I haven’t had much to say about First Mate Neal Rauhauser of late, but he’s put up a post on his blog today (No, I won’t link to it.) that contains some nonsense related to Team Kimberlin’s harassment of me.
Only one of the peace orders was ever approved and it denies the right of a journalist to even mention someone by name on Twitter. The judge appeared to have confused the use of the @mention with the sending of a point to point communication, but the end result has been fantastic – the appellate court took one look at the case and promptly referred it to the Maryland Supreme Court.
Other happenings in Maryland include an assault outside a courtroom, threats to judges and prosecutors, a courthouse cleared with a bomb threat, and some other things which are not public, but which all add up to a textbook definition of hate group tactics. Law enforcement has cause to act at the state level in Maryland and I strongly suspect there is already something in the federal pipeline. The smear machine behind this derpy ‘war’ on the Obama administration is under fire from GOP strategist Karl Rove and it’s literally one indictment short of tearing itself to pieces.
<fisking>I assume the peace order FMNR is talking about is the one issued against Cabin Boy Bill Schmalfeldt. It does not deny anyone’s right to mention anyone else by name on Twitter. The order forbids the Cabin Boy from contacting, attempting to contact, or harassing me. It’s not rocket science to figure out how to write about someone without contacting or attempting to contact him. I’m doing that about Neal Rauhauser right now. And anyone who stayed awake in Journalism 101 should be able to write about someone else without engaging in harassment.
The judge was not confused about how an @ mention works on Twitter. He had the Twitter Rules and Best Practices in front of him, and he read that
[y]ou can direct a Tweet at a specific Twitter user using @replies and mentions.
He took that to mean what it says—including @username in a tweet directs it to the username account.
The Court of Special Appeals kicked the appeal upstairs to the Court of Appeals because that’s where it should have been filed in the first place. The Cabin Boy filed his appeal with the wrong court. I’ve been aware of that all along, but it’s not my place to help him.
An assault outside of a courtroom? When? Where? The only altercation I’m aware of occurred when Pedi Officer No-Class Gillette verbally harassed Tetyana Kimberlin after a protective order hearing. There was no physical contact, and a bailiff detained Craig Gillette so that Mrs. Kimberlin could leave the courthouse in peace.
Threats to judges and prosecutors? When? Where?
Oh, yeah, the bomb threat. It was on the day that several charges against members of Team Kimberlin were to be dropped in District Court. A Pennsylvania woman was arrested in connection with that bomb threat to the Carroll County Circuit Courthouse. After Carroll County Sheriff’s detectives learned who had made the call, she was located at her Littlestown, Pennsylvania, residence and was taken into custody by the Littlestown Police Department on an unrelated arrest warrant for failure to appear for trial in Carroll County. She had been scheduled to appear on charges of driving without a license. Although the threat was to the Circuit Courthouse, the District Courthouse was cleared as well.
And other things which are not public … Yeah. Right. I’m sure the public will be informed when something good enough has been cooked up.
The one thing FMNR does have right is the potential involvement of state and federal law enforcement. Some of the Maryland matters under investigation are typically handled by state agencies. And the feds are nosing about as well. For instance, failure of a federal sex offender to register is usually handled by the U. S. Marshals.
Oh, and I don’t particularly care for Karl Rove either.</fisking>
I’m sure First Mate Neal took great satisfaction in spinning his tale, but I doubt that the Cabin Boy would have take off one of his shoes to count the number of people who actually believe FMNR’s stuff.
UPDATE—I should point out that I wrote the post above from the point of view of an eyewitness. Neal Rauhauser wrote his piece based on hearsay. He never attended any of the court dates. Neal is a fugitive. If he had shown up at a courthouse, the bailiffs would have served the outstanding New Jersey arrest warrants on him.