PRYOR FOR REOPENING

Bill Barner, president of BACDL, sent the following email earlier this morning to the BACDL list serve:

Good morning. Yesterday I spoke with our incoming state attorney, Mr. Pryor. He is interested in beginning in-person hearings on a limited basis. He wants to know if our attorneys would want to begin non-jury evidentiary hearings such as stand-your-ground, VOPs, and Motion to Suppress. The idea would be to space out hearings so that there are limited people in any one courtroom at a time and to wear masks and practice social distancing.

We would need the chief judge and the clerk to agree. But Mr. Pryor wants to measure our interest in the meantime.

Please respond to me as soon as possible with your thoughts.

Bill Barner

This would mark the first notice since March when a litigation stakeholder, incoming or otherwise, despite only two Zoom links for in-custody hearings more than nine months into the pandemic, has publicly expressed willingness to reopen the courthouse …

73 thoughts on “PRYOR FOR REOPENING”

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      At a minimum, he’ll make them do something more than they’ve been doing. He’s already showing more gusto than all of them.

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        WHY IS IT ALWAYS BROWARD THAT CANT GET ITS CHIT TOGETHER

        TUTER IS AN INCOMPETENT AZZ

        ITS LIKE SKINWALKER RANCH AROUND HERE WITH IDIOTS AT THE HELM WHOSE ONLY CONCERN IS COLLECTING A PAYCHECK WHILE DOING NOTHING

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            Who was the worst?
            Bernstein?
            Ross?
            Tobin?
            Weinstein?
            Tuter?
            No one has been able to keep these Judges from being the biggest JQC judiciary in all Florida.
            Bannana Republic.

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      Judges don’t keep u waiting in Palm either like this bombastic bimbo either … They actually do what they’re getting paid to do. Not like here.

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      Give him a chance. When the double dippers get their official financial offer of $15 an hour I bet they bail. They shouldn’t even get that much though.

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    Let me get this straight. The SAO has suffered major budget cuts. Pay cuts are happening for full-time employees? And they’re paying a bunch of retired people to handle a case that any prosecutor could convict on??

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      Bad for morale. Sends a message others aren’t capable. Sends a message that promotions to top positions will still be bottlenecked–bad for retention. Bad optics as a supposed agent of change. Bad optics for trying to establish independence and garner respect as a leader when 33 years old. There’s no benefit. A new direction?

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        Without Mr. Satz winning his two trials a yer, they’ll go to a goose egg.
        Seriously, Mr. Pryor can’t afford to be embarrassed on this one.
        It’s going to be known all over the world.
        It’s a surely a vote of no confidence in his employees but he does have a political future to protect.

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    Has Bill ever addressed the issue as to why this blog cannot be accessed from Comcast servers? Sounds pretty fishy to me. What kind of scam is bill running that the F-ing cable provider gets involved. Loser.

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      Gelin is a deusche for a number
      of reasons, including his baseless,
      self-promoting ego … but this rag
      of a blog CAN be accessed with a
      Comcast internet connection.

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        What a fucking foolish, arrogant thing to say., whoever you are.
        You try running a public interest blog for free for ten years, pointing out judicial malfeasance, courtroom incompetence, prosecutorial abuse, systemic apathy and ineptitude, holding people to task for their behavior, and having the guts to name names, not exactly making friends.
        And his reward is not to get rich, but to have to fight and fend off a host of specious and fabricated Bar Complaints, sometimes for the same thing twice, to get threatened with judicial and administrative censure, having a clerk trying to get him arrested and judges trying to get him disbarred, for simply exercising free speech and that little bar oath thingie about preserving the integrity of the profession, all while creating an online community with daily feedback everyone can be part of, and instead of giving him accolades and awards, you say he has a big ego….. man, no good deed goes unpunished… do something nice for him, buy him at least a new suit, man…don’t bitch about his ego….Norm Kent

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    You have got to be kidding me, right? Covid-19 infection rates and deaths are out of control and expected to rise further in the coming weeks and Pryor thinks this is a good starting idea? Really?

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    He can asks for volunteers or have his lawyers appear remotely and 2) He knows they won’t spend the money to expand Zoom and he’s charged as a minister of justice to ensure due process. What else can he do?

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    Shady Tate brought her husband to the parkland crime scene And signed him in as an sao employee the weekend after the mass shooting. Show and tell for Shady Tate. No reprimand and no disclosure. Shameful Sharie Tate.

  6. Broward scared of the flu?... Scaredy Cats and Cry Babies. " Your epidermis is showing!" I See Your Leadership in High Definition. says:

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    So courts think that they should remain closed until Covid mysteriously disappears?….
    If it hasn’t disappeared for majority of the year. It doesn’t even make sense. Everybody walks into a supermarket with unsanitized hands…. touches the products and then we bring it into our vehicles… then we bring into our homes…. and then we eat the damn virus.
    We all have been exposed to the virus whether we want to believe it or not.

    To live in fear…. we already stopped living.

