Blogger’s cop-killer support page removed from Facebook

Posted: August 27, 2012

A Facebook page called "I Support Chancier McFarland & Rafael Jones" - the two alleged cop-killers who gunned down Officer Moses Walker Jr. on Aug. 18 - sparked outrage among law-enforcement authorities before it was taken down Sunday evening.

It was created by former Philadelphia restaurant worker Joshua Scott Albert, who became infamous as the creator of the Staph Meal blog, which criticized the restaurant industry.

And, as if that's not enough, Albert also launched a Facebook page earlier this month called "Kill Mitt Romney."

The U.S. Secret Service in Washington said it was aware of the "Kill Mitt Romney" Facebook page. A man who answered the phone said that there was no one available on Sunday to make comments to the press.

The antipolice page, which showed two gruesome images of police officers, one headless and the other with no hands, outraged Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 President John McNesby.

"It's disgusting," he said Sunday. "He's a little punk. He's going to get his day."

Albert, 26, confirmed Sunday that he created the page and called it "a side little project" of his Staph Meal blog.

"I'm showing support for these two men," Albert said of McFarland and Jones, adding that they have not yet gotten their day in court.

Asked if he was supporting that Philadelphia cops get killed, he said: "It can appear that way."

"Sure, why not?" he added. "Why not? I don't mind."

"I would never do it [kill a police officer]," he said.

Albert said he created the page as "social commentary" and not to gain fame. He said he wondered why it took cops only a few days to identify the alleged killers of Walker when there are "so many unsolved murders" in the city.

There was a $118,000 reward offered for information leading to Walker's killers.

McNesby said he talked with District Attorney Seth Williams on Saturday, and that Williams' office will look into whether it could charge Albert with harassment or terroristic threats.

McNesby said he tried to reach out to Facebook to get the page taken down and another page, RemoveTheCopKillersSupportPage, drew more than 10,000 followers Sunday before Albert's page was removed.

"The page is DOWN!" the anti-Albert page proclaimed around 6 p.m.

Contact Julie Shaw at or 215-854-2592. Follow her on Twitter @julieshawphilly.

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