In America, Justice is blind so the rule of law may be applied equally to all. And except for something like falsely shouting “fire” in a crowded theater, one of this country’s great freedoms is that everyone is free to speak their truth.
It should be a no-brainer, then, when the truth spoken is a matter of public record.
Enter Brett Kimberlin.
Who is Brett Kimberlin, you ask? He is the man convicted of bombing Speedway, Indiana long before the phrase “domestic terrorist” entered the American lexicon.
The investigation of the Speedway bombings followed a twisted trail that started with the murder of a housewife near the shadows of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and wound its way to Ohio, Texas, Columbia and back to Indianapolis.
Along the way, detectives found maimed bodies, broken families, strange relationships and international drug smugglers.
The trail ended as it began – with a brutal murder.
On Saturday, July 29, 1978, Julia Scyphers, a 65-year old grandmother, was in her living room chatting with her granddaughters at her small home at 1651 Cunningham Drive, Speedway.
About 3 p.m. a man knocked on her door asking about some items she had displayed at a garage sale.
When Mrs. Scyphers went outside to the garage to show him the items, he slipped a 25-caliber pistol from his black briefcase and shot her once in the back of the head. She slumped to the floor beside the family car.
A noise, described as the sound of a falling TV tray, drew the attention of her husband, Fred, 68, and he saw a man pulling out of the driveway in a late-model car.
Speedway police were puzzled by the murder. She had no enemies, they said.
But she did. Investigators learned her daughter, Sandra Barton, was a close, very close, friend of Brett C. Kimberlin. The relationship between the pair was complicated by his strange affection for Mrs. Barton’s pre-teen daughter, Debbie.
Investigators learned Debbie accompanied Kimberlin on several long, unsupervised trips, including holidays in Florida, Mexico and Hawaii.
Mrs. Scyphers violently disapproved of Kimberlin’s questionable relationship with Debbie and her mother. The concerned grandmother arranged for Debbie and her sister, Shari, to leave their mother’s home and move in with her.
Separated from Debbie, Kimberlin threatened suicide.
Note for the record that at the time Brett Kimberlin was 24 years old.
Starting September 1st and over the next 5 days, 8 bombs were set off; one blew off a leg of Vietnam veteran Carl DeLong, who later committed suicide as a result of those injuries. Carl’s wife, Sandra, was injured as well.
For these terrorizing and ultimately deadly actions, Kimberlin was sentenced to 50 years in federal prison in 1981.
He was also convicted in 1979 for his role in a Texas marijuana smuggling case and was sentenced to 4 years in jail.
Tragically, for Julia Scyphers and her family, her murder was never prosecuted due to the death of the chief witness. But the primary suspect just happened to be a friend of Kimberlin, one of the nine men arrested in the “Texas pot bombing”. Sheer coincidence or rotten bad luck? I suggest you read the entire article by R. Joseph Gelardin from the Indystar and decide for yourself.
So why this look into the past? As Dr. Phil is fond of saying, “the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior”. Far be it from us to psychoanalyze but it sure does look like Dr. Phil is right. Turns out that the last year has found Aaron Walker (who blogged as “Aaron Worthing”), Patterico, Liberty Chick, and Stacy McCain targets of Brett Kimberlin because they dared to mention his criminal past or assisted others who did.
Michelle Malkin writes:
This is a convoluted, ongoing nightmare that combines abuse of the court system, workplace intimidation, serial invasions of privacy, perjury, and harassment of family members. McCain was forced to move with his family out of his house this week, and has just gotten a small taste of what Aaron and Patterico have been enduring over the past year. Aaron and his wife were fired from their jobs after their employer feared the office would be targeted next. Convicted bomber Kimberlin has filed bogus “peace orders” against Aaron, when it is the Walkers who are the victims, not the perpetrators.
And Patterico’s plight will send chills up your spine when he is ready to tell it.
Institutional inertia, incompetence, and apathy among law enforcement officials on both coasts have exacerbated the victims’ suffering. It has moved far beyond a partisan or political story to a bottomless, Kafka-esque morass. And, via investigative journalist Matthew Vadum, it certainly doesn’t help that “progressive,” left-wing foundations that have funded Kimberlin continue to look the other way.
Ted Frank at Point of Law summed it up: “A scary tale of what can go wrong if one makes the wrong enemy of someone willing to persistently abuse the civil and criminal legal system, and how poorly the legal system protects those victims.”
It is an utter disgrace that anyone should be subject to this kind of abuse. It is stereotypically shameful that the progressive left not only funds someone who deliberately seeks to keep the truth from coming out but continues to support them by their lack of either condemnation or withdrawal of monetary support now that the whole story is coming to light.
“Speedway Bomber” Brett Kimberlin … is a director and founder of the Justice Through Music Project, a seven year old Bethesda, Maryland-based 501c3 nonprofit entity….
Kimberlin is the business partner of leftist blogger Brad Friedman … They are both involved with a group called Velvet Revolution which also receives funding from the Tides Foundation.
JTMP has received at least $70,000 in grants from the far-left Tides Foundation since 2006.
Another noteworthy donor is … 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 Sen. John Kerry (D-Massachusetts). Mrs. Kerry is CEO of the Heinz Family Foundation which has given JTMP at least $20,000 since 2006…”
As Patterico puts it:
…this isn’t about dredging up a crime that happened 34 years ago. Kimberlin has done plenty since then. He made claims about selling pot to Dan Quayle — claims that the lefty author of a book about Kimberlin believes are false. He deceptively avoided paying a wrongful death judgment to the widow of the man he blew up. He sued a small-time blogger in 2011 for telling the truth about him, and made several false statements about his history under oath in an effort to win a large cash judgment. He made several provably false statements regarding his encounter with Aaron Walker, in an effort to get the State of Maryland to prosecute Walker. He has regularly defamed, harassed, and stalked people who criticized him.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg, folks.
The obvious question is why haven’t these latest legal attacks by Kimberlin been reported in the lamestream media? We all know the answer. Attacks against conservatives aren’t news since shutting down the free speech of conservatives is key to the progressive liberal agenda and, like Brett Kimberlin and his associates,the lamestream media depends on funding from the left.
But that doesn’t get the State’s Attorney of Montgomery County, Maryland off the hook. Just what the hell is wrong with John McCarthy, the State’s Attorney, that he is allowing this to happen?
State’s Attorney for Montgomery County
50 Maryland Avenue, 5th Floor
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Bottom line: How would YOU feel if a convicted bomber made threats – more particularly false threats – against you or your family? Brett Kimberlin and his progressive liberal backers need to be shut down.
Sunshine is the best disinfectant and the truth shall set you free. Follow the links. Spread the word as Michelle Malkin says:
“More. Louder. Bolder.”
What has been done by Kimberlin and/or his associates (he seems to have a way of getting others to do his dirty work for him) to Patterico may be a federal crime.
For a full look at the havoc created by allowing abuse of our legal system can create, read Aaron Walker’s account of what Kimberlin is doing to him.