Tag Archive: Intimidation


NYT On Police Misconduct: Millions Of Americans Subjected To Intimidation

 

National Police Misconduct Reporting Project

 

 

New York Times editorial:

  The Justice Department report describes the Cleveland Police Department as something far closer to an occupying military force than a legitimate law enforcement agency. The officers, for example, seem to take a casual view of the use of deadly force, shooting at people who pose no threat of harm to the police or others. In one case in 2013, for example, they actually fired at a victim who had been held captive in a house — as he escaped, clad only in boxer shorts.

  The report cataloged numerous incidents of wanton violence, with officers beating, pepper-spraying and Tasering people who were unarmed or had already been restrained. Officers escalated encounters with citizens instead of defusing them, making force all but inevitable.

  The record in Cleveland is extreme. But aspects of illegal police conduct can be found in cities all over the country, subjecting millions to intimidation and fear that they could be killed for innocent actions.

Subjecting millions to intimidation.  Stop what you’re doing and think about that.”

 

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Catherine Engelbrecht Files Formal Ethics Complaint Against Elijiah Cummings For Intimidation

 

 

 

Published on Feb 6, 2014

” Shortly after the hearing this morning, True the Vote founder Catherine Engelbrecht filed an ethics complaint against Rep. Elijah Cummings alleging the Congressmen intimidated her and and her group. The Congressman had done some cable news shows alleging incorrect facts about True the Vote. In the hearing today, Cummings accused True the Vote of racism saying that they were trying to suppress the vote.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

America’s Self-Inflicted Death Of A Thousand Cuts

 

 

” It is clear that the Muslim community will try to implement Sharia Law in America incrementally, starting with the suppression of free speech.  They will do this by using intimidation and scare tactics.  The Muslims are inching ahead in the war on free speech using the tool of “political correctness” as their weapon of choice. What is most shocking is the following statement made by U.S. Attorney Killian in that same article: “Killian said Internet postings that violate civil rights are subject to federal jurisdiction. “That’s what everybody needs to understand,” he (Killian) said.”

This is clearly intimidation of our own free speech, supposedly protected under our First Amendment.  It is saying that Muslims will be protected unlike any other group and must be handled with kid gloves.  It is stifling the rights of American citizens to exercise their God given right to free speech.  Further, one wonders why this is being held in a small town in Tennessee.

With the recent opening of the Murfreesboro mosque and the massive influx of Muslim Somalian refugees to Tennessee, Shelbyville seems to be the model for the next Dearborn.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  ” Court-appointed Republican poll inspectors are being forcibly removed from voting stations in some Philadelphia wards and replaced in some cases by Democratic inspectors and even members of the Black Panthers, according to GOP officials.

Secrets just received this memo from GOP officials:

  ” The Philadelphia GOP is reporting that court appointed Minority (read GOP) Inspectors are being thrown out of polling locations in several Wards.

These Inspectors are election officials – again, court appointed — and are reportedly being thrown out by the Head Judges of Elections (these Judges are elected Democrats) and being replaced by Democrats.

This has happened at the following locations:

Ward 32, Div 13

Ward 43, Div 14

Ward 56, Div 1

Ward 56, Div 22 …. “

 

Click the link to read the rest of the list … despicable .

God praise the SEALs and all the disenfranchised military personnel that are getting screwed by this thuggish , banana republic style administration .

 … “Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in an email to TheDC. “The WH also ‘invited’ us over because they had concerns about ‘inaccuracies’ in a press release attacking visitor log secrecy – told us we should say nice things about them and they would say nice things about us.” “

A link filled history of the Kimberlin affair from Stacy McCain

Be sure and read it all for a complete understanding of what is going on .

 

 

“Somewhere between the time in October 2010 he threatened to sue Patrick Frey and the decision last week to make a similar threat
toward Ali Akbar, Brett Kimberlin crossed a Rubicon of desperation and burned the bridge behind him. In the past three weeks, Kimberlin
and his allies have escalated their deceitful war against conservative bloggers to the point that it
cannot be ignored, and must now be fought to a conclusion with the entire political world watching. “

Finally , some official notice of the despicable act of SWATting . Not that I would expect Holder and his brown shirts to do anything , but the exposure is welcome .

