Posted on | December 20, 2013 | 23 Comments
‘Speedway Bomber’ Brett Kimberlin was sentenced to 50 years in 1981
“Really? Really? Can this be what it sounds like? Somebody is trying to out-crazy Stacy McCain? That’s not going to end well . . . .”
– Professor Glenn Reynolds, May 21, 2012
“It turns out that Kimberlin has been spreading lies about conservatives for almost as long as he’s been a criminal. Remember the risible story that then-Vice President Dan Quayle had been a drug user? The source was a jailbird named Brett Kimberlin. . . .
“The reporter who broke the story about Quayle wrote an entire book in 1996 on how Kimberlin had repeatedly lied to him.”
– Rosslyn Smith, May 23, 2012
“Plaintiff is a public figure because he has had an authorized biography published about him detailing his exploits. Citizen K: The Deeply Weird American Journey of Brett Kimberlin (Singer, Mark, Knopf, New York, 1996) is an authorized biography of Plaintiff Kimberlin. In it the book insinuates that the Plaintiff had an inappropriate relationship with a ten year old girl, (id. at 78.), that he was suspected in having arranged a murder-for-hire of the girl’s grandmother (at 82, 83), and that the subsequent Speedway Bombings were an attempt to distract the murder investigation (at. 89).”
– The Franklin Center, Dec. 18, 2013, Motion to Dismiss, Kimberlin v. National Bloggers Club, et al.
The Franklin Center’s concise summary of certain facts relevant to the federal RICO lawsuit is an unexpected holiday gift, and Aaron Walker explains that Franklin appears to be “re-gifting,” so to speak, by copying a similar paragraph from John Hoge’s motion to dismiss in the same lawsuit — an acceptable practice in law, and one of which I expect to avail myself if and when Brett Kimberlin ever serves me in the federal suit, which he has not yet done.
It would seem to me a self-evident fact that Brett Kimberlin has sued so many bloggers just to harass and intimidate us, but in law one must actually prove facts that may seem self-evident. Likewise, it seems self-evident that Brett Kimberlin was “notorious” or “infamous” — that he had a very bad reputation — before I ever wrote a single word about him, a fact which would tend to undermine Kimberlin’s claim that he is the victim of tortious defamation. Nevertheless, in law, one must sometimes prove facts that seem obvious, and the filings by my co-defendants provide some examples of how this might be done.
Professor Glenn Reynolds asked that question in June 2012, two days after a Maryland hearing at which Aaron Walker was arrested and handcuffed because of Kimberlin’s “harassment” claims.
Perhaps some readers have forgotten that day, but the injustice of it — the attempt by a notorious criminal to silence a law-abiding citizen — ought to be remembered. Patrick Frey coined the phrase “brass knuckles reputation management” to describe the methods by which Brett Kimberlin has sought to coerce or intimidate honest people into silence and, of course, Frey is also a defendant in the federal RICO suit, which would appear to be the ne plus ultra of these intimidation attempts. Although an attorney of some eminence himself, Frey has retained the services of attorney Ken White to handle his defense.
So if Kimberlin ever serves me in this RICO suit — John Hoge has dubbed it Kimberlin v. the Universe, et al. — the filings of my co-defendants will offer ample sources for facts and legal arguments from which I can crib. And as for The World’s Worst Pro Se Litigant™, it looks like Kimberlin is going to have a White Christmas with the blizzard of incoming court documents:
So to keep a tally, Brett has to respond to 1) a motion to dismiss the RICO suit by John Hoge, 2) a motion to require verified filings in the RICO suit by John Hoge, 3) a motion to dismiss the RICO suit by me, 4) a motion to require verified filings in the RICO suit by me, 5) a memorandum in support of Kimberlin Unmasked’s right to remain anonymous in state court, 6) a motion to dismiss the RICO suit by DB Capital Strategies, and 7) a motion to dismiss the RICO suit by the Franklin Center. And he will have to work on all of it over Christmas — I mean, he doesn’t want to default on any of that, does he?
God bless us every one!