It was 10 years ago today that I received my SWATting threat from Team Kimberlin. I had posted about Jeffery Cohen, the lawyer who, as Executive Director of Justice Through Music Project, was Brett Kimberlin’s nominal boss. That post received this comment—Of course, the comment was not from the blogger known as The Lonely Conservative. It was traced back to Bill Schmalfeldt. A second threatening comment claimed to be from Stacy McCain. Again, it was traced to Schmalfeldt.
Later that day, I responded—Dear Bozo Who Threatened Me With SWATting:
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Thank you for your threat. It means that the pseudo-butthurt that I could have been feeling (but wasn’t) for being ignored now has no basis. I’m not sure who you are, but I know that you’re neither The Lonely Conservative nor Stacy McCain.
Oh, and the folks at the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office are looking forward to your call.
W. J. J. Hoge
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There was no follow through.
Cowardly cowards gotta cower.