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The torso criminal court remain open but some say what's happening inside is nearing a crisis.
It's a sad day it's a it's a bizarre data C a lot of empty desks.
Lot of people cleaning stuff out.
Looking Greenberg is among the top when he won public defenders who have been laid off.
I know personally I have fifties somewhat clients.
Starting today they just won't have an attorney.
When defendants don't have legal representation.
Cases back up I had one particular that this.
At a -- to stop so one judge Arthur hunter -- sent out letters to 33 private attorneys many of them high profile lawyers.
Asking them to volunteer their time to represent the defendants who can't afford lawyers.
Veteran defense attorney Robert Jenkins was notified this week but.
I think that we should do some pro Bono whatever and in this case I.
I've got to accept the appointment.
Loyola law professor -- -- Leno tells us he will fulfill his obligation and do the pro Bono work.
Also on the list -- say it's legal analyst Joseph respond -- -- A judge on -- trying to make a point and he's using us to make and I appreciate that that's okay.
The but the point is that is indigent defender program is broken.
So maybe that's reason -- -- is try to get people who were gonna talk about.
Chris Conte says he too will answer the call to help the court I don't have a problem serve and I'm certainly gonna do it.
-- -- -- and some other defense attorneys questioned why the public defender's office is running low on funds.
The -- -- defender program was run in 2005.
For about a million dollars.
And now nine million dollars can't get it.
Chief orleans' public defender Darren button says there are more prosecution's happening.
And their budget never raised expectations.
He said we never received the nine million dollars our proposed budget was nine million but our projected revenues never -- that highs so we had to cut to meet our projected revenues.
And the defense attorneys do talk please say complicating the matter is that -- any of them violent crime cases involve more than one defend it.
That means a problem.
A lot more than one then yeah.
You can't have the same way necessarily represent both of them because.
They might have different interests and be responsible for different things.
And now the court is reaching out to non public defenders.
But we all take them and -- take every one.
-- -- -- At the court where justice is supposed to be meted out I'm Sabrina Wilson foxy needs.
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