Via Patterico, Zilla in comments, Stacy, Stacy again, Michelle Malkin, Ladd Ehlinger and numerous other people comes the news that Aaron Walker has retained legal counsel and that there is a 501(c) behind fundraising efforts to defend him and other bloggers against the predations and harassment of notorious convicted domestic terrorist and perjurer Brett Kimberlin and his Whole Sick Krew.
DB Capitol Strategies, in partnership with RightSolutions, a 501c3 public charity, is building a nationwide team of lawyers to fight those who would silence online free speech. Our first salvo in that effort has been to file a federal lawsuit today against Brett Kimberlin, seeking, in part, an injunction to prevent the state from ever again arresting Mr. Aaron Walker, an American citizen, for exercising his right to free speech, and to release him from any prior censorship restrictions imposed by unlawful judgements.
This is only the first step in what we call the “Bloggers Defense Team.” We are firmly committed to exposing and combating the efforts of Brett Kimberlin, otherwise known as the Speedway Bomber, and his well-funded allies on the left (like George Soros and Barabara Streisand) who will use any means of harassment to silence political opposition.
No citizen of the United States should ever be arrested merely for blogging – especially not for blogging about the crimes of the notorious Speedway Bomber Brett Kimberlin.
This is an issue that should cross all party lines and divisions. Free speech is what makes our country great, and we must all forever defend it – or forever lose it.
Part of the charter of the charity is that they will use no more than 20% for overhead. I'm not going to get involved in contrasting that with the National Bloggers Club, but I will say that they ought to make public their internals, for their own sake.
I'm not accusing anyone associated with NBC of wrongdoing, and I really haven't paid much attention to allegations of bad behavior from Ali or anyone else at NBC. I will say that Paul Lemmen did opine that NBC's activities were altogether too secretive, and that whether one distrusts Paul or distrusts Ali, or both, or bothers to take sides at all really isn't my issue. It's undeniable that Ali and NBC have been very helpful to Stacy in his hour of need. I'm just saying that reasonable questions have been directed toward NBC, and they have hurt themselves by not getting out in front of them.
Until they do, I'm recommending that you donate to RightSolutions rather than NBC, because that's the way I roll.