Today is Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day! Earlier this week, I wrote about Brett Kimberlin, the convicted felon known as the Speedway Bomber. This dangerous man is not only a murderer, but Brett Kimberlin also has a lengthy list of legal problems, and a long list of victims he has intimidated, threatened, sued, and gotten false criminal charges against.
Today Patrick Frey at Patterico’s Pontifications illustrates (once again) how dangerous Brett Kimberlin is. On July 1, 2011, Frey was “SWATted,” a terroristic technique in which someone calls the police pretending to be Frey and telling police he just murdered his wife. A SWAT team descended on Frey’s home almost immediately, removing him and his (very much alive) wife at gunpoint and ensuring that the children were still alive as well. Continue reading
Many times truth is stranger than fiction. And today I spent a couple of hours reading a story of terrorism – – not just the bombing kind (see the story of Brett Kimberlin, Speedway Bomber here), but also the kind that aims to destroy someone personally – – and have come to respect Aaron Walker, a man I will likely never meet.
I found the story of Aaron Worthing via Ken at Popehat, who wrote Chilling Tales of Crazy/Evil. Aaron Worthington is the pseudonym of Aaron Walker, who blogged (anonymously, for a while) at Allergic to Bull and wrote a novel called Archangel: A Novel of Alternate, Recent History.
This story interests me simply from a First Amendment standpoint. I have been sued and pursued legally several times for criticism of large companies that has appeared on this blog. I have been winning, but there is a financial and emotional cost to the process. Continue reading