“Forman doesn’t have the financial wherewithal”

*UPDATE* –  SS: Broward Clerk of Courts Brenda Forman is under criminal investigation

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Brenda is in over her head, and her courtroom shenanigans against former husband Howard Forman and JAABLOG aren’t making things any better.

At issue now is Amendment 10, which puts Brenda in charge of overseeing Broward County’s finances, among other things.

According to yesterday’s Sun Sentinel Editorial:

” … (T)he amendment makes the clerk of courts the “custodian of all county funds,” work long handled by the county administrator, who reports to county commissioners. Under today’s structure, Broward boasts a AAA bond rating.

The amendment contains one important caveat, however. It says the clerk will become the custodian of county funds, unless otherwise provided by county charter or special law.

House Bill 1183 is the Broward delegation’s attempt to create that special law and keep Forman from overseeing the county’s finances. Given her lack of qualifications for the job, it is a worthy effort.”

The editorial goes on to chronicle Brenda’s credibility destroying missteps, in addition to speaking of her general lack of qualifications.  Unfortunately, the Editorial Board was likely not aware of recent Brenda v. Blog developments regarding the Miami-Dade SAO accepting an Executive Assignment concerning Broward’s Clerk of Courts, otherwise the article could have been spicier.

From an email sent last week by Paula McMahon, Broward SAO’s public information officer:

” … (O)ur office sent Gov. Ron DeSantis’s office a request for an executive assignment on your complaint. The Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office accepted the executive assignment this afternoon.”

That’s all we know at this point, but will update with any developments.  Stay tuned until 2020, as it’s All About Brenda

291 thoughts on ““Forman doesn’t have the financial wherewithal””

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    BRENDA IS NOT ONLY UNQUESTIONABLY UNQUALIFIED TO BE CLERK, SHE’S OBVIOUSLY GOT SOME BIG PROBLEMS ON THE HORIZON IN 2020.
    I WOULDNT HIRE HER TO CLEAN MY TOILET LET ALONE MANAGE THE FINANCES OF BROWARD COUNTY.
    WHAT AN UNMITIGATED JOKE EVEN BY BROWARD STANDARDS.

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      We can add Judge Fahnestock along with the clerk. What kind of Judge takes children who have lived with their mother ONLY their ENTIRE Lives, over a decade, in a safe and healthy environment to give to a complete stranger who has abused the children and concealed his address because he sells drugs?!?!?! She is disgusting!!!!!!!! We need competent judges who are going to follow the law and find the childrens best interest not judges who rip childrens mother and safe environment. Children have rights, dont let incompetent judges take it away!!!!

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        Judge Fahnestock puts children in danger all the time. She does not care about children. I feel sorry for her own children, it shows what kind of mother she is.

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    Broward deserves it. Let her run the county into the ground. The condos put trash in the elected offices. Let it burn.

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    She doesnt have the wherewithal to be clerk. One trip to the clerk’s office will show you that. The idea of letting this dimwit control billions of dollars will most likely result int the same kind of disaster she’s turned the clerk’s office onto.

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    Think of all the wonderful investment opportunities BrenBren could get us into. An exclusive leopard print dress emporium on Rodeo Drive? A bluetooth surveillance camera jamming device start up?

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        Broward’s Ass Coddling Defense Lawyers.

        “We don’t really do much. But if you’re a judge in need of a brown nosey trophy, we got you.”

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    This entire episode with Clerk of Courts Brenda Forman from beginning to end promises to be a real page turner. It could only happen when you have an uneducated voting public mixed with an overmedicated geriatric population who can’t remember what they had for breakfast that determines policy in Broward.
    From Ms. Forman’s past responses, she’s no more fit to manage the County’s finances than she is to be Clerk.

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      WHO WILL DO AN AUDIT OF COUNTY FINANCES THAT SHE CONTROLS?

      SHE HAD PERSONAL PROBLEMS IN THE PAST WITH HER FINANCES

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      I couldn’t have said it better myself! She has no clue how to manage an office of that size. She wasn’t even a good docket clerk! The Broward County voter has been let down, including the brain-dead voter and the poorly paid employees have certainly been let down by her deceit and empty promises. A psych evaluation is certainly in order in this case.

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      This time its Gov Ron “The Hook” Desantis’s screen.
      Get rid of her already. Put her on the scrap heap with Israel, Snipes and Oliphant. Broward deserves better.

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        You gotta realize when the gig is up
        Broward has enough political buffoons
        One less is a step in the right direction
        Don’t put her in charge of the cash register

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    Too bad for Forman she worked for Mike Satz. Now she doesn’t get the benefit of Farmer Mike planting her case six feet under. Miami could care less about Broward politics or who her friends are. This could be big trouble for her.

