TLBTV: Rebecca Sounds Reveille – Wake Up To – Exploding Packages

Rebecca Sounds Reveille – Wake Up To – Exploding Packages


By TLB Media Director & RSR Show Host:  Rebecca L. Mahan

Two deaths and two people have been injured after three packages were placed on three different doorsteps ten days apart in Austin, the capital of Texas, and exploded. Information released indicates the packages are connected and there is a theory the attacks were racially motivated.

Police Chief Brian Manley conveyed a message to the city, “It’s not time to panic, but it’s time to be vigilant and it’s time to pay attention. It’s time to come together as a city and solve this.”

This episode is part of the Rebecca Sounds Reveille “The 7 Series,” meant to provide viewers with key insights on seven things on each show to enrich their lives. In particular, this show offers some suggestions on how to protect ourselves from situations like what happened in Austin, Texas.

Americans have lived through the terror of the Unabomber and now others are facing the fear of random packages exploding on their own front porch. I have to agree with Chief Manley. It is not time to panic; rather, it’s time to pay attention. It’s time to be vigilant.

Being alert and aware of our surroundings, whether out and about or at home, is an important part of protecting ourselves and those we love. It is unfortunate to have to think about our own sanctuary as being one that can be a threat.

Specifically tackling the issue of packages, there are some preventive tactics we can do to layer our personal and home safety strategies.

For example, sign up with the United States Post Office (USPS), United Parcel Service (UPS), and Federal Express (FedEx) for delivery notification services. With USPS, once you have created an account, you will have a “dashboard” where you can see what mail is being delivered to you and daily notification of mail being delivered is sent to your email account prior to delivery. More information about these services with links to their sites and telephone numbers are listed below. These services allow you to decipher if and when you are expecting a package.

While it does not seem the exploding packages were sent via traditional methods; they were more than likely delivered directly from the perpetrator, this still gives you a heads up.

Therefore, if you receive a package on your doorstep you are not expecting, don’t pick it up. Call your local police and let them check it out.

In total, this show gives several more layers of protection from being the victim of an explosive package and will be useful in the protection of other crimes. Here are the highlights being covered more in depth: register with the delivery companies, use an outside camera system, create a Neighborhood Watch, use motion sensor lighting or perimeter lighting, get a dog- this is to alert you not make someone go away, if you see a package on your porch that you are not expecting or does not look right- call your local police department (DO NOT TOUCH IT), be on the lookout for persons/vehicles in your neighborhood that are not familiar to you and write down a description of the person, the vehicle info, and license plate.

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If you have any information about the Austin package explosions, there is a reward being offered and you should call Austin Crime Stoppers 512-472-8477 or Texas Crime Stoppers 1-800-252-8477.

Related links and contact numbers: 1-800-ASK-USPS® (1-800-275-8777) 1-800-PICK-UPS (1-800-742-5877) US – 1-800-463-3339


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About your host Rebecca L. Mahan: Rebecca is The Liberty Beacon Project Media Director, Host of TLBTV’s Rebecca Sounds Reveille, a United Stated Marine Corps veteran and a retired police officer of over 10 years. Rebecca is a published author and had been a long running columnist for a community college newspaper. She has also been an award winning radio show host and has produced, booked, and interviewed guests for her shows. Her education includes: Associates degrees in Christian Studies, General Education, General Business Management, and Law Enforcement. Rebecca also has a Bachelor’s degrees in Church Ministry and Occupational Studies -Vocational Arts, as well as a Master’s degree in Biblical Studies. She is a certified Mediator and Event Planner.


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