Make America Rape Again
Typically, at the end of each month, Bob shares observations about the past 30 days. This time, however, his thoughts focus on events of the past week. Because: Jesus Christ, it's unbelievable.
Sometimes one must put partisan politics aside. Sometimes we have to focus on just plain values, such as family, community and faith. Which is why, back in 2019, the words of Somerset County (PA) district attorney candidate Jeffrey L. Thomas cut through policy squabbles and political ideology.
“I’m from here,” he told the local Tribune-Democrat. “I grew up in Somerset County. These are the people that I work with, that I go to church with. I have three young kids that are going to spend the next 15 to 20 years in this county, so I’m personally invested in making sure that Somerset County is the safest possible place, not only for my kids, but for everyone’s children that are going to live here.”
Who can argue with that? I mean, when shortly after taking office he announced that the county would not enforce violations of the state’s mask mandates, the impulse was maybe to dismiss the Republican D.A. as a grandstanding MAGA asshole. But maybe you instead said to yourself: “This guy is a God-fearing family man! He is personally invested in making the community safe!”
Which is why some were a bit surprised that the very next month, according to police, Thomas barged into a Windber Borough woman’s home, assaulted her and raped her. With her child present.
These remain just allegations. Although, in separate incidents over the past two years, Thomas has also has been accused of: