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Sowing Seeds of Solidarity, After the Tree of Life Synagogue Killings

UN News

02:03 min | Last month

Sowing Seeds of Solidarity, After the Tree of Life Synagogue Killings

"On the twenty seventh of october twenty eighteen. A gunman shouted eleven people and wounded six at the tree of life synagogue in pittsburgh in the us state of pennsylvania. The youngest victim was sixty nine. The oldest rose monning was ninety-seven all of those who died. Were members of the synagogue's congregation. This was the deadliest attack ever on the jewish community in the united states and took place the time of rising antisemitism as well as increasing levels of hate crimes against other groups including african americans and muslims in the us four days off the shootings the secretary general of the united nations antonio cherish honored the victims. At new york's park east synagogue. He denounced the mass shooting as a horrendous act. And as you just heard noted that antisemitism is the oldest form of hatred to have endured in human history. There's a big jewish population score hall. So is easy for me to stay really close to my jewish roots. I went to jewish preschool. Jewish elementary school. I spent my summer is a jewish summer camps. Why on the swim team. Kenny werner is a high school student in the squirrel hill neighborhood of pittsburgh the shooting the tree of life. Synagogue was a home away from home for her and her family. By the time. I was six or seven years old. I'd be able to run around that synagogue tree of life in just do what i wanted. We felt safe. One of katie's relatives was among those killed at the synagogue. Although she wasn't in the line of fire on the day of the shooting her mother malla says that the family has struggled to come to terms with the attacks. I think if tree of life and what happened there daily still. It's part of my everyday existence. Part of the fiber of who. I am and who my family is. My children have all been scarred to different degrees knowing people that were there knowing where certain people were standing at the time that they were likely murdered.

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How Chicago's Death Alley Got Its Name

