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Walker: ‘Extremists’ should be ‘prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law’
The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 7-12-13 | M. D. Kittle

Posted on 07/13/2013 7:30:09 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

MADISON – Gov. Scott Walker delivered a sternly worded statement Friday, demanding that environmental “extremists” disrupting preliminary work at a proposed northern Wisconsin mine site and destroying private property be held responsible for their actions.

“These extremists – who are disrupting work and causing harm to law-abiding employees – should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” Walker said of incidents last month.

No More: Gov. Scott Walker on Friday said he wants protesters who disrupted and threatened workers at a proposed mine site to be “prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.” The governor, who is fully behind the mine project, said the “laws of Wisconsin will be upheld.”

The governor noted an obscenity-laden video posted on Facebook by Andrea Ladenthin, a protester who joined anti-mine groups at the Penokee Range site in June.

As first reported by Wisconsin Reporter this week, a radical, anti-industrialization, environmental group known as Earth First! ostensibly boasted on a blog site about the cause of “making the preliminary stages of this mine as expensive as possible to send a clear message to financiers that this is an extremely risky investment.”

The blog recounted 15 protesters last month wearing bandanas for masks, building barricades to block police response to a planned protest. The blogger wrote that protesters jumped “on trucks and the collection tank and threw pieces of equipment like pickaxes, fire extinguishers, and shovels down the hillside into the thick of the woods. Fences were knocked over and broken and personal cigarettes were raided out of one of the company vehicles as workers and the manager stood in awe.”

The June 11 demonstration ended with the arrest of Katie Kloth, or Krow, as she’s referred to on anti-mining websites. Kloth is accused of taking a geologist’s cell phone and camera. She faces a felony charge of robbery with the use of force and misdemeanor charges of theft and two counts of criminal damage to property.

Gogebic Taconite LLC, the company that proposes developing a $1.5 billion iron ore mine in the region, was blasted by mine critics, including Democratic lawmakers, after hiring private security forces decked out in camouflage and armed with automatic weapons. GTAC, as the mine company is known, let the security firm go after it was learned the Arizona-based contractor did not have a license to operate in Wisconsin.

Environmentalists demand that the company should be punished, including penalties through the legal system.

Walker on Friday said, “The type of harassment and abuse we saw on the recent video of radical activists at Gogebic Taconite’s proposed mine site has no place in Wisconsin.”

Demonstrators showed up regularly at the Capitol in the past spring session voicing their concerns about a Republican-led bill that streamlines Wisconsin’s mine permit process through the state Department of Natural Resources. They vowed to fight any permitting effort after Walker signed the regulatory reform bill into law following passage of the bill in the Legislature.

GTAC is just beginning the permit process. Even if the company receives DNR approval, it still would have to go through the federal regulatory process, which promises to be lengthy.

“I appreciate the efforts of law enforcement in the area and spoke with the Iron County Sheriff to offer any assistance that may be needed going forward,” the governor said in the statement. “The laws of Wisconsin will be upheld.”

TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: democrats; earthfirst; enviromentalists; green; ironmine; mining; moonbats; property; protests; radicals; taconite

1 posted on 07/13/2013 7:30:09 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; ...

Walker warns iron mine extremists

FReep Mail if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.

2 posted on 07/13/2013 7:31:35 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Now if Gov Brewer would only do the same to the Arizona Copper mine extremists

3 posted on 07/13/2013 7:34:13 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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4 posted on 07/13/2013 7:48:39 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Breaking News: Hillary not running in 2016. Brain tumor found during recent colonoscopy...)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
The same should apply to the violent pro-murder-by-abortion protestors insurrectionists at the Texas State Capitol, as well as the fifth-column lamestream media (including local leftist TV stations) whose reports are nothing more than sympathy for and advocacy of such activities.
5 posted on 07/13/2013 7:51:29 AM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Good stand, poor wording. “Criminals” is more appropriate. I wonder if Walker is going to start putting himself out onto the national scene a little more.

6 posted on 07/13/2013 7:52:37 AM PDT by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: Carl Vehse

Feminine hygiene products among items confiscated at Texas Capitol

“Officers told CNN they had also confiscated used feminine products, as well as bottles of urine and feces”

Leftists invented the turd amendment and the right to bear feces.

7 posted on 07/13/2013 8:01:07 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
One of the crimes the gentle and caring eco-nuts have committed has been to slice a hydraulic line, letting all the horrible fluid drain into the earth they worship.
8 posted on 07/13/2013 8:18:36 AM PDT by (How many more children must die on the altar of "gun free zones"?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic; All

‘Green’ is the new ‘Red.’

Any of us who lived through the 18 months of non-stop protesting and harrassment in Madistan, WI have no time for any of this. Any of these freaks, no matter WHAT they are protesting, need to take it down a few hundred notches.

Normal people percieve you as dangerous, destructive nutjobs. You are not supporting your argument in any way, shape or form with these crimal actions.

And I only type this because they won’t listen to me, anyway, LOL!

9 posted on 07/13/2013 8:29:03 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Here is a link to a video of the confrontation posted by said Andrea Ledenthin.

WARNING: Foul language, Seems the creeps only know a couple of words, both filthy.


Here is her page. She's a 25 y/o loser.


Andrea Ladenthin
(715) 266-2180
N7442 State Highway 70
Winter, WI 54896-0000

In case you'd like to say hello.

10 posted on 07/13/2013 9:49:56 AM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: TurboZamboni

Leftists invented the turd amendment and the right to bear feces.

LOL. Best line of the day! I wish I had a warning though before Pepsi shot out of my nose!

11 posted on 07/13/2013 7:14:44 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (AMNESTY BY ANY OTHER NAME IS STILL A PIG WITH LIPSTICK)
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