KNOW YOUR CANDIDATES

Courtesy of The Dan Lewis Report, here are the presentations from the Fort Lauderdale Civic Association’s Judicial Forum on August 13th, moderated by Howard Finkelstein, and filmed by political consultant Dan Lewis. Questions follow the speeches.

Click on the link above to see video in the following order:

  1. Introduction/Cawthon v. Demmery v. Greller;
  2. Diaz v. Heise;
  3. Sokoloff v. Davis;
  4. Gilman v. Phillips v. Powell;
  5. Lee v. Lustig;
  6. Kollra v. Schneider;
  7. Padowitz v. Africk-Olefson;
  8. Allen-Rosner v. Moon v. Donoho v. Leali;
  9. Coolidge-Shotwell v. Alspector;
  10. Usan v. Kaplan;
  11. Berger v. Casey;
  12. Miller v. Markhasin-Weekes v. Curry.

SS Editorial: Florida needs to restore public trust in picking judges

Why do Broward judges seem so prone to slip up?

Those in the know say it’s partly a reflection of Broward’s exceptionally raucous politics. The backscratching and favor-trading that are common to politics ought to have no place in the judiciary. But it can happen even among judges who are appointed rather than elected.

A 2014 article on the J.A.A.B. Blog, which focuses on the Broward judiciary, cited a “highly politicized and clannish culture that is known for protecting its own…”

117 thoughts on “KNOW YOUR CANDIDATES”

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      Really? Did you watch the same video I did?

      Weekes walks up there with her big-ass purse around her shoulder looking like she’s shopping for a sale. Then her voice constantly cracks as she’s clearly nervous going over her *lack of * experience. Miller seemed very at ease. She even made Curry look good, and that guy’s a total moron!

      Then during the Q&A, Weekes continues with her nervous ticks and can’t stop shaking her leg. Oh yeah, and her BS answer to Howard’s question was classic. What a lying opportunist she is.

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        Haters . That purse is a clever campaign prop. Out of fashion and pretentious in the moneyed world yet considered desirable in certain lower income segments of society. A vote getter all around. Group 1 feels pity and group 2 identifies. Don’t hate the players. Hate the game.

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        Being a referee doesn’t require much experience to make a good judge. It’s a very simple job that doesn’t require much smarts, just patients and minimal knowledge of procedure. All this BS about extensive experience is a smoke screen. Any moron can do it. Look at all the morons sitting on the bench in Broward to press this point.
        Character is what’s lacking around here and it becomes obvious when these duffises are begging for a handout.

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    Look beyond Florida to discover electing judges vs appointing judges does NOT determine which judges will become problems. Voters elect better judges when the electorate has the information needed to make better voting decisions. The obvious covering up of judicial misconduct poisons the election process because the truths about judges are covered up. In addition, in responsible places, judges are NOT free to not show up. It seems like the Supreme Court needs to appoint a Czar for Broward County to take attendance and force judges to work or be publicly disciplined. Always make sure you tell the voters everything. Then you will get better judges.

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    A judicial forum moderated by somebody who all the judges can’t stand to be in the same room with and have done nothing but be critical of for being a grandstanding parrot of hypocrisy?
    You mean, that Finkelstein ?

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      Thank you for your unbiased take cad peterson.

      The fink exposed kappy as a name gamer. Kappy exposed himself as a clown.

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    Also, the media have to make an investment of dollars to have permanent full time coverage of the courts and rugged independence from the influence of the judges. This is also a part of how the public becomes well informed and therefore makes wiser election decisions.

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    Phillips was very engaging and connected with the crowd.
    Kollra, Everyone likes him no everyone loves him
    Berger was one of the standouts , classy and well spoken.
    Greller is very qualified yet it is being overshadowed by bullying

    All the candidates are working hard and deserve our cheers not our sneers. When you see them give them kudos for taking a chance on their dream.

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    Boy that Judge Diaz on the stage seems like the kind of Judge I’d like to appear before. Too bad he’s nothing like the other Judge Diaz that’s actually in court (from time to time).

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    I’ve seen it all before. Nobody stood out particularly. I mean, what do you really come to know about a candidate that spits out a five minute rehearsed drool about themselves when they can’t discuss anything of relevance?

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      Rhoda spits out all about herself except the fact that she is a crappy lawyer, does not know the law, has a bad temperament, stalls litigation, and refuses to mediate, all the qualities that would make her a lousy judge, she has had the same speech forever who cares it took you 46 years to become a lawyer, you spent the past 18 years wandering the court house with no idea of the law and who it serves

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    The Sun Sentinel seems to finally have realized there’s a problem with Broward judges that can’t be solved by giving them lip service.

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    The halls reek of impropriety it will not change without balls to the wall media exposure on each sitting judge & how they rule for campaign contributors. Florida Bulldog is the only one who knows how to use FOIA effectively.

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    In circuit court races, the organization endorsed Ernest Kollra (incumbent), Shari Africk-Olefson, Stefanie Moon, Susan Alspector, Richard Brian Kaplan, Dan Casey and James Curry.

    In county court races, the Dolphins recommended Corey Cawthon, Robert Diaz (incumbent), Michael Davis (incumbent), Jackie Powell, and Robert Lee (incumbent).

    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/politics/fl-reg-dolphin-democrats-governor-legislature-judicial-endorse-20180716-story.html

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          It’s so true. When ATurd ran my losing camapign, Mrs. ATurd did nothing to help other than eat pizza WITH MY MONEY and call me to tell me where my friends and family needed to be for early voting. She never came to help. So frustrating at the time.

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            Will all lose. He’s taking their money since he’s out of work and can’t get appointments anymore.

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      Kaplan gave a terrible showing. Abysmal. Of course, it is because he has so little to work with. You just can’t hide stupid.

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        Kaplan came across very professional in that video.

        I was grudgingly going to vote Usan – I even gave him campaign money. But this video changed my mind – I’m voting with Kaplan after watching him in that video!

        Sure, I’ll still smile at Usan and let him think he has my vote (but I remember how he USUALLY is when he’s NOT being challenged for his job), but in the voting booth it’s Kaplan!

        SERIOUSLY!! If you’ve never met Kaplan, watch the video – this Kaplan seems like a sincere fellow.

        I especially disliked the Usan campaign trying to throw dirt…Kaplan just wants all these Rick Scott appointees to face the voters.

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          I agree. Bad form of Usan camp to dredge up a b.s. dv injunction – any bitch or asshole could file for one against any of us.

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          Sreiously, if you’ve never met kaplan, consider yourself lucky. Everyone in dependency thinks he’s a wacko. We all laugh and say what a moron he is as soon as he leaves the room. And everyday I hear “OMG can you imagine what a disaster that idiot would be if he actually became a judge?”

          And he lies. He posted the above comments and wants to imply that Usan is a Scott appointee. He is not. And he already stood for election. Kaplan tells lies and half truths because he has nothing else to run on.

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            Oh Ms. Buschi…you are such a hater.

            And quite an ugly, bad breathed hater!

            How ironic of you to say that Richard is unliked in dependency court – fact is most people there like him because he’s a nice guy.

            You, ms. Buschi, are a rotten, sour, flabby cunt

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        I felt bad for Usan – he was made to look like such a schmuck.

        Kaplan commented on usan’s “working two jobs” as a teacher at a private school on taxpayer time! He also asked people to “look up the news stories” on Usan.

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          another post by Kaplan. He keeps pushing the “teaching during school hours” lie. It has been established that Usan teaches 7:30-8:30. Not during court hours. No one other than you thinks this is a story Kaplan. You should becareful about moonlighting stories. Your theft of government property while seeing unauthorized private clients at the AGO is among the reasons you were FIRED. Dishonesty was another.

