there was no way his guy was getting convicted. She was just that beautiful and looked all of 21. He said to the judge “You gotta see what this girl looks like.” The judge than said “I wanna see what she looks like.” The state attorney was not pleased and proceeded to offer a deal for one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, which Jim then advised his client to accept. The prosecutor knew that if he went to trial, Holmes was going to show the jury how incredibly beautiful and irresistible this girl was, that the sex was consensual, and the jury just wouldn’t be able to unanimously agree on anything. He was just that good.

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      No one could make this up! Fantastic story! I am grateful for the stories and I am betting that Jim is enjoying the memories as well.
      Thanks again, everyone!

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    Happy Saturday!! Don’t forget to vote this weekend! Here is your question of the day: Which person is more pissed at a fat ATurd right now?

    a) Russell Thompson, because ATurd spent $200,000 personal money only to come on last
    b) Jack Seiler, because ATurd broke his toliet and because his “Buddy” just blew him up for killing an old lady
    c) Howard Finkelstein, because of the attacks on Betsy Benson
    d) Buddy Nevins, because ATurd didn’t pay him the money he owed for past blog articles
    e) all of the above

    Winner gets to hang out at Fort Lauderdale Beach with Miss ATurd. She will be wearing a bikini.

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    Happy Saturday!! Here is your question of the day:

    What to call a lawyer that after 20 years of private practice still hasn’t developed a loyal and varied client base?

    a) Court appointed brown noser
    b) Misanthropic/Neurotic blowhard
    c) Casper Milquetoast tired of eating shit
    d) Your Honor
    e) All of the above

    Winner gets a cruise on a successful lawyer’s boat together with a Judge that’s a total boor who’s presiding over an important case soon.

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    Many people are talking about Destry having to testify in front of the JQC. Unnamed sources say a decision will be made soon as to probable cause.

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    Broward has always taken the worst and put it first. There’s no accountability. The entire Florida judiciary looks bad because of Broward. The game is rigged. The bozos pick their friends and family to join the big top. Ability is irrelevant. Then they act surprised when the poop hits the fan.

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    Appx 185,000 and the confidentiality of all JQC compliments can go directly to the ballot, Florida citizens can vote to amendment I think Article 12 section 5 or vice versa and remove confidentiality to all judicial compliants in which probable cause ia not found. Probable cause is foundvin less than 1% of complaints. A judge can have 50 similar complaints and nothing be done or even investigated. Judgs can be assigned va confidential number and all complaints cataloged cand available to public to read without identifying the judge coupled with name appropriate name redactions and/or aliases. This can be ready for 2018 ballot.

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    Did the attorney who lost on El Huevon and Mrs. Sprinkle move around some political signs to make it appear that a challenger to a sitting Judge used her sign to block the yard of the sitting Judge? Facebook makes for good fiction while passing the time away at early voting. Tough sell when the challenger wasn’t there and had no other yard signs on the premises except this perfectly placed offensive sign. Too bad you can’t ask the Judge’s spouse who was there, he was probably distracted by his glee over the Trump Rally taking place at the other side of the parking lot.

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    Anthony
    Frank Townsend
    Frank lee smith

    It’s not surprising that the Sun sentinel endorsed Satz but it’s disgraceful. Broward has an ugly criminal justice history. 40 years of that ugly history has been under the Satz regime. People should read the Herald because he sentinel is not a real newspaper. There’s no actual news in the Sun Sentinel.
    NATIONAL REPUTATION
    Broward, however, has attracted a national reputation for questionable confessions. DNA testing in 2000 and 2001 exonerated Townsend, whose confessions mostly involved Broward murders, and Frank Lee Smith, who had spent years on Death Row for a murder conviction built upon a purported confession. Smith died in prison.

    At least 38 false or questionable murder confessions have been thrown out by Broward County courts, rejected by juries or abandoned by police or prosecutors since 1990, The Herald has found.
    In the first comprehensive review of murder confessions in South Florida, The Herald found repeated examples of illegal interrogation, coercive questioning and flawed fact-checking. In at least six cases, innocent people languished in jail while likely killers escaped detection. Others exonerated…
    Anthony Caravella
    Frank Townsend
    Frank lee smith
    Broward County has an ugly history. 40 years under Satz. The Sun Sentinel just rubber stamps this ugly regime. Boycott it. Don’t read it. Not in print. Not online. Not at all!

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    Good morning everyone. Happy Sunday. Unfortunately the Olympics are now ending. I’m very sad. Please remember to get out and vote. Here is your question of the day: Where did Mr. ATurd and Miss ATurd meet and fall in love?

    a) Suno Wrestling
    b) Hot Dog Eating Contest
    c) Pie Eating Contest
    d) Weight Watchers
    e) None of the above

    Winners gets to brown nose Jack Seiler with ATurd watching.

