Multiple victims confirmed dead in mass shooting at Pittsburgh synagogue.

By | 2018-10-27T09:42:32+00:00 October 27th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |28 Comments

Does this never stop?

Courtesy of CNN:

At least four people have been killed in Saturday morning’s shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, according to a city official.

The shooter surrendered to Pittsburgh police and was being transported to Mercy Hospital, said Curt Conrad, chief of staff for City Councilman Corey O’Connor.

Another law enforcement official told CNN at least 12 people have been shot.

Three police officers were shot, officials said earlier at an impromptu press conference. It’s unclear if they are part of those casualties.

“There are fatalities,” said Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald.

Pittsburgh police Cmdr. Jason Lando previously said there were “multiple casualties.” Officers were dispatched to the scene after receiving reports of active gunfire at the synagogue, he said.

“It is imperative that the neighbors in the community surrounding the Tree of Life synagogue stay in their houses and shelter in place,” Lando said. “Do not come out of your home right now. It is not safe.”

Just when we thought it was safe to turn on the news. 

This is still an ongoing investigation so there is a lot we do not yet know. 

It does sound, at least so far, that this was the work of a lone gunman, but we have not heard his motives for the shooting. 

However, the shooting took place in a Jewish synagogue so you might be able to extrapolate from there.

Update: Here is Trump essentially blaming the victims for not having the ability to repel the gunman. 

So according to Trump, we need to arm school teachers, movie ushers, mall workers, and now Rabbis so that they can defend themselves during an armed assault that nobody has any idea how to prevent. 

Oh, by the way, this gunman took out three armed police officers. 

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28 Comments

  1. Anon October 27, 2018 at 8:51 am

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/10/27/synagogue-attack-294th-shooting.html

    According to the Gun Violence Archive, 294 mass shooting incidents have taken place this year – and today is the 300th day of the year.

    The suspected shooter is reportedly a man in his 40s who yelled anti-Semitic comments during the attack.

    @DanRather
    Mass murder at a Pittsburgh synagogue. A killer targeting African Americans in Kentucky. The bomb maker. The focus should not be only on Trump, but all who excuse, abet, or stand in silence while hate is stoked for political gain.
    8:10 AM – Oct 27, 2018

    https://www.gunviolencearchive.org

    • Anon October 27, 2018 at 9:51 am

      Dan Rather said it best.

      Gryphen, thank you for pointing out that three policemen were shot by the gunman. What does it take to have your gun rights taken away in this country?

      • Anonymous October 27, 2018 at 3:32 pm

        4 police officers were shot

  2. HuffPost October 27, 2018 at 9:03 am

    By Sara Boboltz

    “President Donald Trump on Saturday stated that the mass shooting at a Pennsylvania synagogue had “little to do” with gun control laws, suggesting the
    “results would have been far better” if there had been “protection inside.”

    “This is a case where if they had an armed guard inside … they would have been able to stop them,” Trump said.

    A gunman opened fire at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, during Saturday services,
    killing several worshippers and injuring three police officers.”

  3. DR October 27, 2018 at 9:05 am

    FB>”Mass murder at a Pittsburgh synagogue. A killer targeting African Americans in Kentucky. The bomb maker. The focus should not be only on Trump,
    but all who excuse, abet, or stand in silence while hate is stoked for political gain.”<Dan the Man Rather

  4. Anon October 27, 2018 at 9:08 am
  5. Anonymous October 27, 2018 at 9:10 am

    Dear orange shitgibbon. You own the MAGAbomber, and now you own this. All your rhetoric about George Soros, which has become “The JEWZZ”. How much blood will be on your hands when you leave in 2020?

    • Anonymous October 27, 2018 at 11:43 am

      https://www.rawstory.com/2018/10/busted-arizona-republican-spreading-magabomber-conspiracy-theories-from-ex-star/

      “Rep. Mark Finchem, R-Oro Valley, has retweeted several tweets from prominent conservative Twitter personalities, including former porn star Jenna Jameson, asserting that the bombs are fake and that liberals are masterminding a plot to frame conservatives,” the Mirror reported.
      “Another of Finchem’s retweets asserted the bombs couldn’t be real because people took pictures of them,”
      “Finchem, meanwhile, is a member of the Oath Keepers, a national anti-government, right-wing militia founded in 2009 that regularly traffics in conspiracy theories, including a recent one alleging that there was a child-sex ring being operated near Tucson,””

      https://www.azmirror.com/2018/10/26/az-gop-lawmakers-take-truther-approach-to-spate-of-pipe-bombs/

      • Anonymous October 27, 2018 at 2:06 pm

        One trump supporter suggested that Hillary and Obama PAID the guy to send the bombs to them.

