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.

A Relatively Concise #Brett Kimberlin Timeline

It’s Friday!  You know what that means?  It’s Everybody Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day!

You might want to poke around Lee’s site to see what else he has to say about Kimberlin.  It’s a lot.  We’re really lucky to have a big name like him investigating Kimberlin’s past.  Lee also notes Kimberlin is a dangerous guy; let us never forget that.

Also, Smitty over at The Other McCain has an important post about why this event matters.  It’s about freedom of speech, people!

So my effort is to give you a brief timeline of events during the investigation into the Speedway bombing, with some explanation.  I’ve taken this info from four basic articles, which you can find here, here, here, and here .  I’m offering this information only as reporters did at the time of the trial and later, so that you understand what leads the police were following..

1978: Brett Kimberlin owns a health food store/vegetarian restaurant in Broad Ripple.  Police believe the store may be a front for drug trafficking and have Kimberlin in their sights.

July 29, 1978: Julia Scyphers is murdered.  She answered a knock at her front door; a man inquired about some items she had available at a recent yard sale.  Julia led him out to the garage.  She was shot once in the back of the head.  Her husband caught a glimpse of the man at the door and saw the getaway car speed away from their home.  At first, investigators are stymied as to why Scyphers was murdered, as she seemed to have no enemies, save one: Brett Kimberlin, her daughter Sandra’s employer and boyfriend.  Kimberlin seemed to have a less than wholesome interest in one of Julia’s granddaughters.

Sept 1- 6, 1978: Eight bomb blasts ring through Speedway, Indiana  The final blast injures Carl DeLong and his wife.  The police suspect that the bombings were intended to distract the police from the Scyphers’ murder case; however, between 50 and 100 ATF agents descend on Indianapolis to assist local police with the investigation.

Sept 20, 1978: Kimberlin is picked up by Army investigators when a print shop owner alerts them about a suspicious customer.  Kimberlin is wearing a security guard’s uniform with DoD insignia and asking for copies of military drivers’ licenses and other materials to be made.  When officers arrive, he attempts to hide the incriminating evidence by eating it.  As a result of this, investigators decide to hold him overnight.

Sept 21, 1978: With search warrants in hand, investigators search Kimberlin’s 1970 Impala, which he drove to the print shop the day before; they find bomb-making materials, including timers which match those found at the scene of the Speedway bombings.  At the same time, another team of investigators searches a Jackson County property owned by the Kimberlin family.  There they find a buried steel tank containing 1000 lbs of marijuana, along with Tovex used to blast the rock to install the underground tank.  This Tovex will later link Kimberlin to other incidents.

Nov 17, 1978: Investigators interview Sandra Barton (Julia Scyhphers’ daughter and employee/girlfriend of Kimberlin).  That same night, at a nearby Burger Chef restaurant, four employees are kidnapped and murdered.  Their bodies are found two days later, two shot execution style, one stabbed to death so viciously the blade broke off inside the body, and one died from blunt force trauma to the head.  No known motive exists, nor were the suspects ever found.  There were rumors one of the employees may have been involved in a drug deal.  Investigators suspected this might have been the work of Kimberlin and his associates, but they were never charged.  The murders remain unsolved to this day.

In an attempt to build a case against him, Kimberlin is still free.

Feb 8, 1979: Local authorities receive a tip from Texas border agents about a group of suspects they’ve rounded up.  Among them are Brett Kimberlin and his pilot, Robert Scott Bixler.  The group is released but placed under surveillance.

Feb 16, 1979: Kimberlin and his associates are at a secret airstrip they’ve carved out in the Texas desert, awaiting a shipment of Columbian marijuana.  They are being watched by local and federal agents.  The plane is unable to land, due to heavy fog, and dumps its million dollar cargo over a 125 mile area.  Texas agents recover the bales of pot, while Kimberlin and his gang are arrested.  Kimberlin will later claim he was simply riding around out in the desert when cops picked him up for no reason.

Armed with photos of the drug crew, investigators show the images to Fred Scyphers, who recognizes William “Bill” Bowman as the man who came to his front door on July 29, 1978, luring his wife to her death.

Kimberlin and Bowman are still free, after being charged for the Texas “pot bombing” incident.

Feb 27, 1979: Based on Fred Scyphers’ identification of him, Bowman is arrested for the murder of Julia Scyphers.  Investigators hope that Bowman will admit that Kimberlin was behind the hit on Scyphers.

Feb 28, 1979: A federal grand jury indicts Kimberlin in the Speedway bombing case.

