Next victim, please
Now they’re going after Ali Akbar, who is one of the leaders of the National Bloggers Club helping to defend Aaron Walker and others.
As reported by Stacy McCain:
Monday afternoon I was off the grid when Ali Akbar called to tell me that “Breitbart Unmasked” had published a photo and the address of his mother’s home in Texas in a viciously mendacious attack on the National Bloggers Club.
Twitchy has Akbar’s tweet:
It also looks like they’re trying to intimidate David Hogberg at IBD.
Meanwhile, Patterico has more on how Kimberlin managed to get Walker arrested on false premises.
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I said after Aaron Worthing/Walker’s arrest that Judge Vaughey had green-lighted Brett Kimberlin to keep doing what he’s doing. Looks like Judge not only green-lighted little rampant terrorist, he super-charged him.
OK, coupla thangs…
1. no intemperate comments, please. The idiot judge in Maryland can’t tell them from things Walker says, and the Kimberlin myrrmidons will try to use them.
2. there needs to be an initiative to bring a fully formed case before SOME competent Maryland court, including witnesses from around the nation.
3. much as I hate to say it, “there otta be a law” at the Federal level making SWATing a felony. We need some good sponsors for that.
Can Ali and his relatives sue in Texas courts? I’d purely love to see Kimberlin in a Texas courtroom.
Dunno enough facts to know. We DO have privacy law here that tracks common law, and includes a tort for invasion of privacy.
Here, like in other instances, these slugs could slither under the law, as I read it.
We also have a weakly supported “intentional infliction of emotional distress” tort, and that COULD work, but courts here generally don’t like it. It IS sometimes successful, however.
They would have to find Kimberlin, then they would have to serve him with the complaint.
Then they would have to overcome the “no jurisdiction” problem by showing that this action falls under Texas’ “Long-Arm” statute (because Kimberlin isn’t present in the state nor does he have any interests here).
A Texas judge would probably say “no, bring it where the Defendant lives or where the posts/tweets were made because that state has jurisdiction” even though the injury itself would occur in Texas.
My reading says this is one of those “optional venue” causes, where the plaintiff can bring the action in their county of residence.
But you would immediately face a “removal” motion to take it to Federal court on diversity of citizenship.
AFTER, as you note, acquiring service, which I think could be done by publication (after the due diligence).
Plus, I really wonder about several elements of the tort(s). The defense would run something like, “What did Defendant do that is different than the Yellow Pages?”
Has any MSM outlet besides FOX commented on this situation with Kimberlin?
My very thoughts. Also, if they’re going to call it a “prank”, that certainly isn’t going to help. I wonder why Drudge hasn’t done anything?
Where is Jim Rockford when you need him?
Seriously though, the left is playing a dangerous game which is how they want it. Things will get worse before they get better I’m afraid. All we can do is continue telling the truth, standing up for liberty, and facing hate bravely without backing down. Criminals always trip themselves up in the end and this band just stuck their collective toe in the crack.
Jim Rockford? Hell, I think it’s time to call “The Equalizer!”
I’ve given up hope that we can avoid violence, especially since it is now clear that the left is already using force. There will be blood. I’m very much afraid that this summer is going to make ’68 look like a kindergarten class, an Teh Won will revel in every second of it.
Kimberlin & co. The gift that keeps on giving. Would that someone like RepairmanJack were real and have a little chat with these forms of life.
We stand together or hang together: our choice. Freedom is not free.
One of my favorite movies of the last few years is “Taken.”
I just feel the father went a little too easy on the bad guys at times.
In a purely fictional movie image running through my head, Kimberlin would be captured, held down while the proclamation, “Muhammad was a false prophet!” was repeatedly tattooed all over his body, and then dropped naked in the hottest hot zone of terrorism in the Gaza.
Maybe I have an untapped talent.
You forgot the bacon ear-rings and pig fat sun-block.
That is exactly what the character I mentioned above would do..
