Posted on | September 3, 2013 | 60 Comments
Bill Schmalfeldt ranting, 2011. (Image via Thomas Anderson at Vimeo)
When last we took notice of deranged cyberstalker Bill Schmalfeldt, Ken White at Popehat was examining the foul, offensive and, some might say, dangerously violent content of Schmalfeldt’s demented gibberish.
Gosh, it’s been nearly a month, hasn’t it?
Bill got so crazy at one point, there was concern he might need to take the short ride to Spring Grove with the nice men in white coats.
“What’s up with that weirdo?” people have occasionally asked.
Bill Schmalfeldt inserted himself into the Brett Kimberlin story on June 3, 2012, when Schmalfeldt started stalking Aaron Walker. Schmalfeldt subsequently extended his target list to include various persons who had defended Walker, particularly including Lee Stranahan, who listed several of the things Schmalfeldt did to him:
- Made repeated, direct contact with me and members of my family via email & Twitter, demanding I answer his questions about his ‘investigation’ in me and my family
- Continued this direct contact after being asked not to ; sometimes directed over 100 messages a day directly at us with questions for his ‘investigation’
- Posted our personal information, including making a video of our address after a rape threat had been made by an associate of Mr. Schmalfeldt’s
- Made constant sexual references about both my wife and I, including frequent mentions of our genitalia and fantasies about selling my wife and raping me
- Tormented us about the death of our newborn daughter Collette
- Posted photos of our children and contacted child protective services
- Contacted over half a dozen law enforcement agencies when I wouldn’t answer the bizarre personal questions he would ask for his ‘investigations’
- Attempted to get me fired, arrested & have my children taken from me
- Contacted friends, family, business associates and even total strangers who spoke to me online
Therefore, Stranahan flew to Maryland and filed harassment charges against Schmalfeldt. The charges were, believe it or not, later dismissed. Beecause John Hoge had assisted Stranahan (by giving him a ride from the airport to the courthouse), however, Bill Schmalfeldt then turned his insane fury on Hoge. This continued until, on June 14, John Hoge won a peace order against Schmalfeldt, thus depriving Bill of his only joy in life, deranged cyberstalking.
Permit a brief digression: Bill Schmalfeldt cannot seem to distinguish between the First Amendment (your right to speak or write) and the Fifth Amendment (your right to remain silent). Deeming himself a journalist conducting an “investigation,” Schmalfeldt’s modus operandi was to make defamatory accusations in the form of questions — “Did you do heinous acts X, Y or Z?” — and then demand answers, claiming that his targets’ refusal to play along proved they were in fact guilty of X, Y and Z, insulting the person he claimed to be “investigating,” calling them cowards, etc., for not answering him. As I explained in April, “Harassment Is Not Journalism,” but I digress . . .
After Hoge won the peace order that forbade Schmalfeldt from contacting Hoge at all — not so much as a Twitter mention — Schmalfeldt’s mood seemed to oscillate wildly, alternating between depression and rage. John Hoge recounts a recent episode:
Bill Schmalfeldt seems to think that he is entitled to answers to questions that are really none of his business, and he gets all butthurt when we mere mortals don’t quickly tell him what he wants to hear.
The Cabin Boy has screwed up his pro se filings related to his appeal of the Hoge v. Schmalfeldt peace order. When this was pointed out by my lawyer in the Motion to Dismiss filed in reply to his motion for a stay, he accused her of lying in that motion. Now, he wants me to explain the whys and wherefores of the legal strategy to be employed to protect my interests against him.
No. I won’t do that. He will find that out in front of a judge, not on the Internet. Neither my counsel nor I have any obligation to help him continue to harass me. He can always ask Acme’s Legal Department for their advice.
Bill Schmalfeldt is, in my view, a criminal. He has been adjudicated a harasser, and I believe he has violated and continues to violate the peace order issued against him. That is a crime.
I don’t intend to help him. I do intend to make it through to the end of this process with my good humor intact.
Do I even need to explain this? Can’t everyone see how bizarre and persistent Bill Schmalfeldt’s obsessions are? All the court required him to do was leave John Hoge alone — and he can’t do it. Instead, Schmalfeldt violated the peace order even while attempting to pursue a legal appeal of the peace order, acting pro se (as his own attorney) believing that his right to harass Hoge was being infringed.
Bill Schmalfeldt seems to think we have forgotten why he’s doing this:
You can’t write about Brett Kimberlin, or Bill Schmalfeldt will “be investigating” you. Well, how’s that working out for you, Bill?
And while we’re at it, how’s that working out for Brett Kimberlin? Is he happy with all the services you have provided him, Bill?
My guess is that your lunatic incompetence makes you not particularly valuable, even as a deranged cyberstalker.
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