Blogger and Brett Kimberlin target Aaron Walker arrested in Maryland; Updated

This is absolutely outrageous. In a positively Kafka-esque turn of events, a Maryland judge has ordered that Walker be taken into police custody while serial harasser, terrorist, and killer Kimberlin remains free.

Via The Other McCain:

Aaron Walker, whose complaint against convicted terrorist Brett Kimberlin became a conservative cause célèbre this past week, was reportedly taken into custody today after a court hearing in Rockville, Maryland.

One person who attended the hearing in Montgomery County District Court said that Kimberlin asserted that Walker’s continued blogging represented a violation of a “peace order” Kimberlin had obtained against the Virginia attorney, who says Kimberlin tried to “frame” him for assault earlier this year.

During the course of the hearing — which reportedly lasted about an hour — Judge C.J. Vaughey appeared to become increasingly hostile toward Walker, who was taken into custody when the hearing concluded.

On Thursday, May 17, Walker published a 28,000-word account of his experience being targeted by Kimberlin, which soon caught the attention of leading figures in online New Media, including University of Tennessee law professor Glenn Reynolds, who writes the popular Instapundit blog, and bestselling author Michelle Malkin, who warned her readers, “Please remember: Kimberlin is a radical, violent, lying, dangerous felon.”

UPDATE: According to a source, Kimberlin claimed during the hearing that he has received death threats as a result of Walker’s violation of the peace order. In 1981, Kimberlin was sentenced to 50 years in federal prison for his crimes, including the 1978 terrorist bombing that brutally maimed Vietnam veteran Carl DeLong.

Here is a copy of the so-called “peace order” that was filed by Kimberlin against Walker:

Twitchy will continue to monitor this story as it develops. Please check back for updates.

In the meantime, read about what you can do to support those who have been targeted by Brett Kimberlin and to fight back against intimidation.



Twitterers are up in arms over this story, and rightfully so. Walker’s arrest is a slap in the face of personal safety and free speech.

Lee Stranahan is calling for a protest:

Let loose the flood of righteous indignation.



More from Ali Akbar:


Purported Kimberlin associate @OccupyRebellion sent out these tweets:

Attention, Judge Cornelius J. Vaughey: those are what real threats look like.



Sooper Mexican has posted an eyewitness account from someone who attended the Kimberlin-Walker hearing:



Dana Loesch cites legal precedent and a government code to suggest that Walker’s conviction will be overturned:

Let’s hope that justice wins out here.



Aaron Walker has been released:

If you’d like to make a donation to help Aaron and other bloggers targeted by Brett Kimberlin et al., you can do so here or, if you prefer Paypal, here.

  • Wade Siedschlag

    Wasn’t BK the criminal who doesn’t want his sordid past brought up so he threatens and harasses truth-tellers?

    • Monitor2112

      Yes he is.

  • RosalindJ

    Does the “no electronic contact” at the bottom left indicates Aaron can’t publicly blog (or comment), or is it just a limit on emailing?

    I don’t think other bloggers are going to just shut up and roll over on this. Thanks Ali A. Akbar. I look forward to what information you share.

  • Ellie

    No surprise, Sociopathic jail-house lawyers often know better how to game the system meant to protect their victims from them.

  • Kathy Neiheisel

    The date this is effective is interesting, through the election or is this a normal amount of time?

  • LiveFreeOrDieTryin

    anyone know if he has a lawyer? If not he needs to get a well known good lawyer .
    I know he is one but , someone else should rep him while he’s under this kind of pressure.

    • Rachel

      isn’t Pat Frey a deputy district attorney? He’s been SWATed too. You’d think there was something he could do on a legal basis to put a stop to this.

      • Taxpayer1234

        He tried, but the cops wouldn’t pursue it! Nauseating!

    • tomtom1983

      I suggest the ACLJ… not the hypocrites in the ACLU.

  • Defenestratus


  • LiveFreeOrDieTryin

    I still dont know why he’s not countering the suit and deposing him ? Or do things work diff in MD? There are things that can be done. It would be nice to know what his options are at this point and what has he done so far. ( I read his blog, I know a little, wonder if there is more he’s done)

    • robcrawford2

      It’s a protective order; I imagine the processes are “simplified” and “streamlined”.

  • Mr. Grammar/SpellCkr

    Well, this just sucks a big hairy one. Why should an upstanding member of society be jailed, while a convicted felon gets to run rampant over conservative bloggers and truth-tellers? This just chaps my hide something fierce! The man-boy BK needs to be put away forever.

    • robcrawford2

      Why? Because the convicted felon is a lefty with friends in high places.

  • Professor Why

    What I want to know is, why is a RETIRED judge ruling on this case in the first place? (The judge who presided over this case retired in 2005.)

