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Pittsburgh Synagogue gunman said he wanted all Jews to die, criminal complaints say

October 29, 2018 US 3 Views Jewish organizations said that the violence at the synagogue came to life underlined the…

Jewish organizations said that the violence at the synagogue came to life underlined the dangers of untreated hatred at a time when anti-Semitic acts rose.

Bowers, which the authorities believe was acting alone, face 29 federal charges, some of which are punished by death. The US lawyer in Pittsburgh, Scott Brady, seeks approval of Advocate General Jeff Sessions to seek a death penalty against Bowers, according to a spokesman for the Justice Department.

Bowers will make their first appearance on Monday afternoon. [19659004] Sagittarius hit the heart of Pittsburgh’s historic Jewish squirrel heirloom and was reverberated across the United States and completed a week of traumatic events with common roots in hatred. President Donald Trump ordered flags flying to the half-person to honor the victims.

On Sunday, visiting dignitaries went to community leaders, politicians and residents in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan District at the University of Pittsburgh for a service. They promised to support society and fight hatred.

“We will push anti-Semitism and hatred of some people back to the basement, on their computer and away from the open discussions and dialogues around this city around this state and around the country,” said Pittsburgh mayor Bill Peduto.

A trail of hat leads to suspected

Sunday’s vigilance, the other since Saturday morning shot, came as a fuller picture began to arise by the suspect. The 46-year-old resident of the suburb of Baldwin was in custody after a fight with the police. He is treated at a hospital for injury injuries.

“They commit genocide against my people,” said Bowers in connection with the fight, according to an FBI statement. “I just want to kill Jews.”

Investigators searched Bowers home with a robot on Saturday and searched their vehicle on Sunday, the FBI said. They are looking for surveillance materials from the area that can provide clues.

A few weeks before the shoot, Bowers Jews directed in frequent posts to Gab, a social media platform that counts as “the Social Network”. He used anti-Semitic slurries complained that President Donald Trump was surrounded by too many Jewish people and blamed Jews to help migrated carriages in Central America.

He also sent pictures on his gun collection. Bowers has 21

weapons registered for his name, says Rep. Mike Doyle, whose district contains the squirrel height.

 What is Gab, the social platform used by Pittsburgh's spokeswoman?

Four hours before shooting, Bowers posted about Trump. Minutes before he stormed inside the building, he logged on to Gab again and wrote to his followers.

“I can not sit and see my people be slaughtered,” he wrote. “Screw your optic, I’m going in.”

Gab denied support for violence and said that his mission is to “defend freedom and individual freedom online for all people”. Gab said it has backed up the suspected profile data, canceled the account and contacted the FBI.

The victims have been identified

Robert Jones, the FBI Special Agent in charge of the Pittsburgh Office, called the shooting “The Most Scary Crime Scene” he had seen in 22 years with a bureau. It began as a peaceful morning that dozens of people filed inside the building to celebrate Shabbat services with three parishes, the tree of life, Dor Hadash and New Light.

Rabbi Hazzan Jeffrey Myers with Tree of Life said the shot started shortly after he started service at 9:45 pm

 These are victims of the Pittsburgh Synagogue shooting

“My holy place has become unclean,” he said on Sunday’s service. He promised to rebuild his assembly and urged them in the audience to do their part.

“Hatsord is unwelcome in Pittsburgh. It starts with everyone in this room and I want to take a moment to some of our political leaders who are here. Ladies and gentlemen, it must start with you as our leader, he said to a standing ovation.

“My words are not intended as political feed, I take up all the same. Stop the hate’s words. “

Authorities on Sunday released the names of the 11 victims, all of whom were from Pennsylvania. Joyce Fienberg, 75, Rose Mallinger, 97, Jerry Rabinowitz, 66, Cecil Rosenthal, 59, David Rosenthal, 54, Daniel Stein, 71, Melvin Wax, 88 and Irving Younger, 69, were from Pittsburgh. Richard Gottfried, 65, was from Ross Township and Bernice Simon, 84, and Sylvan Simon, 86, were from Wilkinsburg, Allegheny County Chief Medical Examiner Karl Williams Said

Allegheny County Medical Examiner Office said late Sunday that autopsies had been completed on victims and all 11 died of rifle years with several suffering headwounds.

