A sick joke was obviously played; the attorneys could care less about the client and those privy to the case, just hand over the money.
Once upon a time in the town of Brooksville, Florida there was a law firm located on a tree lined street walking distance to the Courthouse. The law firm consisted of attorneys that formed a partnership claiming to aggressively represent their clients.
The law firm was known as, “The Law Firm of Brown and Aulls.” The attorneys are no longer partners. They are aware of the extreme level of dissatisfaction and hurt felt by their former client, his family, and friends. Just showing up for pre-trial hearings do not equate to full representation of a client. Their former client sat in the Hernando County for-profit Correctional Facility for close to two years while being ignored by the paid for law firm. The mystery as to how attorneys could claim to work on a client’s case without communicating with the client and those privy to his case remains an unsolved mystery. A sick joke was obviously played; the attorneys could care less about the client and those privy to the case, just hand over the money.
The client was being charged with a felony crime that carried a maximum sentence of life in prison. It was all based on a corrupt tape that was not further investigated. The tape was edited by the detectives and later by the prosecutor. The final straw was that it did not coincide with documented and well-known history. There was no evidence or DNA evidence just a corrupt tape written and directed by detectives of the Hernando County Sheriffs Department. A stranger on the internet called them with a story which amounted to hearsay.
Hearsay motivated the detectives to write a faulty script to railroad a local citizen into the for-profit prison system. Further, editing the tape and putting a finishing touch was an added clinch to the corruption. The behavior showed that this act occurred regularly and was acceptable.
The great mystery continues as to why the Law Firm of Brown and Aulls took the case. The only conclusion one could reach is they were in on the railroading and laughed as they were being paid. Since they refuse to release the client file, spent close to two years ignoring the client and those privy to the case, being in on the railroading seems to be a logical conclusion.
The attorneys were responsible for overseeing the work performed by their employees. Paralegals work under the direction and supervision of the attorneys. Was an employee responsible for the railroading? We do not know because there is no communication. If an employee was lazy and just went along with the tape, the attorneys would be at fault, therefore negligent.
Its transparent that the prosecutor and detectives had an ongoing scheme that involved creating a tape that made it appear citizens were voluntarily admitting to a crime. This behavior was permitted. The tape did not have to match a person’s life or history. It’s infuriating that hired defense attorneys either went along with railroading or never checked their employees work.
The defense attorneys took money in a sum that amounts to grand larceny charges for a service not rendered. Complaints were not further investigated, just take the money, and run.
The time spent in the local correctional facility is billed as a lien on the inmate’s property. Fifty dollars a day adds up! The total lien on the property is much higher than the value of the property. The total time from the arrest until sentencing was 33 months. What happened to this law-abiding citizen can easily happen to anyone when you are dealing with cold-blooded detectives and prosecution whose motivation is railroading citizens.
What could be the reason for railroading citizens? One reason is to fill beds in the for-profit prison system. Another could be the influx of Yankees that were moving into the area with some generational families being uncomfortable. The citizens of Brooksville, Florida had their traditions and Yankees were moving in challenging their way of life. For generations, the Ku Klux Klan openly met on the steps of the Courthouse. I, as citizens before me, was warned against vigilante Justice. Generational families control the system and have it just the way they like it.
When hired defense attorneys refuse to work a case with the client and those privy to the case, justice is denied. The prosecution is further empowered to continue their destructive behavior if no one challenges it or report it to some higher authority.
The Hernando County Bar Association seems to turn a blind eye to local corruption. Prosecutors can lie to juries for a win. The criminal justice system should not be considered a sporting event. Human lives are affected by an attorneys’ behavior and schemes for a win.
Judges are party to the local schemes and corruption. When the judge acts as a yes person for the prosecution and prevents the public defender the ability to provide an adequate defense, justice is not served.
Once the public defender was assigned, within 6 months a trial occurred. The prosecutor showed absolutely no interest in the case because she had a corrupt tape to sell. Even though the tape did not coincide with documented and known history, the prosecutor was able to lie to a jury for a win. A case with no evidence or DNA evidence was twisted by a corrupt system, concluding with taking away a law-abiding citizen’s freedom.
Welcome to Hernando County, Florida, where injustice is legal.
Judges and prosecutors have a protective shield blocking accountability for their actions or inactions in each case. Most professions have some form of accountability, yet our judges and prosecutors have none.
How can a just system be possible with absolute immunity?
The Supreme Court held that absolute immunity protects prosecutors who knowingly used false testimony and suppressed evidence in a murder trial. Courts have granted absolute immunity to prosecutors who have falsified evidence, coerced witnesses, and known but failed to disclose police misconduct.
It is ironic and sad to think the judicial system that holds citizens accountable for their actions is not held accountable.
The leader of the free world has the highest rate of incarceration. Could absolute immunity be a factor?
The United States saw an increase in incarceration as the for-profit prison system took hold in the USA. The system requires 90% full bed capacity. The criminal justice system can easily help the prisons meet their requirements without being held accountable for railroading citizens through the system. Absolute Immunity in the wrong hands is toxic and deadly.
Leave on vacation go back on probation. People travel to and from the State of Florida at a higher rate than most States. Florida’s legislature, attorneys, and judicial system use this knowledge to their benefit. Florida does not have a state income tax, so cha -Ching! It is a racket with “we the people” as the product for profit. The more tickets, arrests, and incarcerations, the higher the profits.
I witnessed corruption in the justice system while living in Hernando County, FL. I was personally warned against “vigilante justice.” The local system was put together just the way they “like it.” Hernando County, Florida does not welcome; “Yankee vigilante justice.” Generational families control the system, therefore the constitution can be tossed aside. Visiting the courthouse to witness the judicial system in real time is not what the local government wants its citizens to do. Listening to people share their case, frustrations, and offer thoughts on the situation tended to rattle the system.
I was horrified by what I personally witnessed, and the protective shield held over the system. Absolute immunity enabled the system to be manipulated into an unaccountable, corrupt entity with the power to unjustly harm lives for a win.
Thereis no system of justice or fairness, if absolute immunity is held legally to corrupt the judicial system.