Threats issued to Frack Free Denton

Frack Free Denton has received two death threats.

Watching our community come together and work for a safer and healthier Denton has been an inspiration to us, and we believe Denton is a stronger city for it. The people we have met are passionate about banning fracking in Denton but we have met no one so passionate they would threaten to inflict harm to another.

This is not the case for the ban opposition. The oil and gas industry is known for bullying and threatening people. We were criticized because Earthworks accepted donations on behalf of Frack Free Denton, but this is exactly why some people who want to donate feel they must remain anonymous.

We feel the best way to handle these cowardly acts is turning the threats over to authorities and exposing the threats publicly.  Names will be given to the police but withheld here.

Threat one:
From:XXXXX
Sent: Thursday, October 09, 2014 8:41 PM
To:info@frackfreedenton.com
Subject: fracking

You people are socialist jerks.  DEATH TO YOU ALL.

Threat two:
I’M FOR SAVING THE PLANET BIT WITHIN REASON…AND NOT AT THE EXPENSE OF HUMANITY…MAKE AN IMPACT WHERE YOU CAN BE EFFECTIVE… 80% OF SOCIETY IS LAUGHING AT YOU AND IF YOU DID MANAGE TO STOP FRACING…WELL THAT 80% WOULD BURN YOU AT THE STAKE…AND I WOULD LIGHT THE FIRE
https://www.facebook.com/XXXXX

Here is some excellent advice on how to deal with intimidation from Western Organization or Resource Councils WORC:

If you are being intimidated, never forget why it is happening. It means you are doing good work, and that your opponents are desperate. It is a sign that you are taking actions which challenge the existing power relationships in your community, and that those with power want you to back off.