Friday, November 14, 2008

Trollvilla Graduates From Harassment to Witness Intimidation

Over at Lehigh Valley Ramblings, I've reported that criminal harassment charges are pending against Bill Villa. In response to these charges, Villa has apparently graduated from harassment to witness intimidation. He's sent this email to three persons listed as potential witnesses:

Hiya [redacted], I'm confused ...

you told me my beefs with Bernie are between Bernie and me ...

and that you're not involved with it in any way ... you haven't "taken a side," etc.,

but then Bernie lists you as a "participant" in his complaint against me.

Were you aware of this?

I assume you'll be present at the hearing.

And I further assume you're now very much involved as things [legal] go forward.

Good to have you on board ;)

Bill Villa

When one of these potential witnesses asked, for the fifth time, to be left alone, Villa responded with this:

We're gonna sue Bernie, [redacted], [redacted], and you.

It's gonna be a fuckin' blood bath.

Legally, and figuratively speaking, of course; not literally.

BV


November 16 Update: Villa has continued to taunt the three potential witnesses listed in the harassment prosecution. His third email went out today.

70 comments:

Anonymous said...

three persons listed as potential witnesses:

1. Allentown Mayoral Hopeful and Morning Call "Blogger Tuesday" blogger, Mike Molovinsky

2. Attorney (for now) and Morning Call "Blogger Tuesday" blogger, David C. Najarian, Lynn Township Supervisor

3. Morning Call "Blogger Tuesday" hopeful, AJ Cordi.

The Banker

my name is pat wallace said...

Re: this Troll Parade blog ..

Mr. O'Hare's flip-flop on the Villa matter is a slap in the face to his readers, his profession, and the memory of a 25-year-old woman who just wanted to go home. After fancying himself a keeper of the torch of truth and integrity for so long, and to the extent that he eventually found himself championing the Villas' cause, this reversal in thinking and aggressive behavior is a profound obscenity. Not to mention that his apparent hop into bed with the DA-friendly Morning Call looks like a confederacy of weaklings. Anybody home, Allentown? Feel like moving even farther away.

Bob jr said...

Threatening to sue, which is a legal right, is not witness intimidation.

Bernie O'Hare said...

"Threatening to sue, which is a legal right, is not witness intimidation."

Threatening to sue a witness before he ever utters a word, when done with the intent to keep him silent, is most certainly witrness intimidation, especially when the threat is accompanied by the claim that it will be a "blood bath."

There is nothing wrong with one side contacting witnesses listed by another side. Everything is wrong with attempts to chill those persons into silence.

In this instance, Villa is attempting to silence three people from telling the truth. Suing someone is certainly a legal right, but a threat to sue, made in order to silence someone, is not, especially whne accompanied by that "blood bath" remark.

Incidentally, no threat need be shown to establish witness intimidation. Courts tend to take a very dim view of people who try to influence witnesses with menacing statements.

Bill Villa said...
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Anonymous said...

Re: "anon 9/29," the O'Hare writing style is unmistakable.

Bill Villa said...
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Bernie O'Hare said...

Villa,

I never posted that comment. I condemned that comment. Because this is a troll blog, that comment stays up just as all your churlish remarks stay up. That comment was made long after you had threatened to break my jaw in 7 different places. That comment was made after you had posted 500 spam comments on my blog. That comment came after your threat to go after Najarian w/ both barrels.

Unless you are capable of time travel, you can't use something that happens in the future to justify something you did in the past.

Bob jr said...

Bernie, although you get the last word(s), and so many of them we see, I disagree with your interpretation above.
My view: The threat (or promise) to sue wasn't an attempt to silence "witnesses". In fact, I bet Villa is betting and anxious for a showdown.
Moreover, I question whether your witnesses will even get to testify, as the relevance of their testimony will be in doubt (this is about VILLA'S alleged interference with YOUR blog ... not anyone else's observations/involvement/opinion or even supposed victimization ... you won't get an angry mob to testify).
And to raise "bloodbath" is intellectually dishonest, when you look at the context and Villa's explicit disclaimer.
Again, there's nothing wrong with telling someone they plan to sue them ... I didn't see/read "I'll sue you unless you ..." or "I'll sue you if you ..."
It's silly to describe Villa's e-mail you re-printed as "menacing."
What I did read, above, is a despicable posting that terrorized ME, the father of a young driver. Forget Villa for a moment, when I read that (back in September and again today) I felt sick, it was so disgusting. I think any parent would feel the same. What does that post say about the individual who allowed it to stand?
Please publicize the location, date and time of the hearing. I'll try to take off work to watch.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Actually, the person who always has the last word here, and everywhere else he can do so, is Villa.

Not having the crtiminal complaint, you're not in a very good position to judge what is or is not relevant.

All along, Villa's conduct has been menacing and shrouded in the languauge of violence. Her can't constantly use the language of violence, despite specific disclaimers, without bothering people and making them cxoncerned that violence is exactly what he intends. And it just so happens that the languauge he did use did seriously bother one of the persons to whom it was addressed.

Intimidation occurs when there is an intent to intimidate followed by conduct designed to influence the subsequent actions of the victim. Villa's threat to a third psrty, accompanieds by the language of violence, is intimidation.

As far as the anonymous comment goes, this is a troll blog. It would defeat the purpose of the troll blog to remove any comments posted here. That comment was posted subsequent to all the harassment committed by Villa. If you want to discuss relevance, that comment is irrelevant.

Bob jr said...

Good point about the Complaint, why don't you post it?

Bernie O'Hare said...

I'll have a pdf file made and link to it some time next week. I'm pretty busy watching my grandson this weekend.

Bill Villa said...
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Bernie O'Hare said...

1) "anyone can file against anyone else, and should not be confused with a "Criminal Prosecution"

Wrong. There are two ways to commence a criminal prosecution. First, go to the police. Second, go to the magistrate. In both cases, it is a criminal prosecution. It is not something anyone can file against anyone. In both cases, a third party makes the decision to approve the prosecution. In both cases, there are the same consequences for a guilty defendant.

2) ": it's not a "Judge" who will be enduring Bernie's nuisance (nuisance against me) complaint; it's a Magistrate."

Umm, magistrates happen to be judges. They wear black robes and everything!

3) " Bernie O'Hare O'Mcall is pals with the Northampton County DA (John Morganelli) who allowed this "complaint" to proceed to Magisterial Court. It should also be noted that O'Hare O'Mcall's father, Bernard O'Hare, was District Attorney of Northampton County.

So obviously there's some favoritism and cronyism going on here."


Villa contributed to Morganelli's AG race, and has already said he wants his money back. He obviously thinks his campaign contribution bought him protection.

I am on friendly terms with the DA, but it is not to the point where his approval or disapproval of this prosecution is jaded in any way. He knows a lot of people. If his passing friendship with me were a basis for disqualification, he would soon find he could prosecute no one. Perhaps Villa would prefer that I file this in his home territory, Lehigh County, where there actually may be a conflict of interest. Eventually, we would reach the point where a victim of Villa's harassment would have no recourse.

My father was the Northampton County DA but has been out of office for nearly 40 years. If Villa is suggesting that there is still some connection, he must think the people in there are pretty old.

4) " I think everyone knows my track record in Lehigh County "

Believe it or not, there are many people who do not know or care about your LC track record. This is not some game. You have engaged in criminal harassment by making threatening remarks combined with spam blogging that serves no legitimate purpose. You have disturbed a number of people. You constantly use the "language of violence." You have also compounded matters by contacting the three people listed as potential witnesses, intimidating one of them with that language of violence. What purpose is served by that comminication other than intimidation? When you repeatedly use that language of violence, it is clear that is precisely what you intend despite any disclaimer.

I am very serious about this matter. You are unable to accept the fact that your daughter is dead. You have lashed out at the Morning call and DA Jim Martin. You have lashed out at the Express Times and its editor. You have lashed out at numerous reporters and editors at The Morning Call. Anyone who questions you is smeared, and with increasing intensity. I will do what I need to do to protect myself from your erratic behavior. I've attempted deleting your comments. I've set up this troll blog so you could bray away at a venue where people interested in politics and other matters don't have to read abnout Villa in every post. You have continued to spiral out of control, threatening people. You are now a criminal defendant in a harassment case. You have progressed from that to intimidation and continue to spam blogs. You are going to have to stop. Nothing you are doing is going to bring your daughter back. Nothing you are doing is helping you. You are sick. You claim to be getting help, but you are still very sick and are hurting other people. You need to stop.

Bill Villa said...
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esq. said...

