D.A.: Anti-police blogger to face charges

Posted: August 29, 2012

DISTRICT ATTORNEY Seth Williams said Tuesday that he intends to file charges against a blogger who created an anti-police Facebook page supporting the two suspects accused of killing Police Officer Moses Walker Jr.

The blogger, Joshua Scott Albert, 26, created at least two other Facebook pages Tuesday: "Kill John McNesby," the president of the local Fraternal Order of Police, and "Kill Seth Williams."

Williams, who said he has received threats before, said he was disgusted by the "I Support Chancier McFarland & Rafael Jones" page - which supported the two suspects in Walker's slaying. "At first blush, it seems it was actually possible he [Albert] was soliciting people to kill police," Williams said. "We're going to investigate that."

McNesby said of Albert: "He'll get his day. He's a punk."

In a text-message response to the Daily News on Tuesday, Albert wrote that it was his decision to remove the McFarland/Jones page Sunday afternoon (not Facebook's). He said he also removed a "Kill Mitt Romney" page that he had created.

Albert wrote that "me and someone else" are behind the McNesby and Williams pages. The Daily News earlier Tuesday emailed Facebook but did not receive a response.

A spokesman for the U.S. Secret Service in Washington said of the Romney page: "Generally we are aware of it, and we are taking the appropriate investigative steps."



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

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