ENTER BACDL …

BACDL has joined Howard Finkelstein’s call to remove Mardi Levey Cohen from the criminal bench.

NBC 6 originally broke the story back on May 1st, in a report titled Public Defender Wants ‘Bully’ Broward Judge Removed.

On June 16th, BACDL President Huda Ajlani-Macri authored this strongly worded letter to Jack Tuter, urging the incoming chief judge to reassign Levey Cohen, and to review audio tapes, transcripts, and witness affidavits of her alleged disrespectful judicial behavior. Meanwhile, sources have defended Levey Cohen since the NBC story originally aired, claiming the courtroom tapes have been improperly cherry-picked and taken out of context.

In any event, it may all be a moot point.  Whatever the impetus, Levey-Cohen has been rumored to be leaving in July for a civil division since the NBC story came out.

Definitely a wait and see …

COMING SOONTHO Tribulations …

227 thoughts on “ENTER BACDL …”

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    IDEAS
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    Shawn Carter
    Jun 16, 2017
    Carter, known as Jay Z, is a lauded recording artist, philanthropist and father
    Seventeen years ago I made a song, “Guilty Until Proven Innocent.” I flipped the Latin phrase that is considered the bedrock principle of our criminal justice system, ei incumbit probatio qui dicit (the burden of proof is on the one who declares, not on one who denies). If you’re from neighborhoods like the Brooklyn one I grew up in, if you’re unable to afford a private attorney, then you can be disappeared into our jail system simply because you can’t afford bail. Millions of people are separated from their families for months at a time — not because they are convicted of committing a crime, but because they are accused of committing a crime.
    Scholars like Ruthie Gilmore, filmmakers like Ava Duvernay, and formerly incarcerated people like Glenn Martin have all done work to expose the many injustices of the industry of our prison system. Gilmore’s pioneering book, The Golden Gulag, Duvernay’s documentary 13th and Martin’s campaign to close Rikers focus on the socioeconomic, constitutional and racially driven practices and polices that make the U.S. the most incarcerated nation in the world.

    http://time.com/4821547/jay-z-racism-bail-bonds/?xid=homepage

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      Tooty will know just what to do with The Fink’s request. It’ll already been tossed in the toilet with a red X drawn thru it! Lol

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    The transcript in the letter from BACDL is not boring. That’s for sure.

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      Is the Fink behind all this or is Ahearn? Sounds like they may be trying to test the new CJ. BACDL- Bwhaaaaa— no one cares what those minions have to say. sad!

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      Howard’s out of gas and grasping at straws now. Duffy showed him the door. Ask Howard about the emperor’s new clothes.

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    Give me something that approaches competence and not these newby bimbo twits from the PD and maybe I’d develop some patience. They don’t call me Jingleschmit for nothin.
    As far as BACDL: Huda who ?

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    Do you think after Tudor crumbled up this letter he tried to get it is his trash can beyond the three point line or did he dunk it?

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    I’ll take McCarthy for Haury and a player to be named later so long as Robinson and LeveyCohen are off the roster anyday.

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      Exactly!

      Considering how well the Hispanic Bar and Howard did with Duffy, no doubt Tutor is concerned. Lol

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    THIS IS THE BEST FINKELSTEIN CAN COME UP WITH
    PUBLISH THE TRANSCRIPT
    HOWARD’S TUG BOAT SOUNDS LIKE ITS RUN OUT OF STEAM
    AS FAR AS BACDL IS CONCERNED, BROWARD JUDGES VIEW THEM AS CHUMPS WHOSE ONLY PURPOSE IS TO PASS THE PLATE WHEN THEY HAVE TO CAMPAIGN TO HEAP MORE ABUSE ON THE TINKERS

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    Buckle up because anyone thinking things were bad under Finkelstein lieutenants Weinstein and Tobin hasn’t seen nothing like its going to be with Private First Class Tuter.

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    Jack, Leave all this to Whiney as his parting gift to the Public Defenders Office and that prestigious group of numb nuts known as bacdl. He’ll know just what to do. He’s already using your letter to wrap his doughnuts.

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      That is claudia Robinson at south satellite. I.e. The Aturd scandal. Not LeveyCohen at central. Get your judges straight.

