Everybody Blog about Brett Kimberlin Day
May 25, 2012
Today is Everybody Blog about Brett Kimberlin Day.
Who is Brett Kimberlin? You might begin with this review of his history from Breitbart.com.
Kimberlin and his associates have apparently “SWATted” people (among other tactics) for criticizing him:
What you just heard and read is no joke. It actually happened. The phenomenon is called “SWATting,” because it can bring a SWAT team to your front door. SWATting is a particularly dangerous hoax in which a caller, generally a computer hacker, calls a police department to report a shooting at the home of his enemy. The caller will place this call to the police department’s business line, using Skype or a similar service, and hiding behind Internet proxies to make the call impossible to trace. Anxious police, believing they are responding to the home of an armed and dangerous man, show up at the front door pointing guns and screaming orders.
That is exactly what happened to me. It is a very dangerous hoax that could get the target killed.
The Other McCain (from two days ago) has some of the latest on Kimberlin, with links to other bloggers talking about this. All The Other McCain posts on this subject are available under the heading The Kimberlin Files.
Red State is on it.
I want to emphasize that conservative bloggers are not the only victims. A small and very left-leaning blogger is the only one to have been sued by Kimberlin. Kimberlin threatened a left-leaning lawyer with workplace harassment and a possible bar complaint simply because she helped Aaron try to keep his identity and personal details secret from this convicted bomber.
This story is getting out and going mainstream, relatively speaking. It hasn’t been mentioned at all yet in the mainstream news media, but it was covered on Glenn Beck this morning, and is on The Blaze, the Washington Examiner, Reason, and even a Slate blog.
You should really read that last one (warning: language). It’s very interesting, under the circumstances.