Explosion Rocks Financial District

"At about 4:30 this evening, just prior to sunset, the Financial District was rocked by an explosion at the headquarters of CitySoft, Inc. One side of the building collapsed from the effects of the explosives used; many of the windows in nearby structures were shattered by the blast. Glass and falling rubble is estimated to have injured hundreds of people; the casualty rolls will be coming in for some time yet. Casualties are expected to be comparatively minimal, as the building was evacuated for a fire alarm just minutes prior to the explosion. It is believed the alarm and the explosion were connected.

"A video file was received by all major news networks simultaneously with the explosion, sent from an anonymous email account accessed on a public computer. In this prerecorded message, a spokesman for PARIAH - the same individual who preempted the memorial service at St. John's Cathedral - explains the act of terror committed today."

Karl is again dressed in his rebel outfit of glossy black trenchcoat and black broad-brimmed fedora, seated at a table in front of a very nondescript wall. Lacing his fingers on the tabletop, the expression he turns upon the camera is grave and somber.

"Studying history tells us nothing more than that we are doomed to repeat it. America is in the process of repeating history at this very moment - as we require the Evolved to declare themselves publicly, restricting where they can work. Homeland Security imprisons people without regard for habeas corpus, indefinitely, for no crime save the very act of /breathing/. How much longer, people of America, will you allow this to endure? How far will you let Homeland Security stretch out its reach?

"Once that power is in Homeland's grasp, it /will not/ be returned to the people of America without a long and bloody war. It took the Civil War to free our slaves. It took World War II to prevent the Nazis from exterminating an entire ethnic group and dominating the rest of the world. We stand on the horizon of an era just as antithetical to the very principles on which /this nation/ was founded.

"We will not allow this to happen without a fight. If blood must be shed to open the eyes of the populace to what's happening under their very noses, then so be it - we will draw that blood, even if we must shed our own in the doing. CitySoft, Inc. is the corporation hired by Homeland Security to operate and maintain the Registration servers; today, its main office has fallen. While we know better than to believe this will do more than cause a hiccup in Registration, rest assured PARIAH will not just stop here.

"If you deal with Homeland Security, if you aid and abet their crimes against the Constitutional liberties of all people, then you are a traitor to this country. You have betrayed every principle on which America was founded. This is your reminder, and your last warning. Today, we were generous. But the penalty for treason is death."

After a week's worth of graffitied warnings on federal and corporation doorsteps, it seems PARIAH has moved into action.

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