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Speedway Bomber Kimberlin sues bloggers for daring to write about him

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The notorious “Speedway Bomber” turned left-wing activist Brett Kimberlin has filed suit in Maryland against five bloggers for writing about him.

The five defendants are Robert Stacy McCain (The Other McCain), Aaron Walker (nom de blog, Aaron Worthing), W. J. J. Hoge (Hogewash), Ali A. Akbar (of the National Bloggers Club), and the anonymous blogger “Kimberlin Unmasked.

Kimberlin, as blogger “Liberty Chick” previously reported, spent almost 17 years in prison after being convicted of detonating bombs in a week-long terror spree in Speedway, Indiana. “One of the blasts horribly maimed a man so badly that it directly led to that man’s suicide a few years later, which was proven when the widow of that bombing victim successfully sued and won a civil judgment against Kimberlin for $1.6 million,” she wrote. Of course Kimberlin not only failed to pay the woman, but denied doing anything wrong. His refusal to cough up what he owed his victim’s wife led to a revocation of his parole.

He also claimed he was secretly exonerated by the powers that be. A record of this surreptitious pardon is bound to surface any day now, delivered by a leprechaun in a unicorn-pulled stage coach.

Until proof of the covert clemency arrives, Kimberlin is focusing on bullying conservatives into silence, which is the same thing that so much of progressivedom is concentrating on nowadays. But unlike Van Jones and the various Marxist agitators who have inflicted damage on conservative talk radio and innocuous groups like the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) through innuendo and smears, Kimberlin gets in his enemies’ faces.

Kimberlin sues and otherwise harasses those who write critical pieces about him. He even managed to get an incompetent judge in Maryland named Cornelius Vaughey to issue a restraining order against a blogger (that was later overturned).

Kimberlin is the business partner of leftist blogger Brad Friedman who frequently plays fast and loose with the facts. Kimberlin runs the nonprofit, Justice Through Music Project.   Both men are involved with a group called Velvet Revolution.

Since 2006 JTMP has received at least $80,000 in grants from the far-left Tides Foundation and $54,090 from the Threshold Foundation.  Both foundations are headquartered in San Francisco.

Another noteworthy donor is singer and liberal activist Barbra Streisand who has given JTMP at least $10,000 through her Barbra Streisand Foundation since 2006.

Yet another is Teresa Heinz Kerry, wife of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.  Mrs. Kerry is CEO of the Heinz Family Foundation which has given JTMP at least $20,000 since 2006.

Do the people at the Tides Foundation, Barbra Streisand Foundation, and Heinz Family Foundation know that they have given money to an organization run by a litigious, violent, radical felon who appears to delight in intimidating people whose views he disagrees with?

Perhaps more importantly, if they knew, would they care?