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(Miami Herald)   Grandmother spends 15 days in jail because everyone forgot she was there   (miamiherald.com) divider line 62
    More: Florida, Gabrielle Shaink Trudeau, driver's license, Miami-Dade, public defenders, Highway Safety, court of record, magistrates' court, county court  
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2010-01-12 09:25:18 AM
FTA: Neighbors at the Lone Pine Mobile Country Club West said the former waitress lost about $20,000 -- nearly all her money -- to a Jamaican land-sale scam and that the trailer park was taking steps to evict her because she could no longer pay the rent.


She won't have to worry about rent any more.
 
2010-01-12 09:35:22 AM
That's an ugly old broad
 
2010-01-12 09:35:59 AM
Getting evicted from her trailer park, having her license suspended in the first place because of "unspecified medical issues" ... sounds like the jail cell might actually have been a better place for Grandma than outside was.

/and where's her family, anyway? Or is the article just referring to her as a "grandmother" because she's old enough to be one?
 
2010-01-12 10:57:34 AM
Judge Hurley, who said that from now on he will ask court personnel to identify special-circumstance cases that require his attention, added he wants to keep things in perspective:

``It's like when FedEx delivers a million packages a day and loses one or two. Do we really want to change the whole system because of it?''


Everything was going fine - all responsible parties were apologetic. Then the asshat magistrate who remanded her has to go and say this.

Defend yourself - vigorously. Claim ignorance, overwork, etc. Blame the Public Defenders (where the blame really lies anyway).

But don't - DON'T defend the system that allows this to happen. A system that allows something like this to happen has serious deficiencies and needs to be corrected.

Further, for the record - It's generally unacceptable to compare people to parcels.
 
2010-01-12 11:03:04 AM
first off:
Getting thrown in jail for having a suspected suspended license really tells you how our ju$tice system works. Really, you had to take this elderly lady to jail? Or anyone for that matter? Where is the common sense approach of "okay, get out of your car, it's being impounded and you can't pick it up until your license is renewed.. but a friend or someone else can". Does someone really need to go to jail for that? Really?
Two of my friends recently got pulled over and told their licenses were suspended. However they never knew that.. (something about a ticket not paid, that actually was paid).

I wonder how many people out there right now are driving with a suspended license that don't even know it.. and to think you can end up in jail for that? Wow..this is okay with people too?

Kill em all, start over, institute common sense.
 
2010-01-12 11:12:44 AM
Hallandale Beach grandma sent to jail -- and forgotten


Change to:
SOON TO BE WEALTHY Hallandale Beach grandma sent to jail -- and forgotten
 
2010-01-12 11:43:59 AM
media.miamiherald.com

The police were simply afraid of her.

Clearly, she's a level 80 undead priest and probably packing some epic gear.
 
2010-01-12 11:44:01 AM
Was she in long engough to get an Aryan nation tatoo?
 
2010-01-12 11:46:56 AM
Shakespeare's Monkey: The police were simply afraid of her.

Clearly, she's a level 80 undead priest and probably packing some epic gear.


jonasborg: That's an ugly old broad

See, my AdArt Ad Blocker makes me see this:
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2010-01-12 11:50:13 AM
home.comcast.net
 
2010-01-12 11:51:56 AM
FTA
"Shaink Trudeau's license remains suspended today, and prosecutors have not decided whether to refile the charge, Gulden said."

Yea that would be a smart thing for the Prosecutors to do.
 
2010-01-12 11:54:30 AM
So let me get this straight. Driving too slowly gets you two weeks in jail while attempting to kill your husband gets you released on your own recognizance after a long weekend. Yep, that sounds about right.
 
2010-01-12 11:56:13 AM
What the hell is that thing?
 
2010-01-12 11:56:15 AM
License again suspended because of obligations she couldn't meet while in in prison. Let's hear it for our common sense, easy to understand legal system!
 
2010-01-12 11:56:41 AM
But all the other inmates stayed away from her, figuring anyone named Shaink had to be totally badass.
 
2010-01-12 11:57:03 AM
All she said was, "I'll swallow your soul!" Everyone just sort of backed away from her.
 
2010-01-12 11:58:23 AM
``She fell through the cracks,'' he said.

