YOU MAKE THE CALL!

The following is from a transcript of a sentencing hearing from 2015 before a Broward circuit judge, adult court.  The request for downward departure was denied.  The defendant scored prison because of a residential burglary charge.  The judge is still assigned in the criminal division.

THE DEFENDANT: I still have family here to support me. Keep me moving in the right direction. And I’ve learned. And I have grown from the person that I used to be. And now I see that I want a future. I want to be someone. But I want to earn it. I don’t want people to just look at me and judge me just by the way my hair is or the color of my skin.

THE COURT: They’re going to do that, man. … And I have been judged by the way I look my whole life. And every time a minority commits a crime or gets accused of a crime, that person makes it worse for all of us. Make no mistake about it. Because of what you did, not only are you going to be judged by it, every minority is going to be judged by it. Make no mistake about it. The woman that lives in that house, she’s never going to look at a black person the same way. And that’s your fault. … So when we hear about could a Ferguson happen here? Absolutely. It could happen here. Part of that is your fault. Just like how in Ferguson, nobody seems to care that Michael (Brown) goes into a store, manhandles the store owner, steals the cigars, does all that stuff. Everyone seems to forget. But if the store owner had a gun, a bullet in Michael Brown’s head, he would be dead. No problem. And people wouldn’t have a problem with him being dead.

                        APPROPRIATE OR INAPPROPRIATE?   

                                    WISE OR WORRISOME?

                               CAN YOU GUESS THE JUDGE?

                            YOU MAKE THE CALL!

                                    (Shooting of Michael Brown)

Coming Soon – Sorry guys, Destry can sua sponte mitigate; Serenity Now, Insanity Later or: How Broward Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Judicial Rotation; Three potential CJ candidates thus far, and counting … ; Straw Poll: What division should Weinstein be assigned next July?

240 thoughts on “YOU MAKE THE CALL!”

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    Really Bill! You botch a downward departure and you want to blame the Judge. Why don’t you publish the whole transcript so we can read what a horrible job you did.

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    Obviously it’s a judge of color preaching his or her botched idea of a sermon from the bench without having thought it through. When are Broward judges going to realize it’s not part of their job description to moralize, rationalize, or pied piper defendants, especially with such sad and misplaced metaphorical scenarios such as this.
    I can only guess as to which intellectually challenged legal scholar shot off this diatribe !
    If it’s soul searching the judge is experiencing, he or she should bump it up to psychoanalysis as an alternative therapy.

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    Could a Ferguson happen here? Absolutely! It’s ok to shoot a kid who steals cigarrolos. If that’s how Judges think here, absolutely it could happen here.

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    Are you playing a guessing game here or are you going to tell us which stupid Broward judge was trying to come off all wise? There are so many stupid not to mention lousy judges in Broward, it could be anyone of them !

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    Weinstein should be assigned the only division he’d probably have a chance of being good at: KITCHEN DUTY

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    Is this judge routinely one of the few defense oriented judges in Broward? Is he one of the few that takes the time to read the law? Is he one of the few that could try their way out of a paper bag? Is he one of the few that gives defendant’s 2nd and 3rd chances? Or is this a case where a certain lawyer has a personal vendetta?Also what did the guy score? What did he get sentenced to? What was the State recommending? A little context might help, unless of course it does not fit in with the agenda.

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      Is this one of the ones lenient on drug cases that turns into the avenger when incompetent prosecutors drop the ball on more serious crimes?

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    Will someone please tell judge bowmans bailiff Fernandez to stay awake when he’s supposed to be working. The old decrepit bailiff sleeps more he at work than he does at home. And gets paid by all of us for sleeping on the job. What an embarrassment and a waste of money. Totally useless bailiffs for our security. WAKE UP BAILIFF FERNANDEZ ITS TIME FOR YOU TO GO HOME NOW. THE DOCKET IS OVER.

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    Would someone please help the bailiff that walks funny and has smelly nasty breath. His condition seems to have gotten worse with his hemorrhoids. Not he smells like he’s having anal secretions and smells like he has soiled himself. OMG his breath smells bad enough and now we have to smell whatever is leaking out of his anus. . Awful awful smell.

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    Don’t bother bailiff Fernandez. He took the fema security test and passed and has the certificate to prove it. Even though he cheated on the test with the help of his great supervisor who gave him all the answers. That’s the BSO way.

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    If you want to sign up for the courthouse security class being taught tomorrow by BSO supervisor Pliaconas DO NOT CALL 831-5506 to RSVP for the class. The JA NEVER answers the phone and the bailiff is of no help either. Supervisor Pliaconas has informed us that the class is filling up quickly and she Is very to inform us that in her class SHE GUARANTEES THAT EVERYONE WILL PASS WITH A 100 % test score and will receive a certificate. Please plan to attend this wonderful informative class.

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    Notice to All Concerned. Bailiff Supervisor Carole Eddey is in NO WAY SHAPE OR FORM AFFILIATED OR CONNECTED OR INVOLVED IN THE COURTHOUSE SECURITY CLASS AND TEST BEING CONDUCTED TOMORROW OR ANY OTHER CLASSES OR TESTS. SUPERVISOR EDDEY DISAVOWS ANY KNOWLEDGE OF SECURITY TESTS OR CERTIFICATES RECEIVED BY BAILIFFS OR ANYONE ELSE.

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    PDs leaving in record numbers. Never seen it so bad! Case numbers soaring. More defecting daily. No good news around here.

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    This is bailiff Fernandez. I want to inform everyone that I am trained in advanced courthouse security emergency situations and tactics and have my official Fema certificate as proof of my security expertise. Don’t let the fact that I sleep at my work desk all day fool you. I am a highly trained and alert security specialist trained in many facets of courthouse security. So when you see me sleeping always remember that maybe I’m just acting like I’m sleeping and really watching what’s going on with my eyes closed. I was also trained in that technique by my bailiff supervisor who is very wise to these skills.

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    This language is troubling on a variety of levels. IF individuals are being punished more aggresively because of a personal world view held by the Judge or because the Judge feels embarrassed or personally put upon by the actions of criminals then action should be taken. I also don’t think the point is valid as to a crime victim converting into a bigot because the victimizer was presumably dark skinned. This may be a valid supposition for a small segment of society but not the world thankfully most people live in. It could be there’s a conscious or unconscious payback going on because of a deeply held personal belief or insecurity of the jurist, or nothing at all. This type of language still has no place in a courthouse and presents a lack thoughtfulness expected by a detached jurust.

