Meet William Robert Brinkerhoff: Your local right wing gentrifying squatbusting oil millionaire
More than a month after the DPD raid on the squat at 27th and Bryant, one part of the story has still not been told. The cops were clearly a bunch of scumbags in what they did, along with the courts that were, until recently planning to prosecute people with FELONY burglary charges. But neither entity would have been able to do what they did legally without the go ahead from the property's owner... and he's a piece of work himself.
His name is William Robert Brinkerhoff and he's got something for everyone to hate. He owns numerous properties in Jefferson Park including the “fine Mexican dining restaurant” La Loma (price of nachos: $9.50) showing a clear gentrification for profit agenda. He is a Certified Public Accountant with the firm Brinkerhoff and Revenig, performing audits for the city. He has worked as a Facility Coordinator for Los Alamos National Lab (the birthplace of the atomic bomb). He donated thousands of dollars to conservative groups like the Republican Party and Swift Boat Vets for Truth. And he comes from a huge old oil family, which has spread roots across Texas and the whole Rocky Mountain region. He is the president of at least three oil or resource extraction companies (Westerngulf Exploration Co., Inc; Southern Crown Ltd.; and the Brinkerhoff Drilling Company) all headquarted in the area. And don't forget that he's the kind of person that's ok with having people locked up on felony charges for nothing more than trying to find shelter in a property he allowed to sit vacant. He is, by anyone standards, a complete pile of shit (not to mention a proud member of the 1%... #OD, are you listening?). His exact whereabouts are difficult to figure out, though most of his business ventures are headquartered in Sedalia, CO, and if pipl were really interested in finding out more on him, they most likely could. Either way, he deserves to be known as a terrible human being not just as a landlord but in every area of his life, and must understand that his role in the persecution means that his other jerk moves will not go unnoticed around here.