J.A.A.B. is now up and running!

Welcome all to the newly revamped blog.

Some brand new key features now include:

  •      Smart phone capabilities
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  •      A newly working ‘Anonymous Tip Box’

The ‘Anonymous Tip Box’ is located on the top right hand corner of the site and accessed through the phone via the ‘Menu’ option on the top.

44 thoughts on “J.A.A.B. is now up and running!”

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    Lets see a story about the racist, hypocritical PD office employees who commented on the Palestinians. They made a big deal of police allegedly profiling and discriminating, let see Big Al Smith investigate and Little Howard fire some folks like they called for in the Police Departments!!!

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      What was the results of Howard’s investigation into the racist comments of his employees? Bill, Since when are you afraid to ask the tough questions?

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      It seems that some our just jumping to conclusions concerning the post Allegedly made by Mr. Raticoff. Baton down the hatches because when the truth comes out the pony tail will be running for cover on this front and many others.

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    I’m glad your back. The world was a wilderness while you were gone. I like the bit on Broward Judges in the NYTimes. This isn’t the type of recognition they are used to.
    They really need to clean up their acts big time, but it would take exposure on the Today Show to wake these people up.

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    Hey Bill: What’s with the radio silence on the boiling PD story. If this was a Sat story, I bet you would have 3 inch headlines. Are you your own man or has Howard told you to sit this one out?

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    What is this which has disturbed me from my studies?

    It appears that a Government official has terminated some people due solely to their own individual, outside of work comments … Doesn’t the 1st Amendment protect us from such overreaching government action?

    I hope somebody kicks Howard the next time he starts humping their leg

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      No, the first Amendment protects us from being prosecuted for speech; it does not prevent other consequential /peripheral events.

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    Be careful if you are around this Fairuze Sofia person.

    Not only is she a joke for a lawyer, but, if you have personal opinions, she will try to get you in trouble for your opinions.

    If she is on an elevator with you, or brings her Marge Simpson expression to your part of the world ….. Remain quiet!!

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    @9:56
    If you don’t have the balls to reveal yourself then you’re the swine you cannot eat and the cockroach that should burn to the ground

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    guys in my high school used to post incendiary comments on public forums and then blame everybody else for their infantile behavior all the time. It was no big deal.

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    When Israel embarks on a major offensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, a lot of people — watching from a safe distance — are going to be very upset.
    Human Rights Watch will be up in arms; Amnesty will be outraged. The BBC, CNN and Al Jazeera will show harrowing pictures (real and fabricated) of Israel’s “disproportionate” action. Facebook will be full of friends expressing horror at Israeli air strikes in Gaza, and #GazaUnderAttack will be trending on Twitter. All this, to the tune of another, repetitive chorus of Restraint from the diplomatic choirs of foreign governments.
    So to everyone who, as is looking increasingly inevitable, is soon going to be tutting and sighing and condemning Israel for finally retaliating against Hamas, I have one message:
    Speak now, or forever hold your peace.
    I say this as someone who wants peace to reign over this land, which is what I imagine you want too (right?). I say this as a friend, and as someone whose stomach churns when he sees pictures of injured children and whose heart breaks when he sees pictures of them dead, so take this as a piece of friendly advice, from one person who cares desperately about human rights to — presumably — another.
    Here’s a summary of what has happened in Israel tonight. Between 8pm and 9pm, Hamas fired one rocket a minute at Israel, aiming to murder as many civilians as possible. Residents of the south have had fifteen seconds to flee for cover. Sirens have been heard as far as Jerusalem. Hamas is threatening to strike Tel Aviv. Hospitals are moving babies into bomb shelters. This comes in the wake of an escalation in recent days, which you probably didn’t hear about, in which a nursery sustained a direct hit. Israel has given Hamas a 48-hour ultimatum, but it expired 48 hours ago. Don’t say you weren’t warned.
    So here’s why I ask you, kindly, to speak now or forever hold your silence. Because if you fail to condemn Palestinian terrorism, and are saving your outrage for Israel’s response, you will have no moral right to complain. When you say you care about innocent civilians, no one in Israel will believe you. When you say you want peace, Israelis will laugh in your face. When you say that violence is not the solution, many in Israel will agree with you, but everyone will want to know where you were yesterday, and why you only just remembered you care about crying children when it’s Palestinian children shedding the tears.
    And here’s why this matters: because if you don’t speak now, if you don’t complain and protest with all your might now, you will have zero credibility with the very people whose behaviour you are trying to influence. You won’t be able to convince Israel to hold its fire when it’s clear that you don’t care about its people. Why should they listen to you? Who do you think you are? You will never be able to convince people that your solution is the best if they perceive you as a pathetic rent-a-gob at best or an apologist for global jihad at worst.
    Your words of indignation will assuage your conscience and give you the glow of moral smugness, but they will be completely ineffectual.
    Speak now, and speak loudly, or forever hold your silence.
    Because right now, over the wailing of the sirens and shouts of “everyone to the bomb shelters!”, it is the echo of your own moral vacuousness and insincerity that reverberates most loudly.

