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The #FreeKate Criminal Caucus

Posted on | June 12, 2013 | 34 Comments

Bad causes attract bad supporters, and readers will perhaps not be surprised that people who think it should be legal to diddle 14-year-olds — which is what the “Free Kate” movement boils down to — are not generally paragons of civil discourse:

Here we see Gary Herndon on Facebook chatting with Kaitlyn Hunt’s father, Steve Hunt, about efforts to suppress online critics of the “Free Kate” campaign.  Would you be surprised to learn that Gary M. Herdon of Charlotte, N.C., has a criminal record for stalking?

So apparently, a 50-year-old criminal thinks Kaitlyn Hunt should be celebrated as a hero for having sex with a 14-year-old.


It’s the “Stalkers for Statutory Rape” movement. And if you disagree with them, you’re just a bigoted hater.

Kaitlyn Hunt remains free on bond. Her next court date is July 25.



34 Responses to “The #FreeKate Criminal Caucus”

  1. Ric the Magnificent
    June 12th, 2013 @ 6:36 pm

    Oh this is just too easy! A stalker advocating for a sex offender

  2. robertstacymccain
    June 12th, 2013 @ 6:39 pm

    Yeah, nothing creepy about that.

  3. Mm
    June 12th, 2013 @ 6:43 pm

    I find it interesting that Mr. Hunt is planning on going after people for “slander” for posting on the internet. Slander. Not libel. When I read those facebook and twitter postings, it’s not just the cultural deterioration that I see, it is also that of our educational system.

  4. robertstacymccain
    June 12th, 2013 @ 6:45 pm

    The word you’re looking for is “decadence.”

    Of course, they call it Progress.

  5. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    June 12th, 2013 @ 6:52 pm

    Time is not on Kate’s side. It just gets creepier and creepier.

  6. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    June 12th, 2013 @ 6:53 pm

    or the Orwellian term, Progressive.

  7. Steve in TN ™
    June 12th, 2013 @ 7:24 pm

    Look, I’ve been reading your many posts on this topic for weeks now.

    Still none of the promised nudity.

  8. Ryan
    June 12th, 2013 @ 7:44 pm

    That’ll probably come later, when Kate is doing amateur porn.

  9. concern
    June 12th, 2013 @ 7:47 pm

    I think progressive is double speak for regressive. There is nothing new about the so-called progressive agenda. Look back in the history of the world and you will see we’ve tried it all before…with disastrous results.

    Those who forget the past…will relabel it progress.

  10. WarEagle82
    June 12th, 2013 @ 8:05 pm

    This accused and alleged child molester would be a lot better off it all these creepy perverts would stop announcing their support for her…

  11. Adjoran
    June 12th, 2013 @ 8:43 pm

    “Progressive” is used because “progress” is what is known in rhetoric as a “god term” – a word without clearly defined meaning that evokes positive responses from most people as they imagine their own preference to be the definition.

    Every single speech Obama ever gave is loaded with both “god” and “devil” terms.

  12. Adjoran
    June 12th, 2013 @ 8:43 pm

    Birds of a feather flock together.

  13. jakee308
    June 12th, 2013 @ 10:22 pm

    I know there’s TWO people that’re tickled to death to see all the scandals and Congressional hoopla and even the sex wars; Brett Kimberlin and Neal Rauhauser.

    They’re out of the Blogger Spotlight® for the first time in a while.

    Interestingly something they tried but failed to achieve through litigation.

    Don’t worry Brett and Neal, Stacy hasn’t forgot about you.

  14. jakee308
    June 12th, 2013 @ 10:23 pm

    If they were rational, sensible people, they wouldn’t be having the problems they’re having.

  15. jakee308
    June 12th, 2013 @ 10:24 pm

    And her dad will probably be the producer, director and fluffer. (in my opinion)

  16. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    June 12th, 2013 @ 11:01 pm

    And he will find he really loves the later role.

  17. keyboard jockey
    June 12th, 2013 @ 11:09 pm

    I think it actually helps law enforcement when people like the one’s above show their support for criminal sex act’s on a minor. It’s like using the court case as bait to get the pedophiles to stick their heads up so they can “finger them”. If they don’t think they aren’t being monitored by the authorities, they are a special kind of dumb.

  18. keyboard jockey
    June 12th, 2013 @ 11:12 pm

    Her so called parent’s don’t appear to have any problem exposing her to any kind of depravity, like her so called supporters. Which is the reason she’s in the position she is now. The kid got lousy parent’s.

  19. All's Fair... - Lowering the Boom
    June 12th, 2013 @ 11:12 pm

    […] the Twitter images– to the State’s Attorney and the prosecutor in this case. If the #FreeKate criminal caucus can send wave after wave of cookie-cutter petitions en masse, then surely we can use the same […]

  20. Becca Lower
    June 12th, 2013 @ 11:30 pm
  21. Matthew T. Mason
    June 12th, 2013 @ 11:38 pm

    Being the Matthew Mason mentioned in the screenshot, I can tell you Gary was playing fast and loose with the truth.

    He came in to troll. Not to debate. He behaved as though he could do anything he wanted and said, “You need to stop now, you are getting in over your head.” If it looks to you as it looked to me, it is why I asked, “Are you threatening me?”

    He also openly bragged about committing what would be considered felonies in 2013 in 1982 by sleeping with underage kids at 19 in Ft. Lauderdale.

  22. Gary Herndon
    June 13th, 2013 @ 3:51 am

    I’ll tell you myself I have a criminal record and its public knowledge for anyone to find out. I’ll al;so tell you that I don’t touch females under 21,I like’em worth of buying me a drink! And Robert if you can’t stay to the facts then don’t type anything at all,you just set yourself up for a Slander Suit, ….


