The Brett Kimberlin Saga:

Follow this link to my BLOCKBUSTER STORY of how Brett Kimberlin, a convicted terrorist and perjurer, attempted to frame me for a crime, and then got me arrested for blogging when I exposed that misconduct to the world. That sounds like an incredible claim, but I provide primary documents and video evidence proving that he did this. And if you are moved by this story to provide a little help to myself and other victims of Mr. Kimberlin’s intimidation, such as Robert Stacy McCain, you can donate at the PayPal buttons on the right. And I thank everyone who has done so, and will do so.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Vile: Brett Kimberlin is Apparently Threatening to Make His Daughter File Suit Against Us

This is the latest post in what I half-jokingly call The Kimberlin Saga®.  If you are new to the story, that’s okay! Not everyone reads my blog.  The short version is that Kimberlin has been harassing me for over two years, his worst conduct being when he attempted to frame me for a crime.   I recognize that this might sound like an incredible claim, but I provide video and documentary evidence of that fact; in other words, you don’t have to believe my word.  You only have to believe your eyes.  And more recently when his wife came to us claiming that this convicted terrorist had threatened her harm, we tried to help her leave him, and for that, he is suing myself, John Hoge, Robert Stacy McCain and Ali Akbar for helping his wife and he is suing Hoge, McCain, Akbar, DB Capital Strategies, Michelle Malkin, Glenn Beck, James O’Keefe III, Patrick “Patterico” Frey, Mandy Nagy, Lee Stranahan, Erick Erickson, Breitbart.com, the Blaze, Mercury Radio Arts, Red State, the National Bloggers Club, and  Simon and Shuster alleging that we are all in organized crime for reporting factually about the spate of SWATtings committed against myself, Frey and Erickson.  So, if you are new to the story, go to this page and you’ll be able to catch up on what has been happening.

As John Hoge has reported this morning that Brett Kimberlin is filing a silly motion seeking a written judgment in the case that we won just about two weeks ago (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7).  Vexatious litigant files vexatious filings and all that.  Ali Akbar also writes on that, here.

The more significant news is that Brett is either about to file, or is threatening to file a new lawsuit, in federal court, and according to my lawyer it might include a minor plaintiff “pro se” which sounds like his daughter.  So Brett’s prediction to Dave Weigel...


...is already proving true.  Apparently two weeks of vacation didn’t calm him down at all.

Of course there is a lot to say about that, but the most hilarious fact is she can’t file on her own behalf, and he can’t sue on her behalf without a lawyer.  That’s not just my opinion, but of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.  From Allen v. Dorsey (2006):

First, to the extent that Allen seeks relief on behalf of his minor children, he may not so do.  Federal courts uniformly do not allow parents, guardians or next friends to appear pro se on behalf of a minor or incompetent person. See Wenger v. Canastota Central School District, 146 F.3d 123, 124 (2d Cir. 1998); Devine v. Indian River School Board, 121 F. 3d 576, 581-82 (11th Cir. 1997); Johns v. County of San Diego, 114 F. 3d 874, 876 (9th Cir. 1997); Meeker v. Kercher, 782 F.2d 153, 154 (10th Cir. 1986). This prohibition is designed to protect the interests of the minor or incompetent person from being compromised by one who lacks the legal training necessary to adequately protect them. It also recognizes that lay persons are not bound by the same ethical obligations placed upon lawyers. See Brown v. Ortho Diagnostic Systems, Inc., 868 F. Supp. 168, 172 (E.D. Va. 1994).

So if Brett wants to file suit, he needs to go lawyer-shopping.  And one seriously doubts any lawyer will take it—it’s a loser from start to finish.  Certainly no lawyer will take it on contingency.  If he wants her to sue, he will not be able to file suit sans sweat.

That being said if you want to help the victims of this lawsuit abuse, hit the freaking tip jar at BomberSuesBloggers.  Or as I said this morning to my co-defendants:


Joking aside, donate.  And thank you for all your support, be it financial, moral or spiritual.

And yes, to put his daughter continually in the middle of all of this is vile, IMCPO (in my Constitutionally-protected opinion).  Did he learn nothing from Judge Johnson's disgust at trial?

Thursday, August 21, 2014

“Stop or I Will Shoot;” Ferguson and Deadly Force by Officers of the Law

Update:  It turns out that the use of deadly force to stop a non-violent felon from escaping might be criminal under federal law.  So my analysis would be incomplete.  See below for details.

So I admit I had a hard time getting into this whole Ferguson mess.  After all, this whole thing started on August 9, 2014, when Mike Brown was shot to death by Officer Darren Wilson.  You know what I was doing on that day?  I was driving up to see my lawyer to prepare for my testimony that coming Tuesday.  So my mind was on other things as the community got outraged and riots started happening.  So once it was going, then I had trouble getting to the bottom.  As I said to a friend, “I’m looking for an on-ramp.”  And it took a few days to find it.

Let’s start with something really basic.  It is not conservative to blindly trust the police.  While law and order is a good thing, and indeed necessary to protect other freedoms, nothing is more conservative than to be appropriately skeptical of government.  And that guy or girl with a gun and a badge?  They’re the government.  And like any arm of the government it can be used for good or ill.  I think most cops are just trying to do the right thing.  But even the most well-intentioned can do the wrong thing.  I don’t want you to think I hate cops, either.  There just has to be an appropriate balance, where we are appropriately skeptical of power, but not actively prejudiced against it (and those who exercise government power), either.

But at the same time, I was starting to hear some bad, familiar notes.  A shooting where the facts were not known, but lots of people seemed to assume they knew who was right and who was wrong.  Profound ignorance of the law in this area.  A seeming assumption that because the shooter was white and the man shot was black that this was automatically murder.  And people saying that the case is emblematic of larger problems.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Transcribing the Trial of Brett Kimberlin v. Walker et. al (Final)

This is the latest post in what I half-jokingly call The Kimberlin Saga®.  If you are new to the story, that’s okay! Not everyone reads my blog.  The short version is that Kimberlin has been harassing me for over two years, his worst conduct being when he attempted to frame me for a crime.   I recognize that this might sound like an incredible claim, but I provide video and documentary evidence of that fact; in other words, you don’t have to believe my word.  You only have to believe your eyes.  And more recently when his wife came to us claiming that this convicted terrorist had threatened her harm, we tried to help her leave him, and for that, he is suing myself, John Hoge, Robert Stacy McCain and Ali Akbar for helping his wife and he is suing Hoge, McCain, Akbar, DB Capital Strategies, Michelle Malkin, Glenn Beck, James O’Keefe III, Patrick “Patterico” Frey, Mandy Nagy, Lee Stranahan, Erick Erickson, Breitbart.com, the Blaze, Mercury Radio Arts, Red State, the National Bloggers Club, and  Simon and Shuster alleging that we are all in organized crime for reporting factually about the spate of SWATtings committed against myself, Frey and Erickson.  So, if you are new to the story, go to this page and you’ll be able to catch up on what has been happening.

This is continuing a series I began with this post and continued with this post, this post and this post.  This is the last in that series.

And like the last few times, I am going to start off by asking for your help in paying for the real, full transcript from this week’s proceedings by donating to Bomber Sues Bloggers!  Don’t whine to me you aren’t seeing the whole thing!  Donate, and read it all (minus a few redactions to protect the innocent).

And bluntly, we need this transcript, so we can present it in the RICO case.  It will hopefully give us collateral estoppel on numerous issues, especially the ones where he is seeking a preliminary injunction against us, since the primary argument is that we have been calling him a pedophile.  Under collateral estoppel, the court will say “you had your day in court, and we are not litigating these issues twice.”  It might help us dismiss all or part of the action.

Blegging out of the way, let’s continue.  And if you need any background, I suggest you go to the first post in this series, here.

And let me take this opportunity to say thank you for the McCainalanche for this series.  It’s greatly appreciated.

