Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

This episode of Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign first ran seven years ago today.

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Johnny Atsign Logo 2ANNOUNCER: From Westminster, it’s time for—

SOUND: Skype rings once.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

PRO BONO: (Telephone Filter) Good afternoon, Johnny.

JOHNNY: Hi! What’s up?

PRO BONO: (Telephone Filter) We’re putting the finishing touches on our discovery to The Bomber. That background material you’ve dug up has been helpful in framing some of the questions, but I’d like you to take a look to make sure we’re not misinterpreting or forgetting anything.

JOHNNY: Sounds like fun.

BOB BAILEY: (Telephone Filter) Can you be here tomorrow morning, say around 10?

JOHNNY: See you then.

MUSIC: Theme up and under.

ANNOUNCER: The Lickspittle Broadcasting System presents W. J. J. Hoge in the transcribed adventures of the man with the action-packed Twitter account, America’s fabulous free-lance Internet investigator …

JOHNNY: Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign! Continue reading

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

I was going through some boxes in the basement and found some old newspapers from the ’70s and ’80s that had been kept because the contained stories about various family and friends. While I was looking through the papers, I took a look at their comic pages. One of the funnies that caught my eye was a strip from The Wizard of Id. One of the characters in the strip was the king of Id, a pint-sized despot drawn to look like the king on a playing card. The strip that I noticed featured a recurring character called The Lone Haranguer who was yelling, “The king is a fink!”

That reminded me of the TKPOTD from eight years ago today which was about a sawed-off despot wannabe who was fink.

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fink noun \ˈfiŋk\ : 1 informer. 2 one who betrays a trust.

When it suits his purpose, Brett Kimberlin will rat out someone else. This is from the decision of the Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in United States v. Sarmiento-Perez, [724 F.2d 898 (1984)]:

Appellant was also connected to the cocaine transaction by his admission to Brett Kimberlin, his cellmate. Kimberlin testified that appellant admitted his involvement in a drug transaction that appellant claimed to have gotten involved in as a favor for someone in his family. Kimberlin also testified that he vaguely remembered appellant telling him that the cocaine was in appellant’s car or in the car’s trunk.

Some people are willing to throw others under the bus.

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I wonder if Sarmiento-Perez’s lawyers knew to impeach Kimberlin’s credibility because of his prior perjury conviction.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

One of the sillier claims that Brett Kimberlin makes related to his recently filed case with the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals of some of his Speedway Bomber convictions is that the charges for being a felon in possession of explosives should be thrown out because (I’m not making this up) the government can’t prove that he knew that he was a felon as a result of his perjury conviction.

In a lower court, Appellant argued that his conviction for the simultaneous receipt of explosives and blasting caps could not stand under Rehaif [a 2019 case] because he was a mere teen who had only served two weeks in the county jail on a perjury charge, so there was no way he could know that he was a convicted felon.

Kimberlin’s understanding of his status as a felon has already been examined by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Here’s a bit from one of that court’s decisions on one of his appeals related to the Speedway Bomber convictions. United States v. Kimberlin, 805 F.2d 210 (7th Cir. 1986). Kimberlin had asserted that allowing the jury to hear about his previous conviction prejudiced them against him. The court disagreed.

Defendant testified. During direct examination he testified that he had been convicted of perjury. Defendant argues that the government improperly inquired on cross-examination concerning the details of the offense. On direct, for the obvious purpose of minimizing the offense, and its impact on the jury, defendant testified he was convicted when he had just turned eighteen, the grand jury was investigating drug abuse at the high school, and no lawyer was with him when questioned before the grand jury. Apparently believing that the door had been opened, the prosecutor inquired whether the perjury consisted of telling the grand jury he had not sold LSD to certain persons when in fact he had done so. The answer was affirmative. No objection was made. We think there was no plain error, if error at all.

