On June 5th, 2012, Paul Lemmen, a blogger at an Ex -Con’s View, made this blog post.
So you want to play games, show where I live, our car , etc. in an attempt to silence me?
Here is where I live:
4071 76th Ave, No. Apt. 6,
Pinellas Park, FL 33871.
Got any questions idiots? Come get me!
I had some questions.
Paul Lemmen was a small blogger 6 months ago, but not at An Ex-Con’s View. It was a different site called, The Right Planet (which is a good, reputable site that unfortunately got ensnared in Paul Lemmen’s world.) Paul Lemmen posed as a blogger named Willem VanBever (screen name Poison To Libs)- a black Georgian doctor who retired wealthy after his invention of Imodium. But tragedy befell Dr. VanBever. 7 months ago he developed stage 4 pancreatic cancer, and gifts and donations were accepted by Willem VanBever in care of Barb Lemmen at Paul Lemmen’s Florida address. Lemmen disappeared when discovered.
Two weeks later an Ex-Con’s View was born. Not realizing that this was Lemmen’s new site I began linking to some posts that were e-mailed to our tips line. When a reader pointed out that this was Poison To Libs I e-mailed Lemmen and informed him that iOTW could no longer link and that redemption required a bit more time than a few weeks. He understood.
Lemmen continued to blog, which is his right, and I would see some links here and there. The day I decided it was my duty to speak up was the day that Instapundit linked:
AN UNSUCCESSFUL INTIMIDATION ATTEMPT. This probably wasn’t a Kimberlin lackey. But next time, photograph the photographer. And his license plate.
Glenn Reynolds, I’m sure, is not fully aware of who Paul Lemmen was/is. I’m positive he would not have linked to this blog post had he known the full Lemmen story.
Since June 5th I’ve been very vocal about the wisdom of allowing Paul Lemmen to inject himself into the epicenter of the SWATtings as a right-wing operative. That could only end badly.
And it has -
The following are notes that were taken during a phone call I made this afternoon.The person I am talking to is Linda, the person who answers the phone at Carolwood Apartments (Lemmen’s residence.)
Keep in mind, I talked with Linda earlier last week. I called today to verify the information I learned, that is why my questions sound leading. I’m repeating back to her information that she already told me.
Carolwood, How may I help you?
BFH: Is this the person I talked to last week about the article I sent to you about the photgraphing of the apartments?
Oh, yes, uh huh.
BFH: Oh, you do remember me? I don’t know what to call you. I’m sorry, I never asked your name.
Oh, okay, it’s Linda.
BFH: Hi, Linda, this is uh, the person again, just following up. Regarding your superintendent. who informed Paul Lemmen that it was indeed the city that were burying the wires underground and that was the reason they were photographing, do I have that right?
Linda: Yes, uh huh.
BFH: One thing I’m not clear on, who initiated the contact between who? Did Paul ask the superintendent or did the superintendent just come out and tell Paul about the photographing?
Linda: Okay, to my knowledge after my conversation with the superintendent, he told me Paul asked him, “what was going on, did you see those people photographing my apartment. He then explained what he knew about the city doing work, or preparing to do work.
BFH: And they were photographing everyone’s apartment in the entire complex…
BFH: …. as surveyors preparing to bury the overhead electric system underground.
BFH: I wished I knew if Paul published this before he knew, or after he was told… but I guess it doesn’t matter because he never updated his post.
Linda: I’m not sure of the date.
BFH: either way he should have updated his post. These weren’t guys out to get him.
Linda: True. Exactly.
BFH: Well, Linda, I feel bad calling you and bringing you into this..
Linda: I don’t mind giving information that is helpful… and accurate.
BFH: Ya, accurate. That’s the bottom line. Thank you. If anything else develops I hope you don’t mind me giving you a quick call.
Linda: Oh sure, sure. Just give me a call…
BFH: I’m not going to publish this. I’m just gathering information. Well, (laughs) I may publish it, or something, one day that says from my information, with the photographs, the story didn’t happen that way.
Linda: Alright, that’s not effecting me or harming me or anyone in any way… I don’t have a problem with it.
BFH: Well, Paul’s a good guy… he’s not gonna… right, I mean you’re friends. it’s not like he’s going… it’s not going to effect your friendship, is what I’m saying.
Linda: Oh, no no. absolutely.
BFH: Okay, great.
Oh, What is the superintendent’s first name, not his full name. just the first name.
BFH: I just want to know so I can tell Paul that I know what I’m talking about, that there was a very innocent explanation for what the circumstances were surrounding this photographer taking pictures.
BFH: Thank you, Linda, I hope the weather down there is as good as it is here.
Linda: Oh, no. We’re in the middle of some tornado warnings.
BFH: Oh, geez. Sorry, but what else is new in Florida.
Linda: Right… (laughs) Okay. Have a great day.
BFH: You too. Bye.
I take no glee in posting this. I have no hatred for Paul, no axe to grind, and no agenda other than to warn people that Paul cannot help himself. He admits that he is in therapy. I want him to be healthy and happy. Enabling doesn’t do that.
If people keep encouraging Paul he is going to do something a lot worse than just lying about being “intimidated into silence” by stalkers. I do not want to see him end up back in jail, or worse, because online “friends” think this redemption is a cool story, so they are going to declare Paul redeemed.