I missed this great story from Riley Yates last week about how alleged Democrat John Morganelli is to the right of Republican DAs on his approach to welfare fraud:
In other counties in the area, Jenkins would have been eligible for ARD. District attorneys in Bucks, Lehigh, Monroe and Carbon counties all permit the program for welfare fraud on a case-by-case basis.
It is one thing for someone charged with a massive fraud of the system, said Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler, a former president judge. But it is another when talking about a typical welfare fraud case, in which a person was entitled to benefits, but failed to report extra income or other changed circumstances, he said.
Since welfare recipients already struggle to support themselves and their families, having them plead guilty to a crime can be counterproductive, said Heckler, a Republican.
“You don’t do much for them for the future, giving this person a criminal record beyond what other challenges they already have,” Heckler said.
Pennsylvania law gives prosecutors wide latitude as to whom they recommend or deny for ARD, which also requires a judge’s approval. Morganelli said he is unconcerned about other counties’ policies, believing his to be a “no-brainer.”
This dude is just constantly wrong. He’s wrong about marijuana decriminalization, wrong about the death penalty, wrong about DUI, wrong about nuisance bars, he’s presided over a 69% recidivism rate at the County prison (which I think voters really ought to blame him for) he eats his own campaign money, and to top it all off, he’s fucking racist! There’s not a thing to like about this man. There’s no reason for anyone to reelect him, especially not on the Democratic ballot line.