28th May 2012
Apparently the latest tactic of the anything-goes left is to call the local police, pretending to be the victim, and describing a scenario with will get the SWAT team rolling, which disruptive results. This appears to originate with a convicted terrorist named Brett Kimberlin, who is evidently the Markos Moulitsas of ‘direct action’.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a problem did SWAT teams not have a history of breaking into the homes of normal suburban Americans as if they were clearing a Salafist compound in Kabul.
UPDATE: More here.
Leading blogger Robert Stacy McCain has decided that he and his family must leave their home and that they can’t go back; he officially describes his location as “whereabouts unknown.” On Friday, Patterico, an assistant DA by day, revealed a campaign of harassment involving “workplace complaints, publication of personal information such as home addresses and pictures of residences, bogus allegations of criminal activity, whisper campaigns, frivolous legal actions, and frivolous State Bar complaints.” Oh, and he was “SWATted” — he had his home stormed by a SWAT team, complete with a police helicopter and a spotlight. Someone pretending to be him “called the police to say I had shot my wife.” An audio expert Patterico hired concluded that “it is probable” that the hoax call was placed by a Kimberlin associate known to have tweeted a public threat against himself and his family.
Of course, if this were happening to people associated with Daily Kos or Huffington Post, it would be front page and lead the newscasts.