SAO APOLOGY

UPDATE – SAO Email, as reflected in the comments section, received February 6th at 7:19 PM:

The filing of the charges was clearly an error and we apologize.

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6:21 PM February 6th original post: “SAO CHARGES DESIR” –

Anyone hoping for reforms in the SAO’s Felony Case Filing Unit (FCFU) have been disappointed since January 5th. Lawyers are seeing the same steady stream of aggressively overcharged “reaches” coming through, just as they had throughout the Satz dynasty. In fact, with Staci Direnzo taking over as Unit head, two names, Direnzo’s and Satz’s long-time, close friend John Countryman’s, seem to be appearing on almost all the Informations, signifying that individual case filing ASA’s can no longer independently decide on the appropriate level of charges or dismissal, as they had before. Criminal justice reform in many peoples’ minds begins and ends with felony case filing, but things seem to have only gotten worse.

Now, despite news breaking on January 18th of the tragic in-custody hospitalization and eventual death of Kevin Desir, the deep disconnect between Harold Pryor’s case filing units, and the reforms we believe he is genuinely trying to implement, has once again raised its ugly head.

On February 2nd, Direnzo and Countryman signed separate felony charges for Desir, roughly sixteen days after the SAO would have known Desir was hospitalized, and six days after he died.

Click the links for the charging documents for Criminal Mischief and Possession of Cannabis.

How this could happen is anyone’s guess, but is sadly characteristic of the sloppy and reckless manner many believe FCFU has employed throughout the mass incarceration era.

Stay tuned to the continuing mainstream news coverage of the SAO and BSO pointing fingers over the investigation into Desir’s passing. Justice will have to be served. In the meantime, let’s hope the wildly insensitive and inappropriate case filing insults highlight the need for fresh, visionary faces in FCFU, who can help Pryor turn things around, instead of interminably damning him to the past …

207 thoughts on “SAO APOLOGY”

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      Did ANYBODY really expect anything different. Butt BLM bullshitters sure got you fooled–Congratulations sukkas!!! hahahahahahahahahaha

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        BLM got whooped by so called Black Leadership. Black Faces In High Places with the same Crackers pulling the levers below.

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        BLM was fake. Now that Biden is in it’s over. No more riots, murders or any new “rights”. Their often encouraged terrorist group is now sold out, as they should be. Police will only reform at the local level.

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      Many folks at the SAO really don’t care. They get tired of government jobs but need the money & become lifers. My hope is Mr Pryor will look out for the little guy on a case by case basis as he promised. I’m a local lawyer & im tentatively confident in Pryor. It’s early gentlemen. Let’s give the chap a chance.

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        I agree. Pryor has civility the likes of which haven’t been seen in awhile. Many of us admire him and wish him Godspeed & nothing but the best. But he should keep this blog updated. I’m hoping he remains a gentleman regardless of his staff & keeps his promises.

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        That’s the funniest video I ever seen. The guy has a cat filter on & tries to argue his case anyway bc can’t remove it. You losers on here should look at it.

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    The filing of the charges against the late Mr. Desir was clearly an error and we apologize.

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    Classic example of the left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing involving idiots that should have been dumped when Pryor first took over !
    Harold will have to learn fast on his feet that the last thing he wants to do is to inherit the incompetent holdovers from Satz and Co.
    This won’t be the last surprise! LOL

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      He got rid of Loe. Why would he keep 70 year old Countryman. He cut salaries. Countryman makes $65,000 a year AFTER retiring. After salaries were cut. Countryman bounced around so many Divisions. Like DTU, SPU. Why is he involved at all now. This man can make changes happen? This is a laughable. Who is Pryor listening to? Satz?

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    FASTER THAN A RAT UP A DRAINPIPE PRYOR SHOULD RID HIMSELF OF THE SCALE THAT REMAINS BEFORE THE REAL CHIT HITS THE FAN

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    This is the man reforming Felony Filing

    Prosecutor Fired After ‘Bimbo’ Dress Dispute
    September 20, 1988
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) _ A prosecutor whose boss complained her short skirts made her look like a man-hunting ″bimbo″ has been fired after lodging a complaint against him with the county human rights commission.

    Brenda Taylor, a Broward County assistant state attorney, had refused to trade her designer blouses and tight-fitting skirts for more conservative atire despite memos from her supervisor, John Countryman.
    https://apnews.com/article/b2d8ded28e3e48f6da97d20c71a847f8

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      This from a guy that has drool stains all over his his suit and stinks like rotten eggs ? Lol. You never want to get stuck in an elevator with this putz. His personality isn’t any better.

