Michael Naessens sent threatening letters last year to two Common Pleas Court judges and 10 other people, signing the letters as someone else in an attempt to frame and possibly cause the person to be sent to jail, the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office said Thursday.
Goggins, the mayoral candidate endorsed by Philadelphia’s Republican City Committee, disclosed to a conservative web site that the reason for her much-discussed federal disability payments is mental illness.
For years, county and local officials have worked to revitalize the former industrial town, but efforts stalled, due in part to the 2008 recession and negative public perception. Now, they say, it feels like they have the momentum to spark a rebirth.
The unanimous ruling said the constitutional protection against excessive fines applies not only to the federal government, but also to state and local authorities. Philadelphia's program had once been cited as one of the worst examples of forfeiture overreach.
It was a question residents and officials in Springfield, Montgomery County, were debating this week at a town hall meeting on diversity and inclusion following two incidents in the township last year, in March and November.