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Friday, August 14, 2020

Scarred by trauma and devoted to Trump, a man began mailing explosives to the president's critics on the eve of an election. Inside the race to catch him.



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What a story!
Well written, detailed, and still so fresh and relevant. In fact, thinking about how they found him, and what's going on with the Post Office today, I think we're going to lose that ability to refine a search for someone like this.

Thanks for posting this, Reinheitsgebot!

#1 | Posted by YAV at 2020-08-13 07:11 PM | Reply

But it was also during this bleak period that, in a sense, the Hunted Man found something he'd been waiting for ever since he was 6 years old. In his lawsuit against St. Stanislaus in 2013, the Hunted Man's lawyer described how his client was coping with his years of alleged abuse by listening obsessively to self-help tapes by Tony Robbins and Donald Trump. Ultimately, the Hunted Man would credit those self-help gurus with rescuing him from the abyss. As his lawyer put it, the Hunted Man "found in Donald Trump a sort of surrogate father."

This is exactly the kind of person Trump is popular with.
The kind of person who needs to be told it's not their fault.
The kind of person whose life is rooted in anger and impotent failure.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-08-13 07:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Sayoc's extremism followed almost the precise arc that for years had troubled national security officials who watched young men radicalized online by ISIS. But this time, the rhetoric wasn't coming from YouTube videos made in Syria and shared through encrypted chat rooms. Sayoc's poison had come right from the mouth of a US president, his allies, and the Facebook and Twitter posts that he'd consumed in the back of his white van.

Strong work, GOP!

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-08-13 07:59 PM | Reply

In their arguments to the judge, Sayoc's lawyers called him a "broken man" and pointed to his years of trauma, untreated mental illness, and drug use as aggravating factors. But, they argued, he likely would have never been driven to violence without all the MAGA rhetoric and hate speech. After his sentencing, Sayoc's congressional representative, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, released an even blunter summary of the case: "This president's words have consequences."

There is not a single Republican here who will acknowledge Trump is in any way responsible for what this man did.
Not even Eberly.

Strong work, GOP!

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-08-13 08:01 PM | Reply

Self-help tapes by Donald Trump?

No wonder he went bonkers.

#5 | Posted by Corky at 2020-08-14 07:35 PM | Reply

When his younger sister assessed his behavioral age at 17, I knew his fuses were missing for a reason.

#6 | Posted by LesWit at 2020-08-14 11:47 PM | Reply

" I knew his fuses were missing for a reason."

Yeah, he was a coward to the core. Just like Donald Trump.

Instilling fear to feel important. Just like Donald Trump.

A failure in business. Just like Donald Trump.

A failure in life. Just like Donald Trump.

A victim of his childhood. Just like Donald Trump.

A born loser. Just like Donald Trump.

#7 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-08-15 05:28 AM | Reply

Will trump be releasing his American chapter of ISIS sleeper cell soon to thwart the election since Vladi won't help him this time?

#8 | Posted by jvel777 at 2020-08-16 03:33 AM | Reply

Cesar Altieri Sayoc, another clown at children's birthday parties.

Who'da thunk it?

BTW, I checked the Federal prison in Marion, Illinois. Inmate #17781-104 is still there.

#9 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-08-16 05:35 AM | Reply

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