Illegally Obtained Information?


I received a call this evening from a reader (my number’s in the phone book) about a post that Bill Schmalfeldt put up speculating on the identity of the person or person(s) behind Kimberlin Unmasked. I’m amused to find out that I am now a suspect. Apparently, Schmalfeldt goes on at some length about the IP addresses and locations from which tweets to the @Kimberlinumask Twitter account originated.

The Twitter API doesn’t make that information available. Law enforcement can get the information with a warrant, and it might be subpoenaed in a civil matter. Neither of those seem to be the source of Schmalfeldt’s information. Given that there are ways to hack that information, I suspect his “reliable” source obtained it illegally.

The reek of various bodily fluids is becoming quite strong as the panic sets in at Team Kimberlin.

UPDATE—I see from one of the comments that Schmalfeldt says that Twitter gives IP address information from its connection logs to anyone who asks.

Bullshit.

TwitterPolicyUPDATE 2—I’ve heard all sorts of speculation about the identity of Kimberlin Unmasked. I don’t know who he/she/they is/are. I have no need to know, and it is to my advantage not to know. I can’t give up information that I don’t have. I am being willfully ignorant.

UPDATE 3—The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin has had a subpoena issued against Twitter, but it is not for any IP address information. Twitter required to produce the following information by 27 December, 2013—BK_Twitter_SubpoenaAs you can see, the subpoena demanded the name of the person who registered the Twitter account @Kimberlinunmask. The only name Twitter collects is the user name. And for that account the user name is … wait for it … Kimberlin Unmasked.

Oh.

Is Panic Setting In?


The Cabin Boy and the other members of Team Kimberlin are beginning to show clear signs of panicking, and they have a lot to worry about.

The Cabin Boy has written that the State’s Attorney’s Office is not answering his questions about dropping the harassment, electronic harassment, and failure to comply with a peace order charges. Given that Judge Stanfield found the tweets in question violated his order and that Schmalfeldt admitted on the record to having sent them, the State’s Attorney’s Office has a fairly straightforward case. Schmalfeldt has some serious worrying to do for the next few weeks.

Meanwhile, back at the RICO Madness, The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin is busily serving the remaining defendants in the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. lawsuit. He’s named 22 defendants. He probably won’t be able to affect service on three of them because he doesn’t know where to serve them. Several of the other defendants may file joint responses, for example, Glen Beck might file a joint response with Mercury Radio Arts and The Blaze. My guess is that there will be a dozen or so additional motions to dismiss coming to the court before the end of January. That means that TDPK will have a dozen oppositions to file by mid February. If he was pressed by having to respond to four …

TDPK already has a bunch of legal work on his plate. On the 10th, he has a report due to Judge Grimm about who has been served (and how and when) in the RICO case. That report is also supposed to include an explanation of why anyone who hasn’t been served was missed and TDPK’s plan for completing service within 120 days of the date he filed his lawsuit.

On the 13th, there are hearings scheduled in the state Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. lawsuit, including several on motions to dismiss. If that case survives, the defendants will shortly file their answers to his complaint and their counterclaims. They will also begin their discovery. Since discovery is to be completed in March, TDPK will have to attend to that quickly. And, trust me, the defendants intend to make sure he complies with discovery in that lawsuit.

On the 16th, his answers to the first four motions to dismiss are due in the RICO Madness.

TDPK is in way over his head. He needs legal help, but he can’t seem to find a lawyer willing to represent him. Like the Cabin Boy, Brett Kimberlin has some serious worrying to do.

So how do I know they are panicking?

The obscene anonymous comments are back. So far today, I’ve received four such comments to this blog that are obviously from Team Kimberlin. They don’t usually bother to send them when things are going well for them, but they do send them when their blog posts and tweets have been rebutted with facts and ridicule and they simply have nothing left.

They have nothing left but insults like this—TK201401072003Z

#Losers

On Job Descriptions


I’d like to explain to the new members of the Gentle Readership about the job descriptions given to some of the members of Team Kimberlin.

The Dread Pirate Kimberlin received his title after he put up a pirate-themed website called the Bloggers Offense Team. That site is now defunct.

