Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Three years ago today, there was a hearing in the District Court for Montgomery County on the peace order petition The Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin filed against me falsely accusing me of harassing Tetyana Kimberlin’s elder daughter. We’ll review several posts from that day, beginning with one titled Qapla’.

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The peace order was denied. More later when I get back home.

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I followed that post up with one titled Today in Court: #BrettKimberlin’s Case.

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I’m going to do my writeup of today’s peace order hearing two parts. The first will deal with what happened before the lunch break while Brett Kimberlin was putting on his case. A second post will deal with my response. For a more detailed legal analysis of the case, check out Aaron Walker’s post.

As a preliminary matter, my lawyer raised the issue of Kimberlin being unable to testify in a Maryland court because of his previous perjury conviction. The back-and-forth over that burned up about ten or fifteen minutes and ended with Judge Williams ruling that Kimberlin could not testify.

Kimberlin made an opening statement outlining what he planned to prove with the evidence and testimony of others. During that opening statement he told several lies. One was that I attended a hearing relating to a mental health petition he had filed against his wife. I did not. On 9 July, 2013, I attended a hearing which dealt with protective orders that the Kimberlins had filed against each other. At the end of that hearing, Mrs. Kimberlin was detained. I left the courtroom while she was still in handcuffs but later found out that she was held because of a surprise mental health petition Kimberlin had filed. The judge released her and denied the petition within a few minutes.

Kimberlin also lied by claiming that I had approached his wife and offered her “things of value.” In fact, our first contact came when she approached me in a restaurant while I was waiting to meet someone else. While I was among a group of people who offered her assistance and paid for a lawyer to represent her in a hearing, I didn’t offer her anything of value to do anything for me or at my direction.

Kimberlin also said during his opening statement that I am “Paul Krendler.” I am not.

Kimberlin then called his first witness—Aaron Walker. Aaron’s testimony did not go well for the Petitioner. Aaron wound up testifying about the various claims of defamation that Kimberlin had made in the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance lawsuit and the fact that my codefendants and I won the case on summary judgments and directed verdicts.

Next, Kimberlin called his daughter, the nominal petitioner, to the stand. She testified that she had been bullied at school and that when she had changed schools, her fellow students had googled her and found out about her father and ostracized her. Kimberlin tried to bring in the issue of his being called a pedophile through her testimony. At that point, the hearing had been going on for an hour, mostly because of non-germane points Kimberlin kept raising. The judge had had enough. He told Kimberlin—

I’ve given you some latitude. That. Is. Done.

Kimberlin rested his case, and the judge ordered a lunch break.

Stay tuned for Part Two.

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I never got around to posting Part Two. Instead, I posted this Prevarication Du Jour in response to the false reporting on the case by Team Kimberlin.

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Over at Breitbart Unmasked, Bunny Boy is running a copy of some tweets that Kimberlin introduced into evidence during today’s hearing. They supposedly prove that I posted a comment on an article at the Montgomery County Gazette.perjury1Because I denied making such a comment and could not authenticate the tweet as mine, Bunny Boy is shilling Kimberlin’s story that I perjured myself today.


I couldn’t authenticate the tweet as mine, because it isn’t. It’s a retweet. The original tweet (and I presume the comment at the Gazette) was by Lee Stranahan.Stranahan201308281627ZI took me all of two minutes to find that original tweet via Google.

Did I mention that Brett Kimberlin is a liar?

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Qapla’ indeed.

Dead Horse Du Jour

The Cabin Boy™ wants to keep flogging his dead horse story of non-existent plagiarism.

Fine. I hope he keeps it up. It has several benefits.

First, his foolishness provides an opportunity for pointage, laughery, and mockification by those who enjoy it.

Second, his time and energy spent ranting about me is time and energy that won’t be spent cyberstalking toddlers or cyberharassing the employers of his perceived enemies.

Third, over the past year or so, Bill Schmalfeldt and Breitbart Unmasked Bunny Billy Boy Unread have lost what little credibility and what few readers they once had. At this point, nothing they write or say has any clout. While I intend to hold them to account for their earlier troublemaking, what they do online now (with the exception of continuing breaches of the 2014 Settlement Agreement) is not likely to be worth the trouble of addressing with anything other than derision.

Fourth, … oh, you get the picture, Gentle Reader.


Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Bill Schmalfeldt claims to be a responsible journalist, but he apparently does not subscribe to these points from the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics—

Journalists should:
• Balance the public’s need for information against potential harm or discomfort. Pursuit of the news is not a license for arrogance or undue intrusiveness.
• Show compassion for those who may be affected by news coverage. Use heightened sensitivity when dealing with juveniles, victims of sex crimes, and sources or subjects who are inexperienced or unable to give consent.
• Recognize that legal access to information differs from an ethical justification to publish or broadcast.
• Realize that private people have a greater right to control information about themselves than public figures and others who seek power, influence or attention. Weigh the consequences of publishing or broadcasting personal information.

Let’s look at these in relation to his writings about the Walker v. Kimberlin, et al. lawsuit and the Kimberlins’ motion for a deposition subpoena for Mrs. Walker. Any decent person who reads the unredacted version of the that motion will see that it contains an allegation against Mrs. Walker that is impertinent, immaterial, and scandalous. (And as an eyewitness to the conversation upon which it is based, I’ll add that it’s a lie.) It is inconceivable (and that word means what I think it means) that there could be any other motivation for publishing that lie other than to cause harm and discomfort to Mrs. Walker.

Of course, the Cabin Boy™ is not known for his compassion toward juveniles or victims of sex crimes. He is currently subject to a restraining order that protects a three-year-old child. The article published by Breitbart Unmasked when he was editor alleging that Tetyana Kimberlin was mentally ill when she accused Brett Kimberlin of what would commonly be called statutory rape certainly showed no compassion for her as the victim of a sex crime. Breitbart Unmasked Bunny Boy Unread has taken that post down, but it has been preserved in multiple locations on the Internet.

(OTOH, Hogewash! has tried to redact children’s names to the greatest extent possible. This blog has also redacted the names of third parties mentioned in court filings such as the name of a young woman mentioned in the Walker interrogatories to the Kimberlins.)

In its most general sense, the word ethics means a system of systematizing, defending, and recommending concepts of right and wrong conduct. The Cabin Boy™ is behaving ethically based on his understanding of right and wrong when he publishes these hurtful tweets and posts. What I find most appalling about his behavior is not the acts themselves but his apparent belief that they are virtuous.