This new "Troll Parade" post, the first in nearly 2 months, written and published by Bernie O'Hare, is just another in a very long list of harassing provocations perpetrated by Bernie O'Hare against the Villas-- Bill Villa, Angie Villa, Gianni Villa, and Sheena Villa.

Any judge or magistrate will see this.

Bernie's toast.

The irony is that he initiated the criminal prosecution which will likely result in his incarceration.

Anonymous said...

Oopsie!

The Banker

Anonymous said...

a very long list of harassing provocations perpetrated by Bernie O'Hare against the Villas--


how about o'hare threatening a few posts back here to ruin the Villa's law suits regarding Sheena's death...o'hare has also threatened villa at this blog that he can go "even lower than that"...ifthis isn't provoking and harrassing a greiving father I don't know what is

Anonymous said...

That O'Hare "proudly" lets a vile and sadist comment against Villa's daughter Sheena stand, says it all.

It's this kind of arrogance, hubris, and cruelty, that no doubt attracted The Morning Call's Glen Kranzley atention who made O'Hare a "Morning Call Valley Bloggersphere" consultant. O'Hare fits right in with the Morning Call gang.

bernie o'hare said...

No need to wait for the weekend to be over Bill. Here's my response to your demand for an apology - I fart on you.

September 29, 2008 10:42 AM

Anonymous said...

Q. Why in only 7 places?

friend of sheena said...

Many of the hundreds of people who wrote letters to Lehigh County D.A. Martin and the judge demanding (and getting) justice for Sheena Villa's killer are from Nazareth PA and they are parents of dance students taught by Sheena Villa who was a choreographer and dance teacher in Nazareth for 6 years before she was killed on her 25th birthday by a man Mr. O'Hare actually defends and praises in a previous article at this blog. I understand Mr. O'Hare's outrageous phony and hypocritical "complaint" against Sheena's father will be heard in Nazareth PA at Magistrate John Capobianco's office at 111 South Spruce Street in Nazareth. There were over one hundred friends of Sheena at the prison sentencing courtroom for Sheena's killer. Many were dance students from Nazareth and their parents who are registered voters.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Wow, Now Villa is going from witness intimidation to obstruction. He is actually hinting the judge assigned to this case that he had better rule in Villa's favor if he wants to get elected.

He's already implied that the DA is crooked, has threatened one witness with a "bloodbath" of litigation, and now is contemptibly trying to pressure the court.

Villa keeps digging deeper and deeper.

esq. said...

If BO'H can prove "Villa" penned the "obstruction" comment he is attributing to him, and those 500+ comments from 9/29 that "served no legitimate purpose," then he should have no problem demonstrating for the court that Villa (or his wife) did NOT write the anonymous comments he attributed to them back in August ... when his new pal Glenn Kranzley was visiting LV Ramblings "looking for feedback" ... and that BO'H attributed to Villa ... as a way of intimidating Bill away from LV Ramblings ... and shielding Glenno from Bill's completely reasonable questions.

And folks, THAT'S how this blog war started.

O'Hare: purposefully, and deceitfully, attributing anonymous comments to the Villas that they did not write ...

to get Villa off of his new best pal Glenn Kranzley's back.

And this is highly ironic, since it was 2 lengthy and impassioned posts by O'Hare in support of Villa ... shaming The Morning Call into meeting with Villa ... that put Villa on Kranzley's back in the first place.

This Bernie O'Hare character is, if nothing else, "versatile."

"Blogger Tuesday" and a Morning Call local blogger consultancy came along and POOF: Bernie O'Hare O'Mcall switched sides and became an attack dog for Glenn Kranzley and The Morning Call.

And there are examples of this sellout switcheroo all over this blog.

Q. Does everyone notice how 99% of formerly healthy local blogosphere dissent against The Morning Call has disappeared, totally, since "Blogger Tuesday?"

POOF.

Went O'Hare's integrity.

If there was ever any there.

This pat wallace guy has it 100% right and personally I can't read his astute blurb enough times, be it 500, 1,000, or 10,000 times ...

my name is pat wallace said...

Re: this Troll Parade blog ..

