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My original comment, from BillySez, is an answer to Bill Schmalfeldt’s statement here:
So Bill SeZ that it is his policy that while someone is dealing with a crisis in his family, Bill tries to lay low. I called him out, saying that when John Hoge’s wife was diagnosed with cancer, Bill ignored a Peace Order to contact John Hoge.
He in theory said the right words, offering to use his excellent contacts with the National Institutes of Health to help out the Hoges. A judge refused to punish Schmalfeldt for violating the order.
I meant “know,” but you already new that.
So, how did I know that Bill intended harassment? Lets wander through some other Tweets in the same time frame:
Are these the comments of a concerned individual, or the statements of someone with cruel intent? Readers need to choose for themselves. John Hoge tried to have Bill Schmalfeldt disciplined by the court for breaking a Peace Order, but the judge disagreed.
Judge Ellinghaus-Jones found that Bill Schmalfeldt did contact me in violation of the current peace order, but because she because she believed his story about his intent to offer help for Mrs. Hoge’s cancer treatment, she found him not guilty.
She also sternly warned him to never contact me again.
Bottom line: My opinion differs from that of the judge.
I’ve learned to live with such things.
How do I know that Bill Schmalfeldt’s intent in writing a letter to John Hoge was harassment? I have to use available evidence, and personal history.
Is it mind reading? ESP? Psychic gifts?
Bill’s history, as demonstrated by unwanted tweets (at least that 367 of them) and his blog posts (mostly memory holed by Bill by now, but archived) and the above Tweets, demonstrate a state of mind which only allows harassment as a motive.
In my opinion, the judge didn’t know enough of Schmalfeldt’s history to actually perceive his motive. Kind of like someone who misses the sarcasm in a piece of online writing, the judge just read the letter literally.
As a general rule, if Bill Schmalfeldt contacts you online, he wants help harassing someone else, or he is harassing you. In my opinion.