Chief judge, public defender respond to Miami police chief’s ‘it’s time to open’ complaint

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MIAMI – Chief Art Acevedo developed a reputation in Houston for not being afraid to speak his mind. He has only been with the Miami Police Department for about a month, and he has already rattled Miami-Dade County judges.

Last week, Acevedo was at the scene of a fatal shooting in Allapattah. His hands-on leadership style was on display, as he quickly talked to reporters at the crime scene, and he got on one knee in an attempt to comfort a grieving woman.

Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo gets on one knee in an attempt to comfort a shooting victim’s
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Give back NY judges’ power to require bail for clear threats to public safety

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At least Bronx Judge Louis Nock tried: He set bail for the accused serial synagogue vandal at $20,000 on the theory that smashing glass counts as a violent felony and so allows for remand even under New York’s noxious “no bail” law. But a different judge cut suspect Jordan Burnette loose under supervised release just hours later.

By conventional thinking, none of the 42 counts allowed for bail to be required for the perp, not even the several hate-crime offenses.

Notably, Nock recently lamented, “My hands are tied” by “the new bail rules” as he released without bail a man

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El Salvador lawmakers sack top prosecutor, Supreme Court judges | News | DW

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El Salvador parliament on Sunday dismissed the attorney general and top judges it deemed hostile to the country’s populist President Nayib Bukele.

The move by the legislative body, newly controlled by the president’s party, sparked a political crisis and drew international criticism.

The five ousted judges were the most powerful jurists on the 15-member court. The body is among the few remaining checks on Bukele’s rule.

Ruling party lawmakers accused the judges and prosecutor of lacking independence and impeding the government’s strategy against the COVID-19 pandemic. 

‘Clearing our house’

Bukele insisted that the dismissals were justified.

“With all due respect,

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Monmouth prosecutor and Superior Court Judge are resigning

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Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni submitted his letter of resignation today and will be leaving on June 1, the New Jersey Globe has learned.

His wife, Superior Court Judge Deborah Gramiccioni, is also expected to resign after just four years on the bench, according to sources familiar with the move. 

The two are expected to start a law firm together.

Chris Gramiccioni, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney and U.S Navy veteran, was named acting prosecutor in 2012 by then-Gov. Chris Christie.  His wife was serving as Christie’s deputy chief of staff at the time.  The Senate confirmed him to a

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Judge rules Columbus police can’t use tear gas or rubber bullets against peaceful protesters

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A federal judge on Friday prohibited police in Columbus, Ohio, from using force against nonviolent protesters.

In an 88-page opinion obtained by the local NBC station, Chief Judge Algenon L. Marbley of the Southern District of Ohio described the officers’ use of physical violence, tear gas and pepper spray as “the sad tale of officers, clothed with the awesome power of the state, run amok.”

Marbley also ordered that officers be restrained from using other weapons and tactics such as flash-bang grenades, rubber bullets, body slams or kettling against nonviolent protesters. Officers must ensure that police vehicle cameras and

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