The initial job descriptions of the crew included Neal Rauhauser as First Mate, given his apparent status at the time as TDPK’s righthand man; Ron Brynaert as a Crew Member; and Occupy Rebellion as an Imaginary Friend, given that there were multiple persons behind that identity. Note that these are job descriptions and not nicknames. Referring to Neal Rauhauser as “First Mate” doesn’t give him a nickname any more than calling Al Franken a “Senator” is using a nickname (as calling him “Stuart Smalley” might).

Thus far, only one member of Team Kimberlin has expressed any distress allegedly caused by his job description, one which I did not create. It was given to a crew member who seems to work as a flunky for TDPK and FMNR, and the realization of his place in the food chain probably conflicts with his delusions of adequacy.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Brett Kimberlin is suing four codefendants and me in a Maryland court for a million bucks for writing truthful things about him. He’s suing 20+ codefendants and me in federal court alleging that we formed a racketeering enterprise to spread lies about him. Back in 1996, Mark Singer published an authorized biography of The Dread Pirate Kimberlin called Citizen K. This passage is from page 78—

Eyebrows levitated. A drug-dealing colleague had memories of conversations with Kimberlin that struck him as odd: “We’d see a girl who was pubescent or prepubescent, and Brett would get this smile and say, ‘Hey, what do you think? Isn’t she great?’ It made me very uncomfortable.” Another recalled Kimberlin introducing Jessica as “my girlfriend,” and if irony was intended, it was too subtile to register. To a co-worker at IU-PUI, Sandi confided that Kimberlin was “grooming Jessica to be his wife.” To another, Sandi explained that though Kimberlin’s relationship with Jessica was chaste, he intended “to wait for her and would marry her.”

“Jessica” was a middle-school age girl at the time. Sandi was her mother.

A Year Ago Today


It was one year ago today that I received the following comment to a post called Dread Pirate #BrettKimberlin’s Boss’ Day Job:SWAT threatOf course, the threat was not sent by Karen B. who blogs as The Lonely Conservative. She was receiving death threats herself that same day. (BTW, the $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever made those threats against her still stands.)

The Sheriff’s Office sent a email alerting all deputies of the threat. I was working as an amateur radio operator providing backup communications at one of the storm shelters set up for persons displaced by Sandy. When several of the deputies at the shelter found out that I was the subject of that email, we decided that I would save Halloween candy for whoever responded.

The SWATting call never came.

On the morning of 1 November, after the SWATting threat proved hollow, I posted these words:

Was there something particular in that post that pushed a button? Or was it the accumulation of five months of blog posts that inspired the SWATting threat? I don’t know that I’ll ever find out, but I do know that by not following through, Team Kimberlin has proven themselves to be a cowardly lot. But they can be dangerous cowards. I understand that. I keep my eyes open. I take reasonable (and sometimes unreasonable) precautions. And my friends, including those in law enforcement, have my back.

As Harry Truman once remarked, “I’ve been shot at by experts.” I’ve dealt with my share of tough guys and tough guy wannabes during my life. They’ve been to jail, and I haven’t. I look forward to seeing TDPK and his thugs and enablers brought to justice, and I intend to have some small part in that. I may have just become his worst nightmare.

I stand by them.

This is All They’ve Really Got


Since the peace order against Bill Schmalfeldt went into effect, the number of anonymous threatening or harassing comments to this blog has exploded. I’ve received well over 100 in less than three months. It’s fairly obvious that they are sent from members of Team Kimberlin. Some of them are not as anonymous as the sender hoped.

I’ve posted a few of them in the past. Most of them have been like this one that came in at 2:45 ET this afternoon.TK201309101845Z

If I hadn’t used the word in an earlier post today, I’d say, “Meh.”

However, over the last month or so, more of them have become outrageously obscene. This is one of the least offensive of that bunch.TK201308312147ZMany are much more vile.

Vile. Deranged. And, as Stacy McCain points out, evil. It may be a while before these thugs are brought to justice, but justice will win out in the end.

