Koch Industries recently released a statement via the Wichita Eagle. Director of corporate communication for Koch Companies Public Sector, Melissa Cohlmia, wrote this article which was published by the Eagle the day before the Occupy Koch Town weekend of demonstrations, taking place now, were to begin. In addition, Charles Koch, owner of the privately held conglomerate, released emailed death threats the company has received in past months, also the day before the demonstrations began.
The story about the emails was the most read story on the Eagle’s website that day. The story went on to talk to about the Occupy Koch Town demonstrations, seemingly linking Occupy Wichita, which is one of several groups coordinating the events, and others to the threats. Occupy Wichita has made no such threats and no one has accused our group of doing so. Furthermore, we condemn these and any other threats. We are a non-violent group, which we should not have to state, considering we have never been accused of violent behavior.