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Cops: Manhunt Suspect Who Sent Manifesto to Trump Found

Joseph Jakubowski is now in custody in Wisconsin

(Newser) - The Wisconsin fugitive who authorities say sent a long-winded, anti-government manifesto to President Trump has been captured, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. The announcement that Joseph Jakubowski is now in police custody first came via a tweet Friday morning from the Beloit Police Department that read, "CAPTURED! Awesome work... More »

Cops Hunt Armed Fugitive Who Sent Manifesto to Trump

Feds fear Wisconsin man might attack church

(Newser) - A fugitive in Wisconsin has more than a dozen guns and a deep-seated hatred of religion and government, authorities warn. Federal authorities say Joseph Jakubowski, 32, may be planning an act of mass violence against a church or religious group, ABC News reports. Jakubowski is believed to have stolen at... More »

Zuckerberg Issues New Facebook Manifesto

It's all about 'building social infrastructure'

(Newser) - Welcome to 2017, when toasters have internet access, taxis drive themselves, and social media sites issue manifestos. Mark Zuckerberg set out his 5,500-word vision for the future in a Facebook post Thursday, setting out his plans to build "social infrastructure" that can help the world deal with issues... More »

Looking for Clues in Mass Shooters' Manifestos

'He is unhappy, and he is already fully armed'

(Newser) - In the past 15 years, the FBI estimates there have been nearly 200 mass shootings that have claimed the lives of some 500 people and injured another 600. (The figure is way higher by another metric .) Writing for the London Review of Books , Scottish novelist Andrew O’Hagan draws... More »

Dylann Roof's Purported Manifesto Surfaces Online

'I have no choice,' it reads

(Newser) - Internet sleuths appear to have found a white supremacist website created by accused Charleston shooter Dylann Roof, along with what amounts to a manifesto. Gawker credits two Twitter users, here and here , for the scoop, and outlets including the New York Times have now picked up on the story. The... More »

LA Fugitive Sent Package to Anderson Cooper

Christopher Dorner mailed him a DVD

(Newser) - As police in Los Angeles continue to hunt for a former cop accused of turning into a murderer, CNN's Anderson Cooper says he received a package from fugitive Christopher Dorner last week, reports the LA Times . (That's before any of the three killings took place.) "Inside... More »

Ron, Rand Paul Push Internet Freedom

They want the government to keep its hands off

(Newser) - Ron Paul and his son Rand are backing a libertarian manifesto seeking to defend the Internet from government regulation. "Around the world, the real threat to Internet freedom comes not from bad people or inefficient markets ... but from governments' foolish attempts to manage and control innovation," says the... More »

In Breivik Manifesto, a Secret Code?

Expert worries he found coordinates pointing to targets around Europe

(Newser) - Much of Anders Behring Breivik's 1,500-page manifesto was plagiarized from the writings of Ted Kaczynski, which led one technology expert to wonder whether Breivik also copied the Unabomber's penchant for secret codes. So he decided to investigate, reports the Telegraph , focusing in particular on 46 Internet links... More »

British Link Probed in Norway Slaughter

Anders Breivik writes of being 'recruited' at 2002 London meeting

(Newser) - Investigators are hunting for a possible British connection to the madman who killed at least 93 people in last week's terror attack in Norway. Before his cold-blooded assault on a youth camp, Anders Behring Breivik typed a 1,500-page "manifesto," entirely in English, describing his plans. In... More »

Anti-Novel Manifesto Reads Like 'Hokey' Fiction

David Shields' hypocritical book is dependent on plot

(Newser) - The subtitle of David Shields’ Reality Hunger—an anti-novel, anti-plot screed that celebrates reality in all its forms—is A Manifesto, which automatically makes it less about “reality” and more about creating a stir, writes Laura Miller. Even as he rails against the outdated novel, Shields is creating a... More »

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