Today, Sarah Palmer stood up to the bully. And she won.
Judge Betty Brown: “I find you guilty.”
Gotta love it. Bill said he wasn’t going to go, and then he did. A classic stalker move. They do that to bring the victim’s guard down. She didn’t buy it and she was ready. [Ed Note – I’m also told she didn’t use the “Because Schmalfeldt” defense.]
Sarah is not stupid. She planned her case well. Standing toe to toe in front of a Judge, she made her case. He made his. He didn’t do very well. She wasn’t going to be bullied or harassed anymore.
Of course, this has implications for Bill because he traveled on a long bus trip when he said he couldn’t. He used the same excuse not to travel to Maryland and went on a bizarre rant that, unless he was allowed to Skype his Show Cause hearing, he was going to sue the State of Maryland.
Judge Hecker was not amused. Now, Bill has to stand in front of Judge Hecker on the first day of trial and explain why he couldn’t show up for a hearing six weeks after the order was published, but went half the distance to a hearing he was never served. If this gets into evidence, he’s in for a long stay.
Seems like he’s going to see a lot of this look in the future.
To be fair: Bill has a right to defend himself and should. Anyone who is served with a No Contact/Restraining Order will have an interest to protect their rights. Sarah was well aware he could show up and planned for that situation. It paid off.
One wonders when someone who already has multiple restraining orders would figure out where the problem is. Of course, he has skipped attending prior hearings with one excuse or another. For him to show up and hear those words “I find you guilty” must have been a truly magical moment. If only I could have seen his face.
He has been told many times by me (and others) on various sites that he should just get off the internet, settle his cases and then just enjoy his new life and love. His disability aside, he has time to still enjoy a wonderful retirement.
And yet, he chooses not to do that. He is obsessed with winning against people who won’t let that happen. Eventually, the justice system will become tired of hearing the battles, or someone will win big against him and he will have lost recourse via the courts. When that happens, he’ll have wasted all that for naught.
Take the advice seriously, Bill. You lost this round. You have more rounds coming. You put yourself into this and there is a way out where you salvage some peace you say you want.
Or, you can just keep it up and end with nothing but heartache, having wasted any chance at peace. And lulz for the rest of us.