Pipe Bombs

Matt Rainey, News Reporter

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On Oct. 24, 2018, fourteen pipe bombs were sent to various people who have been associated with the democratic party. The two main democrats targeted where former president Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton. Although the bombs did not make it to the various democrats, people were still worried about who could have possibly done this.

  Cesar Sayoc, a 56-year-old man from Aventura, Florida, is going to court facing up 48 years in prison if found guilty.

  The devices he sent were intercepted as Sayoc sent them via U.S. mail system. The devices did not detonate when intercepted, so no one was injured.

  From Sayocs previous convictions it is not surprising that he is the number one suspect. In 2002 he was arrested after the Miami police said he threatened to bomb a power company, and he told them it would be worse than September 11th.

  It also is evident that he could be the possible suspect due to his political beliefs, as one of his tweets said, “Go Trump Trump Trump hey Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. And Eric Himpton Holder Sr. Stick your BS all crap you talk where the sun doesn’t shine. We will meet your threats right to your face soon. Not option we will soon. Hug loved ones real close we aren’t one.” His views towards the democratic party and previous convictions help official’s belief that he did commit this crime.

  As Sayoc goes to court on Oct. 29, 2018, in the southern district of Florida, he will be facing five federal crimes: Illegal mailing of explosives, threats against former presidents and other persons, interstate transportation of an explosive, threatening interstate communications and assaulting current and former federal officers.

  From the various crimes directed towards these people, and the previous crimes he has committed, many people hope he will be in prison for a long time. Not only for the sake of the safety of the American people but also to stop any other thoughts of terrorism.

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