After he lost the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance LOLsuit in 2014, Kimberlin promised that his enemies would see lawsuits “for the rest of their lives.” He took a break after losing Kimberlin v. National Bloggers Club, et al. (I), Kimberlin v. National Bloggers Club (II), Kimberlin v. Hunton & Williams, et al. (I), Kimberlin v. Hunton & Williams, et al. (II), Kimberlin v. Hoge, Kimberlin v. McConnell, et al., and Kimberlin v. Breitbart Holdings, et al.—but since 2018 he’s had this case going against the United States.

Even with all our troubles, I suspect that the United States will outlive Brett Kimberlin. Perhaps his curse of lifelong LOLsuits has boomeranged.

Stay tuned.

Meanwhile, in Portland …

… armed BLM/Antifa thugs blocked a road on Thursday afternoon and opened fired on drivers who tried to get though their blockade.

So what’s next for Portland? I doubt that the thugs will back down, and I doubt that the city has enough of an effective police force remaining to engage in a gang war with the thugs. Of course, the Oregon National Guard is reasonably well stocked with veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan who’ve faced down rebels with AK-47s before. However, they’re not trained for civil policing, and Governor Brown may lack the will to commit the State Police and/or National Guard,

The situation isn’t stable, and if the city doesn’t right itself quickly and many people begin to take active measures to protect themselves, I expect the what remains of civilization in Portland will disappear.

I hope I’m wrong.

UPDATE—Link

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

As I noted yesterday, The Dread Deadbeat Pyrotechnician Kimberlin is trying to wriggle out of some of his Speedway Bombing convictions via an appeal he’s trying to get going at the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. He was supposed to file a Transcript Information Sheet with the court on the 4th. He filed this instead:

Rather than comment, I’ll just rerun this episode of Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign.

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Johnny Atsign Logo 2ANNOUNCER: From Westminster, it’s time for—

SOUND: Old fashioned telephone bell rings four times.

JOHNNY: (Groggy) Johnny Atsign.

PRO BONO: (Telephone Filter) Good morning, Johnny. Did I wake you?

JOHNNY: Ah, yeah. It’s 5 o’clock out here on the West Coast.

PRO BONO: (Telephone Filter) Sorry about that, but this is important. You’re done out there, aren’t you?

JOHNNY: I’ve run down all the leads we’ve got.

PRO BONO: (Telephone Filter) OK. Look, I’ve got you booked on a 9 am flight from LAX to Chicago. There’s more digging to do there.

MUSIC: Theme up and under.

ANNOUNCER: The Lickspittle Broadcasting System presents W. J. J. Hoge in the transcribed adventures of the man with the action-packed Twitter account, America’s fabulous free-lance Internet investigator …

JOHNNY: Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign!

MUSIC: Theme up to music out. Continue reading

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Brett Kimberlin is trying to get some of his Speedway Bomber convictions set aside via an appeal to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. He wants the court to assign a lawyer to handle his case for free.

Well, it’s certainly true that a qualified lawyer would do an infinitely better job than The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin in presenting an ethical case to the court

I’m keeping an eye on this case.

Stay tuned.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

During March, 2020, I posted these TKPODs (one, two, three) about an appeal Brett Kimberlin filed in his Speedway Bomber cases in 2018. He was seeking to have some of his convictions set aside, and his request was denied except for one minor point.

On 20 April, The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin filed an appeal with the Seventh Circuit. Here’s his paperwork so far—

I’ll keep watch on this appeal.

Stay tuned.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

The members of Team Kimberlin have often acted as if they believe they are entitled to special treatment, that they have the right to demand compliance with their wishes. This Prevarication Du Jour from seven years ago show one example of their sense of entitlement.

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Not surprisingly, we have another one from the Cabin Boy™. (H/T, @embryriddlealum)@PatO201505040051ZAccording to their communication with me, CreateSpace doesn’t need to see any documentation from me. They’ve pulled Schmalfeldt’s book until a “resolution has been reached between both parties.”ECR_Email20140430

Since I do not wish to grant permission to anyone to publish the work in question in book or ebook form, the matter is now resolved as far as I’m concerned.

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As I’ve remarked on previous occasion, Schmalfeldt has the right to remain silent, but he lacks the self-control to do so.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Back in 2014, Bill Schmalfeldt published a book called Intentional Infliction which republished a post by the anonymous blogger Paul Krendler. Schmalfeldt thought that Krendler would have to reveal his real name in order to file a copyright claim.