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    Mardi needs to be run against. When is the airhead up ? Everybody knew it would go to her fat head. Frankly I’m surprised it’s taken this long. If she can’t act professionally then she needs to go.
    Any judge associated with Aturd is suspect. How does she get away with giving that Turd all those mediations ? In return for what ?

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    Rumor has it that he working with fat shit ATurd. That’s good to know, because I have a candidate that wants to run and now we finally found a spot for her.

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      Kollra made a big mistake by hiring the ATurd. He’s got a stupid name that sounds like a contagious disease. Now he’s gonna draw opposition and go back to landlord-tenant legal work. That really sucks.

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        Anyone can beat Kollra. He will raise no money. He has no money. He won’t work that hard in election. Run against this guy and become a circuit court judge!

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          Ernie Kollra is a true gentleman with a hard work ethic. He has many connections and is beloved. We know who is making these bogus threats. It is a grievable offense to be making threats against a judge. Your bar license is on the line you evil creep. We are tired of you threatening lawyers and judges.

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          You are barking up the wrong tree on this blog by threatening Judge Kollra. For all the crappy Judges we have to deal with in Criminal, Judge Kollra is always reasonable and a pleasure to deal with.

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    BACDL HAS ALWAYS BEEN WORTHLESS. WHEN WE START DOING THE RIGHT THING TO OUST THESE EQUALLY AS WORTHLESS BROWARD JUDGES, PIGS WILL LEARN TO FLY

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    RUN AGAINST EVERY BROWARD JUDGE 2018

    MORE RACES = MORE CONFUSING

    THE OLD CONDO QUACKS WON’T KNOW WHO THEY’RE VOTING FOR IF HELP ME HOWARD DOESN’T TELL THEM

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    Levy Cohen’s always been a nightmare, but Broward judges stick together like pigs in a sty. She should be made an example of. I’m not sure this is the way to do it though. They just move them around until it blows over and then they’re back like a bad cold.

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      Judge Richards was a great guy. I love to see him run in this race. It would be great to have him circuit court.

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        Not a chance. Richards is running against Lou Schiff. It’s the worst kept secret in politics. It has something to do with Jill Levy and her very rich husband being upset.

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      Then we’ll have somebody like Steinschmaltz throw in her name in at the eleventh hour. Right now she’s sleeping one off after getting the shaft at regional council and now is over at legal aid. She’s slid down the ladder but still dreaming about being a Broward judge.
      Watch the smootchers crawl out of the woodwork. Then you’ve got the race for PD where all the lizards haven’t even surfaced yet. It’s going to be a veritable barf fest. Watch for it.

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          I’d give u the finger DB but I’m too refined. I’ll be back to run and bring some much needed order to the Broward bench. Just u wait.

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      It’s the latest game. Haven’t you heard? Bring a disorganized and often overturned Judge out of Criminal until they get past an election then send them back to the farm team. Tuter plays hardball man.

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    THE CHIEF JUDGE OF THE 17TH CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IS JUDGE PETER WEINSTEIN

    OFFICIAL LETTERS ADDRESSED TO JUDGE TUTER HAVE NO BEARING

    JUDGE WEINSTEIN IS STILL IN CHARGE

    SHOW JUDGE WEINSTEIN THE RESPECT HE DESERVES

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        Neither Tuter or Weinstein care about what Howard Finkelstein or BACDL has to say about one of their sloppy judges. This is the Broward Judiciary we’re talking about where the sloppy rule and get away with almost anything.
        Until some courage is shown and you run against these judges like was done to Destry and knock them to the curb, expect more of the shell game.

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    I’m not really nasty. I’ve just been in a very bad mood ever since I became a Broward Judge. The money and perks are great, but the PD bimbos I have to deal with are worse than their clients!

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        It’s hard to sleep with this cuff on my leg … being a judge in Broward was one of the biggest privileges of my life. I guess they didn’t fall for it this time.

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              All Broward judges should be required to blow before taking the bench. Most of them blow already.

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            Pictures are worth a thousand words! Hysterical stuff. If these bimbos worked as hard as they drink, judges in Broward Courts wouldn’t be so backlogged.

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    Of course some Broward judges are too whacked to drive after running into cop cars and guard gates after campaigning all night but they insist they are cognizant enough to preside over a case.
    Sleep driving is how it was coined by Judge Rosenthal. This poppy rode it until the horse died.

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    But the Rehab Princess gets the boobie prize for running into another car with injuries on her way home from rehab with a fifth rollin around in the front seat after showing up to the bench previously while drunk and having been given another chance by the Supreams.
    Got to hand it to her. Judge Polack is at least consistent.

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      Stalking parties I’m not invited to to spy on my prosecutor of the week is one of my favorite pastimes. I barely bumped that car! Lol

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        At least they let me keep my pension. But I can’t hold public office and I don’t remember where I put my bar card.

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          Who would have thought the JQC would go after my phone records !
          I just wanted to see what was going on at the party that I wasn’t invited to and find out why…

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      I’m pursuing my new responsibilities of dumpster diving at The Pompano Fashion square now. It’s a lot more rewarding than managing all those drugged up judges in Broward.
      It’s really amazing some of the stuff that people throw away.

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    Don’t think it’s funny. Nor does it instill confidence in the integrity of the judicial system when read a transcript of judge calling a defendant (who is about to plea no less) in “the people’s court” an idiot. Or stating that today is stupid day. That it was out of context or “cherry picking” defense is ridiculous.
    But there some funny Posts on this thread. Including that where dinosaurs roam one. I laughed at the funny ones. Til I saw the picture of Aleman. Then I was sad. I realized this courthouse has been miserable for decades.

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    Show me some mercy!
    And they call it public service. Broward judges are the laughingstock of the state.

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        The Honorable Howard Berman, resigned before removal for seriously sexually harassing courthouse personnel in WPB

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    It’s time we have a Chief Judge that reins in these jackals instead of moving them around to different divisions in order to protect them from challengers. Weinstein’s been utterly worthless.
    The twenty five plus year tenure of Moron Ross as Chief Judge in Broward contributed to a whole host of politically corrupt and arrogant, stupid and blowhard judges who obviously had to turn to booze to numb the pain of their conscience. I’d almost forgot just how many really bad judges we’ve had in Broward.

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    I don’t forget that I owe everything to Howard Finkelstein for his oh so sweet letter to Scott for my appointment. I’ve got three years to make it up to him.

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    591 F.Supp.2d 1350 (2008)
    Jay S. SPECHLER, Plaintiff, v. Victor TOBIN, Defendant.
    FEDERICO A. MORENO, District Judge.

    “For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining is to let it rain.” Rather than heed Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s famous words, Plaintiff, former Broward County Judge Jay Spechler resigned his judgeship one business day after receiving a letter from Chief Judge Victor Tobin. The letter, which forms the crux of Plaintiff’s complaint under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, reassigned Plaintiff to work on a civil traffic docket and indicates that Plaintiff should not return to the central courthouse without permission. See Exh. A (the reassignment letter). The alleged reason for Plaintiff’s resignation—the docket to which he was assigned did not exist on the day he received the reassignment letter. See Exh. B (the resignation letter).

    Chief Judge Tobin has moved to dismiss this suit asserting qualified immunity. Because the Court agrees that Chief Judge Tobin was acting within his discretion as the Chief Judge in reassigning former Judge Spechler to a separate division, the Court grants him qualified immunity. Moreover, the Court also finds that Plaintiff lacks standing. By resigning and failing to pursue a remedy in the Florida courts to redress his reassignment, Plaintiff cannot establish that Defendant’s actions are “causally connected” to the injuries claimed. Having found Chief Judge Tobin acted within his discretion, the Court also finds sovereign immunity bars the Plaintiff’s state law claims

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      Ole Soul Glow ain’t quite coming up the winner in a lot of things since he was told he was going to traffic tickets instead of being Ross’ go fetch it boy.
      All these squeezers should be rotated on a yearly basis.
      He quit. He wants it back. He’s defeated in that effort.
      Now he just wants to remain relevant with a grudge.
      Better stick to trying to make art instead. Maybe he’ll be more successful. But it doesn’t look like it.
      He’d be better known as Soul Blow. LOL

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    Many defendants have no respect for the system because they feel the system has no respect for them and its all weighted against them. Trash talking Judges reinforce this belief and compound all of the negative issues already existent in the system. Judges are supposed to set the example. They often are the problem and because they are hardly ever held accountable everything suffers. Enough is enough. They don’t respond to anything but being run against. It keeps them in line.

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    Priceless: The look on the court reporter’s face when Ken Padowitz said “If she didn’t spit, you must acquit!”

