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My Local Police Department Doesn’t Know What SWATting Is

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/05/28

I called my local police department’s non-emergency line today. I talked to 3 different people, none of whom had ever heard of the term SWATting, and none of whom had ever heard of Brett Kimberlin. My local police department is responsible for protecting over 100,000 people from criminals. And they were totally unaware.

Now, I’m very much a micro-blog, so Kimberlin and crew are far less likely to try to SWAT me. But I am actively republishing articles written by two attorneys — one of them an assistant District Attorney in Los Angeles County — who are being actively intimidated and harassed, one of whom (the ADA) had been SWATted, so that does increase my risk factor somewhat.

But I let the local Law Enforcement know in advance, just in case.

For more information, check out Patterico’s Pontifications, Red State, Hot Air, and Michelle Malkin.

UPDATE
After having written this brief article, Aaron Walker, the Virginia Attorney who blogs by the name of Aaron Worthing, got SWATted.

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#BrettKimberlin Bomb Maims Military Veteran, Kimberlin Song Mocks Dead Victim

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/05/28

Attention Brett Kimberlin shills and co-conspirators (You know who you are, Neal Rauhauser, Ron Brynaert, Richard Symonds, Brad Friedman, Nadia Naffe, Jay Liederman, et al): You are supporting a felon with more than 33 convictions to his name, who maimed and caused the suicide of a US Military veteran in his attempts to distract from his other crimes, and then went to create a music video to mock that US Military veteran he maimed and caused to commit suicide. There is a special place in sheol for each and every one of you.

From Aaron Worthing:

 

Did Brett Kimberlin Mock His Victim Carl DeLong in a Music Video?

 

First off, if you haven’t been following the Kimberlin Saga® let me suggest you start here.

But this post is written for those of you who are following along.  As I have told you before, Brett Kimberlin is a convicted terrorist known as the Speedway Bomber.  I have quoted this passage from Kimberlin v. White, 7 F. 3d 527 (6th Cir. 1993) before, but it is particularly important to pay attention to the details this time:
 
Kimberlin was convicted as the so-called “Speedway Bomber,” who terrorized the city of Speedway, Indiana, by detonating a series of explosives in early September 1978. In the worst incident, Kimberlin placed one of his bombs in a gym bag, and left it in a parking lot outside Speedway High School. Carl DeLong was leaving the high school football game with his wife when he attempted to pick up the bag and it exploded. The blast tore off his lower right leg and two fingers, and embedded bomb fragments in his wife’s leg. He was hospitalized for six weeks, during which he was forced to undergo nine operations to complete the amputation of his leg, reattach two fingers, repair damage to his inner ear, and remove bomb fragments from his stomach, chest, and arm. In February 1983, he committed suicide.
 
So one thing I have known about but haven’t mentioned yet, was his work with the band Op-critical.  Stephen Gutowski over at MRCTV has a pretty good backgrounder on this band:
 
It appears that sometime around 2006, several years after Kimberlin was released from prison, he joined a band named Op-Critical. The band’s music can best be described as liberal alternative rock and they claim some of it has been featured at ACLU and Amnesty International events. Their music mirrors that of other little known liberal bands who trashed Bush in the later part of his presidency and would be unremarkable if it weren’t for the fact that one of the guys playing guitar and singing is a violent criminal.
 
Take, for instance, the Op-Critical song titled Fear. The song describes Americans being fearful and “thinking that the plastic bag maybe isn’t innocent” and how that undue fear is being used by Bush to control them. The lyrics mocking the fear of terrorist attacks would, again, be unremarkable for a late 2000s liberal band if they weren’t sung by a man convicted of setting off bombs in a small American town and the music video didn’t feature that bomber lurking around the Cleveland Park DC Metro station complete with shots of an unattended bag.
 
But when I looked at the video I saw something that Gutowski didn’t.  It wasn’t just a bag, but…

 

 
 
Do you see what I see?  Not just an unattended bag, but an unattended gym bag.  You know just like the one that maimed Carl DeLong.  So this man who placed a bomb in a gym bag—and by the way, left it at a high school football game, where children could have been hurt—is telling us not to be scared of unattended gym bags.  It is hard not to see that as a mockery of the crime he committed against Carl DeLong.
 
