You know who scares me? It’s not the trolls on the internet. It’s the local loons.
I got a weird demand from some guy named Terry Dean Nemmers (for some reason, he calls himself “Terry Dean, Nemmers” — I’ll refer to him as Comma from now on). This was sent to me and many other people at UMM, but it’s really irrelevant to me, since he’s going to have to go through campus police and the administration to get any of those things he is requesting. But he’s clearly been fed well on Fox News to direct his hatred at me.
Chapter 13 data request – Email me the 13.82 Comprehensive Law Enforcement Data. Subd. 7. Criminal investigative data for the incident involving PZ Myers, associate professor at UMM. Email me the incident reports, handwriting samples, audio files and the referral to the prosecutor for prosecution. It shocks the conscience that UMM personnel would incite others to engage in censorship and criminal activity, isn’t it?
Oh, and in case you intentionally forgot, you are currently illegally withholding (censorship, right?) the following public data: 1. Names of all UMM personnel 2. Salaries of all UMM personnel (In dollars and cents – if coded provide key to code) 3. Incident reports for the 09-05-13 botched West Central SWAT raid (publicity stunt) at America’s Best Value Inn in Glenwood. You remember: The willful misuse of municipal, county, state and federal funds on a wild goose chase for Andrew Dikken.
Terry Dean, Nemmers
The scary bit is that second paragraph. Comma has a bug up his butt about an incident that happened over a year ago, and which I had nothing to do with, and only found out about through this email.
Apparently, the campus police and several local counties have a mutual agreement to support a single SWAT team for the region — which makes some sense. We shouldn’t duplicate a rarely used resource, and combining this effort to support a couple of thinly populated counties sounds smart to me.
Comma doesn’t like this. Why, I don’t know.
He is obsessed with an incident in which this SWAT team was deployed to try and arrest a murderer, Andrew Dikken, in Glenwood. He wasn’t there. He was later caught and convicted of a rather callous double murder. Not a nice guy. He’s in prison now.
Why Comma is concerned about the one failed arrest attempt is a mystery. Why he thinks UMM has anything to do with it (Glenwood is about a half hour away from us) is another mystery. Why he’s tagging me in his pursuit of this story is baffling.
But I do know one thing: Comma is a convicted felon and gun kook.
So that’s what I worry about. Not some guy in Florida screaming on the interwebs, but our very own local right wing lunatics living in my back yard.
At least I know what Comma looks like — he has a ranty youtube channel. He also has a website he calls Lion News, which is an incoherent scattershot mess that he calls a “grassroots media outlet”. It’s terribly written, and he claims to be a UMM graduate — I stared and stared at his article on the UMM “scandal”, as he calls it, and it makes no sense at all. It’s a pixel salad.
America, land of the kooks. These people are everywhere.