Our country’s current economic situation has really driven some people to the brink of insanity. Angry letters and white powder were sent to several banks and other offices in several states on Monday. The FBI and the Postal Inspection Service are now investigating.
Although investigators did not want to speak on record discussing the letters in more detail because of the ongoing investigation, but they were able to release that the letters contained a message of anger over the “banking situation,” said an FBI spokesman. In addition to the angry message, investigators also found in some instances a white powdery substance that’s normally associated with bio-terrorism. FBI officials say that the letters do not pose a health threat and the test on the powder have been negative. Additional test will need to be completed.
The FBI spokesman Richard Kolko said that most of the letters that were sent were sent to JP Morgan Chase branch offices Colorado, Oklahoma, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Georgia, Texas and the District of Columbia. Not all of the letters were sent to banks though. Some letters were also sent to the offices of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Office of Thrift Supervision.
Not for nothin’, but we are breaking into the territory where people are getting physically harmed from our country’s financial troubles. We’ve seen reports where domestic violence has risen because of the economic slump. Not only that, but I’m sure many of us remember from earlier this month the man in Los Angeles that killed his family and himself after being unemployed and directly cited economic hardships. This is the latest incident where violence or possible violence has been in direct retaliation to what we as a country are facing regarding the economy. What if this threat of violence was actually real?
Back during our country’s previous worst financial crisis of the Great Depression, many sought out to end the madness in suicides. While because of financial trouble, our suicide rate isn’t as high now as it was then, we still have horrible tragedies that reflect how people feel because of it. This time around people may act in a higher capacity to harm more primarily because of examples we’ve seen through terrorism. We can only hope it doesn’t get that far, but maybe it already has.
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