Today we protest the left trying to silence us through intimidation and lawsuits.
Tomorrow, we redouble our efforts. November is coming and these people must go. This is America!
In case you hadn’t heard, the left wing “progressives” have been attacking conservative Bloggers using unlawful attacks such as “Swatt-ing” where they report a life or death crime in progress at the home of a Conservative Blogger and the police respond with a SWAT Team and, the left hopes, hurts or kills the Conservative Blogger.
Aaron Walker wrote a blog post called How Brett Kimberlin Tried to Frame Me for a Crime (And How You Can Help!)—Broken Down into Eight Easy Pieces detailing the sordid details of what Brett Kimberlin, a convicted liar and terrorist, is doing to silence the right.
Stacy McCain put it this way:
FROM AN UNDISCLOSED LOCATION
On the morning of Thursday, May 17, I was planning to go to Camp David, 15 miles from my Maryland home, to cover the G8 Summit.
I had never even heard of Brett Kimberlin.
Then Aaron Walker published his 28,000-word post, “How Brett Kimberlin Tried to Frame Me for a Crime” and, after skimming over it, I made an executive decision: “Screw the G8.”
This story was more important. A convicted terrorist using lawsuits and other forms of harassment to intimidate bloggers into silence about his criminal history? Not on my watch, Mister.
When my reporting on the Kimberlin story resulted in harassment aimed at me and my family, I had no choice:
Michelle Malkin picked up the torch.
As online conservatives and now ABC News have reported, recent SWAT-ting victims include New Jersey-based Mike Stack, a blogger and Twitter user targeted last summer after helping to expose disgraced former N.Y. Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner’s shady social media activities; California blogger Patrick Frey, a deputy district attorney at Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office who recently posted a bone-chilling account and audio of his summer 2011 SWATting at his blog, Patterico.com; and CNN Contributor and RedState.com managing editor Erick Erickson, whose Georgia home was targeted by a faker claiming an “accidental shooting” there late last month.
A common thread among these and other online targets: They have published web links, commentary, or investigative pieces related to Brett Kimberlin, the infamous “Speedway Bomber.” In 1978, Kimberlin was sentenced to more than 50 years in federal prison for drug dealing, impersonating a federal officer, and a week-long bombing spree in Speedway, Indiana. The violent crimes left one victim so severely injured he committed suicide. A civil court awarded the widow of the victim, Carl Long, $1.6 million. Kimberlin was released from jail in 2001, but has yet to pay up.
Investigative journalist/researcher Mandy Nagy, who blogs at the late Andrew Breitbart’s Internet media powerhouse Breitbart.com, dared to chronicle Kimberlin’s lucrative business and political ventures over the past two years. Kimberlin has a large hand in two well-funded outfits, Velvet Revolutionand the Justice Through Music Project, that have received funding from the likes of George Soros’s Tides Foundation and left-wing activist/singer Barbra Streisand. The charitable groups have viciously attacked prominent conservative individuals and groups, including Breitbart, investigative journalist James O’Keefe, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Nagy has been hounded relentlessly online and falsely accused of wild criminal conspiracies by Kimberlin associates for blowing the whistle on his shady online network.
After providing brief pro bono legal services to a liberal blogger who refused to whitewash Kimberlin’s past, conservative blogger and lawyer Aaron Walker lost his job. His employer was terrified by the thought of Kimberlin bombing his office and also fired Walker’s wife, who had worked for the same firm. Walker is embroiled in Kafkaesque, free speech-squelching litigation with serial lawsuit filer Kimberlin in Maryland. Last week, an inept judge who admitted abject ignorance about the Internet – and appalling apathy toward key, free-speech Supreme Court cases — essentially gagged Walker from exercising his First Amendment rights and blogging about Kimberlin. (AUDIO at Lee Strahanan’s. Transcripts at Patterico’s.) Kimberlin pulled off a snow job in court, bizarrely claiming that an independent online effort to support Walker and expose Kimberlin’s past amounted to a criminal terror campaign against him. Renowned constitutional law professor Eugene Volokh of UCLA is providing pro bono help to appeal the order against Walker.
Several groups including my friend Ali Akbar of the National Bloggers Club have moved in to help Aaron with his legal defense. They, too, have become targets.
Unfortunately, Eric Holder’s Blind Justice Department is only offended at transgressions against those with whom he is ideologically aligned. There will be no justice if he is left to his own devices.
Members of congress are starting to speak up, but not enough have done so. This needs to be investigated and the terrorists need to be put in jail!
This is America. It is totally unacceptable here.
You can help by making a donation to the legal fund here.
We will return with regular posts tomorrow!