To summarize the week’s events so far:
On Tuesday, Lee Stranahan came to Maryland and filed a charge of misuse of electronic communications (Maryland Code Annotated Criminal Statute 3-805) against Bill Schmalfeldt.
During the early morning hours of Wednesday, a District Court Commissioner reviewed the filing and, based on the information presented, issued a summons to Bill Schmalfeldt on a 3-805 charge, and she added an additional charge of harassment (3-803) as well.
Today, the Howard County Sheriff served the summons on CBBS. There are more details here.
Lee Stranahan is now the complainant in the case and, as such, is not able to discuss the matter in great detail. He has posted this statement. Stacy McCain, OTOH, is under no such restrictions. His initial comments are here. Aaron Walker has a lawyerly analysis here.
Stay tuned for more as things develop.
As near as I can tell, he’s spent the weekend in Steubenville, Ohio, where he’s been doing a first-rate job of debunking the outrageous lies being told about a rape case, the people involved, and the whole town.
As Mr. Stranahan has noted, there seems to be some sort of tie between the Anonymoids harassing Steubenville and Team Kimberlin. Cabin Boy Bill Schmalfeldt’s fascination with Lee Stranahan has led him to make all sorts of unsupported claims—the most recent being that Mr. Stranahan was not, in fact, in Steubenville this weekend.
Now, I don’t know of my own personal eyewitness knowledge that Mr. Stranahan went to Ohio this weekend. However, I’ve had a communication from a trustworthy person claiming to have paid for Mr. Stranahan’s airline ticket. Moreover, I’ve found Lee Stranahan to be truthful. CBBS, OTOH, is routinely found to be factually challenged.
CBBS and his followers and sock puppets are all over Twitter demanding that someone prove where Lee Stranahan was today. That’s nonsense. They are claiming that he wasn’t where he said he was. They are making an accusation. They are obliged to prove it.
Either offer proof, not innuendo, but proof, that Lee Stranahan was not in Steubenville, or shut up.
There’s a blogger who once went by the nom de cyber of Liberal Grouch and who now styles himself Breitbart’s Bane. Here’s a screencap of a comment he made on 4 June on a post at Investors.com.You can view it in context here. Scroll down to Exhibit D.
I know that far too many people who actively DO write things in the hopes [sic] that their readers will react violently. … I think we, as writers, need to understand that people READ the stuff we write, and not all of them are going to be stable or sane.
This is from the same guy who wrote what most observers construe as rape threats aimed at Lee Stranahan and his wife and who does not believe that he should be held accountable for his own words. It seems that he believes that as a member of Team Kimberlin he should be immune from the same standards of honesty and decency that he calls others to adhere to. However, he is headed for the same fate as the rest of The Dread Pirate Kimberlin’s Crew.
Tick, tick, tick, tick, … [Neither a Mark Time timer nor a hungry crocodile]
Blogger Lee Stranahan has received threats of rape against both him and his wife. He is moving because of these threats. Details here.
He is the second blogger who has had to flee his home because of threats against his family since late May.
Brett Kimberlin testified that Aaron Walker was the person who instigated the blogburst on 25 May. Kevin Zeese has implied that Ali Akbar and/or his group started the blogburst. In an open letter Lee Stranahan says this:
I’d like to correct the record and invite you to sue me, if you dare.
In the recent Maryland hearing that ended with the arrest of blogger Aaron Walker, Brett Kimberlin said that Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day was Mr. Walker’s idea.
In a recent letter to Ali Akbar of the National Blogger’s Club, the implication was that Mr. Akbar and / or his group and / or a man named Foster Fries were behind Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day.
For the record : Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day was entirely and completely my idea. I first mentioned it in this post. I told one person about the idea before I posted it and they are ready to be a witness. I never encouraged violence against Mr. Kimberlin nor would I condone any violence. Mr. Kimberlin is the convicted violent felon not the people who write about him.
If you want to file your baseless, anti-free speech, anti-American lawsuit against the creator of Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day. — I’m right here.
Read the whole thing.