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Philadelphia blogger charged for threatening Facebook pages

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(CBS) PHILADELPHIA - A Philadelphia blogger faces multiple charges after he allegedly created one Facebook page encouraging the murder of two Philadelphia police officials, and another page supporting two men already accused of killing a police officer.

CBS Philly reports the District Attorney's office says 26-year-old Joshua Scott Albert faces two counts of criminal solicitation to commit murder, three counts of terroristic threats and three counts of harassment.

One Facebook page called for the murder of Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams, while another called for the murder of John McNesby, the president of the Philadelphia police union, CBS Philly reports.

The station says both pages were created just two days after the removal of another Facebook page Albert had created, in support of two men charged with the murder of Philadelphia police officer Moses Walker, Jr.

According to CBS Philly, all the pages he created have been removed, including a page called "Kill Mitt Romney," which is being investigated by the Secret Service.

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