Do I really have to tell you that
you need popcorn for Stacy
McCain's
 testimony?
So last time we finished the testimony of myself and went over the testimony of John Hoge and Ali Akbar.  Next up we have Stacy McCain, so we are clearing the decks, so to speak.

Even the recordings don’t quite capture how angry Stacy seemed to me.  And again, that’s not a criticism—he had a right to be angry—but you do worry how the jury was going to take that.  I think on balance, there was enough funny about his presentation that he came off well.  And if the jury was wondering why they were there by that point—and they might have been—McCain’s anger at being there would jive well with their feelings.

Early on, Brett attempted to paint Stacy as a racist.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Transcribing the Trial of Brett Kimberlin v. Walker et. al (Part 4)

This is the latest post in what I half-jokingly call The Kimberlin Saga®.  If you are new to the story, that’s okay! Not everyone reads my blog.  The short version is that Kimberlin has been harassing me for over two years, his worst conduct being when he attempted to frame me for a crime.   I recognize that this might sound like an incredible claim, but I provide video and documentary evidence of that fact; in other words, you don’t have to believe my word.  You only have to believe your eyes.  And more recently when his wife came to us claiming that this convicted terrorist had threatened her harm, we tried to help her leave him, and for that, he is suing myself, John Hoge, Robert Stacy McCain and Ali Akbar for helping his wife and he is suing Hoge, McCain, Akbar, DB Capital Strategies, Michelle Malkin, Glenn Beck, James O’Keefe III, Patrick “Patterico” Frey, Mandy Nagy, Lee Stranahan, Erick Erickson, Breitbart.com, the Blaze, Mercury Radio Arts, Red State, the National Bloggers Club, and  Simon and Shuster alleging that we are all in organized crime for reporting factually about the spate of SWATtings committed against myself, Frey and Erickson.  So, if you are new to the story, go to this page and you’ll be able to catch up on what has been happening.

This is continuing a series I began with this post and continued with this post and this post.

And like the last three times, I am going to start off by asking for your help in paying for the real, full transcript from this week’s proceedings by donating to Bomber Sues Bloggers!  If you want to see the whole thing (except for a few redactions), then donate!

And bluntly, we need this transcript, so we can present it in the RICO case.  It will hopefully give us collateral estoppel on numerous issues, especially the ones where he is seeking a preliminary injunction against us, since the primary argument is that we have been calling him a pedophile.  Under collateral estoppel, the court will say “you had your day in court, and we are not litigating these issues twice.”  It might help us dismiss all or part of the action.

Blegging out of the way, let’s continue.  And if you need any background, I suggest you go to the first post in this series, here.

Last time, the judge sent the jurors on break for lunch as I was midway through my testimony.  Murphy’s law was having its way with me, in that the rain kept picking up literally every time I got ready to go from one building to the next.  If I was the type to believe in karma I would guess it was universe balancing out some of the good fortune I had been having and would be coming soon.  Who knows?

Hey!  What did I do?
Anyway, so pretty quickly I was back on the stand again by 1:40 in the afternoon, and this went on for another 25 minutes.  And yes, popcorn was on trial.

But first up, we are talking about his daughter, for some reason.  As the judge repeatedly pointed out, she is not a party to this case.  So any harm she suffered is irrelevant.  But of course Brett’s game is to try to get sympathy from the jury by any means possible because legally speaking, he had no case.  And further, Brett has been literally lying about my words for a while.  Here is the post he is about to ask about.  He has claimed that I have said that his daughter should suffer because of the corruption of the blood.  And bizarrely, he expected me to admit to his lying story, but instead I was able to ingratiate myself to the jury, I think.  And again, you are smart enough to know I am not objective, here:

Kimberlin:       Have you stated on your blog that people have a right to attack my daughter because of corruption of blood?