Mar 11, 1979: Sandra Barton’s sister, Patricia — who lives in Texas — contacts authorities to report she found a sack hidden in her backyard.  The contents of the bag — blasting caps, blue-and-white Mark Time timers, an AR-15 rifle and 14 plastic-covered sausages of Tovex 200 with factory markings — further connect Kimberlin to the Speedway bombings and the Tovex used to blast away rock for the buried steel tank at the Jackson county property.  Informants state they saw Kimberlin plant the bag, in an attempt to frame Patricia and her husband for the Speedway bombings.  (Sandra Barton’s daughters were now living with Patricia.)

Mar 14, 1979: Fred Scyphers dies of cancer.  With his death, the case against Bowman in the Scyphers murder collapses.

Nov, 1979: Kimberlin enters a guilty plea for charges related to the Texas marijuana smuggling case and is sentenced to 4 years.

Sept, 1980: Kimberlin is tried for the Speedway bombing incident.  A federal jury is unable to reach a decision on the bombing, but does convict him for impersonating a federal officer.  He receives a 12-year sentence.

October 15, 1981: Kimberlin is found guilty of the Speedway bombings and receives a 50-year sentence.

February 23, 1983: Carl DeLong, victim of the final Speedway blast, commits suicide.  He was in constant pain as a result of his injuries.  Later that year, DeLong’s wife, Sandra, won a $1.6 million settlement from Kimberlin, which she never collected.

October/November 1988: Kimberlin launches himself into the national spotlight by claiming a week before the elections that Vice Presidential candidate Dan Quayle purchased marijuana from him on a regular basis, back in the early 1970s.  This story gets picked up by Nina Totenburg and many media outlets — television networks, newspapers, and news magazines — all of whom seek interviews.  The prison first insists that there should be a press conference where all reporters may ask their questions, rather than separate interviews, but the press conference never takes place.

This is the basis for the “political prisoner” charge Kimberlin would later make, as well as the reason he became a romantic hero among the movers and shakers of the left, who feel the 1988 election was “stolen” because of this incident.

In 1991 and ’92, in order for the election not to be “stolen” again, various leftists begin flogging the Kimberlin/Quayle drug story, among them Gary Trudeau.

In 1994, Kimberlin is paroled, after serving about 13 years of his 50-year sentence. Because he made no effort to pay the DeLong judgment, his parole was revoked in 1997 and he went back to prison for about four more years  He was finally released in 2001.

This last bit is just me asking some questions, based on the timeline I’ve laid out.  It’s purely speculation, and is offered as such, not as demonstrable fact.

1994… I wonder who was President at that time?  And wasn’t there a drug trafficking story in Clinton’s background, as well?  Makes you wonder, doesn’t it?  Could Kimberlin’s early release have been a “thank you” for helping Clinton win the election?

I don’t know, I’m just asking questions here.

This article may be freely reposted all or in part.  Because we want the word spread far and wide about the kind of person Brett Kimberlin is.

Update: While my post deals with events in Brett Kimberlin’s past, Patterico’s blog has a new post about what wee Brett and his friends have been up to more recently.  It’s a long read but worthwhile, because it gives you a very good idea of the kind of people we’re dealing with.  Dangerous people.

Update 2: Thanks, Mr. Beck, for shining your light on Kimberlin and his associates!

Brett Kimberlin, Not Just a Convicted Felon!

On Stacy McCain’s blog, he posted about what a liar wee Brett is.  But there’s more!  This guy is totally multi-talented, a real Renaissance criminal.  It’s true!

Once, a source recalled, Kimberlin bragged that his brother Scott had traveled to India where he supposedly studied transcendental meditation with a famous guru.  He said his brother learned the hidden arts of the mysterious East and passed them on to him.  “Brett bragged the cops might arrest him but would never hold him.  You see, he claimed his brother taught him how to levitate and disappear.  He said he just could disappear from jail.”

I found the above quote in an old Indianapolis Star article, which you can read online here:

http://www.indystar.com/assets/pdf/BG164276919.PDF

Given that he spent thirteen years in jail, it looks like the guru and his techniques weren’t all wee Brett made out they were.

Brett Kimberlin and the Media

People have been wondering how convicted felon Brett Kimberlin got to be such a darling of the “institutional left” (as he puts it).  Well, after doing some digging, I think it has everything to do with his accusation that Dan Quayle purchased pot from him — said accusation being made just before the election in 1988.  Talk about an October surprise!

You’d think reporters would dismiss out of hand the rantings of a convicted felon, but no!  Not people like Nina Totenberg!  Yep, she was responsible for bringing these very serious accusations to light!

