Another Synagogue Shooting, This Time It’s In California

Source: CNN

From the LA Times:

A gunman armed with a semiautomatic rifle walked into a suburban San Diego County synagogue and opened fire on the congregation Saturday, killing one person and injuring three in an attack that authorities believe was motivated by hate. A 19-year-old was arrested in connection with the shooting, authorities said. The gunman entered Chabad of Poway on Chabad Way about 11:20 a.m. and started firing.

Earnest appears to have written a letter posted on the Internet filled anti-Semitic screeds. In the letter, he also talked about the planning the attack.

“How long did it take you to plan the attack? Four weeks. Four weeks ago, I decided I was doing this. Four weeks later, I did it.”

Earnest, who is white, wrote that he was willing to sacrifice his future “for the sake of my people.”

Poway Mayor Steve Vaus called it a “hate crime,” based on statements the shooter was heard making as he entered the synagogue.

Here’s where I express my thoughts and prayers for the people in the community and those affected by, yet, another form of violent hate. And honestly, I do. But this stupid-ass shit keeps happening again and again, and it’s draining on many of us that society, as a whole, could actively care less about this and future acts yet to come.

4 thoughts on “Another Synagogue Shooting, This Time It’s In California

  1. Racism, Antisemitism, and Islamophic is on the increase thanks to white supremacists, the do nothing president, and the indifferent mainstream white America that denies racism and antisemitism. When will hate and bigotry end?

    What we need now is love, unity, and compassion.

    Tell that to the president who called the alt-white protesters in Charlottesville fine people. Fine people my foot! They’re white supremacists period and they’ve spread more hate and destruction than anyone else in the world. Rosewood, anyone? Tulsa, anyone? Wilmington, NC, anyone? Charleston, SC, anyone? It seems to me that history is repeating itself.

    To those in denial, especially conservatives and mainstream white America, this hatred toward People of Color and Non-Christians is real and they’re carried out by White supremacists, White Nationalists, alt-rightists. That despicable and evil president is enabling the hate crimes by not enacting stronger measures nor is he condemning them strongly because his supporters are also White supremacists and are in high positions in government.

    California is the most multicultural states of America. The state is a microcosm of the Melting pot/mosaic of various races, ethnicities, religions, cultures, and classes. White America is afraid of the real America as opposed to the fictional America in which WASPs reign supreme through oppression various groups of people.

    May prayers go out to the victims families of the California synagogue shooting. Also to the members of the Chabab Temple. They need all the help they can get.

    Hate and bigotry must end!

    Reynagirl

  2. Another day..another shooting😔.Unfortunately,it seems to be the norm in the United States..along with racism/ anti-Muslim Semitism. I went to see The Avengers Endgame . Ironically, one of thoughts on my mind was hoping thar all movie dwellers were safe ( can’t forget about the mass The movie theatre shooting in Aurora Colorado) and then come home and turn on my television and see this horrifying event.

    A Gallup poll/ study has recently ranked the United States as being one of the most stressed countries in the world. Surprised? I’m not. Though I have always thought that the country has always been such,it’s even have grown worse in recent years.

    People ..especially White apologist will argue that the U.S. is a ” free” country .If there is anything I’ve learned about the meaning of free is that it doesn’t match with the mantra. First of all ,the country is actually a REPUBLIC not a democracy. Secondly, to be free means to be treated equally in all areas and not be persecuted because you’re a minority. People continue to be mistreated because of who they are,being thrown out of their homes because of gentrification and not getting adequate medical care. It’s ashame. Let’s not forget about gun violence and how their 2nd amendment is being used for target practice..on minorities and unjustly putting immigrants in camps . ..among other things. Doesn’t seem much like freedom to me.

    I’m praying for the people of Chabad of Poway,the Jewish community, my Jewish friends and all people that are being affected by hate and senseless gun violence.

  3. Hate and bigotry seem to be the order of the day and it doesn’t help that the POTUS is an evil white nationalist that uses white supremacist rhetoric to fire up his deranged sycophants. I don’t see any of this coming to an end. And I hate to say it but we will have to endure four more years of this beast in the White House. The Democrats are dragging their feet and not using their heads to figure out they need to impeach this bastard now.

  4. It hurts my heart in violence happens in houses of worship. When there is a church burning or shooting it hurts me in my soul.

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