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      Detached jurist is the key. Why are so many Broward Judges hysterical and in love with the sound of their own voice?

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    Donuts, bagels and coffee will NOT be supplied by the bailiffs at the training class. But you will be GUARANTEED to leave the class with a genuine security certificate for attending and taking the test.’ REGARDLESS OF IF YOU PASS THE TEST OR NOT BECAUSE IN THIS CLASS EVERYONE PASSES THE TEST. YOUR INSTRUCTOR WILL SEE TO THAT.

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      Yes. It does = that ….especially when you are physically roughing someone up in the process. If that doesn’t earn a head bullet, then sticking your arms into the cop’s car later surely will…..oh wait let’s blame it on race

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    If we take the training class does that mean that we will be trained certified security and emergency response professionals like all of the super duper trained and highly alert bailiffs sleeping thru out the courthouse. I definitely feel so much safer with the highly trained bailiffs being here watching out for any problems that may arise, even if they are sleeping.

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    The mailman just dropped off the mail. He’s also a decorated combat veteran. He’s also African American so all his humanity and achievements are null and void because a Black man stole a frisbee from 7-11 last night. It was on the news.

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    Somebody should inform this doofus judge that this is not a court of opinion. Follow the law and keep your mouth shut. Your biases aren’t a necessary part of the equation. This is exactly why this sort of behavior should not be encouraged.

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    Well we know for sure that it wasn’t judge whiny that made those comments in court. The Chief Judge hasn’t been in a courtroom or done a day’s work in years. He’s too busy looking for his next cheap buffet to gorge himself on. Whiny do any work. Please , get real.

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    Is the bailiff supervisor giving the training class going to do it in English. Does she speak English ? Which bailiff will be assisting her with the class. ?

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    And here I was thinking Ferguson was an understandable, if misguided, reaction to years of racism and rotten predatory police culture. Silly ole me. It’s the fault of black men everywhere. Give him a braid for his robe.

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    Just wanted everyone to know that I had a very interesting conversation with the bailiff in 336 regarding various problems that have never been addressed in regards to the bailiffs training and updated certification. They are apparently NOT trained or certified in basic first aid, CPR, how to use or operate the defibrillators or how to properly assist in the evacuation of the courthouse in a potential emergency. It’s always very enlightening have a conversation with this bailiff and learning the truth about what goes on in the courthouse. More details to follow.

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    I’m really getting tired of our bailiff, who actually does his job and works getting called to go here there and everywhere to give another bailiff a lunch break. In the meantime the bailiff next to us is NEVER called or bothered even though her judge is not here 75 % of the time. The bailiff locks herself in chambers with the JA and only comes out for lunch or to go home. This is entirely and totally wrong to keep abusing the bailiffs that work and the others like the one next to us do NOTHING.

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    Hmmm, and just what are that bailiff and her JA doing behind locked doors ? I would love to be a fly on the wall and watch . The JA covers for her all the time.

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    Are you kidding me the Chief Judge nor his JA or bailiff have been known to do any work. They are definitely no balls of fire in the working department. His chambers are like a regular morgue.

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        When is the new building set to open? I imagine Peter will be unhappy to move out of the Chief Judge Chambers.

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    OThe transcript sure narrows it down. You wonder just how dumb some of these judges actually are. If he doesn’t know any better he should be reprimanded so he can learn it.

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    That’s right about backmans. Neither one of them works on Fridays. Arlene backman and Teri Miller NEVER WORK ON FRIDAYS AT SOUTH SATELLITE COURT. And their bailiffs don’t work either. The bailiffs hang out all day at the courthouse on Fridays doing ABSOLUTELY NOTHING AND GET PAID FOR IT. There is no BSO supervisor at South Satellite to monitor this. What is up with that.

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    The information that I’m getting from my sources in the courthouse reference the bailiffs is true and accurate as I bring it to you. Absolutely accurate and on going. More to follow.

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    Judge whiny crying about needing more judges. How bout bringing Backman and Miller from south satellite on Fridays to work up here and help out. Neither one of those two hogs at the trough EVER works on Fridays. NEITHER ONE OF THEM IS A TEAM PLAYER. Both are lazy do nothings just like their bailiffs. And judge whiny AND BSO have been aware of this for a long time.

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    I have several bailiffs that are willing to come forward about the cheating scandal on the security test last month. They are willing to explain how the bailiffs cheated with the help of their immediate supervisor. More details to follow.

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    Are the bailiffs going to be working in the new courthouse. We thought that all the rats and cockroaches were going to be exterminated before we moved into the new courthouse. Here’s to hoping for a miracle or strongly cockroach spray.

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    We hear that even the real deputies want to see the bailiffs out of the courthouse permanently. All they do is get in the way and make matters worse with their stupid childish antics and unprofessional behavior. Good riddance.

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    Over the last several weeks we have been talking to numerous baillifs on the condition that they not be identified. The baillifs have a slew of very legitimate concerns, problems and plain old gripes concerning their jobs. One of their biggest concerns is the shortage of manpower. They are complaining that they are not permitted to take a day due to the shortage and that this is also creating a very real safety concern for themselves and everyone in the courtrooms. They state that they are called off of lunch breaks early so they can relieve another baillif for their lunch. They are upset about the baillif supervisors not volunteering to step up and do some of the lunch reliefs themselves instead the supervisors act like that is beneath them since they are SUPERVISORS and are too busy yet they never miss having their lunch at a normal lunch hour. The baillifs feel that they are constantly lied to by their supervisor’s and not appreciated for the work they are doing. They feel that the supervisors do not their best interest at heart and are only looking out for themselves. The supervisors very rarely walk around and check on the known baillifs that are sleeping, playing video games on their phones watching movies and just hiding out due to the fact that their judge didn’t come into work that day and other baillifs that ARE working are told that there is no other baillifs available to help them or worst yet they have corrections deputies come into work in the courtrooms on overtime pay which we were told averages $55 an hour compared to the $18 that the baillifs average per hour. And the baillifs tell us that they still do 90%of the work while the corrections deputy mostly stands around making overtime pay averaging 30-35 per week. And then going to work their full shift in the jail. If the supervisors did their jobs and walked around they would find a lot of the do nothing baillifs and put them to work. Problem is that the supervisors know who these baillifs are but are very friendly with them, thus none get caught. We have walked around ourselves and have seen with our very eyes what the baillifs are complaining about. Numerous empty courtrooms with no judges working and bailiffs hiding and sleeping in their little front rooms that they have taken over, baillifs such as Fernandez sleeping right out in the open at his desk outside of judge Bowman’s chambers, baillif Steen sleeping at the door where inmates enter and exit the courthouse which is a very high risk area and he has also been seen sleeping in court. Baillif Dehart constantly walking the courthouse hallways trying to pick up women and not working. Baillif Barton also walking the halls doing nothing except laughing and joking around and the baillifs assigned to judges backman and miller at south satellite who do nothing on Fridays, every Friday because their judges don’t work on Fridays. The baillifs go to the mall, long lunches and do nothing the entire day and get paid for it yet the baillifs are told that they don’t have enough baillifs to help out. The baillifs morale is at an all time low and they have no confidence or trust in the baillif supervisors. We will be taking photos and videos and are compiling more information for a future date. More to follow.