        These people are hopeless, they don’t live in reality. I am just writing them off as people too stupid and delusional even bother trying to point out the facts or logical thinking.

  6. Anon October 27, 2018 at 9:21 am

    Trump blames synagogue for not having armed guards after mass shooting

    Trump also called for strengthening the death penalty, saying, “We should bring the death penalty into vogue.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/10/results-much-better-trump-blames-synagogue-not-armed-guards-mass-shooting/

    ‘In English, it’s perfectly acceptable to refer to something fashionable as in vogue (meaning in the current fashion or style), yet to evoke a sense of French chic, many writers make the whole phrase French—en vogue.’

  7. Anon October 27, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Donald Trump: “But … but … but … look at that monstrous caravan full of MS-13, middle easterners, rapists, drug dealers, potential future Democrats that are heading toward the US to come steal your jobs!!”

    • Anonymous October 27, 2018 at 1:58 pm

      heading toward the US to come steal your jobs!!
      ================
      He also said they are coming here TO VOTE !!!! Guess little donnie has no clue that only citizens can vote, oh right I forgot he doesn’t deal in reality.

    • Anonymous October 27, 2018 at 5:42 pm

      Now he is claiming there are 17,000 people in the caravan coming to invade us. ( real number by UN estimates is 7,000). I have a bad feeling that there is going to be a massacre on the border, hope I am wrong.

  8. Anonymous in Chicago October 27, 2018 at 9:45 am

    I don’t care what the TV pundits say, the hate rhetoric that is coming out of the White House caused this and the recent mail bombs. That is why the White Nationalists, of which Trump is their leader, have become emboldened. They need to crawl back under their rocks and take Trump with them. When Sarah Palin put out that cross hairs ad and Gabby Giffords was shot, I absolutely blamed her because her hate inspires the loonies. And then after the violence and tragedies, we have to listen to these same hate mongers turn it around and tell us they are now the “victims”!

  9. Anonymous October 27, 2018 at 10:27 am

    Donald sends codes messages to the crazies and only they can hear it.

  10. Curtis Bell October 27, 2018 at 11:22 am

    I just saw that the death toll has risen to ten. But we should probably be more afraid of the caravan approaching from Central America with people coming to harvest our crops, clean our homes and care for our children. That’s what is really scary!

  11. Anonymous October 27, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    One hell of a week for the right wing. I hope it doesn’t get worse the closer to election day. Armed guards in places of worship? I don’t want to live in that kind of world.

  12. Anonymous October 27, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    The Latest: FBI: Pittsburgh suspect not known to authorities
    The Associated Press

    4:25 p.m.

    An FBI official says the man suspected of killing 11 people at a Pennsylvania synagogue was not known to law enforcement.

    Bob Jones, the special agent in charge of the FBI’s office in Pittsburgh, says investigators believe Robert Bowers was acting alone.

    He says Bowers’ full motive still isn’t known.

    Jones said the scene of Saturday’s shooting at the Tree of Life Congregation was “the most horrific crime scene I have seen” in 22 years with the FBI.

    Police say 11 people were killed and six people, including four police officers, were injured.

  13. Anonymous October 27, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    “If they had protection inside, the results would have been far better.”
    =========================
    What no thoughts and prayers?

    four police officers were injured, so what kind of protection is little donnie talking about?

    Obviously little donnie can’t be bothered with all these shootings, bombings, he has a hate fest rally to get to, wouldn’t want to disappoint his adoring crowds.

  14. CFR October 27, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    The timing of the Magabomber and MAGAshooter bother me
    I think both are trying to scare democrats away from the polls.

    • Anonymous October 27, 2018 at 5:30 pm

      I don’t see how they are going to scare Democrats away from the polls, if anything it clarifies what trump has done to this country and where he is “leading ” it. More Democrats are going to get out and vote.

      The republicans should stay home, they are responsible for trump.

    • Anonymous October 27, 2018 at 6:11 pm

      NO, they were trying to KILL people and one succeeded.

  15. Anonymous October 27, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Enough of the rationalization by trump and republicans that both sides are to blame, that both sides are violent.. NO, only one side is to blame and that is the republican, fear-mongering side. The own all of this violence, they aren’t so P.C. when is it a right wing trump supporter causing the violence, too hypocritical to call it terrorism.
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    That time Melania and Donald’s followers threatened a Jewish reporter with “ovens”.

    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/10/27/1807758/-That-one-time-Melania-and-Donald-s-followers-threatened-a-Jewish-reporter-with-ovens?utm_campaign=trending

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