“Your Time is coming.”
“Your days are over.”
“Hug your loved ones real close everytime U leave your home.”
Those are just some of the more than 240 threats pipe bomb and alleged terror suspect Cesar Sayoc sent to his targets, at least 50 prominent Democrats, liberals, and media outlets, via Twitter, according to CNN.
Twitter, which was notified only twice, did nothing to stop him.
“Sometimes he attached photos to his threats, including pictures of decapitated goats, photos of the homes and families of those he was threatening and a tarot card of a skeleton on horseback over the caption ‘death.’ He frequently suggested that the people he was tweeting at would vanish in the Everglades, not far from where he lived in Florida,” CNN’s “KFile” team, headed by Andrew Kaczynski, reports. “Sayoc would repeatedly tweet about the subjects of his threats often sending the same threat a dozen times in a row.”
Some of the threats included photos of his targets’ homes, with their street address printed across the images.
“In May he tweeted pictures of [George] Soros’ home and with the address typed over the photo nine times in a row. The following month he posted pictures of Rep. Maxine Waters’ home and wrote, ‘See you soon.’ Both were eventually mailed suspicious packages allegedly tied to Sayoc.”
In September Sayoc “tweeted a photo at Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of her home along with photos of her family. ‘A Promise we will see you real soon. Hug loved one everytime you leave your home,’ Sayoc tweeted. He proceeded to tweet six more threats at Warren.”
Sayoc “would repeatedly tweet about the subjects of his threats often sending the same threat a dozen times in a row,” CNN notes, adding that one target, Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg was “sent at least four threats.”
But for all the time he spent on social media, Sayoc apparently didn’t learn much.
“More flipped garbage bye liberal left media everyone of their building needs to be eliminated torched,” he tweeted at The Onion, a site well-known as satirical.
Many Twitter users, according to CNN, have come to accept that the company just will not do anything to appropriately moderate the platform, so they don’t even bother trying to report threats.
“CNN anchor Don Lemon and CNN contributor Ana Navarro both said that Twitter is so bad with dealing with reports of threats made against them, that they rarely report it.”
Fore their part, Twitter tells CNN, “violent threats, targeted abuse, and hateful conduct are against our rules. This type of content does not enable or empower speech and has no place on our service.”
And while that sounds like the social media platform means business, in reality not only did it refuse to permanently shut down conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ account, but reportedly when company operatives finally moved to do so, they were overruled by CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey, who had previously defended Jones.
Dorsey this summer told NBC News’ Lester Holt that when Jones posted a tweet calling on people to to “criminally” use “battle rifles,” he put Jones in a “time out.” Ultimately, after Twitter users started a boycott, the company suspended him for a week, before finally permanently banning the conspiracy theorist and purveyor of hate.
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DOJ Refuses to Prosecute GOP Senator Accused of Dumping Stocks in Post-Coronavirus Briefing Insider Trading Scandal
Bill Barr’s Dept. of Justice has closed the file on U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler, refusing to prosecute the Republican from Georgia accused of insider trading. Loeffler, who is in an increasingly desperate election bid, was accused of selling millions of dollars in stocks after receiving confidential information on the impending coronavirus pandemic before it tanked the markets.
The FBI was looking into stock trades of Sen. Loeffler, along with those of Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Sen. Richard Burr (D-NC). All investigations except for the one into Senator Burr have been dropped, The Wall Street Journal reports.
All three Senators whose cases were dropped have said their investment advisors made the trades without their prior knowledge.
Loeffler was appointed to her seat in January by Gov. Brian Kemp to complete the term of Senator Johnny Isakson, who resigned. She is down in the polls. Her husband, Jeffrey Sprecher, is the chairman of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). He gave Trump’s Super PAC a $1 million check last week. The couple reportedly have donated $3.2 million to political campaigns, mostly Republican.
“Loeffler and her husband sold 27 stocks between January 24 and February 14 at a value of $1.28 million and $3.1 million, according to Senate financial disclosure records,” CNN reported in March. “They also purchased three stocks for between $450,000 to $1 million, including shares in Citrix, a software company used for teleconferencing that’s one of the few that’s gained value amid the coronavirus outbreak.”
Her husband “recently acquired as much as $415,000 in stock in DuPont de Nemours, a chemical company that manufactures protective equipment in exceedingly high demand because of the coronavirus pandemic,” the AP reported last month.
‘Effective Immediately’: Amy Cooper Terminated After Calling 911 to Claim a Black Man Was ‘Threatening My Life’
Amy Cooper has lost her job (permanently), her dog (at least temporarily), and her anonymity after she decided to threaten a Black man with calling 911 and telling police he was threatening her life. She fulfilled that threat, and it was recorded.
Christian Cooper, the Black man who recorded the video that’s gone viral and was the target of Amy Cooper’s apparently unfounded threat, said he stood up to her Monday morning because he refused to be intimidated.
The Washington Post reports Amy Cooper’s employer had placed her on administrative leave Monday. Franklin Templeton, a well-known investment firm, has reviewed the video and terminated her, “effective immediately.”
Christian Cooper, 57, is a Harvard grad, a science editor, and a “birder.” All he wanted from Amy was to follow the law and leash her dog to prevent him from destroying the grounds in Central Park, which is home to many birds.
It was a simple request.
“I’m not interested in repercussions,” Christian told The Post. “It’s unfortunate what happened. There was definitely a lapse in judgment. But she put the dog on the leash, and I don’t need to see anything else happen to her.”
Many on social media, citing examples, noted that calling the police on a Black man and claiming he is threatening you can be an invitation to have him shot. Amy acknowledged that fact in her apology Monday night.
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In a tweet incorporating the President’s campaign slogan Miller, who is married to top Trump advisor and white nationalist Stephen Miller, also announced she is pregnant. She oddly linked it all to Trump’s “Transition to Greatness” re-election theme.
Back at work today after three NEGATIVE COVID tests. Thank you to all my amazing doctors and everyone who reached out with support. I couldn’t have done it without my amazing husband who took great care of his pregnant wife. #TransitionToGreatness
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