The Facts Of The Mail Bomber Case Don’t Add Up

The Facts Of The Mail Bomber Case Don’t Add Up, by William Craddick. More problems…

Photos of Sayoc’s sticker-covered van have been distributed widely in news reports and on social media. Strangely, no stickers are found on the paint or bumpers of the vehicle. There are no signs that the van was vandalized in any way, something that would be expected in the strongly blue Broward County. The stickers in the windows of Sayoc’s vehicle would have constantly singled him out for traffic citations from police. As Sayoc’s lawyers and family have stated that he has been living in his car for years, it strains credulity to think that police officers would not search his vehicle and find some evidence of his involvement in the letter bomb campaign during the course of issuing a citation. …

Although the media has made much of the suspect’s social media posts, closer examination raises further questions. A Twitter account now attributed to Sayoc showed that he followed a number of celebrities and Democrat politicians but not a single conservative figure, including President Donald Trump. The account would spam the same images multiple times a day, with posts that suffered severely from incorrect grammar and punctuation. This style of transcription can be seen in the apparent death threat that the account sent to Democratic strategist Rochelle Ritchie. In the past, an account displaying this behavior would have been dismissed as automated or running a bot script. …

Lastly, Sayoc’s arrest has not stopped the delivery of packages to victims, resulting in further scares and security responses. On October 29, 2018, CNN’s Atlanta headquarters were evacuated after the delivery of a package that the FBI said was similar in appearance to the 14 others delivered the previous week. After the coordinated manner in which the majority of the bombs were delivered in the same day, the subsequent delivery of another package days after Sayoc’s arrest creates the impression that the true culprits are tauntingly thumbing their noses at law enforcement.