I don’t have much to say about the thuggish convicted liar and killer Brett Kimberlin, mostly because everything that needs to be said has been said.
What’s happening to him right now is terrifying. It’s an attempt to terrorize political opponents into silence.
A couple commenters here have suggested there’s some sort of lesson in all of this about SWAT teams or police or something or other.
No. There are no lessons here. The sociopaths who are harassing Patterico and the other bloggers involved need to be arrested and charged with about a dozen different crimes.
Patterico is an L.A. prosecutor. He has spoke out repeatedly in favor of SWAT raids and the drug war in general, and schadenfreud is a serious temptation here.
But this is indeed one of the situations where a SWAT raid might well be justified, if the call had been legitimate. I’m siding with Patterico here.
And Kimberlin is just a dangerous loon who shouldn’t be out on the streets or allowed to file suits in court. It’s too bad he doesn’t live in a nation filled with armed citizens willing and able to defend themselves.