I’m going to have to make this brief because I have to run in a few minutes, so I’m going to put up as much as I can, now, and add to it later this afternoon when I get home.
There are few Brett Kimberlin posts, today that deserve special attention.
Patrick Frey (Patterico) has finally shared his harrowing tale of Kimberlin and his cohort’s campaign of political terror and harassment against him. I don’t use the term, “terror” lightly. One of their pranks could easily have gotten Frey killed: Convicted Bomber Brett Kimberlin, Neal Rauhauser, Ron Brynaert, and Their Campaign of Political Terrorism:
THE NIGHT I COULD HAVE BEEN KILLED BECAUSE OF MY BLOGGING
At 12:35 a.m. on July 1, 2011, sheriff’s deputies pounded on my front door and rang my doorbell. They shouted for me to open the door and come out with my hands up.
When I opened the door, deputies pointed guns at me and ordered me to put my hands in the air. I had a cell phone in my hand. Fortunately, they did not mistake it for a gun.
They ordered me to turn around and put my hands behind my back. They handcuffed me. They shouted questions at me: IS THERE ANYONE ELSE IN THE HOUSE? and WHERE ARE THEY? and ARE THEY ALIVE?
I told them: Yes, my wife and my children are in the house. They’re upstairs in their bedrooms, sleeping. Of course they’re alive.
Deputies led me down the street to a patrol car parked about 2-3 houses away. At least one neighbor was watching out of her window as I was placed, handcuffed, in the back of the patrol car. I saw numerous patrol cars on my quiet street. There was a police helicopter flying overhead, shining a spotlight down on us as I walked towards the patrol car. Several neighbors later told us the helicopter woke them up. I saw a fire engine and an ambulance. A neighbor later told me they had a HazMat vehicle out on the street as well.
Meanwhile, police rushed into my home. They woke up my wife, led her downstairs and to the front porch, frisked her, and asked her where the children were. Then police ordered her to stand on the front porch with her hands against the wall while they entered my children’s bedrooms to make sure they were alive.
The call that sent deputies to my home was a hoax. Someone had pretended to be me. They called the police to say I had shot my wife. The sheriff’s deputies who arrived at my front door believed they were about to confront an armed man who had just shot his wife. I don’t blame the police for any of their actions. But I blame the person who made the call.
Because I could have been killed.
The weirdest part of the whole thing was that I halfway expected this might happen. Because I was not the first one it had happened to.
That’s just one part of a very long post that puts into perspective exactly why RS McCain felt the need to flee his home. As he told me when I spoke to him the other night, “I don’t scare easily” , but “when someone as dangerously sociopathic as Brett Kimberlin, with his terrorist background, takes a personal interest in you – finds out where you live, you tend to feel threatened.”
Lee Stranahan came up with the blogburst idea: Welcome To Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day!
The Other McCain blogging from an undisclosed location: KimberlinFiles.org
That’s all I have time for right now – please check back later.
Sooper Mexican: Brett Kimberlin: Domestic Terrorist, Liberal Activist
All American Blogger: Who Is Brett Kimberlin, Why You Need To Know and The Biggest Linkaround EVAH!
Legal Insurrection: “A #BrettKimberlin situation ‘could happen to you’…”
All American Blogger: Audio Interview with Stacy McCain on Brett Kimberlin and Living in Parts Unknown
Protein Wisdom: I think I was meant to be intimidated [updated]
Israel Matzav Blogburst against #BrettKimberlin and terrorism
Dana Loesch, Big Journalism: The Conservative Blogosphere Introduces Kimberlin 2012
Matthew Vadum, FrontPageMagazine: Brett Kimberlin and the Hall of Fame of Leftist Terrorists
Sundries Shack: Why this #BrettKimberlin Thing Matters
Absolute Moral Authority: I love the smell of *Kimberlin in the morning
AoSHQ: What Can You Do?
In addition to reading his record into the Congressional Record, to finally end this absurd contention that it is now apparently illegal to mention the facts laid out in US federal court records, there is tangible legislative action that can be requested:
* That a 501(c) “charity” must certify its principals and employees are not engaging in harassment, intimidation, or attempts to punish free speech, on pain of perjury if this is false.
Will Brett Kimberlin’s business partners and co-principals sign such a certification?
* That a 501(c) principal conducts his legal affairs through a licensed lawyer and not pro se (on his own behalf) unless he can demonstrate that he is indigent.
See, 99% of lawyers would not put their license at risk for frivolous crap like this. Kimberlin can because he has no law license to lose. He represents himself, as as is his right as a citizen… but then, he has no right to run a 501(c). I think a 501(c)’s principals can be slightly burdened to have their suits signed off by a real lawyer, who can face sanctions for false or vexatious litigation against Free Speech.
* That they urge the FBI and DoJ and IRS investigate this matter, as well as possibly-related crimes of intimidation of Free Speech, such as Patterico’s and Mike Stack’s SWATting.
Are those related? We don’t know. It would be nice to know, however.
* That the Government Oversight Committee (or whichever committee is proper) hold hearings on the possible abuse of 501(c) charities for uses against the public interest.
* That Congress stiffen penalties (or add them) such a punitive damages and possibly inductive relief against anyone attempting to use harassment and intimidation to suppress Free Speech. And that they add a law which permits a judge to rule that a litigant bringing vexatious lawsuits with the purpose of chilling free speech be henceforth required to post a large bond before suing, and to have his lawsuits signed off by a lawyer or judge before filing.