Cabin Boy Bill Schmalfeldt is subject to a peace order that requires that he
SHALL NOT contact (in person, by telephone, in writing, or by any other means), attempt to contact, or harass
me. He seems to be a bit confused by what the word contact means.
con·tact v.tr. \ˈkän-ˌtakt, kən-ˈ\ : To get in touch with; communicate with
Sending any sort of message addressed to me by any means is contact. Period.
Schmalfeldt has repeatedly violated the peace order by contacting me, and, based on the evidence I’ve turned over thus far, he’s facing charges of 8 counts of violating the order. The preliminary hearing for the first 5 counts is scheduled for Wednesday the 11th.
The Cabin Boy goes to great lengths to strain gnats and swallow camels while pontificating about @mentions versus @replies versus whatever. Those nits have nothing to do with the questions involved in Maryland v. Schmalfeldt. Was there a peace order in place? And did Bill Schmalfeld get in touch with or communicate with me, no matter what the means might have been?
No one denies that the peace order exists, so the only question is whether or not Schmalfeldt contacted me. Did he take some action that resulted in a message being sent to me? For example, did he do something that resulted in this tweet appearing in my Twitter timeline?You may want to click on that image to embiggen it. You can use your brower’s Back button to return to this post. BTW, that particular tweet is part of the second wave of charges that will come up in October, but it’s indicative of the sort of things Schmalfeldt has tweeted.
At the preliminary hearing, the Cabin Boy will only be able to ask questions related to the evidence introduced by the Assistant State’s Attorney. If I am put on the stand, Schmalfeldt can ask me about that evidence, but not other things. He’ll have to save that kind of examination for his trial. If the judge find it relevant.