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Cant wait

Hopewell, VA

#1 Nov 19, 2009
Anthony Nicholas Sylvester November 18 at 8:15pm Reply
Good evening. Just wanted to dispel a couple of rumors that have been running around. First, there is still no word on whether Mr. Newman is going to "keep" any of the Office staff or Victim Witness personnel. We had an open position in Victim Witness for which an interview team comprised from City personnel, the Police Department and the Victim Witness Co-Ordinator from Chesterfield County and Hopewell Programs made a unanimous selection. That applicant was an African American lady which was going to be a wonderful addition since at least half of Hopewell's crime victims are African American. What a wonderful addition she would make to the courthouse. Mr. Newman can't seem to make up his mind whether or not he's going to keep her - so the Victim Witness Program is sort of in limbo until he does. Lastly, it is true that Joseph Waymack attended Circuit Court today with Mr. Newman, so apparently he will be aiding in selecting the prosecutors and assisting Mr. Newman being Commonwealth's Attorney. Thanks, and please contact me with any more questions or rumor clearing duties as they arise.- Nino
DOS

Hopewell, VA

#2 Nov 19, 2009
Cant wait wrote:
Anthony Nicholas Sylvester November 18 at 8:15pm Reply
Good evening. Just wanted to dispel a couple of rumors that have been running around. First, there is still no word on whether Mr. Newman is going to "keep" any of the Office staff or Victim Witness personnel. We had an open position in Victim Witness for which an interview team comprised from City personnel, the Police Department and the Victim Witness Co-Ordinator from Chesterfield County and Hopewell Programs made a unanimous selection. That applicant was an African American lady which was going to be a wonderful addition since at least half of Hopewell's crime victims are African American. What a wonderful addition she would make to the courthouse. Mr. Newman can't seem to make up his mind whether or not he's going to keep her - so the Victim Witness Program is sort of in limbo until he does. Lastly, it is true that Joseph Waymack attended Circuit Court today with Mr. Newman, so apparently he will be aiding in selecting the prosecutors and assisting Mr. Newman being Commonwealth's Attorney. Thanks, and please contact me with any more questions or rumor clearing duties as they arise.- Nino

Mr. Tony, how long has that VW position been open, now all of the sudden you filled it with a AA woman and want to make headline's about it and whether Mr. Newman keep's her or not, you need help my man ! What does it matter if Joseph Waymack was in court or
not. Time will tell if his employee selection will be any better than what you selected. Power seems to go to ever one's head down in the city of Hopewell. I guess because there are so many rug rat's coming out of the wood work and getting position's they don't deserve. Election's in ward 1 and 7 should be interesting this year also, who are you going to support Tony? That will be the next entertaiment, can't wait!
ha ha

Richmond, VA

#3 Nov 19, 2009
DOS, not only are you fat you are stupid
tell the truth

Petersburg, VA

#4 Nov 19, 2009
cant wait why not tell the truth you promised the V.W. position to someone in your office, but because someone that was related to the person you promised the V.W. position to was a Newman supporter you screwed your office person over.you are a very vindictive person thats one of the reasons you were voted out.
Too Curious

Richmond, VA

#5 Nov 19, 2009
That's funny I applied for the VW position and I am more than for the position and didn't even get a call to be interviewed!!
tell the truth

Petersburg, VA

#6 Nov 19, 2009
its all a nino scam to screw things up as much as possible before he leaves office.such a sore LOSER if his words had any truth he would be working with Newman to help the transition and to help the city instead he will try to mess up all he can
baffled

AOL

#7 Nov 19, 2009
I have read so many things on this website I'm not sure what to believe, but I am baffled as to why Mr. Newman's campaign manager Waymack would have anything to do with the hiring process for the Commonwealths Attorneys office. I am delighted for the work he did as Newman's campaign manager (I voted for Newman), but I don't want him to make a fool out of the people's choice by trying to run the office given by us the people to Mr. Newman. I also hope Mr. Newman will have the backbone and show the good sense not to let Waymack do such a thing. Mr. Waymack is a bright young man with a future all of his own and I know he has a brite life ahead of him. In the meantime, he needs to respect appropriate boundaries and let newman do his job. Mr. Newman, no offense, I believe in you holeheartedly and admire the great job I know youll do. Go forward with dignity! Keep us real proud!!!!
clownery

