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.

Monday, March 25, 2013

BREAKING: Brett Kimberln, Bill Schmalfeldt and SWATting

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 a year, 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.  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.

Dear reader, I am going to confess to you today that I was holding something back.  You might have watched these peace order hearings and wondered why we were piddling around with those issues.  You might have even heard that Mr. Hoge’s second attempt to get a peace order was denied today, a fact I will write about later.  A reasonable reader might wonder what this was all about.

Well, there was indeed something much more serious going on and that has to do with the least-talked-about charge: unauthorized access to a computer.  That is, on February 18, 2013, Mr. Hoge filed charges against Bill Schmalfeldt based on his unauthorized access to a computer.  So what is that all about?

What it is about, dear reader, is SWATting.  Or more precisely a threat to SWAT someone.

You see on October 29, 2012, Mr. Hoge received a threat to SWAT him.  It came in the form of a comment someone attempted to leave on his blog.  Here is a screencap of that threat from the post where Mr. Hoge revealed it:

So there are three things to note, here.  First, that was not left by Karen B. a.k.a. The Lonely Conservative (whom I had the pleasure of meeting at CPAC).  No, but you can see the IP Address of the user.  And as you know, the IP address would be unique to a particular account.

And second, it is a threat.  As I have said before—and in the process of correcting Schmalfeldt—threats do not have to be as explicit as “I am going to kill you.”  It can be, “you better pay your protection money, or it might be hazardous to your health.”

And third, this was specifically in response to this post, which talked about Jeffrey Cohen, Esq. the executive director of Justice Through Music and Velvet Revolution.  In the criminal complaint, Hoge notes that he was blogging about “financial irregularities on the IRS Form 990’s... and apparent lack of proper registration of his charities fund-raising with the MD Secretary of State.”  So it seems reasonable to think that this might be what prompted the threat.

Well, someone else is known to use that IP Address.  Who?  Well, that would be the self-described “friend” of Brett Kimberlin, Bill Schmalfeldt.

So let’s review the evidence shall we?  We have had four SWATtings, all of people who have angered or criticized Brett Kimberlin at one time or another.  Three of them were done by a voice that in my opinion sounds like Kimberlin associate Ron Brynaert (listen for yourself and make up your own mind).  As for the fourth, my own, I am still being asked to be quiet about it, so think of that what you will, except I will say it was not Brett Kimberlin’s voice (but I never expected it to be).  And now we have a SWATting threat by person using the IP address associated with another Kimberlin associate, Bill Schmalfeldt.  

So either this is all a giant coincidence... or Brett Kimberlin has been ordering some or all of these SWATtings, particularly mine.  Again, it wasn’t him making the call—I am certain of that—but unless this is a giant coincidence, this would seem to be him ordering it.  And let's remember that there are no moral barriers that would prevent Kimberlin from doing it.  He has falsely reported that I committed crimes in the past.  And he is not above using law enforcement as a tool of his harassment.

I didn’t want to share this with you before now, dear reader, because at all times the priority is the criminal cases not the reporting.  I want Kimberlin brought to justice more than I want to write bad (but true) things about it, but at this point in time, I don’t believe it will harm that search for justice.

So, dear reader, in this we have the strongest evidence yet that Brett Kimberlin was involved in the SWATtings, including my own.  Indeed I am personally convinced, though you might reasonably require more proof.

And that is what has been lurking underneath those charges for the last few weeks.


Sidebar: So how does all of this add up to unauthorized access to a computer?  Because the attempted comment represents a violation of the terms of service for both Hogewash and Wordpress generally.  Simply put Wordpress’ terms of service are violated both by impersonating another person, and of course by threatening someone, and Hogewash’s terms of service also prohibits the same by incorporating the Wordpress terms of service.

So since it was access to their computers (that is, dear reader, what you are doing every time you comment or blog on Wordpress), and it was in violation of the terms of service, that meant that the access was unauthorized.

That may seem cheap but using such prosecutorial hooks have a long history.  Consider, for instance, the prosecution of Al Capone.  Everyone knew he was a gangster, but because of whatever reason they couldn’t convict him in state court for being a gangster (probably due to corruption).  So they got him on a Federal charge of tax evasion.  Likewise, it would be nice if Maryland had a more direct general “threat” statute that would be triggered by this act, but they don’t and this is a way to get around that shortcoming (other ways include using the harassment and stalking statutes).  The Maryland legislature needs to fill in this gap in the law, but in the meantime, this is the kind of thing prosecutors do to get around the issue.

Oh, and by the way, what is the punishment for unauthorized use of a computer?  Up to five years in prison.


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 sounds 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 help in the fight to hold Mr. Kimberlin accountable, please hit the Blogger’s Defense Team button on the right.  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.  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.

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