Then I purchased the world print book and e-book rights to the blog post, and I filed a copyright notice with CreateSpace, the print-to-order service Schmalfeldt was using to publish his book. This I’m Not Making This Up, You Know post from seven years ago today deals with part of Schmalfeldt’s resulting snit fit.

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BS_complaint_20140430The Cabin Boy™ also says: “I have advised Howard County of this, [sic] and will copy them on this complaint.”

Yawn.

I’ll let the Gentle Readers know if anyone contacts me about this.

UPDATE—He forgot Mopery with Intent to Lurk.

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Schmalfeldt found out that filing false complaints can be more trouble than it’s worth.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

The original reason I started writing about Brett Kimberlin and his minions and enablers was reporting on an unconstitutional gag order that had been issued as part of a peace order he had obtained against Aaron Walker. The gag order was overturned on appeal, and the peace order was denied during a de novo trial in a higher court. Indeed, all of the peace order petitions filed by Kimberlin and his PR flack Bill Schmalfeldt against people reporting on their activities were denied.

OTOH, one peace order sought against Brett Kimberlin was granted, and two peace orders I sought against Bill Schmalfeldt were granted as well.

Schmalfeldt appealed the first peace order and its extension. This post, In Re Schmalfeldt v. Hoge 2, was posted seven years ago today.

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Petition Docket No. 29 for the September, 2014, term of the Maryland Court of Appeals is Schmalfeldt v. Hoge, the Cabin Boy’s™ appeal of the extension of the peace order in place against him. His appeal paperwork (such as it is) is shown below. A respondent is allowed 15 days in which to answer a petition for a writ of certiorari. That time begins running either when the petition is completely filed (with any supplement) or, if no supplement is filed, when the time allowed for its filing runs out. The Cabin Boy’s™ time ran out yesterday without his filing a supplement, so I have until 13 May to file my answer.

I went by the Clerk’s Office at the Court of Appeals to see what he had actually filed. Since he has not raised any new issues of law and since the Court denied his petition for certiorari the last time around, I see no reason to file anything further. I doubt the Court will change its mind about the validity of Schmalfeldt’s legal arguments. There’s always the chance that they might, but the odds are small. Even if they grant his petition, all that means is that he has permission to appeal, not that he has won.

Let me make a couple more points.

First, the Gentle Reader should note that the Cabin Boy™ is only appealing the extension of the peace order. Even if he were to win his appeal, the original order would still stand, so he will be an adjudicated harasser regardless.

Second, a peace order is a civil proceeding. Maryland’s expungement statute applies only to criminal proceedings. Thus, peace orders cannot be expunged.

UPDATE—Fixed a typo. 13 April should read 13 May.

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It turned out  there wasn’t any reason to file a response. The Court of Appeals denied the petition for certiorari.

While I was the first, I wasn’t the last person to have some sort of protective order issued against Schmalfeldt. He wound up with at least a dozen such orders issued in at least five states. One was issued to protect a toddler.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Seven years ago, Karoli Kuns had a long piece up at Crooks and Liars that spun a false tale about how I was using Maryland’s peace order statue to harass and oppress Bill Schmalfeldt. Of course, her story was utter nonsense, an inversion of what Brett Kimberlin had done to Aaron Walker and would later try to do to me. I responded to her and to Matt Osborne (who made the mistake of trying to pile on too) with a post titled On Justice.

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“No fair!”

Every one of us has said it beginning from the time we were small children. Human beings seem to be wired with a predisposition to fairness. Indeed, evolutionary psychologists like Jonathan Haidt believe that the moral sense of fairness is a universal human trait. Outrage is a normal, heathy response to unfair treatment. We want the world to be set to rights. We want justice in what seems to be an unjust world.

