Image 01 Image 03

Warning sign

Warning sign

Aaron Walker sent this photo to me on Sunday, spotted on a Dodge Charger:

That same day, as Patterico documents, Brett Kimberlin obtained a warrant for Walker’s arrest based on violating a prior Peace Order by blogging about Kimberlin (which, as David Hogberg wrote, triggered a “Google Alert” which Kimberlin claimed was contact prohibited by the Peace Order).

Kimberlin knew how to use the system so that by the time Walker arrived in court on Tuesday, he had no idea there already was a warrant for his arrest.


Donations tax deductible
to the full extent allowed by law.


Apparently, the judge has been retired for a few years, comes in they get busy, has no knowledge of the internet, let alone social media.

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to Neo. | May 30, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    My hope is that somebody ‘splains to de judge that he’s been had – used and abused – and gets pissed off about it.

    Does anyone know – would it be possible for the judge to issue a contempt citation and have Kimberlin’s be-hind picked up and hauled into court? Or how about a perjury charge?

Maybe it is just my cock-eyed optimism, but…

the Walker thing will turn soon…and hard.

If the Hogberg piece is accurate (and I assume it is) and I understand correctly, the punk set a Google Alert to trip if Walker posted about him on his blog.

Now he represents that to a court as a “contact” by Walker?

Naw. WAY wrong. And only a dottering boob of a judge would buy that…and essentially out of ignorance.

It will not stand.

    creeper in reply to Ragspierre. | May 30, 2012 at 9:35 am

    Patterico says the same thing, Rags. I hope you are both right.

    Thanks for the reply on my concerns re: the judge assigned. I’ll hang the tinfoil hat back on the hall tree.

    NC Mountain Girl in reply to Ragspierre. | May 30, 2012 at 9:51 am

    I think you’re right. I suspect the judge’s ignorance of the Internet and social media was the talk of the local courthouse yesterday. The clerks and bailiffs probably found it funny but the other judges will be thinking about their own credibility. It’s a constant hazard with using elderly practitioners. This judge may be very good on the run of the mill hearings on peace orders. The law probably hasn’t changed much recently and he’s seen everything on the human side before. Toss him a curve ball involving social media and the First Amendment and he’s way over his head.

      Let’s face it. It’s not just this judge. This episode doesn’t make Maryland look very good. The other judges should be worried.

      In all the comments that I saw last night, while the fog was clearing, was that it’s really a bad idea to screw with a judge. Known criminal Brett Kimberlin may not receive such a warm hearing in the future.

      JackRussellTerrierist in reply to NC Mountain Girl. | May 30, 2012 at 5:10 pm

      The way I’m understanding it is that the judge thinks Walker’s actions led to death threats against Kimberlin.



[…] – Walker Arrested, Kimberlin Free, Questions Abound – via […]

Walker walked into a trap. Which is why he needs a competent lawyer to defend him and deal with Kimberlin.

Given Aaron lost his job, doesn’t he qualify for a Federal Public Defender? Unlike state public defenders (which are usually lawyers fresh out of law school or hacks), federal public defenders are generally very good attorneys. In the short term, he might consider one of those since he is facing criminal charges now.

    Ragspierre in reply to EBL. | May 30, 2012 at 9:44 am

    This is state court…so, no.

    I would figure Maryland for a plush public defender program, but that is just a guess.

    Walker has an attorney now, according to something I read, and he WILL have money.

[…] perjurer Brett Kimberlin had obtained a … Discussion: LEE STRANAHAN dot COM, Villainous Company, Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion, National Review, That Innocuous Girl, Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler, Cold Fury, hogewash, The Daley […]

[…] had obtained a … Discussion: Villainous Company, LEE STRANAHAN dot COM, The Volokh Conspiracy, Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion, That Innocuous Girl, Cold Fury, Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler, National Review,, […]

Here’s some hope:
Local attorney and writer Hans Bader:

..and just found that Brit Hume posted a tweet about the situation referencing the same article. Good! It’s a start.

Someone get the message to that legal defense fund that they need a snail mail address (PO Box is fine) with a reliable source managing it.

RANT: It may be just me, but it seems everytime I donate to anyone with my credit card or check (and eff that pile of garbage called paypal), they take it as an invitation to either hound me for money endlessly or share it with some like minded organization who does the same.

In this case, there is an actual terrorist involved, which is far worse than junk mail or unwanted phone calls.

I know my desire for privacy seems petty considering what the blogger is going through and I’ll understand if it’s not viable.

    Lina Inverse in reply to Andy. | May 30, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    While not going as far as you, I’m concerned by the middleman that’s collecting this money because it demands sensitive information like your date of birth without any justification.

    Hopefully this group will get their act together soon.

      JackRussellTerrierist in reply to Lina Inverse. | May 30, 2012 at 4:54 pm

      Has Walker verified that this fund is legit?

      I would be highly suspicious of any fund asking for my DOB. We know it’s not really Kimberlin behind it…….how? He is a diabolical SOB, to be sure.

        Lina Inverse in reply to JackRussellTerrierist. | May 30, 2012 at 6:26 pm

        Well, Aaron is linking directly to that page at the bottom of his last posting, so in theory it’s legit. I just think they made a very poor choice in the middleman.

        Heck, the latter demands to know your employer, you would think the people setting it all up would be sensitive about asking about that!

theduchessofkitty | May 30, 2012 at 1:50 pm

I really think that S.O.B. shopped for the courtroom and for the judge. I think he bought the judge, directly or indirectly. After all, he’s got the money…

Anything is possible here…

    RosalindJ in reply to theduchessofkitty. | May 30, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    FWIW, Maryland District Court has a commissioner on duty 24/7. Odds are that he, or someone on his behalf knew whoever was on duty and sling-shotted it right in. That’s how you do business like that on a Sunday.

    Like any locale, if you’ve been there long enough and have family members that are politically connected (like, say an aunt), drinks at the Burning Tree’s 19th hole can grease things along.

    This guy is IMO psychotic scum. If the connected members of his family had any sense, they would disown him and leave the figuring out of how much a liability he is to his lefty supporters.

      JackRussellTerrierist in reply to RosalindJ. | May 30, 2012 at 4:52 pm

      But would this judge, or any judge, knowingly and willingly step into a set-up to look like a fool for very small return? Doesn’t it seem likely the charge will be dismissed? Wouldn’t that leave the judge looking like an idiot while everyone else goes off on their merry way?

        He stepped in it alright, but I doubt there was a plan. I offer that there a court commissioner that permitted the warrant (under what circumstance I can’t say), then the case gets tossed to a judge who isn’t tech savvy at all.

          JackRussellTerrierist in reply to RosalindJ. | May 31, 2012 at 11:08 am

          But even that would require some planning and/or intent, even if it’s limited to, “I, Commissioner, issued this warrant so I’m going to transfer it to Judge Dumbkauf because he’s too clueless to see what transpired, including my part in it, and therefore won’t dismiss it.”

LukeHandCool | May 30, 2012 at 2:19 pm

I have faith that in the end the side of good will win. I’ll donate a little to help the good side.

[…] Jacobson sums it up in one sentence: Kimberlin knew how to use the system so that by the time Walker arrived in court […]

I saw a minivan with a sticker that had the “O” logo for BOwith “obamanos” printed on it. does that mean let’s go vote him out or let’s go vote him in?

[…] William Jacobson blogs about Kimberlin, Walker, and warning signs. […]

[…] William Jacobson blogs about Kimberlin, Walker, and warning signs. […]