Brett Kimberlin, convicted terrorist and serial litigator, has mounted a campaign of malicious harrassment and litigation against bloggers who mention what is already a matter of public record; his criminal activities, terrorist acts, and leftwingnut political extremism.
His modus operandi involves frivolous lawsuits against critics, claiming persecution and defamation. Considering Kimberlin’s despicable character, it would be very difficult to defame. The latest from Kimberlin involves more of the same shit. He’s a sick, sociopathic little crapweasel and his cohorts are just as mentally ill.
Aaron Walker, author of the blog Allergic to Bull, was sued by Kimberlin for blogging about his crimes, framed by Kimberlin with trumped up ‘assault’ charges, and subsequently arrested for ‘violating a peace order’:
Aaron Walker, whose complaint against convicted terrorist Brett Kimberlin became a conservative cause célèbre this past week, was reportedly taken into custody today after a court hearing in Rockville, Maryland.
One person who attended the hearing in Montgomery County District Court said that Kimberlin asserted that Walker’s continued blogging represented a violation of a “peace order” Kimberlin had obtained against the Virginia attorney, who says Kimberlin tried to “frame” him for assault earlier this year.
During the course of the hearing — which reportedly lasted about an hour — Judge C.J. Vaughey appeared to become increasingly hostile toward Walker, who was taken into custody when the hearing concluded.
On Thursday, May 17, Walker published a 28,000-word account of his experience being targeted by Kimberlin, which soon caught the attention of leading figures in online New Media, including University of Tennessee law professor Glenn Reynolds, who writes the popular Instapundit blog, and bestselling author Michelle Malkin, who warned her readers, “Please remember: Kimberlin is a radical, violent, lying, dangerous felon.”
UPDATE: According to a source, Kimberlin claimed during the hearing that he has received death threats as a result of Walker’s violation of the peace order. In 1981, Kimberlin was sentenced to 50 years in federal prison for his crimes, including the 1978 terrorist bombing that brutally maimed Vietnam veteran Carl DeLong.
Walker published a lengthy record of the lawsuit.
I read the transcript of the hearing. Judge Vaughey can only be described as boorish and totally void of competence. He referred to Aaron as “sport”, repeatedly cut him off, and refused to allow him to speak in his defense. Vaughey denied Aaron’s First Amendment rights in a shameful display of courtroom farce. It’s one of the worst examples of judicial malfeasance I’ve ever read.
Aaron Walker is in jail for blogging the facts about Kimberlin’s terrorist activity, criminal record, and leftwing extremism.
Think about that. A person has been jailed for writing an opinion guaranteed by freedom of the press. In America.
Patrick Frey, aka Patterico, is one of the victims of Kimberlin and his thug pals; Neal Rauhauser and Ron Brynaert. Frey has a compilation of Kimberlins’ activity, HERE.
Frey explains why he has been targeted by Kimberlin:
Well, I first wrote about Brett Kimberlin in October 2010, after getting a call from Andrew Breitbart. Andrew told me that his site was going to publish a post about a domestic terrorist named Brett Kimberlin. The story sounded interesting, and I published a post about Kimberlin shortly after the Breitbart post (penned by Mandy Nagy aka Liberty Chick) was published.
The next day, Kimberlin threatened to sue me. He said: “I have filed over a hundred lawsuits and another one will be no sweat for me. On the other hand, it will cost you a lot of time and money and for what.” I asked him to identify any specific falsehoods in my post and he did not. I published subsequent posts about topics like Kimberlin’s alleged murderous plots to escape from prison and exact revenge on his enemies and an examination of his non-profits’ tax returns. In February 2011, I talked about stalkerish intimidation tactics used by Kimberlin and his business partner, Brad Friedman of the “Brad Blog.”
It’s fair to say I have been one of Brett Kimberlin’s least favorite people in the world for a good long time now.
Beginning about the time I was swatted in July 2011, the harassment I had already experienced from Kimberlin was stepped up several notches — and other Kimberlin critics were also targeted. Several anonymous accounts identifying themselves as supporters of Kimberlin’s have participated in the harassment. These anonymous harassers go by names like @OccupyRebellion, @BreitbartUnmask, Gaped Crusader, and “Just Call Me Lefty.”
But much of the harassment Kimberlin critics have experienced has occurred at the hands of three named individuals: Ron Brynaert, Neal Rauhauser, and Brett Kimberlin.
