GOT VFO? PT. II

Tomorrow’s emergency docket has eleven cases on it.

That’s right. Eleven cases.

An email went out to judges this morning, confirming emergency Covid-19 bond requests have pretty much subsided, as reflected in the low number of cases to be heard tomorrow.

Yet there still aren’t VFO or Arthur hearing bond procedures in place, despite direction from the Supreme Court on utilization of witnesses in the new paradigm, and the fact other jurisdictions have been doing both, as required by law during the pandemic, via Zoom or in person.

The time for patience is over. VFO qualified defendants, whether or not they’ve ever thrown an actual punch in their lifetimes, are stacked up in the jails, on lockdown in crowded, small cells up to twenty-two hours a day, together with others awaiting Arthur hearings. It’s not safe for inmates or jail staff, or humane. Some have underlying medical conditions that make them more susceptible to severe implications from potential infection, and all are simply accused of violations or new allegations. And pursuant to Supreme Court orders, they’re entitled to bond hearings.

It’s been roughly twenty days since we last brought up the subject. The emergency docket has now dwindled to almost nothing. There are no more excuses. And Jack Tuter, chief judge of Broward County, has still not come up with a method to provide bond hearings for all …

BROWARD DESERVES BETTER

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30 thoughts on “GOT VFO? PT. II”

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    They’re afraid of Satz whether/if he’s a lame duck or not. The Judges are afraid to resolve these cases and/or force Satz to get his witnesses together for the hearings.
    This January can’t come fast enough.

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    Unless there’s a lawsuit about those hearings nothing will change until the reopening. BACDL should do it.

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    BACDL HAS THEIR NOSES SO FAR UP THE JUDGES’ BUTTS DONT COUNT ON ANY REACTION THERE
    BACDL IS A BIG PART OF THE PROBLEM IN BROWARD AND HAS ALWAYS BEEN A RUBBER STAMP FOR JUDGES
    THE GAME REMAINS THE SAME WHETHER CONCERNS OVER PANDEMIC OR NOT

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      and the judges have their noses so far up shatz’s ass to dare be the judges they swore to because they’re afraid of shatz, too—because he knows where they live!!!

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    BROWARD JUDGES FIGURE WHY SHOULD WE HAVE TO WORK WHEN WE CAN STAY ON VACATION FOR AS LONG AS WE CAN – WE GET PAID ANYWAY

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    The PD office is partly to blame for all of this. They decided not to request hearings on VFO or Arthur cases.

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