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    I just finished reading the post about the baillifs and I’m sure that there are a lot of good baillifs that do their jobs well everyday and to the best of their ability BUT then you have the ones that just show up everyday to just collect a pay check and do the very least work that they can get away with which is very easy for them to do due to their supervisors doing very little in the way of supervisory work. The supervisors are more concerned in staying in their offices instead of doing what supervisors are supposed to do. They have no training in supervision skills or personnel management skills. What type of a supervisor is a supervisor who encourages and promotes cheating. These are not the qualities found in a good supervisor or a supervisor who is respected by her subordinates or represents the agency that she works for. Very poor image for a supervisor to convey to her subordinates or any one else in the workplace that she comes into contact with. Without good supervisors you will have a very low morale with your people and certainly not gain the respect that is needed to successfully succeed as a supervisor.

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        State offered 10 years. Victim was afraid to come to sentencing. Judge gave defendant 22 months (bottom) finding the defense didn’t prove a basis to depart.

        Defense said Judge I promised him a downward, I was ineffective. So Judge let defendant withdraw his plea. Case is still pending. All the transcripts are online. Judge treated the defendant and counsel very well.

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          So you think what he said in that excerpt above is any where near appropriate? Big deal- he undercut the state. That happens 99.9 percent of the time in Broward b/c state offers are ridiculous

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    I know that the baillifs need help but I seriously doubt that they want either one of our bailiffs working with them, one is a loud mouth overbearing clown and the other one thinks he’s a regular lothario with smelly breath and now for the last couple of days a very smelly case of ass secretions which is probably the reason that he walks the way he does. Jesus could this guy smell any worse. Trust me the other baillifs don’t want him within breathing distance.

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    I just got a call that the chief Judges JA was seen in the courthouse today even if it was for a fleeting moment. She reportedly only works about 30 minutes per week. So if you want her to answer your phone calls you need to call her within those 30 minutes. Good luck.

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    You’ve probably got a better chance of seeing Sasquatch than seeing or talking to the Chief Judges JA. She’s a very elusive and well hidden individual.

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    Why why why does the chief Judges JA get to park in the east parking garage when she does not work in the north wing. The rest of us are prohibited from parking in the east garage and have to walk thru rain, traffic and homeless people harrasing and asking us for money. Why does she get special and preferential treatment. Is it because the judge told court administration to make it happen for his precious little JA who rarely shows up for work. Does the judge galso give out favors in court too. She is no better or different than the rest of us. Tell her to park with the rest of us and to carry an umbrella for when it rains. She ain’t as special as she thinks she is. We are ALL waiting for her to come down from her little cloud.

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      Why does Ro Po’s JA also get that privilege. Is it because she is too old to walk in those heels? Or just another show of favoritism?

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    It was just discovered that the Chief Judge has requested that bso assign 3 uniformed and one plain clothes deputy for the judges lunch at Bravo’s to keep Bill Gellin and his merry band of rabble rousers away from the Judges table. The deputies will be expected to pay for their own lunches. And how do you think that we found out this secret information. Well from the JAs email where else. She hasn’t figured out what secret means yet. It takes working more than 30 minutes a week to figure that out. And by the way since she never answers the phone, court administration is removing their phones to save money.

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    Has the bailiff possessed serial poster not discovered that the self-hating murderer in Orlando was employed as G4S at the St. Lucie County Courthouse?

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    If Sinhgal can’t conduct himself in a professional manner, he has no place sitting on the bench. The quality of judges sitting in Broward seem to be on a steep downward slide and this behavior on behalf of Sinhgal is yet another example. Repeated instances of unprecedented unprofessionalism on behalf of judges seem to be on the increase with what I read from the transcript in question. I’m frankly aghast at this judge’s demeanor and conduct.

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    What do you expect from a judge that graduated from the Gardner school of court room etiquette ! Look where that got her in the end. Sinhgal should know better, but these little eager beavers can’t help themselves. Lol. No legal geniuses here. Just plebs that got it handed it to them and they can’t even deal with that. Sanction or reprimand. File the appropriate complaint and quit whining.

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      He’s never impressed me. Just another political hack appointed to the bench after article 5 finished off his handouts.

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    You really know how to assign them Whiney. Keep up the good work. This one sounds like he’s about to crack. Seen it before. The list is growing. But you really wouldn’t know because you don’t carry a docket like chief judges in other circuits. I can’t figure out what you do but go to lunch.

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    Wow ! Maybe an African-American of shared experience could say something like this. But Judge Singhal is Indian-America. This statement sounds as if he’s angry to be confused with other people with skin that isn’t white that have done bad things. He’s probably with Trump !

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    It’s pretty obvious his thinking process moves at a fairly glacial pace. Why would Singhal spout off like this???

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    The G4S security guards that work in this courthouse are on the same level as the bailiffs. BOTH groups are USELESS and hired from the same labor pool. The backgrounds they do for G4S are the same they do for BSO bailiffs. G4S hires terrorists, known terrorists at that, and BSO hires bailiffs that are rapists, attempted murderers, sexual predators and deviants, wife beaters, thieves and on and on …. where do these two agencies find the pure crap that they hire. Oh and let’s not forget the 80 year old men and women that BSO hires to protect everything and everyone in the courthouse. My god these old idiots walk the halls passing gas and they are so old they don’t even realize that they are practically crapping their pants. Please.