WASHINGTON –
  “Today, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., sent a letter to Attorney
General Eric Holder regarding recent reports that several conservative political
commentators have been targeted with harassing and frightening actions.
  Chambliss demanded that Holder examine these cases to determine if federal laws have been violated. “

   Yesterday Ann Althouse showed us a letter that she received that was an attempt to shame her into voting which produced a similar letter from one of her readers about using public info on political donations to shame , intimidate or silence voters .

Things are not sitting well with the progressives these days , considering the depths that they will sink to in order to try and win . I’ve followed politics for a long time and have never seen the likes of these tactics before . Reeks of desperation .

“A reader emailed me:

I got the same thing on donations about 2 weeks ago (see attached).  Ugh

A group of “researchers” using a Harvard University return address (108 Littauer Center – I checked and Harvard has that center.) is sending out campaign contribution information showing one Republican donor (me) and multiple (blinded) Democratic donors.  This reeks of intimidation tactics, i.e. “we have your name, etc and we will spotlight you”.  They claim this is information from “my neighborhood” – I know I live in a very Republican neighborhood so these names could be pulled from anywhere, e.g. the big UVA Democrat areas several miles from here.

Have others received similar notes?  They do it under the guise of “research” but the timing and tone seem very fishy if not illegal.  Is this research being funded by “stimulus” funds by the Federal Government?  I am sure there are other questions here.

I have not gone to their website for fear of tracking, etc.”

 “ADDED: In the Comments, The Drill SGT points to this article, from a couple days ago, in The Chronicle of Higher Education: “Hey, Here’s Who Your Neighbors Gave Money to. Sincerely, Harvard.” “

  American Power is all over Brett Kimberlin and has advanced the notion that Brett’s Charitable corp . may not be all that it seems .

” Is Convicted Terrorist Brett Kimberlin Abusing Tax-Exempt Status? Calling for Congressional Hearings on Continuation of Section 501(c)(3) Benefits “

HT/Instapundit

Update : Earlier Today I posted about the Brett Kimberlin story “Gaining Traction” . Now it seems that Fox News has broadcast on the SWATtings of Erick Erickson and Patterico .

Stacy McCain has the latest developments from ” the Kimberlin Files ” .

” Since 2010, Kimberlin has bee suing, smearing, harassing, and otherwise attempting to intimidate bloggers who write about his
criminal history. It seemed he was intent on silencing the truth and — although I had never even heard of him until May 17 — within four
days of my beginning to report about him on my personal blog, Kimberlin began targeting me
with his thug tactics.
    On Monday, May 21, I left
my Maryland home and departed to another state where, for the past week, I’ve continued a series of reports I’ve called ” The Kimberlin
Files .” These online dispatches have been filed from an undisclosed location, my whereabouts concealed in order to protect myself and others
from the menace of a dangerous man who by all rights should still be behind bars.”

Reportedly , Aaron Walker was arrested at the courthouse hearing today .

“UPDATE IV : Just spoke to a source who confirms that witnesses saw Walker led out of the courtroom in handcuffs. Ali Akbar, president of the National Bloggers Club,

Tweets:
Will know more on Aaron’s situation
at 3:30/4:30pm
.
  The National Bloggers Club has created KimberlinFiles.org to help call attention to the case and to enable “supporters to make financial donations to a relief fund
as a show of support . “

   The Blaze :

   “MEET SOROS-FUNDED DOMESTIC TERRORIST BRETT KIMBERLIN WHOSE ‘JOB’ IS TERRORIZING BLOGGERS INTO SILENCE”

 

Brett Kimberlin: Meet the Soros Funded Domestic Who Is Terrorizing Bloggers Into Silence

Check this post and the previous one to catch up on exactly where the Left stands with it’s policy of tolerance and civil discourse . Does anyone remember the hue and cry regarding Gabrielle Giffords and the alleged “politics of hatred “ preached by the Right that  “caused” her shooting ?

Erick Erickson of RedState becomes the latest SWATting victim of the Left’s ( Brett Kimberlin ) campaign of intimidation . 

  “Last week I wrote about the Speedway Bomber and current left-wing activist Brett Kimberlin. In 2011, after writing about Kimberlin, LA County Prosecutor Patrick Frey was rousted out of bed after midnight by the LA County SWAT Team. Someone had called 911 claiming to be Frey saying he’d just murdered his wife.

