“If you are so concerned for your safety, don’t come to Maryland.” This is the statement which was made by Howard County State’s Attorney Jim Brewer in Maryland after Aaron Walker brought his stalking concerns to the attention to the state attorney’s office.
As many across the blogosphere are aware Mr. Walker is a Virginia citizen who has faced some serious attacks which have carried him down a path to the point that a psycho leftist convicted terrorist and his cohorts stalk and bully he and his wife (If you are not familiar with it, the story may be read here).
Whether one follows Mr. Walker’s story or not, it is rather disconcerting to hear a public servant make an irresponsible comment such as the one above.
Mr. Kirwin,My name is Aaron Walker. A few weeks ago, I came into your office to discuss charges of harassment and electronic harassment by a Mr. Schmalfeldt. I met with Assistant State’s Attorney Jim Brewer. Also present was my wife and a victim’s advocate named Erica. I believe she is Erica Carpio.Mr. Brewer came in with an extremely hostile attitude toward the claim and I attempted to explain to him that there was a larger context to this situation. I tried to explain that this was part of a pattern of retaliatory conduct directed at myself and my wife for over a year led by convicted terrorist Brett Kimberlin after I had reported him for criminal conduct. See, e.g., Kimberlin v. White, 7 F.3d 527, 528-529 (7th Cir. 1993) . I explained to Mr. Brewer that Mr. Kimberlin had escalated his conduct on the same day I filed those charges to actually stalking my wife in the parking lot of your district court and that this had left my wife so shaken she had cried for over an hour afterward and inquired into whether he would prosecute that claim.Mr. Brewer had the nerve to say he wouldn’t and told me that, “if you are so concerned for your safety, don’t come to Maryland.”I consider that to be a statement of surrender to the forces of evil. It is saying that Maryland is so incapable of controlling its criminals that rather than prosecute the criminals, visitors should avoid the state entirely. And by extension, it suggests that good people already living there should probably leave.Maryland has a moral duty to protect the safety of both its residents and its visitors. I ask you today whether the Howard County State’s Attorney has decided to shirk its duty in that regard. Or if the Howard County State’s Attorney has any statement in response to this issue.I have left a similar, albeit shorter, voice mail message to the same effect. You can reach me at [redacted] or at this email address.Aaron
I agree with Mr. Walker. Why would a public servant such as Mr. Brewer give up on a fight when justice has not won? Avoiding the problem does not make it go away– ignoring the truth doesn’t make the facts go away.
When will we hear an answer?