Normally we would use that word to describe King but today it is reserved for the thugs/vandals/criminals that left a pipe bomb behind the building in Massapequa Park where King has his district office. According to Newsday;
"A pipe bomb exploded yesterday near Rep. Peter King's office in Massapequa Park, sending Nassau police and federal agents scrambling to determine whether it was a legitimate threat."
"No one was injured when the crude bomb exploded between 3 and 4 a.m. outside the rear of the building on Park Boulevard, just north of the LIRR train tracks, Nassau police said."
" The 3-foot pipe bomb was found yesterday about 12:30 p.m., four feet outside the rear door of investment firm Edward Jones, which shares the building with King's office and the post office. The building is temporarily closed while police investigate."
The building houses King's office, a Post Office, the investment firm and an Astoria Federal Savings Bank.
Newsday continues "Police said yesterday that they haven't determined if anyone was a target of the bombing."
We don't know why the bomb was set off or by whom. If they were trying to intimidate King, they are idiots and should face stiffer penalties for targeting an elected official.
We are not fans of Kings but we live in a democracy where opinions are free to give and the ballot box is where we judge our elected officials. There is no place in our country for violence in politics.
More likely than not, it was just a bunch of idiots who probably came close to blowing thier hands off than an oragnized effort against King, the bank or the investment firm. But any way you cut it, they are criminals and need to be caught before someone is hurt.
If anyone has any information please call the Nassau County Police or the District Attorney:
NCPD 7th Precinct: 516-573-6700
Crime Stoppers: 516-573-7326
District Attorney's Office: 516-571-2994