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Mark Conditt was a terrorist: Religious zealot, anti-LGBT, anti-reproductive rights, played wargames with other religious zealots, then murdered people in the #AustinBombing.…
Elliot Rodger, the #IslaVista murdered, was also a terrorist. Identified by @splcenter as the first "alt-right" terrorist. Rodger participated in a broad community dedicated to violent racist fantasies about women.
Dylann Roof was a terrorist. He participated in online communities dedicated to spreading racist hate, fear, and conspiracy. Then he murdered 9 black people in Charleston.…
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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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