Terrorism Against American Bloggers Continues?

Aaron Walker says he was SWATted again last night. Attorney Patrick Frey corroborates. If history is any guide, Walker will produce full documentation as soon as it’s available.

I have become increasingly alarmed at the hostile environment bloggers are finding themselves working under today. I recently purchased pre-paid legal services in part to be ready to defend myself from the sort of spurious lawsuits and criminal allegations that now look like they’re part of the danger of blogging, tweeting, even Facebooking. I would advise anyone who ever takes an even remotely controversial public stance do the same. Even hiding behind a pseudonym is no longer safe.

*Update* Further thoughts from attorney Bruce Godfrey here.

*Update 2*: This is from a few weeks ago. The fact that this happened again just last night to another individual indicates that it’s still happening. By my count that is now four prominent bloggers that have been targeted in as many weeks.

(This item cross-posted here.)

Author: DEAN ESMAY, Guest Voice Columnist

Dean Esmay is a long-time associate of Joe Gandelman and The Moderate Voice. He is Managing Editor of A Voice for Men. He also blogs on a variety of issues at Dean's World, one of the world's first blogs and one of the few that was archived as Historically Significant by the Library of Congress for the 2004 elections. You can also follow Dean via Twitter here.