Back in 2012, a legal fund called the Bloggers Defense Fund was set up to support Aaron Walker in his court cases involving Brett Kimberlin. Kimberlin responded by setting up the Bloggers Offense Fund with a pirate-themed website. It’s because of that fund and website that he became laughingly referred to as The Dread Pirate Kimberlin. This post from six years ago today contrasted Kimberlin with Dread Pirate Roberts.
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The Dread Pirate Roberts, so the story goes, is a pirate of near-mythical reputation, someone feared across the seven seas for his ruthlessness and swordfighting prowess, and who is well known for taking no prisoners. Ships immediately surrender and give up their cargos rather than be captured, a fate they imagine to be certain death.
The Dread Pirate Kimberlin is more like a legend in his own mind, a pretender who wishes to be feared for his ruthlessness and legal ability and to be known for vanquishing all comers in court. Critics, he thinks, should immediately stop telling the truth about him and give up their First Amendment rights at his command.
It turns out that Dread Pirate Kimberlin’s legal acumen seems to be as fictional as Dread Pirate Roberts’ existence. And no one will surrender to Dread Pirate Kimberlin.
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And no defendant loses to The
Dread Deadbeat Pro-Se Kimberlin. And no one listens to The Dread Deadbeat Performer Kimberlin, And no one reads the websites fo the Dread Deadbeat Publisher Kimberlin. And no one …