As a Valley Girl (years ago) would have said about this judge: Gag me with a spoon!
Wow, great reporting, Dorian Hargrove! Sen. Warren, my hero, commenting is a huge compliment.
I'm proud to have voted for Mayor Bob, who is so "irresponsible" that he points out the ridiculous in San Diego. May he continue to be irresponsible in this way - he isn't likely to run out of issues that inspire him to be so.
I believe the "irresponsible" memo was sent to Councilman Todd Gloria, not to the media. In any case, can Judge Shore issue a gag order to shut down communications between City officials?
Gagging San Diego
Just when you think it can't get any nuttier, it does. A gag order for a misdemeanor case? Those are reluctantly put on serious felony cases--think murder--some of the time. And so this judge doesn't like the negative publicity and imposes one in a vandalism case.
Filner ought to keep his mouth shut and his comments to himself, but hey guys, you elected him, and could have anticipated this sort of thing.
SurfPup, please tell us if this sort of speaking from the bench to defend the trial is the sort of thing judges are allowed to do. And, while you're at it, doesn't this announcement that the sentence definitely won't be 13 years presuppose the result of the trial? I thought judges were supposed to keep their own counsel and speak sparingly during testimony and deliberation. Judge Judy is a model of restrained judicial action compared to this nut job.
Shore also stated that the Mayor has no place injecting himself in court trials, regardless of his opinion on the case.
Judge Shore seems to HATE that pesky 1st Amendment right to free speech. Shore, go back to law school, and re-take Con Law 101 and learn a thing or two you fool.
How much has B of A and its employees donated to Goldsmith's campaigns ?
A civil protest that affects a business is legal. How is this different ?
The criminal Defendant here is a supporter of Mayor Filner ? To Goldsmith, that is now a crime ?
The Court should dismiss the case, and seriously sanction Goldsmith, his office, and all the licensed professionals in the decision-making process, including the jerk-off from B of A.
Additional sanctions should be imposed for Goldsmith's toupee.
The Mayor should direct that all city funds on deposit at B of A be moved to other Banks.
Looking forward to the longread in print soon!
Goldsmith is an idiot-he should be fired for this stunt.
Vincent Farnsworth 6:31 p.m., Dec. 4
Don Bauder 5:32 p.m., Dec. 4
Matthew Lickona 5 p.m., Dec. 4
Don Bauder 4:30 p.m., Dec. 4
Marty Graham 3:30 p.m., Dec. 4
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