Of IP and IP


It may have been a bit of rough day for Cabin Boy Bill Schmalfelt. First of all, the IP address for the name server for his hate sites dedicated to Aaron Walker, Stancy McCain, and me don’t seem to be working. It looks like some sort of technical glitch.

Second, I received a copy of a DMCA takedown notice that was sent by the photographer who owns the copyright on the head shot I use under license on the blog’s About page. Given the Cabin Boy’s long-winded assertions of his rights to his intellectual property, one wonders why he appears so upset that a copyright holder would complain about work being used without permission.

Sore Loserman.

Is #BillSchmalfeldt Appealing?


The anonymous blogger I call “Coleman” has written the following in a comment over at his hate blog dedicated to Aaron Walker (No, I won’t link to it.):

As far as I know Bill’s case will be put on appeal and will probably be over turned due to the federal ruling on Cassidy.

Fine. If that’s the way that Kimberlin wants to waste his time and money, he can. (Does anyone know how he affords all this on $19,500 a year?)

So what is this Cassidy case that Coleman mentions? United States v. Cassidy [814 F.Supp.2d 574 (2011)] was a case tried in federal district court in Baltimore. Judge Titus found that the application of the Violence Against Women Act was unconstitutional in that particular case. He did not find that the law was facially unconstitutional but only as applied to William Cassidy’s behavior as alleged in the indictment.

So how does that impact Maryland’s harassment statute? IANAL, but the lawyers I’ve talked to say probably not at all. Maryland’s law has been upheld at every level of appeal in the State’s courts. When it was appealed the the U. S. Supreme Court, the Supremes refused to hear the case. Harassment is not protected by the First Amendment, and the states have the right to punish it.

Both Brett Kimberlin and Bill Schmalfeldt have tried to make a big deal out of the idea that because their actions were chargeable under the misuse of electronic communications law, they aren’t covered by the general harassment statute also. That’s simply wrong—as Judge Stansfield ruled in Hoge v. Schmalfeldt when granting a peace order.

You know, for a bunch of folks who are supposed to be Internet savvy, it’s surprising that Team Kimberlin acts as if they haven’t heard of the Streisand Effect.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Team Kimberlin keeps those insults coming.TK20130705atakingyourhouse.com? Oh, please! That would require a civil suit which would open you up to discovery. A plaintiff’s refusal to cooperate with discovery invariably results in dismissal with prejudice. You’re going to sue me? Go ahead. Make my day.

And if the comment is supposed to be a real response to A Zombie Finds a Brain, it should at least address one of the points made in that post. Did I misquote the harassment statute? Did I misrepresent any of Schmalfeldt’s tweets or posts? Did mischaracterize anything the judges told Schmalfeldt? Did I get any of the citations of Maryland law wrong? Or is this attempted comment simply more whining harassment?

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sir robin shieldIs this all that Team Kimberlin has left? I received a better grade of insults when I was still in elementary school.

The desperation in the mudslinging is palpable. There are no facts. The cowardice is obvious. They don’t have the guts to use their real identities.

Pathetic. Simply pathetic.

Oh, one more thing … People submitting or attempting to submit comments to Hogewash! should read The Fine Print, especially the part about wordpress.com’s Terms of Service. The sixth bullet point of item 2 of the WordPress ToS is particularly important.

UPDATE—Ooooh, I’m so intimidated. Not.TK201307050412ZUPDATE 2—Let’s pretend for the sake of the argument that Pro Verb is correct in his description of me. Does that invalidate anything that I’ve posted? Or is Pro Verb’s use of an ad hominem attack in his comment a demonstration of Team Kimberlin’s desperation?

UPDATE 3—radioWMS201307061321Z

The easiest way to discredit Bill Schmalfeldt is to quote Bill Schmalfeldt.

—Stacy McCain

A Zombie Finds a Brain


Or a zombie website finds its server.

It looks as if the anonymous blogger I call “Coleman” isn’t calling it quits. The hate site devoted to Aaron Walker is back after what seems to be some sort of technical problem. (One of the two nameservers that supports the site was still unreachable at 6 am ET on 4 July.)