    At this point it’s not going to get worse . More of us are immune and don’t even know it. I’m sure majority has developed antibodies to fight off this virus.

    You cant have your cake and eat it too.

    You dont want the virus…. You dont want Due Process…. Do you want to prosecute?

    You have Executive Orders tolling speedy and Statutes of Limitations. You have the presumed innocent sitting in jail with no hearings. Majority of them are indigent and have public pretenders. Yet you guys are scared of the flu. Majority of you guys weren’t scared to “over-charge” and “over-sentence” these people. Majority of us working for this county have become so numb and so ruthless… its ridiculous.

    We have taken advantage of alot of people’s ignorance for monetary or status gains for too long.

    Half of you all are receiving pay for doing nothing at all.

    If they were to remove the income or make it incentive based. “Don’t work, Dont eat”….
    Alot of you all will be protesting for the courthouse to open up.

    I’m not convinced you guys are worried…. I’m convinced you all are lazy.

    Risk your life for your job. Be heroic. Dont be scared now.😂

      1. Herd immunity or the Covid vaccine. What is the plan? Because either way projections are not close. Court house plans on remaining closed until 2022? Money will run dry by then. says:

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        @ comment 5:36

        Exactly. We can all assume everyone eats from the supermarkets or restaurants. Majority of the people that work in those industries are young people that come from low income households. If you pay attention alot of these young people are not scared of Covid.
        The products come from warehouses where low income people work. They get on to the trucks, and are shipped to the stores, and stocked on the shelves. People are not even wearing masks properly. Some people even remove their mask to talk (so you can hear them).
        The most essential thing we can agree with is food. At this point everyone is running from a virus. It’s almost a year we been weakening our immune systems by sanitizing everything,wearing masks, reducing our exposure to common bacteria. So now if we do get Covid our body will have a harder time fighting it then we originally would’ve had when our immune systems were much stronger.
        More people were dying from the misuse of the ventilators. Most people that were already dying had more exposure to Covid from being in the hospital frequently due to unrelated health issues. So now when they die from their unrelated health issue. They blame it on Covid because it was in their system. Marijuana sits in your system for approximately 30 days. If a marijuana smoker dies. You can say he died with marijuana in his system ; even if that was not the cause of death. I gave up on the Covid hype in August. I have started living my life normal again and have not contracted the virus.
        What if the virus does not disappear until 2022? Crimes are still being committed. So many open cases will overwhelm the State Attorney’s Office. Also the defense and the judges. They will start forcing plea bargains without knowing the facts of the case and no due process. If alot of the defendants were smart. They would figure out how to play their cards right. Broward needs to sit at a table and come up with a sensible plan. The vaccine cannot just be made without testing it on real people. They have to check for reactions, side effects,etc. This takes time. Are we waiting for herd immunity? What is the plan? The virus is not going to disappear so we need a better plan.

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      Actually no not we all maybe YOU walk into the supermarket with unsanitized hands and dont wipe it down prior to bringing it in your home or car but I do. All veggies and fruits get put into waymter with vinegar and everything is disinfected prior to entering eating or placing in home and u should do the same.

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    Minorities die at a much higher rate from Covid-19 due to lack of access to quality health care. Opening the courthouse back up for hearings would have a more devastating impact on minorities. Do black lives only matter when someone is running for office?

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      Worse than any Chief in history. His plan is to do remote jury trials. He has no plan. He’s reactive. There’s no access to courts. His Judges are losing at the polls. Powerful political forces are working now for a repeat in August. This man is not capable of handling the mess upon reopening. The Judges are sheeple. None of them will step in. It’s terrible.

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    Someone obviously does not understand the major mechanism for the spread of Covid-19. It is mostly an airborne disease spread from close contact with others who are exhaling the virus. Wearing masks and social distancing are good, but not a guarantee for the avoidance of infection. We are now facing the possibility of the peak of the transmission of the virus due to the holiday season. We all want to get back to work, but rushing back into the courtroom any time soon is just plain dangerous. Follow the science and by the middle of next year we will likely be safe again.

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      Explain to me how all the other courts in the country have managed to reopen but Broward? Something is most definitely wrong and should be investigated.

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        Because Broward judges are the laziest, most incompetent bunch of scammers this side of Tijuana lead by a total incompetent Chief Judge by the name of Tuter.

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    CDC includes lawyers, judges and staff as 2nd inter “essential workers”.

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      Broward Judges go last. They won’t go to court. Any Broward Judge taking a vaccine ahead of a working person should be removed.

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      Good news is we MIGHT not get covid-19, bad news is we are all broke and losing what we have worked our entire lives for. Thanks Broward for ruining our legal careers.

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      Judges are not essential workers. Lawyers, Clerks, Court Reporters, Courtroom Staff are. Any 5 year lawyer with a wealthy connected family can be a Judge. Let them stay home and Zoom it in. Productive members of society that add value to the greater good can get vaccinated first and go to work. Lazy Judges aren’t needed anyhoo.

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