I find it hard to believe that we do not have super attorneys on our side to put an end to this dangerous harassment. There has to be some recourse. If the legal system can be gamed for execrable actions like these, how about using it for GOOD for a change!
Prayers ascending. But Jeesh, I didn’t know that was his real name. I thought it was a non de plume like AllahPundit, deng doeng deng.
A selective presumption of guilt seems to have become the de facto standard for our justice system.
As much as I deplore this crap, and as much as I’d like to help them financially, the Nat’l Bloggers Club donation website wants my gender, birthdate, and employer – which are NONE OF THEIR BUSINESS – in addition to my name and address. I’m definitely not handing my birthdate to any website that gets my credit card number, too. What’s with that? There’s not even a PayPal option.
Any suggestions on where else I could donate?
(And any ideas why they want such information?)
I agree, that’s strange. I think there’s another link out there that doesnt’ require the info.
Professor Jacobson, I’m flabberghasted by the slithering injustice of this Kimberlin/Worthing/SWATting business. Are you aware of any discussions among conservative legal circles that might provide some kind of effective response to the Kimberlin et al intimidation/legal aid to Worthing?
Just read the tweet to the IBD writer about the “little red bird” — will this kind of thing stand? The age of Obama…..
need a PO box!!!!
& replying to all who are asking about this, here’s a post from AoSHQ: http://minx.cc/?post=329573
Here’s the salient bit:
“I think this is because it’s a 501(c) charity, and those donations have to be tracked by law. However, I’m writing to them to ask about this, and if there’s a threshold beneath which information doesn’t have to be entered, and etc.
I will let you know when I know.
Updated: Ali Akbar at the National Bloggers Club says that he’s looking into other options. This is the typical information sought when people fundraise for political campaigns. Under the circumstances, of course, other options might be advisable.
He’s inquiring now– this being a legal thing, he needs to ask his lawyers about it.”
Then there’s this (last comment):
A 501(c)(3) can accept gifts which the donor can deduct from the donor’s taxable income, but only if the 501(c)(3) identifies the donor. This is the only way the IRS can track charitable giving and charitable receiving to see that they match.
If the donor does not want the donation to be tax deductible, they can give anonymously. A 501(c)(3) can accept it either way.
I’ve asked Ali via twitter for some directions. They’re missing out on a lot of help by requesting all the spaces on a deductible form be filled.
I sent you an email.
As I consider the thing with Mr. Akbar’s mom, I have a couple of reluctant thoughts…
As I’ve said elsewhere, the law is a clumsy hammer…never a scalpel. It often fails to offer a proper remedy in a given case, and that can turn on a raft of variables.
Shrewd criminals beat the law all the time. Several people have evoked the fictional Cape Fear model, which is chilling because it was pretty legally and practically sound.
That said, Kimberlin and his legal advisers are WAY out on a limb, IMNHO. They have misled courts as to both fact and law, and that will eventually catch up with them.
We need to grow thick hides a la Breitbart, and pro-actively protect those around us who might be vulnerable.
Where the law fails, popular opinion will succeed. It is exquisitely capable of punishing or rewarding behavior. The American people are a good people. Kimberlin cannot stand revelation.
I don’t know if you know this, but according to Stacy, Ali’s mom lives here in TX.
Big mistake, IMHO.
Yeah. See the above discussion WRT Texas law.
Now, if someone…suicidal…acted against Mr. Akbar’s mom…well…
sorry ’bout that.
I believe Michelle Malkin has a link at her site.
Still no po box to send donations to.
On a positive note, the lawfare case of Rashad Richey vs Andre Walker in Georgia was dismissed, yesterday — a victory for free speech!
Georgia Democratic Party Staffer Voluntarily Dismisses Lawsuit Against Blogger:
A few moments ago, my attorney, John Sparks, sent word that the libel lawsuit filed by Georgia Democratic Party political director Rashad Richey against this site was voluntarily dismissed by the Plaintiff.
Rashad Richey Lawsuit Dismissal
A huge load off of Andre’s chest, I’m sure. Not that Richey ever had a case – it was the legal hassles and fees associated with having to defend himself in court against a frivolous law suit that was at issue.
