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27 Apr 2019, 4:48 pm

'People running everywhere': 1 dead, 3 wounded in Passover shooting at synagogue near San Diego

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A gunman opened fire in a temple near San Diego on Saturday the last day of Passover, killing one person and injuring three, including a rabbi addressing the congregation, authorities said. A suspect was detained by police.

"It was a hate crime, and that will not stand," Steve Vaus, mayor of Poway, told MSNBC. Vaus later told CNN the shooter made hateful statements when he entered the synagogue.

"This shooter was engaged by people in the congregation and those brave people certainly prevented this from being a much worse tragedy," Vaus told CNN.

The incident occurred on the last day of Passover at the Chabad of Poway synagogue, which was scheduled to hold a holiday celebration that started at 11:00 a.m. PDT. The sheriff's office was alerted to an incident at 11:30 a.m.

Sgt. Aaron Meleen of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department told reporters the shooter came into the temple, but was not there when officers arrived. He said the shooter was detained down the street away from the synagogue.

People are in "varying states of injuries," he said, adding that it was an "extremely chaotic scene, with people running everywhere."

The rabbi was shot in the hand, Vaus said.

After the shooting, the rabbi continued to speak, Minoo Anvari, a witness, told a local NBC TV affiliate. She said one of her friends, a woman, was shot.

The shooting has caused chaos and confusion for families, Anvari said, because it is the Sabbath and many members could not use their cell phones for religious reasons.

Poway is about 25 miles northeast of San Diego.

A man has been detained for questioning in connection with a shooting incident at the Chabad of Poway synagogue," the sheriff's department said in a tweet. "Deputies were called to Chabad Way just before 11:30 a.m. There are injuries. This is a developing situation."


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27 Apr 2019, 4:55 pm

Terrible tragedy as these hate crime mass shootings always are. Unfortunately, given the US political climate (actually it's kinda global now) w/all these white power/fascist movements on the ascendant and no check on them from the Feds at least, expect alot more of this till the political left gets organized and starts taking to the streets alot more than they already are. I know there's some of that in the States, but it's weak compared to other countries. We unfortunately live in very dark times and it will require a multifaceted, organized and militant political response in equal strength to that coming from the far right.



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27 Apr 2019, 5:12 pm

Great, another f*****g shooting. Why do they keep on happening in the US?


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27 Apr 2019, 5:19 pm

mr_bigmouth_502 wrote:
Great, another f*****g shooting. Why do they keep on happening in the US?


I'm wondering about this too.


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27 Apr 2019, 6:24 pm

One dead, three injured in Poway synagogue shooting

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A woman was killed and three others injured Saturday when a 19-year-old man armed with a rifle opened fire during Passover services at the Chabad of Poway.
Authorities identified the suspected gunman as John T. Earnest, a Rancho Penasquitos resident. He was arrested and is being questioned by homicide detectives.

Poway Mayor Steve Vaus called it a “hate crime,” based on statements the shooter was heard making as he entered the synagogue. Authorities were reviewing his social media accounts and an “open letter” he reportedly wrote before the attack, which happened at about 11:30 a.m. They were also preparing to search his home in Rancho Penasquitos.

The victims, who include a girl and two adult males, were taken to Palomar Medical Center in Escondido. Their conditions were unknown, but officials said they were “stable.”

At an early afternoon press conference, authorities said an off-duty Border Patrol agent was driving by the synagogue and opened fire on the fleeing suspect. The suspect called 911 shortly after and told a CHP dispatcher that he was involved in the shooting.

Around the same time, a San Diego police K9 officer was racing to the scene after hearing about the shooting on the police radio. The officer was monitoring the CHP radio as well and stopped where the suspect had pulled over, at Rancho Bernardo Road and Interstate 15.

“He jumped out of the car with his hands up,” San Diego police Chief David Nisleit said, and was taken into custody without incident.

A rifle was found on the passenger seat. Sheriff Bill Gore said “AR-type assault weapon” was used in the shooting.

Founded in 1986 by Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, Chabad of Poway is affiliated with Lubavitch, a branch within Orthodox Judaism’s Hasidic movement. It bills itself as a place where “Traditional Jewish values are brought to life in a joyous, non-judgmental atmosphere.”

It grew quickly, attracting families to a congregation modeled on the bustling Jewish enclaves that existed in New York City and Eastern Europe. Dozens moved within walking distance so they could follow the requirement to not operate machinery on the Sabbath. The campus underwent a $1.7 million expansion project in the mid-1990s, building a 13,000 square-foot facility with a sanctuary, a meeting hall, and offices.

In 2015, in an effort to “start fresh again with new and young energy,” the Chabad brought in Rabbi Mendel and Shterna Goldstein from Brooklyn, and they’ve introduced a variety of programs, including a lecture series featuring Holocaust survivors.


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27 Apr 2019, 6:24 pm

mr_bigmouth_502 wrote:
Great, another f*****g shooting. Why do they keep on happening in the US?


A simple answer to a complex problem
http://time.com/5555396/white-supremaci ... w-zealand/



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27 Apr 2019, 6:33 pm

Thanks for the link Cyber.



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27 Apr 2019, 6:45 pm

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mr_bigmouth_502 wrote:
Great, another f*****g shooting. Why do they keep on happening in the US?


I'm wondering about this too.


Because the DSA was created by hate, runs on hate, and will be destroyed by hate.



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27 Apr 2019, 6:59 pm

Which DSA are you referring to?



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27 Apr 2019, 8:00 pm

The shooter is a talented pianist.



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28 Apr 2019, 12:03 am

Pianist? WTF!

Here's his manifesto
https://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Alleged- ... ere-588036

Would be ironic if his piano teacher was Jewish



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28 Apr 2019, 11:33 am

lostonearth35 wrote:
AnonymousAnonymous wrote:
mr_bigmouth_502 wrote:
Great, another f*****g shooting. Why do they keep on happening in the US?


I'm wondering about this too.


Because the DSA was created by hate, runs on hate, and will be destroyed by hate.


DSA?


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28 Apr 2019, 1:46 pm

Who is John Earnest, the suspect in the Poway synagogue shooting?

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The 19-year-old suspect in Saturday’s Poway synagogue shooting, John T. Earnest, is the product of a seemingly tight-knit family with strong ties to the San Diego community, although online postings suggest a preoccupation with advancing a revolution to preserve the European race.

is actions appear to have been revealed in an open letter, published on the Internet forum 8chan and attributed to him. The forum is a photo-based website where people can create and moderate their own boards. Because of its limited rules, it is sometimes used anonymously by members of the far-right, white nationalist movement.

The missive is riddled with strong language, hate speech and anti-Semitic epithets. In it, the author paints himself as a martyr for white people and writes that he hates “anyone who seeks the destruction of my race.” He also claims to have previously set fire to an Escondido mosque, and that he did so in support of accused New Zealand Christchurch shooter Brenton Tarrant. Tarrant, he says, was the catalyst for his actions.

“I am a testament to the fact that literally anyone can do this,” he wrote. “If you told me even 6 months ago that I would do this I would have been surprised.”

Earnest, a Rancho Penasquitos resident, is enrolled at Cal State University, San Marcos. President Karen Haynes confirmed his attendance and said in a statement that the state school is cooperating with authorities. The online poster claims to be “doing well” in nursing school and describes himself as, “just a normal dude who wanted to have a family, help and heal people, and play piano.” Earnest previously attended Mt. Carmel High School, where his father taught.

In the open letter, the author quotes several scriptures from the Bible’s New Testament to justify his beliefs.

“My God understands why I did what I did,” he wrote in the self-described manifesto.


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28 Apr 2019, 2:43 pm

...When I saw a (Second-day, in fact.) headline about it I said " Oy vey " :( to myself, or similar. I'm not Jewish. It was unconsioud.


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28 Apr 2019, 3:17 pm

mr_bigmouth_502 wrote:
Great, another f*****g shooting. Why do they keep on happening in the US?

A quasi religious veneration toward guns; I don't see that anywhere else, even when guns are available.