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          You gotta be imaginative when you’re a Broward Judge.
          Playing golf is a lot more fun than screwing around on the bench.

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        Now listen, whoever comes to you with this Barzini meeting, she’s the traitor and next Clerk of Court

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    Way to go Jack. I told you not to take too many pictures with her. They don’t give awards like mine for not listening

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    This is the shovel I used to bury the 17th’s last shred of dignity but now I’m using it to clean up the mess I made

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    At least she never got my Precious Bodily Fluids.
    Can you imagine if she had me in the family division for the next 20 years?

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      Please Gov., Hurry.
      I think she’s going to have Sharron Bock set up a false scribes notary unit here in the 17th.

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    READY TO HIT THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL IN 2020
    BROWARD DESERVES A GOOD CLERK OF COURTS

    WHAT CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION ?

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    My sister beat Lieberman when the establishment turned on her and now I’m going to do the same to Forman

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      ITS ALOT EASIER TO MAKE UP LAME EXCUSES FOR ERRANT BEHAVIOR OF BROWARD JUDGES
      BESIDES, I NEED THEIR VOTES TO REMAIN CHIEF JUDGE

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    Haters going to hate but if Clerk Forman gets removed who else could run the office? Plus the Diaz campaign team is formidable; if she’s appointed she could win. Plus again her husband is a well respected Judge that has a lead role with Chief Judge Tuter. There is symbiosis there. Less disruptive if there’s a change. See it, there are good reasons not to look outside the office for replacement if its necessary.

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      “Diaz campaign team is formidable”

      LOL

      Beating Randy Goodis, Roshawn Banks and Mike Heise, talk about touting wins over the Washington Generals.

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    Hope she’s smarter than Blunt Bob. He cant seem to make anything stick with his petty Bar complaints!

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    Is it me, or would it be a giant step forward for Broward County if certain members of the judiciary retired already?

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    Restore honor and integrity to the Clerk of Court

    Vote RICHARD BRIAN KAPLAN for Clerk – ensuring liberty and clerk stuff for all.

    Friends, we need to bring the clerk’s office into the 20th century. If elected, I promise to set up a clerks office website with case file access and to start a procedure to allow attorneys to file pleadings ELECTRONICALLY. No more filing written pleadings at the courthouse! Call me radical, but we should have these things.

    Unlike our current clerk, I, RICHARD BRIAN KAPLAN, actually have a college degree. And I finished near the top of the bottom fifth of my law school class.

    As Civil Litigation DIRECTOR of the OCCRC I have real management experience. Plus, I was once assistant city MANAGER in Sour Cherry, New Jersey were my duties included WASTE MANAGEMENT oversight (emptying trash baskets three times weekly), material acquisition and budgeting (I was in charge of the coffee fund) and served hot coffee to the CITY MANAGER.

    This time I can’t lose. VOTE KAPLAN for CLERK!

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    Our case is last. I want you to get up there and say you’re sorrier than you’ve ever been in your life. While you’re doing that I’m going to run to my car and get a good long headstart before you can get to your car and start driving

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    If you ask me, Bob Diaz has never particularly distinguished himself at anything. More like embarrassed himself more times than I can remember. That’s most probably why at the end of his career he’s still a County Clown.
    He’s not alone among Broward Judges, but rates right up there at the top of poorly performing judges.

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      I don’t know but being a JQC convicted & suspended Judge would make most people think twice about trying for a better job.

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        Not so fast – I had a much worse record and I tried for a better job.

        Domestic violence restraining orders, being reprimanded and then fired for dishonesty and incompetence, total failure in private practice, being sued for child support, history of drug and alcohol abuse, the list goes on and on.

        It almost worked. The name game almost got me the brass ring. I’ll be back. You all laughed at me. When I win next time, no one will be laughing.

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    If you just take me up to my Chambers I have something in there that will counteract this and make everything ok

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    I see black birds making clicking sounds flying over my head and a silver tipped snake that’s making the voices in my head even louder than usual

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    However the only way my predecessor Judge Ross and I are alike is that I have never seen the blog in my life nor have I ever read anything accurate on it

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      Bitch better be using her own coin to pay those lawyers.
      But I’m sure we’re picking up the tab for her fight to be in control of the County purse.

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      Thought Dian was he secretary. She doesnt do much else. The Clerk’s Office is an inefficient mess. Both need to be tossed out on their butts.

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    Government Cheesers. Can’t get enough of that sweet yellow stuff. Work is for suckers. All rise. Here comes the Cheesiest.

