Letter from an Indiana reader about Brett Kimberlin; Update: A tribute to Carl DeLong

Michelle Malkin by Michelle Malkin on May 26th, 2012

This is article 294 of 800 in the topic Terrorism

Hi:

I had no idea that foul Brett Kimberlin was still around, causing trouble. Your posted info was quite a shock. That guy should still either be locked up, or he should have been pushed into a dark corner to slink away and stay hidden in the dark.

I lived in the county N. of Indpls when the “Speedway Bomber” was creating so much havoc in Speedway, which is a separate community surrounded by Indianapolis. His work was just that of a terrorist, because no one person or business was the point of his attacks; they were random, and that is why so many people were so upset.

To show how “smart” he was, at the time, he drove a used Mercedes sedan, and he was having trouble with it, so he took the car to the big Mercedes dealer in Indpls, and he just told them to fix all his problem, and he gave them the keys to everything. One of my friends at the time was about the best Mercedes mechanic there was, and I knew him through his sports car racing, in which many of my friends particpated. So he worked on the car, and he had to get into the trunk, and he had the keys and permission, so there was no legal question about his right to access. When he opened the trunk, he immediately saw explosive material and what looked like bomb making equipment. He and the dealership were so alarmed, they called the Indpls PD, who recognized some of the components as what they were looking for, so they contacted the Speedway PD. It took a lot of police work to make the case, but they finally did and got a conviction of Kimberlin. He was the crazy, irrational bomber who terrorized the entire area.

I also worked with the daughter of the man who was so seriously injured, and was in so much pain, that he killed himself. The daughter never got over it; the pain and loss of her father bothered her all the time, and she finally ended up quitting her job, saying she couldn’t concentrate on her work anymore. The damage of such crazy people goes on and on.

Yes, our justice system let us down again. I can’t believe that crazy guy is still causing trouble as was described. I believe it, but such should be impossible.

Decent, normal-thinking people need to stick together.

Thx for info.

Bill [redacted] (former Indiana Circuit court judge)

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Update: Blogger Dustin writes a moving tribute to Carl DeLong, the victim of the Kimberlin Speedway bombing who took his life and left behind a despondent daughter. Read it here.

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This is the archive of Liberty Chick Mandy Nagy’s investigative work on Brett Kimberlin. In a just world, she’d have a Pulitzer Prize.

Related background:

Time Magazine — The Wizard of Odd. Reader Karen writes: Read the description of Brett Kimberlin in this 2007 Time magazine article — “Despite a spotty past…” This may be the most disgusting thing that publication has ever written.

Ed Barnes, Fox News 2010: Leftist Blogger’s Criminal Past Raises Questions About His Real Intent

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