Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Brett Kimberlin is a liar who has lied about being a liar.

While looking through posts to recycle while we wait for news in the Team-Kimberlin-related court cases, I found these two post. This post from five years ago today dealt with The Dread Deadbeat Kimberlin’s conviction for perjury and his subsequent attempts to deny it. The TKPOTD from four years ago dealt with one of the false narratives TDPK ginned up to attack Aaron Walker.

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In October, 1972, TDPK was brought before a grand jury and asked about this dealings with a couple of accused drug dealers, John Buckley and David Pacific. He testified that he has sold marijuana to Mr. Buckley and had had no dealings with Mr. Pacific. He testified that he had never sold LSD to them or anyone else. When they were arrested, Messrs. Buckley and Pacific claimed that TDPK was their wholesale connection for LSD. A second grand jury was convened, and it indicted Brett Kimberlin for perjury. He was convicted, his first felony conviction.

Through the years, TDPK has claimed that he was set up by John Buckley and David Pacific. Mark Singer does a thorough job of demolishing that claim in chapter 35 of Citizen K.

I lived in Indiana in 1977 and 1978. I had connections to the music and arts scene in Bloomington, the town where Indian University is located and where TDPK was dealing drugs in the early ’70s. It happens that I met, first, David Pacific and, later, John Buckley in social situations while visiting with music friends in Bloomington. I never knew either of them well, but my friends did. What they told me about Mr. Pacific and Mr. Buckley then and what those folks that I have been able to contact again reaffirm now does not at all fit with any of TDPK’s narrative.

As Mark Singer writes beginning at the bottom of p. 316 of Citizen K,

Ultimately, they signified his willingness to stay wedded to a falsehood despite black-and-white evidence to the contrary. My metaphor metamorphosed. The Pacific-Buckley factoid—the news report of their arrest, along with Kimberlin’s claim of their perjury to frame him for the same—was no longer a constructive brick but one of many blind turns in a labyrinth of misinformation.

He lies about not being a perjurer.

I find the number of near intersections of my life with TDPK’s amazing. The more I dig, the more people I find with connections to the both of us. It’s really kinda weird. OTOH, it’s quite useful in running down the truth about his activities.

And the Truth is out there waiting for him. Stay tuned.


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One of the lies that The Dread Pirate Kimberlin keeps repeating is that Aaron Walker assaulted him and that a court found that the assault was, in fact, committed. You can view the courthouse surveillance video of the incident here. It will show you why the court found that no assault occurred.

Here are the actual findings.BK v AW PO1

TDPK filed a peace order petition against Aaron Walker. When a peace order is filed in Maryland, the District Court holds an ex parte hearing during which the petitioner is given an opportunity to convince a judge that there is enough evidence to hold a contested hearing about the petition. The respondent is not usually present, and, even if he is, he isn’t allowed to offer a defense. If the judge is convinced, a temporary order is issued. Note that the judge found “reasonable grounds to believe” that an assault might have occurred during the ex parte hearing. There was no finding that it really happened.

Now, look at what the judge found during the final hearing when Aaron Walker was able to defend himself. The judge found that harassment occurred but not assault. The judge found that Aaron Walker had acted in self-defense with respect to the alleged assault.

Furthermore, when the case was tried de novo on appeal in the Circuit Court, that court found that no harassment had occurred and, it threw out the peace order. So the actual record of court findings on Brett Kimberlin’s assault claims goes like this—

District Court (ex parte): Maybe assault
District Court (final): No assault, but harassment instead
Circuit Court: No harassment either

IANAL, so I’m not exactly sure what the correct legal term for this sort of thing would be. I’m an engineer. In my line of work we call this sort of stuff bullshit.

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The Truth is out there.

And it isn’t Brett Kimberlin’s friend.

2 thoughts on “Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

  1. 1. Write the book. I’ll do the heavy lifting (first draft) YOU get ALL final edits. And re-writes. We split the movie money.

    2. Foreshadowing. Foreshadowing, you have.

  2. The legal expression might be stercus bovem if “bullshit” is a compound noun as shown in this post. If ‘bull’ is really an adjective, then we’ll need the genitive inflection for bovem. My memory of Latin declensions doesn’t go back so far.

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