    • Legalbgl

      In many court’s retired Judges sit and hear certainmatters. In NY, they call the Judicial Hearing Officers or JHOs. I assume they have a similar procedure.

      • Zaggs

        Don’t know what it is in Maryland but its interesting that he is not listed as either a: Judge, Family Master or Special Master on the courts website. I’d say Walker’s next move should be to sue the state of Maryland for unlawful imprisonment.

  • Nicholas Fitzgerald

    The judge was obviously incompetent to hear this case. Having now knowledge of the internet terminology, and apparently the fist amendment, I don’t understand why he would be on the bench for this case. Also, why was he taken into custody? Is it just because he “pissed off” the judge? Sounds like B.S. to me.

    • tomtom1983

      His knowledge to the internet is irrelevant, there was no slander, defamation or lible in his writings.

      This judge clearly ruled against Walkers constitutonial rights. A serious violation that must be brought to real justice.

      • Zaggs

        His lack of knowledge about the internet is entirely relevant. He probably thought that any tweets or blog postings were going to Kimberlin directly instead of out to the world at large. Otherwise you cannot conceivably hold this peace order to be in effect. This complete lack of knowledge allowed Kimberlin to make his crap defense.

        • tomtom1983

          His knowledge is that of law and as such recognizes that blogs, posts, comments or articles are all forms of speech and information that is protected.

          The law is written and he is to rule accordingly. What he knows of the internet, what ever that means, is entirely irrelevant.

          Much like Sotomayor and her “wise latina experience” should hold no precedent in her rulings as she, much like this judge, must follow what the law is and the permissable consequences that are already laid out.

          Now you may disagree and thats fine but when life experiences dictate written law and how its carried out, rather then following laid out guidelines and ruling based on current law, we end up with atrocities like this.

          He knows the internet is a platform for information and as long as there has been no crime such as fraud, slander or a call to violence no crime has been committed. Him knowing how to post a blog or how to leave a comment is entirely irrelevant.

          For example, him not knowing how to drive a car or how to even operate a car would be irrelevant to him ruling by law when a person violates any traffic infraction.

          In any case this judge has over stepped his authority. But what liberal judge hasn’t?

          • Zaggs

            Actually his knowledge of the internet does matter. One more time. If you are arguing over an order that says party A cannot have any contact with party B, a requirement for ruling should be that you know in what direction the communications are going. You should need to know that if party A sends out a tweet in general, but not to party B, they have not violated the order. Except old fossil judge Vaughney did not know that. He assumed tweets were going to Kimberlin. Thats part of teh reason he upheld the peace order.

          • Zaggs

            Seems I was more right than I thought. The judge thought that Kimberlin setting up a Google Alert that went off during the first “peace order” was contact from Walker to Kimberlin. He also seemed to think that Walker himself could generate all the traffic involving Kimberlin, that Walkers super human internet traffic generation is what caused the death threats (though Walker made no such post) and basically ruled that the 1st amendment doesn’t exist in Maryland.

    • Finrod Felagund

      I propose that #Vaughey become a hashtag for severe cluelessness about the Internet.


    obamination’s America. Welcome to it.

    • under_1perfectredumbrella

      while Aaron Worthing’s free speech has been oppressed ours has not. We can stand in his stead on Twitter #IAmAaronWorthing

  • pabarge

    Get the guy a good lawyer and he will be out in a couple of days.

    • shimauma

      is there any such thing as a “good” lawyer. They are mostly of the poisoned viper ilk.


        GOOD Attorneys are available at The American Center for Law and Justice, started by Pat Robertson, run by Jay and Jordan Sekulow. GOOD lawyers.

  • BeeKaaay

    The judge MUST be an unhinged, nazistic, completely loony leftwingwacko.

  • marshallz

    He cpouldnt be in a worst state than Md. its so left there its sick. My sister lives in Bethesda.

  • Sanmon

    Sad day in America when evil wins over good in the courts. Not the end though, we know who wins in the end and it is not the evil terrorist.

  • FlatFoot

    Brett Kimberlin and his clown-car-cavalcade of reprobates are certainly celebrating and feeling really good about themselves — and their agendas — right about now.

    Meanwhile, Police, Judges and Federal officials across the country flat ignore the plights of Kimberlin et al.’s victims. Even though half or more of their work is already done for them — they want nothing to do with any of it.

    Brett Kimberlin certainly lives a charmed life. A convicted domestic terrorist bomber and drug dealer, he does a mere 17-years of a 50-year prison sentence. He runs roughshod everywhere he pleases from coast-to-coast doing whatever he pleases outside of the law (including molesting young girls apparently), is freely given millions and millions of dollars to perpetuate and implement the agendas of the liberal Left without ever having to even break a sweat, and manages to make himself look like the white hat good guy.

    It’s practically surreal what Brett Kimberlin gets away with and has gotten away with for decades. He must have some mighty powerful friends in mighty low places.

