One of Brett Kimberlin’s associates who probably hasn’t had enough scrutiny is Brad Friedman. He was the subject of the TKPOTD for eight years ago today.
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The two officer/key employees listed on the Justice Through Music Project IRS Form 990 are Jeffrey Cohen and Brett Kimberlin. Although he cofounded Velvet Revolution US with Brad Friedman, The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin is not listed on that organization’s 990. Cohen and Friedman are, but not Kimberlin.
Who is Brad Friedman?
Friedman’s Wikipedia entry begins with this warning: This article may contain improper references to self-published sources. Friedman does have a documented history (Exhibits O and P) of shading the truth.
He’s a blogger. His blog is called BradBlog, and it’s a fairly minor league site with traffic roughly comparable to Hogewash! (but still much greater than the JTMP and VRUS sites combined). He has a one-hour-per-week radio show (The Bradcast) on KPFK, a station that routinely ties for dead last in the ratings in the LA market. He hosts a “nationally syndicated” (on five stations!) program called Green News Report. He’s Brett Kimberlin’s partner in VRUS.
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VRUS failed to file any IRS Form 990s after the 2015 tax year, and the IRS has revoked its 501(c)(4) tax exempt status. Cohen and Friedman were listed on that final 990. However, there is no indication that either Cohen or Friedman are still associated with the organization. Indeed, Friedman appears to have made some effort at scrubbing references to his connection with Kimberlin.
In 2017, Kimberlin changed the corporate name of Velvet Revolution US to Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc.