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5/22/2012

Brett Kimberlin Harasses Stacy McCain By Contacting His Wife’s Employer

Filed under: Brad Friedman,Brett Kimberlin,General,Neal Rauhauser — Patterico @ 8:14 pm

Stacy McCain:

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.

Harassing family members; claiming that truthful criticism is “harassment”; taking complaints to a critic’s workplace . . . all of these tactics fit a pattern some of us have witnessed for months. Stacy is not the only one to suffer through this sort of treatment. He’s just the latest.

Kimberlin’s associates have asked for pictures of my wife; mentioned the names of Stacy’s children; outed a commenter of mine and made references to his family; made references to Aaron’s wife; and so forth. They love bringing family into these battles. Again, it’s part of a pattern.

This is what your “non-profit” money buys, donors! Be proud!

You’ll hear about all of it in coming days and weeks. But bear with us. The harassment has been an almost daily occurrence for almost a year, so there’s no way the whole story can be told in a short post or two. But it will be told.

Ace wants people to cover this, and says that those who don’t are acting like the bystanders in the Kitty Genovese case:

It is very easy to decide “this isn’t any of my trouble” and permit vicious behavior.

Easy. Perhaps understandable.

But hardly ethical. And certainly not heroic.

Who wants to get involved? Easier, and surely safer, just to duck one’s head and hide, and hope the danger visits someone else.

Perhaps the alligator will prefer to eat someone else first. Perhaps his belly will be full.

And why should you stick your neck out?

Hey, it’s not like the Conservative Media is supposed to cast a spotlight on injustice, stick up for the common man abused by bullies, or fight leftist outrages.

It’s not as if we’re supposed to fight the fights that others shy away from, right?

We’re all just supposed to sit back and let the traffic money roll in.

Right?

It’s easier that way. A few victims here and there aren’t our concern. We’ve got bigger things to worry about. We’ve got to keep focused on The Big Things, which just happen to be, felicitously enough, the things that won’t draw any heat.

Lee Stranahan has stepped up, with this video:

I will repeat a couple of points. First, this isn’t about dredging up a crime that happened 34 years ago. Kimberlin has done plenty since then. He made claims about selling pot to Dan Quayle — claims that the lefty author of a book about Kimberlin believes are false. He deceptively avoided paying a wrongful death judgment to the widow of the man he blew up. He sued a small-time blogger in 2011 for telling the truth about him, and made several false statements about his history under oath in an effort to win a large cash judgment. He made several provably false statements regarding his encounter with Aaron Walker, in an effort to get the State of Maryland to prosecute Walker. He has regularly defamed, harassed, and stalked people who criticized him.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg, folks.

One more point that I have made before and will make again: this is not about partisan politics. Kimberlin thuggishly went after a left-leaning attorney who represented Aaron pro bono. He went after the lefty author of the book Citizen K. I believe this country is filled with millions of honorable people with left-leaning beliefs who would never tolerate the kind of behavior we have seen from this man.

Brett Kimberlin has no politics. He is all about making money. Don’t make this into a partisan battle. That’s what he wants.

31 Responses to “Brett Kimberlin Harasses Stacy McCain By Contacting His Wife’s Employer”

  1. Ding!

    I miss Karl already.

    Patterico (feda6b)

  2. No doubt this is going to take some time to tell. I tried to explain this all to a few people and it was really tough.

    Side Note: My Twitter was suspended. Could have been my fault, or trolls, not really sure but I took all the steps to try and get it back.

    Noodles (3681c4)

  3. point of clarification: is this the same convicted terrorist Brett Kimberlin what hollywood hoochie Babs Streisand has been showering with money?

    happyfeet (3c92a1)

  4. The donors – like Tides Foundation and Streisand – need to feel the heat of supporting these people (Friedman and Rauhauser aren’t quite as bad as Kimberlin, but only because they’re not as prolific and we don’t know if they’ve attempted to kill anyone or not).

    Maryland authorities have had the goods to prosecute him, but because he works for the left, the corrupt Democratic establishment turns a blind eye.

    Estragon (ec6a4b)

  5. This crap must cease. It shows how a lttle clown can make such a mockery of the court system without accountability. But I have a feeling this will all come to an end very soon. And if I can help, I’ll be glad to do my part.

    Thanks Patterico for your tenacity. Oh, and check your email, please sir.

    Be safe.

    Hal (3ea3d8)

  6. That’s exactly right patrick. Seth is a liberal. Allegedly a commie. Well, that is according to the twitterer who is NOT BRETT KIMBERLIN. No siree!

    Btw, there has been declared an everyone blog about Brett Kimberlin day. If you click on my name you will see my perspective which is obviously going to be unique. But this is actually Lee Stranahan’s baby.

    And congrats to Lee for getting a big mention on Memeorandum!