So I’ve had a chance to read the comments Bill Schmalfeldt posted on the site. The Sore Loserman writes this in his first comment:

I have been charged, in effect, with a crime because I insisted on replying to someone who was insulting me on a daily basis. If this gets past the Howard County State’s attorney, this is exactly how I will put it. I will show him insult after insult after filthy comment after filthy comment after 4th grade name-calling after 4th-grade name calling issued by Aaron Walker. Then I will ask the judge if this is what the First Amendment envisions, and if this is a proper use of Maryland Code 3-803, which is meant to protect people like battered women from their abusers. Aaron Walker is not a battered woman. He is a spineless coward who wants the right to insult people without allowing them the First Amendment Right to throw those insults right back in his face.

<fisking>Actually, it is my understanding from conversations with Aaron Walker that Schmalfeldt was charged not because he replied to Mr. Walker’s comments but because of the vile nature of Schmalfeldt’s tweets and blog posts. Md. Crim. Law § 3-803 defines harassment as

maliciously engag[ing] in a course of conduct that alarms or seriously annoys the other:
(1) with the intent to harass, alarm, or annoy the other;
(2) after receiving a reasonable warning or request to stop by or on behalf of the other; and
(3) without a legal purpose.

That’s the crime that the Circuit Court found Schmalfeldt had engaged in to form the basis of the peace order granted in Hoge v. Schmalfeldt.

Just as I had placed Schmalfeldt on notice to stop directing communications to me, Aaron Walker did so too. Actually, he did it twice—on 14 February and on 16 February. Just as in my case, Schmalfeldt tweeted and blogged about receiving notice and his intention to ignore it. Here are some of the hundreds of tweets Schmalfeldt sent. (@AaronWorthing is Aaron Walker’s twitter account.)

Liberal Grouch @shawhoneya @mianisees @aaronworthing @stranahan @wjjhoge @rsmccain @ali And you deserve troll time.
20 Feb 13

Liberal Grouch @jsigwart @AaronWorthing @Battle_Damage @OsborneInk @OccupyRebellion Aaron’s brand of pathology doesn’t allow him to admit being wrong.
24 Mar 13

Bill Schmalfeldt ‏@BuchananRick @Harada_no_hime @Xcitizen10 @Kimberlinunmask @AaronWorthing #wjjhoge DIAF
14 Jun 13

DIAF is Internet slang for “Die in a fire.”

Bill Schmalfeldt @MJanovic @AaronWorthing She better, or he’ll send her ass packing back to Asia where he purchased her.
20 Jun 13

Bill Schmalfeldt Fat, cowardly @aaronworthing thinks my neck is funny. I think it will be funny when a jihadist finds him.
22 Jun 12

Bill Schmalfeldt  Actually, I’ll laugh my ass off if a friend of an American serviceman @aaronworthing got killed with his EDMD shit beats him unrecognizable.
22 Jun 13

On the same day as the previous two tweets (22 June), Schmalfeldt’s rabid response hate blog had a post that contained this:

So, you [Aaron Walker] know there are HUNDREDS of people who know you, who know where you live (and if you need the address, gentle reader, ask me. It’s a matter of public record). Some of them will be servicemen who lost friends because of you. Some may be Islamic extremists who want to behead you on television for insulting their prophet. I think the Americans would probably just beat you until your face is unrecognizable, which would be an improvement.

Later that day, Schmalfeldt posted this on his blog:

Again, any service member who lost a friend in Iraq or Afghanistan because of Aaron Walker’s freedom to incite violence who would like have a face to face “discussion” with him about the responsibilities that go along with free speech, drop me a line and I’ll give you his address and phone number.
Sorry. I don’t talk to Islamic Extremists. You’ll just have to search the court records to find him.

Those blog post come very near to solicitation of assault or murder. I think most folks would be harassed, alarmed, or annoyed by being on the receiving end of such messages, and it’s kinda a no-brainer that solicitation of a crime isn’t a legal purpose. We seem to have all the elements of the offense of harassment here.

Then I will ask the judge if this is what the First Amendment envisions, …

Cabin Boy Bill has already been told by Judge Rasinsky, who put him on notice at the first District Court hearing, and by Judge Stansfield, who granted the peace order at the Circuit Court appeal, that his behavior was not protected by the First Amendment.

