They Didn’t Know?

Over at Big Government, the Breitbart gang asked people who fund Kimberlin’s Justice Through Music Project if they were aware he was the Speedway Bomber.  Apparently they did not.

At least, that’s what they claim, those who responded to the Breitbart gang’s queries.

Having spent the last couple of days looking at whatever I could find online about Kimberlin, I will admit it’s difficult to learn anything from original sources, since few are online.  The Indianapolis Star has a huge hole in their archives, covering from 1923 to 1990.  That’s quite a large gap; it also coincides with the time contemporaneous coverage would have been done of the Speedway bomber and his trial.  As a result, there is exactly one original article that you can find online that’s free.  (I’ve repeatedly linked to it and quoted from it.)  There may be others, which cost money to see, available via other sources; I don’t know.

To further complicate matters, there’s no Wikipedia page for Kimberlin.  There was, but there isn’t now.

But I find it hard to believe that people steeped in the grievances of the left haven’t heard of who he is, based solely on their attitude about “stolen elections.”  The left thinks the 1988 election was stolen, since Kimberlin’s claim to have sold pot to Dan Quayle didn’t get enough coverage just before that election.  It doesn’t matter if, subsequently, the allegation was unprovable and untrue.  He’d especially be seen as a sympathetic figure since he was placed in solitary confinement repeatedly during the week before that election — and according to him, it was solely for the purpose of keeping him from talking directly to reporters.

I’m not so much of a partisan to say he might not have had a case there, but the courts didn’t think he did.

But if the shoe were on the other foot and I was in charge of dispersing people’s charitable donation money, you can rest assured I’d be doing background checks on the people in charge of those charitable organizations.  And if it so happened that the head of one of them turned out to be a convicted drug trafficker and bomber, I wouldn’t be sending any money to his group.  I’d also contact other board members of his organization to explain why my money wasn’t going to them and allow them to decide whether to get rid of him or not.

But then I have principles.  Followers of Alinsky tend not to have; since they get in the way of winning.

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