The IRS says they’re running late on posting reports from exempt organization. For example— Early yesterday evening, clicking on the link for the latest posted return (2020) yielded this—JTMP isn’t the only entity that doesn’t have its 2020 filing available online yet. Although other tax exempt entities have 2021 filings listed on the IRS site, there’s no indication that a Form 990 for 2021 has been filed by JTMP. Perhaps one of those 87,000 new IRS employees will take an interest in this.
I stopped by the Justice Through Music Project website around noon ET yesterday. It has as a new layout, but it still has almost no traffic. Its ranking was #14,315,784 at midday yesterday.
The most recent “news” coverage I could find of the Israel/Hamas war was over two weeks old. Given Brett Kimberlin’s Islamophilic past, it will be interesting to see which side jtmp dot org winds up supporting.
This picture of Brett Kimberlin was originally uploaded to the breitbartunmasked dot com website in March, 2013, after he had threatened the venue hosting the BlogBash awards party with a demonstration led by a “fiery Imam.”
For many years, the IRS filings from Brett Kimberlin’s Justice Through Music Project showed a lawyer named Jeffery Cohen as Executive Director. This post about Dread Pirate #BrettKimberlin’s Boss’ Day Job ran eleven years ago today. A SWATting threat was posted in its comment section.
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Court records show an email address for a Jeffrey R. Cohen who has the same street address as Justice Through Music Project. That email address is associated with the law firm of Millen, White, Zellano & Branigan. The firm’s web site gives this information about Mr. Cohen:
Our entertainment practice focuses on music, film and television. Because of our intellectual property expertise, we understand not only the finer points of contract terms but also the significance of the intellectual property issues at hand. Jeff Cohen heads this practice group. Jeff owns Sumerian Records and is a partner in an entertainment management company Outerloop Management.
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Bill Schmalfeldt spent the next several years unsuccessfully trying to prove that he wasn’t the source of the SWATting threat.
Dread Deadbeat Protester Kimberlin’s first not-for-profit was a grift called Justice Through Music Project. The TKPOTD for eight years ago today took a look at JTMP’s presence on Twitter.
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While doing some research, I happened to check out the Justice Through Music Project Twitter feed. For a organization that’s trying to connect with young people, it has a remarkably tiny presence in that part of social media.Only 192 follower? Yep, here are a couple of ’em.Green Rush isn’t the only dope related follower, and the restaurant seems to be one of several spam business followers (discount Ray-Bans, etc.).
It’s almost as if something is distracting The Dread Performer/Pirate/Pro-Se Kimberlin from his day job.
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Over the pass eight years, the account has managed to increase its following to 273. This screen shot was taken just before noon yesterday.Note that the most recent tweet is over five years old. It would seen that X no longer marks a spot where Kimberlin has any noticeable influence.
Brett Kimberlin is an admitted forger. For example, he admitted to forging a summons in the Kimberlin v. National Bloggers Club, et al. RICO Madness LOLsuit, and he admitted to altering certified mail receipts in a couple of cases. The TKPOTD for three years ago today examined some other suspicious documents.
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In yesterday’s TKPOTD, I mentioned that there seemed to be several interesting items contained in the 2018 IRS Form 990 filed by Justice Through Music Project. For example, the form lists Jeffrey Cohen as Executive Director when it appears that he left the organization in 2017.
Here’s something else I found interesting, the Signature Block on the form— Compare it with the Form filed for the tax year 2016 which was actually filed in November, 2017—Now, compare them both with the Signature Block from the form for tax year 2014 which was filed in November, 2015—I find the differences interesting. The Gentle Reader may come to his own conclusions.
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Gentle Reader, take a look at the Fs in Jeffrey in the 2015 signature and compare them with the Fs in 2017 signature. Do you believe they were written by the same person?
Neither do I.
There’s good news, and there’s bad news.
First, the bad news. The Justice Through Music Project YouTube channel is still active.Now, the good news. They haven’t bothered to post anything for a decade.