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    Singhal is Indian ? Is he a Seminole Indian. Why is he even working, the Seminoles get paid $10,000 a month tax free just to sit around on the reservation and drink beer. Singhal please go back to your TeePee as soon as possible. Go count all of your money from the casino.

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      It’s the irresistible lure of a steady paycheck and a big fat pension. Why do any of them seek appointment unless it’s to get something for free on the public dime. I’m surprised to see this coming from Singhal, but not too surprised. He’s succumbed to an all too familiar scenario seen in many Broward judges.

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        except that Singhal had another tantrum in open court recently where he went on and on about how doesn’t need the job or the money like some of his colleagues b/c he could go right back to private where he was making $500,000. Dude lost his mind.

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      Obviously not a sympathizer with Black Lives Matter movement! Lol. Somebody should run against him when his term is up. It’s the only thing that gets their attention. Knock him off the bench and put somebody better suited to the needs of the community.

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        So the guy that routinely gives criminal defendants a break should be voted out? A guy that routinely gives minorities a break should be voted out? I don’t see the logic. The next time Singhal actually fucks somebody that didn’t deserve it will be the first time. I think the lawyering in this county is at an all time low if you complain because you can’t get what you want in front of Singhal. Grow the fuck up.

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          Right on point. Singhal has granted downwards that the majority of judges would never grant; he actually considers mitigation when most judges only focus on aggravators. Stop whining.

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    Our bailiff has informed us that he has just legally changed his name to Don Juan De Casanova aka lothario. But we all still know him as Bailiff Smelly Ass Breath. If he has any friends out there please tell him to do something about his nasty breath and smelly anal secretions. The stench has gotten unbearable.

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    The bailiffs are now complaining that they haven’t gotten a raise in 3 years. Hey USELESS ingrates being thankful that you even have jobs. None of you are even smart enough to flip burgers at the McDonald’s.

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    I’ve been calling 831-5506 , it’s 9 am all of us are working and guess what ? No answer yet. I guess the JA is NOT awake yet and maybe she’ll come to work or maybe skip work altogether and go shopping. We’re pretty sure that shopping will be the priority. Oh well another day in the life of the Chief judges JA who enjoying the privilege of parking in the east garage. It’s definitely tough being the Chief Judges JA.

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    ALL OF THE JAs SHOULD BE PERMITTED TO PARK IN THE EAST GARAGE JUST LIKE THE JA THAT WORKS ( actually not works ) FOR THE CHIEF JUDGE. WHY THE FAVORITISM. WHY IS SHE SPECIAL. ALL OF THE JAs SHOULD BE PERMITTED TO PARK IN A SAFE AND SECURE GARAGE LIKE SHE DOES. THE CHIEF JUDGE OF ALL PEOPLE SHOULD NOT SHOW FAVORITISM. VERY BAD EXAMPLE TO SET.

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    Who cares where this stupid JA parks. I’ll be happy when she FINALLY decides to show up for work and answer her phone. I know it’s alot to ask but for Christ sakes does she ever work ? How can someone be so lazy and continue to keep their job. What a joke.

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    We all know that some of the JAs are not the brightest or the most efficient people in this courthouse but the JA that supposedly works for the Chief Judge is the absolute worse that I have ever had the displeasure to deal with and that is only on the very rare times that she actually shows up for work. She’s the rudest unhelpful stupid person that has the title of JA.

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    Now are sources are telling us that bailiffs are refusing to work for judge McCarthy. Her bailiff Sanchez refused to work for her and apparently was reassigned to another judge. More to follow.

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    Just came from Judge Bowmans. Bailiff Fernandez already passed out at his desk sleeping. Doesn’t this guy get enough sleep at home. All the attorneys think it’s hilarious. The guy looks like he died at his desk.

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    Actually bailiff Fernandez sleeping or any other bailiffs sleeping for that matter is not funny. These bailiffs are supposed to be doing their jobs providing security for the judges and the rest of us, NOT SLEEPING.

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    In regards to bailiffs refusing to work for certain judges I say this. The bailiffs must work for whatever judge the bailiff supervisor sends them to. This is there job. If they don’t like it they should be sent home with no pay. This isn’t pick and choose where and when you want to work. The bailiffs supervisors are spineless and not doing their jobs if they let the bailiffs dictate to them where they will and will not work.

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    No the bailiffs Supervisor have no backbone to tell bailiffs Where they MUST work. She’s only good for cheating on test’s. Nothing there in supervision skills whatsoever. She’s considered a joke by the bailiffs. No respect, none earned.

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    Lets see , we’ve got G4S security terrorists and BSO bailiffs that are incompetent morons in charge of our courthouse security. The G4S guys with guns and the bailiffs that don’t know how to get people out of the courthouse. We are doomed.

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    Don’t be scared if something happens in the courthouse just follow the Chief judges JA out of the courthouse. That JA may be stupid and lazy but she knows every short cut out of this courthouse and without being seen. Hopefully she’s working on the day that you need to follow her out of here. She’ll be running to the east garage where she always parks her car. She’s special.

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    Singhal must be overworking himself covering for Destry who’s out politicking to keep his seat. Haste makes waste.

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    Singhal is Indian ? Is he a Seminole Indian. Why is he even working, the Seminoles get paid $10,000 a month tax free just to sit around on the reservation and drink beer. Singhal please go back to your TeePee as soon as possible. Go count all of your money from the casino. And smokem your peace pipe and calm down..

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    Has there been a sighting of the ever elusive chief judge JA. She’s an,endangered species here at work. And apparently allergic to answering her phone or returning phone calls. Bet she’s not allergic to going shopping when she’s supposed to be at work. My my how lazy can one JA be.

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    The bailiff in usans said that we can all stop worrying about him. He told us that he loves to ride his bicycle without a seat on it, that he just loves the stimulation and feeling that he gets from the tube sliding on his anus. He said it’s like pure heaven. To us that was way too much information. Now we see him in a different way.

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    Number one, the food at Bravo’s is awful. Why even go there. Number two, Singhaal lfamily emigrated from India, as in Bombay. Number three, bailiffs sleep on the job all the time. Just check judge Port’s courtroom any Friday afternoon. More than one snoozing in there. By the way, whatever happened to that podiatrist sex case that Bidwell was covering for Singha all who was supposed to cover for Destry?

