Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Judge Dally: Mezzacappa Harassed Borough Clerk
At a June hearing before Judge Richard Yetter, Mezzacappa brought Jim Gregory as her cheerleader. That was before he was sent to state prison. The Clerk (I won't name her) testified about Mezzacappa's fantasies of putting a hollow point bullet through my skull. She also described a bizarre gun video made by Mezzacappa, containing words like "You better outrun my gun" and ending with a coffin and a picture of the West Easton web page.
"We're afraid of her," she said.
What seemed to bother this Clerk most is that her own children could see the hateful and hurtful things Mezzacappa has posted about her. That made no difference to Mezzacappa. Sensitivity is not her strong suit. Many of the taunts are still on her blog.
"I just would like it to stop," she told Judge Yetter. "It's relentless. I don't want to come to work now."
Judge Yetter imposed a $200 fine and told Mezzacappa he did not want to see her again.
The Clerk found another job in a Mezzacappa-free municipality.
So everyone lived happily ever after, right?
Wrong. Mezzacappa appealed her conviction. She then sought several continuances for "medical reasons" while appearing on Jim Gregory's short-lived radio show for at least one of them.
But her luck ran out yesterday.
Despite bringing in a Philadelphia lawyer who couldn't even get her first name right, the truth prevailed. Mezzacappa was convicted again, following a hearing before Judge Craig Dally.
Dally imposed a $300 fine, $100 more than Judge Yetter and the maximum permitted by law. She's got 60 days to pay it. She still hasn't paid off her first harassment conviction.
"I'm very relieved," the Clerk told me after it was all over. "Justice has been served."