As a Christian, I believe that the source of justice is God. It says in Genesis that we were created in His image, so it makes sense to me that more we allow ourselves to be led by the Holy Spirit to be what God intends for us to be, the more we would desire justice. Sometimes Christians are called to deal with the grander problems of the world—think of William Wilberforce, Desmond Tutu, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Martin Luther King, Jr.—but, most of the the time, most of us deal with the seemingly smaller injustices of the world. Sometimes a Christian is called to stand up to a bully.

Bill Schmalfeldt is a such a bully. For years, he has harassed others on the Internet, and no one was able to bring him to justice. That task seems to have fallen to me.

Schmalfeldt’s surprised reaction has been to whine, “No fair! You hit me back.” However, even that’s not strictly true. I haven’t taken personal revenge on him. I’ve reported him to the proper authorities and left any action taken to them.

The real question I face is not what Jesus thinks of my allegedly sadistic treatment of Bill Schmalfeldt. That question is based in the false premise that I am the sadist in the interactions between us. No, the real question is what Jesus would think of my failure to stand up a thug like Schmalffeldt who is bullying others.

Has my response to Schmalfeldt been perfect? Probably not. But my conscience is clear. It would not be if I had failed to step in between him and some of his victims.

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Karoli still has me blocked on Twitter.

Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign

ANNOUNCER: From Westminster, it’s time for —

SOUND: Skype rings once. Receiver picked up.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

C.P: (Telephone Filter) Mr. Atsign, my name is Carole Puller. I believe you may be able to help me.

JOHNNY: How so, Ms. Puller?

C.P.: (Telephone Filter) The subject of an article I published online is trying to get a peace order against me. She’s claiming that I’m harassing her by truthfully reporting on her criminal record.

JOHNNY: You don’t live in Montgomery County, do you?

C.P.: (Telephone Filter) No, I don’t, but she does.

JOHNNY: Tell me more.

MUSIC: Theme up and under.

ANNOUNCER: The Lickspittle Broadcasting System presents W. J. J. Hoge in the transcribed adventures of the man with the action-packed Twitter account, America’s fabulous free-lance Internet investigator …

JOHNNY: Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign!

MUSIC: Theme up to music out. Continue reading

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Generally speaking, a false statement that injures someone’s reputation may be grounds for a defamation lawsuit. However, certain statements are privileged and cannot give rise to a defamation claim. Statements made by a judge, a witness, or a party to a lawsuit that part of the court’s proceedings enjoy such a privilege. The TKPOTD from six years ago today was about Brett Kimberlin’s use of that privilege to attempt to smear his perceived enemies.

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This is from the Kimberlin v Team Themis, et al. RICO2 Electric Boogaloo LOLsuit.Themis ECF 1-58Brett Kimberlin knows that nothing in that paragraph is true, and he knows that I can prove that it is all false. Court filings are privileged against defamation claims, but saying or writing the same words in any other context would leave him wide open for a libel suit.

popcorn4bkThe Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin won’t publish those words in anything other than one of his vexatious LOLsuits, and members of Team Kimberlin who have been less careful may soon have a reason to be more concerned about …

Stay tuned.

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What Kimberlin missed was that false statement that are privileged with respect to defamation may still wind up supporting causes of action for abuse of process or malicious prosecution.

OTOH, his first conviction almost 50 years ago was for perjury, and that didn’t cure him of his lying in court.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Lies can have serious consequences. This TKPOTD from eight years ago today dealt with the fallout of an early lie Brett Kimberlin told during a legal proceeding.

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So far this year, there have been over 700 hits on my original Who is Brett Kimberlin? post from last May. Clearly, there are people stopping by who aren’t familiar with the Saga of The Dread Pirate Kimberlin, so over the next few days, I’ll be posting some highlights of his career.

In May of 1972, a few days before he turned 18, Brett Kimberlin was indicted on a charge of selling cocaine. The charge was handled as a juvenile matter. In October, 1972, during testimony before a grand jury, Brett Kimberlin said that he had not sold LSD. In November, 1973, Brett Kimberlin was convicted as an adult of perjury relating to that grand jury testimony. That was his first felony conviction.

