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Bill Schmalfeldt Praises Kimberlin for ‘Social Justice,’ Then Deletes Tweet

Posted on | February 28, 2013 | 7 Comments

Today there was a peace order hearing in Maryland in the matter of Bill Schmalfeldt v. John Hoge, which Aaron Walker describes briefly, with the interesting news that Brett Kimberlin showed up for the hearing.

Schmalfeldt gushed on Twitter that the “high point” of his day was meeting Kimberlin: “I don’t care what he did in the past. He is redeeming himself every day by trying to bring social justice to the world.” Schmalfeldt deleted that Tweet, but Lee Stranahan has the screen-caps.

Schmalfeldt’s concept of political redemption is, of course, the same hustle that Kimberlin has been selling for years. Kimberlin has been called a “world-class liar” and a “top-flight con man” and over the years he has managed to dupe many people smarter than Bill Schmalfeldt.

As for what Kimberlin “did in the past,” read “When ‘Jessica’ Was 10, 11, 12” and see if you think Kimberlin, who served 17 years of a 50-year-federal sentence, can ever bring enough “social justice” to make anyone forget his career as the “Speedway Bomber,” a crime spree for which Kimberlin has never even admitted his guilt, much less apologized.

Admitting his guilt for the bombings of which he was convicted, you see, might require Kimberlin to address his motives for those crimes and . . . well, maybe you ought to read that article to understand the problem there.

The profound irony of Bill Schmalfeldt being indifferent to Brett Kimberlin’s crimes, of course, is that Schmalfeldt has harassed Lee Stranahan (and Stranahan’s defenders) in part on the basis of Stranahan having once shot some “erotic photography,” which Schmalfeldt tries to depict as evidence of moral turpitude and even criminality.

All of Brett Kimberlin’s enemies are very bad people, Bill Schmalfeldt would have you believe, whereas Kimberlin is a saintly instrument of “social justice.”

UPDATE: To show Schmalfeldt’s bully-boy modus operandi, check out this account by his erstwhile Public Enemy Number One, defenders of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. In order to get the “information” he wanted, Schmalfeldt contacted a woman and, in quite vulgar terms, warned of the evil that would befall her if she didn’t “start telling the truth and telling it real quick.” Consider the consequences Schmalfeldt threatened:

“Now, do you wanna play dumb and lose your kids? Or do you wanna play smart and keep what you got?”

A real sweetheart, that Bill. And if he thinks it is protected First Amendment speech — much less journalism — to send people messages like that, he will probably have another think coming, sooner or later.

 

Comments

  • Mike G.

    Cockroaches are attracted to other Cockroaches. It’s what they do.

  • http://deadcitizensrightssociety.wordpress.com/ rmnixondeceased

    Like attracts like … the reason rats are always found in nests.

  • http://profiles.google.com/dianna.deeley Dianna Deeley

    Stacy? Could you please explain to these nice people that it’s a good idea to bring the proof of harassment with you? Please?

    I’m utterly bemused by this oversight. Really.

  • http://wizbangblog.com/ Adjoran

    Hoge probably didn’t expect Schmalfeldt to lie on the stand about something so easily disproved. For instance, what if right after he claimed not to have seen the demand to cease contact, Hoge found the evidence in his briefcase? Judges tend to look with disfavor upon such things.

    And that is a risk of representing yourself, any competent attorney would have had that in hand.

    Another good piece of advice when going to court is to expect everyone else to lie, and bring all the proof you have of anything remotely connected to the facts.

  • http://wizbangblog.com/ Adjoran

    Can’t help but laugh at the phrase, “…people smarter than Bill Schmalfeldt.”

    Man, that is one large pool!

  • jakee308

    I do not understand someone showing up in court with required documentation to prove one’s case. Not being able to get it, fine that happens. Not any in existence that too occurs but to show up without the foundational evidence to prove one’s case renders the appearance of seriousness false.

    During this whole sage this isn’t the only time that the defendants haven’t shown up with evidence THAT THEY HAD to prove their case.

    The whole thing has been a lesson in pro se litigation; if you do it be prepared.

    I think that may be why BK wins so often is that he has evidence. False evidence sometimes and false testimony but that doesn’t seem to matter as much as not having any.

    And after all this, I wouldn’t be so quick to offer any bona fides as to my legal training. Not saying I could do better but then I’M NOT A LAWYER.

    BTW whatever happened to trying to get the IRS to investigate the exempt orgs that BK is obvious tapping for other purposes?

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