How Brett Kimberlin Tried to Frame Aaron Walker for a Crime: A Must Read

Brett Kimberlin

Unfortunately, I’m very busy at the moment with a big trial coming up on Wednesday. In order to distract myself, Saturday morning I dropped by Popehat and read a post entitled “Chilling Tales of Crazy/Evil.” I’m glad I did.

This is probably the second time ever I’m at a total loss for words. You must read Aaron Walker’s story. In its entirety. Don’t be lazy.

If you are too lazy to read stuff, all you need to know is this: Brett Kimberlin is a convicted terrorist (bomber, specifically), known as the Speedway Bomber.  Kimberlin v. White, 7 F.3d 527 (6th Cir. 1993).  He earned that title by settling off eight bombs in six days in the community of Speedway, Indiana. Brett Kimberlin doesn’t like it when people discuss this. More about Brett Kimberlin can be found here. According to the court:

Kimberlin was convicted as the so-called “Speedway Bomber,” who terrorized the city of Speedway, Indiana, by detonating a series of explosives in early September 1978. In the worst incident, Kimberlin placed one of his bombs in a gym bag, and left it in a parking lot outside Speedway High School. Carl Delong was leaving the high school football game with his wife when he attempted to pick up the bag and it exploded. The blast tore off his lower right leg and two fingers, and embedded bomb fragments in his wife’s leg. He was hospitalized for six weeks, during which he was forced to undergo nine operations to complete the amputation of his leg, reattach two fingers, repair damage to his inner ear, and remove bomb fragments from his stomach, chest, and arm. In February 1983, he committed suicide.

After being convicted of the bombings and related offenses, [Brett] Kimberlin was sentenced to a fifty-year term of imprisonment for manufacturing and possessing a destructive device, and malicious damage by explosives with personal injury in violation of 26 U.S.C. §§ 5861(d) and (f), and 18 U.S.C. §§ 844(f) and (i).

Aaron Walker is a lawyer who graduated from Yale Law. He’s got a blog, and he’s a conservative. (as a Ron Paul libertarian, I am kinda both conservative and liberal. Leave me alone.) Apparently Brett Kimberlin had some beef with a blogger, Seth Allen, over a political spat. Kimberlin got a default judgement against Seth Allen for defamation (for $100). Aaron Walker tried to give Seth Allen a hand. This pissed off Kimberlin.

From there, Brett Kimberlin tried to destroy Aaron Walker’s life through the court system.

Specifically, Brett Kimberlin accused Aaron Walker of assaulting him, after the hearing where Aaron had helped out the blogger who had beef with Kimberlin. There is video evidence that, in my opinion, contradicts Kimberlin’s allegations.

Sadly, Kimberlin has been fairly successful.  Mr. Walker and his wife have both lost their jobs due to Aaron’s feud with Kimberlin. Aaron made a video about the situation here:

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4 Responses to How Brett Kimberlin Tried to Frame Aaron Walker for a Crime: A Must Read

  1. appreciate the post. one small wrinkle to add. Seth himself is actually a liberal. There wasn’t a political dispute. Best as i can tell is seth had a problem with the crimes Kimberlin committed and how he was being accepted by the left, and said “WTF?!”

    so as best as i can tell, all Seth did was talk about Kimberlin’s criminal past and Kimberlin went after him like a mad dog. And Seth didn’t really know how to respond to the legal system, hence the default judgment. sigh.

    And that exposes one of the angles to the story that is being a little obscured. i would call myself a semi-libertarian conservative. seth is liberal. but there was no question in my mind about helping him. likewise, when i had this idiot coming after me, Ken at Popehat, a pretty liberal blogger helped me find a pretty liberal lawyer to help me on a procedural matter in Maryland. There is a core of values shared by all good americans, liberal, conservative, libertarian, Green party, whatever. Freedom of speech, democracy, things like that, all good people agree on. which is exactly why i think this story will blow up (oy, bad choice of words). Because who exactly is in favor of framing people for crimes because you disagree with them?

    Oh, right, Brett Kimberlin.

    Btw, don’t take that “correction” about Seth as a criticism. I realize that is a point i kind of glossed over, so i wasn’t clear in the first place. As i say to many people, if you tell them a story and the reader doesn’t understand something, its usually the writer’s fault. But yeah, that is the truth–seth didn’t have a political disagreement with kimberlin. he just felt that he was too scummy a person for respectable liberals to associate with.

  2. [...] Patrick Frey at Patterico’s Pontifications illustrates (once again) how dangerous Brett Kimberlin is. On July 1, 2011, Frey was “SWATted,” a terroristic technique in which someone calls [...]

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