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MAY  6, 2016

“YOU PUT A WHITE BOY THERE, WE RUN THIS BITCH”

                                                                       - Terence Pinder

A CRESPOGRAM RANT

Are we secretly being brainwashed? Is there some plot that involves chemicals rotting out our brains that are being put in our drinking water?


Something more than the usual craziness is going on.


This morning the news broke that Opa-Locka City Commissioner Terence Pinder had crashed his SUV into a tree at 100 miles an hour and killed himself a day before he was to turn himself over to the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office on charges that he had accepted $7,020 from a contractor to do him some political favors.


Yes, it was a human tragedy! 


Yes, killing yourself isn’t the best way to deal with a problem that wouldn’t have put him in prison for life.


At the same time though, he was a guy who had worked hard to create a track record of selling his public office for chump change money, not once, not twice, but at least three times - and I say at least three times, because those were just the times he got caught trying to shake down people.


A guy like that needs the services of a good criminal lawyer, and it seems that he had found one in Ben Keuhne.  Now when it comes to criminal lawyers you want one who inside the courtroom is going to do everything he can to fight for you, and to get you acquitted.  And if that isn’t possible then you want a lawyer who can get you the best deal he can to try and keep you out of jail.


It seems that in Pinder’s case the best thing that Keuhne could do was get him the best deals he could to keep him out of jail.  And that’s not only perfectly legal, but that’s how the system works - whether you like it or not.


But after your client decides to kill himself rather than actually face the possibility of going to jail, while it’s appropriate for you as a defense lawyer to put the best face you can on your client and his fucked up ways, it is absolutely mind-boggling to read in the Miami Herald that this is what Ben Keuhne had to say about his client:


             “Opa-Locka was blessed to have his leadership.”


REALLY, BEN? THE POOR, FUCKED OVER PEOPLE OF OPA-LOCKA WERE BLESSED TO HAVE HIS LEADERSHIP!!!!!!!!!!!!


HAVE YOU LOST YOUR FUCKING MIND!


WHAT LEADERSHIP WOULD THAT BE, BEN?


IN WHAT UNIVERSE WOULD PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN SUBJECTED TO THE WHOLESALE, ORGANIZED CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY THAT HAS PASSED FOR CITY GOVERNMENT IN THAT TOWN BELIEVE THAT THEY SHOULD FEEL BLESSED THAT THEY HAD A GUY AS A CITY COMMISSIONER WHO AT LEAST THREE TIMES WAS DUMB ENOUGH TO GET CAUGHT SELLING HIS PUBLIC TRUST FOR CHUMP CHANGE?


IT’S ONE THING TO STAND UP IN DEFENSE OF YOUR CLIENT, IT’S AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT THING TO TALK OUT OF YOUR ASS AND DENIGRATE THE VERY PEOPLE WHO YOUR CLIENT SCREWED OVER BY HIS BEHAVIOR!


AND AREN’T YOU ONE OF THE DUMB LAWYERS WHO MANAGED TO HELP AL GORE LOSE FLORIDA IN 2000!


MAYBE YOU REALLY AREN’T ALL THAT SMART AFTER ALL!


Something beyond the kinds of normal corruption that has become an endemic part of our 21st century political culture is taking place in Miami. 


The silence, the willingness to ignore, or turn a blind eye to the corruption that operates openly and with impunity points to a failure of both public leadership and integrity that involves the police, the State Attorney, the US Attorney and most importantly all of the news media, including the ever-growing social media that shows more concern for the next Super Bowl game to be played locally, or where to get drunk cheaply, than about the persistent and documented examples of political corruption and the abuse of public money and public trust.


Contrary to all the manufactured press releases and self-serving propaganda about how great living in Miami is, the truth of the matter is that this city is continuing to become more and more a victim of income inequality and social segregation that in turn is allowing an unchecked and unfettered growth of political corruption that will overtime turn more and more communities in Miami-Dade County into versions of Opa-Locka.


You heard it here, bitches!