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    Judge Porths on Fridays is like a regular flop house with several bailiffs always sleeping there. Everyone knows about it including the supervisors who are total crap buckets here.

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      What do you expect? Ari was the same guy who supposedly didn’t know his former JA, his best friend’s wife, wasn’t showing up to work half the time for years. Word is, he didn’t have the balls to fire her himself so he ratted her out to Court Admin and they put the JA in a position to quit or face the music for not showing up to work (those darn transponders get em every time) .

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    Hey I always thought it was allowed for the bailiffs to catch up on their sleep while in the courthouse. What is wrong with that. Are you jealous. If the supervisors can cheat and get away with it then the bailiffs should be able to sleep undisturbed and get away with it. Fair is fair.

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    To all wanting to speak to the Chief Judges JA, court administration has advised us that the JA does indeed come to work. She comes in on Tuesday morning at 10 am until 10:45 am. Between 10:15 and 10:45 she takes a break. So if you want to call you better do it before 10:15 or else you will have to wait until the following Tuesday and try it all over again and hope that you get lucky enough that she actually decides to answer the phone.

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    I am not even a lawyer but my interest in the law has been spurred by a recent interaction in the probate division. Even I know the appeal court does not allow consideration of factors such as “sending a message to other potential offenders”. I suspect the appeal court will not allow considerations like “disgracing your race” either.

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    Is Singhal a member of the Billie clan, the Cypress clan, the Tiger clan or is he a member of the Rotten Belly Society within the Seminole tribe. All with the exception of the Rotten Belly Society are in high standing in the hireacy of the tribe. The Rotten Belly Society not so much. They are the outcast.

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    Porth has always allowed baillifs to sleep in the front office of his courtroom. Nothing new there and the baillifs supervisor knows it but is too lazy to walk over there and catching them.

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    Court Administration needs to start checking the chief judges JAs transponder and verify how very few days she comes to work and how late she comes to work and how early she goes home whenever she does decide to work. The other JAs have taken notice of this for some time now and are sick and tired of her doing as she pleases with her work schedule and being treated different than the rest of the JAs by being allowed to park in the safe and secured east parking garage while the rest of us are subjected to the rain, panhandlers and unsafe conditions in the other garage. Judge Weinstein what makes her special, do you show favoritism in court the same as you do for your JA. This is a terrible example for you to be setting.

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    Come on on over to OCCRC. Heard everyone is quitting in the PDs office because supervisors don’t handle any cases and the pay is so bad. Start with a 7 grand increase here and all supervisors carry as many cases as division attorneys. Get out while you can. The last one to defect said he’d never go back there under present admin it’s so bad and filled with so many top heavy slackers.

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      How many attorneys does OCCRC have on staff that handle criminal cases? Twelve, maybe fourteen? I thought they contracted out to special assistants.

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      Yeah but would you really want Cathy Keuthan as your lawyer?! Once she had to come to court & was visibly shaking at the podium.
      No thanks!

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        Even less of us want her around period. She’s made a real mess of the office with her mismanagement. She couldn’t try a case if her life depended on it. She’s scared to even walk into a courtroom.

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      You’re a jerk. Real subtle there with “The last one to defect said he’d…” when only one guy left the PDs for RCC recently. You don’t need to make things up to make the PDs office look bad. He never said that and wouldn’t have said anything like that to you.

      RCC is just an easier gig with a little more money. No stats, no MH court, no waiting in court all day for PD apps and people have a more manageable caseload.

      Yes, PDs need to be paid substantially more.
      Yes, it’s unfair so many chiefs are making more than double the average pay of most PDs.
      Yes, more people will be quitting soon.

      However, there are even more problems than a low salaries and chiefs without caseloads at the office.

      It’s inevitable that attorneys with 100+ cases at a time will make mistakes. Instead of scolding and embarrassing them, why doesn’t administration put a system in place that will minimize these mistakes?

      The offie requirement is that every client needs to be seen in person once a month. Well, with 40+ in custody, it’s hard to do when prepping 100+ cases at a time. In other districts, PDs can schedule video conferences and call the pods at anytime. The 40 minute drive to Pompano multiple times a week could be spent communicating with clients and prepping cases, thereby making it more manageable. The administration refuses to put this in place because Howard wants “personal” visits. That’s a great idea, but unrealistic with 100+ cases. Also, gas is expensive and the office refuses to reimburse attorneys for gas mileage but investigators get reimbursed when they go to the jails. How is that even fair when most of them get paid more than the attorneys?

      ERU drops the ball A LOT. At first, it seemed like a great idea to have attorneys deal with the first days of representation, but it feels like a punch in the gut when you get a file from ERU 30+ days after arrest and notice that they didn’t move to preserve the video surveillance that could have exonerated your client. ERU does nothing to preserve evidence for our clients except get orders at magistrate for injury photos. It’s great that they deal with medical and bond issues, but a lot more goes into representing someone pre-filing of an information.

      There are no repercussions for the bad secretaries. We can complain until we’re blue in the face when secretaries take weeks to schedule simple hearings, when they take months to set depositions, when they don’t pass along messages, when they forget to have subpoenas served, when they don’t put things on our calendars, when they don’t respond to attorneys e-mails, but nothing will ever happen. They just transfer in another bad secretary and that’s because it’s too difficult to find good support staff willing to work for 25k a year.

      The investigators are so slow in responding to attorney requests and completing them. The only investigator worth a damn is Joel. The rest will make up any excuse to get out of completing an investigative request. We shouldn’t have to be following up so much just to get an update on a request and if they’re headed to the jail anyway, why is it that they can’t help by dropping off a client’s trial clothes? It’s not ok for them to respond that “it’s not their job” and somehow assume that it’s an attorneys job to do that.

      MH court is just a mess. MH clients are being hurt by not having good division MH attorneys. The majority of the attorneys don’t know enough about MH issues to tackle the court appointed doctors and competency and placement hearings. We should not be in MH court twice a week, in line for over an hour, just to hear that our clients are doing well and they’ll be back in a couple of months for another report. If we didn’t have 100+ cases, we’d have time to keep MH cases and properly learn how to handle them, but right now, there’s just not enough hours in the day and more Melindas are needed in MH court.

