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Package reportedly labeled “Anthrax” sent to Maxine Waters’ LA office

Package reportedly labeled “Anthrax” sent to Maxine Waters’ LA office

Turns out the package was harmless and labelled “Anne Thrax.”

At a recent rally, Congresswoman Maxine Waters asked for fellow progressives to “push back” on Trump supporters and create mobs to harass them. She garnered a great deal of media attention as a result.

She is now the center of even more attention, as her Los Angeles office was evacuated after the delivery of a package labeled “Anthrax”.

Police and a hazardous materials team responded to the South Los Angeles field office of Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) on Tuesday to investigate a suspicious package that was apparently labeled “anthrax,” according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The item was determined not be a danger. No injuries were reported.

The office at 10124 S. Broadway was evacuated after the item was found about 2:35 pm., according the LAPD.

Anthrax is a serious and potentially fatal infectious disease caused by Bacillus anthracis bacteria. As a reminder, there were a series of anthrax attacks in 2001 that claimed the lives of 5 people and sickened 17.

Anthrax was sent via anonymous letters to news agencies in Florida and New York and a congressional office building in Washington.

Of the five victims who died of inhalation anthrax, two were postal workers. The other three victims were an elderly woman from rural Connecticut, a Manhattan hospital worker from the Bronx and an employee at a Florida tabloid magazine who may have contracted anthrax through cross-contamination.

The letters were sent to NBC anchor Tom Brokaw, Sen. Majority Leader Tom Daschle, Sen. Patrick Leahy, and the New York Post offices. The letters were postmarked Trenton, New Jersey.

Therefore, the threat is being taken seriously by law enforcement.

An investigation has since been launched by the Los Angeles Police Department Major Crimes Division. The Los Angeles Fire Department is also investigating.

While Waters has received a slew of death threats following her criticism of Trump, she has made it clear she won’t be backing down anytime soon.

The Democrat recently warned would-be assassins that they ‘better shoot straight’ if they want to target her.

Fortunately for Waters’ staff, the package was completely harmless and the labeling was actually a riff on the disease name.

The agency later clarified that the package was addressed to “Anne Thrax,” and that Los Angeles police requested a hazmat response from LAFD.

The individual who came into contact with the package did not voice any medical concerns as those affected in the two-story building were evacuated, according to the Fire Department.

It will be fascinating to see if law enforcement determines who the perpetrator of this incident is and the motivation, especially if it turns out to be staged by another member of the #Resistance. There have been plenty of such hoaxes.

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Comments

American Human | July 26, 2018 at 3:17 pm

Do we really need to continue to see up close and personal photos of Maxine Waters? Yuck!!
The same, btw, with photos of HRC.
If we need to see them, make it a photo from afar that only shows them about a half inch tall.

    TX-rifraph in reply to American Human. | July 26, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    Perhaps one of Maxine’s Antifa thugs has a spare mask she could borrow.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to American Human. | July 26, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    I bet the reason they misread this is that her staff were all selected for a ten point lower IQ than her, Maxine probably cannot stand having anyone around who is as smart as she is. That left her hiring people at an IQ of 65 or lower. With her constituents, I am sure she had no problems finding suitable candidates.

    While this comment is meant as satire, I am sure that there are one or two people incapable of seeing how funny it is.

I vote for outrageous caricatures. I’m sure there is no shortage for either “….case.”

Auntie sent it to herself. She didn’t know how to spell Anthrax.

I would say that writing the name of the supposed disease on the outside was a pretty convincing way to shout “HOAX!”

I’m reminded that the original Anthrax case in 2001 was totally botched by Mueller and James Comey, working together. They quickly decided on a suspect, Steven Hatfill, and spent years trying to prove that he had committed the crimes, while completely ignoring the evidence that he was innocent. They also completely ignored the government scientist who is now believed to have been guilty, a man named Bruce Edwards Ivins who committed suicide in 2008.

    TX-rifraph in reply to Tom Servo. | July 26, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    But Comey did not intend to botch the investigation so he is innocent of botching the investigation. Do I have the logic right?

    BobM in reply to Tom Servo. | July 26, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    Ummm, commonly thought to be guilty? Not as I recall.

    From the Wiki – The FBI subsequently requested a panel from the National Academy of Sciences to review its scientific work on the case.[14] On May 15, 2011, the panel released its findings, which “conclude[d] that the bureau overstated the strength of genetic analysis linking the mailed anthrax to a supply kept by Bruce E. Ivins.”[6][15] The committee stated that its primary finding was that “it is not possible to reach a definitive conclusion about the origins of the B. anthracis in the mailings based on the available scientific evidence alone.”

    Also in question was the granule size of the powder, which was respectively smaller than was easily duplicatable without equipment Ivins had no access to. That, and the chemical composition of the powder led at least one expert, who self-identifies as one of the half dozen CAPABLE of the feat, to conclude the required lab equipment and knowledge indicates a TEAM of experts would have been required. No such co-conspirators have ever been identified,

    Ivins was, no question, a genius who spent his life researching anthrax and vaccines for same. The “proof” that he was the guy consisted largely of the facts that he vaccinated himself against anthrax (he’s a researcher who handled it, duh), the fact that he was an “odd” who had mental and social quirks like many such in science (think Big Bang Theory), the fact he worked long hours at his lab about the time of the attack (the rat bastard, working overtime), that he hated a sorority that a member had snubbed him in college – and one POSSIBLE mail drop off point for the attack was in Princeton, and that the FBI overstated the similarity of his lab anthrax to the attack anthrax.

    In other words, circumstance and conjecture, not a shred of DIRECT evidence. The FBI took his suicide as evidence of guilt instead of the predictable result of hounding a mentally not all there guy as a mass murderer for years.

    Nor is the FBI ever likely to find any direct evidence of any guilty party in this or any other future bioterrorism attack on US soil, the predictable result of their actions is, I understand, that experts in the field fully expect to be targeted as suspects if they ever cooperate with any investigation, just as Ivins was.

      JusticeDelivered in reply to BobM. | July 26, 2018 at 8:59 pm

      I agree, the truth is that the FBI completely botched this case, and the perp is probably still free.

Remember the good old days when leftist protesters would assault unsuspecting victims by ramming a cream filled pie in their face or beating people over the head with u-shaped bike locks while wearing hideous masks?

le sigh ….. the good old days.

She probably sent it to herself.

“Made up” attacks are a way a garnering sympathy from those so inclined.

We see many such cases… such as the waiter that recently wrote themselves a racist note to get sympathy.

I dearly hope that “Mad Maxine” runs for president in 2020. The comic relief will be outstanding!

Questions, questions. questions.

Was Rosenstein chosen because they knew he’d appoint Mueller?

Was Mueller chosen because he had a lifetime of failed investigations?

Has Mueller deliberately botched the job?

Is this just theater to draw attention away from an actual investigation?

Who’s really on first?

    Neo in reply to Petrushka. | July 26, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    Isn’t the entire point to harass collateral personnel until the statue of limitations runs out on everybody else.

“Anne Thrax” … isn’t that the sister of Dr. Seuss’ Lorax

If the mystery package was addressed to Ms. Thrax, why did it go to Mad Maxine’s office?

It is wrong, no matter who did it.
But I’m inclined to think that this hoax is self inflicted.

Wind:whirlwind

Anne Thrax? Mad Max probably sent it to herself or had one of her office workers do. After all, the best she seems to be able to do is Peach 45

VaGentleman | July 26, 2018 at 5:29 pm

As conservatives, we can NEVER condone sending anthrax to Maxine. Bacteria have rights too!

It may kill her, but it can’t damage her brain any further.

bobinreverse | July 26, 2018 at 6:12 pm

Also heard Maxine sent a package to Anthrax.

LeftWingLock | July 26, 2018 at 6:22 pm

Has to be a Republican did this. No Democrat has a sense of humor.

“Anne Thrax”. Either this was an extremely obvious hoax, or the note was written by Sheila Jackson Lee.

This reminds me of the black hole…. I mean, black whore, deception and profit taking.

I want to see her without the wig.

There is no excuse for this type of terrorism – I am very aware of its effects, having worked for Congress during the anthrax terror post 9/11 in a position where we had to deal with the potential physical impacts on the House Office Buildings, Senate Office Buildings, the Capitol and the tunnels connecting them – and on the people working in the buildings who were given Cipro and denied entrance to their workplaces.

On the other hand, we know the number of ‘racist’ attacks that have been proven hoaxes, and I suspect Maxine would react badly to anything white, including a powder – powders ingested by constituents excepted.

Misaddressed. Should have been sent to Abby Normal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9MKDWvtk6Q

There is nothing normal about Aunty Maxine (except that she has enough sense to plunk her butt in a $4.5 Million home (one of several homes she owns) that’s not within the Congressional District she represents.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Vladtheimp. | July 27, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    I have seen many cases of people who are not very bright become well off. Schemers seem to flourish in spite of otherwise low intelligence.

buckeyeminuteman | July 27, 2018 at 1:01 pm

Now we’re all going to get lectured about how anthrax is racist. Impeach anthrax!

Mad Maxie beyond thunder dome !

I am starting to think that the character of “Ruby on “Blackish” is modeled after Mad Maxine.

I call bs on that one. Her own people sent it to gain sympathy for their boss.

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