Ron Brynaert is a so-called “journalist” who last August threatened me and my wife in the most despicable manner possible:
References to my wife come completely out of left field. She is a Democrat and cancels out my vote in every election. The only reason anyone would bring her up online is to intimidate and harass my family.
Brynaert explicitly connected his desire to do violence to me to his defense of Brett Kimberlin. The night he threatened me and my wife, Brynaert defended Kimberlin in a long series of tweets pointing out alleged holes in the case against Kimberlin. Brynaert said I was slandering Kimberlin.
……One of Brynaert’s arguments was that certain of the witnesses against Kimberlin had been hypnotized. Apparently, it greatly upset Brynaert that I wasn’t responding to this argument, and he threatened violence as a result:
Ron Brynaert has been a guest blogger at The Brad Blog, run by Brad Friedman, a business partner of Brett Kimberlin’s. Brynaert has described himself as a friend of Friedman’s. Brynaert was for years the editor of a Raw Story, a publication that has teamed up with the Brad Blog to put out Brad Friedman’s radio show.
……Neal Rauhauser is a creepy far-left activist. There is evidence that, using the handle “Iowa Boy,” Rauhauser has engaged in violent rhetoric, including calling for the public hanging of Republicans and the shooting of Dick Cheney. Rauhauser speaks regularly of the hacking group Anonymous and frequently suggests that his enemies are opening themselves up to Internet harassment.
Above: Writing at Daily Kos, Rauhauser suggests I should be harassed online.
Three days after I was swatted, Rauhauser wrote a post titled “Patterico’s Penalization” that made bizarre accusations about me, and accused me of working with a “cyberstalker” named Seth Allen — a blogger who had criticized Brett Kimberlin so tenaciously that Kimberlin (frivolously) sued Allen for defamation. In that post, Rauhauser publicized a State Bar complaint that Kimberlin had filed against me, and asked readers to get a picture of my wife. Rauhauser also suggested that a private detective stake out Seth Allen’s apartment:
Here is Rauhauser further publicizing Brett Kimberlin’s State Bar complaint against me, and stating his belief that if enough such complaints accumulate, I will be fired:
And here is Rauhauser talking about how he wants to see me fired, prosecuted, and bankrupted — all for purely political reasons:
Rauhauser is a fan of abusive litigation for purposes of political harassment:
Kimberlin has described Rauhauser as an “associate” of his. Rauhauser has written of working with Kimberlin and meeting with him personally. They have appeared in court together. Rauhauser has spoken of working with Kimberlin’s Velvet Revolution organization on Occupy events. In 2011, Rauhauser talked of a new job that he had, and of moving to Maryland — the state that is home to Brett Kimberlin and Velvet Revolution.
Brynaert, Rauhauser, Kimberlin, and anonymous Kimberlin supporters have engaged in harassment of family members, “SWATting”, publishing addresses and phone numbers, and calling employers.
Eugene Volokh has entered the fray by consulting on Aaron’s case.
A call for action by Ace of Spades.
Contact your state congressional representatives. Michelle Malkin has a complete list.
More on nutbag Rauhauser.
It’s time to make punks like Rauhauser, Kimberlin , and Brynaert understand the ramifications of irresponsible threats, harassment, and violence. Fight fire with fire. The victims of their stalking and violent rhetoric should simply band together and give them a taste of their own medicine, including filing so many lawsuits and restraining orders that Kimberlin and company won’t be able to wipe their asses without getting authorized consent from toilet paper manufacturers.
- More Brett Kimberlin Blog Burst: The Even Larger And Complete Memeorandum List (riehlworldview.com)
- The Attempt To Silence The Right: Convicted Terrorist Brett Kimberlin And His Friends On The Attack (thecampofthesaints.org)
- Patterico’s Pontifications ” Convicted Bomber Brett Kimberlin, Neal Rauhauser, Ron Brynaert, and Their Campaign of Political Terrorism (xbradtc.wordpress.com)
- So, just who is this Brett Kimberlin? And why should we care? (thedaleygator.wordpress.com)
- ‘I could have been killed for blogging’: Conservatives highlight chilling political terrorism on ‘Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day’ (twitchy.com)
- Fox News covers Brett Kimberlin and Patterico SWATting story (twitchy.com)