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Monday, November 06, 2006

Winton trial today

The trial of suspended Miami commissioner Johnny Winton was scheduled for today, Nov. 6, ironically, one day before a special election to find his replacement. I am assuming the trial will go on today, it was postponed from last month.

If Winton is found not guilty of resisting an officer with violence and also battery on a police officer, he will be able to reclaim his seat. The altercation was May 15, 2006.

Update: The trial is now January 2nd at 9 am.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The idea of that alcoholic thug reclaiming his seat on the Commission is unthinkable. Besides being an embarrassment and a hazard on the highway, he is arrogant and out of touch. He belongs in the Betty Ford Clinic, not on the City Commission.

November 06, 2006 1:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Johnny has a real problem with alcohol. I heard that he went to rehab. In any event, unless he voluntarily resigns, he will never be well. Cut your losses, Johnny, and start a new life.

November 06, 2006 9:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Imagine if some 20 year old from Overtown or Liberty City had been arrested for attacking two policemen at MIA? Post 9/11? Wouldn't that man be doing 8 to 12 right now?

November 06, 2006 9:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Winton suffered the same fate as millions of Blacks, students and other scruffy types who fail to address bully cops with the “proper” deference. He shot off his mouth and was rude. So the cops dragged him into a darken hallway with no witnesses and kicked his butt. When the puny and handcuffed Winton emerged from the corridor all bloodied and scuffed up, the cops hatched their “he attacked us” story just like they always do to explain away dead or badly beaten prisoners.

November 06, 2006 3:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate to burst your bubble about police brutality on Winton. It happened at the airport...it's all on video tape. It started when the bartender refused to serve him any more liquor.

November 06, 2006 10:45 PM  
Blogger Tom Falco said...

It's true, Milam's is better than most of the stores that were there like Wooley's and Hyde Park.

When I was a kid it was a Grand Union.

November 07, 2006 9:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Johnny Winton's trial is tentatively set for the week of Jan 2, 2007

November 08, 2006 6:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr Bubble Burst above knows nothing and is wrong on all points.
There is no video tape.
And no one refused to serve Winton or anyone else.
This is what happens when wildly implausible 5th-hand rumors are accepted as fact because "my auto mechanic's uncle hangs out with the girl who used to date the bartender's brother...."

November 08, 2006 4:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So I suppose the cops beat up Winton so badly one broke his own tooth and another injured his own arm? Shouldn't being a commissioner mean not being so stupid you talk back to cops? If being stupid was a felony Winton would be doing 12 to 15.

November 09, 2006 12:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll sign my name to this (I just use the anonymous so I don't have to create identities and stuff) -- I think that the cops were downright out of line on Winton. No need to beat him up at all. If a trained cop can't handle an out of shape, alcoholized businessman, maybe the cop is the one who needs retraining. I'm, personally, a very standard-looking white male, but every time a cop has addressed me, for any reason whatsoever in Miami (and I do try to avoid any contact with them), I've noticed an arrogance and intolerance that is absolutely not acceptable.

This is the same arrogance and intolerance that made Miami the laughinstock of every city (and earned us the nickname again of Banana Republic) during the World Trade street protests.

We have among the worst cops (and the worst taxi drivers) in the nation.


November 09, 2006 10:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to agree. When I am in NY, I think nothing of approaching a cop and just saying "hi", they are very down to earth and are very friendly.

In Miami, I avoid every cop I see. Most have nasty attitudes and think they are God.

November 09, 2006 10:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seriously, we all learn early on not to talk back to cops. But for an elected official to say "Don't you know who I am?" and then keep mouthing off? Stupid is too gentle an adjective.

November 09, 2006 3:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once again to Mr. Bubble: Where did the arm injury come from? Is this a NEW fabricated injury? One officer did -- many days after the incident -- announce that he had sustained a severe injury of his "private areas" which he attributed to the incredible gymnastic abilities of the heavily inebriated Winton. Get this: He alleges that Winton, while facing away from him, abruptly spun around and while standing on his right leg (which Winton had broken in several places in a skiing accident and had a pin inserted to hold everything together) launched a precision kick with his left foot (NOTE: Winton is right-handed, which means he’s right-footed and about as handy with his left foot as he is a with his left hand) dead center to the officer's crotch rendering the officer unable to “service” his wife with proper vigor. What a dung pile!!

November 09, 2006 4:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regarding the "do you know who I am" line.....consider this scenario: You are an elected official. You witness a police officer mistreating a traveler at the airport. You want to get the officer to cease his bad behavior by letting him know he is being observed by a public official....so you ask: "do you know who I am?" Not to misuse your authority, but to use it for a positive purpose...to prod a misbehaving police officer to correct his behavior.

Is that what happened? I don’t know. I wasn’t there. And neither were any of you!

November 09, 2006 8:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the friend of Winton's above who admits Winton was "heavily inebriated." So you admit Winton was very drunk? Shouldn't it be a felony for a City of Miami elected official to be so stupid as to be "very drunk" in public, especially at MIA? And do you really want to accuse at least two police officers of lying about an incident that occured largely in public?

November 12, 2006 11:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Winton should just go off and do his time, in prison. And avoid bending over in the showers.

November 12, 2006 4:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Dudes! If public intoxication is now a jailing offense in the Grove, we all gotta a BIG problem!

And when did the Christian Temperance Union set up shop here?

November 12, 2006 6:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We do not have a Christian Temperance Union here we have a "Low IQ Drunk Elected Officials Who Get Drunk and Abusive At MIA Need to go to Prison Union". If Winton was from Overtown would anyone be defending him?

November 13, 2006 1:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Winton has always had a drinking problem and doesn't have a handle on his arrogance or temper. He needs to check into a clinic. Like Joe Corollo and Alex Penalas he's killed his own career. Finally the taxpayers get a break.

November 16, 2006 12:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A clinic? Is that what people call prisons nowadays?

November 17, 2006 10:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope Winton is not considering a return to the City of Miami commission seat? That would be a bad idea.

Doesn't he have a trial coming up?

November 22, 2006 5:32 PM  

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