AOL

#8 Nov 19, 2009
DOS wrote:
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Mr. Tony, how long has that VW position been open, now all of the sudden you filled it with a AA woman and want to make headline's about it and whether Mr. Newman keep's her or not, you need help my man ! What does it matter if Joseph Waymack was in court or
not. Time will tell if his employee selection will be any better than what you selected. Power seems to go to ever one's head down in the city of Hopewell. I guess because there are so many rug rat's coming out of the wood work and getting position's they don't deserve. Election's in ward 1 and 7 should be interesting this year also, who are you going to support Tony? That will be the next entertaiment, can't wait!
I just don't believe that stuff about Joe going to court with Newman yesterday. I am sure they both know better than to act like two clowns. That would be embarassing. There is no way Joe would be the one hiring people or doing cases. That would be unauthorized practice of law. They are not that stupid.
Question

Mount Holly, NC

#9 Nov 19, 2009
clownery wrote:
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I just don't believe that stuff about Joe going to court with Newman yesterday. I am sure they both know better than to act like two clowns. That would be embarassing. There is no way Joe would be the one hiring people or doing cases. That would be unauthorized practice of law. They are not that stupid.
How would observing open public court proceedings be acting like a clown? That doesn't make much sense. Anyone is allowed to attend court proceedings. I'm glad Mr. Newman is attending court in Hopewell so he will know what is going on come January. That seems like being responsible to me.
tell the truth

Petersburg, VA

#10 Nov 20, 2009
very good response Question I also voted for Newman I know Newman is working hard to hit the ground running Jan 1. I know Mr. Waymak is not doing the hiring. Mr. Newman has started his screening process and any positive (neutral) imput I am sure is respected in the screening process.GO NEWMAN!!!!!!!!!!
bet

United States

#11 Nov 20, 2009
I bet there are some cases rushed to be heard befor nino gets out of office so he can dismiss them for his friends as he always has.
clownery

AOL

#12 Nov 22, 2009
Well, my "positive input" is that Newman should decide for himself who he wants to hire, and no kid (or anyone else for that matter) who has never had a real job, has no experience in the job market, much less in the management of a law office, who is not a lawyer, nor a personnel official, and who is in no way qualified to show good judgment as a human resources official, should have any input whatsoever in the hiring or screening process. Also, while I agree that newman has every right to be in the courtroom, Joe has no business continuing to follow him around like a bobsy twin, and I cetainly hope they are not making clowns out of themselves by alowing Joe to try cases. If nothing more, it looks stupid and I have already heard people talking about and making fun of it. I support newman in every way and want him to start out on the right footing. GO NEWMAN!!! We all believe in you!!!!!
job applicant

Ladysmith, VA

#13 Nov 23, 2009
Where do we send the job application and how do we know what positions are open and when will we be informed whether or not we are hired? I sent mine to the courthouse, and it got sent back to me.
job applicant

Ladysmith, VA

#14 Nov 23, 2009
Could you please post an address or contact info here? Otherwise, I don't know where to send my stuff. Thank you!!!!
ethics probe

AOL

#15 Nov 23, 2009
Cant wait wrote:
Anthony Nicholas Sylvester November 18 at 8:15pm Reply
Good evening. Just wanted to dispel a couple of rumors that have been running around. First, there is still no word on whether Mr. Newman is going to "keep" any of the Office staff or Victim Witness personnel. We had an open position in Victim Witness for which an interview team comprised from City personnel, the Police Department and the Victim Witness Co-Ordinator from Chesterfield County and Hopewell Programs made a unanimous selection. That applicant was an African American lady which was going to be a wonderful addition since at least half of Hopewell's crime victims are African American. What a wonderful addition she would make to the courthouse. Mr. Newman can't seem to make up his mind whether or not he's going to keep her - so the Victim Witness Program is sort of in limbo until he does. Lastly, it is true that Joseph Waymack attended Circuit Court today with Mr. Newman, so apparently he will be aiding in selecting the prosecutors and assisting Mr. Newman being Commonwealth's Attorney. Thanks, and please contact me with any more questions or rumor clearing duties as they arise.- Nino
Nino, regarding Joseph Waymack, maybe Newman has already hired Mr. Waymack to work as his Commonwealth's Attorney Office Manager or as the new Victim Witness person. That way Newman has already created a perpetual ethical conflict between his Commonwealth's Attorney's office and Joseph Waymack's aunt, the Honorable Jacqueline Waymack of the Hopewell Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court. Judge Waymack will have to recuse herself and preside in some other jurisdiction. I believe it's called "the appearance of impropriety," isn't it?

