THE PUBLIC HAS A RIGHT TO KNOW

There are a lot of judges resigning these days, and rumor has it more to come.  And we’re not talking about the ones retiring at the end of their terms due to age either.

Is Broward in the middle of a historic purge, as has been suggested in the comments section?  Or is it simply a coincidence that judges are quitting sixty days after paying thousands of dollars to qualify for a new six-year term, or even more abruptly?

Due to the dearth of print investigative journalism in Broward, we may never find out if there’s more to it than a bunch of judges deciding to cash in their pension chips.  The JQC has a lot of rules regarding when or if they’ll tell if they were even involved, a much criticized secrecy problem that’s been debated for years.  And with Broward already suffering a massive credibility gap brought on by decades of weak, ineffective leadership, a stunning lack of accountability, substance abuse, nepotism, patronage, and political considerations often trumping the needs of the community, the latest round of disappearing judges certainly isn’t helping.

Accordingly, the following email was sent to Jack Tuter earlier today:

I am writing an article for the courthouse blog concerning the recent spate of judicial resignations.

Of particular concern is whether or not non-compliance with the standards, canons, and other rules and regulations required of all judges precipitated any of the resignations.

With the secrecy rules binding the JQC, it is impossible to know if they were involved or what may have transpired, but as Chief Judge it is certain you know more than others, including information that may not be covered by JQC secrecy standards.

The reason for the request is to help illuminate the public as to what has happened with all the resignations, since all judges are public servants. Also, of equal importance, absent any type of formal recognition by you or the JQC, if the JQC was indeed involved in any of the situations, the didactic imperative of a chief judge or a disciplinary body such as the JQC to help inform judges in Broward and across Florida of the potential penalties for certain proscribed behavior that may not be clearly spelled out in administrative orders or canons would not be achieved, which could possibly lead to further judicial impropriety and additional great cost to judicial integrity and the taxpayers if discipline or removal proceedings become necessary.

Let’s hope Tuter responds, because the public has a right to know …

The email to Jack Tuter printed in italics above was sent from a newly created email address.  Possibly, someone in judicial administration may have made sure all our other email addresses previously used to query Tuter and other judges are now blocked, with send attempts greeted by the message pictured directly above.  Is it a glitch, or a response to catching the chief judge in written faux pas before posting blog articles?  Whatever it is, at least new email addresses are both limitless and free

I’m Judge Diaz, candidate for county court“.  Bobby Diaz introduces himself back in May at the judicial candidates ethics forum held before every election season …

Pete Holden before the JNC …

And Frank Ledee too.  With the recent resignations there are now three circuit spots and one county seat to be filled …

Still no coffee in sight, although we’re told the jury room is getting a java vending machine solely for those under subpoena …

Truth in advertising, SoCo, Austin, Texas, Friday night …

PB’s Dana Santino booted AFTER public finding of JQC probable cause 

NOT COMING SOONProfessionalism Panels for Judges; Rotation for judges and chief judge term limits …

141 thoughts on “THE PUBLIC HAS A RIGHT TO KNOW”

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      Hey Bill, where do we request copies of these judges resignations from.

      The 17th circuit, or the governors office?

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    Look into JQC vs. John Doe. 1990.
    Just to say, we know it.
    Look at the few last paragraphs.

    Public has a right to know. Somewhat?

    God bless you Bill!

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    TERM LIMITS FOR ALL JUDGES WOULD GO A LONG WAY TOWARD CLEANING UP WHAT HAS BECOME IN BROWARD A CORRUPT AND UNTENABLE SITUATION IN OUR COURTS
    JUDGES IN BROWARD PRESENTLY HAVE NO SUPERVISION AND ARE ACCOUNTABLE TO NO ONE
    CONTINUED PAY TO PLAY PRACTICES ARE RAMPANT AMONG BROWARD JUDGES
    IN ORDER TO DETERMINE THE EXTENT OF THESE PRACTICES A COMPLETE AUDIT OF ALL BROWARD JUDGES SHOULD BE DONE FOR ALL COURT APPOINTED CASES
    JUDGE TUTER SHOULD BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTIONS OF ALL BROWARD JUDGES ALONG WITH THE PERPETRATORS OF SUCH PRACTICES
    THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CONTINUES TO HAVE THE MOST POORLY PERFORMING JUDGES IN THE STATE RESULTING IN MORE REMOVALS AND RESIGNATIONS THAN ANY OTHER CIRCUIT IN FLORIDA

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      We totally agree with term limits.
      End career judges.
      To much potential for corruption.
      County saves a fortune.

