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I will never understand the reason to paint killers as meek and quiet. They killed people...I don't care if they were polite at home.
How can you be from a "tight-knit family" when your family obviously had no idea what was going on?
The idea that you have to be attached to a larger ideology to be considered a "terrorist" is ridiculous. If you're mailing bombs to people, that's terrorism.
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THREAD: 1/The #AustinBombings story is a fluid situation with a lot of updates and changes. There's been some confusion around what is happening — so here's everything we know right now. #txlege #texas
2/ What has happened so far? Five bombs have exploded — leaving two dead and several others injured. Here are photos from a vigil for a 17-year-old victim. #txlege #AustinBombings
3/ What kind of bombs are being used? Some were packages left at doorsteps. Sunday’s explosion appears to have been triggered by a tripwire mechanism. We don't know the materials yet. #AustinBombings
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(1) Short thread about mail bombs.📭📩💥💥

PLEASE be careful if you are in Austin, TX or anywhere in the US.

3 attacks in 2 weeks:
>March 2: 1 killed: 39yo man
>March 12: (Today) 1 killed (17yo boy), 1 woman injured
>March 12: 1 injured: 74yo woman, in critical condition
(2) Police are right to call them package explosions not mail bombs because each bomb was dropped off by someone not connected to the mail service or any courier company.

However, I think #MailBomb is a more recognizable term.
(3) In February, Don Jr's wife Vanessa Trump opened a letter containing white powder 4 other people were targeted by the same alleged offender, who is now in custody awaiting trial.

The baseball shooting & many "near miss" incidents in the last 2 years.
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