Blogger Aaron Walker is using his hard-won freedom to blog to release his transcript of the June 29 peace order hearing between John Norton and convicted political terrorist Brett Kimberlin, in which Kimberlin twice denies going to prison for the Indiana Speedway Bombings and accuses the questioning attorney of harassment.

According to Walker’s transcript, Kimberlin, responding under oath to the question, “You’ve been in prison for bombings, correct?,” reportedly replies, “No, I haven’t” (followed quickly by another no and finally a yes under repeated questioning). Kimberlin then accuses the lawyer of harassment.

Walker transcribes Kimberlin as saying:

Mr. Norton and his whole clan of extremists, you know, have been talking about stuff that happened 40 years ago, 34 years ago, and coming after me with it, and acting like I don’t have a right to be a father and to be a good citizen in this community and to be the director of a non-profit and all kinds of other things. This is a kind of harassment, and he’s doing it again, right now. I want to be left alone. That’s part of the harassment statute, I’ve asked these people over and over.

In his account, Walker points out another untruth; Kimberlin’s claim that he had asked “these people” to leave him alone.

I wanted to repeat one part you might have glossed over, where he says,“I want to be left alone. That’s part of the harassment statute, I’ve asked these people over and over.” That is crucial. He repeatedly talks about asking “these people” to leave him alone. But there isn’t a single word in the testimony where he asked John Norton to leave him alone. And as I stated before, that is absolutely necessary under the harassment statute — you cannot, as a matter of law, find harassment unless the target asks you to stop. So that is the slight-of-hand Kimberlin pulled — he gives the judge the impression that he has told John Norton to leave him alone, but he hasn’t.

Walker says he received a recording of the hearing because Kimberlin had accused him of directing Norton’s actions — “plus I was just curious in general.”

Support for Walker from the Twittersphere was immediate.



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