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Old 12 March 2018, 17:20
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Austin explosions

Three package bombs in ten days; two were today. Two killed, two injured. First two were left at homes of black families. Third was a Hispanic family. (APD Chief) Manley said the U.S. Postal Service confirmed that its carriers had not delivered the package in Monday's explosion. And while police are checking with other delivery services, including Amazon, UPS and FedEx, Manley said it appeared the packages were not delivered through traditional services.

And just to make things interesting, the SXSW conference is going on this week. The scanner feed is going nuts right now with suspicious package calls.

APD "can't rule out" that these are hate crimes. The kid killed this morning was apparently active in the community, a real helping, caring kid, so that seems to rule out gang activity.

Package bombs in Austin. WTH?

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Old 12 March 2018, 18:09
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Just fucking great...

Prayers for the deceased and wounded, and this ends now.
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Old 12 March 2018, 18:17
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Whoever's doing this, I hope they run them to ground rapidly. I'd say the cops are in overdrive out there right now.
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Old 12 March 2018, 19:43
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Whoever's doing this, I hope they run them to ground rapidly. I'd say the cops are in overdrive out there right now.
Yup. Hope so. No matter what there will be a shitload of conspiracy theories.
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Old 12 March 2018, 19:49
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We are just hoping these aren't "test runs" before SXSW that starts tomorrow.
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Old 12 March 2018, 21:26
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Forgot about SXSW starting this weekend. Hope this is someone leveling the score with folks and not some even crazier nut randomly delivering bombs for shits and giggles. Tracking his deliveries are going to be more difficult now that Amazon is using Uber/Lyft to make deliveries. Its no longer considered odd to see POV's stopping and dropping stuff off.

Good hunting to those out there looking.
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Old 12 March 2018, 21:41
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Some left wing SOB steering up Hate Crime's
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Old 12 March 2018, 21:42
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Forgot about SXSW starting this weekend. Hope this is someone leveling the score with folks and not some even crazier nut randomly delivering bombs for shits and giggles. Tracking his deliveries are going to be more difficult now that Amazon is using Uber/Lyft to make deliveries. Its no longer considered odd to see POV's stopping and dropping stuff off.

Good hunting to those out there looking.
holy shit!?!? This is news to me. That seems rather dangerous.
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Old 12 March 2018, 22:42
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holy shit!?!? This is news to me. That seems rather dangerous.
Same day, and often next day, deliveries are by my contractor drivers and not professional services.
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Old 12 March 2018, 23:04
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Yep, there are two threads in /r/Austin about this, and someone who is a contractor pointed that out. No car markings, no uniform. He said some of them wear traffic vests, but those are a dime a dozen.
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I get Amazon deliveries at our office all the time from people in normal clothes. That's the new norm. I don't know why this happened but I'm pretty sure everyone's working their asses off to figure it out. The coming days will be interesting.
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So, any further word or is this just hate-hoax #2334398 down the memory hole? S/F....Ken M
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Well there are multiple people dead. That's not a hoax. Suspect and motive unknown.
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Old 15 March 2018, 21:38
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APD is still working the case, but either they're keeping quiet about it, or there are no real leads.
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Well there are multiple people dead. That's not a hoax. Suspect and motive unknown.
You're right, false flag is better terminology on my part. The hoax part is the motivation of the attacker. S/F....Ken M
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Old 15 March 2018, 22:12
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Since when are bombings lounge material?
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Package bombings (and like sorts of homicides) often make for tricky investigations. The impersonal nature of the crime makes bombings more complicated than traditional homicide investigative processes. Often times only one of the victims is truly targeted, motive-wise, other vics are often misdirection to throw off suspicion (hard motive to figure out)...now add the problem that the victims are not always the intended targets. If you want to kill someone and get away with it, kill someone that you have zero reason to kill. That is often the case with package bombings.

So...could take a while. Hell, it took a family member to turn in Ted Kazoo...Kzazxmineriksy...Kockamamie...K...er...the Unabomber.
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Old 15 March 2018, 22:59
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Definitely could be a false flag type thing in keeping with the fake hate crime trend. But I don't think there's been any communication from the suspect yet or at least nothing released.
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Old 16 March 2018, 09:54
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Package bombings (and like sorts of homicides) often make for tricky investigations.... Often times only one of the victims is truly targeted, motive-wise, other vics are often misdirection to throw off suspicion (hard motive to figure out)...now add the problem that the victims are not always the intended targets.
I was asking my buddy that lives in Central Texas area yesterday if there was anything new going on with the bombinga and local news has nothing. The tactic stated above has definitely been used before, it takes resources and investgators a long time to figure out. Or a good witness coming forward.


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Old 17 March 2018, 20:04
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We have a call type equating to a "suspicious package" and up until recently I've only heard this call go out a handful of times.

Since these events have been transpiring in Austin I have been hearing these calls going out multiple times a day, sometimes a couple going on at the same time. To the extent of my knowledge none have amounted to anything yet.
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