Let me clarify a few things that should be obvious, but evidently are being overlooked by some people:
1. This isn’t just about “SWATting,” but about a broad pattern of harassment by Kimberlin and his associates.
2. We don’t know who was responsible for the alleged SWATtings of Patterico, Erick Erickson or Mike Stack.
3. Nearly all the harassment being carried out online — we won’t name the website or Twitter accounts involved, nor describe the types of harassment involved — is being done under pseudonyms and we will not know who did what unless and until there is criminal prosecution of the persons responsible.
4. Neal Rauhauser has previously described Kimberlin as his “client.” It is therefore entirely reasonable to suspect that Rauhauser is being paid (and may be paying others) to conduct an aggressive online assault against Kimberlin’s critics.
From the Memeorandum thread,
Going dark to urge congressional action: Who will protect the freedom to blog? — My syndicated column today covers the crucial battle between truth-telling bloggers versus convicted bomber Brett Kimberlin and his band of malicious online thugs. In honor of the National Day of Blogger Silence called …
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