#BrettKimberlin update: @AaronWorthing wins free speech rights back! :-) (UPDATE: WORTHING SWATTED)

YEEEHAW! Read all about it here in a post by Walker (online name @AaronWorthing) himself.

While it’s important to note Aaron’s First Amendment rights have been restored (and a little over a week before July 4, no less!), it’s also important to note this (from Aaron’s post):

I have accused some people, particularly Brett Kimberlin of reprehensible conduct. In some cases, the conduct is even criminal.  In all cases, the only justice I want is through the appropriate legal process—such as the criminal justice system.  I do not want to see vigilante violence against any person or any threat of such violence.  As you will see very soon, this kind of conduct is not only morally wrong, but it is counter-productive.

In the particular case of Brett Kimberlin, I do not want you to even contact him.  Do not call him.  Do not write him a letter.  Do not write him an email.  Do not text-message him.  Do not engage in any kind of directed communication.  I say this in part because under Maryland law, that can quickly become harassment and I don’t want that to happen to him.

And for that matter, don’t go on his property.  Don’t sneak around and try to photograph him.  Frankly try not to even been within his field of vision.  Your behavior could quickly cross the line into harassment in that way too (not to mention trespass and other concerns).

And do not contact his organizations, either.  And most of all, leave his family alone.

The only exception to all that is that if you are reporting on this, there is of course nothing wrong with contacting him for things like his official response to any stories you might report.  And even then if he tells you to stop contacting him, obey that request.  As you will see by the time I am done explaining what has been going on that this is a key element in making out a harassment claim under Maryland law—that a person asks you to stop and you refuse.

And let me say something else.  In my heart of hearts, I don’t believe that any person supporting me has done any of the above.  But if any of you have, stop it, and if you haven’t don’t start.

While you’re there at his site, make sure to click the “donate” button on the right side column to help him out with legal expenses, too.  He and his wife both lost their jobs because of Brett Kimberlin’s despicable antics so they can use all the help they can get.  And continue to pray.

The fight is by no means over.  But this victory is HUGE. This is one court ruling from today that we can ALL celebrate. Congrats, Aaron.

Update 8:27 PM: Aaron reported the following on his Twitter account tonight:

B*stards struck again. D*mn.

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