Aaron Worthing SWATted

He prevailed in court this morning, only to have be targeted with the vicious left-wing intimidation tactic of SWATting, this evening.

Via Twitchy:

Aaron Walker, one of the bloggers targeted by Brett Kimberlin, is the latest victim of SWAT-ting. Walker, who goes by Aaron Worthing online, tweeted the news of this extreme form of harassment being used on his family shortly after news broke that the peace order against him had been modified, restoring his First Amendment rights. Thankfully, though, Aaron reports that he and his wife are safe.

Obviously, whoever is behind this, is desperate and not thinking clearly. Within moments of Worthing/Walker’s tweet, the story went viral on Twitter. All the SWATing did was draw more unwanted attention to the Kimberlin criminal cabal.

Patterico spoke to Walker and one of the police officers on the scene…

The officers had machine guns but did not point them at Aaron. They were quickly able to determine it was a hoax.

RS McCain’s immediate reaction; “Holy F-ing Sh*t!”

Readers will excuse the intensity of my reaction, but I simply cannot imagine that any criminal would be so stupidly overconfident to attempt such a thing, at a time when there is so much public attention on the subject. It boggles the mind.

Check out Walker’s blog, Allergic to Bull, later tonight for an update about the incident.

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14 Responses to “Aaron Worthing SWATted”

  1. ChenZhen, as The Minotaur Says:

    Just a tip Deb, but you can embed tweets in the threads just like in the comments:

    This allows your readers to retweet, follow, etc.

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  2. Before It's News Says:

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  3. Zilla of the Resistance Says:

    It looks like someone is so confident that he won’t be caught (perhaps he has reason to be since federal law enforcement is curiously disinterested in a multi-state crime spree of potentially deadly domestic terrorism) that he figures nobody in a position to do anything about will connect the events of this morning with the events of this evening or if they do, care about it at all?
    The lack of anything being done to stop this wave of terror and attempted murders by proxy seems suggest that entities which SHOULD be handling such things have been thoroughly infiltrated and corrupted at their highest levels.

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  4. ZZMike Says:

    It’s not enough to “determine it was a hoax”. They need to find the source, and prosecute. If, as Zilla suspects, it’s “not that big a deal”, then a team consisting of a professional hacker-cracker and a bounty-hunter / soldier of fortune needs to be assembled.

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  5. nicedeb Says:

    Thanks Chen.

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  6. Before It's News Says:

    [...] has to say, see Twitchy. Stacy McCain and IOTW and American Power and Joe Brooks and Nice Deb and Conservative Hideout and Bob Belvedere and Legal Insurrection are following this story [...]

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  7. Speedway Bomber Brett Kimberlin Update: Conservative Blogger Aaron Walker SWATted in Retaliation, Police Showed Up at His Home with Machine Guns (video) « Frugal Café Blog Zone Says:

    [...] Nice Deb weighs in on the SWATting of Walker: Obviously, whoever is behind this, is desperate and not thinking clearly. Within moments of Worthing/Walker’s tweet, the story went viral on Twitter. All the SWATing did was draw more unwanted attention to the Kimberlin criminal cabal. [...]

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  8. NoisyRoom.net » Blog Archive » UPDATED: Aaron Worthing (Walker) Was Swatted, Tells What Happened Says:

    [...] twittersphere has to say, see Twitchy. Stacy McCain and IOTW and American Power and Joe Brooks and Nice Deb and Conservative Hideout and Bob Belvedere and Legal Insurrection are following this story [...]

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  9. Rep. Adams and the Politics of SWAT-ting Calls – John Malcolm Says:

    [...] Aaron Worthing SWATted (nicedeb.wordpress.com) [...]

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  10. FMJRA 2.0: Lead Lined : The Other McCain Says:

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  11. In Barack Obama’s America, Yet Another Blogger Gets SWATTED « Pat Dollard Says:

    [...] has to say, see Twitchy. Stacy McCain and IOTW and American Power and Joe Brooks and Nice Deb and Conservative Hideout and Bob Belvedere and Legal Insurrection are following this story [...]

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