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Thursday, December 20, 2007

Notice to Members

Thank you to all the members who have donated money to various Massachusetts Police Departments. More than $10,000.00 has been donated thanks to your contributions (yes I know, our website editor put the wrong amount on our home page :-] ). Police Officer's, EMT's, Firefighter's, etc. all do a wonderful public service and deserve respect and recognition for their work. As a legal support network, it's our duty to give back to them.

Our Network has done a great job this year. Can you believe that we have delegated over 9,500 service requests since Feb 2007 - Dec 2007? It's true! Login for more facts about our Network for this year.

From December 21st to January 7th we will not be delegating any services. We're closed between the aforementioned dates.

Happy holidays to you all and I'll see you at our New Year's Eve party. Remember, you may invite your family and two friends. For more information about our New Year's Eve party, please login.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Judge went off the rails

So last Tuesday, Judge Robert Restaino was removed from the bench because of a bit of an outburst. Back in 2005, Judge Restaino was hearing a domestic violence case when someone’s cell phone went off. And the judge simply went off the rails:

"Everyone is going to jail. Every single person is going to jail in this courtroom unless I get that instrument now. If anybody believes I’m kidding, ask some of the folks that have been here for a while. You are all going."

And sure enough, when nobody fessed up, the judge had all 46 people taken into custody and tossed into the city jail. Most posted bail, but the fourteen who couldn’t were shackled and bussed off to the county jail.
It didn’t take long for word of this story to get out, and after the press started calling later in the afternoon, Judge Restaino ordered everyone released.
Imagine that you're in court supporting a friend when suddenly you hear someone's cell phone ringing. You think to yourself, "ooohhh, that persons gonna get yelled at!". When suddenly, the judge orders you, and everyone else in the courtroom, into custody!
I don't know about the rest of you, but I would be pissed!