This probably means that the Georgia Unfiltered Legal Defense Fund will become a legal offense fund as Walker seeks attorney’s fees from Richey.
WE CALLED JOHN BOEHNER’S OFFICE: THEY DO NOT HAVE A CLUE ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON WITH BLOGGER INTIMIDATION! NOT A THING.
THEY HAVE NEVER HEARD OF ROBERT STACY MCCAIN — NOR OF LEGAL INSURRECTION.COM.
CALL THEM, AS WE DID, TO INFORM THEM: Phone: (202) 225-0600
boehner is a limp d**k. He is totally worthless. He is interested in power and screw WE, THE PEOPLE. He is the House’s version of that jackass McConnell.
A couple of suggestions:
Texas is a generally chivalrous state – Momma is a proper noun down here. People trying to target little old ladies for violence or even general mischief don’t go over well. Living in Texas, Ali’s mother has several personal security advantages that others have not had – including a strong Castle Law in addition to Conceal Carry laws.
If I were in Ali’s shoes and based on Kimberlin’s history, I would make an in person appointment with the local police chief and the Sheriff and explain the situation. Include the documentation for what has been occurring, especially to Patrick Frey, McCain, Arron Walker and Erick Ericson.
Next, I would contact the Texas AG’s Office, Greg Abbott has no tolerance for these kind of games. We also have the resources of the Texas Rangers and the Texas Department of Public Safety. In all meetings, provide a complete set of documentation and a written summary of the threat that is precise and avoids emotional language.
There is also the option of going to the Dallas media – people who threaten someone’s mother are public enemy number one. Ali is welcome to privately message me via Dr Jacobson – I have great contacts in the Dallas Market that will take the time to present a very good story.
You beat me to it. Also, if it makes the local news, her neighbors will look out for her.
It continues to happen. http://anexconsview.wordpress.com/2012/06/05/to-the-idiots-photographing-my-home-today/
Eventually, Kimberlin is gonna screw with the wrong person.
I don’t advocate violence. I just know that there are violent people who act out.
“2nd Ammendment Mother” gets it. I hope Ali uses the resources she’s offering to both send Kimberlin back to prision and indict his handlers.
According to the Judge and legal system, a convicted domestic bomber terrorist felon is good, and conservative writers and bloggers, whose only crime is Free Speech exercise, aka telling the truth about Brett Kimberlin and his activities and all ilk like him, is bad.. Am I getting this right.. So, is there no actual real Justice is America now.. Is this the new American way of life, where the insanity of criminal behavior is now sane and good, and the good citizens are bad, etc..
So any accuse at all, like complaints from bad people who are wrong, is ok and good.. Because the liberal establishment’s political agenda trump’s what is good and right in this world.. eg; If you make any posted statements at all that do not reflect their view and attitude on the left, you will be targeted and banned and labeled as such, and even sent to jail and personally destroyed, which is legal and good now.. Unbelievable..
It doesn’t surprise me in the least, as this attitude and behavior is pervasive all throughout every area of communication, in every media medium and platform, where Free Thought and the exercise of that Free Thought in the Free Speech Right guaranteed in the 1st Amendment of the US Constitution is being ferociously and veraciously attacked and targeted at both the message and now especially the messenger, via whatever means available, legal or otherwise.
This is a red flag warning that is extremely disturbing in the very sense and essence of Freedom and Liberty in a Democratic society.
Just to add, thus far, we the conservative right, who are the righteous ones, have some places to go to be free to exercise our free thought Freedom of Speech Rights.. but that will not last long, as these people will not stop at any point until they have completely taken over the entire nation and all the people have completely capitulated to them, period.
I’m sorry but this is the truth, and unpleasant as it is, unless the people nationally as a whole do not acknowledge the problem and defeat it, this once great society of U.S. Constitutional Freedom and Liberty in our Republic of America will be history. Living in a constant state of radical leftist tyranny, oppression, hatred, and fear is not my idea of happiness.