Convicted domestic terrorist Brett Kimberlin and his pals are very upset. Their frivolous lawfare against Aaron Walker got kicked to the curb.
Brett Kimberlin, convicted terrorist and serial litigator, has mounted a campaign of malicious harassment and litigation against bloggers who mention what is already a matter of public record; his criminal activities, terrorist acts, and leftwingnut political extremism.
His modus operandi involves frivolous lawsuits against critics, claiming persecution and defamation. Considering Kimberlin’s despicable character, it would be very difficult to defame. The latest from Kimberlin involves more of the same shit. He’s a sick, sociopathic little crapweasel and his cohorts are just as mentally ill.
Aaron Walker, author of the blog Allergic to Bull, was sued by Kimberlin for blogging about his crimes, framed by Kimberlin with trumped-up ‘assault’ charges, and subsequently arrested for ‘violating a peace order’.
The travesty was overturned.
From Aaron’s site, Allergic to Bull:
First, dear readers, you should expect this post to change radically–or perhaps I will start a new post. I just wanted to get this off my chest immediately.
I am free once again to do something very simple. I am allowed to say the name Brett Kimberlin again. The fact I was not allowed to do so, even in a post directed to the world at large and rather than any communication directed to Kimberlin himself, is a sign that things have gone horribly wrong in the Maryland legal system. But more on that later.
Last Wednesday I sought an emergency stay of Judge Vaughey’s flagrantly unconstitutional prior restraint upon my speech. And it was granted. You can read it for yourself, here.
Judge Rupp rescinded the weapons-grade idiocy of one Judge C.J. Vaughey, who can only be described as boorish and totally void of competence. He referred to Aaron as “sport”, repeatedly cut him off, and refused to allow him to speak in his defense. Vaughey denied Aaron’s First Amendment rights in a shameful display of courtroom farce. It’s one of the worst examples of judicial malfeasance I’ve ever read.
It’s awfully coincidental that after this latest fail, Walker got SWATed.
Aaron Walker, one of the bloggers targeted by Brett Kimberlin, is the latest victim of SWAT-ting. Walker, who goes by Aaron Worthing online, tweeted the news of this extreme form of harassment being used on his family shortly after news broke that the peace order against him had been modified, restoring his First Amendment rights. Thankfully, though, Aaron reports that he and his wife are safe.
Aaron’s description of the crime:
So anyone following along on Twitter knows the basics. I was SWATted tonight. My wife was down in the basement, and unknown to me she had fallen asleep in an uncomfortable position while watching TV. I was just finishing up a post where I was going to share Kimberlin’s nutty response to my motion for a partial stay when someone decided to recklessly endanger my life.
I mean again. Let’s not forget the last time someone intentionally engaged in conduct that they knew could get me and my wife killed. In that case we know who the culprit was: Brett Kimberlin. He intentionally and gratuitously revealed my real name, home address, work, and work address, in court documents and then told the police in a letter that he believed because of his actions that “there exists the very real probability that Mr. Walker could be subjected to serious harm or death now that his identity has been exposed.” And then he fought tooth and nail to keep that information from being sealed, and then fought to get them unsealed.
But tonight we don’t know who did it, although I knew who to tell the police to look at. I won’t say their names here, of course.
I was writing when there was a knock at the door. A second knock came and it was very insistent. I went to the door and looked through the peephole and there was nothing. I said something like, “hello?” and someone firmly said, “open the door!”
I opened up to find two cops hugging the front of the house. They had M4’s as I recognized from video games (see?! They are good for something!) and they later confirmed. They were not pointed at my face like it had been with Patrick. (Patterico) They were pointed at the ground.
I can’t quote them, but they said something to the effect that they got an emergency call. I actually said, “let me guess, someone claimed I shot my wife…?” One officer confirmed it, and I said, “this is a hoax.” I think I even said the word “swatting.”
So someone had tried to make law enforcement falsely think I committed a crime.
I mean again. Let’s not forget the last time someone tried to do that. And again, we know who the culprit was that time: Brett Kimberlin. In that case, he was not trying to provoke an armed response, but instead was trying to put me away up to ten years for an assault I didn’t commit.
……I believe the SWATting started around 5:44 p.m. I say this because the last “opened” tweet in my contacts list was this one and I was checking them pretty often.
Anyway, to the police officers’ credit, they recognized a hoax was a real possibility. I would describe what they did next as just due diligence. They had me stand out in the yard and talk to an officer about who my list of suspects were, in my bare feet and everything, and they swept the house and verified my wife was safe and no one else was in danger. As I became more aware of my surroundings, I saw around 5-6 cop cars at the corner, and a number of officers waiting.
……My wife came out a bit later and she appeared to be okay and I gave her a hug. She later told me when the officer woke her up, she said, the same phrase, “let me guess, someone called and said my husband shot me…” She says the cop was surprised that she wasn’t surprised. Then I spent a good hour or two talking to the police and contacting people with vital information. That is, for instance, how Patrick Frey over at Patterico’sknew first even before I tweeted anything out about it, because I knew he would have a lot to tell them. And we will be working with a detective to get at who committed this latest crime against us in the days to come.
……Whoever did this, if you think this will stop me from speaking the truth about the violent domestic terrorist Brett Kimberlin, you are sadly mistaken. If anything it makes me more determined than ever. This was an act of desperation; this was not the act of people who feel they are winning. Indeed it was the of people too much a bunch of wussies to come at me directly.
When the calls are finally traced back to the assholes who made them, Kimberlin and his fellow thugs will be on the receiving end of lawfare, for a change.