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Man Admits Threatening Anti-LGBTQ+ Attacks Worse Than Pulse

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press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. He admitted to Judge Joanna Seybert that he mailed more than 20 letters threatening to assault, shoot, and bomb LGBTQ+ individuals, organizations, and businesses.His threats, as detailed by the U.S.

Attorney’s Office, include a letter sent to an organizer of the 2021 New York City Pride March, saying, “There will be radio-cont[r]olled devices placed at numerous strategic places, and firepower aimed at you from other strategic places” at the march. “This will make the 2016 Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting look like a cakewalk,” the letter continued.

The Pulse shooting left 49 people dead and dozens wounded.Another letter told the owner of a barbershop in Brooklyn, “Your shop is the perfect target for a bombing and/or graffiti and/or a shattered window front….or beating the scum that frequents your den of shit into a bloody pool of steaming flesh.” Yet another went to a Pride organizer on Long Island, saying, “No matter how long it takes, you will be taken out….

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