Here’s the linkie where I found this:

http://www.ndsn.org/feb95/quayle.html

Wanna know who else famous wee Brett got in touch with during the fall of 1988?  It’s further down in that post.  But her name rhymes with Usan Sestrich.

Yep, the left has known about wee Brett since back in the days when he was still locked up in the clink.  So you KNOW they knew about his past all this time.  Makes you wonder how he got out of prison after only serving 13 years on a 51 year sentence, doesn’t it?

Brett Kimberlin, boy musician

Hey, kids!  Did you know Brett K is an outrageously talented musician?  I’m sure he’d tell you himself, given half a chance!

I found a couple of videos of his performances; maybe you’ll find them amusing.  This first one is from his days with the band Epoxy.  (Yeah, dumb name, I know.  What exactly is he holding together?  No one knows.)

The information accompanying the video is:

Uploaded by on Apr 22, 2010

Anti-death penalty video about an execution of a woman who’s appeals were rejected by Bush jr. Banned by mtv.

I think we know why MTV banned it, and it wasn’t because the song was critical of Bush.  BTW, please watch the video, because there’s only 44 hits so far, and that’s just sad.  Even psychopathic weasels need love!

I found the video via the coverage of his band, here:

http://www.southboundbeat.com/MD/Epoxy.html

Really, you should follow that link about Brett and his band, especially if you already watched the craptastical video.  It’s a real hoot!  Here’s a quote from the article:

Indeed, Kimberlin is such a talented songwriter, both musically and lyrically, that he can pull off what so many other well-intentioned performers are unable to. His songs are creative, intelligent, witty, and poignant, while retaining the musical qualities that make great rock songs – energy, melody and power. Moreover, he has a Motzartian ability to write entire songs on the spot –“a gift from God,” he says, — and his body of work in the hundreds of songs is staggering.

Unfortunately, not all the songs are as good as “Killing Fields.”  Are you as surprised by that revelation as I am?

Here’s another video of his I found; this one made during the 2008 primary season.  Interestingly enough, it’s in support of (now President of the US) Barack Obama!

Brett was just waiting for interviews after that, don’t you know?  Hard to believe he didn’t get any interview requests or record deals after that stellar performance, isn’t it?

found this video via this site:

http://www.lexdon.com/article/barack_obama_needles_hillary_clinton/284574.html

You should read some of the comments on the video, they’re funny.  They include:

that was amazingly bad. epic fail.

3342791151 2 years ago

that was pretty shitty

Josephdorf03 3 years ago

this is terrible and not at all funny

MagellansUnderwear 3 years ago

I remember when I couldn’t play guitar. Those were the days. Thank god you tube wasn’t around.

genocommand 3 years ago

Does anyone else get the feeling that wee Brett started the Justice Through Music thingy because he’s a failure as a professional musician, so hanging out with real working musicians makes him feel like one himself?  There’s a psychological term for that, isn’t there?  Something like compensation, right?

Oh, and don’t be sad, kids!  Brett is still rocking in a new band, Op-Critical!  Here’s a video he did of the Darfur genocide.

That video only has 56 views so far, so I’m guessing wee Brett didn’t get the word out about those poor people suffering in Darfur.  :-/

Apparently George “Spooky Dude” Soros doesn’t mind blowing tens of thousands or even more on stuff that doesn’t work.

This next video is rather creepy, if you know wee Brett’s backstory.  If not, I’ll be happy to enlighten you about it in the days and weeks to come.  Let’s just say it has something to do with the all-girl choir and leave it for that, for now.

The accompanying text, posted by Brett himself:

Published on May 3, 2012 by

This comes from the vault, and from the early days of Justice Through Music Project. A music video by Op-Critical doing a remake of the John Lennon song, “War Is Over” with updated lyrics and the Harmonic Angels as the choir.

Imagine Peace!
http://www.jtmp.org

Wow!  The views on that video went from something like 5 to 22 while I had it running and posting about it.  Weird!  Apparently, some others have found this treasure trove of pure win, because the views on these videos just keep climbing.  Soon they’ll be in triple digits!  W00T!

And for those of you wondering, yes, Brett can be seen throughout the last video.  It’s almost like it’s about him or something.   Hmmmmm.

Hello world!

This blog exists for the sole purpose of exposing Brett Kimberlin to the world.  If you don’t know who wee Brett is, you might want to check out this link:

http://leestranahan.com/friday-may-25th-is-everybody-blog-about-brett-kimberlin-day

Enjoy!

Update: I’ve decided to expand this blog to include anything related to the defense of First Amendment Rights.