``It's like when FedEx delivers a million packages a day and loses one or two. Do we really want to change the whole system because of it?''


Oh, you've got to be kidding. What that poor old woman had to endure was incredible - and they go and make a statment like that? I hope some lawyer decides to take her case for free and she sues their arrogant, cavalier asses off.
 
2010-01-12 11:58:54 AM
jehovahs witness protection: FTA: Neighbors at the Lone Pine Mobile Country Club West said the former waitress lost about $20,000 -- nearly all her money -- to a Jamaican land-sale scam and that the trailer park was taking steps to evict her because she could no longer pay the rent.


She won't have to worry about rent any more.


So much THIS. I'm wondering if she had any relatives that wondered 'hey, where is....?' after fifteen frigging days. Guess not. :(
 
2010-01-12 11:59:50 AM
upload.wikimedia.org

HELLO???
 
2010-01-12 12:05:32 PM
This person should no longer be driving.

As our parents and grandparents age they will have slower response time, less coordination, and not be able to control motor vehicles like they were able to before. Driving too slowly is more dangerous than speeding 5MPH over the limit (Especially going slow enough to be pulled over, probably more than 20MPH under the posted limit). Taking the keys away from people like this are going to be difficult, especially trying to determine who is responsible for telling them they can no longer drive themselves. Do the children or grandchildren want to take that responsibility, and have to play chauffeur or tell her "Use public transit", something most people look down upon in the US?

Remember, the automobile is a peice of 2000lb machinery, that can easily kill multiple people. It's only a matter of time before this Grandma goes to a farmers market and confuses the brake pedal for the gas.
 
2010-01-12 12:06:49 PM
``It's like when FedEx delivers a million packages a day and loses one or two. Do we really want to change the whole system because of it?''

Can we 'lose' this farkwit's kids off the schoolbus for a few days? I mean, FedEx loses one package or two out of millions all the time - it's no big deal, right?

I say again, farkwit.
 
2010-01-12 12:13:06 PM
Babwa Wawa: Judge Hurley, who said that from now on he will ask court personnel to identify special-circumstance cases that require his attention, added he wants to keep things in perspective:

``It's like when FedEx delivers a million packages a day and loses one or two. Do we really want to change the whole system because of it?'

Everything was going fine - all responsible parties were apologetic. Then the asshat magistrate who remanded her has to go and say this.

Defend yourself - vigorously. Claim ignorance, overwork, etc. Blame the Public Defenders (where the blame really lies anyway).

But don't - DON'T defend the system that allows this to happen. A system that allows something like this to happen has serious deficiencies and needs to be corrected.

Further, for the record - It's generally unacceptable to compare people to parcels.


Did we read the same article? The judge offered a sincere apology on behalf of the system, she accepted that, and he said that this insane screwup was no reason to tear the whole process down to the guts and make everyone sit in their seats for an hour with their hands in their laps befo...

sorry, I got confused there. But you know what I mean. Mistakes happen. Sometimes two or three times in a row. Man up, reread the existing policy instead of crying for a new one and carry on.
 
2010-01-12 12:14:43 PM
There will no doubt be a public employee union that'll defend everyone involved in this travesty.

Our "justice" system is a pieve of shiat that's further proof that America is becoming a second-rate power.
 
2010-01-12 12:15:13 PM
Was it really necessary to send three deputies to pick her up? I'm hoping they didn't kick a door in or anything. Not for a minor charge like this.
 
2010-01-12 12:15:33 PM
HURRRRRF DURRFF. No, we didn't read the same article Baba Wawa. In the version everyone else saw, the judge who apologized and the one who remanded her were two different people. LITERUSSY IS GUD.
 
2010-01-12 12:21:11 PM
It would have been fine if the biatch would have just gotten on the ice floe.
 
2010-01-12 12:24:08 PM
So, she has a number of pre-existing accidents and a suspension which was waived - temporarily - pending a medical examination she never actually got.

Then she assumes that because she got a temporary waiver, that she doesn't have to appear in court for the new unreleated issue.

She's treated like every other prisoner, with no bias due to age, gender, or race, which seems pretty fair to me.

Despite the fact that you are still required to follow the law even when falsely accused of a crime (for example, you're not allowed to resist arrest, or break out of jail), the judge waives the no-show charge.