Walker:            No.  I have literally said the opposite of that.  I said one of the things that makes this country great is that we judge people by them.  Not by who your father is, not by who your daughter is, not by anything.  And I talked about how, in the Treason Clause, they do away with the principle of the corruption of the blood.  I specifically cite that as an example of what makes America great.  We do not judge people by race, religion, or, who your parents are.  Even when you are a traitor, we do not judge your children by your treachery.  Even when you’re a terrorist.

I know, I am subtle sometimes.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Transcribing the Trial of Brett Kimberlin v. Walker et. al (Part 3)

This is the latest post in what I half-jokingly call The Kimberlin Saga®.  If you are new to the story, that’s okay! Not everyone reads my blog.  The short version is that Kimberlin has been harassing me for over two years, his worst conduct being when he attempted to frame me for a crime.   I recognize that this might sound like an incredible claim, but I provide video and documentary evidence of that fact; in other words, you don’t have to believe my word.  You only have to believe your eyes.  And more recently when his wife came to us claiming that this convicted terrorist had threatened her harm, we tried to help her leave him, and for that, he is suing myself, John Hoge, Robert Stacy McCain and Ali Akbar for helping his wife and he is suing Hoge, McCain, Akbar, DB Capital Strategies, Michelle Malkin, Glenn Beck, James O’Keefe III, Patrick “Patterico” Frey, Mandy Nagy, Lee Stranahan, Erick Erickson, Breitbart.com, the Blaze, Mercury Radio Arts, Red State, the National Bloggers Club, and  Simon and Shuster alleging that we are all in organized crime for reporting factually about the spate of SWATtings committed against myself, Frey and Erickson.  So, if you are new to the story, go to this page and you’ll be able to catch up on what has been happening.

It's always more fun to watch
freedom prevail with popcorn!
This is continuing a series I began with this post and continued with this post.

And like the last two times, I am going to start off by asking for your help in paying for the real, full transcript from this week’s proceedings by donating to Bomber Sues Bloggers!  You aren’t reading the whole story.  I don’t have the energy to transcribe all of it, or even most of it.  I am hitting on a few specific highlights, but there’s a lot more to be read here.  If you want to see the whole thing (except for a few redactions), then donate!

And bluntly, we need this transcript, so we can present it in the RICO case.  It will hopefully give us collateral estoppel on numerous issues, especially the ones where he is seeking a preliminary injunction against us, since the primary argument is that we have been calling him a pedophile.  Under collateral estoppel, the court will say “you had your day in court, and we are not litigating these issues twice.”  It might help us dismiss all or part of the action.

Blegging out of the way, let’s continue.  And if you need any background, I suggest you go to the first post in this series, here.

Last time I promised we’d get to my testimony, and we will.  But look this is almost like live blogging, and I forgot that we had a real revelation in the next bench conference.  First, Brett announced his first witness was going to be his eldest daughter.  So our attorney objected (because she had nothing relevant to say and it was a blatant ploy for sympathy).  Judge Johnson, meanwhile, just didn’t want a fifteen year old girl in the middle of it.  That results in this exchange:

Court:              What’s her testimony?  Is that that little girl?  [A.W.: Brett’s youngest was in the courtroom.  The oldest, whom Brett wanted on the witness stand, was outside.]

Ostronic:         Not that little girl but another girl.

Court:              You... she’s not a party in this case.

Kimberlin:       She’s not a party, she’s a witness.

Court:              To what that they did?

Kimberlin:       That they harmed me and my family and she’s, you know, I ask you to give me a chance to make that [unintelligible]

Court:              But she can’t testify what?  Her school and all?  That is not relevant.

Kimberlin:       She can testify that I’m not a pedophile.  She can testify that...

Court:              How can...?  She can testify that you never did anything to her.

Kimberlin:       Or anyone she knows.

Court:              Or anyone that she knows.

Ostronic:         I will stipulate that he never did anything to her.  We’ll stipulate to that.

Kimberlin:       No.  I want her... I want the harm, there’s harm… these people… this jury needs to know the harm that this has caused my family.

