Convicted terrorist bomber and perjurer Brett Kimberlin is free while one of his many harassment victims remains under a judicial gag order for the crime of writing about Kimberlin’s violent criminal history. It’s a bizarre situation, as I reported on “The Source” TV show with Ezra Levant.
Kimberlin and his cadre of cyber-stalkers try to bully conservative bloggers into silence. They post personal information and home addresses of their targets to send the message that “we know where you live.”
The extraordinarily litigious former federal prisoner does not tolerate being discussed unfavorably on the Internet. He typically files lawsuits against bloggers who dare to bring up his lengthy criminal record and antisocial behavior and seeks injunctions to shut them up. He is a ruthless, relentless bully.
But help is on the way.
As various Kimberlin detractors including CNN contributor Erick Erickson have found themselves “SWAT-ted” after writing blog posts about the infamous “Speedway Bomber,” ABC News reports that Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) is now demanding that the U.S. Department of Justice investigate. SWAT-ting consists of tricking 911 operators into dispatching emergency response teams to a targeted person’s home. It’s a nasty prank that could easily get a victim killed.
“Any potentially criminal action that incites fear, seeks to silence a dissenting opinion, and collaterally wastes the resources of law enforcement should be given close scrutiny at all levels,” Chambliss said in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder. “Regardless of any potential political differences that may exist, threats and intimidation have no place in our national political discourse. Those who choose to enter into that political discourse should not have to worry about potential threats to their or their family’s safety.”
The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), a public interest law firm, has agreed to represent Ali A. Akbar, head of the National Bloggers Club. Both Akbar and the club have been targeted by the “Breitbart Unmasked” website which appears to be linked to Kimberlin and his associates.
The National Bloggers Club separately yesterday announced it plans to raise funds for the appeal of Aaron Walker who was recently jailed for daring to blog about Kimberlin. Ignoring the First Amendment and binding legal precedents, Montgomery County, Maryland Judge Cornelius Vaughey made permanent a temporary injunction stopping Walker from blogging about Kimberlin. Walker didn’t write anything untrue about Kimberlin but Judge Vaughey didn’t care.
Forget about the Brandenburg standard articulated by the Supreme Court and “let’s go by Vaughey right now, and common sense out in the world. But you know, where I grew up in Brooklyn, when that stuff was pulled, it was settled real quickly,” the superannuated judge said, according to a transcript.
Rambling, Vaughey continued,