    Aaron "Worthing" (73a7ea)

  7. Well so was , Orwell, Malraux, Chambers well certainly on the left anyways

    narciso (1c125b)

  8. What this is about is a criminal thug who is trying to protect a sweet sweet scam he has going. His current gig is sucking off the left-wing donation teat and having his fables challenged risks losing the parasite’s gravy train.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  9. Not political? According to Stacy, why did he get money from liberals:

    “Federal tax forms filed by convicted terrorist Brett Kimberlin’s tax-exempt non-profit Justice Through Music Project (JTMP) show that the 501(c)3 group collected $1.8 million in gifts, grants and other contributions during its first six years of operation. An analysis using database research indicates that more than $300,000 of that sum came in the form of grants from tax-exempt foundations, including the George Soros-connected Tides Foundation, the Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund, the Barbara Streisand Foundation, and the Heinz Family Foundation, connected to Democrat Sen. John Kerry’s wife.”

    AZ Bob (1c9631)

  10. Noodles, that’s infuriating.

    Lee’s video is great.

    Patterico’s point cannot be made often enough. ‘Not Brett Kimberlin’ claims to criticize Brett Kimberlin is to challenge “everything the left holds dear”.

    Not true.

    Freedom of speech is dear to the left (and to me, a conservative). Freedom to stand up to powerful thugs is dear to the left (and to me, a conservative).

    This story is about right and wrong. Not right and left.

    Dustin (330eed)

  11. Thanks, Patterico. You nailed it.

    And thanks Aaron for trying to help me, and I’m very sorry Brett has turned your life upside down.

    All this latest activity has brought me hope justice is on the horizon. That was very brave of you to out yourself. Sure you were already outed, but with the futility of the “Team Breitbart Mob” campaign, not many would be aware of who you are.

    I’m very grateful to anyone who keeps out left-right politics. Not everything has to be Point-Counterpoint. This was a fascinating story even before the Speedway Bomber got his latest parole.

    He basically ended up on the internet. By hooking up with the Dkos and Democratic Underground crowd (via BradBlog, Larisa Alexandrovna, Andy Stephenson et al), that’s how he ended up on my radar. Same with Patterico. Things like this pop up, and we net freaks do eventually end up visiting the so-called enemy’s blog. I’ve known of Patterico since probably late 2007-08, when I got very interested in figuring out the internet fake left. Maybe I found Pat through googling Leopold, or maybe it was Larisa Alexandrovna. Tough to remember exactly.

    As for what I am politically, foremost I am a nobody. But to not avoid the question, I’ll just say I grew up in liberal Massachusetts. Uhm, you know, was a Generation X’er against apartheid, the Contras, etc.. I studied Sociology and even got a Master’s in that.

    I’m nothing special, just a regular guy. I like to write. You could say I am a hippie wannabe. A peacenik. A vegetarian. Definitely not a commie. But I would definitely be for lefty causes such as a decrease in military spending, guaranteed jobs for everyone willing to work, equal schools, socialised health care, things like the cost of cereal being regulated, etc..

    But this story isn’t about that. It’s not really about any one of us per se. Just a bunch of us somehow got caught in the middle of something nefarious, that Breitbart Mob hoax.

    I think it’s safe to say I wouldn’t have been sued, if Mandy and Patterico hadn’t shown up in October, 2010. To repeat, even though I was persistent, I was still a small potato blogger and still am.

    I read something an hour ago, forget where, but basically that dude has had many opportunities to let this thing drop. Heck, if he had just stayed away from Aaron, it would’ve probably still blown over, and he could have continued with the fundraising through bunk schtick.

    Now it’s too late for that guy. This has become pure Streisand Effect as Aaron predicted.

    Prepostericity (472d4b)

  12. Noodles, I was wondering what happened to you. An hour or two ago I noticed you had stopped following me and your tweets had become protected. On a side note, I don’t recall ever following Kenneth Lipp who follows me, but somehow I was now following him. Might have been a glitch and/or related to Noodles being suspended or something I did by accident. I don’t know.

    Prepostericity (472d4b)

  13. Yeah Dustin, agreed. And fine job co-opting Brad Friedman’s insincere use of the “not right or left it’s about right or wrong” phrase. Team Numbnuts would love this story to be portrayed as right versus left. We should save that for debating the presidential candidates or health care or whatever. I’m impressed quite a number of you have figured out how Brad and Co. prey off of good meaning but naive liberals.

    Prepostericity (472d4b)

  14. “And why should you stick your neck out?”

    Well, because it’s fun to continually point out that Brett Kimberlin is a convicted felon and general all around lowlife.

    I enjoy it.

    And, if it’s a little bit risky, that just spices things up.

    Dave Surls (46b08c)

  15. “This story is about right and wrong. Not right and left.”

    This is a great line! a line that an independant like myself can get behind!

    felipe (3cc5df)

  16. Not political? According to Stacy, why did he get money from liberals:

    Indeed the people who supported Brett were lefties. It was their money in Brett’s pocket after all those claims about Dan Quayle or Karl Rove or whatever. Now ‘not brett kimberlin’ insists that to criticize Brett is to attack everything the left holds dear.

    It’s not. It is egg on the faces of those who gave Brett money, and a warning to folks on both sides to be skeptical of things you’re told by anonymous weirdos.

