New York Banks Receive May Day Letters With White Powder

4mmcReminiscent of the 2001 anthrax letters, several banks received letters with notes telling the recipients “You have 10 seconds to stop working,” “You are not in control” and “Fuck the banks,” reports CBS New York:

Envelopes containing white powder turned up at multiple banks in Manhattan on Monday, police told 1010 WINS.

Five of the envelopes were sent to Wells Fargo banks, one was sent to JP Morgan Chase headquarters and another was sent to Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Office and ended up in a mailroom on Gold Street.

The powder was determined to be cornstarch, police said.

Hazmat teams and detectives were dispatched to banks all afternoon checking for possible threats, 1010 WINS’ Sonia Rincon reported. The envelopes also contained notes that were nearly identical, containing references to “May Day,” which falls on May 1 and is a traditional rally day for labor movements…

[continues in CBS New York]


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6 Comments on "New York Banks Receive May Day Letters With White Powder"

  1. DeepCough | May 1, 2012 at 9:56 am |

    For a second there, I thought it was cocaine.

  2. GoodDoktorBad | May 1, 2012 at 11:11 am |

    Let them make gravies and pudding….

  3. Of course there is an Occupy Wall Street connection, that connection being the legal justification to brutalise, torture, abuse and threaten protesters.  The justification for Fox not-News and co to demonise the protesters and justify the criminal denial of free speech rights.
    Not the Feds, just locals, when the Feds play they use actual anthrax and kill a few to ensure legislation like the Patriot Act.

  4. Liam_McGonagle | May 1, 2012 at 11:46 am |

    What ever happened to customer service?  When I worked with Goldman Sachs back in the ’90’s the coke dealers delivered in person.

  5. Unsympathetic Reality | May 1, 2012 at 11:57 am |

    Happy International Worker’s Day everyone, God bless the working man (or woman) and God damn the scabs and owners.

  6. Putting corn starch in it is basically saying “I couldn’t kill you like this, I don’t have access to anthrax or w/e”

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