Six more were injured: two police officers, two SWAT officers and two others said Pittsburgh Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich. Bowers shot three of them, the authorities said.

Five people were in hospital, including the four officers. Two were in critical condition: a 55-year-old man with multiple injuries to his extremities and a 70 -A rich man with torso shots injuries.

An officer was released on Saturday and three at the hospital. All four were “in a good mood” when they were visited by a union representative on Saturday, said Robert Swartzwelder, president of Pittsburgh’s Brotherhood of Police.

Shootout ends in surrender

Holders of squirrels heard screams and shots from the synagogue. In a few minutes, the police arrived in tactical gear and urged them to stay indoors.

Police said they received 911 talks about an active shot night around 10 o’clock, five minutes after Bowers made his latest social media post. When officers entered the building they found the victim’s bodies and survivors hiding. They rescued at least two people from the basement and distorted to evacuate people when they were looking for the gunman.

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Two officers encountered the gunman when he attempted to leave the building according to a criminal complaint. The shooter kicked on them and shot an officer in his hand before flying back inside the synagogue. The other official led several shots on the face of shrapnel and broken glass.

SWAT officers found Bowers on the third floor of the building and exchanged gunfire with him until he gave up, the authorities said. Two SWAT officers were injured in the war party together with Bowers.

Bowers used a Colt AR-15 rifle and three Glock .357 guns during the attack, police said. Bowers legally bought the three Glock .357s, a law enforcement official who was familiar with the investigation told CNN. It is not clear if the AR-15 was bought legally.

In addition to the four guns, investigators investigated a shotgun in the alleged shooter’s car that was not used in shooting, said Doyle, referring to information he learned from the law enforcement briefings.

Suspect Could Meet the Death Penalty

Bowers faces at least 29 federal charges, including 11 numbers of obstruction of religious conviction resulting in death plus 11 bills of using firearms to commit murder . A conviction of somebody could be punished by death, said US lawyer Brady.

When asked about the shot could be regarded as a prevalence of domestic terrorism, Brady said that evidence would have to be required for the suspect to try to spread a certain ideology through violence.

“We continue to see where that line is. Currently, at this point in our investigation, we treat it as a hate crime.”

In the fight with the police, Bowers is also faced with four degrees of obstacles for the practice of religious convictions that lead to bodily injury to a public safety officer and three uses and firearm emissions during and in connection with violent crime.

He was also accused of 11 state crimes, including attempted murder and aggravated attacks.

The United States Memorial Memorial Museum said the shooter is a reminder of “all dangers of untreated hatred and antisemitism, which must be confronted where they occur.”

In 2017, anti-Semitic incidents in the United States increased almost 60% according to the Anti-Defamation League. There were 1,986 cases of harassment, vandalism or physical abuse of Jews and Jewish institutions last year.

Sagittarius drew sympathy from the Israeli government and its people. Sorcerers staged memorials in Jerusalem’s Zion Square and Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke on the phone with Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on Sunday to express his compassion. Israel’s Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett traveled to Pittsburgh for Sunday’s service.

“Almost 80 years since Kristallnacht, when Europe’s Jews perished in their houses of worship flames, one thing is clear: anti-Semitism, Jewish hatred, is not a distant memory,” said Bennett. “It’s not a thing in the past or a chapter in the history books. It’s a very real threat.”

Adam Hertzman, Marketing Manager of the Jewish Federation in Pittsburgh, said it was too early to say if society will permanently secure synagogues in the area.

“Our focus at the moment is on grief those who have gone and try to comfort the people deprived,” says Hertzman.

CNNs Mary Kay Mallonnee, David Shortell, Kara Devlin, Chuck Jonhston, Dakin Andone, Jason Hanna, Joe Sterling, Steve Almasy, Paul P. Murphy and Delia Gallagher contributed to this report.

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