Stacy McCain’s Wife Harassed – Family Fears For Safety [Updated Below]
Stacy published an update on his situation late this morning. A highlight:
FROM AN UNDISCLOSED LOCATION
Convicted terrorist Brett Kimberlin on Monday continued his effort to silence those who write about his criminal past by contacting my wife’s employer, claiming that I was “harassing” him. The resulting security concern required immediate relocation if I was to be able to continue writing about the case of Kimberlin, a violent felon, perjurer and admitted tax cheat who is employed as the director of a 501(c)3 non-profit that has collected $1.8 million in contributions since 2005.
Kimberlin was convicted of multiple federal felonies in 1981 and sentenced to 50 years in prison after he terrorized a small Indiana town in a brutal crime weeklong bombing spree. Law enforcement officials told the Indianapolis Star they believed the bombings were committed in an attempt to distract authorities investigating the 1978 murder of a 65-year-old grandmother, a crime in which Kimberlin was a suspect.
In recent months, Kimberlin has used a strategy of legal intimidation and workplace harassment in an apparent attempt to silence his critics, including blogger Seth Allen, Virginia attorney Aaron Walker and Los Angeles deputy district attorney Patrick Frey.
The rest of the post is a succinct and clear summation of his reporting on this story, so please do take the time to click here and read it.
I spoke briefly with Stacy a short while ago and he assures me that he and his family are fine.
You can never be too careful, however, when it comes to psychopathic/sociopathic people and Brett Kimberlin is just that kind of person.
Do check out this great aggregation by Donald Douglas over at American Power.
REQUEST: Spread the word via all forms of social media. If you are on Twitter, send a link to Stacy’s report above to any news organizations, reporters, and pundits you have the address for. It would help get the true story out about Brett Kimberlin, terrorist.
UPDATE at 1741…
-Over at The Conservatory, Dan Collins has published another post on this story that is, per usual, informative and well-reasoned. A highlight:
Equally as guilty of negligence or cowardice, in my view, are right-leaning media outlets that have decided, for whatever reason, not to treat this story as important. Kudos to those who have. Last night on Twitter, a couple of right-bloggers found themselves blocked from using the service by virtue of the usual complaints from the usual suspects. Twitter rectified the situation after a few hours, but as Iowahawk noted, those who have made a practice of abusing the ‘reporting’ feature ought to be kicked off entirely and permanently. Twitter users banded together to force a prompt response from the service, but the tens of thousands of tweets that were devoted to expressing unhappiness over a couple of bloggers (in this particular instance) being inconvenienced for a few hours has found faint echo in this much more abusive attempt to impose censorship through threats.
If you’re on Twitter, please ask anyone who has so far maintained their silence to write about it, especially if they have large audiences. You can help build momentum as well by using the hashtag #freestacymccain….
Let the word go forth.
I would like to thank those of my Friends In The Ether who have helped, and continue to help, spread the word [and it is damn near all of you]. I’m very fortunate to know you all.
–HillBuzz has picked up on the story.
-Over at the Conservative Hideout, Matt joins in the fight. A highlight:
I have always subscribed to the notion that the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior. Considering Kimberlin’s past, as well as his current tendency to harass and threaten anyone that discusses his well documented past, he ought to be considered dangerous. Is there risk in even mentioning this? Probably, but when this happens, I always think that if we let people be silenced one by one, it’s only a matter of time before we are all silenced. However, if we band together, not only is it much harder to force us into silence, but we stand a better chance of preventing people like Kimberlin for victimizing others. So, I’m taking my place on the line.
Won’t you join us, and make this viral?
Make this viral so we can cure ourselves of the Kimberlin virus once and for all, and send a message to the other thugs out there who are trying to silence those of us who dissent from the Progressive Line.
-In a post supporting Stacy and those other bloggers who are being harassed by the Leftist thugs, William Jacobson relates his own experience with this kind of behavior.
-The Memeorandum thread for Stacy’s latest post is here.
-You can read of Aaron Walker’s latest travails in dealing with the terrorist Kimberlin here.
-Ladd Ehlinger describes the current political atmosphere better than I’ve seen anyone else do. A highlight:
I had a conversation with a political consulting friend about the matter.
“Is Stacy serious?” my friend asked. “I look at this post and he’s rattling his tip jar? I thought he was joking.”
Yes, I said; that’s just Stacy. It’s serious.
“This is crazy. Does Neal Rauhauser and all these other people really think they can associate with a guy like Kimberlin and ever hope to work in politics again? Not even a loopy Democrat would want to risk hiring someone who hangs around with a convicted domestic terrorist. What the hell are they thinking? Sure you can do dirty tricks – but this is way beyond that.”
True, but this is not politics as usual.
We like to think that in the U.S. of A., we can do politics without degenerating into third-world mayhem. We have political consultants and talking heads. It’s all about polls, the latest meme, marketing. Why, it’s nothing more than Coke vs. Pepsi.
People operate on that comfortable assumption.
But I think this election year is going to be different.
Please do take the time to click here and read the rest of his explanation — it’s dead solid perfect.
–There may be more updates later.
UPDATE at 1941…
–Ace has weighed-in on the matter and found the Conservative Media [and, honorably, himself] wanting. A highlight:
There are a lot of smaller bloggers who’ve heroically covered this. And one big blogger. And another big blogger is very interested (and I imagine that blogger will post soon; I just don’t want to commit this blogger to anything).
I will note them later. Right now, I’m just disgusted. Disgusted at my allies, disgusted at myself.
Cowards die a thousand deaths.
I already died 40 cowards’ deaths this past week. That’s enough for me. I will die no more of them.
Am I to understand only the smallest, least-well-financed bloggers are going to be covering this? While large media franchises with lawyers on retainer all decide “we’d rather let tiny one-man blogs take the lead on this?”
Does that make sense?
Thank you, Ace.
-Donald Douglas recommended a posting by Cao in which she details the thuggery she’s endured at the hands of Leftist goons.
-Lee Stranahan has put together a video explaining just who Brett Kimberlin is and is issuing a call to arms [er, keyboards?]:
This is no war of words; Kimberlin is a serial litigator who has filed over 100 lawsuits by his own account and he takes people to court, claiming they are harassing him. He calls their employers. I stand with all these people, some of whom are my friends. I’m launching a new effort on my own that I hope will help.
The only effective way I to fight Brett Kimberlin is for as many people to research and write about him as possible.
So I’m declaring this Friday, May 25th as Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day.
-Let’s give the terrorist bastard so many targets that we render his tactics useless.