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Pittsburgh synagogue shooting: Trump Tweets and Robert Bowers mature in court after 11 killed at the Tree of Life

Amy B Wang General Mission Reports Covering National and Breaking News 29 October at 15:46 PITTSBURGH – The man accused…

PITTSBURGH – The man accused of killing 11 people in a synagogue here appeared in court on Monday two days after a massacre tore through this community and shut off new waves of fear and acrimony in the United States.

Robert Bowers, 46, had not been publicly seen since bloodshed at the Synagogue Tree of Life on Saturday morning. The authorities said that he stalked through the synagogue, killed 11 people and killed in a gun battle with responding police officers while declaring he would “kill Jews.” The police said that Bowers was shot several times during fire fighting and he was a hospital until it was not long before his court heard.

When the Pittsburgh area prepares for a cruel procession of funerals, investigators in the city and beyond have pored over Bower’s life and examined his actions leading to the attack as well as his posts on the web. [19659006] Human authorities say that the deadliest attack on Jews in US history sparked a worrying paradox, combining an unthinkable public facade that personally opposes a furious online presence. A social media account with its name repeatedly commented on comments with anti-Semitism and other bigotry, but people who encountered him personally described him as an unnoticed lonely who did not give any indication of this hatred or left impressions at all.

Bowers faces more than two dozen federal charges, including hate crime, for which prosecutors say they hope to apply for death penalty. He is also faced with state allegations, including 11 bills of murder.

Under a court appearance, only a few kilometers was denied from the family-drawn synagogue, Bowers, sitting in a wheelchair, and only responded to answer questions asked by the judge. He was released from the hospital on Monday morning, about 48 hours after the massacre of the synagogue began.

Federal marshals rolled Bowers with a blue sweater and gray sweatpants into the courtroom at 1:30. He seemed coherent and aware of what is happening and answered “Yes” when the judge asked him his name and if he had asked a public defender because He could not afford his own lawyer. When Judge Robert C. Mitchell read the charges against him – including obstacles to the practice of religious belief that resulted in death – and asked if Bowers understood them, he replied, “Yes, Lord.”

It did not seem like any friends or family of Bowers attended. The Federal Public Prosecutor’s Office did not respond to the request for comments on the matter on Monday.

Jon Pushinsky, 64, a member of one of the assemblies meeting at Tree of Life, came to court hearing in a strength It was important to be here to show that our assembly is still strong and will stand up

Scott Brady, the United States District Attorney for the West of Pennsylvania, has begun the process of seeking death penalty in the case, a decision to reside at the lawyer. Speaking after the hearing, Brady told reporters: “Make sure we have a law prosecutor who works hard to ensure justice is done.”

Even when the criminal case against Bowers began moving in court, Pittsburgh was prepared to bury those who were killed. Funerals were scheduled to begin on Tuesday for the victims, including a 97-year-old woman, one husband and one wife and two brothers. Vigiler was also expected to continue when people caught another fear of sight s safe public place.

“We find strength in each other,” said Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro (D) in an interview. “This gunman went in to try to kill as many Jews as possible … We will come through this. Hopefully, this sense of community that we all share today can be channeled to each of us and make our part of to eradicate hatred. “

The feeling of society seen during vacations across the country gave way to even more rancor that stretched to Washington and beyond. More than 30,000 people wrote an open letter to President Trump from leaders from a Pittsburgh-based Jewish group who said he would not be welcome if he did not condemn white nationalism and “stop targeting and endangering all minorities”.

Trump, who has a long history of fire-fighting against minorities who have continued since they took office, have condemned the synagogue as “pure evil” and condemned anti-Semitism. He also suggested that the synagogue should have had armed guards, something he has said after other massacres. Trump has continued to look forward to news organizations since the shot, describing the media Monday as responsible for “big anger in our country”, he found that on the same day a third suspected explosive device was delivered to CNN in less than a week. 19659018] While the White House and Trumps Allies have tried to push proposals, his rhetoric has contributed to the country’s violence spasm, a sad rabbit Jeffrey Myers directly linked Saturday’s massacres to his tree of life’s synagogue to the rhetoric of American politics. 19659019] “It starts with speech,” said Myers to a loud applause on a Sunday night, attended by two US senators. “It must start with you as our leaders. My words are not meant to be political feed.” I address everyone equally. “Stop words of hatred.”

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders on Monday said Trump and first lady Melania Trump planned to visit Pennsylvania on Tuesday to “express support from the American people and fool with the Pittsburgh community.” Sanders, who called the shot “an evil act”, also defended Trump among criticisms that he has stoked divisions by refusing to tone down his rhetoric in the wake by shooting and last week’s post bombs aimed at the president’s critics.

“The very first thing the president did was to condemn the attacks, both in Pittsburgh and in the bombs,” said Sanders. “The first thing the media did was due to the president and charged him with these ridiculous actions.”

She added : “You can not start taking responsibility for individuals on anyone without the person who practices the crime. “

In Pittsburgh, the authorities said the offense was someone who seemed to leave a slight element of those he encountered over the years. Two of Boren’s classmates at Baldwin High School reached the Washington Post saying that his photo worked with others in the class “90” – a great class of about 380 students – in the yearbook from their junior year there. Neither remember him.

“Everyone I talked to does not remember him,” said classmate John Korpiel, Wexford, Pa. “Han must have been a real lonely or something. “

Baldwin-Whitehall School District issued a statement saying that Bowers attended Baldwin High School from August 1986 to November 1989. Randal A. Lutz, superintendent, said he retired from school in 1989 and not graduated. Lutz also prayed that the attention remained on the victims, rather than the alleged attacker, something that often said after the mass protection when media review often focuses intensively on the pe rson who performed the violence.

“I am firmly convinced that our focus must remain, not on the gunman, without honoring the victim’s lives and offering our unsurpassed support to the victims’ families,” Lutz said.

Myers, rabbin, gave Monday scary new details about the attack. Talking about NBC’s “Today” show and separately on CNN, like Myers – which this summer had written on the synagogue blog that national leaders have to do more to stop mass shifts – that morning, the Shabbat services had started normally when he suddenly heard a loud noise. He thought it could be a metal casing that crashes to the floor – perhaps because an older congregant had fallen.

Then he saw three people from another parish who drove on the stairs and heard semi-automatic shooting. He told everyone to “let go to the floor, do not give a sound and do not move”, he told CNN.

He said he hoped that the heavy eclipses in the sanctuary would provide some protection. He then began the people in the front combs against exits or wardrobes where they could hide. But there were eight people in the backyard of the sanctuary, he said, and when he turned to them he heard that the shooting was harder and realized that it was no longer safe to be there. He went up to the stairway and rang 911 and stayed on the line for about 20 minutes, he said. He hid in a bathroom that had no lock on it.

“I heard he is performing my churches,” he told NBC. “I did not look at it. I could not watch it.”

Investigators returned three weapons, two rifles and hundreds of ammunition rounds from Bower’s residence, said a law enforcement official adding the four gun authorities that they recovered from the synagogue. The police have said that Bowers was taken in custody after a fight with police who seriously injured some of the officers. Myers said he was rescued by SWAT officers before Bowers was taken in custody.

“I’m living with regrets,” Myers told CNN. “I wish I could have done more.”

Berman, Selk and Wang reported from Washington. Amy B Wang, Joel Achenbach, Annie Gowen, Shawn Boburg, Alice Crites, Felicia Sonmez, Julie Tate, Sari Horwitz and Matt Zapotosky in Washington have contributed to this report.

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