On Tuesday, April 16, 2013, the anniversary of the VA Tech massacre and the day after the Patriots' Day Boston Marathon bombing, the spotlight focused on "Wicker."
The U.S. Senate office of Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) received a letter with a substance that has tested positive for Ricin, it was noted today by media and law enforcement sources. No date has been shared as to when the letter was received. The substance underwent three tests to make certain there was no error in the Ricin results.
"Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) said members were briefed that the substance had been found in a letter and a suspect has been identified. McCaskill said the letter came from an individual who frequently writes to lawmakers. She wouldn’t identify the person but confirmed officials had identified someone. McCaskill said state offices have been told what to look for if there are more letters containing the toxic substance," said the news service Politico.
"Americans are going to wake up Thursday morning with Puerto Rico well on its way to becoming the 51st state, and they're going to ask why weren't we informed?" — Roger Wicker, a few years ago, in one of the few quotes his legacy has left on the Internet.
According to Julius Caesar in his Commentarii de Bello Gallico (Commentary on the Gallic Wars), the Wicker Man was a large wicker statue of a human used by the ancient Druids (priests of Celtic paganism) for human sacrifice by burning it in effigy. Other records talk of people being placed inside.