One of the things that is almost axiomatic is the law moves at its own pace.
In one respect this is a good thing. It’s very dangerous to rush to judgement before the facts are in, but in an age of rapid response, lack of patience and instant gratification the slow crawl of the law is not enough for many.
Since my living is made in the rapid response world I’m required to give more attention to other stories but there are a few stories of the law’s slow march that are worth highlighting
1. Kimberlin vs the World:
Ken: Got you again you bastard:
A fish called Wanda 1988
It seems most of The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s legal effort these days has to do with finding the identity of Kimberlin Unmasked. This is something that he has been pursuing for months. When he cross examined me during the Hoge v. Kimberlin peace order trial in May, he asked me if I knew the identity of Kimberlin Unmasked, and I truthfully replied that I did not. Again, during the recent hearing on extension of the Hoge v. Schmalfeldt peace order, TDPK had Bill Schmalfeldt ask me if I knew the identity of Kimberlin Unmasked, and, again, I answered truthfully that I did not. Almost all of Kimberlin’s activity in the state Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. suit has centered on identifying Kimberlin Unmasked.
I’ve seen all sorts of wacko rumors circulated by Team Kimberlin that Kimberlin Unmasked is Aaron Walker or Patrick Frey or Dustyn Hughes or Jeff Dunetz or Lynn Thomas or Kender MacGowan or Lee Stranahan or Dan Collins. However, I’ve seen no evidence proving that any of those individuals is Kimberlin Unmasked.
I’d ask myself if I was Kimberlin Unmasked but given how well Sicilians keep secrets and our notorious lapses of memory in court under oath I don’t think I could rely on the answer.
Meanwhile on the case itself moves on:
Get out your popcorn again, because this will be fun. On Monday, December 16, I filed a memorandum with the court in support of Kimberlin Unmasked’s attempt to remain anonymous. In it I argued that Brett Kimberlin is a public figure who must offer evidence that he is not a pedophile or misogynist, and has offered absolutely no evidence of harassment. I also argued that if he is given this information about Kimberlin Unmasked, that he can be expected to stalk and oppress that person or persons, given all that he has done to me in the past two years. I specifically said that 1) he cost my wife and I our jobs, 2) tried to frame me for a crime, and 4) personally stalked my wife and I.
So yesterday, as Rand Paul was celebrating Festivus and airing his grievances on Twitter, Kimberlin aired his own by filling a series of motions in state court. And Brett Kimberlin’s response? Well, shut up, he explains. He tries to get the whole thing struck and me sanctioned for filing it. Yes, really.
He links the motions along with a video response:
Meanwhile the court case continues on. How will it finally end. I think it’s going to end like this scene from a Fish called Wanda with Kimberlin in the Kevin Kline Role:
The real question is Kimberlin’s goal. If the plan is to take up as much time belonging to good bloggers that could be spent on other things then it’s working perfectly. Of course he might just be a violent criminal psychopathic nut with a following of crazy fans who gets off on this kind of thing, but there is no reason those two things have to be mutually exclusive.
If you want to know where this story came from Walker’s link that explains it all is here.
2. The Amazing disappearing Rauhauser
Woman: Oh my husband where have you been. Why do you not come home to see the children?
Zorro Amnesty for Zorro 1959
Stacy McCain notes that Neil Rauhauser has moved on from stalking/trolling Stacy’s military son’s facebook page to playing duck doge and hide from his estranged wife
The latest weird turn in Rauhauser’s weird career is that his ex-wife evidently showed up on Twitter, complaining that Neal still owes some $47,000 in child support for the two children — now ages 17 and 13 — of their marriage, which ended a decade ago. Now, this caveat is necessary: I cannot verify that the Twitter account is his ex-wife’s nor, if it is indeed her, can I vouch for the accuracy of all she alleges.
Daily Kos reports that Neil Rauhauser has been acting like, well Rauhauser
Neal is probably not too upset people know he’s a deadbeat dad or has a history of domestic abuse and child abduction and endangerment. He’s probably annoyed people know Mr Stranded Wind ratified a mineral lease to authorize fracking on his family’s property in North Dakota. But Neal is definitely pissed that Nancy verified he doesn’t have Aspergers as he’s claimed for years. Far from it, Nancy has documents showing her ex-husband was clinically diagnosed with Narcissistic Personality Disorder overlaid with Reactive Affective Disorder. Neal Rauhauser is a certified Sociopath.