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        Not sure how county saves a fortune. All judges get the same pay no matter how long they have been on the bench. The ones who are there longer do get a bigger retirement check but they are replaced by a new person added to the retirement system so if you do the math it’s a wash.

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              Thank you.

              That’s a little messed up. Police, fireman, and others that work “hazardous” duty, have to wait what is it? eighteen years?

              Where can we find that, the county charter?

              We want to see that changed.

              Again, special treatment for some county employees.

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                Firefighters, Police, and other employees are not required to have a college degree and a law degree. So they do not usually have student loans or other expensive costs associated with higher learning.

                Firefighter & Police also have the option of working overtime thereby making over six figures and get full retirement after 18 years. They usually base this on the last 5 years of employment and that is when they get to wrack in overtime to boost their pensions and drop retirement. Just take a look at BSO or Fort Lauderdale Police to review just how much they make with overtime and pension. Many get to retire at 40, get their full pension. Also all of the above can work 2 jobs in addition to overtime. Not to mention they get to work 3 day and 4 day work weeks.

                They also don’t have to pay a 6,200 filing fee to run for Judge. Annual Bar Fees, CLE’s, and lose privacy.

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                Judges are not county employees, they are state employees and are on the state retirement system. It works out that each six year term is equal to about 20% retirement. So, 30 years equals full retirement. But again, we don’t save anything by getting “new” judges. Salary is the same the first yeas as it is in the 30th year and so the 20% per term is also the same whether it is paid to one person or two. In fact, if you add in health care and administrative costs, it is more expensive to tax payers to replace a sitting judge with a new judge. I am not saying all judges should stay for 30 years – most should not. I’m just correcting the idea that replacing a sitting judge with a new judge saves tax payer money. it does not.

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                  Thank you for taking us seriously and enlightening us.

                  When you try to solve a problem, we feel it should be approached from every possible angle.

                  One of our realistic goals is to put an end to “career” judges on the state level.

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                    What other career jobs are you after?

                    Broward Sheriff’s employees are beefing up their pensions by piling on overtime – some amounting to more than $100,000 a year.

                    The payments became an issue this week after the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported that condemned Parkland school deputy Scot Peterson receives a monthly pension of $8,702, based in part on overtime and other compensation.

                    The practice is common, according to sheriff’s office records. Sixty-three employees more than doubled their expected salary last year by using overtime, supplemental compensation and outside work, payroll records show.

                    Those salary bumps create generous pension payouts when officers retire. Money earned through overtime and supplemental earnings, not just regular salary, factor into pension amounts.

                    Six employees made more than $100,000 in overtime last year, records show. All received more in overtime than their regular pay.

                    Main jail deputy Arthur Reeves pocketed the most overtime: $123,331.52, on top of $68,910.31 in regular earnings.

                    Jail deputies Kurt Armstrong, Mary Hagan, Ronnie Peltier and Steven Seldin and dispatch center employee Tonya Hamilton also received more than $100,000 in overtime.

                    Database: Broward Sheriff’s Office 2017 salaries
                    The Sheriff’s Office said Friday that it was working on a request to speak with the employees or to comment on their behalf, but the office had not responded by Saturday evening.

                    Peterson was placed on leave and then retired after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where he was the school resource officer. He was accused of waiting outside as Nikolas Cruz, 19, killed 17 staff and students with an AR-15 rifle on Valentine’s Day.

                    Peterson’s monthly pension adds up to more per year – for the rest of his life – than he actually earned last year. That’s because it is based on the total number of years he worked for the agency (32.59), multiplied by a 3 percent value for being a police officer, and by the average of his five highest-paid fiscal years, according to a state pension handbook.

                    Parkland school cop Scot Peterson gets $8,702 a month in pension
                    The average salary used to calculate his pension was roughly $106,810, according to a Sun Sentinel analysis. In 2015, for example, he took home $110,781.

