“In the 11 years” that she’s been blogging, Terresa Monroe-Hamilton has had “numerous death threats. But they are nothing compared to what Stacey McCain at The Other McCain is going through.” Stacy reports that
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.
Like Ed Morrissey, I too have disagreed with Stacy from time to time, but count the blogger “as a friend” and agree that “no one should have to leave their home in fear simply for engaging in political debate.” And Stacy is not the only right-of-center blogger targeted by Kimberline for, as Michelle Malkin put it, daring “to mention his criminal past or assist[ing] others who did.” This is, she adds
. . . 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 [Walker (who blogged as “Aaron Worthing”) @ Patterico] and [blogger] Patterico [himself] 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 Walkerswho are the victims, not the perpetrators.
“A highly notable issue,” reports Bruce Kesler at Maggie’s Farm
. . . aside from that the legacy media has failed to take up the matter, is that the funding for this campaign comes from some of the most-darling of liberal-left foundations (see this list, and some more background on Kimberlin’s trail of BS), using the Tides Foundation as their beard. The Tides Foundation acts as a secret conduit to leftist causes for donors, that include George Soros and Teresa Hines-Kerry as well as numerous other liberal foundations but also benefits from grants from the US government. See here.
Also wondering why the “mainstream media continue to ignore this Cape Fear-like story“, Little Miss Attilla sums up the story:
Convicted domestic terrorist and compulsive liar Brett Kimberlin has been attacking those who expose his past—using “lawfare,” veiled threats of violence, and the targeting of people’s livelihoods. His most prominent victims in the past few years have been Aaron Worthing and his family, Patterico and his family, and Robert Stacy McCain—and his family. Yes: the men’s families have been targeted for their temerity in speaking up. This is evil.
Indeed. Why is it that instead of challenging conservative arguments, all too many (but fortunately not all) liberals resort to personal attacks and threats of violence? They seem to seek to destroy us personally rather than to contend with us rhetorically. They personalize political disputes. And when they do, too few of their ideological confreres fault them for such attitudes.
I stand with Stacy. Although he and I disagree on such issues as state recognition of same-sex unions, he has always shown me respect in our exchanges via e-mail — and in person when I met him when he was here in 2010. Like Ed, I plan on hitting Stacy’s tip jar — and encourage you to join me.