In that year since, I have had my First Amendment rights unlawfully taken away from me and when they were restored I was SWATted in retaliation. My wife has been stalked. I have been defamed continually by Kimberlin and various goons he has hired. I have even been jew-baited by a holocaust denier despite the fact I am not Jewish by ancestry or faith.
In some cases friends and associates have disappointed me in not standing by my side, though most have. My wife in particular has strong at my side, giving me needed strength. And in other cases, complete strangers have reached out to help me even knowing what Kimberlin had done to me for helping another person. And many of those persons, previously total strangers, I can now call friends.
Today another chapter in the story will occur as Mr. Hoge goes to court on the appeal of Hoge v. Kimberlin. It is, fyi, a de novo appeal. That means it is a brand new trial.
And for some reason, Kimberlin’s attorney Mr. Kim is no longer representing Mr. Kimberlin. Indeed, Kimberlin filed a failed motion to consolidate his case with Mr. Schmalfeldt in what appeared to be a transparent attempt by Kimberlin to play lawyer for his employee. This seems to be a strange decision given that Mr. Kim had won every round before then. Is Kimberlin getting arrogant in these victories? Or here is the other possibility: maybe Mr. Kim finally figured out what a pathological liar Kimberlin was and became concerned of involving himself in an ethically murky situation. Or is it possible that Kimberlin is running out of money? Perhaps time will tell.
Whatever happens in the hearing, I can say this. One year later, I’m still standing. Kimberlin has done his level best to cow or silence me, and has failed.
Do you think maybe he regrets what he has done? Not out of guilt—guilt requires compassion and morality—but because of what it has done to his public reputation... I suspect he does.
So let’s celebrate with a little Tom Petty, shall we? It has been my theme song, after all:
If you are inclined to learn more about this story, I would suggest you start, here.
My wife and I have lost our jobs due to the harassment of convicted terrorist Brett Kimberlin, including an attempt to get us killed and to frame me for a crime carrying a sentence of up to ten years. I know that claim sounds fantastic, but if you read starting here, you will see absolute proof of these claims using documentary and video evidence. If you would like to help in the fight to hold Mr. Kimberlin accountable, please hit the Blogger’s Defense Team button on the right. And thank you.
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I have accused some people, particularly Brett Kimberlin, of reprehensible conduct. In some cases, the conduct is even criminal. In all cases, the only justice I want is through the appropriate legal process—such as the criminal justice system. I do not want to see vigilante violence against any person or any threat of such violence. This kind of conduct is not only morally wrong, but it is counter-productive.
In the particular case of Brett Kimberlin, I do not want you to even contact him. Do not call him. Do not write him a letter. Do not write him an email. Do not text-message him. Do not engage in any kind of directed communication. I say this in part because under Maryland law, that can quickly become harassment and I don’t want that to happen to him.
And for that matter, don’t go on his property. Don’t sneak around and try to photograph him. Frankly try not to even be within his field of vision. Your behavior could quickly cross the line into harassment in that way too (not to mention trespass and other concerns).
And do not contact his organizations, either. And most of all, leave his family alone.
The only exception to all that is that if you are reporting on this, there is of course nothing wrong with contacting him for things like his official response to any stories you might report. And even then if he tells you to stop contacting him, obey that request. That this is a key element in making out a harassment claim under Maryland law—that a person asks you to stop and you refuse.
And let me say something else. In my heart of hearts, I don’t believe that any person supporting me has done any of the above. But if any of you have, stop it, and if you haven’t don’t start.
Thanks for standing up to that bully Aaron. And good luck to Mr. Hoge as well.ReplyDelete