Ghost Light

11:00 min | 1 year ago

How Chicago's Death Alley Got Its Name

"By I decided to restart my day took a shower here. We are feeling good feeling in feel like I'm in the driver's seat. Good. Good. Yeah. That's a lesson forever and restart your day whenever you choose if you're not going the way, you want it. You get to restart it whenever you want and hydrate. And hydrate I'm going to a separate now. Everyone with us. Wasn't that refreshing. So before we get into the history of the Pittsburgh playhouse. Mercedes who again today script wrote us a little introduction. So without further ado, let's get into says. Introduction. She writes I love Pittsburgh. It's my home city, and in my humble opinion, it's one of the top two best cities on the planet. It's a place full of life and culture and history, but it's so small unleash that it tends to fly beneath the radar for most I grew up loving the city and knowing that it has a lot to offer when it comes artistic expression August Wilson, famously loved the city his home city so much that he created that connick Pittsburgh cycle it's an amazing city so to me, it just makes sense that if ghosts were real, they'd want to come back to hang out in the burgh I love for a little longer guests I love that you really heartfelt starts episode Mercedes. I think I need to go to Pittsburgh have you been now? Road trip I how far far could we drive from here? Yeah. I don't think it's far I think yeah I don't know. No I think. We'll take our stark reserves. Okay. So the history of the Pittsburgh playhouse. By Mercedes okay. The historic Pittsburgh playhouse originally on craft and was not so much a theater as it was a collection of buildings that were brought and then turned into theatrical spaces. The first of these was acquired in nineteen, thirty four and was formerly a German Social Club. This building was bought as a wedding present by Richard. Row for his wife Helen Wayne their stories actually very cute. So Richard. Fell in love with Helen when he first saw her perform in New York, his family was super rich and well-known Spanish factors in Pittsburgh. So he bought the location for Helen to give her a nice space to act in Pittsburgh. He basically did this so that they could live there together and she would feel fulfilled even though she wasn't a Big New York City Act trix actress. On that's so cute. Matching someone just give. The building. Just so that you can. Live in the and like feel like you're a big time. Yeah. I get jobs. Yes. Okay. So that their names are Helen and Richard Richard and So. With that, the Pittsburgh Civic playhouse was formed not just by Richard and Helen. It was a group of artists making up the company but like the rows. Oh but like the rows were moneybags. playhouses. Next purchase was an adjacent house to act as a lobby for what was then known as the Roth eater. The first performance in this theater and lobby space was in nineteen, thirty four. The playhouse was fairly popular in the thirties and forties staging productions of Noel Coward's private lives in Thornton wilders. Then new our town during his l.. Then new. Oh. I would like to, I. would like to live in a world where. Still felt new. During this, the playhouses signature leading lady was, of course, none other than Helen Wayne row, which seems like a pretty sweet deal and I'm jealous of her whole situation getting a sugar daddy to basically launch her acting career. Mercedes. SPEAK ON A. So the stage also housed musicals and featured a little known dancer choreographer just months before he would get his big break on Broadway you WanNa. Take a guess Fred Astaire. Close. Close. Oh Who Does skin I don't another dig her come on. It's obvious. Gene, Kelly. of. Yeah. Gosh. Okay. But I've heard he's like Not Nice well, did he like demand rehearsals like over and over again tell people bleeding? Yeah something wacko on in singing in the rain like I've brought up seeing in the rain on this podcast before which is funny. Okay. So that's NEAT I didn't know Gene Kelly was from. Pittsburgh neither that means Jim Kelly Okay Mall from the Burgh. What a gorgeous dancer what? Does little tap into. All right. Moving on. The third building that was additives Hodgepodge of theaters was formerly the tree of life synagogue the congregation moved to Squirrel Hill. I have to stop. I have to stop Squirrel Hill. Sounds like that sounds like a horrifying like like scary movie of chipmunks and squirrels like like. or or Blake dream. Yes my partner like squirrels. Okay. the congregation moved to Scroll Hill in nineteen fifty, one in this space was acquired by the playhouse making up their largest theater space. The Rock wealthier underneath the theater was a restaurant known as the playhouse restaurant. A former ballroom turned ice cream parlor. Cute. Wow. They're out here like setting up a small town. Lot of they got a restaurant. So there's three theaters. All connecting. So like spaces. Yeah. It was the playhouse restaurant, which is a ballroom to ice cream parlor. Got It. So you want got it another local Pittsburgh or to get their star at the playhouse before becoming a household name was one Shirley. Jones. I don't know that is. Listeners You do but I hope you do if you don't Google it we will. Profess, she performed in the playoffs. Many times Okay. Walmer says love that fact but. I feel like we're GONNA waking up in like feel stupid or something. Yeah. Well, another Pittsburgh native who has a history at the playhouse, oh? My Gosh is Jeff. Goldblum. We love chuckles literally Jeff. Goldblum pits. Pittsburgh playhouse butter boop. Out by I love. Jeff. Jacob Blue, that's the best I can I gotta wash him. Once when I go on benders watching Jeff Videos I can get that I can get that down pat? I can do really well that was impression to have like just in your back pocket it is it is when parties come back in twenty thirty I'll be sure to have perfected that party trick. Apparently, his first acting was done with the children's Cedar through playhouse junior an educational opportunities where children received professional training on a professional stage. Mercedes wrote feel free to have Goldblum here I would like to but I don't know why I love You love yes. We've why sorry I just I we did watch this show. But I'm just saying like outside of like that show on Disney plastic everyone by the way if you're busy plus stream Jeff. Goldblum show it's incredible but. I Love Jeff Goldblum I want his his interviews on Graham Norton also highly recommend every interview on. Yeah. True. True. Just pivoting entirely too grim noreen. My favorite episode did US maybe we are together. So don't get mad at me but did you watch that episode of Jeff. Goldblum the world according to Jeff Goldblum by the way is the full title did you watch the episode where he goes to Jeff Goldblum Day and gets like a tattoo like he'll give some tattoo people are getting Jeff. Goldblum. FLASH TATTOOS DID YOU. Know I didn't. But I've seen I've seen him Like. In an interview talking about people getting tattoos of him. And it's so funny. It's like I feel like we should be our next to you remember when we had just left London and somewhat some artists like installed this giant Jeff Goldblum statue on like Phil Lot on the lawn outside the the bridge theater setting somewhere around there and they had this like Gorgeous Gold Statue of Jeff Goldblum laying down like he doesn't Dross Park Oh. Yeah and he's like young his shirtless Yeah Walnut list but tank top or whatever no just a button down but it was like not buttoned half a Oh Anyway so you shouldn't. Superstar. He is he's got to love him. Okay. We're going to move on because this isn't his show but if he's listening it can be your show, Jeff. He's just sweet. Just send us an email. Go slight see the me calm your show. Can take over. So. The theater began to struggle financially and was acquired by point bark. Point Park University in nineteen sixty eight the playhouse continued to operate now mostly for students for many years this way this wasn't a perfect fit though the buildings of the playhouse were old and not originally intended for theater. They were also much farther from Point Park's main downtown campus making the playhouse more trouble for the school than it was worth in late two, thousand, eighteen, the old Pittsburgh playhouse buildings crafts avenue were demolished as the spirit of the playhouse was moved to a new home. Oh, that's a bummer. It's like cool history. The new Pittsburgh playhouse complex is located on Forbes and fourth, and while it may not have as many ghosts lingering as the old buildings had it is at the very least a space that was designed and intended to be used for theatre. Sad. Sad. Okay. Well, moving on things the hunting section of the Pittsburgh playhouse. We gotta get my my spooky vocal but We also Halloween town reference. Have you sir. Familiar. Halloween town. Longtime ago. I know. Collectively, Judge Lino, she was not raised on D. Calms and it shows in times like this. There's a wonderful line that Debbie Reynolds has when she corrects her grandson on how to make a ghost noise like make it like this out of a ghost sign it was one of the daughters anyway she's like she's like she says something about it being like like lower and more melancholic

