My mother called to see how my day was so I mentioned the judge‘a threat to jail attorneys escalated from implied to actual today, she said, “well, I hope you just keep your mouth shut, talking back is not worth going to jail over.”

My boomer mother still doesn’t get what I do.
She ended the conversation with a speak about respecting authority and not talking back.
Speech*
How did I turn out like this? I truly don’t know

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24 Feb
You’d swear I starve his ass. The aftermath of him stealing a whole loaf of bread.
When dreams are dead... ImageImage
Omg, I just watched it back for the first time and didn’t realize I caught that ending 🤣🤣 he really gives no fucks about what I’ve done for him.
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22 Feb
Only 10am and already the Judge has threatened to put all the defense attorney's in jail for "coming unprepared" twice after one of the defense attorney requested to speak with their incarcerated client in a breakout room and a request for outstanding DNA.

We have hours to go.
requests denied and I have several of these requests to make sooooo...
Received discovery this morning at 10:29 while in court and only had the case 1.5 weeks, requested a continuance— “request denied.” She set for trial Friday.

Trials are suspended here 🤷🏻‍♀️

But if today is any indication how the rest of this week is going to play out...
Read 4 tweets
20 Feb
heard this week from a judge:

“I spoke to him and he spoke English just fine, I’m tired of him holding up this court with baseless requests for an interpreter.”

“I spoke to him and he was mentally fine.”

Judges really have to stop think they aren’t just lawyers in a robe.
Makes me want to scream “seriously dude...
YOU ARE NOT A LINGUIST

YOU ARE NOT A MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL.”

Also, conversational English and understanding legal English are not the same.

And, “Mentally fine” is not the basis which to determine competency.
Lord help, this public defender judge is making me doubt everything I knew about us.
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20 Feb
The only surprising part of this story is that he openly and boldly shared what other professionals sneak away to do in the bathroom stalls. Recreational drug use is prevalent among professionals. This man is just fiercely claiming who he is, I’m ok with that.
This is Dr. Hart who has studied addiction and the brain for the last 25 years. He has tenure in Columbia’s Psychology Department. He’s on the National Advisory Council for Drug Abuse.
Coming out can have academic benefit (i.e., improving our understanding of drugs, of people who use drugs, and of drug research) and contribute to activist goals (e.g., de-stigmatization of drug use and demarginalization of people who use drugs).
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20 Feb
Lawyers, out of curiosity, when on zoom in court (or generally in normal court times) if you have been unable to reach your client prior to that court date and now that your client is present— that subject is broached in any way— how do you handle it?
Generally there seems to be two ideologies amongst lawyers
a) the feeling that you need to protect your license at all costs and detail to the court all your efforts to contact client, effectively putting the burden on client and directing its ire to client
b) the feeling that you must protect client at all costs and refrain from detailing all efforts made to the court, effectively falling on your sword for client and keeping ire on you

I’m wondering if any of you do it like above and why. Or if you don’t, how do you do it and why.
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14 Feb
I truly hate chefs who release (like on their netflix show or cook book) a recipe for a culture’s food that they are not a part of and have no specific connection to.

Subtweeting a chef making “king cake” and another releasing some blasphemous “gumbo” recipe. Just big Nopes.
The worst part is these recipes always miss the point of these foods...they aren’t just foods, they are part of a culture with specific meaning and history.
In short- leave these to the chefs part of that culture. This isn’t for you.
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