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  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 .

The presence of IBD at Aaron Walker’s Hearing would seem to indicate that the story of Brett Kimberlin is finally starting to gain some notoriety other than just in the blogosphere .

   “Adding to Walker’s difficulties is that Vaughey looks to be in his late 60s at least. He mentioned a few times about being retired. (Apparently it’s common for retired judges to sometimes come back to the bench to help active judges with the caseload.) Many of Vaughey’s statements suggest that he doesn’t spend much time on the Internet. Thus, he’s probably not intimately familiar with things like Google (GOOG) and Twitter and how they work.

It seemed like Walker did himself in when the judge asked, “Where do you see this case going?”

Walker, who has tried to get the Maryland State Attorney to file charges against Kimberlin for filing what Walker claims are false criminal charges against him (see here), replied, “I hope to raise enough consciousness to get the State’s Attorney to file charges.”

“How are you going to do that?” Vaughey asked.

 Walker replied, “I’ve been raising awareness. There’s now 400,000 posts on Google discussing him (Kimberlin), and I’m guessing 300,000 of them are not very pleasant. These are people calling for charges to be filed.”

If you are a judge who knows very little about the Internet, Walker has just made it sound as though he’s able to generate all of this Google traffic against Kimberlin. And Vaughey seemed to believe that is what caused Kimberlin to get death threats.”

   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 ?

  How did lawyers and the fear of lawsuits become the driving force in society today ? From the cost of consumer goods , to the fear of opening one’s mouth to sky high medical costs , when you get down to it , lawyers are the culprit . When a convicted terrorist like Brett Kimberlin can manipulate the system to his advantage and persecute the average citizen for speaking the truth you know there is a problem .

“Did the US Congress strip American citizens of their right to state demonstrably true facts without unending harassments? Did we lose that right simply because Brett Kimberlin has decided, as a Congress of One, that we should no longer have it?

If we have not lost that right — if it is still legal to say, in America, that Brett Kimberlin was convicted of planting eight bombs in Speedway, Indiana, one of which took a man’s leg, and then, distraught over his maiming, his life, via suicide — if it is legal to say this, can we have it stated by a US Congressman for the record that it is still legal to say this?”