… and if this is a proper use of Maryland Code 3-803, …

Both Judges Rasinsky and Stansfield have said that it is. The only reason that Judge Rasinsky didn’t issue a peace order in the first place is that the Cabin Boy lied about receiving notice. With proper notice documented, Judge Stansfield issued the order.

… which is meant to protect people like battered women from their abusers.

No, that’s not the purpose of § 3-803. That statute makes harassment a crime. Md. Courts and Judicial Proceedings § 3-1503 allows a court to issue a peace order for up to six months between two unrelated persons. Harassment under § 3-803 is one of the bases for such an order. Schmalfeldt appears to have peace orders confused with the somewhat similar protective orders that are issued in domestic abuse cases under Md. Family Law § 4-506. Aaron Walker is seeking a peace order because of harassment.

… without allowing them the First Amendment Right to throw those insults right back in his face.

I don’t remember ever seeing Bill Schmalfeldt allow a comment on one of his blogs in defense of anyone he had attacked or defamed. Yet, he whines when his targets don’t open their blogs to him. You know, I probably would have let the Cabin Boy comment here at Hogewash! if his first attempt hadn’t addressed me as “f__ker,” but Schmalfeldt has had ample bandwidth available to make his case. Those of us he has attacked are under no moral or legal obligation to give him a bigger soapbox. He has no First Amendment right to the use of someone else’s blog. It’s not our fault that he has created an unattractive web presence that draws little traffic.</fisking>

Coleman, writing under the alias “mohammud,” has brief obscene comment, and then the Sore Loserman resumes with more whining about possible additional legal woes.

Hmmmm.

UPDATE—Perhaps Coleman will remember that Brett Kimberlin attempted to use the Maryland peace order statute to muzzle Aaron Walker. He obtained an order prohibiting Aaron Walker from even mentioning him. Of course, that unconstitutional order was later set aside. No one has sought or is seeking such an order against Bill Schmalfeldt.

Another One Bites the Dust?


Some guy that I’ve decided to call “Coleman” took over Bill Schmalfeldt’s hate website focused on Aaron Walker yesterday. Cabin Boy Bill has supposedly called it quits. I’d not checked on the site this afternoon while I was away from the Interwebs dealing with my life in the real world. Around 6 this evening ET, I checked the site and saw that Schmalfeldt had made a couple of comments. When I clicked on a comment link, I my browser timed out.

Hmmmm.

I did a traceroute to the site and couldn’t find it.

Hmmmm.

I did a WHOIS to check the site. No IP.

Hmmmm.

I did a WHOIS on the nameserver, got it’s IP, and did a traceroute. Nothing there.

Hmmmm.

I rechecked the nameserver’s IP. Gone.

Well, well, well … the site and it’s nameserver are down. It could be that the site is being moved. The Team Kimberlin related sites all seem to being moved on to on-shore servers.

OTOH, maybe Coleman has other things to do besides snipe at Aaron Walker.

We’ll see.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


The ACLJ has posted a letter from the IRS to a 501(c)4 group that asks for information allegedly needed to verify the groups status. As I was reading the list, I wondered how Brett Kimberlin’s 501(c)4, Velvet Revolution US, would answer some of them.

[D]escribe the activities that your organization will initiate and/or participate in to fulfill your purpose. Your description should include the answers to the following basic questions:
a. What does the activity entail?
b. Who conducts the activity and what are their qualifications?
c. Where is the activity conducted?
d. When is the activity conducted?
e. How significant is the activity in relation to your total activities described as a percentage of time and a percentage of expenses?
f. Who may participate in the activity?
g. How are the participants selected?
h. Is there a fee for participation in the activity? If so, provide a fee schedule.
i. How does the activity further your group purpose?

Let’s see. There are no activities reported on any VRUS Form 990s, but they do seem to have a website that lets people know about their various campaigns to collect donations to support their various campaigns.

Provide the following information for all the public events conducted or planned to be conducted by your organization:

b. Identify and provide copies of handouts to the audience.

g. Indicate the percentage of time and resources you will spend on these activities in relation to 100% of your activities.