For those that are not lawyers, to stipulate means to admit a fact as a matter of law.  It means the jury would have been told that the parties agreed as a matter of fact and law that Brett never touched his daughter—the only actual relevance that her testimony might have.  That meant her testimony was not needed, technically.  But that was not good enough for Brett, because his passion play was more important to him than the welfare of his children.

A few minutes later, the court talked to Brett about whether his daughter’s denials were sufficient:

Court:              If these individuals said that you’re, that you’re a pedophile, the best person to testify about that is you.  To put your 15 year old daughter, talk about, talk about harm, put a 15 year old kid in a courtroom in front of a jury and ask her questions about pedophilia?

As I have said, the judge all but called this child abuse.  Seriously, you do not hear how annoyed Judge Johnson is at his insistence that he put her on the stand.

Transcribing the Trial of Brett Kimberlin v. Walker et. al (Part 2)

This is the latest post in what I half-jokingly call The Kimberlin Saga®.  If you are new to the story, that’s okay! Not everyone reads my blog.  The short version is that Kimberlin has been harassing me for over two years, his worst conduct being when he attempted to frame me for a crime.   I recognize that this might sound like an incredible claim, but I provide video and documentary evidence of that fact; in other words, you don’t have to believe my word.  You only have to believe your eyes.  And more recently when his wife came to us claiming that this convicted terrorist had threatened her harm, we tried to help her leave him, and for that, he is suing myself, John Hoge, Robert Stacy McCain and Ali Akbar for helping his wife and he is suing Hoge, McCain, Akbar, DB Capital Strategies, Michelle Malkin, Glenn Beck, James O’Keefe III, Patrick “Patterico” Frey, Mandy Nagy, Lee Stranahan, Erick Erickson, Breitbart.com, the Blaze, Mercury Radio Arts, Red State, the National Bloggers Club, and  Simon and Shuster alleging that we are all in organized crime for reporting factually about the spate of SWATtings committed against myself, Frey and Erickson.  So, if you are new to the story, go to this page and you’ll be able to catch up on what has been happening.

Always enjoy popcorn while
reading about how Brett
Kimberlin's shuttupery failed.
This is continuing a series I began with this post.

And like last time, I am going to start off by asking for your help in paying for the real, full transcript from this week’s proceedings by donating to Bomber Sues Bloggers!  While I am transcribing some of it, my plan is to leave out large parts of it if only because it is too much work.  If you want to see the whole thing (except for a few redactions), then donate!

And bluntly, we need this transcript, so we can present it in the RICO case.  It will hopefully give us collateral estoppel on numerous issues, especially the ones where he is seeking a preliminary injunction against us, since the primary argument is that we have been calling him a pedophile.  Under collateral estoppel, the court will say “you had your day in court, and we are not litigating these issues twice.”  It might help us dismiss all or part of the action.

Blegging out of the way, let’s continue.  And if you need any background, I suggest you go to the first post in this series, here.

So I am jumping over the entire process of voir dire, which is more or less jury selection, and I am not going to go over again the evidentiary rulings that he made.  I think I adequately explained it, here.  But at the end of a long day of jury selection and ruling on the potential exclusion of evidence, Judge Johnson said this:

Court:              Is there any other ticking time— Well, that’s wrong. [Laughter in the courtroom]  Are there any issues remaining out there that will come up that you can envision.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Transcribing the Trial of Brett Kimberlin v. Walker et. al (Part 1)

This is the latest post in what I half-jokingly call The Kimberlin Saga®.  If you are new to the story, that’s okay! Not everyone reads my blog.  The short version is that Kimberlin has been harassing me for over two years, his worst conduct being when he attempted to frame me for a crime.   I recognize that this might sound like an incredible claim, but I provide video and documentary evidence of that fact; in other words, you don’t have to believe my word.  You only have to believe your eyes.  And more recently when his wife came to us claiming that this convicted terrorist had threatened her harm, we tried to help her leave him, and for that, he is suing myself, John Hoge, Robert Stacy McCain and Ali Akbar for helping his wife and he is suing Hoge, McCain, Akbar, DB Capital Strategies, Michelle Malkin, Glenn Beck, James O’Keefe III, Patrick “Patterico” Frey, Mandy Nagy, Lee Stranahan, Erick Erickson, Breitbart.com, the Blaze, Mercury Radio Arts, Red State, the National Bloggers Club, and  Simon and Shuster alleging that we are all in organized crime for reporting factually about the spate of SWATtings committed against myself, Frey and Erickson.  So, if you are new to the story, go to this page and you’ll be able to catch up on what has been happening.

