Team Kimberlin was not happy with my reporting on their cyberharassment, so they include my among their targets. They were even more unhappy when I began to take steps to hold them accountable for their actions. This post from nine years ago today, #BillSchmalfeldt, Anti-First-Amendment Troll, dealt with the beginning of the Cabin Boy’s™ months long failed effort to overturn the first peace order issued against him.
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Bill Schmalfeldt has been whining about his loss in court last Friday, claiming that it’s the end of Twitter and online journalism. He has misrepresented both the law and the terms of the peace order in the process.
Saturday afternoon, Schmalfeldt spewed forth several tweets which appear to be an attempt to use the same failed tactic that Brett Kimberlin tried last year to silence some of his critics. Aaron Walker has posted this response. The members of Team Kimberlin and its enablers would be well advised to read Mr. Walker’s post and consider his analysis of the situation.
Let me state this one more time: I fully support Bill Schmalfeldt’s First Amendment right to write whatever he wishes about me so long as he stays within the law’s usual limits regarding threats and defamation. However, I do not wish for him to contact me, attempt to contact me, or harass me, and I will seek enforcement of the peace order if I believe that it has been violated.
UPDATE—The Cabin Boy tweets that he was only being sarcastic or satirical, that he was making an attempt at humor rather than making a threat.
Like a madman who throws
Firebrands, arrows and death,
So is the man who deceives his neighbor,
And says, “Was I not joking?”
—Proverbs 26:18, 19
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Indeed, most of Schmalfeldt’s humor hasn’t been very funny.