                    Peterson made $6,056.32 in overtime last year, in addition to his $75,673.69 in regular pay. He added on $13,714.25 in supplemental earnings and $6,434.77 for special detail. The Sheriff’s Office did not provide information about what he did for the additional pay.

                    Jeff Bell, president of the Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputies Association, said some deputies are “go-getters” and want to work extra for the overtime.

                    The agency is short on patrol and jail deputies, he said, leaving opportunities for people to add extra hours to their shift. Some districts mandate overtime because of shortages, Bell said.

                    Deputies who work more than 40 hours a week are eligible for overtime pay at 1.5 times their pay rate. They are not allowed to work more than 16 hours in a day unless approved by a supervisor.

                    A total of 1,612 employees — nearly 30 percent of the agency’s employees — took in more than $10,000 in overtime last year. Twenty-three earned more in overtime than their regular pay.

                    Under the contract for deputies and sergeants, overtime is supposed to be “distributed equitably among bargaining unit members,” depending on job classification, organizational unit and the character of the work.

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                    Or Maybe career Firefighters?
                    Last year, Miami’s fire department handed out overtime like it was candy. And for a small group of the department’s senior-most members, 2014 was one big piñata.

                    From January to December, captains Edgar Acosta, Earl Allen Jr. and John Gonzalez logged extreme workloads and just about doubled their $116,000 salaries, according to the records from the city’s budget office. Already working 52-hour weeks, the trio each worked more than 1,700 overtime hours as the fire department’s overtime budget soared from $4 million the previous year to $8 million.

                    In Gonzalez’s case, the department veteran worked an estimated 2,000 overtime hours, earning $133,000 in time-and-a-half pay and bringing in more money than the city’s $265,000-a-year Fire Chief Maurice Kemp. To reap that kind of haul, he had to squeeze almost two years of work into 12 months.

                    City and fire officials now say the circumstances involving a small number of mostly captains and lieutenants were created by a “perfect storm” of factors, starting with a decision by the city commission to roll out decommissioned fire units without increasing staff. City administrators say they’re working to curb overtime by hiring scores of new recruits, catching up on promotions and renegotiating the fire union’s contract.

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                    As a practicing trial attorney I say that the best judges are usually between 6-20 years. First termers can be a little rough, they make more mistakes, sometimes costly mistakes, forcing expensive retrials. The most productive terms are the second and third from 6-18. After 20 they tend to become lazy and think they know everything.
                    Just my honest 2 cents.

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                      getting back to the theme of this thread,;

                      If any of us are arrested or “accused” of a crime, or even civil tort, the police report, court documents, etc…, are very public.

                      JQC complaints should be the same.

                      Why do they hide it from the public?
                      We all know the answer to that.

                      The last paragraphs of JQC vs. John Doe, seem to imply the FSC may agree.

                      BTW :

                      748 F. Supp. 1520 (1990)
                      John DOE, Plaintiff,
                      v.
                      STATE OF FLORIDA JUDICIAL QUALIFICATIONS COMMISSION, Defendant.
                      No. 89-6362-CIV.
                      United States District Court, S.D. Florida.
                      September 28, 1990.

                      The JQC also maintains that by barring disclosure of the fact of filing a complaint, the rule avoids the possibility that a complainant might wrongfully use the fact of filing with the JQC as a means to amplify and legitimate the claim. This justification is not sufficiently persuasive to prohibit the exercise of free speech.

                      HERE IS THE GOOD PART:

                      In sum, we find that the JQC has failed to set forth any compelling interests alone or in concert sufficient to justify the application of § 12(d) to prohibit the truthful publication of the simple fact that a complaint has been filed by Plaintiff John Doe with the JQC. Accordingly, it is

                      ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that Plaintiff’s Motion for Summary Judgment is GRANTED. Insofar as Article V, Section 12(d) of the Florida Constitution prohibits complainants from revealing simply the fact that a complaint has been filed with the Judicial Qualification Commission, it is hereby declared unconstitutional as applied to this Plaintiff. It is further

                      ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that the JQC is enjoined from enforcing the confidential provision of Article V, Section 12(d), insofar as it prohibits the complainant, John Doe, from disclosing the fact that a complaint has been filed with the JQC.

                      DONE AND ORDERED.