    Dustin (330eed)

  17. With all these big time right wing bloggers involved, and all the resources they have, one thing that ought to be done:

    Try and get in touch with Sandra Delong, and see if she ever got the money Kimberlin owed her.

    That ought to be priority one, IMO.

    No one alive has been more wronged by Kimberlin than her, and she ought to get every cent the little rat owed her.

    Dave Surls (46b08c)

  18. why don’t you get on that Dave, and lead the way for once?

    redc1c4 (403dff)

  19. Have the donors to Brett Kimberlin’s “non-profit” organizations been contacted and told about BK’s activities? At the very least, I’m sure they’d appreciate being made aware.

    Book (20a430)

  20. It seems odd that RSM is credited with being at the point of the spear on this when others have been dealing with this for a longer time, with greater hardship. Kudos to him for helping bring attention …

    JD (2307e5)

  21. Are there any grounds to sue him or maybe even those who give him money? It seems like there would be.

    Gerald A (cc0aaa)

  22. For…?

    Well how about:

    Harassing family members

    and

    taking complaints to a critic’s workplace

    Aaron says he lost his job because of the resulting security concerns. It sure seems to my non-lawyer mind that there’s something sue-able in there.

    Gerald A (cc0aaa)

  23. I would not count on Dave. He does not advocate for calling the authorities on people.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  24. “why don’t you get on that Dave, and lead the way for once?”

    Well, that’s not what I do.

    But, there are big time bloggers/investigative journalists involved in this now, and they could do it.

    Dave Surls (46b08c)

  25. It seems odd that RSM is credited with being at the point of the spear on this when others have been dealing with this for a longer time, with greater hardship. Kudos to him for helping bring attention …

    Comment by JD

    That’s how it works sometimes. He is currently trying to keep his family safe, so RSM can’t really get sufficient credit anyway.

    If he were the first place someone encountered this subject, that wouldn’t be a bad thing at all. It used to be that LC and Patterico had the only really effective posts on the subject. Now there’s a wealth to choose from and people are wondering who is the tip of the spear. It’s a good problem to have when compared to a problem where few are even aware of the story.

    Dustin (330eed)

  26. People did call police in the Kitty Genovese case.

    The police commissioner, Michael J. Murphy, covered it up. (or possibly had been misled himself)

    The New York Times was wrong.

    http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=382690&highlight=Kitty+Genovese

    http://www.onthemedia.org/2009/mar/27/the-witnesses-that-didnt/transcript/

    How did the misreporting happen?

    JOSEPH DE MAY: According to Abe Rosenthal, he first learned of the story when he had lunch with the New York City Police Commissioner. He had just been appointed metropolitan editor. And he was questioning the commissioner about a story that had been published in recent days where apparently two men who did not know each other had confessed to the same murder. And, of course, Rosenthal’s question was, how could such a thing have happened? And it was at that point that the commissioner said, never mind that. I’ve got to tell you this story about what happened in Kew Gardens. And he related the story of apparently these witnesses who witnessed a murder and wouldn’t report it. And suddenly Mr. Rosenthal was off on that tangent. He decided that that was a story that he needed to run. If you look at The Times article, it looks like there were two hands there. The first paragraph takes an entirely different tack than the rest of the story and the accompanying picture. What I think happened is that Mr. Gansberg turned in probably what he thought was a very carefully written article, and Mr. Rosenthal, who still knew about the story from what the commissioner told him, rewrote that first paragraph and tacked it onto the story. And it was that paragraph that people remember.

    Later:

    ..One of the people who contacted me is a retired New York City police officer who said that he was an eight-year-old boy whose bedroom was on the second floor of that apartment building on the night of the murder. And he said his father did call the police because he was there in the living room when he did. I’ve heard second- or third-hand about two other people who also said that they called the police.

    The problem was that the police disregarded the calls. They didn’t take it seriously, because they thought it was just an argument between a man and a woman, and it was over.

    The incident extended over some time. Kitty Genovese escaped the first time, altough not without being stabbed, when the attacker left because he’d been shouted at. He realized he could be identified by his car, so he moved his car and camne back about 10 minutes later. Kitty Genovese had meanwhile reached home, but collapsed in the foyer of the building and he finished her off.

    Only one person saw the second attack. But he was drunk and didn’t want to get personally involved and called a woman and asked her to call.

    http://healthland.time.com/2011/11/11/bystander-psychology-why-some-witnesses-to-crime-do-nothing/

    http://riverdaughter.wordpress.com/2009/08/02/a-fascinating-intersection-of-true-crime-psychology-and-media-misinformation/

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Kitty_Genovese

    Also missing is the Mafia connection. (a possible motive but Moseley was a serial attacker of women, and he did it even when he escaped from prison)

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

  27. RSM quote:


    ……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….

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

  28. I shall tell anyone and everyone of KIMBERLIN’S VIOLENT CRIMINAL PAST.
    It’s simply true.

    Gus (36e9a7)

  29. What a Monster. I will Not let this monster intimidate me or My First Amendment Right. Join this Important Cause

    Norma Courtois (c5f233)


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