Kimberlin maintained that the two individuals he was accused of selling LSD to were actually manufacturing LSD, but the prosecutor in the case didn’t believe that. On p. 316 of Citizen K, Mark Singer writes:

The government’s general impression of Kimberlin was corroborated by Tim Young, who told me Brett was his source in several “multithousand-hit deals.”

“I probably sold fifty to seventy-five thousand hits of acid in my life, over a year and a half period,” Young said. “Purple microdot and orange sunshine are two that I remember. How much from Brett? All of it. I don’t remember ever buying acid from anybody but Brett. He sold it to me about ten thousand hits at a time. If he said he never sold acid, he’s a lying [redacted]. Guarantee.”

A lying [redacted]. My experience tends to confirm that view.

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The Gentle Reader may remember that Mrs. Hoge received her B.A. in Audio Production from Indiana University in Bloomington, the town where The Dread Deadbeat Pusher Kimberlin started his career as drug dealer. While I was dating her in 1978, I happened to cross paths with both individuals Kimberlin tried to frame with LSD manufacturing. No one I’ve met who knew them when they were dealing LSD believed they were capable of running a manufacturing operation. No one ever said anything that might have corroborated The Dread Deadbeat Perjurer Kimberlin’s story.

Shooting to Stop

I’ve read and heard some rather absurd comments about what the policeman who shot the knife-wielding teenager in Columbus should have done. Based on my training and experience (I’m a former soldier and a gunfight survivor), the silliest suggestion is that the officer should have shot the assailant in the leg.

The new video from a security camera across the street show that the shots were taken at a distance of several car lengths. Under slow-fire, target shooting conditions, an above average pistol shooter could probably get an accurate, first shot hit on a stationary target the size of someone’s leg at that range. However, none of those conditions were present. The shot was taken under stress, and both the officer and the assailant were moving. The odds that a leg or arm shot would miss and continue past the target (endangering bystanders) was too great, so the officer aimed for the assailant’s torso, a larger target he was less likely to miss. He continued to fire until he saw the assailant was no longer a threat to the intended victim of the knife attack. Most of us living in the Real World can’t shoot as well as The Lone Ranger did on the radio.

Suppose the assailant had been hit in the leg? Would that have prevented a lunge toward the intended victim? If the femoral artery had been hit, how quickly would the assailant have bled to death? Any shot taken at a human being has the potential of being fatal. That being the case, the safest way of stopping an attack is to fire at the center of mass (for the highest likelihood of a hit without endangering bystanders) and to continue firing until the attack has been stopped.

Was the officer’s performance perfect? Probably not, but it was good enough to save a life.

Other dumb ideas include “warning shots”. A bullet fired in a random direction will strike something eventually. A bullet fired into the air will fall to the ground somewhere. All shots need to be properly aimed. What or who, other than the assailant, should have have been the target of a “warning shot”?

It’s reasonable to ask questions about safe gun handling and proper procedures. It’s counterproductive to offer uninformed advice about life and death situations.

Profitable LARPing?

Bradley Gayton was hired by Coca-Cola as General Counsel, their top in-house lawyer. He was let go this week after about four months on the job. In late January, Coke sent a letter to all of the outside lawyers doing work for the corporation demanding that they engage in illegal racial discrimination in assigning lawyers to work for Coke.

Outside counsel commit to providing KO [Coca-Cola’s stock ticker symbol] with self-identified diversity data (including American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black, Women, Hispanic/Latinx, LGBTQ+, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander and Persons with Disabilities) for KO’s quarterly analysis of the diversity of teams working on KO matters

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For each new KO matter following the revision to the guidelines (“New Matters”), you commit that at least 30% of each of billed associate and partner time will be from diverse attorneys, and of such amounts at least half will be from Black attorneys. Work performed by diverse attorneys is expected to be accretive to their development and advancement at the firm.

Of course, these demands are blatantly illegal.

Gayton is no longer General Counsel at Coke, and will spend the next year as a “Strategic Consultant” for the company. On the way out the door, he reportedly is getting a $4 million one-time bonus and $666,666 a month for a year for being a do-nothing consultant.

Nice “work” if you can get it.