One of my favorite entries last Friday was by a friend of mine, Dustin (who has also been a victim of the Korrupt Kimberlin Krew’s harassment), who shared with us the suicide note of Carl DeLong.  If you haven’t read it, it is a must-read and genuinely powerful, as a father says goodbye to his family.

And Brett Kimberlin decided to mock how he took this man’s life, to mock the very fear that could have kept Carl DeLong alive.  If it had occurred to Carl DeLong that an unattended gym bag was a threat, perhaps he would have done something different and this wouldn’t have led him down a path that led him to take his own life.  Perhaps whatever pain the DeLong family has felt could have been avoided.  So the next time someone says that Kimberlin is reformed etc., remember that he actually mocked one of his victims in a music video.

 
Let’s watch the whole thing:
 
 
Of course this is far from the only example of Op-critical’s music videos taking on new meaning when you know about its guitarist and vocalist’s criminal past.  For instance, Op-critical put out a song called Exile, described on its YouTube page as “Protest music video against torture and rendition. Contains actual torture footage.”  At about the 1:30 mark, the video shows Brett Kimberlin walking along, minding his own business when suddenly a black SUV filled with apparent government agents pulls up and captures him in the image on the right.
 
And that is followed by extensive footage of Brett Kimberlin being tortured, waterboarded, etc.  And get a load of this at the 2:16 mark:
 
 
 
It’s blood.  Presumably fake blood.  Which is pretty significant given that I have suggested before that his photographs of his supposed bruises were fake, perhaps by using make-up to create a fake image of a bruise, and now we see concrete proof that he knows people who know how to create realistic but fake injuries.  And I am not going to put any recent pictures of his face up on this blog, but if you go through the video you will see images of his face with fake wounds on it and then you will see the picture on the right.
 
And I wonder if it would have changed the point of view of anyone commenting on the video about how infuriated they were by our treatment of suspected terrorist if they knew that the star of the video was not a suspected terrorist, but a convicted terrorist.
 
Let’s watch the whole thing:
 
 
Update: Lee Stranahan looks at the Exile video and sees something I didn’t: “he seems to be showing you how he sees himself; an unjustly imprisoned man who was tortured by brutal authorities.”  I would quibble that we are really seeing how he presents himself; whether he believes that he was actually innocent of the bombings is beyond understanding.

And I will have to apologize for this next video.  Up until now there was an acceptable–not “:great,” but “acceptable”–level of quality in the music, but this is just grating in the pitch of the singing.  But notice something in the opening footage.  It starts with Hitler declaring that the big lies are more likely to be believed—an ironic quote given Kimberlin’s record for honesty—but on top of that the very next images are of…  September 11, suggesting that he buys into the Truther “Reichstag fire” theory of 9-11 as an inside job.  Lovely:

 
 
And we get one final video from him.  It’s a remake of For What It’s Worth, only dedicated to the current Occupy movement:
 
 
Which is unremarkable except for one detail.  Go to the YouTube page for it and look at the upload date:
 
Oh, lookie here (see right)!  On the day after I supposedly put him in the hospital and he was supposedly recovering from his grievous injuries, he was putting a music video on YouTube.
 
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My wife and I have lost our jobs due to the harassment of convicted terrorist Brett Kimberlin, including an attempt to get us killed and to frame me for a crime carrying a sentence of up to ten years.  I know that claim sound fantastic, but if you read starting here, you will see absolute proof of these claims using documentary and video evidence.  If you would like to donate and help my wife and I in this time of need, please go to this donation page.  And thank you.
 

Follow me at Twitter @aaronworthing, mostly for snark and site updates.  And you can purchase my book (or borrow it for free if you have Amazon Prime), Archangel: A Novel of Alternate, Recent History here.  And you can read a little more about my novel, here.

