Many thanks to Stacy McCain, Aaron Worthing, and others, whose unfortunate personal circumstances has led to Brett Kimberlin being cast from the shadows into the marvelous light of truth. Patterico has the most comprehensive post on Kimberlin and his leftist cronies to date. I recommend reading it in it’s entirety, or at the very least saving it in your reader for later when it’s quite and you have the time.
So who perpetrated this crime on me and my family?
I reported the crime to the FBI on July 1, 2011. (Obviously, the Sheriff’s Department was already aware of it, since they had come to my house.) Unfortunately, law enforcement has not solved the case. Worse, they have failed to follow up on a number of leads I have given them.
But there is circumstantial evidence suggesting who may be responsible. I met personally with the nationwide experts on swatting in December 2011: the FBI office in Dallas, Texas. They told me that swatting is an extreme form of harassment — and that swatters typically combine swatting with other forms of harassment, including: complaining to the victim’s workplace, defaming the victim online, “Googlebombing” the victim, publishing the victim’s address online, filing phony reports of criminal activity by the victim, and so forth.
All of these things have happened to me and other critics of Brett Kimberlin since July 2011. The harassment has been relentless and has occurred almost every day. It would literally take a book to catalogue it all. What you read in this post, incredibly, is only part of it.
Why target me? Well, I first wrote about Brett Kimberlin in October 2010, after getting a call from Andrew Breitbart. Andrew told me that his site was going to publish a post about a domestic terrorist named Brett Kimberlin. The story sounded interesting, and I published a post about Kimberlin shortly after the Breitbart post (penned by Mandy Nagy aka Liberty Chick) was published.
All American Blogger took the considerable time to create the biggest link around evah! The Blaze has an exposé on Kimberlin that sheds more light. Michelle Malkin has a letter from one of her readers in Indiana about Kimberlin. Lee Stranahan, who came up with the idea of everybody blog about Brett Kimberlin day, which is of course, today. John Hawkins of Right Wing News interviews R.S. McCain about his ordeal with Kimberlin. Great stuff.
There are a bevy of bloggers taking this on. Some more involved, obviously, than others, but every word written about this man, his associations, and their tactics helps those who have been targeted or those who may be targeted in the future. Nothing less than your first amendment rights are at stake.
Here is the massive Memeorandum aggregation on this story beginning with the Patterico post.