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    Why do you dance around the REAL reason so many more people in the world are starting to side with the Palestinian cause ?

    Israel continues to expand into lands that it is not legally allowed to !! The UN condemns these land grabs … yet Israel keeps on. It reaps what it sows

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    and, yes, already know the usual reply “Israel needs these lands to counteract future attacks”

    carving out a claim to land in the 1940’s, based on some ancient religious right, is not going to sit well with the people who live there in the 1940s, and have been living there for the past few hundred years. Although having said that, and accepting that the current population there requires the continued existence of the country, the solution is simple: return Israel to its original borders of the 1940s, when it was made. And, if any of its neighbors mess with that, THEN the full force of the world will support Israel.

    Right now, however, Israel doesn’t look very nice to the rest of the World racking up SO MANY violations with the UN (also particularly incendiary is that Israel’s illegal settlements are always made near the best water sources = only going to piss off the people whose land you’re stealing even that much more)

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    Response: Your ignorance is stunning.
    Try reading a little. Its not difficult. Start with United Nations General Assembly Resolution 181.
    also,
    Your satisfaction and obvious pleasure at the kidnapping and murders of three innocent teenagers says everything about you.

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    Now, now, 8:11, ….don’t go throwing missiles at me just yet! Nobody said “being against Israeli land policies = one must enjoy teenage death” wtf is wrong with you? try to stay intelligent on this one …

    So, again, 811, why do you keep avoiding the Question of the illegal land takeovers, and instead insist on throwing your hate missiles? Against slingshots and rocks, you feel like a big tough now, huh

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    Oops. I meant “tough guy now?”

    btw: like I predicted, you linked to the attack Israel took as justification for Israel now taking additional lands.

    So at least we both agree on the primary source and cause of the hostility, and also that you can’t find any other reason to justify the continued, illegal land takeovers.

    So, like most who cite a war from 60 yrs ago, you feel that its neighbors wouldn’t even respect the original borders. Well, the current solution is OBVIOUSLY not working – something has to be done.

    Again I offer a solution: because the dispute is, unfortunately, not confined to that region, but seems to affect others, we as a World, as the UN, should force Israel back to its original borders, (with a stick if necessary), and then, in a unified effort, the forces of the world who finally want peace there (not the crazy middle eastern ‘missile throwers’ like you), will THEN fight to defend Israel.

    I have serious doubts that peace will ever come to that area while some people feel they are god’s chosen people with a god-given claim to land that others have been living on.

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    The writer’s got a good point.

    To the person who wrote above that this current fighting was causing equal harm to the Israel side, this is directly from Huffington Post:

    “At least 20 civilians were among the at least 75 deaths reported by the Health Ministry in Gaza. There have been no serious casualties on the Israeli side.”

    Doesn’t sound too equal to me?

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      Why is it supposed to be equal? If you are stupid enough to send rockets into Israel, you should expect a severe retaliation. Israel does not start these conflicts. Hamas does. Hamas will never learn.

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        Unfortunately Israel is wrongly occupying Palestinian-Hamas’ land, and therefore Israel started the conflict, something you will never understand.

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    The body count in Gaza and Israel only measures who has the stronger military and the more accurate weaponry. This most recent exchange and the cruel murder of teen agers on both sides is a continuation of the centuries old battle between them. There is no doubt that this wont get resolved in our lifetimes and both sides are equally to blame. As for Finkelstein’s dismissal of two attorney who voiced racist rants on the internet and with only one of them honest enough to admit it, Howard had little choice but to fire them both. This isn’t a First Amendment issue, it’s a matter of public perception. Selecting one group or another makes no difference, it’s still racist and has no place in the PD’s office or in the Court system.