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            As I have been reminding voters:

            “This Republican Usan guy who only grants stand your ground for cops — well, after his teaching gig for reduced tuition ends at 8:30 way out West at Heritage, he is driving on the road until 9:30…doesn’t take the bench till around ten on those days”

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    I think Judicial Term Limits could solve a lot of problems that occur repeatedly within the ranks of our judges.
    You might take a good judge, but they become too politically motivated in order to stay in their positions.
    Judicial term limits would help alleviate this problem and give more qualified people a chance to really make a difference.

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      Agreed.
      There’s much efforts and time involved with being a corrupted judge. Some of are so despicable, that we’re literally irreplaceable. The yearly pay is nothing as compared to the nefarious payments and political favors accepted.

      Besides,
      Some of us are so scummy, and have so little scruples, that there are simply no adequate replacements.
      trafficking children, and stripping the rights of the elderly in order to fleece them, is not for everyone.
      After all, and I think we can all agree, it take a special form of filth to accomplish these Pay for Play dirty deeds.

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        Many dirty attorney’s also agree.
        Breaking in new judges is costly, and delays frauds.
        When young children are being sodomized by county workers, as Florida Bar members , we need to step up with fake police reports to cover-up for our county pedo’s.

        As The Palm Beach County School District points out,
        “These children bring it upon themselves.

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          Palm Beach is a Child Trafficking Mecca.
          Follow The Palm Beach Island money….

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    Both of my parents are Palm Beach attorney’s, and they raised me to cover up for Jeffrey Epstein, and taught me to lie and fabricate evidence in open court, while under cameras.

    There’s nothing The Florida Bar can do to me, because my daddy will talk to then for me. Palm Beach lawyers know where the little bodies are buried. And the wealthy know it…

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      Hi Jane,
      Just curious.
      As a child, has your mom and dad ever taken you to Epstein Island? Is there some sort of alumni?

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          psst: (don’t encourage him! he is just some freak who posts about odd conspiracy things that enter his head)

          Just scroll past all that nonsense as the rest of us have been doing. He’ll go away eventually.

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    Judge Diaz has mastered the art of spitting out one’s life story in 90 seconds or less. So focused, so determined. All this campaign stuff has made him razor sharp. His third contested election, representing 18 years of his 26 on the bench. Last time it went all the way until November. If he wins this time at least there won’t be anymore elections unless they raise the mandatory retirement age and then he inevitably faces his next challenger in 2023. If you’re good at something like campaigning it’s good to keep doing it. If there’s a next time with practice he can get his speech down to a cool 30 seconds.

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    Here’s me doing The Pay for Play Waltz with fabricated evidence, that I used in a hearing build upon a fake police report we advised of client to obtain.

    Children are expendable and replaceable.
    Florida Bar cards, not so much.
    Our Pay for Play judges are aware of these subtleties.

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      Lets keep the “appointed” incumbents.
      They seem to be more conducive, and dedicated to the continuity of our thing. Pedophilia is a life style, not a crime.

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    Tanner and Greller – on to round 2
    Phillips and Powell – on to round 2
    H. James and W. Miller – on to round 2
    Donahao and Moon – one to round 2
    Judge Schneider in January
    Judge Casey in January

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      Why wasnt Mariya asked why she is embarassed about her birth name?

      Fink asked a male candidate if HE was in that race because of his “name” (seriously! Help himself Howie actually asked that of a group 42 candidate). Sure, it is a stupid Q, but if you’re going to ask, then you stupid fuck why didn’t you ask Mariya why she is going by Maria?!

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        The Fink has become that which he’s professed to be fighting against unfortunately. It’s too bad but he can’t help trying to insert himself into the process with his own bias and opinion. It was obvious in his absurd and tainted questions.