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This Weekend Marks One Year After Pittsburgh Synagogue Attack

People of the Pod

12:25 min | 2 years ago

This Weekend Marks One Year After Pittsburgh Synagogue Attack

"This weekend marks the one year anniversary of the shooting at the tree of life car Gatien in Pittsburgh it's also the second annual show up for Chabad on the weekend right after the shooting we at J. C. encouraged Jews and our allies around the world to go to synagogue and show up for shut it became the largest demonstration of solidarity with the Jewish people in world history this year as we mark the tracks nick anniversary we hope you'll show up for Chabad again on this weekend October Twenty Fifth and twenty sixth head to AJC dot org slash show up for Chabad to learn more Manja who did you chat with this week Avi Mayor the Managing Director of Global Communications for AJC who spearheaded an unprecedented survey of American Jewish you too about anti-semitism how about you for my interview I really zoomed in on Pittsburgh and spoke with Jeff Finkelstein the president and CEO of the Jewish Federation in Pittsburgh so let's dive right in and hear those conversations now Sunday October twenty seventh will mark exactly one year since the deadly shooting at Pittsburgh is tree of Life Congregation we spoke with Jeff Finkelstein President and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh to get a sense of how Pittsburgh is doing one year out jeff thank you so much for joining us thanks for asking me to do this now we're almost exactly one year out from the attack that Jews US All across America felt in our own way but the victims were in Pittsburgh so I should start by asking how is the Jewish community in Pittsburgh doing so I think you're actually starting with the right question the answer's complicated and complex because when we talk about the community were all victims and there are different levels of victims obviously the families who lost loved ones the people who were injured those who are in the synagogue but escaped and saw the shooter people in the parking lot the Jewish community of Squirrel Hill the general community of Scroll Hill the Jewish community of Greater Pittsburgh Etcetera and so there were all these rungs and I think if you ask representatives of each of them on different days you'll get a different an answer So the real answer in one word is it depends you just reminded me of the poem that you might be familiar with called the order of the bomb by you who to buy it's a famous poem by famous Israeli poet and it's too long to read into the record here maybe we'll link to it in the notes but in it he basically talks about the concentric circles of you know he's speaking of course about a bombing in Israel but he says the diameter of the bomb mhm was thirty centimeters but the range of the people who had hit and the people who were affected by that and the people who cared about that further and further ends by saying and I won't even mention the Howl of orphans that reaches up to the throne of God and beyond making a circle with no end and no god which is perhaps deeper than either is intended to go there but you're certainly right to point out that the attack took place in one location but it was felt everywhere it definitely has ripple effects by the way e yes I was my professor at the Hebrew University when I was there for my junior year and I actually don't remember studying that home but I'm sure I did at one point uh now going to have to go back and re read it you know and I can speak personally there were days where I feel more than others as we approach the one year marker and I'm looking at some of the drafts of videos that are going to be used I ended up in tears and and other your time's I'm fine when the attack happened in Powei that retraumatize people in the community including people like may so I just think they're good days is there a bad days and I'll end this part just by saying that one of the blessings in my professional work has been getting to know especially the victims families who were closest to the incident they are truly remarkable wonderful strong inspiring people that's that's that's beautiful a year ago so when this happened Pittsburgh became a mechanism for antisemitism in America right it became a kind of shorthand when many people today say Pittsburgh they don't mean the city on the allegheny river they mean the place where an anti Semite attacked a synagogue and that for you it's home right it's where you raised your kids it's where you work and perhaps not only where you go to work but it's the community that you really help to Lee it has it been jarring disconnect between the city people talk about in the one that you live in it's actually interesting I just I wrote a piece and I haven't done anything with it yet it on this topic specifically because I really might even be anger that I feel when people referred do what happened here as Pittsburgh they say we have to remember Pittsburgh Yeah and when I what I want them to know about Pittsburgh is that this is an incredible unique Jewish community this is a place that's growing with close to fifty thousand Jews today that's getting younger with millennials going into our city because of the increase in eds and meds higher education medical work and high tech in general and it is is and I always state this without actually ever researching it but it never stops me it is the last major urban center Jewish community in North America outside of New York every other Jewish comed- that I know of the major community has moved out of the city itself we are still saying entered in the city of Pittsburgh with the diversity of the Jewish community there it is an incredible place and that's when it comes to the Jewish communities what Pittsburgh it should mean and when it comes to being just a city this is the city that built America it had the third most fortune five hundred companies in America after New York and Chicago for a number of years it literally built America with its steel and those are the things that people need to remember about Pittsburgh this week AJC released the findings of a new survey of American Jews feelings about antisemitism and in the survey we found that a quarter of American Jews say that they avoid certain aces events or situation out of concern for their safety as Jews forty-seven percent report that Jewish institutions with which they are affiliated have been targeted by antisemitic threats graffiti or attacks and more than half of American Jews report having police and or private guards posted outside of their institutions. What has the hardening of Jewish communal spaces look like in Pittsburgh so just to take it back prior talks over twenty seventh year and a half before we hired a Jewish community security director at the Federation to start looking at that and his work save lives on Tober Twenty-seventh we we know that from people who survived in twenty four hours after the shooting took place we convened all of our Jewish institutions for briefing with our security director FBI police local politicians and talked about what was going on in the community and we at the federation made the Vision we hired armed guards throughout the Jewish community for the next four weeks we paid for it and the whole idea was to build resilience we didn't want people so scared of coming into our Jewish institutions forty eight hours after the shooting the largest Jewish preschool which is located at JC and Squirrel Hill all but one family showed up that's what we were aiming for and yes facilities have been physically hardened and there are addition thousands of new personnel for security at many of them as well someone asked me about this earlier today and you know has it has on an impact on people my own synagogue I was just there for Simpler Toronto Media Sarit I know the armed guard the people who come a lot we know oh that guard he is not Jewish he wishes you Chabad Shalom on Chabad and hugs them on the holiday it's not jarring it's comforting actually for most people I think and he's almost a member of the community and it's really it's been beautiful I think that's the way a lot of the institutions have tried to deal with the addition of security personnel now the tree of life congregation where the shooting took place last year issued a statement just last week too it's it's New Vision for the synagogue building a new mission for that institution can you tell us more about that before I answer the question I wanted just makes are we make one point that it was the tree of life building where the attack took place and that building house three congregation right tree of life New Light Endorse Hadasha and I I know you know that Steffi but I wanna make sure your listeners know that it's really important that people realize that so they've been talking about this for several months now with different parties that might be interested in co locating and collaborating on the site there's just been one initial meeting with the group I know that because we at the federation help convene that first meeting and there are a lot of details to be worked out think the congregation tree of life itself the owner of the building has been very public especially Rabbi Myers and there president that they are committed to re opening on that site in some way what it looks like exactly I think we'll take some time but the idea that Jewish life will be can you on that corner in Squirrel Hill I think is definitely is key to their thinking I just WanNa close by asking You Jeff how are you going to be spending the day I'm sure you're going to be on call and and working throughout the what will you be doing to commemorate next week so the day has been planned there's been a group that's been meeting from about the third week after the shooting they've been meeting every Thursday and that group is convened by actually part of the federal government with representatives of the three impacted congregations it's the Jewish Federation are Jewish community center or Jewish family and community service this is another local nonprofit called the Center for victims and a couple of official representatives of the victims families themselves and they have put together the framework of what will be happening that day my federation team is the one that's actually done the heavy lifting to make it all happen and that's what I'll be participating in starting at eleven am we have volunteer activities we have slots for slightly over eight hundred people as of today we're well over seven hundred are already filled in the ideas that we're going to make the world a better place in the name of those lives we lost very traditional Jewish way to do it at two o'clock the next traditional Jewish way to remember those who have lost will be tower study and I I think we're approaching four hundred people now registered for that with lots of different teachers representing all the different streams of Judaism which is I think the way we function in Pittsburgh working together and then at five o'clock will be a large community gathering to be run about an hour or so and most of that again centered around those we lost everything that's happening that day is victim centered and trauma informed because it's the local incident in Pittsburgh whereas the rest of the country that are doing things for them it's not their neighborhood per se and so that's how I'll be spent in my day is going to each of these things and being with our community well jeff our thoughts will be with you as you do that thank you so much for joining us on people at the todd thanks EFI