So there may have been at least one good thing to come from Brett Kimberlin’s focus on lawfare since 2012.
The Gentle Reader who has been following The Saga of The
Dread Deadbeat Pirate/Pro-Se/Publisher/Protector Kimberlin may recall that he testified under oath in 2016 about he and his merry band of hackers were working with the DoJ to protect the election from untoward influences over the Internet. Here are some examples of Team Kimberlin’s coding skills.
The websites for breitbartunmasked dot com, jtmp dot org, and protectourelections dot org have all had clocks added to their menu bars. While the clocks display the correct current Greenwich Mean Time, the dates shown are random. I took these screenshots yesterday evening, beginning when the current GMT date/time was 9 July 12:36 AM. Note: The webpage with the correct date was the DONATE page for protectourelections dot org.
Given this level of coding skills, we should probably not be too shocked that Team Kimberlin was unable to adequately support the DoJ in 2016 and failed to protect the election from Trump’s win.
Hogewash! has taken note of Brett Kimberlin’s shoddy financial accounting at his not-for-profits. The TKPOTD for ten years ago today was about another organization noticing as well.
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I don’t really have much use for Anonymous. However, we sometimes wind up on the same side. Take Neal Rauhauser, for example.
Your right to be stupid does not change the fact that you are in fact . . . stupid. More importantly your right to be stupid does not subvert the rights of others to speak publicly or privately –whether you agree with them or not. It’s about a little thing called Free Speech. Perhaps you have heard of it.
Oh, and speaking of 501(c)(3) charities, there seems to be some question on how Neal is getting funded since he is apparently unemployed. Perhaps that money is coming from Brett Kimberlin’s 501(c)(3) charity “Justice Through Music” aka “Velvet Revolution”. Well Neal, you’ve now brought a spotlight to that organization. I’m sure the IRS and others will be most interested in the discrepancies we’ve already found and the implication that unlawful threats are potentially being funded through this organization.
Who know? Maybe Anonymous will wind up publishing some of the stuff that the Vast Hogewash Research Organization has turned up before we’re ready to run it. On the one hand, it would be disappointing to be scooped. On the other, the goal is to bring Team Kimberlin to justice.
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Gentle Reader, I doubt that any of those tens of thousands of new IRS employees will be allowed to audit Kimberlin or his not-for-profits.
At this point in 2012, Neal Rauhauser was still working directly with Brett Kimberlin at his not-for-profits. He was involved in hacking and Internet research. Eleven years ago today, this post about The Secret of Neal Rauhauser’s Google-Fu linked to Stacy McCain’s analysis of Rauhauser’s abilities.
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Stacy McCain tells all.
But as he sits down with his Maltego software and maps online connections, Neal’s paranoia tells him that this data-mining holds some hidden clue to how all these evil people—from Greg Howard to HB Gary to Patrick Frey to the ghost of Andrew Breitbart — are plotting against him.
And who are we to say that they’re not, huh?
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I saw Rauhauser when he accompanied Kimberlin to a hearing in July, 2012. Not long after that, copies of his outstanding warrants appeared, and he disappeared.
Yesterday’s TKPOTD looked at Brett Kimberlin’s abject failure at developing a coherent presence on the Internet. It mentioned that he had tried to get traction with dozens of sites. The TKPOTD for eight years ago lists some of them.
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Here’s a list of the web domains hosted on server 22.214.171.124. They all seem to have a connection to Brett Kimberlin.It can be … um … interesting to take a look at these sites. Most have donate buttons that take you to a JTMP or VRUS donation page.
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All of those web domains are gone, except for jtmp dot org, protectourelections dot org, and velvetrevolution dot us. The first two have traffic ratings below 15,000,000. The velvetrevolution site is once again being updated occasionally and around midday yesterday had a traffic rating of 2,173,156. (BTW, it’s hosted on a different server—in the UK rather than Holland.)
