The TKPOTD for five years ago today cites one the false narratives that Brett Kimberlin tried to sell during his campaign of lawfare—that he had received some sort of double secret exoneration related to his Speedway Bombing convictions that was accompanied by a settlement from the government for his “false” imprisonment. His attempts to bring that narrative into the Walker v. Kimberlin, et al. trial provoked the judge and probably resulted in the closest shave Kimberlin had with being punished for his misbehavior in court.
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The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin tried to bring up his double secret exoneration during the Walker v. Kimberlin, et al. trial. He tried to claim that he has successfully sued the federal government for false imprisonment and has used part of the settlement for the initial funding of Justice Through Music Project.
MR. KIMBERLIN: The settlement that I received from the Department of Justice —
MR. WALKER: Objection.
THE COURT: [Addressing the Jury] Ladies and gentlemen, if you’ll please wait outside for just a moment.
THE COURT: I have told you twice now we are not retrying that case, and we are not getting into any collateral action you may have brought against the federal government about your conviction in that case. The relevance of that conviction, it was only offered to show why he refers to you as a terrorist, why he’s perhaps obsessed with you [unintelligible] nature of that offense, and I would have permitted him to introduce it if you hadn’t because you sat here and told the jury that you had never been convicted of anything he had blogged about. That is the only reason that it is being admitted. We are not retrying that case. I do not want you to go into it in any more detail. —
MR. KIMBERLIN: I —
THE COURT: — I do not want talk about any collateral civil suit thereafter, ah, sued the federal government for false imprisonment. And I’ve told you that twice. If you do it again, I will find you in contempt.
MR. KIMBERLIN: Well, the reason I was talking about the settlement from that case was partially used to start Justice Through Music.
THE COURT: It makes absolutely no difference and has no relevance to this particular case —
MR. KIMBERLIN: Well, —
THE COURT: — how you started and how you funded Justice Through Music.
MR. KIMBERLIN: Alright, I won’t talk about it anymore.
THE COURT: Get the jury back in.
FWIW, Justice Through Music Project was founded in 2003. The JTMP 2005 Form 990 Schedule A shows that the corporation had no income that year and took in $121,450 in 2004.
Here are the cases styled Kimberlin v. U.S. Department of Justice that are reported cases (all have other citations at lower court levels)—
Kimberlin v. U.S. Dept. of Justice, 788 F.2d 434 (7th Cir. 1986) was a bogus Privacy Act claim aimed at keeping Carl DeLong’s widow from collecting funds from his prison commissary.
Kimberlin v. U.S. Dept. of Justice, 921 F.Supp. 833 (D.D.C. 1996) involved a FOIA request for DEA documents about Dan Quayle.
Kimberlin v. U.S. Dept. of Justice, 139 F.3d 944 (D.C. Cir. 1998) was an FOIA request remanded back to the District Court.
Kimberlin, et al. v. U.S. Dept. of Justice, 318 F.3d 228 (D.C. Cir. 2003) was his unsuccessful LOLsuit seeking to be able to possess an electric guitar while in prison.
None of these seem to represent a double secret exoneration.
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If Kimberlin’s double secret exoneration really exists, why is he having to press his appeal in the Seventh Circuit to have part of his Speedway Bombing convictions set aside. Perhaps he will explain that in his reply brief due this Friday.