  • Joe W.

    The 2nd American Civil War is being fomented as we speak. THIS is the “Hope & Change” delivered by the Muslim from Kenya. And you left wing moon bats STILL support him.

    • Johny Appleseed

      Locked and loaded..See you at the front line………..

  • Symph

    I wonder if the BK’s computer would show visits to AW’s site…… Wouldn’t that make his case completely null….

  • tomtom1983

    This “judge” should be investigated for…..whats that Obama……”JUDICIAL ACTIVISM”!!

    He should lose his license to practice law immediately. The info he released was based on factual information and incited no violence to this liberal terrorist. So how is the terrorist free but a man practicing his constitutionally protected 1st Amendment right of free speech and the unhendered flow of information, is in jail?

    Its time to hold the judicial branch accountable.

  • Atlanta Media Guy

    Where are the alphabet networks in all this! Do they not understand what this means? So anything anyone writes can end them up in jail? Yet Hustler can photoshop a penis in a conservative woman’s mouth and get away with it? If Larry Flynt spouts free speech then why can’t Aaron? This is ludicrous and it’s time all conservative and liberal media start asking our law makers if this is how they interpret the constitution. What is a retired leftist hack huge making decisions like this? This stinks to high heaven, which happens to be 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Chavez Junior will kill free speech to get his little narcissistic butt elected for life! Matter of fact what does Obama think about this? Come on Jake Tapper, start asking questions of our Obama administration and their thoughts on conservative bloggers being arrested for telling the truth!

  • Mom2Ian03

    Only in Maryland. Montgomery County is a liberal as they come.

  • Sanmon

    Here is a link from someone who says they were in the court room today. If accurate Aaron needs to get a lawyer to handle this case from now on. I know things are finically tough for Aaron right now but they will not get better if he badgers the Judge.

  • Guest

    Just so we’re clear–

    When the rule of law doesn’t go the way people want it to go, it’s not legitimate? There is no coverage of this outside of the conservative blogosphere that I can find. But shouldn’t the rule of law come first?

    • Lefty

      Let’s first find out if the “Rule of Law” was followed or not…

    • SideshowJon36

      And how was Rule of Law violated. The First Amendment clearly states ”
      Congress shall make no law…
      abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.” Therefore, you cannot jail someone for posting on a blog. You cannot put a protective order against someone for posting on a blog. End of Discussion.

      • Guest

        He jailed Kimberlin for taking away an iPad. Big difference. (according to The Blaze)

        • SideshowJon36

          No, that was a different altercation (and besides, he wasn’t permitted to have an iPad-which qualifies as a camera-in the courtroom anyway). He was jailed for blogging, as the judge interpreted that as sending a hostile e-mail.

    • Taxpayer1234

      The rule of law in this case was completely ignored by the judge.

  • Brian Cates

    It appears Aaron Walker represented himself, and could not keep from reacting emotionally to both the judge’s ignorance & Kimberlin’s provocations.

    My advice: next time, do NOT represent yourself in court vs Kimberlin. You just MIGHT get a judge like THIS and end up playing right into Kimberlin’s hands.

    From the version of events put up at Munsey’s Technosnarl, it looks like Aaron got INCREASINGLY UPSET with the judge as the hearing drew on & things weren’t going his way, especially with his repeatedly stated desire that Kimberlin be tried for perjury on the false assault charge.

    The judge kept pointing out THIS hearing was for the peace order and the peace order ONLY but it looks like Aaron could not leave it alone and ended up repeatedly interrupting the judge and trying to get the hearing to go where he wanted it to.

    I would advise again: DO NOT REPRESENT YOURSELF. Get experienced, legal counsel who knows this sort of thing.

    • Taxpayer1234

      I have to agree. There’s that old adage–the guy who represents himself has an idiot for a lawyer. It’s just too difficult to be detached when it’s your own life on the line.

  • Brian Cates

    Also: reading the account again of what happened:

    I cannot stress this enough: DO NOT REPRESENT YOURSELF. Especially if you tend to get emotional when challenged. Walker should have realized early on the judge had firmly set the parameters of the hearing: they were to to ONLY investigate whether Walker had violated this protective order.

    Walker had a TOTALLY different agenda. He wanted to talk about the false assault case. He wanted to talk about SWAT’ing. He wanted to focus on Kimberlin’s criminal past, his lawfare and so on.

    Walker appears to have assumed this was his big chance to expose Kimberlin and get some instant justice.

    Once the JUDGE lets you know what the agenda of the hearing is, you try to change it at your peril. When Walker realized the judge had no interest whatsoever in discussing the perjury charges he wanted, or any of the other stuff Walker wanted to bring up & talk about, it appears Aaron handled it very badly.