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        There’s a major difference between artistic expression, even if you don’t like it, than the overt racist remarks, even if you agree with them, that the two lawyers made in a public way. And at least one of them tried to lie about it which is even more reprehensible. If you use hate speech, be man about it and if anyone saw Raticoff on WSVN he made some other really unbelievable comments about Howard throwing him under the bus for his arab buddies .

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    Ok…so if a rap song refers to women as bitches as long as it is artistic it is alright, what if there is a rap song referring to a specific group as swine and cockroaches, is that ok too?

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    this Haydee person is probably not a lawyer – she seems to not understand the 1st Amendment? Haydee, your question about the music “is it alright” or “is it ok” ? Well, yeah … unless the GOVERNMENT does something to restrict that speech.

    The issue is not whether something is Ok or Alright – what does that even mean anyways, “ok’ or ‘alright’? Are you asking is it ‘ok’ that songs sing about such things, OR are you asking if it is ‘alright’ to censor such songs??

    Ask any lawyer about the 2 Live Crew, or Lenny Bruce – you will quickly learn that people can sing about whatever they want (even murder!). So, figure out what the issue is, please, before jumping in and acting like you know what you are talking about.

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    Let’s try this one more time….pay close attention “anonymous”(shame that you don’t have the courage to identify yourself and truly enjoy the right under the 1st that so many have died for…it appears that you lack in an understanding of that much cherished right)……
    if you are a “lawyer” please don’t flatter yourself….lawyers are not the only ones that can grasp the concept of the right to freely express oneself.
    In my post where did I say anything about restriction of speech? My question was, ” If a PD enjoys music demeaning to women, should that PD be fired?” , to which Hysterical responded, “that is different” because it is artistic expression to be able to demean woman….My question in response was, “so if a rap song degrades a people by classifying them as “swine” or “cockroaches” is that OK? (not whether the speech itself is ok, …but whether a PD publicly acknowledging enjoying such protected speech is ok without losing their job). Women who know that a PD enjoys art that degrades their gender may question whether they can get the same level of representation in the PD’s office.

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    Where is Frat Stud to inform us that guys in his high school used to enjoy 2 Live Crew and sing about popping that coochie …and it was no big deal

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    Haydee poses legitimate questions. First off, a lawyer has an obligation not represent someone who the lawyer finds personally reprehensible to the extent that such opinion interferes with the representation. Secondly, the PDs in question are government employees so that fact prevents the public display of what amounts to hate speech. If these two guys were rappers then their expression of “art” would be protected but they are not. Public expression of misogynist, racist, or other forms of hate speech are not protected when you’re a governmental employee. Really, the bottom line was their private thoughts should’ve been kept private

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      Hi Hysterical History!, please indulge me with another hypothetical. Let’s say a PD gets called for jury duty. Let’s say during jury selection (defendant is Hispanic…I’m Latin….so let’s go with that class of people) panel asked about whether anyone has a bias towards Hispanic people and PD raises hand (private bias not shared publicly based on your advice) to truthfully answer because PD values the right that everyone have a fair trial and per that belief understands PD then should not serve as juror…..should the PD be fired under that scenario?

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    Haydee, you keep focusing on the attorney’s right to an opinion.

    I don’t think that applies here as, ‘burn them to the ground’ is not an opinion but hate speech which is not protected as free speech.

    Having said that, lawyers who accept the responsibility to defend everyone, even the most despicable people accused of committing the most heinous acts, know the accused has a right to fair and impartial counsel.

    The defendant’s right to reasonably believe their lawyer believes completely in their best interests trumps the rights of bigots, racists, people who are prejudiced against other cultures, and people who think that others ‘probably did it’ etc. to espouse those views.

    To defend those accused of crimes means we give up having the ‘right ‘to possess petty presumptions against others. In short, we have to put all of that aside and if we can’t do that, we should go write wills or handle contract disputes for big business, and make infinitely more money and go to parties where they talk about ‘those people’.

    BTW, I think some guy listening to sexist misogynistic music might get him recused from an accused woman’s case. Good thinking!

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    I’m so glad Jaab is back. The courthouse is still a mess, drunk Broward Judges are still coming to work, and now you’ve got lawyers slinging racial crap on facebook. Please keep exposing the corruption that is part of the regular diet of the Broward County Courthouse. I like to know what my taxes are being used for.

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