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Diary of a Mad Conservative
By Roxanne Thurlow, Kingman, AZ
A Conservative viewpoint on news, politics and popular culture.
Saturday, June 2, 2012

SWAT-ing: Will this end before someone winds up dead?


You know how sometimes you learn a new word and then see, hear or read it everywhere after that? I had a similar experience after reading nooneofanyimport's blog regarding Brett Kimberlin. (Outstanding blog, btw, so please be sure and read it.)

Yesterday I read this on Fox:

Conservative bloggers say they are being terrorized by a potentially deadly prank in which phony 911 calls bring armed cops to their doors in search of criminals, all in retaliation for their blog posts.

At least two conservative Internet pundits have reported being victims of "SWAT-ing." In at least one incident, the caller claimed to be the resident of the home and confessed to shooting his wife, according to a recording of the call posted online.

The most recent incident involved blogger Erick Erickson, who claimed on his Red State site that sheriff's deputies arrived at his Macon, Ga., home Sunday night as his family gathered for dinner. He said the episode was unnerving, particularly considering one deputy had his hand on his pistol. But Erickson admitted it could have been worse had he not warned officials - in light of Frey's experience - that he anticipated being a victim.

In another relatively similar case, [Patrick] Frey was awoken shortly after midnight by sheriff's deputies after they received a call about a shooting inside his home. In a purported recording of the 911 call, the caller can be heard saying: "I'd like to report a shooting ... I shot her, my wife." Police ordered him at gunpoint to get outside, then handcuffed him until completing a search and finding his wife and children safe.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department confirmed to FoxNews.com that deputies responded to Frey's house on the date in question. The department later filed a report on the incident with the FBI.

Frey said talks with nationwide experts suggested this was a case of SWAT-ing and says he and all other victims have written about activist and convicted felon Brett Kimberlin.

These leftists are full of dirty tricks, aren't they? If they aren't trying to censor us with boycotts, they are calling in bogus 911 reports and wasting the taxpayers money by sending in SWAT teams and cops who should be doing actual crime fighting. Of course, they don't care that they might be endangering the lives of innocent people - especially children.

A dead conservative, with or without collateral damage (children and cops), is a good conservative to them. It's hard to believe the level they are willing to go to beat us. But this is reaching dangerous levels.

Of course, how much more dangerous can you get than being convicted of bombings?

[Brett] Kimberlin was convicted as the so-called "Speedway Bomber," who terrorized the city of Speedway, Ind., by detonating a series of explosives in early September 1978. In the worst incident, Kimberlin placed one of his bombs in a gym bag and left it in a parking lot outside Speedway High School. Carl Delong was leaving the high school football game with his wife when he attempted to pick up the bag and it exploded. The blast tore off his lower right leg and two fingers, and embedded bomb fragments in his wife's leg. He was hospitalized for six weeks, during which he was forced to undergo nine operations to complete the amputation of his leg, reattach two fingers, repair damage to his inner ear, and remove bomb fragments from his stomach, chest, and arm. In February 1983, he committed suicide.

But just for the record, Kimberlin states unequivocally that he is not responsible for the SWAT-ing calls and doesn't know either of the bloggers in question.

Related Links:
• Fox News
• Google/Brett Kimberlin
• NoOneofAnyImport

Reader Comments

Posted: Monday, June 11, 2012
Article comment by: Butch Meriwether

I must be naÔve because I didnít realize there was so much swat-ing going on. I would think the law enforcement personnel had the capability of telling electronically where an actual 911 call came from, but I guess Iím wrong.

Posted: Monday, June 4, 2012
Article comment by: anonymous anonymous

I am a old man, retired twice, once military second civilian, and don't use twitter, face book, and all them cute social networking sites, since my only vice right now is being a news junkie, much news has been written by folks on how exposing ones life on line invites burglars, identity thieves, even serial killers have been known to troll these venues! If one wishes to post on line under your real name, and some lunatic does you harm physically or electronically, who do you blame? So sad I have meager simple high school diploma and the alleged highly intelligent and educated with their many degree's have very little common sense! I venture a bet one can find folks of any culture, race, political persuasion doing things not so nice and even illegal! New Hampshire 2004, phone jamming at the Democrat party get out the vote, two GOP operatives convicted of this crime, got out of prison and wrotea book how to steal a election! 2000 I know many still believe it was a mere coincidence that a brother to a presidential candidate over saw the Florida hanging chad fiasco, 50,000 voters disenfranchised, now we see a repeat in Florida only time will tell how it all shakes out, republicans don't own god, jesus nor do they have the corner on sainthood, nor do the democrats, one reaps what one sows!

Posted: Sunday, June 3, 2012
Article comment by: anonymous anonymous

I read this story on fox & friends, nothing surprises me in this world, we have folks turning into cannibalistic zombies eating each other, drug induced or insanity who knows! Folks been hating each other since Cain killed his own brother Abel! My view is anyone who preaches hate right, left or any side and then does it under their name, in this modern day and time of no privacy, no secrecy, anyone can find anyone I don't think whining about the consequences of preaching hate right or left etc. is going to garner much sympathy! One usually reaps what one sows if one sows hatemongering of any kind and it reaps them hate who does one blame?

Posted: Saturday, June 2, 2012
Article comment by: yul nevanome

That is seriously stupid for any reason! freaking jackals!

I try to like people, I really do! But most of you are just too stupid to breath!

Posted: Saturday, June 2, 2012
Article comment by: Same Old Thing

"These leftists are full of dirty tricks, aren't they?"

"A dead conservative, with or without collateral damage (children and cops), is a good conservative to them."

Still trying the old double-speak gambit, I see. What the editor's wife really means is "a dead liberal ... is a good liberal."

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