Wasn't this the kind of stuff Joseph Waymack and Newman's people were complaining about---corruption and all?
back to u

Hopewell, VA

#16 Nov 24, 2009
ethics probe wrote:
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Nino, regarding Joseph Waymack, maybe Newman has already hired Mr. Waymack to work as his Commonwealth's Attorney Office Manager or as the new Victim Witness person. That way Newman has already created a perpetual ethical conflict between his Commonwealth's Attorney's office and Joseph Waymack's aunt, the Honorable Jacqueline Waymack of the Hopewell Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court. Judge Waymack will have to recuse herself and preside in some other jurisdiction. I believe it's called "the appearance of impropriety," isn't it?!
Wasn't this the kind of stuff Joseph Waymack and Newman's people were complaining about---corruption and all?
What about your special grand jurior's, "the good old boys" isn't that interest of conflict, you all should be investigate. Four year's, how much money later ?
hypocrite

Ladysmith, VA

#17 Nov 24, 2009
Are you going to emulate what you decry? Your platform cried for and proclaimed integrity. Now do it.

The rules of ethical conduct required by the Virginia State Bar, the Rules of Professional Responsibility, and the Judicial Canons apply no less to you soley because you claim someone else may have violated them. That is no defense to your own chosen conduct. The ethics rules apply universally: that means you are included and held accountable if you choose not follow them. It is not a "tit for tat" or "back to u" game with some other individual.

An elected official--especially a new one who is under vigilant public scrutiny--should step very carefully and with impeccable respect for the rules he has been entrusted to uphold.
just 4 your perusal

Ladysmith, VA

#18 Nov 24, 2009
The Canons of Judicial Conduct for the State of Virginia state that:

"A judge shall disqualify himself or herself in a proceeding in which the judge's impartiality might reasonably be questioned, including....The judge... or a person within the third degree of relationship.... is a party to the proceeding, or an officer, director, or trustee of a party." Canon 3 E (1); Canon 3 E (1) d; Canon 3 E (1) d (i) The "Third degree of relationship" includes the nephew of the judge. Canon 3, Commentaries.

This means that if Newman has hired Joseph Waymack, the nephew of Judge Waymack, to work for him, then Judge Waymack will have to disqualify herself in all cases involving his Commonwealth's Attorney's Office and preside in another jurisdiction as such creates the "appearance of impropriety" proscribed by the Canons.

Now, does Newman, as the new Commonwealth's Attorney, plan to create havoc in the judicial system with his first step through the courthouse door?
confused

Hopewell, VA

#19 Nov 24, 2009
just 4 your perusal wrote:
The Canons of Judicial Conduct for the State of Virginia state that:
"A judge shall disqualify himself or herself in a proceeding in which the judge's impartiality might reasonably be questioned, including....The judge... or a person within the third degree of relationship.... is a party to the proceeding, or an officer, director, or trustee of a party." Canon 3 E (1); Canon 3 E (1) d; Canon 3 E (1) d (i) The "Third degree of relationship" includes the nephew of the judge. Canon 3, Commentaries.
This means that if Newman has hired Joseph Waymack, the nephew of Judge Waymack, to work for him, then Judge Waymack will have to disqualify herself in all cases involving his Commonwealth's Attorney's Office and preside in another jurisdiction as such creates the "appearance of impropriety" proscribed by the Canons.
Now, does Newman, as the new Commonwealth's Attorney, plan to create havoc in the judicial system with his first step through the courthouse door?
Seems to me people are running scared.
just 4 your perusal

Ladysmith, VA

#20 Nov 24, 2009
Running scared to where? The Judicial Inquiry Board?.....

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