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    that all of 💩’s candidates are freak out. 💩 dropped the ball. Late mailers that only had white people on them. Bad signs. No community support. Black pastors rejected all of 💩’s clients in their palm card. None of them made the Democratic palm cards. Ouch. Can’t wait for election night. 😭

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      What I heard was, Turd knows all of his candidates are going to lose and he’s going to change his career and become a successful trial attorney 😂

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    I don’t care what the New York Times and Washington Post say in some americus curious brief. Uncle Donald and Uncle Rick say they’re fake news anyhow

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    Way to go Jack. At least my Judges were old enough to know the Pentagon Papers weren’t something made up by Q Anon

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      We’ve seen this chit before in Broward. These so called religious leaders are so busy trying to worm themselves into the political process, they’d sell their grandmothers to provide themselves a platform. Very sad. Very self serving when they’ve looked the other way for years while their own people provide the grist for a corrupt criminal justice system.

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      What do these people know about judicial candidates except that they’ll give them lip service until they get elected and then forget them ? They don’t get it. Greasing the pole gets you nothing but screwed with this group.

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    THIS NEW BATCH OF TWERPS COULD SPELL REAL TROUBLE IF ELECTED
    JUST WHEN I THOUGHT WAS GETTING THINGS UNDER CONTROL IN THIS CLOWNHOUSE

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    Hillary Clinton called young black people “Dogs”, while prepping them for prison time.

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      That’s awful. I did not know that.
      Maybe us condo owners should vote for Carla Spalding.

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    Let’s vote in a better future for Broward.
    We need a better class of people in public office.
    If we Vote for Carla Spalding, we’ll be able to bridge gaps for a better future.

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    Exactly.
    In order to solve this, we need to go out a recruit….
    No one who’s right for the job wants it.
    There needs to be a cohesive anon effort on all fronts.
    The problem is that The JQC and Florida are the same.
    Both entities protect themselves from an injured public.

    They, (The JQC and The Florida Bar),
    don’t have our good in mind.

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      LIKE WHO CARES WHAT A BROWARD JUDGE’S SEXUAL PREFERENCE IS
      BROWARD JUDGES HAVE REAL ISSUES THAT NEED ADDRESSED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT

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    Pant pant pant if Monica Lewinsky says that you masturbated into a trashcan in your secretary’s office, would she be lyingggggggomg baruuuugaaaaaaa!!!!

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    Perhaps The Florida Circuit Courts are just Fibonacci Fractals.
    Perhaps they get their cue from the crooked on the levels above. Bi Product of Environment.
    Perhaps The Florida Courts are just the cyclical outcome Fibonacci Fraud Fractals.
    Maybe The JQC’s lack of over-sight is all Brennan’s fault.

    TRILOGY of FRAUD UPON THE COURTS and ABUSE OF PROCESS Part-1

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    Bobby Diaz is so crooked and he lies a ton to boot,
    Heise isn’t a genius but he’ll damn well do,
    Lyin’ Bobby’s had enough time clowning on the bench,
    ethics scandals, rudeness and sexism have him in a pinch.

    August 28th will be Crooked Bobby’s doomsday,
    Can’t wait to call him SIR repeatedly as he walks my way,
    His approval rating is in the dump,
    just like the defendants with TC’s he pounds in the rump.

    See ya, CROOKED BOB.

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    When is Gunderson coming back to work??? If not soon enough she needs to step down or JQC. We want transparency!!!

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    There is no way Mike and Jeff let her stay in Homicide if they watched that debacle. She didn’t know how to open evidence bags! How to ID the defendant! I’m mean- basic stuff. She didn’t even get through the DNA stuff without sounding like she was poorly reading a script. They need to watch that trial and not let her embarrass them anymore. If they let her stay in Homicide it speaks volumes of the level
    Of talent that office has (or lack of talent). The fact that they think she is one of their best is insane. It means the rest of that office must be horrible.

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    Question on STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 92:

    Are there more than two candidates?

    It gives the impression that is a shoe in for the NAACP, does it not?

    Which one is the better choice?

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      May I rephrase the question then:

      Which candidate from DISTRICT 92, that I would vote for, will make the Soros’ owned DieBold machine count my other selections?

      By what method this time will votes be counted?

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