The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin is refusing to answer the interrogatories posed by Aaron Walker, Stacy McCain, and me or my request for production of documents for our defense of the his Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance suit, in some cases invoking his Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination.
The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin doesn’t want to answer the interrogatories that I sent him as part of discovery in the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance suit. For example—Irrelevant to the case? Really? I thought TDPK was suing me because he says I have called him a pedophile. This is from his complaint—
This is found on page 78 of Citizen K:
His [Kimberlin's] attachment to Jessica was quite a different matter. Their weekly after-school outings, Kimberlin said, were “very special days” for her. … For three consecutive summers, 1974 through 1976, they took vacations for a week or longer in Disney World, Mexico, and Hawaii. Sandi ["Jessica's" mother] couldn’t get time off from work, so on these summer trips it was just the two of them—Brett and Jessica.
Eyebrows levitated. A drug-dealing colleague had memories of conversations with Kimberlin that struck him as odd: “We’d see a girl who was pubescent or prepubescent, and Brett would get this smile and say, ‘Hey, what do you think? Isn’t she great?’ It made me very uncomfortable.” Another recalled Kimberlin introducing Jessica as “my girlfriend,” and if irony was intended, it was too subtile to register.
<sarc>Nothing to see here. Move along.</sarc>
The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin has invoked his Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination rather than properly respond to some of the interrogatories or requests for production of documents from the defendants in his vexatious Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. lawsuit. He is attempting to invoke other privileges as well.
UPDATE—Here are my responses to the interrogatories from TDPK:
I think so, Brain … but what if the stoats and weasels take the Fifth?
I think so, Brain … but if I did something that stupid, I’d keep my mouth shut.
An IRS executive took the Fifth today. You know, I wish the IRS would take only a fifth of my income.
The Dread Pirate Kimberlin has what passes for a day job as Director of Justice Through Music Project. He has been sent interrogatories concerning that work as part of the discovery process in the Virginia Walker v. Kimberlin, et al. civil suit.
<mockery>Here is the interrogatory related that day job:
8. Please describe your involvement the organization Justice Through Music Project, including your:
b. Duties in promoting the organization
c. Involvement in its day to day operations
d. Involvement in its fundraising activities
f. Other compensation including travel reimbursement etc.
In his motions filed since he was served with the discovery interrogatories, TDPK has claimed that he has a Fifth Amendment right not to respond. This leads one to wonder what about truthful answers would lead to a reasonable apprehension of criminal liability by TDPK.
If it’s an honest job … </mockery>
Well, we’ll see how discovery has gone this Friday.
Tick, tock, tick, tock, …
Dread Pirate Kimberlin has been claiming that the Fifth Amendment grants him absolute immunity from discovery in the Virginia Walker v. Kimberlin, et al. lawsuit. IANAL, but folks who are tell me that he’s wrong, at least about absolute immunity.
While poking through some Mr. Kimberlin’s other court filings, I found something that tends to indicate that he doesn’t believe that the Fifth Amendment should apply to his opponents in court.
Back in April, there was a trial in Montgomery County (MD) Circuit Court on one of the Kimberlin v. Walker Peace Orders. Brett Kimberlin put on such a poor case that Aaron Walker’s lawyer rested the defense without presenting any evidence. Then the judge ruled in Mr. Walker’s favor.
Mr. Kimberlin has appealed to the Maryland Court of Appeals (that’s the state’s highest court) for a writ of certiorari. Note that Mr. Kimberlin’s home address has been redacted.
One of the issues Brett Kimberlin tries to raise is that he was not allowed to question Mr. Walker during the Circuit Court trial. He asserts a theory that, since Mr. Walker was the appellant in the case, he had to present evidence. However, since the appeal was a trial de novo, the burden was on Mr. Kimberlin to prove that a peace order was warranted. Mr. Walker enjoyed a presumption of innocence.
What really happened was this: Among the mistakes he made in the trial, Mr. Kimberlin tried to introduce unauthenticated documents into evidence. The judge, following the rules of evidence, refused to allow it. When Mr. Kimberlin figured out that he could ask Mr. Walker under oath to authenticate the documents, he assumed he could do so during cross examination. When Aaron Walker did not have to put on a defense because no case had been made against him, Mr. Kimberlin’s plan was ruined. But if he had been called, Aaron Walker would have been within his rights to refuse to authenticate the documents if they were incriminating. BTW, they weren’t. (I should also note that in the 5 July trial for another Peace Order, Mr. Walker was willing to authenticate postings he had made, but the judge found that the documents didn’t support Mr. KImberlin’s claims in that case.)
The court’s upholding Mr. Walker’s due process rights is not the same thing as denying Mr. Kimberlin’s rights.
IANAPsychologist, but given what seems to be Mr. Kimberlin’s failure to conform to social norms, his repeated lying, his irritability and aggressiveness, his consistent irresponsibility in his failure to recognize his financial responsibility to Mrs. DeLong, and his lack of remorse, … oh, never mind. I believe he’s a menace and that the sooner he’s brought to justice, the better.
Meanwhile, we’ll soon see if Mr. Kimberlin feels that he needs to exercise his Fifth Amendment right to avoid self-incrimination in order to keep from committing perjury during the upcoming discovery in the Virginia case of Walker v. Kimberlin, et al., and we’ll see if the Maryland Court of Appeals grants him a writ of certiorari.
Tick, tick, tick, tick, …