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      We told them we could not tell them who we speak to.
      Told them we promise to never reveal sources.

      They were here to investigate us you idiot.

      Some Broward judges got favors by duping them into believing we were some kind of threat.

      LOL, that will backfire.

      BTW, we do not consider the FBI a source.
      We were never told not to say anything.

      We will no longer respond to attacks against us on this thread.
      We will still comment however.

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        What you should worry, Sokoloff could get put on the bench by default then what you will get happy the clown to mingle with the other bozo clowns

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    What you should worry, Sokoloff could get put on the bench by default then what you will get happy the clown to mingle with the other bozo clowns

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    Tooty’s got some answering to do. What kind of circuit outside of Broward has as many major problems with its judges as we do? The answers to many of the problems result because judges here think they can get away with anything because nobody is looking or nobody from an administration standpoint cares. Tooty certainly doesn’t seem to keep these jokers under control.

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    ALL WE DO AS THE PUBLIC IS FOOT THE BILL
    VOTE OUT ALL INCUMBENT JUDGES
    END CAREER JUDGES

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      The only thing worse than incumbent judges are the losers running against them!

      Sokoloff – the second comming of grunterson but with even less knowledge. 5 time election loser and has a poor courthouse reputation.
      Schneider- unskilled opportunist, ran against Williams because he is black. Now playing name game against Kollra. Looking for big pay increase as practice fails.
      Kaplan – where do you begin with this clown. Poor work history (fired for lack of truthfulness), domestic violence restraining orders, known for lack of legal knowledge and frequent outbursts and meltdowns. Also name game opportunist. Private practice failure can’t survive without government paycheck.
      Lustig- Ran a ticket mill, no real law experience. Wouldn’t know how to pick a jury let alone preside over a trial. Tired of laying around getting high, desides to be a judge.
      Heise – only worthy candidate in the group, but still not much. Private practice failure gets government gig, now wants a big pay raise.

      God help us if any of these schlubs win. Just when you thought it can’t get worse, you realize it could be a lot worse.

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        Because they didn’t cave in to the public defender. Public Defender can have judge remove or at least in working hell

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    “The JQC has a lot of rules regarding when or if they’ll tell if they were even involved, a much criticized secrecy problem that’s been debated for years. ”

    Really?
    No worries.
    Things are going to change. Follow The Rabbit.
    Re: Visitors

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    More appointment Judges get JQC than elected ones. Time to abolish the appointment process. Fix the system once and for all.

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    Don’t know what is worse: the bad baggage old drooling sheckle chasers like Laz the Spaz with what they’ve been dragging to the broward bench for years (the career judicial greasers) or the failed, inexperienced opportunistic goofballs lookin to make the same score by thinking the brass ring is in their grasp by having their names appear first on the ballot.
    Then you’ve got these whimps that can’t take the heat of having to work a full day that resign before the end of their terms so the JNC has another chance to recommend the ultimate bunch of serial applicant losers all looking to slide in on a big pay raise while they chant about what a sacrifice they’d be making to go into public service.
    Anyway you look at it, Broward County has a lot of worthless birds in Black all lookin for a path to least resistance and a big return on their gamble.
    Too many to have them dropping like flies from judicial exhaustion as little as judges work around here.

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      So what if I failed as an attorney at the AG office (fired), so what if I failed in private practice ($800.00 a month), so what if I failed as a husband (domestic violence restraining order), I have the perfect qualifications to be a circuit judge – first name on the ballot AND stupid voters think I’m already a judge thanks to Stan, Mike and Charlie.

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        When he pummels Usan we’ll see if his plan worked …
        Typical Broward judge stuff. Anything to win the prize. It’s happened before.

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          I pray that does not happen. I swear if this bozo ends up on the bench I’ll close my Broward office and move to Dade. I can’t stomach the thought this moron as a judge. Same for Sokoloff. Broward has so many problems because of all the unqualified name gamers and condo @sskissers

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          Bob Diaz putting on his best face for voters. You can bet he doesn’t answer for JQC action and his fine, suspension and public apology to the other judge involved and the Hispanic Bar Asso.
          This guy could possibly be the biggest duffis on the Broward bench and that’s really saying something considering the clowns involved.