      There are a lot of bad attorneys flying under the radar without repercussions. Someone should notice when a division attorney hasn’t gone to trial or done a substantive motion for years. It’s disheartening to see so many other PDs screw over clients with bad plea deals because they’re either too afraid or too lazy to try cases. There isn’t a single felony court room where the ASAs are making straight jail offers that would justify pleaing every single case. These PDs get praised and raises for not having any mistakes or complaints, but that’s because they’re not really doing anything but convincing clients that these bad pleas, in lieu of trial or motions, are in their best interest. The chiefs aren’t the only slackers.

      Last, new attorneys take a long time to train. While they’re learning, the rest of us are struggling with the extra caseloads and with having the added responsibility of teaching the new thirds what to do. This wouldn’t happen so frequently if the office earnestly tried to retain the few good attorneys it had and has. We lost a good number of attorneys because the office refused to do anything to retain them. When they raised issues, did any chief discuss it with them? Did they offer anything so that those attorneys would stay? No. Howard doesn’t even meet with most of the attorneys when they resign. It doesn’t take much to meet with someone that spent at least 2 years at your office, shake that persons hand, and thank them for their public service. We know administration see us as disposable because there are do many brand new applicants. But they don’t have years of experience, they don’t know how to run courtrooms, they don’t know how to try cases, how to write and argue motions and it will take years to build them up to that point – years that the office suffers while they catch up. Once they’ve learned to do this, they’ll leave too because this administration is about to cross the finish line into retirement and doesn’t see a need to effectuate change that would actually improve the office and really help our clients.

      There are so many negative PD posts on this blog in the hopes that someone in administration will read it because it’s impossible to get anyone in administration to actually discuss these issues honestly.

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    Are sources have been telling us that when the new courthouse opens there is already a plan in place by the commissioner’s, the judges and bso to replace 90% of the baillifs with sworn corrections deputies to work in the courtrooms on the criminal and civil divisions. A skeleton crew of baillifs will remain based on seniority. The baillifs supervisors will be reduced to one and the corrections deputies will have two corrections supervisor to supervise the corrections deputies. Two DLE Sergeant’s will also oversee the court operations. The North wing will be manned by corrections deputies and the civil, family and other divisions in the new courthouse will have corrections deputies working along side with the remaining baillifs training them in court procedures. This plan has been in the works for a couple of years and will come to fruition by the middle of next year. More to follow.

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    Our sources have informed us that this morning baillif Sanchez was told to go work for judge McCarthy and he told the supervisor in the presence of numerous other baillifs that he WAS NOT going to work there, the supervisor told him no problem you’ll work somewhere else. This is a showing of total disrespect for a supervisor and a complete lack of leadership by the supervisor allowing a subordinate telling her what he will or will not do. The supervisor allowed her authority to be diminished to nothing in front of many other baillifs and bodes very poorly as far as respect and supervision skills go towards the supervisor. This is learned in Supervision 101 but let’s not forget that the baillifs supervisor’s are not and have never been trained in supervision techniques or taken supervision courses. Their supervision techniques are of intimidation and talking down to their subordinates yet they will back down and pass the buck when confronted by certain bailiffs. Very poor supervision amongst the bailiffs. The baillifs have very little trust or respect for the supervisors in general and one in particular. The morale amongst the bailiffs is extremely low and affecting job performance.

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      Rumor has it Sanchez left McCarthy when he was told when the docket was done at 2pm that he needed to go check in downstairs to see where else he was needed in the courthouse. Eddy became annoyed at not being to hide out in chambers the rest of the day and being forced to work. he asked to be transferred

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    Our same source is telling us that G4S, the private security company that provides security at this courthouse and the satellite courthouses and which is the same company that employed the Orlando shooter for over 8 years has caused great concern with bso about continuing to be in charge of security at any of the courthouses. They are in very serious jeopardy of having their contract revisted. Apparently the bso is concerned about how G4S conducts their background and psychological test of their employees. And not following up on complaints by fellow employees who complain and show serious concerns about coworkers who show signs of unusual and strange behavior. This decision is being welcomed by all of the Judges and Court Administration. More to follow.

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    Hmm, been having conversations with 336 again ?? She’s always good for talking. Talking about everything that someone wants to hear. A regular public information officer. Wow.

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      This is what needs to happen to these whacked out Broward Judges. Vote out judicial corruption, incompetence and sloth.

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    Sanchez should be happy to work anywhere that they send him. He got fired for being a sexual deviant and rehired. He’s nothing but a POS that’s lucky he got his job back. Loser.

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    Almost time for the Backmans’ 3 day weekend. 4, 3 hour work days then 3 weekend days off. Prepping for retirement and mooching the public dole.

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    Agree with the post —
    You’re a jerk. Real subtle there with “The last one to defect said he’d…” when only one guy left the PDs for RCC recently. You don’t need to make things up to make the PDs office look bad. He never said that and wouldn’t have said anything like that to you. MD.

    He’s a great guy and attorney that RCC is lucky to have. RCC is lucky to have 3 good EX PD’s. They had a couple already. So now they have roughly 7-8 good lawyers. Half of which they recently gained from the PD’s office.

    I agree with most of the post that was written regarding the current state of affairs at the PD’s office. Though support staff is overwhelmed. Transferring and retrains ferrying cases when people leave or move.
    At the end of the day no one cares. They should though, because in order to be an effective leader and speak truth to power in this racist, backwards cesspool, of corruption (known as Broward county) you need your own house in order.

    Yes as previously stated eloquently:
    RCC is just an easier gig with a little more money. Though you do pay more in insurance if you have the family plan right? Yes there’s not the stats, no MH court, no waiting in court all day for PD apps and people have a more manageable caseload. But is there a brain trust? Just because the supervisor has a caseload do they know what the heck to do with cases?
    I’m guessing you’ll figure it out. You 3 ex PD’s will be just fine. You were trained right.

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    RCC luv it. There’s a free soda fountain. Coffee of course. Fresh fruit restocked each afternoon for a healthy snack. The little things make a big difference.

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      Supervisors actually have caseloads too. No dumbass no nothings telling u what and how to do your job when the havent stepped into a courtroom and are afraid to do it in years. Their training bs is just that. BS.

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      The nice pay raise doesn’t hurt either. PD pays crap except for at the top. What any of them do is open to question.

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      Last year’s Christmas Party was really great. I had never been to Steak 954 before. They paid and even paid cab fare for one person that became a little tipsy after all the delicious wine.

