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Nope, I have not forgotten about Neal Rauhauser or Brett Kimberlin

Neither has Bob Belvedere, who has been all over this story since it broke. Today he posted some eye-opening info that you ought to read

One aspect of Brett Kimberlin’s life story that’s easy to forget is the incidents that led him to commit those acts of domestic terrorism that won him the title of The Speedway Bomber.  They involve the possible rape of a young girl, possibly starting at the age of ten, and the brutal murder of that girl’s Grandmother.

Yesterday, Stacy McCain provided us with some of the sordid details of this aspect of the story of Brett Kimberlin.  A highlight:

FROM AN UNDISCLOSED LOCATION

We do not actually know the name of the girl who was reportedly “groomed” by Brett Kimberlin. Mark Singer used the pseudonym “Jessica” for Sandi Barton’s youngest daughter, whereas a 1981 news article by Joe Gelarten of the Indianapolis Star used the name ”Debbie.”

Jessica/Debbie was 10 years old when Kimberlin, 20 at the time, entered her life in 1974, and she was 14 when her grandmother, 65-year-old Julia Scyphers, was murdered – a crime that remains officially unsolved to this day.

Bob also links to some possibly bad news for Rauhauser, the noose may be getting a tad tight

Retired Chicago Police Officer Peter Bella knows exactly what the Kimberlin/Rauhauser Cell are up to, as you will see by reading his latest column here [tip of the fedora to Aaron Walker]: This item from that post is very interesting [and some damn good investigative reporting]:

A self-described “black” operator, who demands to remain anonymous, knows Neal Rauhauser. He claims Rauhauser is an “extremely dangerous individual”. He said Rauhauser is not only a dangerous political and digital operative; he is “personally dangerous”.

Neal Rauhauser owes close to thirty five thousand dollars in back child support, which is a state and federal crime. His children are reportedly on state Medicare. Yet, he shows up in public places, like courtrooms without fear of arrest*. He travels the country in his quest for clients, public exposure, and big money. He allegedly invests heavily in computers and technology.

Rauhauser claims to work or worked for Infraguard, a public and private security partnership run under the auspices of the F.B.I. According to their website all members must pass a rigorous background check. That kind of check would have prohibited Rauhauser from being a member and possibly led to his arrest.

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*Warrants are supposedly being reissued for Mr. Rauhauser’s arrest for being a ‘dead beat dad.’ There is also an allegation Rauhauser has an outstanding unspecified criminal warrant in Illinois.

Stacy McCain also notes a set back for Kimberlin in Maryland

A courtroom victory today in Montgomery County Circuit Court,reported by Dave Hogbergwitnessed by John Hogeexplained by Aaron Walker, and mourned by pro-Kimberlin troll Occupy Rebellion.

 

Update on Robert Stacy McCain

McCain has drawn the attention of one Brett Kimberlin, a Leftist terrorist, and scumbag in general. Kimberlin would love to silence bloggers like McCain, who has dared to try and expose Kimberlin and his allies for what they are. McCain updates us on his being forced to move to an “undisclosed location”. Stacy offers some background too, please go read the whole post, it is informative, and I would add important for us to understand what Kimberlin is doing. Frankly, I expect thee will be many more attempts to intimidate bloggers into silence running up to the November elections.

FROM AN UNDISCLOSED LOCATION
Convicted terrorist Brett Kimberlin on Monday continued his effort to silence those who write about his criminal past by contacting my wife’s employer, claiming that I was “harassing” him. The resulting security concern required immediate relocation if I was to be able to continue writing about the case of Kimberlin, a violent felon, perjurer and admitted tax cheat who is employed as the director of a 501(c)3 non-profit that has collected $1.8 million in contributions since 2005.

Kimberlin was convicted of multiple federal felonies in 1981 and sentenced to 50 years in prison after he terrorized a small Indiana town in a brutal crime weeklong bombing spree. Law enforcement officials told the Indianapolis Star they believed the bombings were committed in an attempt to distract authorities investigating the 1978 murder of a 65-year-old grandmother, a crime in which Kimberlin was a suspect.

In recent months, Kimberlin has used a strategy of legal intimidation and workplace harassment in an apparent attempt to silence his critics, including blogger Seth Allen, Virginia attorney Aaron Walker and Los Angeles deputy district attorney Patrick Frey.

Walker says he and his wife were fired from their jobs because of Kimberlin’s harassment. Walker did legal work for Allen, who was sued after writing about Kimberlin’s criminal career. On Thursday, Walker published a 28,000-word account of how he says Kimberlin tried to “frame” him on a bogus assault charge.