What public events?

Have you attempted or will you attempt to influence the outcome of specific legislation? If so, provide the following:
a. Provide copies of all communications, pamphlets, advertisements, and other materials distributed by the organization regarding the legislation.
b. Provide copies of any radio, television, or internet advertisements relating to your lobbying activities.
c. Please indicate the percentage of time and resources you have spent or will spend conducting these activities in relation to 100% of all your activities.

Their NRAWatch website advocates for unconstitutional legislation restricting Second Amendment rights.

Do you directly or indirectly communicate with members of legislative bodies? If so, provide copies of the written communications and contents of other forms of communications. Please include the percentage of time and resources you have spent or will spend conducting these activities in relation to 100% of all of your activities.

Brett Kimberlin says that he talks with folks on Capitol Hill all the time.

Inquiring minds want to know.

Sometimes I Wonder Why I Bother


Since Sunday, I’ve had several posts related to Team Kimberlin. Some seem to have struck a nerve over at Cabin Boy Bill’s reemerging Patriot-Ombudsman site. (No, I won’t link to it.) As of 3 pm ET today, those Team Kimberlin posts of mine have generated 21 comments, 138 likes, and 9 dislikes.

Here’s how his responses are doing:
P-O_OCD P-O_Bitter

There’s always some ramp up in traffic when a site gets rebooted, but … no comments? Not even one? Can’t he even get Texas Tim to stop by to insult me?

Bitter … lonely … useless …

Yep.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


This post is about Team Kimberlin and psychology, that is to say, their crude attempts at the practice of psychology. One of the characteristics that I noticed fairly soon into my coverage of these folks was their continued reference to the alleged mental illnesses of those who wrote about them. This has included such absurd claims as that someone might be dangerously violent because he has ADD. Or that another person has substance abuse problems. I’m supposed to have OCD.

According to the DSM-IV (that’s the psychologists’ diagnostic bible), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a ego dystonic disorder. That means that the sufferer actually suffers because he is distressed by his own behavior. I am pleased to say that I’m not usually bothered by my own behavior, so if I have anything like OCD, it would be Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder which is ego syntonic, meaning that the behavior fits with the person’s self-image and doesn’t cause him distress. Someone with OCPD is not aware of anything abnormal. He explains why his actions are rational, it is usually impossible to convince him otherwise, and he tends to derive pleasure from his obsessions or compulsions. Those around him suffer.

I’m told neither OCD nor OCPD fits me; however, Jerk NOS has been suggested by a friend who is a psychologist. I think she was joking.

But back to Team Kimberlin …

If I remember my Pysch 101 from 1966 (or there about) correctly, Sigmund Freud defined psychological projection as a defence mechanism by which a person unconsciously rejects his own unacceptable attributes by ascribing them to objects or persons in the outside world instead. Projection involves psychically expelling one’s negative qualities onto others. It’s a common psychological process, and I suppose projecting one’s own propensity for violence and lying or one’s own obsessive behaviors onto others makes it easier to live with a corrupt personality.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Yesterday, I explained the origin of the title The Dread Pirate Kimberlin. Here’s a repost of the original listing of his crew from last November—Brett Kimberlin’s Ship of Fools.  Note that the relative importance of some characters has changed.

DRAMATIS PERSONAE

The Dread Pirate Kimberlin—(AKA Brett Kimberlin, The Speedway Bomber, John Doe 1, Breitbart Unmasked) A Director of and sole full-time employee of Justice Through Music Project and unpaid employee of Velvet Revolution US. Convicted felon with a rap sheet too long for this space. Apparently not a registered voter. [A correction about Kimberlin's status as a registered voter was published after he doxed himself in a court filing and I was able to determine his date of birth. I regret the original error.]

His Crew

First Mate Neal Rauhauser—Tragically-failed wind-powered ammonia plant entrepreneur. Hacker wannabe. Democratic Party operative. Deadbeat dad. [And he may already be a Weiner.]
Crew Member Ron Brynaert—Erstwhile reporter. Possible SWATting suspect. Potential mutineer.
Cabin Boy Bill Schmalfeldt—(AKA Liberal Grouch) Minor, if somewhat grandiose, Twitter troll and selective blogger of sealed court papers. [Recently promoted to major nuisance.]
Imaginary Friend Occupy Rebellion—(AKA Sheridan) Twitter sock puppet.