Another False Report

Rebekah Jones appears to have difficulty reporting facts accurately. She posted this about Christina Pushaw on her Substack account on 22 March— Here are some of the “alt-right” sources Ms. Pushaw links to in her Human Events article—

Becker’s Hospital Review
NPR
CBS News
The Daily Beast
The Verge
The Washington Post
Gizmodo
Rebekah Jones

Hmmmmm.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Sometimes, a wheel touching a curb can cause a ram to touch a wall. And sometimes, a narrative just won’t hold air. This episode of Blognet is from four years ago today.

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MUSIC: Theme. Intro and fade under.

NARRATOR: Ladies and gentlemen, the story you are about to hear is true. The names have been changed to protect the innocent.

MUSIC: Up, then under …

NARRATOR: You’re a Detective Sergeant. You’re assigned to Internet Detail. A cyberstalker is accusing bloggers of stalking him and has claimed that one of the bloggers has engaged in vandalism. Your job … get the facts.

MUSIC: Up then under …

ANNOUNCER: Blognet … the documented drama of an actual case. For the next few minutes, in cooperation with the Twitter Town Sheriff’s Department, you will travel step by step on the side of the good guys through an actual case transcribed from official files. From beginning to end, from crime to punishment, Blognet is the story of the good guys in action.

MUSIC: Up and out. Continue reading

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

This TKPOTD first ran eight years ago today.

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One of the latest efforts of Brett Kimberlin’s Velvet Revolution US is a website called NRA Watch (No, I won’t link to it.) that is advocating for stricter gun control, including a ban on modern sporting rifles such as the AR15 and standard capacity magazines. Hold that thought while you read the following passage from page 173 of Mark Singer’s Citizen K:

To counter Kimberlin’s claim that he was temperamentally incapable of violence (“not prone to assaultive behavior”), for instance, the government cited the array of weapons that had been seized during the drug bust in Texas. Among them was a .22-caliber semiautomatic pistol equipped with a silencer. The testimony of Bixler placed this gun in Kimberlin’s hands, along with the half-dozen AR-15s he said he had bought the defendant.

At the time that he was busted while trying to smuggle 5 tons of dope in Texas, Brett Kimberlin was already a convicted felon, and it was illegal for him to possess any firearm. Did that law stop him? Straw purchases were against the law then as now. Did that stop him?

Do you think that he would have complied with a 10-round magazine limit for the AR15s he wasn’t supposed to have?

Me neither.

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It seems that some criminals just won’t obey gun control laws. BTW, this post also ran that same day.

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Five Pinocchios for Joe Biden

Joe Biden invents bogus illegal gun buyer statistics on the fly. Video here.

Such blatant misrepresentation of the facts earns five out of a possible four pinocchios.5pinocs

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Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.

Rebekah Jones Case Docket 2020 and 2021

In December of 2020, Agents of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and female officer from the Tallahassee Police Department executed a search warrant at the Rebekah Jones’ residence as part of an investigation into an unauthorized access to a state computer system. A few days later, Jones filed a lawsuit against the Florida DLE and individuals connect with the execution of the warrant alleging discrimination and battery. (2020 CA 002349) The defendants removed the case to the U. S. District Court of the Northern District of Florida in January, 2021, and the case was dismissed in February (4:21-CV-00054-AW-MAF).

That investigation led to Jones being charged Unauthorized Access to a Computer System (2021 CF 000123). Here is a copy of the complaint and warrant. Jones’ Social Security Number has been redacted by the court. I have further redacted such information as her residence addresses and phone number.

Jones is now on pretrial release for the misdemeanor charge discussed yesterday and the felony cyber intrusion charge.

It’s Everybody Blog About Rebekah Jones Day today.

Stay tuned.

Everybody Blog About Rebekah Jones Day

Stacy McCain has suggested that today should be Everybody Blog About Rebekah Jones Day in order call attention the frivolous peace order petition filed by Jones against Christina Pushaw. Jones is trying to use the Maryland peace order law to punish Ms. Pushaw for truth reporting about Jones and her past and current activities. Jones has also filed a patently false criminal complaint against Ms. Pushaw accusing her violating the interim peace order which was issued.