Make some popcorn and how
about kick a few bucks over
to Bomber Sues Bloggers, eh?
Now as has been my tradition in the last few posts, I am going to start off by asking for your help in paying for the real, full transcript from this week’s proceedings by donating to Bomber Sues Bloggers!  While I am about to transcribe some of it, my plan is to leave out large parts of it.  If you want to see the whole thing (except for a few redactions), then donate!

And bluntly, we need this transcript, so we can present it in the RICO case.  It will hopefully give us collateral estoppel on numerous issues, especially the ones where he is seeking a preliminary injunction against us, since the primary argument is that we have been calling him a pedophile.

Blegging out of the way, this post begins a new series of posts where I will share some highlights from the court earlier this week.

By way of background, Brett had sued myself, Robert Stacy McCain, Ali Akbar, William J. J. Hoge, Lynn Thomas and Peter Malone for a number of causes of action including harassment, stalking, malicious prosecution, abuse of process, intentional infliction of emotional distress, defamation and false light invasion of privacy.  Thomas and Malone are two of the people Brett accuses of being the online persona known as KimberlinUnmasked.  Now not all of that was on trial this week.  First, Thomas and Malone were not directly on trial because Brett has had trouble serving them.  With this loss, the case against them should close as a matter of course, because of collateral estoppel, but they were not directly on trial.  Meanwhile, every cause of action was dismissed except defamation and false light on a motion for summary judgment.  That is a finding on the merits that no one had committed any of those torts—indeed in the case of harassment and stalking it was decided they are not torts at all.  So the trial on Monday and Tuesday was to figure out if I, McCain, Akbar, or Hoge committed defamation or false light against Brett Kimberlin.

As an overview, day one was mainly about picking a jury and day two was the meat of the matter.  But that is not to say nothing interesting happened on day one, but there you go.

A Legal Note: Brett Kimberlin is an Adjudicated Pedophile the Same Way the Amityville Horror House is Haunted

This is the latest post in what I half-jokingly call The Kimberlin Saga®.  If you are new to the story, that’s okay! Not everyone reads my blog.  The short version is that Kimberlin has been harassing me for over two years, his worst conduct being when he attempted to frame me for a crime.   I recognize that this might sound like an incredible claim, but I provide video and documentary evidence of that fact; in other words, you don’t have to believe my word.  You only have to believe your eyes.  And more recently when his wife came to us claiming that this convicted terrorist had threatened her harm, we tried to help her leave him, and for that, he is suing myself, John Hoge, Robert Stacy McCain and Ali Akbar for helping his wife and he is suing Hoge, McCain, Akbar, DB Capital Strategies, Michelle Malkin, Glenn Beck, James O’Keefe III, Patrick “Patterico” Frey, Mandy Nagy, Lee Stranahan, Erick Erickson, Breitbart.com, the Blaze, Mercury Radio Arts, Red State, the National Bloggers Club, and  Simon and Shuster alleging that we are all in organized crime for reporting factually about the spate of SWATtings committed against myself, Frey and Erickson.  So, if you are new to the story, go to this page and you’ll be able to catch up on what has been happening.

Donate to BomberSuesBloggers
and enjoy a big box of popcorn!
First, let me bring up, again, my plead to you to donate to Bomber Sues Bloggers.  As you know, we won in the Maryland State Court and we have ordered the transcript.  It is going to cost $880 to get it, total, with us having deposited the majority of that money already.  And of course the trial audio cost money, too.  And while we can’t play the audio for you (due to a standing court order pertaining to all audio), we will publish the transcript.  So if you want to read all of it, donate to Bomber Sues Bloggers!

