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Thursday, September 03, 2015

Orloski Asks DA To Dismiss Shula's Crooner Case

Should Lehigh County DA Jim Martin dismiss all charges filed against James Ochse, the Allentown crooner who was bodyslammed by an Allentown cop for daring to sing in front of the gentrified NIZ crowd? That's what noted civil rights Attorney Rick Orloski thinks. He fired off a letter yesterday, asking him to "personally review" the matter and withdraw all charges.

Such a decision would be smart for everyone. Allentown police can claim it was a misunderstanding. Martin has come under some unfair flack for a very justifiable defamation action against WAEB and others. This could make very clear that part of his duty as the county's chief law enforcement officer is to protect the rights of others.

Across the river here in Northampton County, DA John Morganelli has on his own dismissed charges filed against antiwar protesters who were charged with trespassing at the Palmer Post Office. He dumped a goofy prosecution brought by a Washington Township cop who charged a resident for daring to fly the American flag upside down. He even reduced some serious charges brought against "Nature Dave" when he walked into a bank with a sign saying, "You're being robbed." Nature Dave was making a political statement, but he scared some people.

Ochse had no political agenda. He was simply singing, exercising his right to artistic free speech.

In the meantime, this Nazareth cop is in serious trouble for singing into his dash cam.


Anonymous said...

Sick'0 Rick'0 might be the worst "attorney" (for now) in the valley, his multiple failed bids for elected office speak to his congeniality.

His only redeeming quality is his dwarven appearance which can be disarming although I do believe he wears some type of shoe lift.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Tricia Mezzacappa, As you found out the hard way, Orloski is one of the best lawyers in the LV. His runs for office, which often was done as a sacrifice for his party, have nothing to do with his legal ability. Now it is time for your mother to execute a deed f=or for you to come up with $65,000.

Reality Bites said...

Prosecuting Ochse is simply a waste of money.

Anonymous said...

"Martin has come under some unfair flack for a very justifiable defamation action against WAEB and others."

I think you might have a Blog Mentor and his minions up your ass (his minions being all of the fake names he and his wife use while not bothering to change their writing style - I'm pretty sure most people don't say "wink, wink" or "merci!" after every sentence) with that statement.

I hope Ochse comes out on top of this one. What a bunch of bullshit.

Anonymous said...

The guy needed mental health treatment; not a law enforcement beat down. Drop the charges; get him help (he's about to come into some money via a civil award); fire the unprofessional cop.

Anonymous said...

Bernie, correction - $72,746.65. Don't want to shortchange yourself.

The Banker

Anonymous said...

The video is funny, BUT it is not a Nazareth police officer. You can clearly tell by the patch on his arm and by clicking on the you tube link...... Nice try.

Bernie O'Hare said...

No, it is not a Nazareth officer, and was posted to show some humor.

Bernie O'Hare said...

12:46, I would not fire the officer. I don't believe he can be held responsible for poor training.

Anonymous said...

"I would not fire the officer"

For doing his job??

Anonymous said...

Speaking of the DA, does anyone know about the status of his defamation lawsuit? The press hasn't reported on it since the case was filed. Is the defendant using the 'snow-covered-porch" defense?

Anonymous said...

Ooo Bernie
Say it ain't so, you didn' t just say that¿!($
It is not poor training it is the training pants put on by the notorious hamilton street gang o thugs, this will become known as hamiltons diaper flopp allentowns boys in blues underpants¿!($ The young snot that body slammed this poor old soul was just working undercover under colur of Law for the soul sale sector subdivisional tools implimented on unwanted public Actors¿!($

You see you must be in the local circus to sing downtown epicentealized permit ordered¿!($

patent pending

Anonymous said...

The silver fox out maneuvered the ghastly liver spotted Sprague in a deft series of legal maneuvers befitting a Johnny Cochrane or Alan Dershowitz. Jumbo Martini can be reached for comment at the Olde Limeport Inne, just look for the bloated crimson ogre guffawing with his connected cohorts.

Bernie O'Hare said...

I will check on the status of the lawsuit and provide a truthful answer. I do know that the Blog Mentor failed to do that.