Katherine Fernandez Rundle Tells Luther Campbell She's Doing A Great Job

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Katherine Fernandez Rundle
This guest column was written by Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle in response to Luther Campbell's criticisms.

As Miami-Dade state attorney, I have always believed that my work in the fourth largest prosecutor's office in America has the potential to affect the lives of every one of the county's 2.5 million residents. After all, anyone can be the victim of a crime; rich, poor, black, white, or Hispanic; young, old, gay, or straight; citizen, tourist, resident, or undocumented worker; Democrat, Republican, or independent. I represent everyone. This is a responsibility I take very, very seriously.

I have long advocated and worked for victims' rights. With the help of crime victims, we have been able to successfully target and convict career criminals. I am most proud of how this affects our daily lives in making our community a safer place in which to live and raise our children.

During my administration, we have accomplished a 46 percent decrease in crime.
• Murders: down 36 percent
• Burglaries: down 51 percent
• Robberies: down 65 percent
• Rapes: down 62 percent
• Aggravated assaults: down 48 percent
• Car thefts: down 73 percent

Since I took office, I have made it one of my primary initiatives to seek ways to reduce the number of juveniles who needed to be direct-filed into adult court. Toward this end, I adopted a number of innovative methods intended to prevent juveniles from reaching the level of re-offending that would require them to be direct-filed.

Through these efforts, we have been able to reduce the total number of direct-files by 77 percent, representing a decrease from 1,464 cases to 338 cases.I am proud to lead the most active State Attorney's Office in Florida in the pursuit of those who would cheat the public and steal from you, the taxpayer.

During my administration 34 elected officials and/or candidates have been convicted and 19 elected officials have been removed from office. That is above and beyond the 292 law enforcement officers and 286 public employees we have also charged.

To help those who have paid their debt to society become law-abiding and contributing members of our community, I created a Community Outreach Division that, among other things, assists eligible individuals to clear their records of nonviolent arrests. Through monthly Sealing and Expungement workshops at churches and other locations, during the past year alone we helped more than 2,000 individuals clear up their criminal records so they could put their mistakes behind them.

I am proud of all these accomplishments and what they have meant to the well-being and safety of all the residents of Dade County.

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Arianna
Arianna

Kathy may be telling the truth, but she is really poor in cases dealing with public corruption. Even when fully aware of corruption in high places, she does her best to bungle the cases, or go after people she shouldn't go after. 

 

TAND2
TAND2

MS RUNDLE IS NOT BEING TRUTHFUL !!!! CRIME IS DOWN ALL OVER THE COUNTRY AND THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ANY OPPORTUNIST LIKE RUNDLE! IN FACT IS PEOPLE LIKE HER THAT WORK WITH ORGANISATIONS LIKE THE POLICE AND RAPE CENTERS LIKE KRISTY HOUSE THAT WORK TOGETHER TO KEEP CRIME AND CRIMINALS ON THE STREETS FOR PROFIT AND MANIPULATION! THERE IS A STORM COMING FOR MS RUNDLE ... A STORM THAT WILL BLOW HER CAMPAINE AWAY ...DON'T BELIVE ME?

ASK FAMED BASKETBALL PLAYER AND HIS WIFE.... ALONZO & TRACY MOURNING!

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"During my administration 34 elected officials and/or candidates have been convicted and 19 elected officials have been removed from office. That is above and beyond the 292 law enforcement officers and 286 public employees we have also charged."  What about all of the cases where no one was prosecuted - even after a grand press conference, like the ones held at the City of Miami admin building?

TAND2
TAND2

EXACTLY!  ITS ALL FOR SHOW! SHE SAVES MONEY BY RELEASING RAPISTS, CHILD RAPISTS INTO OUR COMMUNITIES WITHOUT OUR KNOWLEDGE...WITH NO PUNISHMENT OR MONITORING  WHATSOEVER... TO HAVE MONEY FOR ''HIGH PROFILE'' CASES THAT GET HER FACE IN THE NEWS PAPER! SHE HARASSES AND FIGHTS PARENTS THAT TRY TO INSIST ON JUSTICE FOR CRIMES AGAINST THEM AND THEIR CHILDREN! 

 

Sir Sausage
Sir Sausage

Queen of swag.  You're a corrupt public official and need to be booted from office ASAP.  Its a shame that Al Crespo's reports on you probably won't get any media attention.

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