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      Those are nice pictures. Campaigning sure looks like fun. Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone had to campaign every 6 years.

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    Gooooood morning!! It’s Monday all. I hope everyone had a super duper weekend!! I’m sad the Olymics is over. Brazil did an awesome job. Here is your question of the day: Where did Mr. and Miss ATurd go on their honeymoon?

    a) The Hershey Chocolate Factory
    b) Krispy Kreme donuts
    c) The Cheesecake Factory
    d) McDonalds
    e) None of the above

    Winner gets to go skinny-dipping with Mr. and Miss ATurd.

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      Considering that Turd is the size of a woolly mammoth, were would there be room in a pool to skinny dip with him?!?!

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    Anthony
    Frank Townsend
    Frank lee smith

    It’s not surprising that the Sun sentinel endorsed Satz but it’s disgraceful. Broward has an ugly criminal justice history. 40 years of that ugly history has been under the Satz regime. People should read the Herald because he sentinel is not a real newspaper. There’s no actual news in the Sun Sentinel.
    NATIONAL REPUTATION
    Broward, however, has attracted a national reputation for questionable confessions. DNA testing in 2000 and 2001 exonerated Townsend, whose confessions mostly involved Broward murders, and Frank Lee Smith, who had spent years on Death Row for a murder conviction built upon a purported confession. Smith died in prison.

    At least 38 false or questionable murder confessions have been thrown out by Broward County courts, rejected by juries or abandoned by police or prosecutors since 1990, The Herald has found.
    In the first comprehensive review of murder confessions in South Florida, The Herald found repeated examples of illegal interrogation, coercive questioning and flawed fact-checking. In at least six cases, innocent people languished in jail while likely killers escaped detection. Others exonerated…
    Anthony Caravella
    Frank Townsend
    Frank lee smith
    Broward County has an ugly history. 40 years under Satz. The Sun Sentinel just rubber stamps this ugly regime. Boycott it. Don’t read it. Not in print. Not online. Not at all!

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    2 quit last week.
    There’s no one left in the office. When people go to administration to give notice there’s no one in to resign to. Most Chiefs work 1-2 days a week.

    Most attorneys have 125-250 cases.
    Except the chosen few.
    Can you say ineffective?
    Yet there’s plenty of trainers, supervisors and freeloaders with no case loads. It’s the only office in the state with such an honor.

    No one cares.
    No one cares.
    No one cares.
    So when you come in to resign next week don’t expect a live person.
    Phone or e mail it in.
    No one cares.

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    A previous comment by attorney McCarthy inspired us to make a video for Judge Mathew Destrys’ campaign.
    We think all the defense attorneys will like it.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wQg8MVwL2Q

    We are not reporters like the main string media. We don’t care about “exclusives”. No rush to be first.. We want to memorialize and make people aware of the extent of the problem.
    We try to be more complete and detailed with info strictly about Judicial, Police, and Local & State Government agencies’ corruption. One of our motto’s is “Never Let Them Forget”.
    We’re new, only four months old. We didn’t realize when we started the enormous amount of information we would have to deal with.
    Oh well, now we’re committed. and maybe should be as well.

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      The ‘main string’ media?! wtf is that?

      And who is “previous comment by attorney McCarthy”….you sound like a genuine loser

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        Previous comment by attorney McCarthy was a comment posted earlier by an attorney. (see Previous comments above).
        Could get him in trouble with the JQC
        Oh you never made a spelling error. (mainstream)
        Don’t rely on spell checkers.
        Name calling shows who the REAL loser is.
        Also shows your limited intelligence.
        If you don’t know that previous comment you must not follow this blog.
        Maybe comic books are more your style
        That’s how you to intelligently insult someone.
        Did you see the video?

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    I think Ms. PRitcher is without a doubt more qualified than her opponent. I hate to say it ,but she really has it together and she’s got my vote.

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    Good morning everyone. Happy Tuesday. It’s our second day without the Olympics. Enjoy your week everyone. Here’s your question of the day: After the elections are over, what will ATurd do to make money since he’s such a giant loser?

    a) clean Jack Seiler’s toliet
    b) wash Jack Seiler’s car
    c) clean Jack Seiler’s house
    d) hold Jack Seiler’s breifcase
    e) all of the above

    Winner gets to split a Philly Cheesesteak with Miss ATurd.

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    I work in the courthouse and I have to say Phyllis PRitcher has always been wonderful polite and obviously very efficient and she actually took care of one of my relatives and did a beautiful job in court I think she’s highly qualified and I am voting for her for sure!

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