June 1, 2012

Conservative Bloggers At Risk

Guess who's coming to dinner?

Conservative bloggers who report on the activities of convicted domestic terrorist Brett Kimberlin are the target of SWAT attacks where their phone numbers are hacked and used to make phony 911 calls that implicate them in violent acts. Of course the police are going to respond and a SWAT unit may enter your the house in full tactical mode - someone could get shot. This is an insanely dangerous prank.

A list of SWATted bloggers was assembled by Big Fur Hat at iOTW:
We are at WAR people. REAL war.

Patterico – Lawyer

Aaron Walker – Lawyer

Erick Erickson – Inactive member of the Georgia State Bar

Ace of Spades – I believe he has something to do with law or law enforcement. (I apologize if I have this wrong.)

Stacy McCain’s wife, I believe, has something to do with law or law enforcement. (I apologize if I have this wrong.)

I may not be Commissioner Gordon, but I do believe we are seeing a pattern in Gotham City.
Erick Erickson of Red State had this to say:
Last week we spent a lot of time writing about Brett Kimberlin and the incident involving blogger Patterico where someone spoofed his phone number and told 911 he had shot his wife.

Tonight, my family was sitting around the kitchen table eating dinner when sheriffs deputies pulled up in the driveway.

Someone called 911 from my address claiming there had been an accidental shooting.

It wasn’t nearly the trauma that Patterico suffered, but I guess the Erickson household is on somebody’s radar.

Luckily it was two sheriffs deputies who knew me and I had already, last week, advised the Sheriff’s Department to be on the look out for something like this.
This is what conservative blogger Patrick Frey and his family experienced:

More here


Crystal Mary said...

This is dreadful. All I can say is, this is evil and so stupid to waste the time of Police. It is also a cruel hoax for this poor mans family.. I rebuke the person who did this in Jesus name and ask God to Bless them (heap coals on their heads.) I believe these times will get worse..

Fradgan said...

And this isn't a crime??

sig94 said...

In NYS, under Article 240 of the Penal Law, Falsely Reporting an Incident is a class A misdemeanor.

Using the telephone to harass someone is also a misdemeanor, a second conviction is a felony.

Under Article 120, the prosecutor may also elect to charge Reckless Endangerment, also a misdemeanor. If he can prove that there was a grave risk of death, it will be a felony.

sig94 said...

Mary - In the words of Thomas Paine, "These are times that try men's souls..." and also test our faith. Who do we turn to for solace? Other bloggers? Our Church? Our family? Our solace and source of constant aid is in Jesus.

We must do what we must do for faith without deeds is dead. But our motivation and direction must always come from the Lord.

Deekaman said...

Expect this kind of Chicago-Style thuggery and dirty tricks to continue and become worse in the run-up to the election. Anyone who thinks this is not orchestrated from the Oval Office needs to have their head examined.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Once again this proves liberals are cowards.

Tim Shey said...

Prayerfully meditate on Psalm 91 every day. Psalm 91 is the psalm of protection.

sig94 said...

Deekaman - this will probably get worse as the Obama Administration begins its death rattle. Hopefully none of this will be sept under the rug under the Romney Administration. I just cannot imagine another four years of Obama.

sig94 said...

Odie - hopefully Frey's coworkers will take this as far as it can go. There are ways to identify the perpetrator.

sig94 said...

Tim - I started the day with Phil. 4:13. I can do all this through Him that gives me strength.

And then 1 Jn. 4:18
"There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love."

We cannot fear whatever is coming. Everything is under God's control and as Christians, we are not the target of Hisrighteous indignation. Obama and the wrath of the socialists - piss on them.

Doom said...

I simply do not understand why this form of harassment has not been jumped on, using RICO, to put a convicted terrorist back behind bars forever and friends in some kind of serious trouble. Is there no prosecutor, FBI agent, or other type of LEO who deals with this sort of thing?

Perhaps no one has filed the right paperwork to the right people? Gotten the right words in the correct ears? I know Holder won't do a thing but I should think there are other avenues to pursue? This needs to be taken care of, swiftly and harshly, or it's going to get out of hand fast. The first person that gets shot over this is going cause huge problems. Oh, I also noticed that no news site has picked this up, it seems to be blogger only at this point. Though perhaps I missed something?

sig94 said...

Doom - it takes an incredible amount of documentation to set up a RICO prosecution. One or two or ten phones calls/emails simply won't do it and it has to be a continuing criminal enterprise.

“RICO” stands for the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. In order to establish that someone has violated this law, a prosecutor must prove the following five things:

1. The existence of an enterprise;

2. The enterprise affected interstate commerce;

3. The defendants were employed by or associated with the enterprise;

4. The defendants participated, either directly or indirectly, in the conduct of the affairs of the enterprise; and

5. The defendants participated through a pattern of racketeering activity.