Who Is Brett Kimberlin?

I’m writing this post in “honor” of “Blog About Brett Kimberlin Day,” which is a mass demonstration in the conservative blogosphere to show the vicious domestic terrorist Kimberlin that he can try to abuse the criminal justice system and resort to thug tactics all he likes, but he will never succeed in silencing everyone who tries to tell the truth about him.  My little blog may only reach a handful of people, but perhaps this will be the first time that handful hears about this man, so I consider it worthwhile.

You see, like most members of the FPA, Brett Kimberlin doesn’t like facts, especially when they’re about him.  He hates facts so much that he’s resorted to harassment and a myriad of bogus lawsuits to silence those who bring up these facts.  That’s another hallmark of the FPA, one I’ve touched on before: if the FPA doesn’t like what you’re saying, they will do anything in their power to silence you, even if what you are saying is factually correct.  Their feelings trump the truth.  Always.

So, in “honor” of a despicable human being, I am listing lots of facts about Brett Coleman Kimberlin, with their sources at the end:

Fact 1[i]: In February 1979, Brett Kimberlin and several of his associates were arrested in Cotulla, Duval County, Texas, after trying to “smuggle several tons of high-grade marijuana into South Texas.”  Upon being intercepted by a DEA plane while still in flight, the men tried to get rid of the evidence, throwing several bales of marijuana out of the DC-3 they were flying into the country.  The airplane, by the way, was registered in Colombia.

Fact 2[ii]: One of the associates arrested with Kimberlin was William Bowman of Dayton, OH—remember that name for later.

Fact 3[iii],[iv]: Once the plane landed, Kimberlin tried to flee in a vehicle, and, upon being caught 35 miles later, lied about his name, giving the alias Christopher Columbus Shipley.

Fact 4[v],[vi]: In September 1978, Kimberlin was arrested for “unlawful possession of military police insignia.”  According a 1982 account of the incident:

[Kimberlin] was arrested in a print shop when he tried to get military identification papers copied.  He was wearing a military uniform at the time and tried to eat the fake papers.

Fact 5[vii]: When Kimberlin was arrested, police searched his car and found “blue-and-white plastic covers from the kind of timing device used in the Speedway bombs.”  Later, they learned that Kimberlin had access to DuPont Tovex 220, the same explosive used in the Speedway bombing, when workers used it in 1975 when building a house for Kimberlin, who kept the leftover explosive.

Fact 6[viii]: In November 1979, Kimberlin and Bowman both pled guilty to “conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance.”  Kimberlin, by that time, had been indicted on 34 counts in the Speedway Bombing case.

Fact 7[ix],[x]: In October 1981, Kimberlin was found guilty of 22 counts involving “possessing, making, and detonating” the Speedway bombs.  At the time of his conviction, Kimberlin was already serving several prison sentences, including:

… a four-year federal sentence for smuggling drugs into Texas, a 12-year sentence for unlawful use of government insignia and a five year sentence for unlawful receipt of explosive devices by a convicted felon.

Kimberlin would later receive a sentence of 50 years’ imprisonment.

Fact 8: Remember when I said to remember the name William Bowman?  It turns out that he was later identified as the murderer of Speedway resident, Julia Scyphers, who just happened to be the mother of Sandra Barton, who, by the way, had been involved in a personal relationship with Brett Kimberlin at the time of Scyphers’s murder.  Why is the murder of Scyphers relevant?  Well, it is believed that Kimberlin carried out the Speedway Bombings in an effort to distract the police from investigating the murder, and thus prevent his own complicity in that crime from being exposed.  Make sense to you?  Me neither, but, then again, I’m not Brett Kimberlin.

Fact 9[xi]: In 1988, Brett Kimberlin tried to publicize charges that he had sold marijuana to then-Vice Presidential candidate Dan Quayle during the latter’s time in Indianapolis, where he had attended law school.  Kimberlin even tried to hold a press conference a few days before the election, but prison officials cancelled it and placed him in solitary confinement.  Kimberlin later sued the officials for suppressing his First Amendment right to free speech, taking the case all the way up to the Supreme Court, who kicked it back down to the Court of Appeals.  The whole saga is documented in sympathetic-reporter-turned-astonished-skeptic Marc Singer’s book, “Citizen K: The Deeply Weird American Journey of Brett Kimberlin.”

Fact 10: Brett Kimberlin, no longer incarcerated (for the moment, at least) is currently enjoying the benefits of millions of dollars worth of donations to his various non-profits, courtesy of the far-left Tides Foundation and Barbara Streisand, et.al.

So, there you have it: facts, facts, and more facts.  No doubt that Brett Kimberlin is enjoying the negative attention he’ll be getting today, but then, malignant narcissists tend to like that sort of thing.  Pretty pathetic, really.

Update: Here’s a really good post about several more of the lawsuits filed by Kimberlin, including a demand for an electric guitar while in prison.  Really.

Update: Read. This. Now.  There are no words for how vile Kimberlin and his supporters are….


[iii] (Indiana man held in Texas in drug case, 1979)

[iv] (Agents follow bouncing bales to arrest 5 on drug charges, 1979)

[v] (Indiana man held in Texas in drug case, 1979)

[vii] (Hypnosis is gaining more acceptance as a crime-solving tool, 1982)

[x] (Hypnosis is gaining more acceptance as a crime-solving tool, 1982)

About phxkate

Mother of four, wife of one, chronicler of the Fellowship of the Perpetually Aggrieved, of which I am pleased to say, I am not a member.
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