Sunday night as my family and sister’s family were around the dinner table and playing outside, sheriff’s deputies pulled into my driveway responding to an accidental shooting at my home.

One deputy was in the driveway. Another blocked the end of the driveway with his car. A neighbor tells me another was up the hill from the house.

There was no shooting at my home. Someone called 911, claimed to be at my home, and claimed to witness a shooting at my home “

From Michelle Malkin :

   “Remember what I wrote on Wednesday and what more than 150 blogs and thousands of Twitter activists united behind on Friday?

This is literally a matter of life and death, freedom vs. terrorism. We side with life and freedom.

The massive blogburst about convicted bomber and online terrorist ringleader Brett Kimberlin ended on Friday, but this is an ongoing legal, financial, and emotional morass for the targets. And it has now entangled new victims. It is precisely because each and every blogger, Twitter users, activist, talk show host, and podcaster is potential new prey for sicko Kimberlin and his cabal that we must all stand together.

And it is imperative that we turn awareness-raising into action.

1. Tweet @CNN and ask if the cable news network will be covering the reported SWATting of RedState blogger and CNN contributor Erick Erickson today in the aftermath of the Everyone Blog About Brett Kimberlinevent. For more on how Erickson and his family were subjected to the same terror tactic used against blogger Patterico, who exposed his plight on Friday on his blog and on the Glenn Beck show, see hereherehere,here, and Twitchy round-up here.”

Stacy McCain Reports

FROM AN UNDISCLOSED LOCATION

  “Convicted felon Brett Kimberlin is the nephew of a wealthy Maryland woman who has contributed to a foundation that helped fund a 501(c)3 organization of
which Kimberlin is the director .                  
    Kimberlin’s activities have recently attracted widespread attention because of his attempts to intimidate and harass bloggers
who wrote about his criminal history.
  
   Harriet Crosby, 66, reportedly an heiress to the General Mills fortune, was one of the original donors to the Threshold Foundation, which contributed $20,000 to Kimberlin’s Justice Through Music Project
in 2008, according to database research I reported May 19 . “

  “We Will Not Be Silent”

  ” In the past year bloggers such as Aaron Walker, Stacy McCain, Patterico and Liberty Chick (Aaron Worthington) have been harassed
and threatened by a terrorist known as the “Speedway Bomber” Brett Kimberlin.

  Kimberlin was convicted of several federal felonies in 1981 and sentenced to 50 years for terrorizing an Indiana town with a weeklong bombing
spree. Kimberlin was released from prison in 2000 and since his release he has harassed and threatened anyone who dares to write about his past or current actions.

  Stacy McCain has not been silenced by this terrorist. He has been forced to leave his home in order to continue.his investigation from an undisclosed location. Brett Kimberlin is a nightmare. In fact, he is the stuff nightmares are made of.  American citizens, exercising their First Amendment right.to speak freely, are being viciously targeted and terrorized by a George Soros-funded violent domestic terrorist.

  Today, in a strong showing of unity, spearheaded by Michelle Malkin, bloggers across the country are standing together to expose this predator of free speech to the world. “

   Thanks to Glenn Reynolds  for reminding us of this 18 month old Fox News story about Brett Kimberlin .

” Even before his release from prison 10 years ago, Brett Kimberlin had learned a lesson that has served him well: If you publicly accuse a well-known political figure of crimes or misdeeds — even
without proof — publicity and money will follow.”

   ” Now, 22 years later, Kimberlin has taken that lesson and made unfounded accusations a profession of sorts. Using two popular leftist blogs, the 56-year-
old from Bethesda, Md., has raised
hundreds of thousands of dollars from the public and left-leaning foundations by promising to put conservatives he disagrees with in jail, often with offers of large rewards. So far — without success — he has called for the arrest of Karl Rove, Andrew Breitbart, Chamber
of Commerce head Tom Donohue,
Massey Energy Chairman Don
Blankenship and other high-profile
public figures. ”

Just another facet of the left’s strategy of intimidating into silence all dissent . It’s the “thirties” all over again . Is there a ” Kristallnacht ” in our future ?

“Rep. Darrell Issa’s drive to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt is “unwarranted,” “unprecedented” and “ill-advised,” a top Justice Department official
said in a letter to the California Republican, who is chair of the House Oversight Committee, on Tuesday. ”

Where to start with this most recent example of the “stonewall” administration and it’s blatant attempts to subvert the work of another branch of OUR government .

