Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

One of Cabin Boy Bill Schmalfeldt’s latest fantasies is that a court is going to order me to submit to a polygraph examination on a matter related to The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin’s frivolous and vexatious Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. lawsuit. As I pointed out on Thursday, polygraph evidence is not admissible in a Maryland court. See State v. Hawkins, 604 A.2d 489 (1992), cited with approval by the Court of Appeals in the Simmons v. State opinion released on 18 December, 2013.

The mention of a polygraph in connection with Brett Kimberlin reminded me of the results of his polygraph exams when he was a defendant in the Speedway Bombing case. The following is from page 325 of Mark Singer’s Citizen K and begins with some quotes from Leonard Harrelson, the polygraph examiner who tested TDPK for his defense attorneys:

“I think Kimberlin’s the type of person that if you talked to him face-to-face you wouldn’t need a polygraph. But he was a good subject for the polygraph because he reacted much better when he lied than some people do. There are certain types of individuals that do not react to a large extent, and he did; he reacted to a very large extent. I was using a three-channel instrument measuring pulse rate and blood pressure and changes within those, breathing patterns, and sweat-gland activities.

” The attorney didn’t want a written report, because when their clients flunk they don’t want it in their files. I gave him the graphs [polygrams] because he wanted them in case somebody tried to get smart and subpoena them. It’s not common to give up the polygrams.”

When Harrelson referred to the polygrams, I recall hearing that during the first trial Pritzker [one of TDPK’s lawyers], out of some macabre impulse, had framed a portion of one and hung it on the wall of this office. Two responses that indicated a striking degree of deception were: “Do you love your father?” and “Do you know anything about the eight bombings?” Kimberlin answered affirmative to the former, negative to the latter. Kammen [another of TDPK’s lawyers], who also saved a copy of this same polygram, recalled, “It was as if Brett’s heart skipped several beats. His heart just stopped for a moment.” I asked Pritzker if Kammen’s characterization was accurate, and he replied, “I don’t think his heart stopped. Exploded is more like it.”

11 thoughts on “Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


  1. I’m seeing a pattern here, which is that in order to get by, Kimberlin takes things he is bad at, and puts himself in the position of doing those things a whole lot. Examples include:

    1. Constantly telling huge lies even though he’s bad at lying;
    2. abusing the legal system to manage his terrible reputation, even though he is bad at law;
    3. music;
    4. breaking the law often figures heavily into his plans, but he isn’t good at it: he has DECADES racked up in prison or on parole.

    I wonder if his stated — and sung-about(!) — interest in teenage girls stems from the fact that they are young and gullible. He seems to have a really bad track record at getting along with experienced adults (even if you overlook the body count).


    • I disagree with one of your assertions: Brett Kimberlin is very good at breaking the law. Heck, he’s the only person charged with misusing the Presidential Seal in US history. He is simply very bad at not getting caught:).


      • That’s the old crack about “what’s good for cockroaches?”

        If someone suggests “roach powder” or “bug spray”, the comeback is “no, that’s bad for cockroaches! I asked what’s good for cockroaches!”

        Huh, imagine that…I mentioned “cockroaches” and Brett C. Kimberlin in the same comment.

        Funny how the mind works, sometimes…


  2. It must be fun to be Coprophilia Bill Schmalfeldt:

    1) Every day is a new adventure in prevarication.

    2) You can be as nasty and filthy as you like.

    3) Going to work involves waddling from the bed to the keyboard.

    4) You don’t have to wonder what people think of you.

    5) You only have to squeeze out the house trailer’s door on court days.

    6) All the gay porn you can cruise is right at your fingertips!

    Yup, Teh Cabin Boy is WINNING!!!eleventy!!1!11!ZOMG!!ponies!!!!


  3. This part of the book is where the penny has dropped for Singer. His interest in the polygraph is one thing, but Kimberlins flat lying about it was another – however one might attack the test itself. Allowing for the known imperfections of polygraphs, the dependence on skills and biases of the examiner for a useful result, Singer is mostly concerning himself wtih Kimblerin having told him “yet another brazen lie”, ie. about passing it “with flying colors”.

    He also brings up the interesting point that to Kimberlin’s views on hypnosis and polygraphs depended very much on which way the wind blew. It was bogus hocus-pocus in any case where it might be used against him, (unless he could get away with lying about it, it seems), and was valuable and reliable if it might benefit himself.

    If you have the book, read on to page 326. He gets caught again, big time, in an attempt to mislead Singer about court testimony related to “Jessica”..

    “Did Kimberlin think I was stupid?”, muses Singer.

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