It is totally Popcorn-Worthy!®

Blegging aside, a number of legally inclined types have written asking me exactly how I draw the conclusion that Brett Kimberlin is an “adjudicated pedophile,” as the title of my last post suggests.  Now, first, admittedly I chose that title in part to parallel the language I used in another post called “Brett Kimberlin is a Pedophile” which was found not to be defamatory last Tuesday.  There, I announced that I had drawn that conclusion that he was a pedophile based on a number of piece of evidence that I shared with you.  But, you might ask, all that was found is that he failed to prove it was false.  Is that the same as saying it is true.

In my legal opinion, yes.  To make this point, let me share with you another case, Stambovsky v. Ackley (1991).  It is a boring case involving the sale of real estate without proper disclosures.  What did they fail to disclose?  Some termites?  Some chipped paint?  Ah, well, no, not exactly.  They didn’t tell the new owners that the house was kind of famous:

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Brett Kimberlin is an Adjudicated Pedophile

This is the latest post in what I half-jokingly call The Kimberlin Saga®.  If you are new to the story, that’s okay! Not everyone reads my blog.  The short version is that Kimberlin has been harassing me for over two years, his worst conduct being when he attempted to frame me for a crime.   I recognize that this might sound like an incredible claim, but I provide video and documentary evidence of that fact; in other words, you don’t have to believe my word.  You only have to believe your eyes.  And more recently when his wife came to us claiming that this convicted terrorist had threatened her harm, we tried to help her leave him, and for that, he is suing myself, John Hoge, Robert Stacy McCain and Ali Akbar for helping his wife and he is suing Hoge, McCain, Akbar, DB Capital Strategies, Michelle Malkin, Glenn Beck, James O’Keefe III, Patrick “Patterico” Frey, Mandy Nagy, Lee Stranahan, Erick Erickson, Breitbart.com, the Blaze, Mercury Radio Arts, Red State, the National Bloggers Club, and  Simon and Shuster alleging that we are all in organized crime for reporting factually about the spate of SWATtings committed against myself, Frey and Erickson.  So, if you are new to the story, go to this page and you’ll be able to catch up on what has been happening.

This was actually cited as
evidence of my supposedly
evil intent.  I am not joking.
Update: Thanks to all the nice people who pointed out the very bad typo in the original version of the post.  As Murphy's law had it, I was at Breakfast and my home internet was down when I first realized the error, so I asked a friend to borrow my login credentials and fix it and I am thankful for him for doing so.

Tuesday in Maryland free speech won and Brett Kimberlin lost.  And so did the safety of children.  I have not blogged about the case as much because our able attorney, Patrick Ostronic, Esq., did ask us not to publish much of the documents, as an application of the Napoleonic principle of not interfering with one’s enemy while they are making a mistake.  As the mantra has been for a while: case first, blog second.

And before I get further in it, let me do a bleg.  After our victory in Maryland, we need a transcript of the trial.  It is going to cost an estimated $880 to get it.  We have ordered it, and Bomber Sues Bloggers, our defense fund is willing to pay for it, but we need the money to fully pay for it.  So please donate to Blogger Sues Bloggers today and if you do, I promise we will share a copy with you!

(Though we reserve the right to redact some information to protect the innocent.)

So let’s play a little catch up.  At this point, the case was about defamation and false light, essentially the claim that we have been saying false things about Kimberlin.  While there are technically six defendants in the case, the trial was only between Brett as the plaintiff and myself, John Hoge, Stacy McCain and Ali Akbar.  The other two defendants, whom Brett accused of being KimberlinUnmasked, was Lynn Thomas and Peter Malone.  They are father and daughter.  If we lost they would be tried later.  Now, it appears that the case against them should go away on collateral estoppel.