Update: Via The Other McCain, Walker has been released from custody.
Sources say that blogger Aaron Walker has been released from custody in Rockville, Maryland. He was charged with “incitement,” but released on his own recognizance. Readers are encouraged to donate to the National Bloggers Club to help support Aaron’s defense against Brett Kimberlin.
This ongoing saga has taken a financial toll on those who are directly involved, so please consider donating either to the fund linked above, or the individuals’ pay pal accounts.
The Brett Kimberlin saga has gone from bad to worse for Aaron Walker. At the hearing today to answer Brett Kimberlin’s request for a peace order (I assume that’s similar to a restraining order) Walker was taken into custody! Not the Speedway Bomber who has been harassing bloggers. It’s like we’re living in The Twilight Zone or something. This is unbelievable.
One person who attended the hearing in Montgomery County District Court said that Kimberlin asserted that Walker’s continued blogging represented a violation of a “peace order” Kimberlin had obtained against the Virginia attorney, who says Kimberlin tried to “frame” him for assault earlier this year.
During the course of the hearing — which reportedly lasted about an hour — Judge C.J. Vaughey appeared to become increasingly hostile toward Walker, who was taken into custody when the hearing concluded.
(If you’ve been offline for the past week or so you can catch up on the story at The American Spectator.)
You can read a first-person account of the hearing here. The judge actually said, in reference to Kimberlin, that “even a prostitute is entitled to protection.” How many prostitutes have been convicted of literally blowing people up? Good grief. Ladd Ehlinger summed things up pretty well.
It is an absolute miscarriage of justice, but no surprise, given that Judge C.J. Vaughey has some very odd ideas of justice.
Now this jackass judge ignores the fact that Brett Kimberlin is a convicted domestic terrorist and jails someone who writes the truth about him.
Note to self: stay out of Maryland. Judges like C.J. Vaughey are insane monsters.
If you want to help Walker with legal expenses, and the other bloggers targeted by Kimberlin and his allies, go here.
I can’t believe this is happening in America.
Update: This is the top story at memeorandum now, with additional commentary from protein wisdom, Popehat, American Spectator, The Jawa Report, EBL, Truth Before Dishonor, Conservative Commune, Bob Owens, Dedicated Tenther, The Spectacle Blog, Wake up America, iOwnTheWorld.com, Capitalist Preservation, FilmLadd Blogs, The PJ Tatler, American Power, An Ex-Con’s View, hogewash, Thoughts and Rantings, That Mr. G Guy’s Blog, Instapundit, Daily Pundit, GraniteGrok, Absolute Moral Authorityand The Daley Gator.
Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion has the judge’s order. It looks like Walker was arrested for death threats, and not assault as noted at The Blase. I read most of his posts, and never saw any death threat. Whether or not someone posted a threat in the comments, I don’t know.
Update: Linked by Da TechGuy – thanks!