Public Defender David A. Brown’s 2,630 Cases in 18 Months

By | June 17, 2009

by Brian A. Wilkins
6/16/2009 (links updated November 6, 2018)

No wonder at the court appearance that I was forced to endure Maricopa County public defender David Allen Brown “representing” me, he barely acknowledged my existence and simply offered a plea agreement without any knowledge of the case.

In an affidavit I filed in Maricopa County Superior Court in support of that “Rule 32” mess I have to exhaust before a federal judge can rule on this case, I noted that Brown, according to a human resources agent at the Maricopa County public defender’s office, has been involved in 2,630 cases between January 1, 2008 and June 11, 2009. No matter how you break down the number of felony, misdemeanor, or juvenile cases contained within, or how you break down Maricopa County’s fiscal year, Brown’s uselessness can be attributed to attempting to handle an average of 150 cases per month, likely for overtime pay.

This far exceeds standards for “effective counsel” set by the Arizona Supreme Court in the case of State vs. Joe U. Smith in 1984;

and the U.S. Supreme Court’s Strickland vs. Washington decision that same year. The portly Brown, a Texas Tech law school graduate, had the obligation of not taking on anymore cases or withdrawing from others to make his caseload manageable, or be in violation all his “clients'” due process rights.

However, since facts, the U.S. Constitution, and laws have meant very little up to this point in this Maricopa County justice system, I doubt this will matter either. I even had an independent urine test taken on myself today, which came up negative (of course). Maricopa County has ordered me to take a urine test tomorrow. I anticipate them sabotaging it and saying it is positive so they, as one of their head henchmen John Wertsching said, can “sent [you] to jail.” Good luck with that, as you’ll first have to contend with the aforementioned, and you’ll have to kill me before I play “nigger toy” again in your playpens.

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