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    I think that Judges are so restricted now as to what they can say or do. You are under a constant microscope if you are Circuit material. The criticism is harsh. You make more money if in private practice. It just isn’t worth it to some people after the pink cloud of becoming a Judge fades away. Plus, unless you happen to be in a field that you loved………….boring.

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      Hope John was a better judge than a writer. Couldn’t even make it half way thru. This guy is no Hemingway.
      Are all judges in Broward half-witts ?

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    It looks like he at least was trying.
    From an article at:
    The Lions Den-

    How Parental Disputes Affect Brain Development in Children

    Broward County Family Law Judge John Patrick Contini in the court today spoke about how disputes and problems between spouses can have a very harmful effect on children, more than many parents realize. He had 7 scientific academic articles that he showed to the Father and Mother that found that children in chaotic relationships experience different brain development. Their frontal lobe is developed faster (seemingly good). However, their left and right brain develop much slower. These are the areas of brain related to creativity, logic, logical reasoning, imagination etc. It is so easy in a relationship to get caught up in the matter at hand but you have to look at the effects that can have on your children. One simple way to improve communications, which is given as advice to most parents at the beginning of a time sharing legal matter, is to avoid arguing in front of your children. Avoid including them in any argument with the other parents or discussing the argument with them. Agree to discuss the matter at a later time when you have some privacy, if possible. Also, avoid responding emotionally to the other parent. Try to be civilized and state your ideas or concerns without judgment, taking offense, feeling attacked or being defensive. Lastly, you must place your child’s needs above your own. Swallow your pride and take the high road, as it is your responsibility as a parent. After the judge gave this information, the couple proceeded to fight leaving the courtroom and almost got into a physical altercation by the elevators. You would think they would feel enlightened by what the judge expressed to them, but the ideas did not appear to take root.

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      “how disputes and problems between spouses can have a very harmful effect on children”

      Did you know that the (well known) effects were planned, and , are the intentional goals of The Frankfurt School the original (condo voting block)?

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        This is from one of the comments on this TouTube Video:

        Shouldn’t we all care that they are completely inaccurate in their facts? Before blindly accepting what they claim, I recommend that you read it on your own. Read Horkheimer’s own words on Critical Theory (hint: what he writes, advocates, and teaches is exactly opposite of what the filmmaker’s present here.) There are a few other inconsistencies, as well. The propaganda here is as bad as any that the filmmaker’s are suggesting that they are warning you about. As an educated Christian, I am incredibly disappointed and offended, and implore those of you who seek something beyond rhetoric to skip the content posted here (and probably any by the poster) and go to the original sources and make up your own mind.

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          I agree.
          But you have not provided a factual bases for your post.
          We must listen to our sociological experts for the greater good.
          With that said, and as a radical feminist, I think we all should smoke some cigarettes, (Victory Torches) to proclaim our freedom from man.
          Here’s facts, not hearsay.
          If the angry feminists have seemed to concentrate on the accomplishments of women in politics, it is because they afford a particularly striking example of intelligent use of the new propaganda to secure attention and acceptance of minority ideas.

          It is perhaps curiously appropriate that the latest recruits to the political arena should recognize and make use of the newest weapons of persuasion to offset any lack of experience with what is somewhat euphemistically termed practical politics.
          This methodology has been in place for the last 100 yrs.

          Its over…….. New SC judges coming….

          https://thesocietypages.org/socimages/2012/02/27/torches-of-freedom-women-and-smoking-propaganda/

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            Factual basis?
            That was a comment on that YouTube video on YouTube.
            Pretty much all the comments on that video are like that. Be careful on YouTube. You can find anything you want to back your point of view. Problem is it may not be accurate.

            There is a lot of BS on YouTube. Cross reference always.

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              Its was cross-referenced. Also its public record.
              The Jewish Commies were part of the original Red Scare. They were the inspiration behind Clower – Piven.

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            BIMBOS MAKE BETTER JUDGES
            MORE JUDICIAL RESIGNATIONS ?
            NO PROBLEM
            WE BIMBOS WILL ADMINISTER JUSTICE

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            Broward County Women Lawyers’ Association (BCWLA) is comprised of a diverse group of lawyers and judges. While BCWLA members vary in experience, areas of practice, gender, age, and ethnicity, we share the common vision that a successful legal community thrives on the commitment of its lawyers and judges to the legal and civic community.