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        The upcoming RCC annual July 4 clam bake at Lobster Bar is better than the holiday party. Imho. I’m a little disappointed we’re limited to plus one now (unlimited last year), but things are tough all over.

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    We are all watching G4S making statement after statement about what a great job and exemplary employee the Orlando terrorist shooter was as a G4S employee since 2007 as an ARMED GUARD STATIONED AT the courthouse. G4S security employees background checks and psychological testing of the employees are not very well administered which is obvious by this employee. G4S hires people that are not properly vetted for security positions and sensitive work locations. Evident proof of that is a G4S security supervisor who works at this courthouse on the third floor and has very limited knowledge of the English language speaking and understanding of English. Yet she works at this courthouse on the third floor on the day shift. Approximately a year ago BSO hired this woman to be a bailiff and after approximately several weeks terminated her for her lack of knowledge of speaking or understanding English. G4S rehired her and assigned her back to her original position of security SUPERVISOR again on the third floor of this courthouse on day shift. This woman is extremely limited in the English language speaking and understanding it. How is she going to be able to communicate with her subordinates or courthouse employees in the event of an emergency. And my next question is why would BSO hire her to be a bailiff or anything else for that matter when she can’t speak English. If anyone doesn’t believe what we have just said, check for yourself. All you have to do is attempt to try to have a conversation with her and you will have your proof. She tries to avoid at all cost interacting with anyone where she has to speak English. She works on the third floor days and wears a tan uniform. And keep it in mind that G4S is the security company that has the contract with broward county to ensure the security of all of the courthouses. They are the basic frontline security in charge of checking everyone that enters all of the courthouses. And G4S continues to say what a great employee the Orlando terrorist shooter was. That is not very comforting to all of us that work in this courthouse.

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    Everyone is afraid of saying anything because they don’t want to be accused of being a racist so it’s ok to have terrorists as security guards or security guards that don’t speak English and can’t tell us what’s going on or what to do in an emergency. So just shut up and hope for the best. This is the country that we live in now.

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      Or in the case of Broward County, bailiffs who are pedophiles, wife beaters, attempted murders, you name it. And these jerks bluster around the courtroom like they live there flapping their lips like they actually know anything.

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    Actually the bailiffs are worse than the G4S security that we have here at the courthouse. They are complete losers who think and act like they are cops. Be very wary of bailiffs. They are dangerous and not to be trusted.

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    Has there been a sighting yet of the ever elusive chief judge JA. ? Maybe she’ll Grace us with her presence today even if it’s only for a few minutes. Like a cameo appearance.

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    I have worked in this courthouse many years and know exactly who the G4S supervisor is on the 3rd floor. She speaks NO ENGLISH and makes it a habit of having no interaction with anyone who doesn’t speak Spanish. She has been working here for quite sometime. Whenever there is an issue or a problem she makes herself scarce and another one of the security guards that does speak English takes over and covers for her.. and the supervisor hides. . How in blazes can the courthouse have a security supervisor that doesn’t speak or understand English working in such a busy and high profile location like this courthouse. It sure does tell me alot about the G4S company and the concern that they have for their clients and contracts. Just look the way the company keeps saying that the Orlando shooter who actually worked for G4S since 2007 was a great employee and never showed signs of problems even though his coworkers had reported him numerous times to human resources for strange and violent tendencies and behavior. Yet G4S did NOTHING. And this is the same company in charge of security here. Not very impressive.

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    I have had dealings with the G4S supervisor also and I too have realized that this woman named Maria speaks very little or no English. Certainly not enough to be in a position of security or supervision at a courthouse where people’s safety and lives are at stake especially in these times that we live in. What is BSO and the county thinking doing this at the courthouse of all places.

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    The security guards at the courthouse are no worse than the idiot moronic bailiffs that think that they know it all from the laws to thinking that they are trained swat team members. Pleeeese they are all a bunch of Old farts who’s time has passed just like the gas that they pass with every step they take. Go home play bingo and take a nap.

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    Bailiff Fernandez and Maria the security supervisor should hook up. He can teach her English and she can teach him how to stay awake. It’s win win for everybody.

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    yo bailiffs get your own cite, this is getting old, heck it hhas always been a political job for old condo commandos etc

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    When you leave work this afternoon and are walking in the rain to your car in the parking garage across the street remember that the Chief judges JA parks in the east garage and NEVER HAS TO WORRY ABOUT THE WEATHER LIKE THE REST OF US. SHE’S SPECIAL. AND WHY IS SHE SPECIAL ? WHY IS SHE BETTER THAN THE REST OF US CHIEF JUDGE WIENSTINE. ? WHY ?

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    Oh where oh where is the chief JA hiding where oh where might she be. Oh where oh where we do know that shes not is at work. Oh when oh when does she ever work. That,is the question that we ask ourselves. Where oh where….

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    All of you asshole bailiffs need to stay off this blog. Get your own blog. This one is ONLY for intelligent people and that leaves all of you assholes out.

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    We are proud to announce that when the new courthouse opens it will have a new restaurant. It will be a Smorgasbord of fine International foods from around the world in buffet form. And the obvious choice to be the owner and operator of this fine dining establishment will be none other than our very own Chief Judge. Who better to operate the restaurant. Make no mistake, he will still continue with his duties as chief judge but since he doesn’t have a docket he will certainly have time to devote to his new endeavor. His bailiff will be doing double duty as bailiff/Maitre D. greeting all customers into the fine dining establishment. And the Chief Judges always so lovely JA will now be doing double duty as JA/Hostess greeting and showing everyone to their tables. Now here comes the down side to all of this arrangement. The JA/Hostess is also in charge of taking reservations to this fine dining establishment and herein lies the problem. She NEVER answers the phone, so how is anyone going to be able to make reservations. And just when we all thought everything was going so good. Oh well some things NEVER change. We suggest everyone start calling now for reservations, who knows maybe you’ll get lucky and the JA/Hostess/Reservation taker will actually answer the phone.

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    Believe me. All of the information being written about the bailiffs is true. Every bit of it including the supervisor cheating for them on a federal fema test. All of it is true and accurate as we post it. The more information that we get the more we will post. Our sources are very good and very accurate. More to follow, much more.

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    I’m sorry, this is an old complaint but if they can spend 400 mil on a new building can they maybe invest like a grand more a year on decent quality toilet paper? The way it is now, if big brown pays a surprise visit during the day its big red streaks the rest of the week, know what I mean? I bet too the Chambers are filled with White Cloud. That’s not right.