Hogewash! is participating in EBARJ Day. There will be multiple related posts.

Stay tuned.

A Bit More About Rebekah Jones

I found this on her Twitter account this morning—Where to begin? I suppose I’ll just take it from the top.

<fisking>I don’t believe that Jones could find any libelous or defamatory statement about her at Hogewash! because both require an allegedly offending statement be false. I believe everything I have posted about her is true. If I have made a provable error, it is my policy to post a correction. I’ve done so in the past, and Jones may use the procedure found in The Fine Print to apply for a correction.

As for stalking or harassment, nothing posted at Hogewash! comes close to either. Additionally, past attempts to comment here in order to engage in stalking or harassment have been reported to law enforcement. Any attempts to stalk or harass Jones would be as well. As noted in The Fine Print, comments are the property of the persons making them, and the persons making them are solely responsible for their comments.

Stacy McCain’s Everybody Blog About Rebekah Jones Day won’t be a harass-a-thon. Participants will be engaging in a “peaceable activity intended to express a political view or provide information to others.” Such activity is protected in multiple ways by Maryland and federal statute and case law, including MD Criminal Law § 3-803(b).

Yes, there are people who read this blog who believe they themselves are dangerous. Some of them live (or have lived) in Montgomery County. I’ve dealt with them before. That bunch of crazies would be ill advised to … nah, surely they’ve learned their lesson.

I doubt that Ms. Pushaw will ever go to trial on the patently defective charge of Failure to Comply with a Peace Order. My independent investigation of the facts and the legal advice I’ve received based on those facts lead me to conclude that the Montgomery State’s Attorney’s Office will drop the charge because Ms. Pushaw has an airtight defense. That’s what they did when I was falsely charged with cyberstalking.</fisking>

Stay tuned.

Rebekah Jones, Criminal Docket 2019

Yesterday, we took a look at the Leon County, Florida, civil case involving Rebekah Jones. Today, we’ll delve into a still ongoing criminal case.

As we saw yesterday, Jones was subjected to a stalking injunction because of her harassment of a former student (Garrett Sweeterman) with whom she had a sexual relationship. In July, 2019, she was charged with three misdemeanors (2019 MM 10894): Stalking, Stalking—Sexually Cyber Harass Another Person, and Stalking—Follow Harass Cyberstalk Another Person. The case is still open and has been consolidated on the first charge of Stalking.

Here is the charging affidavit filed by the Tallahassee Police Department. The redactions are in the publicly available version on the court’s website—

We’ll take a look at her 2020 record tomorrow as part of Everybody Blog About Rebekah Jones Day.

Stay tuned.

Rebekah Jones, Civil Docket 2019

I mentioned in yesterday’s installment about Rebekah Jones’ trail of court cases that it might take more than one day to deal with the record for 2019. I’ve decided to look at the civil cases today. We’ll move on the the criminal cases tomorrow.

Yesterday’s post mentioned that Jones had been in an inappropriate relationship with an undergraduate student (Garrett Sweeterman) while she was an employee of and a PhD student at FSU. In May, 2019, she filed a paternity claim (2019 DR 001427) against Mr. Sweeterman which wound up being dismissed after a hearing in July. She also created a website to which she posted sexually explicit revenge porn about Sweeterman. In June. Sweeterman petitioned for a stalking injunction against Jones, and it was granted (2019 DR 001849).

Four days after the stalking injunction was granted, Jones filed a pro se lawsuit against Sweeterman (2019 CA 001553). Her complaint alleged emotional distress and defamation. The case was dismissed.

One of the exhibits Jones attached to her lawsuit was a copy of the 342-page “manifesto” she had published about Sweeterman. I found this on page 227.It would seem that she’s following that plan here in Maryland. She may be in for a surprise.

We’ll look at Jones’ criminal rap sheet for 2019 tomorrow.

Stay tuned.

UPDATE—Remember that Stacy McCain has declared Thursday to be Everybody Blog About Rebekah Jones Day.