“IF YOU DON’T STAND FOR SOMETHING YOU WILL FALL FOR ANYTHING”
[UPDATE 5/22/16] The jail is now reporting the Bond is $900,000.00 again but can not explain why the Court Documents explicitely state $300,000.00.
[UPDATE 5/23/16] Credible sources say THE GoFundME page started by Soto’s family has been removed at the direction of the Philadelphia Police Department. Further updates on crowdfunding will be updated on the Tony Soto Facebook page.
FIRST: Soto’s family vehemently asserts the allegations by the Philadelphia Police Department(hereinafter “PPD”) saying that they are a “complete fabrication” and another attempt to set him up. It should be noted that this is not the first time that the PPD has attempted to advance illegitimate charges against Soto to shut the outspoken civil rights activists mouth with trumped up criminal charges.
Have you ever met someone that can never get their [a]ct together because “The Man has got them down”; And your first thought is “this person won’t take responsibility for their actions?” Well, this isn’t one of those situations, so get some coffee and get ready to take a journey into the City of Philadelphia where it appears “The Man” does have them down and moreoever, Soto with a $300,000.00 bond and incarceration after an incident outside his home on May 18,2016.
Before you read the Philadelphia NBC10 article, as stated above, Soto and his family contest the absurdity in these allegations. His mother witnessed the incident in question and after reaching out to her, it became very clear that NBC10 omitted the other side of this story and further, printed verbatim the entirety of the PPD’s allegations via a press release by the public information officer. You may think this to be irrelevant but, as you will see, there is no love lost between the PPD and Tony Soto even though Soto has reached out with proverbial olive branches on many ocassions.