(As should be obvious above, Aaron Worthing added multiple videos which didn’t make the cut here. That’s because my online editor program (or whatever it’s called) stripped them out. Do visit Aaron’s site to view all the videos in their proper places.)
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#BrettKimberlin Continues With His Intimidation Tactics

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/05/28

May 25, 2012 was National Write About Brett Kimberlin Day (which got international attention). It was a smashing success, much to Brett Kimberlin’s dismay. Bloggers, huge and tiny and everywhere in between, talk radio, FOX News, multiple newspapers all took part in it on the same day, 20120525. And Brett Kimberlin and crew didn’t take it lying down. No, Brett Kimberlin and crew continued with their intimidation tactics, as if those tactics wouldn’t be publicized for all the world to see.

Yes, Kimberlin’s old tactics, upon which he depended for ever so long, are now doing the exact opposite of what he desired. They’re shining more light on the evil that is Brett Kimberlin. And they’re showing that Kimberlin and crew are more than willing to use every intimidation tactic possible, “legal” or otherwise.

While there are multiple Liberal groups or outfits who are busily covering for Kimberlin or helping Kimberlin or hiding the truth because they think it is a Right v Left thing, it is not any of the sort. It’s a Right v Wrong thing. Seth Allen is a Socialist. Whether he admits it or no, he’s a Socialist. (And I expect that he’d admit so to some extent.) Politically speaking, Seth Allen is as wrong as anyone can be. But our Founding Documents, the US Constitution and US Declaration of Independence (found in my sidebar) give him the absolute right to speak his opinion and to speak out about Truth and facts and histo-facts. And Seth Allen did just that in his reporting on the criminality that is Brett Kimberlin. And Kimberlin viciously, maliciously, frivolously sued Seth Allen for telling the truth about Kimberlin. And worked to intimidate and harass Allen while falsely accusing Allen of intimidating him.

That’s how Kimberlin and crew work. It doesn’t matter if you’re a staunch Conservative (like me) or a downright Socialist (like Seth Allen). All that matters is making sure you don’t tell anyone the truth about Brett Kimberlin or his crew. So, no, this isn’t a Right v Left issue. I’m supporting a Socialist against Kimberlin. A Socialist. And Socialism is a cancer on society. I’m supporting a Socialist against Brett Kimberlin. It’s a Right v Wrong issue and not a Right v Left issue.

And, as I said, Brett Kimberlin and crew has continued, post-25MAY2012 blog-o-lanche, with their intimidation tactics.

As Aaron Worthing has very carefully shown:

 

Brett Kimberlin’s “Non-Political Charity” Tries to Intimidate Its Critics

 
First, if you are wondering why this blog is focusing on the Brett Kimberlin story, which has erupted in the last few weeks (triggered by coming out with my Blockbuster Post on how a man tried to frame me for a crime), I suggest you start here.  Bluntly, if you had been through what I had been through, you would focus on him, too.
 
So yesterday we had an EverybodyBlog About Brett Kimberlin day and I was profoundly moved at how well things went.  People keep thanking me, but they have it all wrong.  I have to thank them.  They have seen the what Brett Kimberlin and did to Patterico and I, yet hundreds of bloggers and thousands of twitterers and who knows how many Facebookers, etc. all participated, knowing it could happen to them.  It’s not brave to run into a minefield unawares; it is brave to run into it knowing it is a minefield.  And so the praise belongs to those people, not me.
 
And just this morning, we get to see more of Brett Kimberlin’s intimidation in real time.  At the Justice Through Music website (anonymized link), you get this lovely entry (in its entirety):
 
Thanks For All of Your Support!
 
By CR
 
May 25, 2012 – We want to thank all of you for your tremendous support this week.  Keep those donations flooding in so that those opposed to human rights and progressive values will see that their malicious attacks on youth, women, activists, Muslims, and the 99% will not be tolerated in our beloved democracy.  Please note that we are working closely with both state and federal law enforcement officials and have given them lists of all those who make inappropriate statements or contacts.  Again, thank you so much for all the donations.  We feel like Planned Parenthood after the attack on them.
 
Remember folks, in Brett Kimberlin’s language, criticism is an “attack.”  It’s always an attack.  So when he says that “attacks on youth, women, activists, Muslims, and the 99% will not be tolerated” he means that criticism of those groups will not be tolerated.  Even though in fact under the principle of Freedom of Expression, it must be tolerated, even if it is morally wrong (such as Hustler’s denigration of S. E. Cupp–it’s immoral but clearly legal under the First Amendment).
 

Second he wants you to know that they are working closely with state and federal law enforcement and they are giving a list to them of anyone who makes “inappropriate statements or contacts.”

 
Now of course any violence or threat of violence against them is wrong.  It is Brett Kimberlin who has resorted to violence and other forms of unlawful intimidation to get what he wants.  We are not going to stoop to that level.  We are not even going to joke about hurting him.  And I am not going to give out his personal information, like his address, his phone number or his email address.  I have indeed endeavored to redact that information from the hundreds of pages of documents I have published online.  I do not want to see him physically harmed.
 
So if anyone has been threatening harm to Mr. Kimberlin, his charities or anyone else, not only should the persons doing the threatening stop doing so, but they have the right to report such threats to the appropriate authorities.  But do you think they are going to limit this to just genuine threats?  Especially given that he has already alleged in court documents that my call for justice was some kind of violent threat.  No, I think that he is threatening to report anything you say that is negative against Brett Kimberlin or his charities, even if they are true.  In my opinion, it is thuggish intimidation in real time.
 
And I know you won’t be cowed by it.
 
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And let’s notice a few other things, too.  First, in my opinion with any Kimberlin outfit, their claims to be working with authorities is more than likely bluster—although perhaps some journalists would be interested in verifying those claims.  Surely a spokesperson for Justice Through Music would be willing to name the officials they have been speaking with so that we can follow up with those officials?  Just a thought.
 
And of course their bluster about donations pouring in seems unlikely.  It is important to note that no significant voice has risen up to defend Brett Kimberlin except for one stalkerish site that is run by NOT BRETT KIMBERLIN—as Stacy McCain is wont to call him.  Indeed given that he repeatedly claimed that Seth Allen blogging about him had cost his charities donations, it seems unlikely that this high profile, highly factual exposition in major blogs and even some newspapers, it seems unlikely that the result would be increased donations.
 
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My wife and I have lost our jobs due to the harassment of convicted terrorist Brett Kimberlin, including an attempt to get us killed and to frame me for a crime carrying a sentence of up to ten years.  I know that claim sound fantastic, but if you read starting here, you will see absolute proof of these claims using documentary and video evidence.  If you would like to donate and help my wife and I in this time of need, please go to this donation page.  And thank you.
 

Follow me at Twitter @aaronworthing, mostly for snark and site updates.  And you can purchase my book (or borrow it for free if you have Amazon Prime), Archangel: A Novel of Alternate, Recent History here.  And you can read a little more about my novel, here.

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Kimberlin’s Infamy Goes International #BrettKimberlin

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/05/28

For those of you who are still in the dark about the convicted criminal Brett Kimberlin (all 3 of you), Kimberlin was found guilty of 33 felonies in 1981, and more felonies prior to 1981. He was convicted of being the Speedway Bomber, forgery in forging Department of Defense documents to get the bomb-making materials to set off the bombs that terrorized the city of Speedway, Indiana, drug-running, perjury, and much, much more. He is suspected to have been involved in sexual abuse of a minor, the murder of the minor’s grandmother in order to continue his sexual abuse of a minor. It is believed he became the Speedway Bomber to distract the local law enforcement from the murder of that grandmother. And much, much more.

Lately, he has been involved in intimidation of multiple bloggers who were shining the light on exactly who Brett Kimberlin is, via use of malicious and frivolous lawsuits, harassment campaigns, threatening the health and safety of spouses and children of those who exposed him, threatening the workplaces of those who exposed him, and much, much more. A stroll through Truth Before Dishonor will provide multiple articles discussing Kimberlin and his criminal past and his criminal present. A stroll through the internet will provide much more information on Brett Kimberlin.

And it’s not only American bloggers who are now talking about him, exposing him. FOX News and American Talk Radio is talking about him. And even Australian bloggers are talking about him. Yes, despite his intimidation tactics (both “legal” and illegal), his criminal life is becoming well-known, even outside the US.

You can run (from yourself), Brett Kimberlin, but you cannot hide. Not anymore.

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