One of the lies that The Dread Pirate Kimberlin keeps repeating is that Aaron Walker assaulted him and that a court found that the assault was, in fact, committed. You can view the courthouse surveillance video of the incident here. It will show you why the court found that no assault occurred.
TDPK filed a peace order petition against Aaron Walker. When a peace order is filed in Maryland, the District Court holds an ex parte hearing during which the petitioner is given an opportunity to convince a judge that there is enough evidence to hold a contested hearing about the petition. The respondent is not usually present, and, even if he is, he isn’t allowed to offer a defense. If the judge is convinced, a temporary order is issued. Note that the judge found “reasonable grounds to believe” that an assault might have occurred during the ex parte hearing. There was no finding that it really happened.
Now, look at what the judge found during the final hearing when Aaron Walker was able to defend himself. The judge found that harassment occurred but not assault. The judge found that Aaron Walker had acted in self-defense with respect to the alleged assault.
Furthermore, when the case was tried de novo on appeal in the Circuit Court, that court found that no harassment had occurred and, it threw out the peace order. So the actual record of court findings on Brett Kimberlin’s assault claims goes like this—
District Court (ex parte): Maybe assault
District Court (final): No assault, but harassment instead
Circuit Court: No harassment either
IANAL, so I’m not exactly sure what the correct legal term for this sort of thing would be. I’m an engineer. In my line of work we call this sort of stuff bullshit.