Liberals do not like the First Amendment and a Judge in Maryland sent a blogger to jail yesterday for the horrible crime of blogging.
Aaron Walker has been one of the bloggers leading the fight to expose far left activist Brett Kimberlin and his background as a convicted bomber. Kimberlin has waged lawfare against Aaron Walker, using the legal system to badger, bully and try to send him to jail.
Yesterday, Aaron went to court to answer an application for a Peace Order. Maryland apparently calls its orders “Peace Orders.” These orders have different names in different states. Primarily they are given out as a part of domestic relations, but many states have expanded them to include other potential offenses such as stalking.
Kimberlin claimed that Aaron threatened him by writing blogs and then claimed he was being contacted. According to other bloggers who have written about this, the contact came in the form of Google alerts that notified Kimberlin every time someone had either blogged about him or posted on Aaron’s blog.
There were a lot of problems with this whole case. First, Kimberlin got the kind of order that is issued ex parte. In plain non-lawyer English, that means that he gets to go down and see a judge without giving notice to the other side and seek a restraining order.
Ex parte restraining orders of all varieties used to be fairly rare. Now they are given out like candy at Halloween. The ex parte restraining order system is the most abused facet of the American legal system.
Aaron made a huge mistake going into court as he represented himself. I do not know what Aaron’s area of expertise is, but there is a reason for the old adage the lawyer who represents himself in court has a fool for a client.
Based on all of the reports, it appears that Aaron became agitated and alienated the judge. Lawyers should never represent themselves because it is personal. I strongly suspect Kimberlin was able to egg Aaron on just a little and that pushed him too far.
If Aaron is not a trial lawyer, then he made an even larger mistake.
Regardless, Judge C.J. Vaughey is a moron.
Blogging, even blogging that is critical of someone is not a criminal act. Though if Vaughey had his way it would be. That is what Brett Kimberlin and some others want. They want to make conservative blogging illegal. They want to silence conservatives.
Aaron left the courthouse yesterday in handcuffs. It appears that two days prior to the hearing, Kimberlin went and obtained a warrant for failure to comply with the terms of the interim Peace Order.
In many jurisdictions, warrants have to be approved by a prosecutor before they are issued. In Montgomery County, Maryland that does not appear to be the case.
The good news is Aaron is getting an attorney to represent him on these charges and hopefully it is a very experienced criminal defense lawyer.
This fight is not over. Aaron should be able to appeal Judge Vaughey’s decision on the Peace Order. He will have his day in court on the criminal charges.
Meanwhile he does need help, as do the other bloggers who have been attacked by Brett Kimberlin. You can help them by donating to the legal defense fund set up to help Aaron and others.
This is a fight we cannot back down from. If we do we are forever silenced by those who despise freedom. We cannot allow people like Brett Kimberlin to extinguish the lamp of liberty. We must fight.
If what you are saying is true...
The judge should be fining Kimberlin and his attorney for filing a frivolous Peace Order.
Aaron should be suing Kimberlin, and anyone else involved, for multiple injuries.
If Aaron's case has merit, there is no shortage of attorneys in Maryland to sue Kimberlin.
I have a feeling there is more to this than you are stating here in your blog.
This is a sad story.
Citizens better wake up ASAP or one morning they wake up and see that they are enslaved by corrupt judges and liberals. These liberals and judges are pure evil people. We are headed to become a third world country unless we fight back with all available means.
I thought we where already there.
we are already there.
This particular judge has been described as being ignorant of even a rudimentary knowledge of the social media, describing herself as part "of the Royal Typewriter Generation." Apparently she was also a fill-in on the docket that day. She had no business entering orders in a case for which she was so ill-informed.
exactly - a retired judge who picks up cases on the fly and is ignorant of what Kimberlin was really doing, and not understanding what his 'proof' was : Google alerts when his name is mentioned on the net in certain venues
For some strange reason, people seem to forget that judges (and defense attorneys) can still be either ignorant or rotten -- they are no different from any other people, and are therefore fallible. I would guess that around 10-15% of people in any profession do not have stellar morals, or they don't have a fairly good grasp of what they are expected to be experts in. But that never stops the cheerleading when they rule in favor of one's opinion ...
10% to 15% is a little low I would think.
I agree with you, but I didn't want to sound too negative!
I think we have to STOP another crime being committed by the JUDGES, I would say just about !/2 of them needs to be dethroned.
They say they are following the law, WEL THEN WHEN IT COMES TO PEDOPHILES BEING TURNED BACK INTO SOCIETY BECAUSE THEY HAVE A Clause of some sort , THEN CHANGE THE DAME LAW, you do it at any other thing you want to change such as letting A SOCIALIST BECOMIG PRESIDENT OF AMERICA.
PEOPLE STOP LISTEN ABOUT MAKING GAY MARRIAGE LEGAL, AND START GETTING SOME OF THE SOCIALIST JUDGES OFF THE BENCHES.
START WATCHING WHO IS VOTING THEM ON TO MAKE OUR DESSIONS.
Steve - no, the situation layed out above is correct. WHAT exactly happened in the court room has yet to come out, the judge charged him with 'incitement' and most reports only showed that Walker was removed from the court room in hand cuffs and yes, that is a farce to the legal system. The wolves are guarding the chickens and all that. Walker is under a gag order of sorts OR his attorney that he obtained told him to shut his mouth as he/she attempts to catch up.
Walker has been targeted by Kimberlin, just as he has been targeting others who blog about him, because he knows his rights. Laws are written and the criminally active find ways to use them to suit their purposes. The judge in this situatin is a major loon. In affect, Kimberlins attacks on other Americans are only making his story - his criminal story - stay front and center - maybe he should have thought more about that.
So google the name and I'm sure you won't see this story reported on the commies who call themselves 'reporters' but more Americans DOING the job, and being ground reporters, to get the truth out