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SWATting the Ericksons (Brett Kimberlin fallout?)
Red State ^ | Sunday, May 27, 2012 | Erick Erickson

Posted on 05/27/2012 6:54:42 PM PDT by kristinn

Last week we spent a lot of time writing about Brett Kimberlin and the incident involving blogger Patterico where someone spoofed his phone number and told 911 he had shot his wife.

Tonight, my family was sitting around the kitchen table eating dinner when sheriffs deputies pulled up in the driveway.

Someone called 911 from my address claiming there had been an accidental shooting.

(Excerpt) Read more at redstate.com ...


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: brettkimberlin; kimberlin; redstate; swatting

1 posted on 05/27/2012 6:54:54 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

My experience with the sheriff’s department is they are more professional & less hostile than the local police.


2 posted on 05/27/2012 7:00:19 PM PDT by jimbobfoster
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To: kristinn

Gonna be a lot more of this until dome high ranking or known Lib/Dem gets busted for organizing it.


3 posted on 05/27/2012 7:03:39 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: kristinn
As one of the posters mentioned on that thread, this is domestic terrorism.
And it should be treated as such. This tactic is straight out of the playbook for causing havoc, confusion and waste and/or diversion of resources for an enemy.

This has moved to the next level.
4 posted on 05/27/2012 7:17:38 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: Norm Lenhart
"Gonna be a lot more of this until some high ranking or known Lib/Dem gets busted for organizing it."

Then there's going to be a lot more of it. Holder's DOJ will only get involved if they have to muck up prosecutions ot see to it that no Dems get punished.

5 posted on 05/27/2012 7:20:52 PM PDT by hometoroost (Frodo lives!)
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To: kristinn
"Someone called 911 from my address claiming there had been an accidental shooting."

How do they do that? I once had to call 911 and they knew the phone number and address immediately. If you call from a remote location, or a cell phone that doesn't happen.

6 posted on 05/27/2012 7:23:56 PM PDT by Baynative (REMEMBER: Without America there is no free world!)
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To: Baynative

This link explains how someone can spoof a phone number:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caller_ID_spoofing


7 posted on 05/27/2012 7:37:06 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: hometoroost

I have no doubt that it will REALLY get bad around the election and especially if/when Fearless Leader loses. Then, between the election and the inaugural, SWAT/police should respond only after 100% triple checked confirmation that there really is a problem. After the inaug, they will keep doing it for vengance and expand it’s use to everything and everyone they want to screw with.

They will get their war if they keep this crap up. I just hope that all the victims of this Anarchist Cookbook crap live through the process.

I have to believe that the police will quickly tire of fake SWAT calls and the cost/budget hits will lead to turnovers in local political offices...to people willing to stop coddling the terrorists.


8 posted on 05/27/2012 7:39:50 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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WHY IS THE STATE DEPT. PARTNERING WITH ‘SPEEDWAY BOMBER’ BRETT KIMBERLIN?

Following The Blaze’s extensive coverage of the Indiana Speedway Bomber (Brett Kimberlin) turned Soros-funded “social justice” activist who routinely terrorizes bloggers, is a provocative post at United Liberty asking why The State Department has been teaming up with the domestic terrorist. Consider the following passage from Kimberlin’s “Justice Through Music” website:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/why-is-the-state-dept-partnering-with-speedway-bomber-brett-kimberlin/


9 posted on 05/27/2012 7:40:52 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kristinn

10 posted on 05/27/2012 7:49:53 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kristinn

Damn! Are there ANY patriot ‘white hat haxxorz’ out there???? I know of some who are fighting Jihadis online.......but we are battling communist infiltration, here!


11 posted on 05/27/2012 7:51:58 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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WHY IS THE STATE DEPT. PARTNERING WITH ‘SPEEDWAY BOMBER’ BRETT KIMBERLIN? Following The Blaze’s extensive coverage of the Indiana Speedway Bomber (Brett Kimberlin) turned Soros-funded “social justice” activist who routinely terrorizes bloggers, is a provocative post at United Liberty asking why The State Department has been teaming up with the domestic terrorist. Consider the following passage from Kimberlin’s “Justice Through Music” website: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/why-is-the-state-dept-partnering-with-speedway-bomber-brett-kimberlin/

Because "The State Department" = Hillary Clinton.

And Hillary doesn't play nice.

12 posted on 05/27/2012 7:54:04 PM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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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 *529 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.


13 posted on 05/27/2012 8:00:01 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kristinn

Brad, as in Brad Friedman.

14 posted on 05/27/2012 8:07:32 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

Thanks for your contributions to this thread.


15 posted on 05/27/2012 8:23:46 PM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: kristinn

It’s unfortunate that the Kimberlin story has gotten so little play here. The posts about this story have received very few replies, most of them attacking the original poster for “blog pimping”.

In the real world, this is the hottest story on the conservative side of the Internet, but as far as FR is concerned it hardly exists.


16 posted on 05/27/2012 9:15:22 PM PDT by denydenydeny (Admiration of absolute government is proportionate to the contempt one has for others.-Tocqueville)
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To: denydenydeny

That is true, and unexplainable.


17 posted on 05/28/2012 3:10:12 AM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: denydenydeny

I just became aware of this Friday, when I spent most of the day reading various blogs about Kimberlin.

I never saw anything, are there ties between Kinberlin or his charities and the left (Soros, Striesand ,etc) other than their names appearing on a list of donors?

Kimberlin has not been charged for any of his largely illegal harassment, is there any indication of interference from higher up inhibiting prosecution of this scumbag?


18 posted on 05/28/2012 5:10:34 AM PDT by HangThemHigh (Entropy's not what it used to be.)
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To: kcvl
I'd never heard of Brett Kimberlin before last week. I can't believe the things I read about him on Friday. The guy is pure evil and has to be stopped. The SWATting incident with Patterico could have gotten someone killed.


19 posted on 05/28/2012 8:35:56 AM PDT by Cinnamontea
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To: HangThemHigh
Kimberlin has not been charged for any of his largely illegal harassment, is there any indication of interference from higher up inhibiting prosecution of this scumbag?/i>

That's what I've been wondering. One of the blogs I read compared the voice of one of Kimberlin's close associates with the voice on the 911 tape that resulted in the SWAT team arriving at blogger Patterico's house. To the lay person it sounds like the same voice, but I wonder if any real analysis has been done. How does Kimberlin get away with all this?


20 posted on 05/28/2012 8:40:46 AM PDT by Cinnamontea
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"One of the blogs I read compared the voice of one of Kimberlin's close associates with the voice on the 911 tape that resulted in the SWAT team arriving at blogger Patterico's house. To the lay person it sounds like the same voice, but I wonder if any real analysis has been done. " I think it was Patrick Frey, when he could get law enforcement to do a voice analysis, he got his own expert that said it was the same voice. Link (look for The Voice)

If a deputy district attorney of LA can't get the local forces to act, who can?

21 posted on 05/28/2012 12:08:21 PM PDT by HangThemHigh (Entropy's not what it used to be.)
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