The statue in front of the George E. Edgecomb Courthouse in Tampa, Florida is representative of an ironic contradiction occurring daily in the foreclosure Courtrooms housed within. The statue is the artist’s representation of the Goddess of Justice. The Romans referred to this goddess as Justitia, symbolizing the fair and equal administration of the law, without corruption, avarice, prejudice, or favor; goddess of divine justice. Ancient Greeks referred to her as Themis, the goddess of divine justice. Often she is portrayed holding scales, balancing justice for all, as well as blindfolded, representing fair, unbiased justice for all.
The statue’s sculptor, Audrey Flack, titled her work “Veritas et Justitia” Truth and Justice. She explained the omission of the scales of justice because she felt they were ” too traditional”. She also said that she did not want to put a blindfold but compromised adding one with slits over the eyes, saying “So she’s blind but she can see.”
You may be thinking, why I he bringing this up? Here’s why. As I mentioned before, the statue has traditionally been used to symbolize the fair and equal administration of the law, without corruption, avarice, prejudice, or favor; a goddess of divine justice. As those of us that are fighting for justice in the foreclosure courtrooms across the fruited plain know, in many courtrooms, fairness, justice, due process, the law, the rules of evidence, the FRCP, and even the Constitution are being trampled upon by the plaintiffs, the mill fraudsters representing them, and even the presiding judges.
This leads to the irony of the statue in front of the George E. Edgecomb Courthouse in Tampa, Florida. Without the scales of justice and without the complete blindfold, she stands as a monument. A monument to the rampant and blatant unfairness, the lack of true justice, the fraud on the Court, and often almost pre-determined conclusion that the plaintiff will prevail and be awarded a summary judgment, disregarding the law and facts of the case, occurring daily in various cases in the courtrooms housed within. Are the Judges administering ” blind and impartial justice”, or are they just ” seeing and administering what the plaintiffs and fraudsters want them to see? Are they ” turning a blind eye” to the fraud on the Court and legally insufficient evidence and lack of standing as they take away peoples’ homes without due process? These questions must be answered and addressed. Who will step up to the plate? The irony of it all is tragic.
Grady Sykes, Pro se defendant