Something out of the ordinary is going on — beyond DHS surveillance-investigation of “trigger words”.
Obama and his minions are gunning for conservative bloggers by deploying the lethal power of the state via “swatting” and, at the same time, misusing the judicial system by threatening and undertaking lawsuits. The latter tactic especially is being used to great effect by a convicted criminal named Brett Kimberlin.
The objective of all this, of course, is to intimidate and harass, so as to silence conservative bloggers. In short, domestic terrorism.
SWAT is the acronym for Special Weapons and Tactics, and refers to an elite tactical unit in law enforcement departments across America. They are trained to perform high-risk operations that fall outside of the abilities of regular officers, including hostage rescues, counter-terrorism, high risk arrests, and engaging heavily-armed criminals. SWAT teams are often equipped with specialized firearms including submachine guns, assault rifles, breaching shotguns, riot control agents, stun grenades, and sniper rifles; as well as specialized equipment including heavy body armor, ballistic shields, entry tools, armored vehicles, advanced night vision optics, and motion detectors.
Two days ago, Erik Erickson, editor-in-chief of RedState.com and a CNN political contributor, was “SWATed”.
As recounted by Breitbart News, the police of the town where Erickson lives received a call from an individual claiming to be Erickson, stating that an accidental shooting had occurred at his home. The only problem is Erickson did NOT make that call.
Erickson describes what happened:
“Tonight, my family was sitting around the kitchen table eating dinner when sheriffs deputies pulled up in the driveway. I can say that the Sheriff’s Deputy told me someone had called from my number, giving my home address, claiming an accidental shooting. Whether or not they actually gave the number, I don’t know. My actual guess is that, given how we have our number set up, someone called 911 from a blocked number and gave our home address.”
But Erickson isn’t the first conservative blogger who’s been SWATed.
According to Breitbart News, the same tactic has previously been used on conservative blogger Patrick Frey aka Patterico, a California Deputy District Attorney, and Mike Stack, a New Jersey private citizen, both of whom were targeted by the Left following the sex scandal which forced Anthony Weiner to resign from Congress.
Patterico’s SWATer told 911 dispatchers that he (posing as the blogger) had shot his own wife, and police greeted him with drawn weapons, handcuffing him and waking his wife to frisk her as a police helicopter flew over their home.
The SWATing of Erik Erickson occurred the same weekend as a coordinated campaign by conservative bloggers to highlight a Soros-funded domestic terrorist and convicted bomber named Brett Kimberlin.
Tiffany Gabbay writes for The Blaze, May 25, 2012, that Kimberlin spent 17 years in prison for drug dealing, perjury, forgery and bombing (Indiana Speedway Bomber). After his release from prison, Kimberlin started a non-profit for “social justice” called Justice Through Music, that is funded by leftists including George Soros’ Tides Foundation and Barbara Streisand; as well the organization Velvet Revolution in support of the Occupy movement.
Any blogger — conservative and liberal alike — who has written the truth about Kimberlin has come under vicious attack by either Kimberlin or his minions, suffering death threats (veiled and unveiled), multiple lawsuits, loss of jobs and worse. Kimberlin alone has filed over 100 frivolous lawsuits.
The latest victim of Kimberlin is Aaron Walker, a conservative blogger in Maryland. Kimberlin issued ex parte (which means Walker wasn’t notified) a “Peace [restraining] Order” against Walker, claiming that Walker has threatened him by writing blogs. Kimberlin next obtained a warrant for Walker’s failure to comply with the terms of the interim Peace Order.
Walker made the mistake of representing himself at the hearing before Maryland Judge C. J. Vaughey. The upshot is that Walker was led away in handcuffs. Read more about this on Tea Party Nation.
Read more about domestic terrorist Brett Kimberlin on The Blaze.
H/t FOTM’s beloved Miss May and Grouchy Fogie.