One of the claims that Brett Kimberlin tried to raise against a dozen of my codefendants and me in his RICO Madness LOLsuit was that we had conspired to deprive him of civil rights in violation of 42 USC §1985. The TKPOTD for eight years ago today, examined one of his attempt to keep that false claim alive.
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In his opposition to Lee Stranahan’s motion to dismiss the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness, The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin tries to keep his Ku Klux Klan Act (42 U.S.C. § 1985) claim alive.
Actually, invidious discrimination is one of the element of a § 1985 offense. Here’s what the Supreme Court had to say:
The language requiring intent to deprive of equal protection, or equal privileges and immunities, means that there must be some racial, or perhaps otherwise class-based, invidiously discriminatory animus behind the conspirators’ action.
Griffin v. Breckenridge, 403 U.S. 88, 102 (1971). There’s nothing in TDPK’s second amended complaint that alleges that any defendant discriminated against him because of his race. (As Stacy McCain noted while Kimberlin had him on the witness stand in the state lawsuit, “You’re white, by the way.”) The closest he’s ever come making a class-based claim was when he tried to sell the idea that he was being discriminated against because of his criminal record, but that isn’t in the second amended complaint. Even if it were, felons are not a protected class.
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Yes, Brett Kimberlin is a felon, and even if he had succeeded in getting the Supreme Court to erase his Speedway Bombing convictions, he’d still have felony convictions for perjury and drug smuggling.