UPDATE

Jack Tuter’s war on the jail cap continues unabated -the hotly anticipated Administrative Order implementing the Alternative Sanctions Program for probation violations was issued yesterday for felony offenders and misdemeanor offenders Click on the links to study the specifics.

Adam Goldberg, chief of the Public Defender’s Early Representation Unit, told us in January that the statutorily authorized program is already in place in numerous judicial circuits throughout Florida, and should have the effect of clearing a large amount of non-violent probationers away from jail stays when a technical is presented to a judge.  The judges retain discretion on each case, so warrants could still be forthcoming, as with the request for reprimand letters in lieu of warrants process, which has been in place for some time.  With Tuter leading the way, however, it’s hoped judges won’t interfere with alternative sanctions, and allow the Department of Corrections to handle technical violations in house.

Wait and see …

Constitutional Revision Commission Chris Smith spoke to us this morning regarding an update on the CRC and judicial issues.

The push to get the retirement age up to 75, and doubling the qualifying minimum years of legal experience before becoming a judge from five to ten years, may still make the ballot.

However, merit retention for all county and circuit judges, after having to face one contested election, seems dead.

Smith says he supports merit retention for seasoned judges because he’s unhappy with the current system for electing judges.  He doesn’t think they should have to hustle all over the county without being able to say much of anything after surviving their first election, but mostly wanted to start a discussion about changing the way judges are elected.  After facing strong resistance from the other commissioners, Smith said the next step may be to try and alter the restrictive speech rules governing judicial elections, so candidates for the bench can at least have substantive discussions on the campaign trail …

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      That is NOT funny! I was always so proud to work with such an intelligent and professional group of attorneys in our courtroom, but I have discovered through your musings what a cruel and ruthless bunch you can be. I was privileged to work with two of the finest judges on the Broward bench and I will stand up for either of them any day of the week. Shame on you.

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    I say make it merit retention. That would put sick pressure on all new Judges. First time up everyone of the JNC’s appointed Judges would get an opponent.

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      Merit retention in a single county jurisdiction would allow wealthy organizations and individuals to easily superfund a Judge out of of office.

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    “Arresting and incarcerating certain non-violent offenders for minor and technical violations of probation is both expensive and nonproductive.”

    Nice!

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    PUSH IT JACK – NOT JUST LIP SERVICE
    DONT JUST TAKE CREDIT FOR SOMETHING YOU HAVENT ALREADY DONE
    PUT IT INTO PRACTICE

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          BACDL is nothing more the defense attorney’s circle-jerk version of made up of Group Thinking Communists and Judicial Activism.

          1. What have they done to improve Due Process in Broward.

          2. How many “defense attorney’s filed a JQC complaint ?

          Let’s start celebrating defense attorneys who are held in contempt for truth telling.

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      Thought that fat chick Rene Dadowski was head of early representation unit ? Did she drop out or was she fired ?

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    Is this old bag completely insane or what ? She needs to seek immediate psychological help after she resigns. Her latest 7 hour tirade is evidence of her ongoing dementia.

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      Power pigs live for power. 75 or 95, a pig can’t let go. Throw a bucket of pig food and you’ll hit them in Broward too. It’s not only DC.

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    Judge Tuter is showing great courage and responsibility for making these changes. No judge has done this before in Broward County, It seems no one has had any interest the the extreme financial cost of keeping minor probation offenders in jail days, weeks, and even extended periods. To fully understand the problem you must understand that the mind set philosophy of the current probation officers in this county. They are trained and conditioned to violate everyone as soon as possible. They are even instructed by their supervisors like Eric Simpson to make up violations in order to punish those they don’t like. This is a major step forward and a great improvement.

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      It’s Satz too. Let’s be honest. He’s a dinosaur. They wouldn’t need this system if he wasn’t so unreasonable.

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      KEEP’EM IN THE SYSTEM
      PROBATION OFFICERS ARE A BIG PART OF THE PROBLEM KEEPING THE PRISON INDUSTRIAL SYSTEM IN FULL SWING
      BROWARD JUDGES DO THE REST

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      Tuter is just under pressure to rein back prison populations from Tallahassee. It’s no longer cost effective and morally repugnant.

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        Morally repugnant.

        When a cop pulled him over to the side of the road
        Just like the time before and the time before that.
        In Paterson that’s just the way things go.
        If you’re black you might as well not show up on the street
        ‘Less you wanna draw the heat

        In a land where justice is a game

        1975 Dylan, B

        https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QfiK17FhP4g

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      CROOKED JUDGES ARE THE CAUSALITIES.
      THE NEXT TIME YOU ASK YOURSELF, “WHY DIDN’T ANYONE SPEAK UP AGAINST CHILD ABUSE, KNOW WHY.

      ITS THE CROOKED JUDGES, WHO HELP THE CROOKED LAWYERS AND CONTRACTORS COMMIT FRAUDS.

      KNOW THE FACES OF SYSTEMIC CHILD ABUSES.
      KNOW THE FACES OF THOSE WHO PROCURE CHILDREN, TO THE COUNTIES ELITE.

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          It simply makes me sick that the people creating, governing, and enforcing laws on citizens are doing some of the most vial crimes.

          If it isn’t the lawmakers, it is the “white collar” people funding those actions, or the entertainers that promote their “special order” (aka propaganda).

          I just cannot believe all of this runs so deep within the system. America has evidentally been sick for a very long time…Seems like something that would happen in someone else’s country, but not ours. It is a scary thought to even raise sons and daughters in this kind of world.

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        Adriana Alcalde represented Tom Lauder in a Stalking Violence Case and was heard by Judge Michael G Kaplan

        Broward County Case Number: DVCE17006662

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            She rarely loses. That is why Mike paid a high price for her to come back. He wanted to bring a winning culture back to SAO.

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          FLORIDA U KNOW THIS COURT – IS INCOMPETENT INEPT & CORRUPT!!! – FUKTHISCOURT.COM

          Adriana Alcalde says:
          December 7th, 2017 at 10:18 am

          It is an outrage that the Mayor refused a free audit by the Florida bar. I have not been politically involved in my city and I regret it. I am glad that Plantation residents are becoming more involved and aware of what is going on in our city. Let’s not forget the commissioner that also voted against the free audit. I would like to hear what the reasoning for that was. Also- why is there no evaluation on the city attorney? I’m looking forward to seeing who comes forward to help lead our great city.
          https://www.browardbeat.com/broward-politics-veltri-familys-unprecedented-political-reign-ending/

          WELL, “CORRUPT” FORMER JUDGE(?) CLAUDIA ROBINSON AND MICHAEL G AHEARN
          WHY REFUSE A FREE AUDIT
          THE FLORIDA BAR SHOULD ORDER A COMPREHENSIVE INDEPENDENT AUDIT FOR “CORRUPT” FORMER JUDGE(?) CLAUDIA ROBINSON AND MICHAEL G AHEARN
          WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO LOSE???

          FUKTHISCOURT.COM
          PART OF THE “FUK” (FLORIDA U KNOW) NETWORK OF SITES AND PAGES

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      Satz had to put Patyl in Homicide. You want your best people there. Patyl is an amazing attorney. Just ask her. She will tell you how great she is.

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        She really is amazing…at talking about other ASAs and even victims behind their backs. Poor Shari has her work cut out for her with this mental midget.

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              “Rocket ship of justice!?” Good one Patyl. She just got promoted after how many years of begging for a promotion? Bwahahaha. She has no friends. Just people she kisses up to until she no longer finds them useful.

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          Talk about a whack. It’s scary. Satz hires incompetent airhead bimbos over qualified, talented people. The only worse run public office is the Public Defender’s Office. There all the top paid people don’t even carry caseloads because they are too incompetent to even walk into a courtroom. It’s hard to believe and even scarier to comprehend.

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