Mr. O'Hare's flip-flop on the Villa matter is a slap in the face to his readers, his profession, and the memory of a 25-year-old woman who just wanted to go home. After fancying himself a keeper of the torch of truth and integrity for so long, and to the extent that he eventually found himself championing the Villas' cause, this reversal in thinking and aggressive behavior is a profound obscenity. Not to mention that his apparent hop into bed with the DA-friendly Morning Call looks like a confederacy of weaklings. Anybody home, Allentown? Feel like moving even farther away.

esq. said...

Villa may be found guilty of summary harassment and be required to pay a fine and court costs. Or he could be found not guilty.

O'Hare's likely looking at being found guilty of defamation of character.

I'd rather be in Villa's shoes.

Bernie O'Hare said...

You're already wearin' em.

Bill Villa said...
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Anonymous said...

Worth Repeating Department:

99% of local blogosphere dissent against The Morning Call has disappeared since the inception of "Blogger Tuesday at The Morning Call."

Anonymous said...

Worth Repeating Department:

"Bill Villa has eliminated all the good will and support he had. Blogosphere is united in their plea for him to get help."

Anonymous said...

Bill Villa doesn't seem 'crazy' to me at all (crazy like a fox maybe ;)

O'Hare, now he's totally nuts.

Bill Villa said...
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Anonymous said...

Worth Repeating Department:

"Bill Villa has eliminated all the good will and support he had. Blogosphere is united in their plea for him to get help."

Not from Bernie O'Hare

Bill Villa said...
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Bernie O'Hare said...

Hello everybody!

To clarify, the anonymous comments at 8:30 AM and 5:25 PM were not posted by me. In fact, at 5:25 PM, I was busily taking notes at a meeting of Northampton County's legal and judicial committee. I don't post anonymously. I unsderstand why people do so, especially where Villa is concerned, but that's not my bag, baby.

Charge!

Anonymous said...

Worth Repeating Department:

"Bill Villa has eliminated all the good will and support he had. Blogosphere is united in their plea for him to get help."

This is Really Not from Bernie O'Hare

Bernie O'Hare said...

Are you sure you're not me? Really?

Bill Villa said...
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Anonymous said...

Mr. Villa, how in the world does tell you to get help serve as provocation?

Worth Repeating Department:

"Bill Villa has eliminated all the good will and support he had. Blogosphere is united in their plea for him to get help."

This is Really Not from Bernie O'Hare, honest it isn't

Bill Villa said...
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Bernie O'Hare said...

"Bernie, be careful!"

I understand completely. Those who say things inconsistent w/ your world view are viciously attacked. I can take that, as anyone who reads my blog can discern. But I won't take criminal harassment.

You have engaged in threatening behavior. Suggestions that you'd like to give people the pummelling of their lives, repeated invitations to fistfights, "both barrels" and "bloodbath" language, telling people to "stay on the mat", telling pople to cross the street when they see you - this is all designed to harass, annoy and alarm. When you can't make your points with logic, you resort to repeated threatening behavior, and that's criminal. It's very disturbing. Not only does it havce a chilling effect on speech, it really bothers people.

As if that were not enough, you spam blogs with your crap. Nearly every local blog has enabled comment moderation just because of you. On one day alone, you hit my blog with the same comment over 500 times. This cyber-bullying was done to annoy, harass and alarm. It succeeded, too. It serves no legitimate purpose.

The spamming has continued. On a nearly daily basis, I must remove anywhere between a handful to fifty OT comments from my blog, all posted by you. Other bloggers have the same problem. It takes us away from other, more important, matters.

You even launch vicious attacks against those who comment on certain blogs. Your slams at Donovan, made on your wife's blog, are something people should see for themselves. I doubt you see how much you demeaned yourself, but you have.

This blog was established for trolls like you. It has cast a spotlight on your churlish behavior, and in a setting where it does not detract from other, more important, issues. Even more importantly, it has corrected the lies you've been spreading for over two years in the blogoshere about DA Jim Martin and The MC. That's what really bothers you.

Anonymous said...

Yawn.

Bernie's like a little baby mesmerized by a shiny object.

Anonymous said...

O'Hare, you are embellishing Villas "threats of violence" all out of proportion and far off the track of any connection to reality (and everybody knows that so stop embarrassing yourself) and that those 500 comment bombs at your blog were from Villa is an "allegation," quit stating that as fact. The guy's innocent until proven guilty in our world.

You're a tool.

Bill Villa said...
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Anonymous said...

Worth Repeating Department:

"Bill Villa has eliminated all the good will and support he had. Blogosphere is united in their plea for him to get help."

Not from Bernie O'Hare

Bill Villa said...
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Bill Villa said...
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Anonymous said...

Worth Repeating Department:

"Bill Villa has eliminated all the good will and support he had. Blogosphere is united in their plea for him to get help."

Not from Bernie O'Hare

Anonymous said...

Worth Repeating Department:

"Bill Villa has eliminated all the good will and support he had. Blogosphere is united in their plea for him to get help."

Not from Bernie O'Hare

Anonymous said...

Worth Repeating Department:

"Bill Villa has eliminated all the good will and support he had. Blogosphere is united in their plea for him to get help."

Not from Bernie O'Hare

Bill Villa said...
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Bernie O'Hare said...

Villa,

There is no legal justification for your anonymous spamming on 9/29, which you have already proudly called the "attack of 9/29" elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

Worth Repeating Department:

"Bill Villa has eliminated all the good will and support he had. Blogosphere is united in their plea for him to get help."

Not from Bernie O'Hare

Bill Villa said...
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Anonymous said...

Worth Repeating Department:

99% of local blogosphere dissent against The Morning Call has disappeared since the inception of "Blogger Tuesday at The Morning Call."

Anonymous said...

Worth Repeating Department:

"Bill Villa has eliminated all the good will and support he had. Blogosphere is united in their plea for him to get help."

Not from Bernie O'Hare

broadway jim said...

Sadly, Bernie's out of ideas.

But here's the best part:

he's representing himself at his hearing against Villa!

ha ha (burp) ha ha ha ha (hiccup) ha ha ha ha

Anonymous said...

Worth Repeating Department:

"Bill Villa has eliminated all the good will and support he had. Blogosphere is united in their plea for him to get help."

Not from Bernie O'Hare

broadway jim said...

Thanks (burp) Bernie and Glenn again for not blowing my cover on April 9. Unfortunately, your collusion on that one blew both of YOUR covers but hey, them's (hiccup) the breaks.

Anonymous said...

Worth Repeating Department:

"Bill Villa has eliminated all the good will and support he had. Blogosphere is united in their plea for him to get help."

Not from Bernie O'Hare

broadway jim said...

Looks like a 2709 A 3 to me (burp) Bernie, you should (hiccup) call "Cap" ...

Anonymous said...

Worth Repeating Department:

"Bill Villa has eliminated all the good will and support he had. Blogosphere is united in their plea for him to get help."

Not from Bernie O'Hare

Mike A.J. Nigerion said...

Yep, Bernie's either allowing a 2709 A 3 spammer, or, he's spamming hisself, either way, some savvy self-sabotage strategy! Is this how he got disbarred?

Anonymous said...

Worth Repeating Department:

"Bill Villa has eliminated all the good will and support he had. Blogosphere is united in their plea for him to get help."

Not from Bernie O'Hare

Bill Villa said...
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Anonymous said...

Worth Repeating Department:

"Bill Villa has eliminated all the good will and support he had. Blogosphere is united in their plea for him to get help."

Not from Bernie O'Hare

Anonymous said...

Omigod, I read it, "2009 Municipal Election," HYSTERICAL! And soooo transparent. In addition to that stinky odor of faux Morning Call dissent a-coming, check out the faux in-fighting! As if this crew doesn't breakfast together on a regular basis (and blog about it!) with or without Glenn Kranzley and cook up ways to keep Kontrol of their local blog universe. Priceless. Thanks for pointing this out as I don't usually read that blog (who does?). But now I will because I want to see when the college kid pipes-in parroting BO! Better than watching football today!

Anonymous said...

Worth Repeating Department:

"Bill Villa has eliminated all the good will and support he had. Blogosphere is united in their plea for him to get help."

Not from Bernie O'Hare

Anonymous said...

"Sadly," some in our local blogosphere are not yet "on" to these phonies. Or people find them amusing and miss the significance of their cozy ties to The Morning Call. This is actually very serious business. It's "1984, Big Brother" stuff. It's spooky really.

Joe The Banker

Anonymous said...

Worth Repeating Department:

"Bill Villa has eliminated all the good will and support he had. Blogosphere is united in their plea for him to get help."

Not from Bernie O'Hare

Bill Villa said...

Bernie O'Hare Gives Public Apology to Bill Villa