Chris Smith (@smitty_one_each) May 29, 2012
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.
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: