Who is Brett Kimberlin? Why is May 25th “Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day?” Kimberlin is a violent convict, guilty of the Speedway bombing. He is the man who tried to convince America he sold drugs to Dan Quayle. He uses lawsuits to threaten and harass conservative bloggers who merely mention his name, or dare to bring up his connections to big, liberal money. His baseless lawsuits have cost bloggers such as Aaron Walker thousands of dollars to get thrown out of court. His threats have driven some bloggers into hiding for fear of their jobs and their safety. Keep in mind, these are all baseless claims. Kimberlin knows that. It is his goal to drain the conservative blogosphere of resources until there is no one left. I could go on, but there are better stories about Kimberlin out there right now than I could write. To learn more about this hideous criminal and the damage he is doing please read the story below from Redstate.com by Erik Erickson. He carefully details all of Kimberlin’s exploits and his victims. Repost anything you see about Kimberlin. Tweet, post on Facebook, share with everyone you can. Kimberlin’s mission depends on his ability to stay in the shadows just under the radar. The mainstream media has been complicit in allowing him to do this. Let’s bring him out into the light, where hopefully he will disintegrate like some mutated vampire from an episode of “True Blood”.
via Erick Erickson at redstate.com…….
Tip of the hat to Michelle Malkin, whose May 23 column does one of the best jobs I’ve seen of laying out the convoluted tale of a low-level Democratic activist named Brett Kimberlin andhis attempts to shut down those who criticize him. She applies the “disinfectant of sunshine” to a seamy story that deserves mainstream play.
Brett Kimberlin, subject of the book Citizen K, is the Speedway Bomber. If that is not familiar to you, you might remember him as the man who claimed he sold Vice President Dan Quayle drugs. Kimberlin is also, now, decades later, a left of center activist, formerIndependent Music Awards Industry Judge, involved in organizations getting Tides Foundation and Heinz Family Foundation grants, and is back in the media for harassing and bullying anyone who mentions his past.
According to the United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, Brett Kimberlin was convicted of a series of bombings in Speedway, Indiana, and other drug related matters. From the Court of Appeals:
Kimberlin was convicted as the so-called “Speedway Bomber,” who terrorized the city of Speedway, Indiana, by detonating a series of explosives in early September 1978. In the worst incident, Kimberlin placed one of his bombs in a gym bag, and left it in a parking lot outside Speedway High School. Carl Delong was leaving the high school football game with his wife when he attempted to pick up the bag and it exploded. The blast tore off his lower right leg and two fingers, and embedded bomb fragments in his wife’s leg. He was hospitalized for six weeks, during which he was forced to undergo nine operations to complete the amputation of his leg, reattach two fingers, repair damage to his inner ear, and remove bomb fragments from his stomach, chest, and arm. In February 1983, he committed suicide.
After being convicted of the bombings and related offenses, Kimberlin was sentenced to a fifty-year term of imprisonment for manufacturing and possessing a destructive device, and malicious damage by explosives with personal injury in violation of 26 U.S.C. §§ 5861(d) and (f), and 18 U.S.C. §§ 844(f) and (i). He received a concurrent twelve-year sentence for impersonating a federal officer, illegal use of a Department of Defense insignia, and illegal use of the Presidential Seal in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 912, 701, and 713, respectively, and a five-year term for receipt of explosives by a convicted felon in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 842(i)(1). Finally, he was given a four-year sentence by the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas on an earlier, unrelated conviction for conspiracy to distribute marijuana.1
Kimberlin’s sentences were aggregated by the Bureau of Prisons and, pursuant to 28 C.F.R. § 2.5, were treated by the Commission as a single aggregate sentence of fifty-one years, six months, and nineteen days. He received an initial parole hearing by a two-person panel of the Commission on July 28, 1988.