The article then goes on to point out that since she never did get the medical exam, her suspension was reinstated, amusingly going into effect the day the judge released her.

Depending on the laws, it could be that the failure to get the medical exam results in the records retroactively revoking the suspension, leaving her once again arrested for driving with a suspended license.

I hope no one is suggesting that we cut her a break because she's old or bad with money?
 
2010-01-12 12:38:13 PM
If this were my grandmother, I'd be pissed. And yes, there would be a lawsuit.

I don't think she should have been cut a break, but this? Awful.
 
2010-01-12 12:39:32 PM
I said no more fruit cake biatche!
 
2010-01-12 12:44:41 PM
media.miamiherald.com

"You, like your father, are now mine."
 
2010-01-12 12:44:55 PM
Babwa Wawa: Further, for the record - It's generally unacceptable to compare people to parcels.

I dunno. What do sexy homeless people and mail parcels have in common?

They both come in boxes.
 
2010-01-12 12:45:00 PM
palelizard: It would have been fine if the biatch would have just gotten on the ice floe.

i63.photobucket.com
 
2010-01-12 12:55:32 PM
Flakeloaf: Did we read the same article? The judge offered a sincere apology on behalf of the system, she accepted that, and he said that this insane screwup was no reason to tear the whole process down to the guts and make everyone sit in their seats for an hour with their hands in their laps befo...

sorry, I got confused there. But you know what I mean. Mistakes happen. Sometimes two or three times in a row. Man up, reread the existing policy instead of crying for a new one and carry on.


Yes, we did. The JUDGE said nothing wrong - in fact, the first time the JUDGE saw her, she was released. The MAGISTRATE, OTOH, did say something very, very wrong.

To compare the justice system to Fedex just underscores that the Magistrate has somewhere along the line failed to understand that he's dealing with people, and they have more inherent value than those tickets he bought off stubhub.

Does the entire system they use to process people for misdemeanors need to be trashed? Maybe, maybe not. But in either case he said the wrong thing in this situation.
 
2010-01-12 01:09:42 PM
To be fair, no one her age should have a license. I would trust a 16 year old before a 70-whatever year old.
 
2010-01-12 01:23:48 PM
Flakeloaf: HURRRRRF DURRFF. No, we didn't read the same article Baba Wawa. In the version everyone else saw, the judge who apologized and the one who remanded her were two different people. LITERUSSY IS GUD.

Forget which alt's turn it was to respond?
 
2010-01-12 01:39:56 PM
Why do I have "Eleanor Rigsby" playing in my head?
 
2010-01-12 01:56:25 PM
ThatWomanFromMassachusetts: Getting evicted from her trailer park, having her license suspended in the first place because of "unspecified medical issues" ... sounds like the jail cell might actually have been a better place for Grandma than outside was.

/and where's her family, anyway? Or is the article just referring to her as a "grandmother" because she's old enough to be one?


THIS
Where the heck was this lady's family?
 
2010-01-12 02:01:04 PM
metametameta: So let me get this straight. Driving too slowly gets you two weeks in jail while attempting to kill your husband gets you released on your own recognizance after a long weekend. Yep, that sounds about right.

As a resident of south florida, I think driving too slowly should be punishable by public hanging.
 
2010-01-12 02:02:51 PM
Dr.Knockboots: first off:
Getting thrown in jail for having a suspected suspended license really tells you how our ju$tice system works. Really, you had to take this elderly lady to jail? Or anyone for that matter? Where is the common sense approach of "okay, get out of your car, it's being impounded and you can't pick it up until your license is renewed.. but a friend or someone else can". Does someone really need to go to jail for that? Really?
Two of my friends recently got pulled over and told their licenses were suspended. However they never knew that.. (something about a ticket not paid, that actually was paid).

I wonder how many people out there right now are driving with a suspended license that don't even know it.. and to think you can end up in jail for that? Wow..this is okay with people too?

Kill em all, start over, institute common sense.


I've actually had cops come to my door and unsnap their holsters when I offered to get the receipt for the summary ticket I had paid 2 weeks before.

I went to close the door.

They called it in and said "Don't let it happen next time." What: open the door?
 