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    Money isn’t everything. The Judges I know can take their kids to school. They’re usually home by 5:00 for quality time and dinner. That’s better than money.

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        A retired Judge named Holmes. She’s not missed. Her legacy will be remembered by many as being Ken Jenne and Ana Gardiner’s loyal friend. One went to prison and the other one got taken off the bench and disbarred after pooping on the public trust.

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          How many days until she comes back as a Sr?
          She can’t live without the fakers telling her she’s great.
          She’s so mediocre.
          6, 7 months, tops?

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                  President Holmes should be Commander in Chief of the entire world and outer space. The entire universe. In the history of the world, there is no smarter person. There is no one with a better command of intellectual issues. The smartest person in history. Do not undersell her. Do not cause her to wait for you, for a split second or a minute. She is the Queen of all Kings and Queens. She is glorious. She is manna from Heaven. She is better than all other human beings.

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          I watched the television interview. I’m glad she’s doing The Lord’s work now. I think, how difficult must it have been before? Sitting as the punisher, in a flawed system where the poorest people are given the largest doses? Sitting as the punisher, where minorities are given the brunt? I pray all can find The Lord’s path someday. To seek His soothing and live as He would.

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      Holmes never stopped praising herself. Her act got old real fast. She could have set such a good example but she let it go to her head instead. Don’t miss her big mouth at all.
      As far as Brenda Forman: Dump her in the nearest waste can where she belongs. She’s messed up the clerks office so badly its going to take an army of competent people to clean it up. Daiz’ wife should be fired too. She’s no better.

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      DONT MISS MY SHOW AT THE SUNRISE FLEA MARKET ON WEEKENDS
      NOW THAT IM OFF THE BROWARD BENCH, ITS ONLY GOING TO BETTER WITH NEW ROUTINES

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      No worries, just come up to The 15th Circuit and we’ll forge the legal instruments with our notary stamps. 🙂
      Just one of our state issued rubber stamps with The Great Seal of Florida is used by our pay for plays frauds daily.

      Please try us out, and the first fraud is free of charge.
      And we’ll even redact the headers on the police reports. on the cuff and below the radars.

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    Next time I’m going to say Bill Gelin soiled my bed and Howard is the one stalking me so people will believe it

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      We saw him soil her bed, and stalking her while pouring bleach on her and saying this is MAGA county.

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    All the Black people in my office that hate my guts are going to vote for Howard because they’re racists too

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    All the Black people in my office that hate my guts are going to vote for Howard because they’re racists tooo

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    Gordo, be smart (something new for you). Don’t show up at BACDL awards dinner. It will be embarrassing for you. You are going to come in 4th place (if no one else gets in the race). You have no chance. You are now and always have been a loser. You can’t get donations, you can’t win votes in your own office, people hate you, and Little Daddy is leaving the office soon. Be smart, Gordo, stay home. Everyone will be laughing at you while paying lots of attention to your opponents if you show. Promise.

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      CREAM OF PUSSY SOUP
      APPETIZER, DEEP FRIED COWARDLY LION WHISKERS
      ENTREE, PHONY BALONEY STUFFED WITH SAUTEED KLAN HAT
      VEGETABLE, BENEDICT ARNOLD’ S FAMOUS GRILLED SQUISH
      DESSERT, CREAM PUFFS
      DRINKS,BUCKETS OF O’DOULS GARNISHED WITH MARASCHINO CHERRIES

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        Sounds delish! Throw in a gaggle of geezers telling war stories about when the profession supposedly didn’t suck balls and I will be there!

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        BROKE ASS COWARD DEFENSE LAWYERS

        BACDL

        LAYING THE GROUNDWORK FOR A GOVERNMENT PAY RAISE SALARY AND PENSION OF THEIR OWN SOMEDAY

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      So Gordo is almost tapped out on donations and various opinions of those in the know rumor he’s not doing so well on the campaign trail either.
      Does this spell trouble for those still on the cool aid or did that stuff lose its potency a long time ago ?

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    Why don’t you take some cases for a change and relieve the pressure on the rest of us ?

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    Whenever I’m going on television and I want to look really really really smart, I always suck on a lemon right before the little light on the camera goes on. This is one of the many gems of advice that Howie has given to me. Another one was to run for PD when he retires and I will be able to easily ride into office on his little-bitty coattails. He is a super-swell boss!

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      SO MUCH FOR LOOKING ALL MAGNANIMOUS IN MY PLAN TO LEAVE MY OFFICE TO A MINORITY WITHOUT THINKING IT THRU
      COULD GORDO HAVE BEEN THE THE WRONG CHOICE ?