In 2017, Kimberlin changed the name of Velvet Revolution US to Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc. The DONATE button on the velvetrevolution dot us Home Page is linked to the Protect Our Elections PayPal account.
Follow the money.
After over a decade of brass knuckles reputation management via lawfare and flailing around with dozens of websites, Brett Kimberlin can add these unpopular Internet domains to his list of failures.These are the lowest rated sites on the offshore server hosting most of Kimberlin’s web presence.
There’s probably not enough traffic on jtmp dot org and protectourelections dot org to justify their upkeep. It’s been suggested that not-for-profits with loose accounting can be used to launder offshore funds via donations. Perhaps an audit …
Actually, opcritical dot com doesn’t even have an active website.
And Brett Kimberlin is still the Speedway Bomber.
One of Brett Kimberlin’s enablers, at least during the first few years of The Saga of Team Kimberlin, was the lawyer who served as the Executive Director of Justice Through Music Project. Part Deux of the TKPOTD for ten years years ago was about Jeffrey Cohen.
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Earlier today, I did a post about a discrepancy between the State of Maryland’s incorporation records and the IRS filings by Justice Through Music Project. The state records show that the organization was formed in 2003, but the date they’ve put on their IRS Form 990s is 2005. So which date is correct?
The About Us page at the JTMP website says this:
Nationally known entertainment attorney Jeff Cohen and other computer savvy activists founded JTMP in 2003 …
The IRS filings are signed by Jeffrey R. Cohen who is listed as the Executive Director of JTMP. Mr. Cohen is a lawyer with interests in the entertainment business, but he’s not the Jeff Cohen most people think of in connection with an entertainment industry law firm. That Jeff Cohen, BTW, was only 20 years old and still an undergraduate at UCLA when JTMP was founded.
Jeffrey R. Cohen is no newbie to the practice of law. He is admitted to practice in New York, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, and Massachusetts, as well as numerous Federal Courts. Cohen is also one of the authors of West’s Trademarks form volume and has been an adjunct faculty member at his alma mater, Washington University School of Law.
It’s a bit puzzling that Mr. Cohen would have signed off on such an easily detected error and that he did so in multiple filings over many years. Most lawyers are more careful with facts; they have to be. Their Rules of Professional Ethics require it.
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Mr. Cohen is no longer associated with Justice Through Music Project.
Although Brett Kimberlin has had several sock puppet accounts on Twitter, he actually has one with his name on it. Here it is with both tweets that have been posted.Op-Critical was the house band associated with Kimberlin’s Justice Through Music Project not-for-profit. Like almost everything else he’s undertaken, the band was a flop—and so was his attempt to promote a song onto an album associated with one of the Twilight movies. The only tweets on this account point to the YouTube video for that song.
Say, I wonder why he was so interested in promoting a song aimed and young girls?
Nine years ago today, Brietbart Unmasked published a piece by Matt Osborne misrepresenting a Letter Order issued in the Kimberlin v. National Bloggers Club, et al. (1) RICO Madness LOLsuit. One of false narratives Osborne tried to spin has to do with my supposed admission that to causing financial damage to Brett Kimberlin.Note that while I reported that some of the donor’s to the not-for-profits had stopped giving, Osborne failed to present any evidence that my reporting caused them to stop.
More important, the donors stopped giving to Velvet Revolution and Justice Through Music Project. Those are corporate entities which exist separately from Brett Kimberlin. One of the elements of defamation is that the victim suffered damage. Even if the not-for-profits had been damaged, their damage would not have been Kimberlin’s as well.
If the not-for-profits had had a legitimate case, there were plenty of lawyers who would have taken their case. Not even the two lawyers associated with the Velvet Revolution and JTMP wanted anything to do with such a suit.
Brett Kimberlin was one of the founders of a not-for-profit known as Velvet Revolution US. In 2017 he renamed that entity Protect Our Elections/EMR Inc. The protectourelections dot org website has an ABOUT page which contain the following—
ProtectOurElections is a national collaboration of grassroots organizations that have joined together to reclaim our democracy, providing oversight to rescue our elections from partisan politics and privatization. POE is registered as both a 501(c)(4) organization and a 501(c)(3) organization.
