Man charged with stalking judge

Man charged with stalking judge

There are 80 comments on the The Morning Call story from Feb 1, 2008, titled Man charged with stalking judge. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

Police say that for more than a year a neighbor has harassed a Northampton County judge and his family by swearing at them, threatening them and spitting on their vehicle and mailbox.

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Brandon Jacobs

United States

#72 Feb 2, 2008
The security detail should be in front of the whack jobs house & not on Matts Dr waiting for Bernie Goetz to walk by.
mgk816

AOL

#73 Feb 3, 2008
Judges are people too. Meaning, they make mistakes. Examples: Putting innocent people in jail, letting child molesters out, or out on a bail.
The almighty judge.
With that being said, the guy should not be stalking the judge and his family. But lets prosecute him to the fullest sentence and let the child molesters out....Levels 1, 2 and 3. Get a grip people.
ikkue

Bethlehem, PA

#74 Feb 3, 2008
Lord people, let's not start attacking their wives!! Seriously, there are two sides to every story and none of us-except the two of them, knows what went on. Is this story being sensationalized because he's a judge? Probably. Maybe he wanted to make an example out of Mr Soden and that's why he had him arrested (abuse of power?).Anyhow, I think this is crazy-it's not as if Mr Soden ever went to jail because of a trial that Emil ruled on and Mr Soden needed to retaliate for. Perhaps Emil should be more nervous about those criminals and ignore a little neighborhood dispute and act like a big boy instead of a 12 yo.
ikkue

Bethlehem, PA

#75 Feb 3, 2008
oops-I do need to say that mr soden should not have been 'harrassing and stalking' if that's what truly happened. I am not defending his actions, merely stating that the truth seems to be distorted in the MC article
Former tip staff

Nazareth, PA

#76 Feb 4, 2008
People WAKE UP !
The Judges in Northampton County are pompus plicks.They think they are above all of us, and their families count but ours do not.
Ig Emil told me the sky is blue I d have to look out the window & check,,,THAT S how much of a LIAR he is.
People you have no idea how corrupt our judges are. They lock people up based mostly on the color of their skin, or by who they know,,,they ve sent people to prison because they could not get into the guys wife's pants...100% fact,,or because the guy found out his wife is having an affair with a county power person,,again 100 % fact
an ex CO

Nazareth, PA

#77 Feb 4, 2008
the former tip staff is right on
it is sad the case of the husband who caught his wife having the affair with an ex asst DA, who s now a Judge....do the math folks
Rixter

Pittsburgh, PA

#78 Feb 4, 2008
wow...I can't believe the absolute ignorance of some of the people on this forum. This article is clearly very skewed towards the Judge. I know Soden...he's not Saint. But, I don't think he's a psycho, either...odd, yes, but a psycho, no. Those of you who ask 'who would question a judge, or who would question law enforcement?' are sadly ignorant. no one is above scrutiny. Putting Catholic Priests above scrutiny led to countless molestations of young boys. But why question them, right...they are flawless, pure, men of the cloth, right? Well thank God someone finally did. And BTW, a psychological assessment is just that...it's not a condemnation. The assessment just determines if a trained psych. professional feels he is capable of the alleged actions. It's likely the judge will also get some sort of psych. evaluation, too.
J from PA

Reading, PA

#79 Feb 4, 2008
Former tip staff wrote:
People WAKE UP !
The Judges in Northampton County are pompus plicks.They think they are above all of us, and their families count but ours do not.
Ig Emil told me the sky is blue I d have to look out the window & check,,,THAT S how much of a LIAR he is.
People you have no idea how corrupt our judges are. They lock people up based mostly on the color of their skin, or by who they know,,,they ve sent people to prison because they could not get into the guys wife's pants...100% fact,,or because the guy found out his wife is having an affair with a county power person,,again 100 % fact
Oh, get real. A blatant abuse of power like that without any sort of investigation? How about the MC? That would be a great story, or at least something to sniff around for. Pure bunk.
Jim

Etters, PA

#80 Feb 4, 2008
Giants Fan wrote:
You know you people are really stupid..why would a judge make this up? because he has nothing better to do with his time? Judges are to get the utmost respect no matter what..you should not even attempt to stalk a judge or his family its just not right..I hope he gets the max when hes found guilty.hes probably just a wacko and needs extreme mental counseling. I am glad the judge and his family can now be at ease.
I don't know the whole story but I am commenting that "judges are to get the utmost respect no matter what". Really? In my book they have to earn it first. They don't automatically get it. Did we forget about the judges involved in the illegal pay grab a couple of years ago?
Neighbor

Bethlehem, PA

#81 Feb 4, 2008
I am good friends with the judge and live right down the street from him. Meaning i also live right down the street from Soden. When we sent him an invitation to a block party and his reply was extremely rude. I personally have not seen any of the confrontations but have heard from the judge about them. I am not sure what Soden's problem is with Mr. Giordano he is a great neighbor and friendly to everyone
nick

Nazareth, PA

#82 Feb 5, 2008
Giordano is NOT Judge Freedberg.
Freedberg is a well respected judge who has earned respect from the community over the years.
Judges need to earn the respect of the community, it s not given with an election.
Freedberg over the years has ruled on behalf of both sides of the fence, doing what s right, not politicall correct.
When was the last time you saw one of these new judges{female include}rule in favor of the defendant stating the system was wrong....NEVER ! Freedberg over the years has stood alone to rule on what is right, not PC....ex...burden of proof in parole cases,{ state has burden of proof not def.....
Emil will never be a Freedberg
Mighty Hunter

Orefield, PA

#83 Feb 5, 2008
Jon Soden is a sociopath who has had the ability to land a 747 on a millimeter of ice. This time perhaps he has bitten off more than he can chew.
The Truth

United States

#84 Feb 5, 2008
Soden is a nut job. I workedwith this guy and he is an arrogant blowhard who thinks that he is better than everyone else.

He is a stockbroker and the only reason he is any good is that he got his wealth family to invest with him. I would not let him manage my money. HE NUTS.

Also, Soden is a whack liberal. He is involved with Democracy for America and other very liberal causes. For those who do not know some Democracy for America believe that the governement conspired on 9/11.

SODEN IS CRAZY. He should be locked up.
Make My Day - Punk

Blackwood, NJ

#85 Feb 6, 2008
This jerk needs to experience the business end of a large caliber firearm! The wacko obviously doesn't give a damn about his conduct causing terror to his neighbor (the judge), so someone should just take the wacko out, and chalk it up to a community service.
ikkue

Bethlehem, PA

#86 Feb 13, 2008
I have to question who keeps posting and claiming they are 'neighbors' or the judge and Soden because the posting is coming from Whitehall and they live in Bethlehem-puzzling
Hey Teresa

Allentown, PA

#87 Feb 20, 2008
something stinks wrote:
I think it's scary that a newspaper would only report on one side of a story and that one side comes from a judge with clear ties to local law enforcement. Something stinks with this story and I hope that the real truth comes out.
Shouldn't you be at work instead of posting here in a lame attempt to stick up for your man? Now go shave your beard!
Probably

Allentown, PA

#88 Feb 20, 2008
Idiots wrote:
This is how I see it. Soden hit on his wife being involved into the fitness thing too. I'm sure the judge used some "false pleasantry" toward Soden and it just all escalated. The judge is not innocent here either nor his wife. I've seen their arrogant buff butts in action!
have you seen soden's wife? she is a beast. wouldn't doubt for a second that mr. soden tried to get after the neighbor's wife, i would in his situation!
hmm

Allentown, PA

#89 Feb 20, 2008
ecm wrote:
i worked with this man. He had a bad attiude in the late 90's, he was very nasty then. I feel for the giordano's.
is this ed miller? if so, you have a lot to say about this man!
Right on

Allentown, PA

#90 Feb 20, 2008
Enough wrote:
Are you all serious? Does anyone truly know the story about what is going on here?
I mean for real? Is anyone posting the defendant?
First of Mr. Soden's wife, far from butch so nice try there! I do not know the judge's wife so I cannot comment on her but doubt the comments are necessary about her...but what does this have to do with it anyhow?
Please get a life and stop posting and putting very hurtful things on this forum. This matter is really between the people involved.
We will see what happens, I am sure both parties have things to hide.
But rest assure at this, I know that the Sodens built there home way before the judge decided to build on the same street. They lived there for years before the judge moved in...this stems back from the gym that Sodens owned...the judge knew they lived there...let me ask you this??? Who is stalking who????
Soden's wife is not a butch, she is a BEAST!!!!!
The Law

Emmaus, PA

#91 Aug 13, 2010
FYI ... This case was dismissed on May 28, 2009 as DA Morganelli dropped all charges. All charges were dropped because there was absolutely no evidence of any of the false claims made by Mr. Giordano. Essentially, by dropping the charges Morganelli, Giordano, and the Colonial Regional Police Department have admitted filing false charges against Mr. Soden.

This is a clear example of the abuse of power by those who hold power positions in government.

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