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Re: “Judge Cuts to the Chase in Public Defender Lawsuit

The man has no conscious. He is a great pretender. He puppets everyone's advice as if it were his own and then runs with it. He lacks even the most basic knowledge of criminal defense. It is truly pitiful that he is dragging the office down. He kisses the arses of the Supes who are either could care less about PD clients and the constitution or who are too ignorant to realize they have no clue what a PD requires.

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Posted by Recall Supes on 11/21/2017 at 8:29 AM

Re: “Judge Cuts to the Chase in Public Defender Lawsuit

I worked with David in So Cal. He left almost daily at 10:30am to play golf with the Supervisor of the Fontana office. He did the same thing in Redlands. The judges loved him because he was a dump truck. We always assumed he was building houses on the countys time. Why wasnt anything done about this ? Well, welcome to San Bernardino. He is unfit public for this job by any objective standard.. In a different post, someone thought he looked alcoholic. Hmm, that would explain a lot. In Susanville, I suspect he hung out at the Indian casino which could explain the bankruptcy mentioned in another article. Any Board of Supervisor who supports this clown should be recalled.

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Posted by Karie on 11/20/2017 at 2:36 PM

Re: “Judge Cuts to the Chase in Public Defender Lawsuit

The main reason that David Marcus was picked to head the Public Defenders Office is part of the bigger picture and that is to comply with Rule Number One of The Prison Industry. Rule Number One is No Vacancies!
The long mandatory sentences, higher fines, the three strikes youre out laws, judges always asking for cash bail instead of releasing local people arrested for petty crimes on their own recognizance as they used to, the extreme parole and probation rules that are designed to get people thrown back in jail, are just some of the policies used to keep the jails and prisons full. Of course arresting poor people including the mentally ill, for the crime of having no place to go also helps keep the jail full too, not that there is any place else to take them to.
With a new $20,000,000.00 addition to the Humboldt County Debtors Prison (County Jail) coming up, the last thing The Industry wants is a hard-hitting Public Defender. What they want is a Public Defender who will just rubber stamp whatever the District Attorney and the Judges come up with. Got to follow Rule Number One, you know.

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Posted by Elliott Smith on 11/19/2017 at 11:50 PM

Re: “Judge Cuts to the Chase in Public Defender Lawsuit

"A person is not eligible to the office of public defender unless he has been a practicing attorney in all of the courts of the state for at least the year preceding the date of his election or appointment."

Being a "Practicing Attorney", indicates to me, that an Attorney should be involved, "Hands-On", with active cases, IN ALL of the courts of the State.
Being simply LICENSED to practice does not seem to meet those requirements.
In my eyes, David Marcus is clearly not qualified for the position he's been so graciously and improperly given. And the fact that he's lost one job for basically being uninvolved and unable to put in the time required (Dare I say "Lazy?"), only adds to his disgrace.
One has to question if ANY Defendant, represented by the Public Defenders office since, and even prior, to his appointment, has been "properly" defended by Attorneys whose Hearts were driven and unencumbered by their lack of faith in the Department itself.
May His Honor interpret the Law with eyes open and a Just hand!

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Posted by solo707 on 11/18/2017 at 1:46 PM

Re: “Judge Cuts to the Chase in Public Defender Lawsuit

The turmoil he's caused that the judge wants to silence is proof that the low qualification interpretation is wrong. Someone as qualified as the plaintiffs say he should be to be hired, would not cause such strife.

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Posted by kirkiscool on 11/16/2017 at 3:53 PM

Re: “Flash Fiction 2016

Wonderful stories! Jenna Hayes, please go back on your meds.

Posted by Margie Taylor on 11/16/2017 at 1:43 PM

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