AP is reporting the letters to the president and Wicker both said, "To
see a wrong and not expose it, is to become a silent partner to its
continuance." Both are signed, "I am KC and I approve this message."
A press release issued by the FBI
on Tuesday says the investigation has not connected the tainted letters
to the Boston Marathon bombing. The investigation is ongoing and the
FBI states that more letters may be received.
No problems have been reported at Sen. Shelby's Birmingham office.
News spoke with former U.S. Attorney Doug Jones about the suspicious
letters. Jones is experienced dealing with domestic terrorism. He
prosecuted two the 16th Street Baptist Church bombers and was also
involved in the investigation for abortion clinic bomber Eric Rudolph.
It's Jones assessment whoever sent the contaminated letters is "a
whacko," especially since a Democratic president and possibly
conservative Republicans were being targeted. Jones said it's ironic
this happens the day after the national celebration of Dr. Martin Luther
King's "Letter from the Birmingham Jail."
"It's ironic to me the the day after we see the letter from the
Birmingham Jail and how someone challenged authority and fought against
an unjust law. Now you have somebody tying to use that quote in an
immoral way," Jones said.