About Domestic Terrorist Brett Kimberlin (Updated)

Convicted domestic terrorist Brett Kimberlin doesn’t want people to know about his criminal history, and he has attempted to silence any blogger who writes about Kimberlin’s criminal history. In response, the blogosphere has answered blogger Lee Stranahan’s call to make 25 May 2012 Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day.

Stranahan has detailed information about Kimberlin, which is more than you will get from Wikipedia as of 24 May 2012. Over at the blog Brett Kimberlin Lies, Ron Brynaert reports that Kimberlin managed to get the Wikipedia article about him deleted. Brynaert has submitted to Wikipedia another article about Kimberlin, but as of 24 May 2012 the article has yet to be approved by Wikipedia.

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UPDATE: When I first published this post, I was unaware that Ron Brynaert had been working with Brett Kimberlin. However, Brynaert was correct when he reported that Wikipedia did not have a direct article about Kimberlin.

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Kimberlin’s attempt to have his criminal past scrubbed from Wikipedia might have worked had he not started his harrassment of bloggers.  His harrassment has resulted in today’s blog burst about him, and the blog burst is mentioned in the Wikipedia article Streisand effect. Here is what that Wikipedia article says about Kimberlin:

In May 2012, convicted domestic terrorist Brett Kimberlin (aka The Speedway Bomber) reportedly tried to suppress articles about his violent past, his current political activities, and his leadership of a non-profit company called Justice Through Music. Attorney Aaron Walker (aka “Aaron Worthing”) wrote a lengthy expose of Kimberlin on May 17, 2012.[35] Other blogs picked up the story, including “The Other McCain” by journalist Robert Stacy McCain. McCain reported that Kimberlin’s response forced him to leave his Maryland home due to “the resulting security concern”.[36] A subsequent avalanche of postings about Kimberlin resulted in a Day by Day (webcomic) cartoon mentioning McCain, a mention by the influential blog Instapundit, and a suggestion that May 25, 2012, be “Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day.” [37]

It is fitting that Kimberlin is mentioned in the article Streisand effect because the Streisand effect is named after Barbra Streisand, and according to Matthew Vadum of the Capital Research Center, Kimberlin’s 501c3 nonprofit entity Justice Through Music Project has received money from the Streisand Foundation.

You can read about Brett Kimberlin’s criminal history by clicking here and here. (Hat Tip to Warner Todd Huston and Robert Stacy McCain.)

UPDATE II: The Daley Gator has more information about this story.

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