  23. MeasureforMeasure
    June 13th, 2013 @ 8:03 am

    Let’s hope the females who are 21 don’t know of your history of stalking. It might make them not want to buy you a drink or anything else

  24. Characterizing the Enemy | The Necropolitan Sentinel
    June 13th, 2013 @ 8:58 am

    […] Margaret Atwood and Aaron Sorkin are perfectly within their rights to yark us up whatever anti-conservative agitprop they conjure in their leftist fever dreams, but the disturbing part is that this wish fulfillment is translating into official policy. You'll recall that in the immediate aftermath of the Tsarnaev bombings, numerous MSNBC and other liberal pundits read the tea leaves and decided that we were once again probably looking for violent 'so-called patriot' far-right operations. It really didn't matter that they'd been burned by leaping to similar fantastical conclusions before. The evidence was similar to that employed by the IRS to mark dangerous associations, with the clincher being that the Marathon fell on the sinisterly named Patriots' Day. Originally, it turns out, the Tsarnaev brothers had planned on blowing up events scheduled for the Fourth of July, but they found that they were ahead of schedule in turning out suitable pressure cooker bombs, so they decided to take advantage of the opportunity presented by the Marathon. Had they stuck with their original plan and blown up an Independence Day parade, the leftist talking heads would have jumped to the same conclusions, because independence is bad crazy talk. […]

  25. Ryan
    June 13th, 2013 @ 12:23 pm

    For your charge to have any standing Gary, a slander tort has to meet 4 standards, the last of which is you suffering injury to your reputation. Given your criminal record – which you admit is public knowledge – it is highly unlikely the legal system would take your case seriously.

  26. Gary Herndon
    June 13th, 2013 @ 12:36 pm

    Since you Failed at Investigating anything Correctly and you do not have the Knowledge that my past cases against me were Completely Dismissed due to lack of evidence against me and no proof of any kind that I had committed such crimes, The Charlotte,District Attorney Dismissed All Charges of Stalking & Trespassing with an Apology in Writing. You have Failed to provide accurate Hate related Stories to your readers trying to stir up trouble in the Kaitlyn Hunt Case. You have Failed ASSUMING that your readers would think that if you posted incomplete stories and misinformation to mislead them thinking you have been on the right side of justice,which is far from the truth at any point,they would keep following you.However,let me say that you’re not worth taking to court,since investigating you,finding out that you are just a loser trying to make a name for yourself,bigot being one and rasist being the other.Robert Stacy McCain, You’re a bigger joke than I ever expected,stooping so low just to become the idiot you have made yourself. The only true feeling I have for you is complete utter LAUGHTER !!

    Have a good day and sometime I hope you Grow Up.

    Gary Herndon

  27. MeasureforMeasure
    June 13th, 2013 @ 12:48 pm

    Too bad, Gary-

    I don’t think well of anyone who had stalking charges lodged against them in the first place, much less of anyone who thinks Kaitlyn Hunt is a victim.

    P.S. You spelled “racist” wrong.

  28. richard mcenroe
    June 13th, 2013 @ 4:12 pm

    Neat thing about lawsuits, Gary, BOTH parties get deposed under oath. Discovery is a door that, like many of the Hunts’ supporters, swings both ways…

  29. Alessandra
    June 13th, 2013 @ 7:34 pm

    New barf-ticle at the Advocate*:

    Jackie Lynn Anthony says she’s reached out to numerous organizations seeking representation for her daughter (Paige Johnson), who has thus far served 15 months in jail. After Johnson initially served 11 months and successfully completed more than a year on probation, a judge vacated her previous sentence and ordered her to start her time over after police officers searched her personal computer and cell phone and found photos of Johnson and her 17-year-old best friend that they contended were inappropriate. Anthony says the photos, where Johnson and her friend were sticking their tongues out at the camera, were nothing more than typical teenage horseplay, but officers alleged that the images constituted child pornography.

    “[Paige] didn’t stand a chance,” says Anthony. “If I had money and I could have afforded a $5,000 lawyer, we wouldn’t be here talking right now. I can guarantee it. Because everything they did was wrong and illegal, and it violated her rights.”


    What? Has anyone ever been convicted of child porn for sticking out the “tongues”? And the Advocate just couldn’t investigate the question…

    Show the world those pictures, you disgusting mother of a perverted lesbian piece of crap – I’d like to see who’s lying, you or the officers, the police, and the judge.


  30. Freddy At Night
    June 13th, 2013 @ 9:11 pm

    This article is also notable in that it persists in describing the crimimal activity as consensual: “…In the spring of 2010, when Johnson was 18, she had a brief consensual physical relationship with another girl on her cheerleading squad. The girl was 14 at the time…”

    Reckon Johnson (or The Advocate , or even the whole gay rights movement) will never really embrace the concept of age of consent – no surprise here!

  31. Gary Herndon: ‘Model Citizen’ : The Other McCain
    June 13th, 2013 @ 11:08 pm

    […] and yesterday I called attention to Gary M. Herndon of Charlotte, N.C., as exemplifying “The #FreeKate Criminal Caucus.” The aforesaid Herndon took exception to that characterization, claiming that the charges […]

  32. Scribe of Slog (McGehee)
    June 14th, 2013 @ 8:55 am

    It isn’t slander if it’s true, sleazeball.

  33. Scribe of Slog (McGehee)
    June 14th, 2013 @ 8:57 am

    They can’t. Molesting underage kids is how they recruit.

  34. rmnixondeceased
    June 14th, 2013 @ 10:43 pm

    Heh. All those non-refundable, non-negotiable one way tickets to Hell being generated.