So in the two weeks she’s been on Twitter, Neal has begun harassing Nancy, her children and her relatives with phone calls and text messages. He also did what he calls a SWAT lite and called Child Protective Services on his ex-wife. Other strange things have been happening recently too: someone attempted to hack Nancy’s eBay account, someone attempted to use her daughter’s social security number and someone accessed her son’s school records and found out where they live.
and the family is taking this stuff seriously:
Rauhauser has a warrant for his arrest, there are more coming. He is implicated in alleged SWATtings and false reports. He is armed and he is dangerous. The Security team will see that the restraining order is enforced. Any visits by Neal will result in his arrest. Should any harm come to Nancy or the Rauhauser children, the consequences will be severe. Due to Neal’s reputation, Nancy is also in touch with the FBI and Homeland Security so you can be sure the situation in real life and online is being monitored.
Talk about a war on women! Rauhauser’s reaction…
— Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) December 26, 2013
well life is full of coincidences. No matter how long he ducks the warrants remain out there. Sooner or later he will make a mistake, or a process-server will pose as an ally at an event or an actual ally will get pissed enough to give him up to his wife.
3. Whatever Happened to Lunenburg…
The question is, should this indictment have ever been brought? Which office do I go to to get my reputation back? Who will reimburse my company for the economic jail it has been in for two and a half years?
It’s been several weeks since the worm turned in Lunenburg MA where the town and football team went from national racist pariahs to the victims of the latest race hoax. The latest result in Google news search is this indignant column in the Worcester Telegram from Dianne Williamson who is outraged…:
If the graffiti was painted because authorities hadn’t acted on complaints that her son was being harassed, shame on her. Because rather than draw attention to bigotry, the incident created a forum for racists and deniers to slink out of the woodwork.
…because the latest developments it validates those who don’t share her worldview and are thus by definition “racists and deniers” Amazing how “denying” something that is false in the worldview of those to who the United States is perpetually Mississippi in 1955 on race, but the most interesting development in terms of the law is this:
— Scott Tetreault (@BostonNewsMan) December 19, 2013
Now it could be that we are awaiting police testing of the spray cans, it could be there are other developments that we aren’t aware of or it could mean that the Police Just didn’t want this to overshadow Christmas & New Years in the town.
But sooner or later something is going to happen and the law will move. The only question left is this: When it does it will be reported? Or with the congressional midterms and Obamacare will the reputation of Lunenburg and their team quietly fall down the memory hole and folks who point out their innocent be labeled as “deniers”?
4. …and Paris Tennessee
A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
Around the same time that Lunenburg was staying home on Thanksgiving the Huffington Post wrote about Joe Williams:
The owner of a Tennessee health food store was beaten unconscious by three men in an alleged anti-gay hate crime.
As local ABC affiliate WBBJ TV is reporting, the owner of Healthy Thyme in Paris, Tenn. was also robbed of $1,200, while the suspects wrote a “three-letter homophobic slur” across his forehead in permanent marker during the alleged attack, which took place Nov. 20.
The victim, identified by Fox 17 as 32-year-old Joe Williams, told the Paris Post-Intelligencer that a man had come into the shop earlier that day and asked him about his sexuality, before responding that he could not shop there if he was gay. He also said that he was called derogatory names during the beating, which took place as he was in the process of closing up the business for the night.
The advocate linked the story as did GLAAD in its daily round up Dianne Williamson didn’t manage to get around to it, likely because as a Massachusetts liberal she fixed it’s axiomatic that people in a red state like Tennessee spend their days beating up gay heath food store owners so it was hardly worth mentioning.
It seems that was a fortunate choice on her part.
A man who told police he had been robbed and beaten at a Paris health food store a few days before Thanksgiving was arrested after he allegedly withheld information about the incident and has now been charged with filing a false report.
Joe Williams, 32, of 803 E. Wood St. was arrested Friday afternoon after turning himself in at the Henry County jail.
Stacy McCain makes the obvious point:
The apparent fakery by Williams probably won’t be reported in bold headlines by some outlets that reported the story originally.
Well the Paris Post Intelligencer with an Alexa Ranking of 3,244,731 did as did Stacy whose site is ranked did and they have an Alexa Ranking as of Sunday 12-28 of web site did Stacy McCain (ranked 70,567) and the daily caller (ranked 1,981).
But GLADD’s rank is millions ahead of he Paris paper (ranked 98,768 worldwide) the Advocate does much better than Stacy McCain (ranked 21,667) and while the Daily caller rank in the top 2000 worldwide is impressive the Huffington Post’s rank is in the top 100 worldwide (#66 worldwide & 20th in the US).
So while, thanks to Duck Dynasty GLAAD has had a bad month the revelation that this is yet another hate crime hoax is unlikely to be reported as widely as the base story to make GLAAD’s month worse.
And it’s just as well, we don’t want to empower those “deniers” right Dianne?