NASGA reprints here only one sentence from an email sent from Broward County Commissioner Ilene Lieberman to activist Warence Mae Smith (posted in Bob Norman's blog, source listed below) about the courthouse the commission decided to build for $328 million against the will of its constituents, who voted it down by a 70-30 58-42 margin:
"... You may not realize that the courthouse is where people's rights are protected, whether it be an adoption, divorce, probate, guardianship, small claims court (the people's court) or other type of lawsuit. "
In direct response to only that one sentence, advocate Tom Fields also emailed Warence Mae Smith:
I followed a link from NASGA’s blog to the material posted at http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/pulp/2010/02/ilene_lieberman_courthouse.php. Although I've barely glanced at the material, I couldn't help but notice Broward County Commissioner Ilene Lieberman's remark "You may not realize that the courthouse is where people's rights are protected."
My reply to that is that Ms. Lieberman apparently does not realize that the courthouse is where people's rights are violated. I know my own were, and I'd like to share with you the evidence from that experience, about which Joe Roubicek, a police detective who works for the Florida State attorney in Broward County, has unofficially written:
“The obvious contradictions abound and one would wonder what the judge was thinking. As for the lawmakers and what they can do about it … You've suggested putting specific safeguards in place for legislation ... it seems to me that in your case there is no way that your father should have been recognized as having capacity while in his deathbed. There should have been laws in place to prevent that and prevent any judge from doing what this one did.”
Do you want to expose what goes on inside our courthouses? Do you want to expose the negligence and frauds of Florida lawyers and judges? Do you want to confront these lawyers and judges with practical proposals for preventing their abuses? If so, would you be interested in material which I have shared with Joe and can provide you? If so, start by looking at the evidence which I describe and link online at http://home.roadrunner.com/~tvfields/dir.htm and http://home.roadrunner.com/~tvfields/ILF_Links/Frameset001.htm
Our legal system functions more like a brothel than a protector of people’s rights, and Ms. Lieberman sounds like a courthouse pimp.
Full Lieberman Email and Source:
The Lieberman Letter
NASGA Affiliate Tom Fields Addresses Ohio Elder Abuse Commission
Financial Abuse of the Elderly; A Detective's Case Files of Exploitation Crimes, by Joe Roubicek