None of that is true.
There is no evidence that any entity other than Kimberlin’s other not-for-profit Justice Through Music Project has any affiliation with “PiOE”.
It is also a lie that “POE” is registered as both a 501(c)(4) and a 501(c)(3). That’s not possible under the Tax Code. At one time, it was a (c)(4), but that status was revoked by the IRS for failure to file required paperwork. It is not currently listed by the IRS as having any tax exempt status.
I believe I’ve mentioned that Kimberlin is a convicted perjurer who has been caught forging documents submitted as evidence in recent court cases. It seems that the leopard still has his spots.
BTW, clicking on the Authorize Net or PayPal DONATE buttons at protectourelections dot org takes you to pages that say the donations are for Protect Our Elections. Clicking on the Authorize Net button at the Justice Through Music Project site takes you to a donation page for EMPR, Kimberlin’s Ukrainian news website. The PayPal button takes you to a Protect Our Elections donation page.
Brett Kimberlin’s “charities” have had chronically sloppy accounting. This post from ten years ago toady, Dread Pirate #BrettKimberlin, DVD Salesman, cites one of his IRS Form 990 filings.
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Apparently, TDPK had to give away all of the DVDs because JTMP must not have sold any. I say that because the 2011 IRS Form 990 for JTMP shows no revenue from any sources other than Contributions and grants. Since someone buying one of the DVD receives “something of value” (the DVD can, after all, be use as a drink coaster), so any payments for purchasing them are not strictly contributions and might be more properly reported as Program services revenue.
That’s not the only interesting information (or lack of information) in this Form 990.
Stay tuned for further comments.
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BTW, the IRS still hasn’t posted the 2020 Form 990 for Justice Through Music Project.
Now that the Supreme Court has denied Brett Kimberlin’s attempt to have his Speedway Bombing convictions set aside, it will be interesting to see if he finally decides to put an end to his lawfare. His status as a felon was never in doubt. He was convicted of perjury about dealing LSD before he turned 20, and he pleaded guilty to dope smuggling charges in the late ’70s. Even if he’d found a way to quash the bombing convictions, he’d still be tagged with those felonies. He would still be under all of a felon’s legal disabilities, so why bother?
One theory I’ve heard advanced is that the convictions for violent felonies have turned off potential donors to his not-for-profits.
Maybe. Maybe not.
Here’s a golden oldie that someone posted on YouTube back in 2012.
In 2017, Kimberlin changed the name of Velvet Revolution US to Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc.
Brett Kimberlin really would like to be a player, but he’s just a wannabe.
Look at the following his not-for-profits had on Twitter was of 10pm ET last night.Loser.
Two of the interesting news stories from yesterday were Tulsi Gabbard’s departure from the Democrats and the testimony from an FBI Analyst in the Igor Danchenko trial that the agency offered offered Christopher Steele one million dollars if he could corroborate allegations in his infamous dossier but Steele could not do so..
Brett Kimberlin appears to be associated with the Ukrainian connected Democrats who were pushing the Russia Collusion Hoax, and he’s still flogging that dead horse. I found this at the Justice Through Music Project website last night—
Brett Kimberlin’s Justice Through Music Project is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit. The image below is a screenshot from the jtmp dot org website. It was taken just after 10pm ET last night.
Just after I took that screenshot, I found this at irs dot gov—
Under the Internal Revenue Code, all section 501(c)(3) organizations are absolutely prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office. Contributions to political campaign funds or public statements of position (verbal or written) made on behalf of the organization in favor of or in opposition to any candidate for public office clearly violate the prohibition against political campaign activity. Violating this prohibition may result in denial or revocation of tax-exempt status and the imposition of certain excise taxes.