   Yesterday we visited the attempts by the Obama cartel to subvert and marginalize the Judiciary branch by telling Chief Justice Roberts just how he should rule on Obamacare and now we have appointed Justice Dept bureaucrats presuming to tell Congressional investigative bodies exactly what they should be satisfied with .

   This executive branch needs a reminder of exactly where they stand but with this compliant dinosaur media that becomes increasingly unlikely . If it wasn’t for new media , Cong. Issa and his staff , this whole disgraceful affair would have long ago been swept under the rug .

“The congressional investigations into the gunwalking plot known as Operation Fast and Furious largely faded from the public eye over
the past month, yet there is a growing conviction among legislators of both parties that a grueling political battle is ahead.
Those determined to uncover the truth behind Fast and Furious are being opposed by Democratic congressmen and Obama
administration officials such as Deputy Attorney General James Cole. ”

For those of you unfamiliar with the basic story here is Bob Owens , a man who has doggedly pursued this case from the very beginning .

“Multiple Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)agents have testified under oath that the explicit intent of the operation was to have guns
purchased by straw purchasers be smuggled over the border and recovered at Mexican crime
scenes. The entire plot hinged upon Mexican citizens being killed with walked guns. As one supervisor said to an agent complaining about the deaths that would occur: “If you’re going to
make an omelette, you’ve got to break some eggs ” . “

  Does this story from The Free Beacon really surprise ? Whether it is intimidation of the public by union goons , voters  by Black Panther thugs or the threat of audit by the IRS coercion is the order of the day with the progressive movement . When you can’t persuade , pressure . When you can’t impress , intimidate . Thugs one and all .

 

  “A preliminary draft of an environmental impact statement estimated that up to 7,000 coalminers could lose their jobs under the administration’s “preferred” regulation. After a leaked copy of the report went public, officials asked the contractors to compare job estimates to a model in which another regulation was enforced, rather than the real world numbers.

“It’s not the real world, this is rulemaking,” an OSM official tells a skeptical contractor on the recording.

“If we’re to assume [the 2008 rule] is enforced in the coal-producing states, this is a very small [impact],” the contractor replies. “But that, as you said, is not the real world, that’s pretending … I thought we were looking at what’s going to change in Kentucky, what’s going to change in Pennsylvania, what’s going to change in Ohio, what’s going to change in Wyoming.”

When a second OSM official makes light of the “theoretical discussion,” the contractor shoots back that “his [the OSM official’s proposed criteria] was theoretical, mine was practical.”

The agency fired the contractors studying the rule less than one month later.”

 

Stacey McCain leads the way on this story about the left’s campaign to intimidate into silence any and all who oppose them . Their desire to retain the reins of power fosters an association with some strange bedfellows , but then the left has always been comfortable in the company of terrorists , hasn’t it ? 

  “Federal tax forms filed by convicted terrorist Brett Kimberlin’s tax-exempt non-profit Justice Through Music Project (JTMP) show that the 501(c)3 group collected $1.8 million in gifts, grants and other contributions during its first six years of operation. An analysis using database research indicates that more than $300,000 of that sum came in the form of grants from tax-exempt foundations, including the George Soros-connected Tides Foundation, the Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund, the Barbara Streisand Foundation, and the Heinz Family Foundation, connected to Democrat Sen. John Kerry’s wife.

Convicted of multiple federal felonies in connection with a string of 1978 bombings in Indiana, Kimberlin’s activities recently have come under renewed scrutiny due to his attempt to press criminal charges against attorney Aaron Walker, a blogger who says Kimberlin tried to “frame” him as part of a campaign of harassment and intimidation against conservative New Media activists.”

This is the way the progressives work . They’ve lost the battle of ideas and all they have to fall back on is intimidation , boycotts and threats .
  Of course , if you dig deeper you find the same rouster of leftists paying , organizing , fronting and pulling the strings . Soros , Van Jones et al .

“Color of Change’s corporate appeasers include McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Mars Inc., Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Kraft Foods, Intuit, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Reed Elsevier (owner of LexisNexis), American Traffic Solutions and Arizona Public Service. This week, Robinson also claimed that Yum Brands and Procter and Gamble had dropped their memberships as a result of “hundreds” of Color of Change phone calls. “