Aaron Walker, one of the bloggers targeted by Brett Kimberlin, is the latest victim of SWAT-ting. Walker, who goes by Aaron Worthing online, tweeted the news of this extreme form of harassment being used on his family shortly after news broke that the peace order against him had been modified, restoring his First Amendment rights. Thankfully, though, Aaron reports that he and his wife are safe.

Update: Patterico, who was SWAT-ted himself last year, has details.

No joke. It happened around 6 p.m. Eastern. I briefly talked with one of the police officers at the scene, who confirmed that someone had called saying he had shot his wife, and sent officers to Aaron’s address.

Update: Aaron Walker gives his first hand account.

I was SWATted tonight.  My wife was down in the basement, and unknown to me she had fallen asleep in an uncomfortable position while watching TV.  I was just finishing up a post where I was going to share Kimberlin’s nutty response to my motion for a partial stay when someone decided to recklessly endanger my life.

Update: Twitter is rightfully outraged.


We will continue to update as details come in.

  • RosalindJ


    • Ryan Kelly

      Oh I don’t think so. It’s perfectly believable…that’s how the left rolls.

  • http://www.irregulars.us/ towerclimber37

    isn’t it curious how as soon as his rights were restored, he got swatted?

    • http://WestValleyGreenHomes.com/ Eric Johnson

      Amazing timing for sure!

      • BeeKaaay

        How much you want to make a bet that leftwingwackos will say it was a coincidence :)

        • Guest

          nah, they’ll claim HE called it on himself

  • http://drawandstrike.blogspot.com/ Brian Cates

    If you are a big blogger that’s been publicly discussing this case – or even a smaller blogger – please tell me you’ve ALREADY contacted your local PD/SWAT team and told them you might be the target of harassment like this.

    From the way Aaron talks about it upsetting his wife, I’m picturing a full on SWAT’ing with cops bursting in through the door, weapons drawn.

    • http://WestValleyGreenHomes.com/ Eric Johnson

      One scenario is 10-14 cops in full SWAT gear, M-16s, and an armoured car at your front door using flash grenades bursting through the front door. I would consider that cause for alarm and being scared hours later.

    • Guest

      good idea – Eric Erickson from red State called his sheriff a week or so before he was SWAT-ted and that saved him a bit of a headache though they still came

  • http://www.rickbulow.com/ Rick Bulow

    This is the MO of the left for sure!

  • ToursLepantoVienna

    These people are vermin.

    • jdkchem

      That’s so unfair to vermin!

  • 29Victor

    What concerns me more than anything about SWATting is the “boy who cried wolf” possiblities. If someone is SWATted enough, how long will it be before the police stop taking 911 calls from their house seriously? Are these SWATtings simple harassment, or are the callers setting the victim up for greater victimization in the future?

    • BeeKaaay

      What conservatives need is an ANONYMOUS way to blog that way the leftwingwackos can’t go after them. Since the hacker group anonymous is on the leftwingwackos side, any attempt by the government to silence anonymous speech will have anonymous angry too :)

  • jenndee

    Our DOJ is crickets about American citizens being harassed to a degree that could very easily end in the death of a man, woman and child, but Mark Levin is talking about the hotline they are setting up for illegal aliens that get their feelings hurt by local law enforcement. I pray America wakes up to what these vermin are capable of.

  • Bristel

    Disgusting. I hope the FBI is really doing something about this tactic. Isn’t this a felony?

    • PurpAv

      The FBI is ignoring it since its not a Democrat being swatted.

  • stuckinIL4now

    Welcome, all, to Barack Hussein Obama’s and Eric Himpton Holder, Jr.’s new America where the more illegal you are, the more illegal you behave, and the more laws you break, the more they will see that you and your rights to break the law are protected.

  • http://granitegrok.com/author/mike Mike Rogers

    Thanks for the alert, and cross-linked at GraniteGrok

  • http://protonboron.com/portal/power-grid-frequency-meter/ M. Simon

    Well conservatives wanted SWATs to go after dopers. (or at least didn’t complain). Any power you give to government will eventually be used against you. The doper pogrom must stop.

    • BeeKaaay

      Of course, leftwingwackos don’t complain about when THEY give power to the government. Oh wait, they only use power of government to hurt non-cronies.

      • http://protonboron.com/portal/power-grid-frequency-meter/ M. Simon

        We have two socialist Parties. A left wing and a right wing.

        As my grandpappy used to say, “They are all crooks.”

        • BeeKaaay

          I usually say we have the Marxist Party and the “We wanna be Marxist too plzzzzzzzz” party.

    • Saint_Zero

      “Dopers” are generally doing something illegal. I’m not aware that criticizing the government is illegal. It wasn’t when the left did it to Bush for eight years.

      • http://protonboron.com/portal/power-grid-frequency-meter/ M. Simon

        Illegal? It is the Feds who instigated the Drug War nationally who are doing something illegal. Ever notice a Drug Prohibition Amendment? Me Either.

        But OK. Republicans like the nanny state. There is no better precedent for that than Drug Prohibition.

        • Saint_Zero

          “The Feds” are the ones who make the rules. If you can prove how it’s “illegal” for them to prosecute according to the laws which have been upheld, I’m all ears.

          • http://protonboron.com/portal/power-grid-frequency-meter/ M. Simon

            I bet you are against the nanny state too.

          • http://protonboron.com/portal/power-grid-frequency-meter/ M. Simon

            I bet you are against the nanny state too.

  • http://granitegrok.com/author/mike Mike Rogers

    Our thoughts and prayers with Aaron, his wife, and all those harassed by this axis of weevils.

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady
  • mzk1_1

    Where is the DOJ? There is nothing worse than anarchy.

  • mzk1_1

    Remember “suicide by police”. This is “murder by police”. The FOP should be incensed, if they weren’t another set of unions in the DNC’s pocket.

  • Kevin Crowley

    Possibly all conservative bloggers need to have a large sign posted next to their doors.”WELCOME SWAT!! The occupants of this dwelling realize that you are just doing your job at great personal risk. No one here will harm you nor impede in your duty, Realize though that you may have been sent here at the behest of someone who wishes us harm. As soon as you knock we will answer. We ask only that you return courtesy with courtesy. Again, Welcome.”