Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Jim "Graterford" Gregory

Prison officials are quietly getting ready to send chronic Protection From Abuse Act (PFA) violator Jim Gregory to Graterford, Pennsylvania's largest maximum security prison.  My Dad used to take me there when I was a kid. I could smell the odor of urine a mile away. I still smell it whenever I get near the place.

On Friday, Gregory was convicted of five separate contempt violations and was immediately sentenced by Judge Leonard Zito to a fifteen month minimum. It was the third time since July that Gregory had been found guilty of violating a PFA Order.

Some of you might think this is harsh. I would agree, except I saw him in Court two Fridays ago, as he repeatedly turned to give his ex-girlfriend a malevolent stare. He tried it again on Friday, but Assistant DA Pat Broscious boldly blocked his line of sight while Deputies told him to knock it off.

Also, Gregory abused his time in the County jail to con fellow inmates into smuggling love notes to his ex.

He learned nothing, blaming the violations on everyone but himself.

Judge Zito had sentenced Gregory to six months in prison after his second contempt violation, but took a chance and let him out after three weeks. A normal person would be grateful. Not Gregory. He promptly began to violate the PFA again, this time on the WGPA 1100 AM. For seven days straight, he spent nearly an hour attacking his ex. This continued despite repeated warnings to station owner Joe Timmer.

Joe Timmer's WGPA 1100 AM amazingly allowed West Easton misfit Tricia Mezzacappa, against whom a libel judgment is on record, to co-host,. The station even allowed her to do the show on her own. She took the opportunity to defame me, Kelly Gross, Gregory's ex, her mother and numerous others repeatedly. Instead of stopping her, WGPA 1100 AM producer Budd Williams joined in the bashing.

What bothered me most were not their attacks on me. it was their vicious attacks against a woman whose sole sin is that she loves her daughter. Gregory's ex-girlfriend's mother, a private woman, is recovering from the sudden loss of three close family members. She tuned in to the radio to hear all kinds of private details about her life divulged on AM talk radio  She was also viciously defamed.

She called station owner Joe Timmer to ask that it stop.

"Do you have $200 for your own show?" he asked.

She didn't.

"Then what good are you? You're nothing," he demeaned her. She just wanted to be left alone.

The very next day, Gregory, Mezzacappa and WGPA 1100 AM station producer Budd Williams mocked this woman even more because she had asked to be left alone.  It was a sad display of arrogance that hurt a person who is already vulnerable.

51 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well deserved!

While unusual for a non-violent PFA violation, he flaunted the law and continued to disregard the most basic respect for the law. His victims wanted justice and protection form the court and they got it.

Anonymous said...

Gregory brought this upon himself. We all have to remember that this is the result of a 3rd violation and the Court showing him leniency twice. He and his cohorts are realizing that their abuse of people will be dealt with seriously.

It seems the message is getting through to at least one person. No blogs since his incarceration and changes to her blog indicate she is running scared.

Anonymous said...

State Prison is a fun place. Sort of like the Disneyland for criminals. Remember, they are all innocent of their crimes in their minds. Gregory will fit in well. Wishing him all the best on his vacation.

Anonymous said...

wow thats over board !! as far as the rest goes who listens wgpa unless they wanted to hear what they were saying ....please there are plenty of other stations to listen to or better yet shut it off...

Anonymous said...

Gregory will be eaten alive at Graterford. n Norco he is a big fish in a small pond. There, he will be a minnow. He will not be able to impress his cellmates with his Mensa knowledge and local notoriety. He will just be a number in a lockup filled with some of the most violent criminals in the state. He better find some humility fast. Or he will quickly find out what it is like to be abused.

Anonymous said...

What I don't understand is why does tm and timer get away with this

Anonymous said...

"You've got a reseal purity mouth, boy..."

Anonymous said...

"You've to a reeeeaaaal purty mouth, boy..."

Listener said...

Old News revisited.
He is where he belongs.
The End...

Anonymous said...

Gregory in state prison?

He better be tough or find a tree to climb.

Oh yeah, there are no trees.

Welcome to Graterford.


VOR

Anonymous said...

"What I don't understand is why does tm and timer get away with this."

Mezzacappa and Timmer haven't gotten away with anything yet. The police and the district attorney's office act on complaints. If the abuse victim and her mother contact the authorities, their complaints will be taken seriously. If this case wasn't important, assistant DA Pat Broscious wouldn't have been in court last Friday and Jim Gregory wouldn't be on his way to Graterford.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
What I don't understand is why does tm and timer get away with this

7:58 AM

First Amendment

Anonymous said...

Hey Bernie,

Have you heard anything about Irish Republican Army sympathizer Michael Holmes? Did his criminal case go to trial yesterday?

william house said...

Gregory will be fine, Spartacus has decided to plead guilty to Aggravated Robbery in order to expedite his sentencing and keep him by Gregory's side. Mezzacappa has mocked and abandoned Jim G since his unjust incarceration because he spurned her advances. Now she is left with Mikey "The Pikey" Holmes who while well endowed has the mental capacity of Bernie circa 1985.

Anonymous said...

"First Amendment. 10:46 AM"

The First Amendment does not permit criminal harassment/stalking of an abuse victim nor does it permit defamation of private individuals.

Anonymous said...

I guess he can't spend the PAC money now!!!

Bernie O'Hare said...

"What I don't understand is why does tm and timer get away with this."

Mezzacappa should be prosecuted for her role. Timmer and she are both being sued. Budd Williams might be sued, too.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Mezzacappa does have a new blog, in which she brags about a RTK victory, not bc of any belief in open government, but bc of her hatred of West Easton. "Mezzacappa pro se remains undefeated. They never learn not to mess with me," she cackles, lying about her W-L record. She has filed more RTKs against West Easton than are handled by the entire Cities of Easton and Bethlehem combined, If you add Northampton County, it is about the same. She is obviously using it to harass. And contrary to her claim, she loses about 2/3 of them.

She's lost 6 civil petitions against me. She's lost a defamation case against me. She's lost appeals against the DA. Her conduct helped send Jim Gregory to jail, and that's where she belongs.

Bernie O'Hare said...

"Have you heard anything about Irish Republican Army sympathizer Michael Holmes? Did his criminal case go to trial yesterday?"

I saw him sitting alone in a courthouse hallway, yesterday afternoon. No friends. No witnesses. No cameras. He claimed on his corruption webpage that he was going to have the DA and judge placed under arrest. But on the eve of his trial, he decided to delete his webpage instead. Now it's about fishing in Florida.

Anonymous said...

Supposedly, there was a break-in (burglary) at Jim Gregory'd home on High Street. It was reported by a neighbor.


VOR

Anonymous said...

Greggry will be OK at Graterford of he tows the line. As an old man he will not be harassed if he hangs with the old guys and keeps a low profile. This was said by a former drug dude who was sent to Graterford years ago

Now back to the reality of Jim Gregory. He won't keep a low profile he will try to con some of the best cons in the world. He will find that Graterford is not protective custody in a county jail. Every one there is a master manipulator and a conniver, it is a way of life. Greggy is out of his depths.

If it is true that he has the tight but of a 30 year old, has manscaped his taint and bleached his anus, then he may have issues. He should let his hair go white, get heavy and look old. It is rally all up to him.

Anonymous said...

I have never heard of any violator of a PFA serving time in Graterford. This is what you get for teaming up with T. Mezzacappa. This guy was a little flaky. He obviously didn't listen to his friends but instead listenend to a nut job who sleeps with a pig in her house. Truly sad.

Bernie O'Hare said...

"Supposedly, there was a break-in (burglary) at Jim Gregory'd home on High Street. It was reported by a neighbor."

I do not see that listed anywhere on the Bethlehem police blog. Maybe it was a misunderstanding, and a neighbor reported someone who had permission to be there.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't Gregory a cop? He better hope the boys at Graterford dont find that out, they don't fare well.

monkey momma said...

This story continues to amaze me. How freaking stupid are these characters? Bernie, I swear, you have to write a book about all this.

Clinton Oxford said...
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Bernie O'Hare said...

Clinton, Please tone it down a notch. It's more than I can handle.

Bernie O'Hare said...

"Bernie, I swear, you have to write a book about all this."

I don't think anyone would believe it.

Clinton Oxford said...

I agree with the comment made @ 7:22 AM

Bernie O'Hare said...

Thanks Clinton. I appreciate your restraint.

Anonymous said...

Meet Spartacus Maximus, thoughts Donald?

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=582792351744500&set=pb.100000412215353.-2207520000.1378682690.&type=3&theater

Clinton Oxford said...

In all Honesty....since you began reporting on Mr. Gregory, I have striven to be accurate in my in my comment's, regarding Law, Process, Procedure & the Predatory Behavior of the professed almost-genius J.G. He tried to guilt-trip the victim into suicide ideation. This could have ended worse.


Justice has Prevailed.


Anonymous said...

Where can i find Messycrappers solo version of the Mouth's that ROARED!!?!?! Anyone got that gold?

Anonymous said...

Ask the two union pukes!!

Clinton Oxford said...

Tricia is my final endeavour....i can't stop.

http://youtu.be/o3oi6gEtYz8

Anonymous said...

SM here,

This is a dark day on NCP, my little buddy jimmy is gone. I am devastated. My beautiful Cali hair and musculature is ebbing without my little Mediterranean meatpie.

What am I suppose to do with all my tossed salads?

Spartacus Maximus

Hugh Jassoal said...

1. I didn't even know WGPA was still on the air. 2. I never ever ever need to listen now.

A Show host from a station in NYC. said...



"The First Amendment does not permit criminal harassment/stalking of an abuse victim nor does it permit defamation of private individuals.

