The NYPD is vetting a Tumblr page by someone claiming to be responsible for the Chelsea bombing. The Tumblr page, with the URL http://nybomber.tumblr.com/, was taken down early Sunday afternoon. Towleroad was able to grab screenshots before the page was removed.
The NY Daily News reports that “A police source told the Daily News the department is investigating the blog. Another source said the NYPD is speaking to local LGBT activists for any clues about the webpage.”
WPIX reports: “The investigation is in its early stages, and the primary concern is credibility behind the posting…”
Two posts were made on the site, which was titled “I’m the NY Bomber.” In one post, called “Manufacturing Test Explosives”, the author claimed to have undertaken the bombing for “homosexuals like myself” as social justice for anti-LGBTQ oppression.
You probably have all seen the news by now,
the explosives detonated in New York City, that was me. Those were just some tests, I know where I have made errors and I will not make the same mistake next time.
I did it because I cannot stand society.
I cannot live in a world where homosexuals like myself as well as the rest of the LGBTQ+ community are looked down upon by society.
It is 2016 and we are still being viewed as mentally ill, sinners, attention seekers, and just plain weirdos in general. I am not going to stand by while under classed and underprivileged people are oppressed. I am not going to stand by while there is inequality in my country such as the racism being seen in white police officers all over the country. I am not going to live in a country where it is OK to have a misogynist, xenophobic, racist Islamophobic, republican candidate running for President of The United States! That’s implying that republicans in general should even be taken seriously as they are all cisgendered privileged white people.
This is not the end, this is just the beginning. I will be remembered. I will make a difference. I will eliminate my targets before it is too late.
The second post, called “Taking a human life”, ruminated further on the same topic.
I don’t know exactly how I feel about taking human lives
However, what I do know is that If I don’t do what needs to be done nobody will pay attention. LGBTQ+ people are much more likely to commit suicide than straight cisgendered people. It seems that nobody cares, however what if people from the LGBTQ+ community started lashing out in response to the violence and oppression we face with violence and possibly oppression? I’m sure that would give people a reason to not stand by while so many people are being oppressed. I suppose I’m just going to have to move forward knowing that what I am doing had a purpose and will in fact make a difference. I’ll keep you all posted.