Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

CitizenKIt’s been a while since we looked back at Brett Kimberlin’s authorized biography, Citizen K:  The Deeply Weird American Journey of Brett Kimberlin by Mark Singer. Here’s something from page 184 about his time in the federal prison in Oxford, Wisconsin.

At Oxford, he was assigned as a quality-control clerk at a prison factory that manufactured cables for military aircraft and tanks. His task was to inspect the finished goods. Each day, he said, he did his work quickly and then tried to immerse himself in a book, but the prison guard who was his overseer objected to his reading on the job. When he persisted, the guard threatened to give him a “shot”—to write an incident report  that could lead to disciplinary action. So he stopped bringing a book to work, he said, and instead devoted his spare time to sabotage. “I’d run the cables through quality control,” he said. “I’d check them. I’d sign off on them. And then I’d cut some of the damn wires.”

Of course, he was in the slammer for a bombing conviction, so I suppose we shouldn’t be surprised that he would do something that would put someone’s life at risk.

14 thoughts on “Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

  1. If nothing else in his miserable existence convinces people of what a shitheel he is, sabotaging military equipment and risking lives because he was bored should certainly clue people in.

  2. one generally shouldn’t rely on prison labor to do jobs on which people’s lives are at stake in the first place. They aren’t generally in prison because of their unbounded concern for their fellow man.

    • That and his confabulating powers make me wonder if this was just big talk from a tiny insect. Taking his story at face value, though, it casts him as spiteful, sneaking, resentful of authority, which isn’t an altogether false picture of the Kimberlin Singer knew and we have seen demonstrated.

      • I was thinking this was nothing but tough guy talk as well. I repaired AH-1 Cobras when I first went into the Army and I don’t not recall getting any bad cables nor do I recall any of my NCOs talking about a rash of bad cables in the past. Maybe it was a part that didn’t break much, maybe it was for a different model, or maybe he was just talking smack.

    • I wonder if the missus could shed some light on how quickly he finishes.

      “The Romans have God for everything except premature ejaculation…but I hear that’s coming soon.”
      – Mel Brooks

  3. The most relevant aspect of this bit is not whether it happened. The telling point is that kimby thought claiming to have sabotaged military equipment made him look good.

    It did, to the big BM’s of the world, but that’s not quite what I’m talking about.

  4. Sabotage is a treasonous act and (as far as I understand US Law) there is no statute of limitations on treason.

    Self confessed.

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