Over the summer we reported on a story out of Allentown Pennsylvania, involving James Ochse. Mr. Ochse is better known as the Allentown singing man in an ultra viral video. The video stars Ochse and Officer Randy Busch. Officer Busch can be seen approaching the singing man. After a few words are exchanged Ochse is clearly seen turning away to leave, but Busch was not having it and decided to slam this small, 90 pound, 63 year old man face first on the ground while he screamed in pain.
While tears ran down his face, he was hauled off on charges of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. For singing. Yes, singing and only singing. In fact, any claims of him disturbing others and being a nuisance were quickly put to sleep when it was realized that the people were filming him out of enjoyment and even cheered him on during his chorus.
Officer Randy Busch, not realizing he was on camera, submitted a police report alleging that Ochse poked him in the chest and was loud and obnoxious. When the video surfaced a day later, it had gotten nearly a million views overnight. In fact, other countries were even running the video! No one anywhere was in favor with what they saw. The entire country and even world were speaking out for justice. Well, “Justice” has finally been served.
James Ochse saw his day in court yesterday morning and upon his so called attorney’s advice took a plea deal. This is a blatant case of a miscarriage of justice! Lehigh Valley Live reports:
“On Wednesday, prosecutors withdrew three of the cases and changed some of the remaining charges for a plea deal. Ochse pleaded guilty to criminal mischief and two counts of disorderly conduct, and was sentenced to one year of probation.”
“The interests of the commonwealth and the interests of the client are not so far apart,” Holihan said of the deal. “The police don’t want to deal with Jim, Jim doesn’t want to deal with the police.”
I would like to show you all how they managed to do this. After The obvious assault had taken place, the police managed to arrest Mr Ochse two more times before court. They piled on charges and added the cherry on top that James is on probation for breaking into his old house and hanging there for a few days while his ex was out of town. (Hardened criminal right?)
Lets break down his other arrest, too. Mr Ochse was crossing the street with a cane and was nearly hit by an unlicensed and texting driver! One would think that Ochse was the victim here, but no. Leave it to the police state to arrest someone for getting too angry when nearly being killed. James hit the car with his cane and was yelling at the driver, so therefor he’s a dangerous criminal right?
The third arrest was for singing. Yes, again. Mr.Ochse, aside from being a great singer, is also a brave man. He continued to walk up and down town singing despite his cane and severe injuries. In doing so, the storm troopers of the Allentown Police department were angered and rearrested him. For singing. Again.
The state is even calling Mr.Ochse a mental health case. Blasting his medical history all over the media following the guilty plea. The man has served his country in a number of scary places. He’s had it rough, but he’s a great, kind man. It makes me beyond angry to see them do this to him. The guy has some depression like 60% of America. Hes not some schitzo, dangerous nut job like they want us to believe he is. I’ll let you be the judge since I was fortunate enough to sit down with him to talk. Watch the video below
Seems pretty dangerous, huh? This is how they do it. Spelled out and watched by all of the world. They make the victim the criminal. They use the media to spin it and then the lawyers wrap it all up in a nice little bow.
Wait! That’s not all everyone! We cant forget about the cop that was seen doing something wrong. Remember the one that started this whole chain of events? Officer Randy Busch. Mr. Busch never lost a day of work. He was never sanctioned, demoted , docked, or even reprimanded. How could he be? All the attention was on the victim right away as a possible criminal. See how they did that? Pretty cool, huh? Bet you would have missed it, if we didn’t spell it out for you.
Video below is Mr. Ochse and myself addressing the Allentown City Council after the assault. Not quite the man he’s portrayed to be is he? Remember this could be any of us. They don’t care about us or justice.
I was able to reach James for a comment and he stated “It was just a bunch of charges. Too many to fight. I’m innocent, but it would not have mattered.” Ochse also stated that his civil case is still being fought and his attorney in that case is confident his plea will not affect a judgement.