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SWAT-ing is a crime in which malicious individuals call the police pretending to be someone else, someone they don't like, and informing the police that they have just shot someone. The police and swat teams converge on the targeted person's home with guns drawn. One such person was John Patrick Frey, a conservative blogger and D.A. for Los Angeles.
Someone had called the police pretending to be Frey, falsely informing them that he had shot his wife. The police arrives at his front door post haste, guns drawn. Frey and his wife had loaded guns pointed at them, were frisked, and Frey was handcuffed for a time while the police sorted it all out.
This is a very serious crime, and it has been used to attack conservatives Michael Stack and Erick Erickson, as well as the aforementioned Mr. Frey. Conservatives considered these malicious attacks to be the work of "progressive" operatives, trying to intimidate these bloggers into silence.
In all three cases, the bloggers were in some way linked to criticisms of Brett Kimberlin, making Kimberlin the object of suspicion. Considering Kimberlin's long history of ruthless behavior towards critics, the suspicion was not unreasonable. SWAT-ing would appear to be the next logical step beyond malicious prosecution, Kimberlin's weapon of choice.
Incensed, many conservatives contacted major news sources and congressional representatives to investigate this and other "progressive" attempts to shut down free speech (including the frivolous lawsuits Kimberlin has filed against a number of people). Now there are around 80 congressmen and women who have signed a petition for the Attorney General to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate these crimes and indict the perpetrators, if they can be identified.
So, VOILA! Velvet Revolution has announced that Brett Kimberlin was also the victim of a "SWAT" crime, even though Kimberlin never spoke of it publicly and so far, has produced no evidence that it actually happened (correct me if I'm wrong). Now Velvet Revolution is offering a $10,000 reward to catch the villains, not only for persecuting their hero Brett Kimberlin, but also for persecuting people Kimberlin hates as well.
I smell a rat.
Hat tip: Patterico's Pontifications