Judge violates 1st amendment by gagging blogger and having him arrested

Discussion in 'Civil Rights & Privacy' started by Mike, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    It takes a while read & digest all this, but basically there is a nutcase serving 50 years for terrorists acts (including a fatal bombing), that petitioned a judge for a restraining order to gag a blogger who was writing about him & debunking his claims.

    Thus far the judge has gone along with the terrorist ... twice.

    Examiner: Local judge silences critic of convicted terrorist Brett Kimberlin
    Opposing Views: Aaron Walker Arrested for Blogging Against Convicted 'Speedway Bomber'

     
  2. Rugape

    Rugape Original Member

    Before reading all the way through, I was expecting to see maybe a contempt charge for speaking out in court after an admonishment by the Judge, but this is simply unacceptable. I will have to see what the actual blog prose is, but unless it is specifically inciteful or calling for attacks/retribution, etc, there is no leg for this case to stand on. I hope that Walker is vindicated in this case.

    This may be the blog being written about, but this one is listed under Aaron Worth (that may be his stage name). You can see the ongoing coverage and storyline firsthand. There are also links to the defense fund if you would like to donate or volunteer to help in some way:

    http://allergic2bull.blogspot.com/
     
  3. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Unbelievable. No, I have to take that back -- these days, only too believable.
     
  4. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    It gets worse. They attempted to silence another blogger by threatening to revoke his federal parole. Sent his parole officer to his home to make the threat, too.
     

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