Crime, Punishment and Parole

Scroll down to the last paragraphs for Kimberlin related material. – Dave

From recent headlines:

Illinois Man Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison for Attempting to Entice a Minor 

[Plus 15 years supervised probation.- Dave]

A Springfield, Illinois, man was sentenced today to serve 132 months in prison for attempted enticement of a minor, announced Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Jim Lewis of the Central District of Illinois.

Jeffrey Parkhurst, 59, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Colin S. Bruce of the Central District of Illinois…

In 2013, a guy was sentences to 30 years for just trying to bomb a bank.

A Bangladeshi man who tried to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank in New York with what he thought was a 1,000-pound bomb, only to discover that the bomb was a fake and that he had been under constant federal surveillance, was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Friday.

Another guy faces some hard time for a bomb plot, and again, he didn’t even blow anything up:

The defendant admitted that his planned attack on the U.S. Capitol was an attempt to provide material support and resources – both personnel and services – to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

The material support count carries a potential maximum sentence of 15 years in prison.  Attempted murder of government employees and officials is a crime punishable by up to 20 years in prison. 

And then, sometimes the parole system undercuts the whole process.  NPR:

On September 15, 1963, a Ku Klux Klan bomb exploded during the Sunday school hour at Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church. The dynamite blast killed Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Addie Mae Collins and seriously wounded Addie Mae’s sister Sarah. The girls had gone to the restroom to freshen up before serving on Youth Sunday.

Alabama officials will consider the early release of Birmingham church bomber Thomas Blanton. The 78-year-old Ku Klux Klansman was convicted in 2001 of murdering four girls in the 1963 bombing of 16th Street Baptist Church. Family members of the victims oppose his parole. [I shifted the paragraph order so it made sense. FYI: he probably won’t be paroled, but every 15 years he will have an opportunity.– Dave]

HIM.pngBrett Kimberlin was facing 50 years for multiple violent acts of bombing, but instead served just a fraction of his time.

These days, if you build a bomb, entice a child and plot to kill a prosecutor, they’d throw away the key. I hope.

By the way, Carl DeLong would be about 77 now, if Brett Kimberlin had not built a bomb, and left it at a high school football game. DeLong left letters for his family before taking his life — and a court ruled his death was directly connected to the bombing years earlier.

One day your Mom and Grand Ma will tell you about me. I hope that when you grow older your Mom and Dad will read this to you. Melissa I love you like I do some little blonde headed girl that your Grand Mother and I knew when she was little, your Mother.
Your Grand Pa

Multiple sources confirm that Brett Kimberlin will not have to answer for perjury accusations involving documents in a lawsuit.  He clearly changed documents – with one version going to the court and another version going to Aaron Walker.

Maryland does not have a great track record of holding Kimberlin and his associates accountable for trying to shut people up.  But then, Team Free Speech has shown no willingness to shut up about Brett Kimberlin.



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