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    Keep voting for democrats and you will always get nothing but crap. You stupid idiots that vote for democrats get what you deserve…. CRAP.

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    I hear Ruby is tearing him up on the campaign trail. She’s a much better speaker and is actually not afraid to enter a courtroom, or to try cases. Weeks doesnt even have the support of his own office. Weeks has lost the momentum Lit’l Howie was counting on to sweep him into the office of the PD. Lynch is doing the rest. Gordon is done already.

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      So nasty though, the way she talks trash about the other candidates.

      I guess that is all she can do since she has not much she can say about herself.

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      Yo Bro, Mickey D’s and Gov. are The (D’s) Plantations.
      Switch 2 (R) and win on The Patriot Platforms.
      Surface, and surface Bigger and Better….
      Be a bad ass for Justice and Country.
      DO IT… We’ll back you.
      These people need a mind fuck, and we need a leader.

      If you switch, I’ll get you a lunch date with Candice Owens.

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    Hey, at least it keeps me from having to hide out in my office …
    Being stupid and lazy I’m still putting my best foot forward.

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      We really need good examples in these offices.
      Here’s true talent and honor for the Public Defenders Office.

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        Hey Gordo,
        This is my all time favorite.
        The man was self educated, and had the spirt you need.

        Switch 2 (R), and save The World…. WWG1WGA.

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      There is no gambling pool (that would be illegal). Though there’s high probability a drunk or drugged up Judge will drive their Hyundai into an actual pool or canal.

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    Its about time things get cleaned up around here. Can they do anything else about Crooked Broward Judges or will they continue to get a free ride and a free pass ?

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      I thought judges controlled the courtroom. I guess I was wrong. Now I know it’s BSO. Goodbye Constitution it was nice knowing you.

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        Satzie and Finkelstein have been running the show since Ross turned chicken and fled the roost. I guess Big Tony wants a seat at the big boy table too.

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    Dear Chief Justice I am requesting an emergency disbursement to purchase shoe trees. Given the fact BSO no longer follows our orders we are donating our used Florsheim and Payless loafers to be prescreened for trial purposes and require the shoe trees to ensure the shoes don’t further disintegrate while awaiting use

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      We know the struggle ? LOL. Really Gordon ?
      For a bunch of PD supervisors who do next to nothin and are reaping big bucks while everybody else is carrying the massive load of cases, he sure lives in a land of make believe.
      Gordon has done nothin but run from a caseload for years along with the rest of the PD supervisors.

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    Other candidates been on this trail for a month and they have as much $$ in their Div of Elections accounts as you’ve been able to scrape together since 2017.

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      I dont know what you’re talking about. I may have waived at him once in the hallway. Oh, you’ve got my phone records?

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    Poor old Brenda has broken the primary rule of lousy Broward Politicians and Judges by not doing their jobs and keeping their heads down and out of the media. She’s overstepped her very limited talents and educational level and its becoming widely known. And I’m not talking about the way she got the job by greasing her former husband and former clerk either. Like so many local political punks including Broward’s judges, she’s let her mouth lead the way instead of using her brains.
    I’m convinced she’s going to lose her bid to remain clerk in 2020. The only question that sticks out is how much more damage she and her clerk buddies can do until then to a clerk’s office that’s already severely compromised and in a state of chaos.
    It doesnt surprise me in view of her past actions that she’s way over her head and still trying to grab more before the mud hits the fan and she’s out on the street without a job.
    She’s done everything she could possibly do including listening to the wrong people to insure her defeat at the polls and continued posture as just another Broward Buffoon lost in a battle that is going south for her and her brainless buddies.
    Broward’s Clerk’s Office continues to be poorly run by a clerk who’s baggage train is getting longer and hopelessly complicated by her own actions.

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      I am embarrassed to be associated with an office run by the likes of her. I was so proud of it before even though it wasn’t perfect. Former employees gave the office their best and tried so hard.

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    Looks like Gordo was too important to help out at the easter egg hunt. No problem. Ruby was there to help.

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      Dam, ruby, still with mudslinging? Behaving like a little baby hasn’t gone unnoticed

      Anyway, you and him are the 2 bottom tier candidates in that election – really doesn’t matter how many eggs you find.

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        Ruby is a PD twit with a entitlement problem. She’s smarter and a harder worker than Gordon Weeks, but she’s a pop squeeze without much talent destined to lose the race to Lynch. Gordon has already lost, just doesn’t know it yet.

