First let me say this, I AM IN NO WAY DEFENDING THE ACTIONS OF WILLIE B! I just want to point out that one bad action negates every good thing you have ever done.
I listen to KPBI (one of the only rock stations left in the area), and over the last year the DJ Willie B has actually done some GOOD things for the area. He organized a cleanup of an area called Left Hand Canyon, an area with some good 4 wheeling, but now has become a illegal dumping site. Despite over 50 people coming out and filling a couple dumpsters and a bunch of pickups with trash, there was no real positive press about this event.
After a big fire in the mountains out side of Denver this past spring, Willie raised some $20,000 for the victims, but no one seemed to care.
Now then he goes and rounds up every "Bubba" in the state and trashes the wetlands above Neterland, one of my favorite 4 wheeling spots. Damn that makes me F$#^$^$ pissed! As a 4 wheeling community we have to BEG for good press and this guy threw all of his positive actions out the window in one afternoon. Granted he didn't act alone. there where 199 other morons with huge tires and small brains helping him out. But with media types looking to cover only controversial issues you better bet this was going to make the headlines.
Now I've read the other posts regarding this topic and I think we are all in agreement that this public figure (dare I say celebrity) screwed up big time. The question is now what do we do. If they throw the book at him, this will only give more ammunition to the "greennies" for their closed land campaign. However if they let him go, no justice has been served.
I'd personally like to charge him with the duty of rounding up a work party for a couple of weekends to fix the land he damaged. Willie B said that he would do what it takes to make things right. If he doesn't back up his word, let that a$$ hole fry!
My name is Ted, and I'm a Jeep-a-holic.