According to Patterico, Brett Kimberlin is claiming that he is the latest victim of “SWATting.” A screen image from Kimberlin’s “Velvet Revolution” clearly adds Kimberlin to the list that already includes Michael Stack, Patterico and Eric Erickson. In addition, the list specifies that Kimberlin was SWATted on May 31st in Bethesda, Maryland.
Patterico points out that Kimberlin was interviewed by ABC News on June 5th and didn’t say a word about any incident. It was the interview where:
Kimberlin denied he was responsible for the post, even saying that he does not maintain any online presence and said he and his family have been victims of threats themselves and accused the bloggers of constructing a “false narrative” about him.
“I don’t blog, I don’t comment, I don’t tweet on any blogs at all. This is a right-wing attack on me and my organizations and it’s a smear job. It’s a swift boat action against us,” Kimberlin said. “What they’re doing is an obstruction of justice and it’s defamatory. We’re cooperating with the authorities in this matter. They have engaged in a massive smear campaign against us that has resulted in death threats to me and my family and to others associated with us.”
As an aside, Kimberlin is uninterested in facts or truth. He sues those who state the fact that he is the convicted Speedway Bomber. But when he says, “I don’t blog, I don’t comment, I don’t tweet on any blogs at all” he is being deceptive, hiding his activity behind internet anonymity. To wit: Kimberlin uses sock puppets. And through them he’s on blogs and Twitter all the time. But none of them self-identify as “Brett Kimberlin.” As a result, “Brett Kimberlin” has no online presence and all of this is a vast right-wing conspiracy to silence him.
The Other McCain has a posting up that exposes one major problem, however:
Brett Kimberlin is a liar. He lies to reporters. He lies under oath in court. His apparent compulsive lying is one of the great constants of Kimberlin’s life, going back to when he was convicted of perjury as a teenager.
But he also mentions Ace:
And I also learned that Team Kimberlin had been trying to “patch” Ace of Spades.
Perhaps readers now see why I have spent the past three weeks in scramble-the-jets mode. “But wait a minute,” you say, “why Ace?”
Read the article for yourself.
If Kimberlin was really SWATted, he needs to say so. He should be just as interested in stopping it as anyone else, right?
[Added:] Lee Stranahan posts:
Subsequent to inquiries I made this morning, I received the following email from the Montgomery county Maryland public information office:
I searched our 911 call database for the above listed address [Kimberlin's]. There was no call listed for 5/31, nor anything similar to what you described. I then searched each of our 6 districts for the entire day of 5/31 for a murder in progress, murder just occurred or murder occurred earlier call with negative results. I then spoke with our director to determine if this type of incident was brought to his attention recently and it was not. If your research proliferates any further detail that would help us to narrow down the search, please let me know. I can always check another address if you find one, but for the time being, I don’t see anything similar to what you described.
[Added II:] RS McCain Tweets:
@DarthChipmunk Was #BrettKimberlin SWATted? http://darthchipmunk.com/?p=2349 | Police say ‘NO’ http://leestranahan.com/statement-from-montgomery-county-maryland-public-information-office-regarding-bret-kimberlin-swating-claim | @Stranahan #tcot
@DarthChipmunk “Well, hush my mouth and call me cornpone!” https://twitter.com/rsmccain/status/212223805509210113