His Enablers

Jeffrey R. Cohen, Esq.—Intellectual property lawyer and Executive Director of JTMP and VRUS. His signature is on their IRS Form 990s.
Brad Friedman—A Director of Velvet Revolution US.
Myra Lowenthal, CPA—Accountant who prepared the IRS Form 990s for JTMP and VRUS.

Assorted fanboys, wannabes, third- and fourth-rate musicians, trolls, useful idiots, and fools.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


One of the stories that circulates among Team Kimberlin and Brett Kimberlin’s fanboys is the one about how he was secretly exonerated of his crimes. There’s supposed to be some magic sealed documents.

Here’s an extract from Brett Kimberlin’s current file (as of 14 March, 2013) with the United States Parole Commission.

Note the DAYS REMAINING (underlined in red). 10681. Those were the days remaining on his sentence when he was paroled for the second time in 2001. If his status had changed since then, there would have been a recomputation, and the days remaining should have gone to zero. If he had been exonerated, the expiration date of his full term would have passed and would not be 17 years in the future.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Yesterday, I noted a similarity between the Prenda Law case and the Virginia Walker v. Kimberlin, et al. case—that both Penda’s lawyers and The Dread Pirate Kimberlin had taken the Fifth during civil lawsuits. There’s another parallel between Prenda and TDPK.

Porn.

Prenda is a copyright troll going after individuals who have downloaded pornographic videos for which it claims to control the copyrights.

Brett Kimberlin dealt pornography to other inmates while he was in prison and was also involved in a porn related lawsuit. There’s a section (pp., 202, 203) in Mark Singer’s book Citizen K that describes TDPK’s attempted suing of his source for $150,000 in damages because the porn wasn’t sufficiently exciting.

Statement In Re Charges


I have received a letter from the Carroll County State’s Attorney’s Office stating that based on the results of the peace order hearings on 28 February and 25 March they do not believe that they can successfully prosecute the charges that I filed. The charges will be dropped.

The peace order petitions are on appeal. If one or more of the appeals to the Circuit Court are successful, further action may be taken.

UPDATE—I wish to express my appreciation to the Carroll County State’s Attorney’s Office and the Assistant State’s Attorneys who worked with me on these matters for their cooperation and for keeping me informed at every step of the process.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


One of the interesting bits of news yesterday was that the lawyers for copyright troll Prenda Law took the Fifth during a court hearing. It’s unusual to plead the Fifth during a civil trial. You see, remaining silent in a criminal matter isn’t supposed to be held against you, but in civil trial it can be taken as an admission of culpability.

The Gentle Reader who has been following the Saga of The Dread Pirate Kimberlin will remember that Brett Kimberlin invoked his Fifth Amendment privilege during discovery in the Virginia Walker v. Kimberlin, et al. lawsuit last year. How could doing such things as providing access to the books of his “charities” be incriminating?

Watch this space of the answers to such interesting questions as the Saga continues to unfold.

Stay tuned.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Today, we will take a break from the scatological musings of Cabin Boy Bill and stalker photography of his publisher The Watchful Avenger and turn to an archive posting. This is the one that resulted in a SWATting threat on 29 October, 2012.

Dread Pirate #BrettKimberlin’s Boss’ Day Job

Court records show an email address for a Jeffrey R. Cohen who has the same street address as Justice Through Music Project. That email address is associated with the law firm of Millen, White, Zellano & Branigan. The firm’s web site gives this information about Mr. Cohen:

Our entertainment practice focuses on music, film and television. Because of our intellectual property expertise, we understand not only the finer points of contract terms but also the significance of the intellectual property issues at hand. Jeff Cohen heads this practice group. Jeff owns Sumerian Records and is a partner in an entertainment management company Outerloop Management.

Here are links about Sumerian Records and Outerloop Management.

UPDATE–Corrected the date of the original post above from 2013 to 2012