2010-01-12 02:07:04 PM
FloridaFTL: Flakeloaf: HURRRRRF DURRFF. No, we didn't read the same article Baba Wawa. In the version everyone else saw, the judge who apologized and the one who remanded her were two different people. LITERUSSY IS GUD.

Forget which alt's turn it was to respond?


Huh? I'm no alt. I misread the article and confused the judge with the magistrate.

/people actually talk to themselves on this thing?
 
2010-01-12 02:12:33 PM
Flakeloaf: FloridaFTL: Flakeloaf: HURRRRRF DURRFF. No, we didn't read the same article Baba Wawa. In the version everyone else saw, the judge who apologized and the one who remanded her were two different people. LITERUSSY IS GUD.

Forget which alt's turn it was to respond?

Huh? I'm no alt. I misread the article and confused the judge with the magistrate.

/people actually talk to themselves on this thing?


I'll take your word for it, but I had the same reaction when trying to follow your conversation -- you seemed to correct yourself in mid-post ("sorry, I got confused there"), then changed completely a couple of posts later... just a little unusual. But I see now that you were using self-effacing humor to point out your own mistake. Still, if you realized you "got confused there," why not just delete what you've typed so far and say something different?
 
2010-01-12 02:22:01 PM
Dr.Knockboots: I wonder how many people out there right now are driving with a suspended license that don't even know it.. and to think you can end up in jail for that? Wow..this is okay with people too?

I call the DMV every morning and evening to make sure my driver's license hasn't been suspended without my knowledge... you should too.
 
2010-01-12 02:26:35 PM
Dr.Knockboots: I wonder how many people out there right now are driving with a suspended license that don't even know it.. and to think you can end up in jail for that? Wow..this is okay with people too?

I didn't know that my license was suspended for over a month until I went to renew my car registration. Why was it suspended? Because I took a court appointed driving class (for speeding) and the testing place I went to sent my results to the wrong courthouse.

I was still the one out $90 to get it reinstated after my drivers test was sent in correctly. I also have a strike against my record.
 
2010-01-12 02:26:55 PM
poot_rootbeer: Dr.Knockboots: I wonder how many people out there right now are driving with a suspended license that don't even know it.. and to think you can end up in jail for that? Wow..this is okay with people too?

I call the DMV every morning and evening to make sure my driver's license hasn't been suspended without my knowledge... you should too.


You, sir, are the biggest tool I've ever had the pleasure to read about. Seriously, who calls the DMV every morning? Stupidest thing I've ever heard.
 
2010-01-12 02:28:40 PM
scottyvr6: You, sir, are the biggest tool I've ever had the pleasure to read about. Seriously, who calls the DMV every morning? Stupidest thing I've ever heard.

lol?
 
2010-01-12 02:30:05 PM
Shakespeare's Monkey: The police were simply afraid of her.

Clearly, she's a level 80 undead priest and probably packing some epic gear.


My level 80 undead priest says "THIS!!" while pointing at my screen and laughing uproariously.
 
2010-01-12 02:38:09 PM
Eerie...this could easily have been me in a few years (at 48, not 78), if I had not managed to snag husband #2 when I did.

/situtation, not photo
//too fat to have that many wrinkles
 
2010-01-12 02:44:14 PM
scottyvr6: poot_rootbeer: Dr.Knockboots: I wonder how many people out there right now are driving with a suspended license that don't even know it.. and to think you can end up in jail for that? Wow..this is okay with people too?

I call the DMV every morning and evening to make sure my driver's license hasn't been suspended without my knowledge... you should too.

You, sir, are the biggest tool I've ever had the pleasure to read about. Seriously, who calls the DMV every morning? Stupidest thing I've ever heard.


i729.photobucket.com
 
2010-01-12 02:47:49 PM
Once a cop got all uppity with me when he asked me if I had any warrants out for me, and I replied "not that I know of". Because he read that as "yes".

But the way I saw it, how on earth am I supposed to know if I have any warrants? I've never been told of any, but it's not like I have access to the police databases. I had no reason to suspect I had any warrants, but DO I have any? How could I know that? I'm not even 100% certain what a warrant is.

/a right to buy something at an agreed price?
 
2010-01-12 03:01:33 PM
i49.tinypic.com
 
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