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    At a minimum, he’s got ASA’s in top positions that don’t read the newspapers and could care less about Mr. Pryor’s reputation, or worse, they knew what they were doing and couldn’t buck their training under Mike to file everything against everybody to cover their butts, even dead people and people who got shit kicked by law enforcement.

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      They must’ve filed it to legitimize the fact that Desir belonged in jail. Argue for lawsuits etc down the road.

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      I don’t agree. It’s way too early to criticize this new State Attorney. Realize SATZ WAS THERE since the 70s. Back when guys like me were practicing. He needs time to sort things out & many criminal lawyers are not going well. Not Harold’s fault,

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    Didn’t know Countryman was still around. The last I heard he was into pygmy hamster farming somewhere in Paraguay. Lol

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    Admin likes him because he talks a good progressive game and goes to a good church but he has no common sense and doesn’t belong at the SAO or case filing.

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          “The victim doesn’t want to go forward but there’s a sworn statement… let’s file a PBL and see what happens”

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    Sheriff Tony wants the SAO to investigate.
    The Sheriff knows the SAO can’t figure out the most basic stuff.
    Like charging a dead man in a massive media case.
    FDLE needs to do it.
    Hold Tony accountable.

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    Looks like another one where they didn’t call any witnesses before filing.

    If they had the witness would have told them who the defendant was.

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    Countryman is way long in the tooth. About the only thing he can probably still do maybe is smear baby food all over his face. He needs help with his diapers though.
    Keeping these old used car salesmen on the payroll has its consequences as we’ve seen. His bulb went dim a long time ago. Now its barely a flicker.

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    Hello Team:

    Please share with your Units (attorneys and support staff)…

    Last week’s fundamental… “Explore your Strengths & Weaknesses” –Be willing to explore your strengths and weaknesses objectively. Be amenable to learning new approaches. Be open to forgiveness.

    This week’s fundamental… “Don’t put anything in writing that you don’t want to read in the media.” [Thank you, Carolyn McCann- SAP Unit]

    As employees of the SAO, we are all subject to the requirements of Chapter 119, Florida Statutes. That means that written communications regarding official business, whether they be typed, texted, handwritten or emailed, are potentially subject to disclosure under Florida law. Act professionally and don’t allow yourself to be undermined by a public records request. You all have telephones…use them!

    Have a safe and productive week and GO BUCS!

    Harold F. Pryor– State Attorney
    Office of the State Attorney, 17th Judicial Circuit

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        HP is listening to a bunch of stupid provincial aholes. He needs to bring in someone from a big city DA’s Office to make it work.

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              He could hire a Criminal Justice Consultant. A real one. Unlike his campaign manger. Someone with experience.

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        Let her? He’s reelected like Whiny and all the rest precisely because theyre allowed to do anything they want. They want a permissive parent.

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    There will be a challenger to Gottlieb next election. A Jewish guy put his nickel down in our group. Gottlieb never represented a client or was a lawyer before becoming judge. I’m happy this is happening. Politico.

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      Probably Jacob Segal. He likes the free publicity for his firm & is probably running every time now. But really have no idea. I doubt he could beat Gottlieb. Gottlieb is worth a fortune,

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          This is a fact. There will be opponent. Jewish guy. He’s putting together a great campaign team already. Best in Broward. Nice guy. But people say he’s violent. Nonsense. How it’s on here shows that no one can stfu.

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    As far as these never showing up to work jurists the only way is to file the Jqc then they move them out to cover it up.

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    Everyone knows Countryman is a penny-pinching clown with coke bottle glasses and a big red nose and bad breath. Its no news to anyone he doesn’t like bimbos because they don’t like him. Don’t suppose he ever got lucky.

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          Morton was an outstanding attorney as attorneying goes.
          He just had no moral compass to even approach his skills which is why micky shitz loved him so. This is the essence and namesake of chuck the fuck you morton is Lavrentiy Beria, Stalin’s ruthless head of the Soviet secret police:
          ‘Show me the man and I’ll find you the crime.’ I actually heard him say this to a sr. class of NSU law students playing lawyer. It should also be mentioned that in Taber’s Medial Dictionary, NSU is defined as non-specific urethritis–a venereal disease

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            Here’s proof that Bill Gelin knows
            that his blog is nothing more than a
            trash can collection of slime comments :
            he intentionally omitted a Comments
            Section following his post regarding the
            passing of public defender Brian Reidy.