            These are divisive freaks of nature.
            Just walk away.

            https://townhall.com/columnists/erichreimer/2018/07/09/the-walkaway-movement-is-taking-america-by-storm-n2498426

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                She thought this was her chance to change America. It’s a cause for celebration she got her azz handed to her. Now lock up this monster for good.

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                  You’re in good company Hillary.
                  These two thought they’d win too.

                  2016 was the just the start of Prevailing Good, and the deconstruction of evil.

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                      A lot going on in this country right now:

                      Because of JW’s ongoing litigation, DOJ has now informed JW that the FBI sent letters to Peter Strzok & Lisa Page telling them to preserve agency records on their personal accounts & personal devices and requesting confirmation that they are doing so.

                      https://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/judicial-watch-fbi-ask-strzok-page-preserve-records/?utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=press%20release

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    Did they take away the 2nd yet?

    All I can say is that either narrative better start arresting big fish, or I am not amused.

    Taking away our rights to travel for lack of back Taxes. Sounds like the 4th Reich type maneuver.
    Oilver North in charge of NRA, REX 84 bag man.

    You want our guns.
    Want to arrest us without due process.
    Telly telling who is guilty via lies.
    Now you want us to shut our mouths while you rape and pillage true Americans?

    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qr2bSL5VQgM[/youtube]

    Don’t drink the Kool Aid or Flouride!

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    So, when Taking Down Evil to Restore Rights, the Action becomes an Entity called Force.
    But when Evil Removes Rights, the Action becomes an Entity called Violence. And that is one way in which humans act , either in the Holy Spirit, or Not.

    If indeed courts must use the illegally obtained info against the cabal for our SURVIVAL, that would not be violence, that would be force to restore rights—ordinarily it’s not acceptable.

    For sure rule of law must be restored. and prosecuting the cabal with legal evidence is the way, as we have said. For sure, that the illegal surveillance (violence), must be ‘as we said ripped out root and branch.’ , and NSA returned to its’ original charter.

    We Have It All!!!!

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      “And they shall be unto you cities for refuge from the avenger; that the manslayer die not, until he stand before the congregation in judgment.” Numbers 35:11

      The unction, Ah…

      Idumea time to consider Aliyah.

      Nevertheless, the evil one came to kill, steal and destroy. The Son of Man is come to destroy the works of your Leviathan.

      “I came not to destroy, but to fulfill.”

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        They feed the truth that makes war peace.
        Write to fight and be that God that you can’t see.
        The Truth is more disturbing than the prison you can’t free.

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    If people knew what Tooty’s Judges were really up to it would burn off the eyebrows.
    Now they get to sneak out of town after the sun goes down because the 17th can’t take any more public hits.
    Tooty’s no better than Ross. He’s worse.

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      He just might be worse.
      On the Sun Sentinel’s live broadcasts of the Broward Bond Court, in the live chat some have said judge Tuter has made threats to shut down the broadcasts.

      Wonder Why?
      If he were to do that, there will be a lot of people calling for his resignation.

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      They should institute a happy hour for Broward judges to blow off some steam. They could all talk about how they are under attack for a string of unfortunate instances.
      Tooty can be bartender.

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    Tooty’s got his hands full. Dealing with a bunch of egocentric psychos can’t be fun. Just how many Broward judges have been removed, resigned or forced to resign from office?
    But Tooty is responsible for these psychos whether he likes it or not. He managed to achieve becoming chief judge so now he’s answerable for them. Hiding from the problems created by various judges isn’t going to solve the situation.
    Tooty needs to set down some fast rules for Broward judges. Making them accountable would be a start.
    His lack of leadership has contributed to resignations and bad behavior of the very judges he’s supposed to be responsible for.
    If he can’t handle the job, he should step aside and let somebody else manage these buffoons.

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    Guys in my high school used to fool around with people they weren’t supposed to. It was no big deal.

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    WHY SHOULD JUDGES PUBLICLY ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR ACTIONS

    THATS FOR THE BLACK PEOPLE IN CHAINS TO DO IN COURT

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    This is a little enlightening.
    Although he gives no reason;

    Notice he sent a copy to the JQC.
    Ending any jurisdiction they had over him.