Kimberlin is a known associate of Neal Rauhauser, a Democrat campaign consultant who has described himself as a computer “hacker.” Kimberlin, director of the tax-exempt Justice Through Music Project, is also involved in another tax-exempt group, Velvet Revolution, which has gained national attention by demanding criminal prosecution of high-profile figures including Republican strategist Karl Rove, U.S. Chamber of Commerce president Tom Donohue, and the late Internet news entrepreneur Andrew Breitbart.Kimberlin’s name also surfaced last year in connection with the so-called “Anonymous” international hacker conspiracy. Kimberlin has pursued numerous strategies to harass journalists and bloggers who have attempted to call attention to his criminal past and his notorious dishonesty — a “top-flight con man,” as Publisher’s Weekly called him in a review of award-winning journalist Mark Singer’s 1996 book,Citizen K: The Deeply Weird American Journey of Brett Kimberlin.

As I already said, go read it all. There are more bloggers covering this story. Here are some you should check oit

Bob Belvedere who has a great aggregation

Donald Douglas is on the case too

Evil Blogger Lady has some useful info as well

Dan Riehl predicts pain, blues, and agony for Kimberlin

Just to be perfectly clear, I’m happy to have my buddy Stacy’s back in this and hope many others will, too. But I said Brett Kimberlin failed to learn the lessons of Vietnam on Twitter for a reason. When he goes down – and he will – it’ll be by 1,000 cuts and blog posts from a guerrilla army, not one large enemy, God, or otherwise. That’s precisely what he wants and no one should give it to him.

Now, maybe some potentially bigger enemies for Brett Kimberlin grew tired and bored with the bullshit of a 5’5″ midget who needs to file lawsuits to get enough paper to stand on to reach the kitchen sink and are enjoying watching what’s going on, then, again, maybe not.

But it was always and only an Army of Davids’ approach that could take him down. Sometimes the best thing to do when it comes to the conservative blogosphere is to just sit back andenjoy watching it do it’s thing. As with everything mystical, as to whether or not there’s some unseen hand guiding it, for all anyone knows, it could be the hand of the late Andrew Breitbart reaching back to finish up some not gotten to otherwise minor piece of business.

William Jacobson has a good post about the type of attack Kimberlin seems to be engaging in

The story is not about McCain as such.  It’s about how bloggers, who don’t have large organizations and cadres of lawyers standing behind them, can be the subjects of attempted intimidation through a perceived weakpoint, such as an employer.

I’ve been subjected to periodic complaint letters and not just in connection with the Stop Rush effort:

One of the people behind Stop Rush not only has suggested I should worry about my job, that person repeatedly has tweeted to my employer complaining about me.

If true that Kimberlin contacted McCain’s wife’s employer, that would elevate it to an entirely new level, particularly in light of the history.

Protect and support your local blogger.  Think where you’d be without us.

Update:  It’s worth noting this ending to McCain’s post:

The National Bloggers Club, Inc, a non-profit organization that organizes the annual Blog Bash event celebrating free-market bloggers, is making available a press contact for those interested in learning more about this story:

director@blogbash.org

More updates are likely to be posted later, so check back.

UPDATE! The Lonely Conservative has a great post! Why this matters!

Stacy McCain and his family are still in an undisclosed location. I suspect it will be that way for a while. I have no idea if they’re in Timbuktu or Vanuatu, I only know they aren’t at home in Maryland. He did another post today that does a great job summarizing things to date. For telling the truth about a dangerous man he’s now in hiding. God bless America.

Lee Stranahan is calling on bloggers to write about Kimberlin on Friday, May 25.

This is no war of words; Kimberlin is a serial litigator who has filed over 100 lawsuits by his own account and he takes people to court, claiming they are harassing him. He calls their employers. I stand with all these people, some of whom are my friends. I’m launching a new effort on my own that I hope will help.

The only effective way I to fight Brett Kimberlin is for as many people to research and write about him as possible.
So I’m declaring this Friday, May 25th as Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day.

Here’s the video Stranahan put together introducing you to Brett Kimberlin, aka the Speedway Bomber.

You just cannot outlaw bad singing

And, as Smitty points out, the state of Indiana is wrong to even try

Legislation introduced to the Indiana Senate would make it a crime to stray from approved lyrical or melodic guidelines while performing the national anthem at any event sponsored by public schools and state universities.
The bill was proposed by Sen. Vaneta Becker (R). She told The Indianapolis Star that it was inspired by a constituent who emailed her after being upset by a parody of the “Star-Spangled Banner.”
“Sometimes it’s just done in a joking manner,” Becker said. “But I don’t think the national anthem is something we ought to be joking around with.”

I cry tears of pride when the anthem is sung correctly, and my jaw tightens when a Roseanne Barr makes a fool of herself with it.

But making a law barring Barr’s idiocy? No. Doesn’t Indiana have actual issues to manage, and doesn’t Becker look nannyish for even proposing this?

Nannyish sounds right to me. There is no, and there should be no right not to be offended. And any legislation that seeks to create such a right is misguided and only serves to infringe on our liberties.

Mike Pence will not seek the White House

Scratch one promising candidate off the maybe they will run list

As reported by the Indianapolis Star, Pence has circulated a letter to supporters announcing the decision.

“In the choice between seeking national office and serving Indiana in some capacity, we choose Indiana,” wrote Pence. “We will not seek the Republican nomination for president in 2012.”

Fair enough, and best of luck to Mr. Pence