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    The name of the new courthouse restaurant is going to be Whitney’s All You Can Eat Smorgasbord. To be conveniently located on the 5th floor with a view of the terrace below. Come and enjoy some exquisite cuisine with a great host to greet you and pamper you. Oh so delicious !

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    One more thing about that, we all know one prosecutor has been there forever and like she’s easily the most sensible reasonable one in the office. Well the thing about it, her little Vuitton spotted inside of there once a month at the detectors is a six of super ply Charmin. She byotp, I’m sure the other ones are aggro rashing that could be the problem.

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      I hear there’s a Tater Tot themed restaurant opening in the new courthouse lobby because Chief Judge loves tater tots.

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    Is it true what’s being posted about the G4S supervisor on the third floor ? She really doesn’t speak English ? What in the hell is going on with that if it’s true. That’s insane. Does anyone know for sure ?

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    Of course it’s true about G4S. Do you think anyone really gives a flying turd about security at this courthouse. Look around you. It’s all smoke and mirrors just to make everyone feel safe and happy. From the bailiffs to the deputies to the G4S security that are stationed at the courthouse doors checking everyone coming in. All a facade. If anything happens in this place everyone is on their own just make sure that you know where the quickest and easiest ways out of here and take care of yourself.

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    In my many years of doing business in the courthouse I have always been amazed at how certain bailiffs talk about their coworkers and are freely will to trash talk them and bash them every chance they get to everyone in their courtroom. The clerks, probation officers lawyers even to the defendants in custody, these bailiffs talk bad about their fellow workers. They show no loyalty or camaraderie at all. It’s like they want to make themselves look good at the expense of the other bailiffs. It’s unbelievable how freely they talk including the general public. They are like little school girls.

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    They are like little school girls. The bailiffs are their own worst enemies running their mouths all the time. Shut up already you idiots. Help yourselves.

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    The Orlando terrorist shooter had some really disgusting post on his Facebook yet G4S continues to say that they had no idea about how dangerous he was. G4S sucks.

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    No tater tot restaurant opening in the new courthouse, sorry. Just because the Chief judge looks like an Extra large jumbo tater tot does not mean the new restaurant will serve tater tots. Sorry.

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      No it’s happening. They had a Tater Tot stand on a Carnival Cruise so now Broward gets one in the courthouse.

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    Well good morning to all. Where oh where are judge’s Arlene Backman and judge Teri Ann Miller at South Satellite Courthouse. Oh waupit , we forget that today is Friday and they never work on Fridays. Only judge Robinson works on Fridays. And what about the two baillifs that work for Backman and Miller what do they do on Fridays, well absolutely nothing of course and they get paid for doing absolutely nothing. All while the Chief judge whines and cries about needing more judges because of heavy workloads and while the baillifs are denied days off because they are so short handed and have to bring corrections deputies at $55 an hour overtime pay to fill in for baillifs shortages while baillifs are sitting around at south satellite on Fridays doing absolutely NOTHING. And the best part about all of this is that the Chief Judge has known about this for quite some time and so have the baillifs supervisors. Actually bso has had a baillif supervisor stationed at South Satellite for several years now be doesn’t do anything either, just shows up to work in his bso assigned car and collects his pay check every two weeks. At $60,000 a year plus the use of a car. How sweet is that.

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    And the baillifs haven’t gotten a raise in three years. But they can pay a supervisor at South satellite $60,000 a year AND give him a car to use ? Wow, what the hell is going on at bso ? Money well spent ? The baillifs sure don’t think so.

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    Calm down about the baillifs supervisor at south satellite. Our sources have told us that when the new courthouse opens up he will be reassigned to be supervisor of the remaining baillifs working in the new courthouse. He will be replacing one of the two baillif supervisors already at the courthouse and acting supervisor Morrin Tracey will be given the choice of which court room he would like to work in again. The baillif supervisor with the least seniority will also be given that open and return to the courtroom of her choice as a baillif. The supervisor coming from South satellite to take over the new courthouse will probably get a raise due to the fact that he was formally a corrections Sergeant and having that background and experience will also supervise the corrections deputies assigned to work in the new courthouse. The north wing will have the remaining baillifs supervisor overseeing the baillifs working in the North wing and she will be working along side a corrections supervisor who will be in charge of the corrections deputies working the north wing who will make up the majority of bso personell at the courthouse. There will also be two to three sergeants overseeing daily operations. As we get more information we will pass it along. More to follow.

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    Instead of getting rid of the baillifs why doesn’t BSO get rid of G4S security in the 4 courthouses and put the baillifs to do the security work and keep everything under bso instead of outsourcing to a company that had a known terrorist and mass shooter employed since 2007 without seeing the warning signs even after G4S supervisors being repeatedly warned about this individuals strange and terrorist views. And G4S still to this day maintains that this confirmed terrorist was a good employee. How many more good employees like the terrorist does G4S have working maybe even at OUR courthouses. Why doesn’t bso show any loyalty to their baillifs instead of treating them like unwanted step children. Put them all in place of G4S security.

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    Forget about the stupid lazy JA that never shows up for work or answers the phone, forget about Judges that work two whole days a month, forget about baillifs supervisor who cheats on federal test, forget about all the bailiffs losing their jobs soon. Who cares about all that. What we want to know is who the baillif is giving hummers to the attorneys in the courthouse and how much $$ for a quick hummer while waiting for my case to get called. We want some of that before she’s gone. That’s what’s important.

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    The new restaurant at the Miami criminal courthouse is called Gordo’s cafe. Maybe they can open a branch at the new Broward Courthouse. GORDO, get it? And, no, they don’t serve tater tots, but they have very good fries.

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    The only division Weinstein could deal with would have to be located right next to a bakery that specializes in prune jelly doughnuts. Then look out. You think he does nothing now ? His new project will involve purchasing 10 G toilet seats.

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    So many have left the PD it’s a joke around the courthouse. Supervisors getting the big pay for doing absolutely nothing and the rest of us getting slammed with more and more cases to cover the load. It’s the question everyone is asking. Why ? And Finkelstein is asleep at the wheel or what? Guess he’s not really doing the driving anyway.

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    Is this Di Oia chick for real ? All she’s missing is a clown suit and a mumu for her to fit right in with the rest of slacker judges in Broward. The good thing is her boat will never float.

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