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      Is Marina using her hands to show Carlos the size of Mr. Wood and explaining why she keeps his name despite beig married to him?

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        By the look on Carlos’ face, the is exactly what Marina is doing. Don’t sweat it Carlos, it’s ok to be stubby when you are chubby and rich.

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    We have a comic genius here. The photo comments and captions are brilliantly hilarious. Someone is on a tear.

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    One can’t help but come to the conclusion that 90 percent of the Broward Judiciary is filled with some very strange people.

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    I’m was just trying to introduce a little color into my courtroom … I didn’t know there was a dress code.

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    I used to work in a bakery when I was young. That’s why I crave donuts. I always wash my hands at least 10 times a day.

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      Wow, talk about “Lizards” !!!

      That guy looks like he’s about ready to shed a layer off like an elderly snake

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    Things used to be a lot more orderly among we judges in Broward when I was around … we didn’t have these floozies taking their pants off and falling down drunk or zapped up on pills.

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      Yeah. They knew their place back then ! LOL
      GREAT PICS !!!
      There’s sure been a spate of crackpot judges in Broward. Makes you wonder what these jokers have to go home to. Desperate people.

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      We’ve got nothing but small time political opportunism at work now. The spirit of justice and fairness takes a back seat to campaign contributions and judges who will do anything to stay at the public trough. Look around.

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        Remember picking a jury with Judge Futch, back then he shuffled index cards with the venire & then announced names to come up. Misd. court judges were chosen on new cases by a wooden box filled with different colored balls, little door opened, ball rolled out & that was your judge. There was a “beeper” on your belt.

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    I’M TWITTER GIRL

    YOU ARE A BUNCH OF LOW PAID STUPID LAWYERS

    DON’T TALK ABOUT ME OR MIKE WILL SCREW YOU OVER

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        Everyone over 3 years at the SAO making less than 70 K (i.e. Everyone 3-15 years in) who tries cases puts in notice at the same time. Then the defense bar drops speedy demands on about 100 murders, shootings, kidnap &child molestations in a 48 hour timeframe.

        We’ll all be heroes.

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              And she does not have a law degree. Neither does ishoy who makes over 100K. so 180K they could use to get good trial lawyers to stay in trial heavy units instead of sending 3 year attorneys to try death cases. I hope Teresa is taking notes.

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          She is in his office for hours during the day; I wonder if he wants her in Homicide, that way he can try more cases with her – this is a major liability waiting to blow up.

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    They call me Uncle Fester for short. And, yes, I’m the Sun Sentinel’s top choice for Circuit. Some just say I’m choice.

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    The problem with most of the judges in Broward is they just get burned out. Why the chief judge can’t figure this out and rotate them is beyond me. And I mean rotated, not just moved to another division to protect them from being run against.

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    Call me Babs for short. Can you tell I run Mental Health Court? I’m one of the good judges. It’s been suggested I run one for my fellow judges.

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    Hanging out with kids instead of trying cases is the best. Plus the kids actually believe its impressive being a County Judge.

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        Fuck you. Nobody’s wings got clipped. He was a phenomenal trial attorney at the PD’s office and he’s a teriffic judge. Eat shit and die.

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    If he’s sincere about waste management being important as he says in the video then he’s perfect for Pd.

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    Broward judges are going to fall in line or I’m going to do some drastic budget cutting ! That should get their attention.

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          Typical highjink from the male with small penis and no oral game. Can’t please a woman so they attack.

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          I could pick Teresa out of a line up easy. She’s got that squawking come hither look that you just can’t forget once you’ve exposed to it like fingernails on a chalkboard.

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    Attorney Teresa Williams and Allison Kelliher,
    (Defense Lawyers), are “in fact”, according to court records, Confidential Informants.

    They integrate they’re business model to accommodate LE by cobbling together false flag attacks. Similar to The rise of The Third Reich, they create the platforms for evil to grow.

    Couple that with FL Bar membership, and the only end result that can be harvest, is The Fifth Column, Third Reich…..

    Historical example.
    ” The presiding judge was Judge Dr. Wilhelm Bürger of the Fourth Criminal Court of the Fourth Penal Chamber of the Supreme Court. The accused were charged with arson and with attempting to overthrow the government” .

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reichstag_fire

    Be careful of these two. History does repeat…..

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