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        Think you meant JQC, Judicial Qualifications Commission.
        JNC is Judicial Nominating Commission.

        Looks like it. Why else would he send them a copy unless he had pending issues with them?

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      The JQC must retain secrecy as per The 5th.
      The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society.

      Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.

      Sooooo, you’re SOL…
      And if you have a problem with this concept, you’re a criminal, threat, and SOL. Absolute Power, Corrupts Absolutely.

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            Dear Gobbling Slave.
            Do you have a state statue, and description for UPL?
            Have you heard of the Vagueness and Over-Breath Doctrine? Or, how about The 1st. 4th. 5th. 6th. and 14th. Amendments?

            Florida residents were living in their own facies, and eating bugs off walls when The 1st. 4th. 5th. 6th. and 14th. Amendments were written.

            How did a private funded Florida Bar, get the masses to go for this UN-American myth?

            There’s no such law preventing free speech.
            “Case Law Included”.

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    John outlined his reasons on facebook today and they are understandable. Actually compelling. Practicing 30+ years here & never realized how powerless in so many ways a judge is to directly, to actually, help people. How restrained, every day, judges are, how they must bite their tongues again & again.

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      Gottlieb is a hamburger trying to sell himself as prime rib. Time to bring in Litl Red to help wax paper a losing package of has been supporters with no juice.

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      BROWARD JUDGES CONTINUE TO LOOK LIKE STOOGES
      MULTIPLE REMOVALS AND RESIGNATIONS
      MORE TO COME
      EARLY PENSION GRABBERS TAKE FLIGHT
      NO MORE LAME EXCUSES FROM CHIEF JUDGE TUTER
      ONLY SILENCE

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    Things are looking up, Jack. At least your Judges don’t try and lie their way through JQC proceedings.

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      The gig was up. Another JQC complaint and another broken Broward judge slides out the back door before it hit the fan ?
      It’s always a sob story from these jokers looking to deflect the real story. And then we’ve got a Chief Judge who finds it a lot easier to keep his head in the sand by blocking inquiries by his email server. The joke is on Tooty. The answers are transparent even if you neglect to answer them.

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    guardian ad litem appointments
    how are they doled out? Each appointment in civil court (needed where there are unknown heirs in a foreclosure case or other real property litigation) carries a fee of anywhere from 1000 to 5000; should there be some transparency?

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    guardian ad litem appointments
    how are they doled out? Each appointment in civil court (needed where there are unknown heirs in a foreclosure case or other real property litigation) carries a fee of anywhere from 1000 to 5000; should there be some transparency?

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      Usan has only 48 more days to pump another at least 75 grand into his campaign if he wants to keep it. Kaplan pulling ahead out west and making inroads bridging the east side as well.

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            ITS A ROLE OF THE DICE TO RUN FOR BROWARD JUDGE
            TAKE YOUR CHANCES AND HIT THE JACKPOT
            ALL INCUMBENT JUDGES SHOULD RECEIVE COMPETENT COMPETITION

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      BOBBY STILL MAKES THE BEST TACOS IN THE SOUTH !!!
      LOSING A COUNTY COURT CLOWN SPOT ISNT THE END OF THE WORLD
      THERE ARE PLENTY OF CLOWNS LEFT

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      Sun-Sentinel “Nikolas Cruz’s record in PROMISE program is a mystery”.

      What does that mean?

      What a mess Reince! You know Rham Emmanuel don’t you?

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    This was three weeks before he had to go to Tallahassee.
    Think he looks nervous?
    Is that nicotine gum he is chewing?

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    Someone posted this comment the other day. It is total Bull Shit!
    Click the link to Contini’s Facebook page and see for yourselves.
    The latest post as of yesterday was made on July 03, 2018.
    The next previous post was on May, 2013!

    Think this comment was made by Contini?

    “John outlined his reasons on facebook today and they are understandable. Actually compelling. Practicing 30+ years here & never realized how powerless in so many ways a judge is to directly, to actually, help people. How restrained, every day, judges are, how they must bite their tongues again & again.”

    Now look at his Facebook page:

    https://www.facebook.com/pg/JohnContini/posts/?ref=page_internal

    Total BS! JQC!

