Thanks to Lee Stranahan, today is “Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day.” So, who is Brett Kimberlin?
Brett Kimberlin is a terrorist and a convicted felon. On October 15, 1981, Kimberlin was convicted of the 1978 Speedway bombings. He was sentenced to 50 years in prison. He was also convicted on a slew of other charges, including a Texas drug bust and impersonating a Dept. of Defense security guard. The bombings were allegedly orchestrated to draw attention away from an earlier murder.
He was paroled after just 13 years in prison, but his parole was revoked after he refused to make any effort to repay a $1.6 million judgment against him. Kimberlin served an additional four years in prison and was released in 2001. While in prison, Kimberlin earned a law degree, and has since become a serial litigator.
Now, he has begun targeting Conservative bloggers who write about his grisly past. Patterico has a long writeup on his dealings with Kimberlin and his associates. R.S. McCain reports that he was forced to leave his Maryland home after Kimberlin called his wife’s employer to complain that R.S. McCain had been harassing him. He has continued to report on Kimberlin from “an undisclosed location.”
At this point, the “only effective way I [know] to fight Brett Kimberlin is for as many people to research and write about him as possible.” And if you can’t write, please consider supporting the National Bloggers Club which has set up a relief fund for those targeted by Kimberlin.
UPDATE – 5/25/12