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          Lynch: “oh I’ll be taking a pay cut if I win PD” What arrogant fuck says that? Apparently, someone who needs the money and can’t save it.

          So I see this invite to go to a fundraiser for Lynch..a fundraiser?! If the guy was a judge for 33 years making 160k a year shouldn’t he have at least packed some away?! Why is he asking people for money?

          ” oh don’t pay attention to the news story exposing me as the worst sentencer of black people instead focus on the fact I am into Watersports ! “

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            DIVORCE
            LYNCH WAS LYNCHED
            CHEAPER TO KEEP HER
            HIS DIVORCE DECREE WAS SEALED

            HIS BULL OF TAKING A PAY CUT IS CRAP
            HE’S STILL ROSS’ PUTZ

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              More to do with a grudge match realized. Still pissed off about how his puppy left the PDs office and the circumstances surrounding it. Now that puppy is a judge, he’s relying on the name recognition for an EAZY win for Public Defender.
              Gordo’s just caught in the crossfire of political payback.

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                LIT’L HOWIE TRIED TO TRASH ME TOO
                BUT HE WAS OUT OF HIS DEPTH OUTSIDE BROWARD
                IM A CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE NOW

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      Gordon Weeks is getting air fried by the competition. I never realized he was so despised by the people in the PD office.
      I always knew he is lazy, but the word is definitely out there.

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    For years I have pointed out the SS was asleep at the wheel. During all the years of corruption. Criminal (and some civil) judges acting anything but judicial, for missing all the BSO scandals and failing to report the abuse of minorities in all facets of the Broward justice system. They have improved. Thus, must recognize them for reporting on Brenda Forman and for the Pulitzer. Well done! You’re late, but thanks for waking up.
    The Sun Sentinel won a prestigious Pulitzer Prize for public service for the newspaper’s report “exposing the failures of school and law enforcement officials” during the fatal Parkland school shooting last year, according to Poynter. The Pittsburg Post-Gazette won the award for breaking-news reporting for its coverage of the mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue. The staff of the Capital Gazette, who experienced a workplace shooting in their newsroom, received a special citation for their reporting.

    Other news outlets—like the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Los Angeles Times—were also recognized for their work on national stories. The Journal was awarded the national reporting Pulitzer for its work on Michael Cohen’s hush-money payments to a former Playboy model and adult-film

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      The Sun Sentinel is a rag of a paper who has supported the corrupt status quo and shelved newsworthy reports on judicial corruption.
      I wouldn’t wipe my cat’s azz with it.

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    FRANKLY U KNOW – THE DEMOCRAT PARTY IS INFESTED WITH ANTI-SEMITES WHO PROMOTE ANTI-SEMITISM – THE jEWISH JEXODUS IS IN FULL FORCE – TRUMP 2020!

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    Join the NAACP in supporting the only true black candidate in the race for public defender, Gordon Weekes.

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        MLK: judge a person by the content of their character, not the color of their skin.

        Ruby/Gordon: oh, fuck you Martin.

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    Vote democrat….keep Broward County the Disgusting Corrupt Cesspool that it’s always been and always will be…VOTE DEMOCRAT.

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    Recently uploaded cell phone video shows Broward County, Florida officers using excessive force, including spraying mace, on an allegedly 15-year-old teen named Delucca.

    Disturbing Video Shows Florida Police Officers Brutally Assaulting A Black Teenager
    A petition has been started to call for their firing.

    Read in BET News: https://apple.news/Aj9JpaeUCTU-Zl2sWrOJYhg

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    JOURNALISM IS PRINTING SOMETHING THAT SOMEONE ELSE DOES NOT WANT PRINTED. EVERYTHING ELSE IS PUBLIC RELATIONS

    GEORGE ORWELL

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      Donoho, Ford, Halpern, Heise, Kaplan, Lemaster, Lindahl, Moons, Olivier.

      Kimok’s support among these legal giants is impressive. Anyone not working for the OCCRC?

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    Young man of color gets smacked around by BSO. Where is our fearless leader Gordon Weekes to call out this injustice? Same place he was while others were busting there butts to get felons rights restored…on his ass figuring out where he and Lorena are going to lunch.

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      The NAACP golden boy Gordon, has nothing to say about the black kid getting beat up at Taravella? I wonder what Gordon will talk about at the NAACP meeting since he avoids discussing controversial topics that make him seem “too black”. Who cares, I’m voting for Ruby.

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      Trump is a BALD 👨‍🦲 HEAD ORANGE 🍊 OUT OF SHAPE DUSTY PIECE OF SHIT!!!! #FUCKTRUMP #ONLYIDIOTSVOTEDFORHIM

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