Tag: Sayoc, Cesar A (1962- )

Trump Supporter Sobs as He Describes Mailing Bombs to Obama, Clinton and Other Democrats

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Speaking in a halting, raspy voice, Cesar A. Sayoc Jr., sat in a Manhattan federal courtroom on Thursday and described how he painstakingly assembled homemade pipe bombs that he sent to prominent Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, former President Barack […]

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Trump Supporter Accused of Mailing Bombs Is Indicted in New York

A Florida man accused of mailing 16 pipe bombs to critics of President Trump was indicted in Manhattan on Friday on charges that carry a potential sentence of life in prison. A federal grand jury returned the 30-count indictment against the man, Cesar A. Sayoc Jr., 56, a fervent Trump supporter who was arrested on […]

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Trump, Terror, and the ‘No Guardrails’ Presidency

Maybe we should refer to Saturday’s massacre of 11 Jews in a Pittsburgh synagogue, along with the campaign of mail bombs that preceded it, as “man-caused disasters.” That was the euphemism then-Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano used in lieu of the word “terrorism” during congressional testimony in 2009. Conservatives like me never let her live […]

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Bomb Suspect Planned His Campaign for More Than Three Months, Court Papers Say

The man arrested in Florida last week in connection with the rash of crude pipe bombs sent to outspoken critics of President Trump had been planning his campaign for at least three months, and his laptop is now providing investigators with a trove of fresh evidence, new court papers say. The papers were filed late […]

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The Internet Will Be the Death of Us

Nora Ephron once wrote a brilliant essay about the trajectory of her and many other people’s infatuations with email, from the thrill of discovering this speedy new way of keeping in touch to the hell of not being able to turn it off. I’ve come to feel that way about the whole of the internet. […]

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Estranged Family of Cesar Sayoc, Accused Bomber, Wants Him to Get Help

AVENTURA, Fla. — The estranged family of Cesar Sayoc, the drifter accused of mailing more than a dozen bombs to critics of President Trump, tried to plead with him on Sunday to accept mental health care and hire a proficient lawyer to represent him in the case, which could lead to his imprisonment for decades. […]

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Voters Brace as Election Winds Down Amid Gun Violence and Pipe Bombs

In South Florida, not far from the mass shooting in Parkland in February, voters absorbed a week of gun violence and pipe bombs with a kind of grim resignation. “Again?” asked Karenn Durand, 27, mid-shift at a restaurant in North Miami on Saturday, pondering the mass murder at a Pittsburgh synagogue. She said she held […]

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Op-Ed Columnist: ‘Riling Up the Crazies’

WASHINGTON — As long as I’ve covered politics, Republicans have been trying to scare me. Sometimes, it has been about gays and transgender people and uppity women looming, but usually it has been about people with darker skin looming. They’re coming, always coming, to take things and change things and hurt people. A Democratic president […]

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Cesar Sayoc, Mail Bombing Suspect, Found an Identity in Political Rage and Resentment

AVENTURA, Fla. — Cesar Sayoc was a volatile nobody desperate to become a somebody. He styled himself as a bodybuilder, entrepreneur, member of the Seminole tribe and exotic-dance promoter in the status-hungry beachfront world of South Florida. In reality, Mr. Sayoc, a fervent supporter of President Trump who has been charged with mailing pipe bombs […]

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Trump Tries to Rebuild Political ‘Momentum’ by Reviving Old Attacks

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — For two days, the president toyed with a bipartisan message and watched as the news cycle focused not on him, and not on the midterm elections, but on at least 14 explosive devices delivered to prominent Democratic figures. By Friday, he had had enough. As he left Washington for his latest campaign […]

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