Posted by MacRanger as News
“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.
“It’s a phone call that could have gotten me killed,” Patrick Frey, a deputy district attorney at Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, wrote of the July, 2011 incident on his blog, Patterico’s Pontifications.
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.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed to FoxNews.com that deputies responded to his house on the date in question. The department later filed a report on the incident with the FBI.
Here’s what Frey claims happened:
Frey was awoken shortly after midnight by sheriff 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.
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, who Frey believes is behind the attacks.
Reached by FoxNews.com, Kimberlin denied any connection to any of the attacks.
“I had never even heard of Erick Erickson until a couple of days ago,” he told FoxNews.com Tuesday. “And I definitely don’t know where he lives. … I have nothing to do with the SWAT-ing of anybody.”
Kimberlin’s criminal history dates back to the 1970s. He was convicted on felony charges in connection with the series of 1978 bombings in Speedway, Ind., in which a victim lost a leg — Kimberlin has maintained his innocence in that case all along. He also has been convicted on charges related to an attempt to import marijuana. He gained some notoriety in 1988 after saying he had sold marijuana to Dan Quayle before he became vice president.
Well I guess Kimberlin will have to sue, harass, and SWAT Fox News now. Kimberlin is lying of course that he had nothing to do with the SWATing and as I said before it would be very easy to trace the 911 calls back to him or someone he put up to it. Let’s hope that the story get’s traction from here.