Skip to comments.Letter endorsing anti-fracking violence penned by author of ballot issue to hike oil-and-gas tax
Posted on 04/29/2017 2:56:29 PM PDT by george76
Boulder - Remember that unsuccessful attempt in the legislature to toughen penalties for vandalizing oil and gas equipment? Childs play.
It turns out the author of a letter to the editor in Boulders Daily Camera that got a national media mention last week for appearing to endorse outright violence against fracking operations is the author of a pending statewide ballot issue to hike Colorados severance tax on oil and gas production.
Reached by phone today, Andrew OConnor, of Lafayette, unapologetically reiterated his hardline stance ...
I wouldnt have a problem with a sniper shooting one of the workers at a drilling site, OConnor said, noting that he is not threatening violence himself or calling on anyone to engage in it.
OConnor also touted his severance tax ballot issue, whose title was approved by the state earlier this month. Its backers can begin petitioning for enough voters signatures to land the measure on the fall ballot.
The proposal doubles the states statutory 2 percent-to-5 percent tax rate on oil and gas production to up to 10 percent.
(Excerpt) Read more at coloradopolitics.com ...
Can you point that out? I seemed to have missed it.
There’s nothing that can be done for him.
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and a spring snowstorm in Colorado Saturday postponed a Man-made global warming / climate march in Colorado . The official low temperature was negative 10 degrees at the time, according to the National Weather Service.
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Federal anti-terrorism agents should drag this filth out of his mom’s basement by the hair.
The ends justify the mean to these people.... Just like Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Castro, PolPot, etc etc......
Let me guess, he drives his fossil fueled vehicle home at night and thinks he is a hero for calling for the death of men who worked hard all day to fill his gas tank.
I feel sorry for God for having to explain to such idiots why they are going to Hell.
As a retired oil & gas worker, I would have no problem if the Feds dragged this POS off to jail. Or better yet, a sniper takes HIS azz out. I personally don’t condone “violence” or encourage others to do so; but IF someone should take him out, the first round of beer at the local pub is on me.
I believe fracking is murder.
But he apparently has no problem with actual murder.
There are a lot of abandoned mine shafts, caves and deep crevices between boulders
in the mountainous areas of Boulder county.
Sorry for the off topic post! ;-)
I'm thinking people in glass houses.....
About a foot of snow here today in the mountains west of Denver.
Read the fourth (4th) paragraph.... Right there inside quotation marks.
Is this the suspect?
Arrest by the Secret Service
On February 13, 2003, Andrew J. O’Connor was arrested by the Secret Service and Santa Fe police at the St. John’s College library in Santa Fe, New Mexico for allegedly making threatening remarks about President George W. Bush. He was released after five hours and no charges were ever filed, but his arrest sparked widespread debate about the extent of the Patriot Act.
On July 25, 2006, Mr. O’Connor filed a lawsuit under 42 USC §1983 in the District Court of New Mexico against St. John’s College and other defendants claiming deprivations of his civil liberties because of a conspiracy between defendants for warrantless and surreptitious surveillance of his private email communications under the Patriot Act in violation of the Fourth Amendment. The case was dismissed on August 9, 2007. Mr. O’Connor appealed to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals where the appeal was denied on August 18, 2008 on the grounds that it was time-barred.  He then appealed the case to the U.S Supreme Court, but the petition for a writ of certiorari was denied on March 9, 2009.
Problems with the Florida Bar and Santa Fe Public Defender’s Office
Andrew O’Connor was admitted to the Florida Bar on November 11, 1990. He was involved in an automobile accident on April 30, 1992 which incapacitated him both mentally and physically, and he was placed on the inactive list.
He was hired at the Santa Fe Public Defender’s Office in July 2002. In January 2003, he filed an application for a limited law license with the Supreme Court of New Mexico representing that he was in good standing with the Florida Bar and attaching a copy of his Florida Bar card which showed his status as “inactive”. The Supreme Court of New Mexico initially issued him a limited license, but they revoked it when the discrepancy was discovered and they contacted the Florida Bar, which instituted proceedings against O’Connor. Mr. O’Connor was fired by the Santa Fe Public Defender’s Office in January 2003 after the issue came to light.
Mr. O’Connor brought a 42 USC §1983 suit against the Florida Bar in the District Court of New Mexico, but the suit was dismissed for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction. He appealed, and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, in a decision dated September 1, 2006, upheld the dismissal based on Eleventh Amendment immunity, because the Florida Bar is an arm of the Supreme Court of Florida. The Supreme Court of Florida, in a decision dated October 19, 2006, decided not to disbar him, but imposed a one-year period of disqualification on his petition for reinstatement..
Andrew J. O’Connor is currently working as a law clerk and is part of the legal team that brought suit for US$1.3 million against the City of Denver on behalf of Juan Vasquez, a Hispanic teenager who was injured by Denver police officers.. O’Connor was quoted as saying: “If this was a white kid in Boulder, it wouldn’t have gone down the way it went down”. Mr. O’Connor was interviewed about the case by Denver CBS 4 reporter Jodi Brooks on May 16, 2008. When the City of Denver in its response to the lawsuit stated that the police officer’s actions were “reasonable force”, Mr. O’Connor asked: “How is it self-defense when a kid is on the ground getting stomped on? And how does a kid lose a kidney with reasonable force?” In October 2008, the case was settled for $885,000.
Good work! Looks like you’ve detailed the history of yet another liberal mental case.
And another TV story on the guy:
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