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Kimberlin v. Walker Hearing Scheduled: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in Rockville, Maryland

Posted on | May 26, 2012 | 46 Comments

When terrorist Brett Kimberlin was convicted of multiple felonies in 1981,
he could have been sentenced to 230 years in federal prison.

Convicted terrorist Brett Kimberlin’s failed attempt to silence bloggers who tell the truth about Kimberlin’s criminality will be the subject of a court hearing Tuesday morning in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Kimberlin, who in 1981 was sentenced to 50 years in federal prison for his Indiana bombing spree and other crimes, has requested a “peace order” against Virginia attorney Aaron Walker, who says Kimberlin tried to “frame” him on an assault charge earlier this year. The final hearing on Kimberlin’s peace order request — which Walker has described as “frivolous” — is scheduled for Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. in Montgomery County District Court (191 E. Jefferson St., Rockville, Md. 20850), according to the court’s official Web site.

Walker, who has blogged under the pseudonym “Aaron Worthing,” gained unexpected national fame as a result of Kimberlin’s ongoing campaign of harassment and intimidation against Walker and his fellow citizen-journalists, including Seth Allen, contributor Mandy “Liberty Chick” Nagy, Los Angeles deputy district attorney Patrick “Patterico” Frey and even the award-winning conservative blogger known only by his online pseudonym Ace of Spades.

Kimberlin’s misguided effort to suppress the truth about his violent criminal past — including the 1978 terrorist bombing that brutally maimed Vietnam veteran Carl DeLong — backfired disastrously. 

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.”

Reacting to breaking news of Kimberlin’s escalating pattern of harassment, blogger Lee Stranahan declared that Friday, May 25, would be “Everybody Blog Brett Kimberlin Day,” a project that produced scores of posts about the man whom popular podcaster Jimmie Bise Jr. has dubbed “Lying Felon Brett Kimberlin.” As a result of this New Media publicity, both Frey and Walker were interviewed Friday on Glenn Beck’s nationally syndicated radio program.

Kimberlin began his criminal career as an adolescent drug pusher, and was convicted of perjury before he graduated high school. While serving time in federal prison for his numerous crimes, he made headlines in 1988 by claiming (without any substantiation) to have sold marijuana to Dan Quayle. Kimberlin has been described as a “top-flight con man,” in a Publisher’s Weekly review of the 1996 book by award-winning journalist Mark Singer, Citizen K: The Deeply Weird American Journey of Brett Kimberlin. His sole known source of legal income now is two 501(c) tax-exempt non-profit organizations, includng one funded in part by the Barbara Streisand Foundation.

The National Bloggers Club has created to help call attention to the case and, as the non-profit goup’s president Ali Akbar says, to enable “supporters to make financial donations to a relief fund as a show of support.”

Robert Stacy McCain, Whereabouts Unknown




UPDATE: Linked by Dan Collins at the Conservatory, That Innocuous Girl, Conservative Lesbian Cynthia Yockey and Twitchythanks!

UPDATE II: Aaron Walker notices that Kimberlin’s non-profit is boasting of its recent fundraising success, and Ace of Spades writes:

If Kimberlin’s outfits exist to harass and intimidate people, I would say such a charity is contrary to the concept of “charity.” Certainly the US tax code shouldn’t privilege such operations with tax-exempt status.
What is Kimberlin actually doing with this money?

Bob Belvedere at Camp of the Saints provides an after-action report on “Everybody Blog Brett Kimberlin Day.”

UPDATE III: Now a Memeorandum thread. Linked at The Jawa Report, POH Diaries, American Power, Daily Pundit, The Minority Report and Da Tech Guythanks! — and welcome, Instapundit readers!