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        That’s what everyone in Broward looks like after the SAO gets through. Judges, Prosecutors, D Counsel, Police, Defendants. One stupid and often avoidable mess after another.

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        Its every dog for his or herself in this garbage dump – so true.
        And that’s about the only truth you’ll get from any these political scumbags.

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              She’s a dysfunctional egomaniac. No one can stand her. Especially the people that use her for political reasons. Smile in the face to win the race.

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          Its the best and only thing Tuter and buddies can do is honor themselves because the lack any real leadership qualities. Its really pathetic.

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            They play up the honors and awards. The whole holier than thou routine. But they’re no better than anyone else. They have to do it to elevate the mystique. Once the world figures out they’re no different than anybody else they’re done. The peoples in court don’t bother dressing anymore. They know the score. Its the lawyers who play the kissy up game that stop anything from getting better. Too many lawyers are low earning losers looking for a bench to occupy themselves. The real lawyers laugh at them. They laugh at the Judges. The peoples that never earn more than 200 per their entire lifetimes are funny punch lines. Its too bad they can’t eat the awards and plaques that make them feel better about themselves. Instead they got to suck down bags of Doritoes and cheap alcohols at homes. That’s why their so fat.

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                    Yeah yeah whatever you say the Broward Bar Association has already planned an award ceremony to smooth this all out for me

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                      Did he ever try for elevation? Via the JNC or a election campaign for Circuit? Did the JQC stop him? Or did he never try? Did he put in for Federal?

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    They’ll get get rid of Countryman soon I’d bet. The guy is as stupid and lazy as they come. The IQ of a parking meter.

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    Brad Cohen must like Countryman. Brad Cohen and his republican money are lining Harold’s campaign for whatever he is doing next. What Cohen says goes. Republican backed democrats need to go.

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      This far too early to say. He was civil enough to issue an apology. And respond to the blog. This is a big operation ladies. Guy has guts & will see the bad influences in his team. But not like he can just fire everybody (!!!)

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    RUN AGAINST ALL JNC JUDGES

    RICK SCOTT AND RONALD DESANTIS SPOKE FOR THEIR MASTER TRUMP

    STAND UP FOR BROWARD LAW ENFORCEMENT

    ALL JNC JUDGES MUST FACE THE CITIZENS OF BROWARD AT THE POLLING PLACES

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      2022 will see many more people step up to the plate. Seeing who is coming up for re-election it’s guaranteed.

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            Ask them: Are you now or have you ever been a member of Federalist Society? If they don’t answer it’s a great advert.

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              After Trump, Desantis Rick “Goon” Scott—-anyone they appointed can be beat especially after the Federalist insurrection against law enforcement.

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        The Federalist Society have as much of a right to peacefully protest and fly thier flags as anyone else. They don’t have a right to sack the Capitol though and should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

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        You left out lazy. No oversight. No judicial rotation. And no Leadership from a Chief Judge who’s lost in space.

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    How did Harold Pryor and Regina Faulk not know that the SAO was not the agency to ask FDLE to take over the DESIR investigation from BSO? Sheriff Tony taught a lesson to the SAO Thats what inexperience gets you. Next time, ASK BEFORE YOU DO

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    I’m a strict Originalist in every aspect outside of the parts requiring myself and my ancestors being forbidden from any station higher than gardener or maid

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      Don’t forget I sold my house to Mark Cereceda (Ceda Health) for twice it’s worth. And tripled his net worth at the same time. Scarface is alive & well in 305 baby.

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    It looks like there is another mistake in Judge Orlando’s courtroom saying they are waiting to see if two misdemeanor charges would be filed. For a juvenile stating they are testing the substances. According to a prosecutor in Judge Orlando’s courtroom they are testing a misdemeanor marijuana charge for a juvenile who received 2 misdemeanor marijuana charges around December and they were the only 2 charges and they keep continuing the case each month it was not referred to any diversion program. Judge Orlando stated they were still testing the substance on one of the court hearings as well and that it takes months to test but according to Harold Pryor they are not wasting money for testing for this. So who is the liar here??? Harriet Gustafson seems to think waiting for discovery and if there is a filing decision to do her job. No justice ever in Broward!!!!!!!!! All a bunch of FRAUDS. And that’s exactly why the state attorneys office deleted my comment in Facebook because they are trying to hide the lies. Try deleting this comment!

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