Certain activities or expenditures may not be prohibited depending on the facts and circumstances. For example, certain voter education activities (including presenting public forums and publishing voter education guides) conducted in a non-partisan manner do not constitute prohibited political campaign activity. In addition, other activities intended to encourage people to participate in the electoral process, such as voter registration and get-out-the-vote drives, would not be prohibited political campaign activity if conducted in a non-partisan manner.
On the other hand, voter education or registration activities with evidence of bias that (a) would favor one candidate over another; (b) oppose a candidate in some manner; or (c) have the effect of favoring a candidate or group of candidates, will constitute prohibited participation or intervention.
Who knows, it may be that by 2025 some of those 87,000 new IRS agents will have the training and experience necessary to perform audits of noncompliant 501(c)(3) organizations. And maybe in 2025 they’ll be working for someone who will “take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed”.
BTW, the United States does not have an extradition treaty with Ukraine. I wonder how that might affect some peoples’ retirement plans.
At this point in 2014, Brett Kimberlin has just lost the first of his LOLsuits that included me as a defendant, and only the first of his RICO LOLsuits was still pending. He had just told a reporter the Aaron Walker, Stacy McCain, Ali Alexander, and I could expect lawsuits for the rest of our lives. The TKPOTD fro eight years ago today considered that threat.
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The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin is rattling his tail and threatening to strike out with yet another vexatious federal lawsuit against the original defendants in the state Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance lawsuit.
Before he does that, he might want to war-game the various responses that are possible from one or more of the potential defendants. There are some things that he may think are low-to-zero probability that … well, let’s just say that he really, really should consider the potential costs of such a lawsuit.
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The questions posed by this comment to the original post have never be properly answered..
The past couple of TKPOTDs have dealt with the reboots of a couple of Kmberlin-related websites, jtmp dot org and protectourelections dot org. The past four or five years have seen Brett Kimberlin’s web presence contract significantly. It seems he’s trying to gin up some positive publicity as he goes through the process of filing a petition for a writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court on the denial of his attempt to have some of his Speedway Bombing convictions set aside.
I usually use DuckDuckGo for web searches, but last night I was on a machine that was set up with the Brave browser. DuckDuckGo (and Google) respond to searches for justice through music project and protectorelections with jtmp dot org and protectourelections dot org as the first hits. Brave responded with these—Neither site makes it into the first five hits. Neither site has significant traffic, but still …
Yesterday, I reported that the jtmp dot org website is back in operation and being kept more or less up to date. The same is true of the protectourelections dot org site.
Of course, the most important page supporting the grift is the DONATE page. It provides a link via Authorize dot Net to an EMPR account.Several years ago, Brett Kimberlin changed the corporate name of Velvet Revolution US to Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc. One of the websites that entity operates is empr dot media, an English-language Ukrainian news/propaganda site. At best, POE donations going to EMPR would indicate that funds for “protecting” American election integrity are being commingled with funds supporting Ukrainian propaganda.
At worst … well, consider this information found at the top of the site’s ABOUT page—The second sentence is not true. Protect Our Elections has never been considered an 501(c)(3) entity by the IRS. At one time, it was registered under 501(c)(4), but that classification was revoked by the IRS.
I can understand why someone might believe something less than honest is a foot in an operation run by a convicted perjurer.
After several years of neglect, Justice Through Music Project is begun actively using the jtmp dot org website again.
If you look closely, you can see that one of the Top Tags is free speech. However, there don’t seem to be any posts about Brett Kimberlin’s use of lawfare to try to suppress the free speech and free press rights of those of us who have written about him.
The most important feature of the site is back up. The DONATE page is alive again, but the Authorize dot Net button takes you to an account for EMPR, and the PayPal button takes you to an account for Protect Our Elections. JTMP is a 501(c)(3) entity to which donations are tax deductible. Protect Our Elections/EMPR Inc is a separate entity which has had its 504(c)(4) status revoked by the IRS.
UPDATE—Corrected a sourcing error.