Sometimes, blogging takes a dark turn-namely when a blogger encounters someone who does not like being a topic of attention. Enter then, the strange case of Brett Kimberlin, the convicted terrorist that has not reacted kindly to being under the careful examination of Stacey McCain. Rather than rehashing the entire situation, here is a quote from Stacey himself…
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.
He goes on to chronicle some of Kimberlin’s history, which consists of a bombing, and alleged tax evasion, all while he is involved with at least two non-profit, tax exempt organizations. And, as you might guess, he is associated with liberal causes.
FROM AN UNDISCLOSED LOCATION
Law enforcement officials have been made aware that convicted terrorist Brett Kimberlin appears to be engaged in an attempt to intimidate me into being silent about his sordid criminal history.
Appropriate precautions have been taken to ensure the safety of my family and others who might be endangered if Kimberlin resorts to violence to accomplish his malicious purposes. At the urging of concerned friends, we have vacated our former residence and I am now blogging from a secret location which Kimberlin will be unable to discover or reach. Nevertheless, we sincerely ask for intercessory prayer, that God will send angels to guard us in this grave crisis.
In fact, this crisis is an answer to prayer: My wife and I had been contemplating whether to leave Maryland, and had asked that God would give us a sign. Guess we got what we prayed for — unexpectedly!
Nevertheless, my sudden relocation — The Mother of All Road Trips, as it were — will involve large expenses. We will have to rent a new house, pay people to pack up the belongings at our former residence, and move everything to the new location.
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Here are some links about Kimberlin, and his long history of nasty stuff.
- May 17: Is Democrat Operative Neal Rauhauser an ‘Associate’ of Convicted Terrorist Brett Kimberlin? (And Why It Matters)
- May 17: Convicted Terrorist Brett Kimberlin Received $70,000 From Tides Foundation, $10,000 From Streisand, $20,000 from John Kerry’s Wife
- May 18: Who Warned Us About Brett Kimberlin?
- May 18: What It Feels Like to Be Targeted
- May 19: Domestic Terrorist Now Using ‘Lawfare’? Convicted Felon Kimberlin’s 501(c)3 Raised $1.8 Million in Six Years UPDATE: ‘Convicted of Perjury’
- May 20: Deadline Loometh, and the Raven Is Croaking Brett Kimberlin’s Name
- May 20: ‘Other Computer Savvy Activists’
The Lonely Conservative wrote a great post about this, calling on an “Army of Davids” to make sure the Kimberline’s history is thoroughly exposed. She also wrote about Stacey’s “bug out,” and has some more information on Kimberline.
I have always subscribed to the notion that the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior. Considering Kimberlin’s past, as well as his current tendency to harass and threaten anyone that discusses his well documented past, he ought to be considered dangerous. Is there risk in even mentioning this? Probably, but when this happens, I always think that if we let people be silenced one by one, it’s only a matter of time before we are all silenced. However, if we band together, not only is it much harder to force us into silence, but we stand a better chance of preventing people like Kimberlin for victimizing others. So, I’m taking my place on the line.
Won’t you join us, and make this viral?
Thanks to you all!