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SWATting Fifth Anniversary

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 8:55 pm

This house was SWATted on July 1, 2011.

Seems like yesterday . . . maybe because I’m still being sued by Brett Kimberlin.

36 Responses to “SWATting Fifth Anniversary”

  1. Lawsuit is 2 1/2 years and counting. If it were a baby I would want it to be reading by now.

    Patterico (86c8ed)

  2. Did they ever prosecute the guy for this horrific act?

    NJRob (a07d2e)

  3. Has the FBI ever given you feedback on their investigation?

    Craig Mc (c8ba9d)

  4. Other than telling me that they closed the investigation and caught nobody?


    Patterico (86c8ed)

  5. Disgusting. They have to have a copy of the call.

    They could have done the legwork to find out who committed this horrific act. Instead they don’t care.

    I won’t post the rest of my feelings because I don’t want to have others hold you responsible for my remarks. But I’m thoroughly disgusted.

    njrob (2f4b7b)

  6. This sucks.

    Any comfort I might try to offer would ring platitudinous. It sucks from just about every angle, except one — that your position is righteous. Illegitimi non carborundum, if you’ll forgive the mock Latin.

    Beldar (fa637a)

  7. I agree with Beldar. It’s an honor to have those particular enemies. But they went after you and your family in a very dangerous manner, and the system failed you. Their attack against free speech worked out far better than it should have in any modern and just society.

    Dustin (ba94b2)

  8. It’s your Kobayashi Maru, Patterico san. Don’t try to finagle the ding dangle a la Captain Kirk – make it a true test of character.

    Johnny Mustard (b996d4)

  9. How is it he’s not in jail, rhetorical.

    narciso (732bc0)

  10. swatted

    like with a cloth?

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  11. Ditto Beldar, and there is nothing just about this.

    DRJ (15874d)

  12. Happy Independence Day!

    It’s the weekend. And despite my talk of and obvious love for bulgogi, sushi, ceviche, putanesca, boerewors, etc., i remain, and will be eternally yours, at least theoretically, an American.

    Play ball!

    Steve57 (ecac13)

  13. swatted

    like with a cloth?

    happyfeet (28a91b) — 7/2/2016 @ 7:59 am

    No, Happy. Not with a cloth.

    Bill H (971e5f)

  14. You were not ISISed, at least.

    kishnevi (d097a6) — 7/2/2016 @ 9:33 am

    I fully expect Preezy 404’s statement to include the words “workplace violence” and “JV team”.

    Bill H (971e5f)

  15. I may microwave a hot dog and give a call to mom. Believe it or not I call mom a lot. Apple pie unfortunately remains out of reach.

    Not like I have anything against it.

    Steve57 (ecac13)

  16. @7, I won’t. I never do.

    Steve57 (ecac13)

  17. @the Latin. Jeezus.

    Steve57 (ecac13)

  18. Steve57,

    Despite your Navy service and patriotism, there are questions about whether you like apple pie and baseball. (LOL)

    Cruz Supporter (102c9a)

  19. Dammit, sir! The Yokohama Bay Stars can vouch for my love of baysoo barroo.

    Steve57 (ecac13)


    I missed a lot of home games. I was deployed a lot.

    Steve57 (ecac13)

  21. Right now on TV, European Soccer Championships: Germany vs Italy.

    ropelight (596f46)

  22. It’s not baseball, ropelight.

    The crack of the bat, the roar of the crowd. Not the same thing.

    Sincerely, someone barely hanging on until Dove season starts.

    Steve57 (ecac13)

  23. Not to speak out of place but does it bother anyone else when peeps speak anachronistically about history?

    Steve57 (ecac13)

  24. not me i love it

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  25. Dear Patterico: as I wrote to you, I am glad that you and your family were not physically harmed during the swatting. I’m angry that the people responsible were not held responsible. But it is true that the types of enemies one has often defines ones character. Stay strong and best wishes to your family.

    Simon Jester (c3c887)

  26. Right now, it’s a shoot out between Germany and Italy in a knock-out game. The most exciting ending for a Soccer game. Watch it even if you don’ understand Soccer.

    ropelight (596f46)

  27. Germany won. It was the most exciting shoot out in the history of Soccer.

    ropelight (596f46)

  28. “It was the most exciting shoot out in the history of Soccer.”

    Damn, I missed it. I was watching grass grow.

    FOAF (533320)

  29. Too bad, hundreds of millions of Soccer fans around the world, especially the German and Italian ones, couldn’t look away. Crime came to a standstill, birds stopped eating worms, passengers refused to board airplanes, and more Americans than ever before watched 2 of the world’s best teams play each other to a tie and then have the game go to a sudden death shoot out which teetered back and forth in heart stopping hits and misses till the final German goal sent the Italians home.

    You may have missed it in real time but there’ll be plenty of chances in the next few days. It’ll be replayed hundreds and hundreds of times. You’ll be able to see it in the pregame show when Wales plays Portugal this Wednesday, the 6th.

    ropelight (596f46)

  30. more Americans than ever

    So twenty? Twenty-five?

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  31. This is reminder that whatever justice there is in the world, it’s a result of someone’s effort.

    If there were simply “justice in the world” Kimberlin would be sleeping in a doorway somewhere.

    bud (791f49)

  32. Damn, to think I wasted the extent of my sports viewing on another predictable Cubs washout against the Mets

    urbanleftbehind (c95389)

  33. If there were justice in the world, kimberlin would be not-sleeping in federal prison.

    SarahW (3164f0)

  34. This is relevant, so I thought I’d bring it to your attention. This sentence is far too lenient.

    JoeH (eb63b1)

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