McCain has drawn the attention of one Brett Kimberlin, a Leftist terrorist, and scumbag in general. Kimberlin would love to silence bloggers like McCain, who has dared to try and expose Kimberlin and his allies for what they are. McCain updates us on his being forced to move to an “undisclosed location”. Stacy offers some background too, please go read the whole post, it is informative, and I would add important for us to understand what Kimberlin is doing. Frankly, I expect thee will be many more attempts to intimidate bloggers into silence running up to the November elections.
FROM AN UNDISCLOSED LOCATION
Convicted terrorist Brett Kimberlin on Monday continued his effort to silence those who write about his criminal past by contacting my wife’s employer, claiming that I was “harassing” him. The resulting security concern required immediate relocation if I was to be able to continue writing about the case of Kimberlin, a violent felon, perjurer and admitted tax cheat who is employed as the director of a 501(c)3 non-profit that has collected $1.8 million in contributions since 2005.
Kimberlin was convicted of multiple federal felonies in 1981 and sentenced to 50 years in prison after he terrorized a small Indiana town in a brutal crime weeklong bombing spree. Law enforcement officials told the Indianapolis Star they believed the bombings were committed in an attempt to distract authorities investigating the 1978 murder of a 65-year-old grandmother, a crime in which Kimberlin was a suspect.
In recent months, Kimberlin has used a strategy of legal intimidation and workplace harassment in an apparent attempt to silence his critics, including blogger Seth Allen, Virginia attorney Aaron Walker and Los Angeles deputy district attorney Patrick Frey.
Walker says he and his wife were fired from their jobs because of Kimberlin’s harassment. Walker did legal work for Allen, who was sued after writing about Kimberlin’s criminal career. On Thursday, Walker published a 28,000-word account of how he says Kimberlin tried to “frame” him on a bogus assault charge.
Kimberlin is a known associate of Neal Rauhauser, a Democrat campaign consultant who has described himself as a computer “hacker.” Kimberlin, director of the tax-exempt Justice Through Music Project, is also involved in another tax-exempt group, Velvet Revolution, which has gained national attention by demanding criminal prosecution of high-profile figures including Republican strategist Karl Rove, U.S. Chamber of Commerce president Tom Donohue, and the late Internet news entrepreneur Andrew Breitbart.Kimberlin’s name also surfaced last year in connection with the so-called “Anonymous” international hacker conspiracy. Kimberlin has pursued numerous strategies to harass journalists and bloggers who have attempted to call attention to his criminal past and his notorious dishonesty — a “top-flight con man,” as Publisher’s Weekly called him in a review of award-winning journalist Mark Singer’s 1996 book,Citizen K: The Deeply Weird American Journey of Brett Kimberlin.
As I already said, go read it all. There are more bloggers covering this story. Here are some you should check oit
Bob Belvedere who has a great aggregation
Donald Douglas is on the case too
Evil Blogger Lady has some useful info as well
Dan Riehl predicts pain, blues, and agony for Kimberlin
Just to be perfectly clear, I’m happy to have my buddy Stacy’s back in this and hope many others will, too. But I said Brett Kimberlin failed to learn the lessons of Vietnam on Twitter for a reason. When he goes down – and he will – it’ll be by 1,000 cuts and blog posts from a guerrilla army, not one large enemy, God, or otherwise. That’s precisely what he wants and no one should give it to him.
Now, maybe some potentially bigger enemies for Brett Kimberlin grew tired and bored with the bullshit of a 5’5″ midget who needs to file lawsuits to get enough paper to stand on to reach the kitchen sink and are enjoying watching what’s going on, then, again, maybe not.
But it was always and only an Army of Davids’ approach that could take him down. Sometimes the best thing to do when it comes to the conservative blogosphere is to just sit back andenjoy watching it do it’s thing. As with everything mystical, as to whether or not there’s some unseen hand guiding it, for all anyone knows, it could be the hand of the late Andrew Breitbart reaching back to finish up some not gotten to otherwise minor piece of business.
William Jacobson has a good post about the type of attack Kimberlin seems to be engaging in
The story is not about McCain as such. It’s about how bloggers, who don’t have large organizations and cadres of lawyers standing behind them, can be the subjects of attempted intimidation through a perceived weakpoint, such as an employer.
I’ve been subjected to periodic complaint letters and not just in connection with the Stop Rush effort:
One of the people behind Stop Rush not only has suggested I should worry about my job, that person repeatedly has tweeted to my employer complaining about me.
If true that Kimberlin contacted McCain’s wife’s employer, that would elevate it to an entirely new level, particularly in light of the history.
Protect and support your local blogger. Think where you’d be without us.
Update: It’s worth noting this ending to McCain’s post:
The National Bloggers Club, Inc, a non-profit organization that organizes the annual Blog Bash event celebrating free-market bloggers, is making available a press contact for those interested in learning more about this story:
More updates are likely to be posted later, so check back.
UPDATE! The Lonely Conservative has a great post! Why this matters!
Stacy McCain and his family are still in an undisclosed location. I suspect it will be that way for a while. I have no idea if they’re in Timbuktu or Vanuatu, I only know they aren’t at home in Maryland. He did another post today that does a great job summarizing things to date. For telling the truth about a dangerous man he’s now in hiding. God bless America.
Lee Stranahan is calling on bloggers to write about Kimberlin on Friday, May 25.
This is no war of words; Kimberlin is a serial litigator who has filed over 100 lawsuits by his own account and he takes people to court, claiming they are harassing him. He calls their employers. I stand with all these people, some of whom are my friends. I’m launching a new effort on my own that I hope will help.
The only effective way I to fight Brett Kimberlin is for as many people to research and write about him as possible.
So I’m declaring this Friday, May 25th as Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day.
Here’s the video Stranahan put together introducing you to Brett Kimberlin, aka the Speedway Bomber.