It’s been suggested that the Brett Kimberlin suit against bloggers is about silencing people or at least making them think twice concerning writing about him. Being a person of limited means totally dependent on my readers for my personal income that thought does weigh on my mind.
After all yesterday Patterico reported this concerning Brett Kimberlin suit vs bloggers:
A search of court records reveals the complaint is for “DEFAMATION, MALICIOUS PROSECUTION, HARASSMENT, STALKING, CONSPIRACY, INVASION OF PRIVACY AND INTENTIONAL INFLICTION OF EMOTIONAL DISTRESS.”
That sounds serious and other than the potential of discovery I doubt any of the people involved are happy about being sued.
While I, and Kimberlin’s other targets, are heartened by Congress’ letter to Eric Holder to look into the SWATting matter, what a reading of Citizen K demonstrates is that Congress itself needs to act in order to finally put an end to Brett Kimberlin’s ongoing digital (and real-life) terrorism.
Because not even prison stopped Brett Kimberlin’s crimes. While working as a prison clerk, Brett Kimberlin forged his own release order, forging all necessary signatures; he planned to release himself at 12:01 am on Memorial Day weekend. His plan is that no one would attempt to call the warden to confirm the release in the middle of the night on a holiday weekend; to make the process of confirming the strange midnight release, he also took the step of removing contact information from the office’s Rolodex. This scheme was ready to be executed, but for a lucky break for justice: Kimberlin was unexpectedly moved to another prison before Memorial Day, and his forged release form was now useless.
Another job he was assigned to in prison was doing quality control for military equipment. Rather than ensuring that equipment used by the men and women of the armed forces were in proper working order, Brett Kimberlin gave the equipment a positive rating — and then cut the wires himself.
This is not an allegation; this is an amusing anecdote he enjoys bragging about. From Citizen K, page 184, directly quoting Kimberlin from the many conversations the author had with him in preparing the book:
“I’d run the cables through quality control,” [Kimberlin] said. “I’d check them. I’d sign off on them. And then I’d cut some of the damn wires.”
I was very worried about what might happen to me for quoting it.
After all to Brett Kimberlin quoting his attempt at escape might constitute DEFAMATION as he didn’t actually execute this plan.
Kimberlin may consider it HARASSMENT to have my readers in 50 states & 170 countries reminded of his willful destruction of military equipment.
It’s not the first post I’ve written about Brett Kimberlin so this post might be construed as STALKING.
I’m a known friend of Robert Stacy McCain, attended Blogbash and participated in “Everybody blog about Brett Kimberlin day. Kimberlin will surely think that was proof of a CONSPIRACY.
While they appear on an A list blog (Ace’s site is in the top 25k worldwide & top 10k nationally) and in a book titled: Citizen K: The Deeply Weird American Journey of Brett Kimberlin by Mark Singer available at Amazon here Kimberlin might consider it an INVASION OF PRIVACY to report on this events long forgotten..
Finally for Kimberlin it goes without saying that any mention of these events, even on my C list site constitutes an INTENTIONAL INFLICTION OF EMOTIONAL DISTRESS particularly if these statements are repeated on a Syndicated Radio Talk heard on three AM stations and nationally on FTR Radio.
At least I would be worried about such a thing if I didn’t realize that under that broad definition of DEFAMATION, HARASSMENT, STALKING, CONSPIRACY, INVASION OF PRIVACY AND INTENTIONAL INFLICTION OF EMOTIONAL DISTRESS that Mr. Kimberlin would be using to sue, Miley Cyrus would be in court after me in a second.
Followed closely by Barack Obama, Harry Reid, Mitt Romney, Gabriel Gomez, Hillary Clinton, Scott Brown, Anthony Weiner, Nancy Pelosi, Richard Cohen, Andrew Sullivan, Matt Smith, Steven Moffat, Joe Scarborough and Arther S. Demoulas.
So I think, Mr. Kimberlin’s current suit not withstanding I think we’ll take the risk and hit Publish on this post and hope for the best confident that the hundreds of people who have hit my tip jar this year would help defend if a suit took place against me.
Closing thought: Am I the only person who read that quote above and thought: Who the hell decided: “Hey, you know who would be the most reliable cost-effective choice to inspect the equipment that our volunteer army depends on the carry out their missions? Members of the prison population!”? Even the far left foundations that financed Kimberlin over the last few years could argue he was an EX con. Seriously compared to that decision the Kimberlin lawsuit is almost rational.
I’d be really interested to find out if this type of thing is still going on.