11:00 AM"

Neither Timmer or Williams criminally
harass or stalked an abuse victim..And they did not defame the victim. But JG did..In fact the victim's mother called both Timmer and Williams more than once..I know Williams very well and I am one of his best friends and he would have told the mother there is nothing he could do to stop JG. The term "Producer" in local talk radio is that of being a board Operator and call screen-er. The radio station and its employees , ownership and management are protected by the disclaimer at the start of each talk show..That is where thee first amendment covers them... Bernie however you have defamed Timmer and Williams enough and I am surprised that neither of them has had you charged (as it were) or served you papers yet.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Budd Williams participated in the defamation and invasion of priovacy. He congratulated Gregory with "good show" after defamation and abuse. He launched "In Heaven there is No Beer" before one of the programs to draw attention to my alcoholism. After a woman called to complain that her privacy was invaded, he discussed her call on the air, invading her privacy even more.

Timmer was repeatedly warned about Gregory. Even after a direct violation of the PFA, Gregory was allowed to do a show, just hours before he was jailed. Mezzacappa was in the next day to continue the defamation. It was all stored in u-stream for others to view. It was a disgusting, blatant defamation and invasion of privacy by them both. They will both soon be called upon to account for their behavior, not on a blog, but in another venue.

As far as I am concerned, Timmer is the most culpable person in this sordid mess.

Listener said...

A Show host from a station in NYC. said...



"The First Amendment does not permit criminal harassment/stalking of an abuse victim nor does it permit defamation of private individuals.

11:00 AM"

Neither Timmer or Williams criminally
harass or stalked an abuse victim..And they did not defame the victim. But JG did..In fact the victim's mother called both Timmer and Williams more than once..I know Williams very well and I am one of his best friends and he would have told the mother there is nothing he could do to stop JG. The term "Producer" in local talk radio is that of being a board Operator and call screen-er. The radio station and its employees , ownership and management are protected by the disclaimer at the start of each talk show..That is where thee first amendment covers them... Bernie however you have defamed Timmer and Williams enough and I am surprised that neither of them has had you charged (as it were) or served you papers yet.

12:17 PM
My Thoughts exactly.

Anonymous said...

It's over , done with. All the childish jibber jabber helps nobody. It's good that the victim can have some peace and quiet . And that's about all that's left to say. Everyone who is involved needs to step away and reset . Get your fucking heads screwed on straight and move forward .

Bernie O'Hare said...

It will be over when Timmer is held responsible.

Clinton Oxford said...

Criminal use of a communication's facility?

A Show host from a station in NYC. said... said...

I agree with with 5:31 PM

Also Williams told me of the uproar over the song...Williams was requested by JG to play the song...
Williams like any other producer/Board Op always congratulates a show host for a good show..even if it sucked...Like 5:31 PM said: "Anonymous said...
It's over , done with. All the childish jibber jabber helps nobody. It's good that the victim can have some peace and quiet . And that's about all that's left to say. Everyone who is involved needs to step away and reset . Get your fucking heads screwed on straight and move forward .

5:31 PM


A Show host from a station in NYC. said...

Blogger Clinton Oxford said...
Criminal use of a communication's facility?

Nope. Read the FCC Rules..Should take you 4 weeks or so. Give it up..Its done and over with...You haven't lost anything to take any action...Timmer may have lost advertisers..I don't think so but he may have..Then he may have a case on you. It's over , done with. All the childish jibber jabber helps nobody.

Anonymous said...

5:37 fair enough

Anonymous said...

Clinton do us all a favor and get yer tongue out of Bernie's ass.

Clinton Oxford said...

As soon as Tricia's becomes available....

Anonymous said...

Hook , Line and sinker...LOL

Bernie O'Hare said...

To: A Show host from a station in NYC, aka Budd Williams and/or Jolly Joe Timmer,

1. You are now offering inconsistent explanations given by Budd Williams about why that song was played. You are saying one thing here and something completely different on the radio. Put simply, your are being dishonest.

2. I don't know what law school you atteneded, but it's time to ask your money back. As both Judges Freedburg and Smith have ruled, one need not suffer actual pecuniary loss to be successful in a defamatiion action. When it is defamation per se, as it is in this case, the damage is presumed. Aldo, you actively participated in both the defamation and invasion of privacy, so your disclaimer means nothing.

3. The way Williams and Timmer behaved in this matter to the mother of the ex is despicable, a real disgrace. Not only did you participate in the disclosure of very private information, but you publicly mocked her on the air when she begged you to leave her alone. The way you treated this vulnerable woman is something for which you need to be held accountable, and you will be held accountable.

Like I saud, this story is not over. It will be when you accept responsibility and make amends. You can do that the easy way or the hard way. But I guarantee you, it's going to happen. Then this story will be over.

Listener said...

To: "A Show host from a station in NYC, aka Budd Williams and/or Jolly Joe Timmer,"

If you think Timmer or Williams wrote this you are gullible.
Timmer never reads this and has no interest in doing so, as for Williams, he would sign his name to the post.

Believe it or not there are some people who do have other opinions other than you Bernie.

Good luck on the saga of defaming WGPA.