I was just about to go to bed, when I saw this via Insty at the Georgia Tip Sheet:
U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss strongly criticized the Department of Justice on Wednesday for its “notably silent” response to a string of anonymous pranks wherein authorities have been dispatched guns ablaze to the homes of conservative commentators after bogus shooting claims.
Aides to the Peach State pol circulated a letter he sent earlier in the day to the nation’s top law man, Eric Holder, bearing an unusually firm hed: “Chambliss slams attorney general for insufficient response to SWAT-ting.”
As they say, read the whole thing. And below the fold, I have embedded his letter.
Of course I sympathized very deeply with all of the SWATting victims from the moment I heard of them. I had learned of Mike’s relatively close to the time of. Someone shared with me a copy of the police report, maybe Mike himself and I remember expressing sympathy personally to him. I honestly don’t remember all of those details. And when Team Kimberlin started targeting me, Patrick and I talked on the phone for the first time, because he wanted to warn me. (Of course the usual caveats apply. I do not believe Kimberlin personally carried out any of the SWATtings, and I don’t have any evidence that he otherwise intentionally caused it. But it is clear that this is happening to people on his “enemies” list.) And similarly with Erick Erickson, though my contact has been extremely slight. I think to this day it must have been hardest for Mike, because 1) he had no wife to show them was she was alive, and 2) he probably had absolutely no idea what this was all about.
But needless to say it’s different when it happens to you. So reading Senator Chambliss take up this cause when it happened to others and hearing him take it up when it happened to you is a different thing entirely. I’m not sure the senator is even aware I exist, let alone that I have been SWATted, but I still feel like he personally stood up for me today and that is appreciated. Thank you very much, Senator.
And I hope my Congressman and Senators would join this cause.
My wife and I have lost our jobs due to the harassment of convicted terrorist Brett Kimberlin, including an attempt to get us killed and to frame me for a crime carrying a sentence of up to ten years. I know that claim sound fantastic, but if you read starting here, you will see absolute proof of these claims using documentary and video evidence. If you would like to donate and help my wife and I in this time of need, please go to this donation page. And thank you.
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I have accused some people, particularly Brett Kimberlin, of reprehensible conduct. In some cases, the conduct is even criminal. In all cases, the only justice I want is through the appropriate legal process—such as the criminal justice system. I do not want to see vigilante violence against any person or any threat of such violence. This kind of conduct is not only morally wrong, but it is counter-productive.
In the particular case of Brett Kimberlin, I do not want you to even contact him. Do not call him. Do not write him a letter. Do not write him an email. Do not text-message him. Do not engage in any kind of directed communication. I say this in part because under Maryland law, that can quickly become harassment and I don’t want that to happen to him.
And for that matter, don’t go on his property. Don’t sneak around and try to photograph him. Frankly try not to even be within his field of vision. Your behavior could quickly cross the line into harassment in that way too (not to mention trespass and other concerns).
And do not contact his organizations, either. And most of all, leave his family alone.
The only exception to all that is that if you are reporting on this, there is of course nothing wrong with contacting him for things like his official response to any stories you might report. And even then if he tells you to stop contacting him, obey that request. As you will see by the time I am done telling my story that this is a key element in making out a harassment claim under Maryland law—that a person asks you to stop and you refuse.
And let me say something else. In my heart of hearts, I don’t believe that any person supporting me has done any of the above. But if any of you have, stop it, and if you haven’t don’t start.
Like it's all in good fun ...