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        Sure that’s probably part of it.
        From our Blog article:

        Even though the judge is resigning in the middle of his term maybe we shouldn’t be to harsh on him. He may have had a very noble reason for resigning.

        Maybe he couldn’t figure it out. After thirty years, most of his career, of defending the accused and oppressed, sitting in judgment over others just was not in him.

        If that be the case, we then commend the judge for having the courage to admit it and stepping down.

        But that copy to the JQC says a lot too.
        Again from our blog:

        We just obtained a copy of judge Contini’s resignation letter. The letter gives no reason for his sudden resignation, or so it would seem.

        We said it would seem not to give a reason but if you look at who he sent copies to, one was The JQC, Florida Judicial Qualification Commission. The only reason he would send a copy to them would be if he had pending ethics charges before them.

        His resignation would end any jurisdiction they had over him.

        https://southfloridacorruption.com/blog/2018/07/07/broward-county-circuit-court-judge-john-contini-has-resigned/

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          BTW Politicians or people who hold public office have gotten into trouble for keeping their social media accounts closed to the general public like that.

          Has he been posting since on the bench that way?
          Where only people he friends can see them?

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    How many more resignations are expected ? Broward judges seem to be running for cover before the hatch is slammed shut on the corrupt pay to play games with political operatives now hoping if enough time goes by it will all be forgotten and they will slide along with participating judges ?
    No such luck. The questions reman and the consequences approach.
    Broward judges are being forced to face the truth and consequences of their dirty little secrets. And the hammer is swinging down.
    Look for more resignations as the time for repercussions gets closer.
    The game for Broward judges is changing with name games taking front seat to challenges to slacker judges that thought being a judge in Broward is like early retirement with all the perks. Judicial Rotation is approaching with Broward judges dragging their feet and whining the whole way.
    Broward judges are about to find out that they are simply a cog in the wheel and are about to be answerable for their actions.
    The secrets will be revealed and there are some big surprises in store for a number of political punters who thought they were untouchable.
    Public confidence will be restored to a judiciary that’s been out of control for years with no leadership at the helm and no answers being given but coverups and lame excuses.

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    John: Sorry to hear of your resignation, but you’ll be a lot happier outside the company of all the government gophers who can’t do anything else but suck at the public trough. You on the other hand have other talents.

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    The real problem is a lack of oversight and accountability.
    Without it, what do you expect?

    A fondness for power is implanted, in most men, and it is natural to abuse it, when acquired.

    Thomas Jefferson

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      Watch this on YouTube. It has a link to the 911 call from a concerned citizen in Boca that called the police about her driving all over the road. So much for a probable cause argument.

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        I thought I’d squeeze taxpayers as long as I could. No harm done. As a Broward judge it’s worth milking the cow to death.

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    why did Contini resign so abruptly? why can’t judges around here just tell the truth about all these resignations?
    why doesnt Chief Judge Tuter respond to legitimate inquiries?
    what’s happening in this one horse town ?

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      It’s no real Mystery.
      Look at this.
      Why would he send the JQC a copy, unless he had pending issues with them?

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          That’s why he probably resigned.

          From the JQC website:
          The Commission only has jurisdiction over currently serving justices, judges, magistrates, and judicial candidates.

          In Erhlich’s case, she retired. Think they have jurisdiction over her for 1 year still.

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          That’s more than likely why he resigned. He already had some and resigning made them go away.

          From the JQC website:

          The Commission only has jurisdiction over currently serving justices, judges, magistrates, and judicial candidates.

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            Notice, even though not elected or a judge yet, they have jurisdiction over judicial candidates.

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    When they’re not campaigning or selling snake oil to old geezers, they’re making up stories about why they’re resigning in droves. The truth is easy to figure out.

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    Public dosen’t need to know anything about my personal life. So unfair!!!
    I say that my being reprimanded for lack of truthfulness and professional negligence, my being fired for misconduct, the domestic violence restraining orders, being sued for refusal to provide child support are all IRRELEVANT! See, I know lots of judge words plus my last name is the same as other judges. That is all you fools need to know.
    I just hope they don’t find out about my problems with the bar. No, not the drinking problems, the problems with my license…

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