By The Way, There's A Serial Bomber In Austin, Texas

Submitted by: daegog 8 months ago in News & Politics


An excerpt from the Los Angeles Times:

Police have linked three package bombings that have killed two residents in Austin, Texas, over the last 10 days, raising fears that a serial bomber is targeting the city as hundreds of thousands of festival-goers flock to town for South by Southwest.

Two of the bombings happened in residential areas in the eastern half of the city on Monday morning, not at the festival, and police have not identified a suspect or given a possible motive as federal officials joined the investigation.

"We are not ruling anything out at this point," Police Chief Brian Manley said at a televised news conference. "We're imploring the community, if you know anything about these attacks, it is imperative that you come forward and let us know. We have innocent people getting hurt across this community."

There are 33 comments:
Male 2,755
Once again most of you miss the point and blame it on the bomb. Its a tool (a highly regulated tool) instead of blaming the person that constructed the bomb and planted it. This may well be just some raciest thug or it could just be a crazy person (most likely sense it takes a crazy person to do this) or it could be some one trying to cover up a murder with like murders, have none of you ever watched TV.
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Male 1,634
I have two sisters who live in Austin, so this is concerning.  Will have to keep an eye on things.  Both my sisters know about it and know not to touch any suspicious packages and have no children, so they should be safe.  Still very concerning.
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Male 5,685
waldo863 Hope all is well in Austin for you and your sisters.
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Male 1,634
kalron27 So far so good.
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Male 5,685
This is actually pretty scary.  I'm glad it is getting out to the public now, hopefully that will make people more alert.

I read the interview with the neighbor of the first victim, pretty horrific.

They caught the serial shooter in FL using security cams, hopefully something can be done similar here.
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kalron27 - how was the serial shooter using security cameras?
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Male 7,264
Some angry Nazibro decided to bomb some folks is my guess.

We can only hope he doesn't scale up operations.
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Male 276
daegog More like a George Soros plant getting paid 35,000 to advance the police state and take away citizens rights and privacy.
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Male 10,128
Hey, Bomb-making is illegal. Thus this could not possibly happen.
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Male 13,270
megrendel Do you think he bought his bomb at walmart? 
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Male 1,634
holygod Probably bought most if not all of the materials at Wal-Mart, HEB, Lowe's or Home Depot, yes.
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Male 10,128
holygod Do you think he bought his bomb at Walmart?

Actually, you can.

I can make an explosive using three common materials, only one of which is the least bit difficult to obtain. (the production is tricky, but with proper care it's very safe)

Walmart not only has any combination of substance that can be combined in the correct quantities and correct manner to make an explosive, they sell outright explosive material.

And they are not unique...pretty much any hardware, grocery or department store will yield the same results.
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Male 946
megrendel And how many bomb related deaths do we have per capita?

Doesn't seem like we suffer a lot of bomb deaths despite the access, but I don't see that much recent data. That could be due to the difficulty of purchasing an explosive.
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Male 10,128
mischeif954 That could be due to the difficulty of purchasing an explosive.

What difficulty is that?  It's as easy to buy an explosive as it is to buy ammo. (Can you tell me which component of ammo is explosive and can be purchased in bulk for use of re-loading?)
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Male 946
megrendel By explosive, poor wording on my part, I meant a ready made device rather than materials used to make an IED it's difficult for just anybody to get their hands on a hand grenade, dynamite, or C4, opposed to purchasing an assembled gun.
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Male 10,128
mischeif954 Well, be more specific while you move the goalpost....

And it's not as if a device is hard to make a device. 

Once made my own using the aforementioned chemicals, some J-B Weld (Wal-mart Auto Parts Department, $6.98) and a toy rocket ignitor (Wal-mart Toy Department $5.49).


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Male 779
But........it was a bomb-free zone!
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Male 18,342
We had our Catholic separatists, our radicalized Muslims, but at least we don't blow shit up out of pure malice and mischief.
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6,903
well, its a good thing that the new gun laws will stop this.
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Male 13,270
dm2754 Absolutely. Because that is what all people who want sensible gun regulation say, it will end all murder of any kind. 

After the government mandated that all cars must have airbags when planes crashed people probably thought, fuck of a lot of good the airbags do.
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6,903
holygod once again you have to go off topic to make a point 
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Male 13,270
dm2754 We're talking about a bombing and your brought up gun control. I'm the one that went off topic?
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6,903
holygod god you're so stupid. I would explain it to you but we all know you can't put two and two together   
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Male 13,270
dm2754 nope, sorry numb nuts. What you said was fucking retarded. Falsely claim yourself to be intellectually superior if you want to. It works for monkwarrior.
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Female 6,692
dm2754 everyone should just put "no bombs" signs up.  Done! :)
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Male 18,342
melcervini what you need is a good guy with a bomb. Arm the teachers with suicide vests and command detonated mines.
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Male 10,128
Draculya Hey, I could see the tactical advantage to a few of these in the front yard.

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Female 6,692
Draculya I say we take off and nuke the site from space... its the only way to be sure.
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Male 18,342
melcervini Hold on a second. This installation has a substantial dollar value attached to it.
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Male 1,864
dm2754 It's Texas. The newest gun law probably requires people to own a gun. But you can rest easy knowing whoever is murdering minorities also has a gun for when the police find him. Blue lives matter n all...
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