    This is why you should have somebody else with courtroom experience handling it for you. If you get emotional in there and get personal with the judge, this is the kind of thing that happens. The judge turns against you and gets personal right back at you.

    • Guest

      Actually, Walker got in trouble because he played “keepaway” with Kimberlin’s iPad.

      As many people already know, you have to yell “for pretend” before you play keepaway with someone else’s personal property or you’ll end up in jail.

      • robcrawford2

        Actually, he was trying to prevent the Speedway Bomber from (illegally) taking his picture. He didn’t want the Speedway Bomber’s friends to know what he looks like — for obvious reasons.

        • Guest

          A courthouse is a public place. People are photographed as soon as they walk into a courthouse by the security cameras.

          If you are now arguing that people cannot be photographed in public, then you’ll probably stretch any argument to any lengths in order to keep this issue afloat.

          • westside_resident

            That courthouse has strict guidelines against the use of photographic equipment.

          • Guest

            Cite, please?

            Like everything else in this case, that sounds like something you’ve pulled out of your rear end.

            And, even if there is a ban–so what? Walker had no right to seize property in another person’s hands and hold it at bay, as cited in The Blaze.

            I swear to God–when confronted with the rule of law, Republicans crap themselves trying to invent a reason why the law doesn’t apply to them. Hypocrites.

          • westside_resident

            Aaron Walker spoke at length about it in his 28,000 word expose on this terrorist.
            Aaron Walker had every right to stop the known terrorist from approaching him with an electronic device in his hand. I would have kicked the little sissy in the balls had he approached me in that fashion given his history of trying to kill people (or succeeding-see his former girlfriend’s mother) and rape innocent children.

            Rule of Law? Speak to the mobs of leftists who destroy every location they infiltrate via “Occupy”. It’s the mob of leftists who know nothing of law. Look at your hero. He spent 17 years in prison for behaving like a typical far leftist.
            Don’t lecture me on the Rule of Law.

          • Guest

            “I would have kicked the little sissy in the balls”

            Which proves you don’t care about the rule of law. Yet another Internet tough guy huffs and puffs and accomplishes nothing.

            This is why Kimberlin has you guys scared. He knows the law of the land, and y’all know nothin’.

            Kick him in the balls? Please. Remember to say Grrr! and give us your war face when you do, cupcake.

          • westside_resident

            It wouldn’t be the first time I’vehad to defend myself, Karl.
            I would have no fear of Kimberlin personally. I realize he and you and your ilk are weak enough you can’t attack the person you dislike but rather you assualt their wives, children and employers. Let’s talk about internet tough guys, shall we, Commodus?

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady
  • Wolverine

    Come and get me.

  • pairadimes

    This is outrageous. The Speedway Bomber and his minions are running roughshod over the police and the legal system, using them to endanger and threaten their opponents into silence or worse. And all the liberals can think to do is cheer them on in their efforts to destroy individual freedom? They are fools in the basest sense of the word. The silence coming from this administration and the DoJ on this matter is deafening.

  • TitzyFritzensimmons

    Does anyone know Floyd Abrams, Dan Abrams’ father??? Most respected First Amendment lawyer in the country- at Cahill Gordon in NYC.

  • SideshowJon36

    Maryland is such an awful, awful state

  • Lidsamy

    this is just heartbreaking

  • TomJB

    Hmmm.. I can see James Woods playing Worthing in the movie that this could generate. Sean Penn would be the ideal Kimberlin but unless he is as stupid as he seems (which is a distinct possibility), there just isn’t enough money.

  • BeeKaaay

    The ACLU will rush to Walker’s side suing for violation of first amendment rights in 3….2…..decades….maybe….

  • AaronHarrisinAlaska

    While this will undoubtedly have minor set back, I can only see this strategy ultimately burning Kimberlin in the end. I see some one competent eventually stepping in, looking through the “evidence” and then asking Kimberlin why he feels the need to make a mockery of our justice system. Can peace orders be revoked if evidence is found that they were obtained with out proving the need for one?

  • JD331

    ignorant and un american

  • perlhaqr

    And the BK supporters come out, working false flag operations to discredit BK’s opponents.

    Well, I suppose it’s also possible you’re just an above average idiot, too. Publicly suggesting felonious behaviour against a judge is extra-special stupid.

  • Zaggs

    Hardly. As of right now Vaughney probably just thinks that all that has been done to Kimberlin’s critics are prank phone calls. If he experienced just a taste of what kimberlin and his cronies have been up to, it might open his eyes.

  • Brian Cates

    No, it’d probably end up getting the owners of this blog sent to court when Kimberlin sues them.

    SWAT’ing the judge? Brilliant move there. Let’s make implacable enemies of the court system.

  • Taxpayer1234

    You make a good point–the old boy thinks it’s all about “prank calls” on the intertubez. How can a judge rule fairly when he doesn’t understand the facts of the case?