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"squirrel hill" Discussed on FitLabPGH

FitLabPGH

12:50 min | 2 years ago

"squirrel hill" Discussed on FitLabPGH

"Well, there was this the undercurrent from this meeting. I went to about lime. So I picked up a book and read through this book. And so got a an impression, how lime could be a multi symptom condition. And so I joined an organization called eyelids. And so the international lime associated disease is what it stands for. I leads to Sidey the and so when I joined eyelids, I got much deeper awareness of the chronic manifestations of lime and how it's an organism that can evade the immune system that can change its shape and size. Can go intracellular in the biggest takeaway, that I took is that if one's immune system is not an place in order to combat this infection. Then it can linger on. And so it mean system function in the, the impact that one's immune system has on clearing these microbes from one system. There's a different presentation. When you've got an acute raring lime presentation verses and ongoing chronic inflammatory response that could be stimulated by an immune system. That's not equipped to be clearing, these pathogens as well. They stick around and a low grade ongoing, like you got to attack in your foot that you just you don't see the tack if it's there and. The process is such where it might be lime. It could be other things in. So there's multiple triggers to an ongoing immune overactive immune response to pathogens and environmental exposures. And so this chronic inflammatory response lime is one if probably is the most common thing that can you be at the public's consciousness of this, this mystery illness. But it comes down to the person. And so you may have lime I could have linemen me right now, but my immune system's working well, and I'm containing it, and I don't feel any bell FEC from it. I've had a cousin of mine who got bit by tick, he got thirty days doxycycline, and he's been fine. I'm curious, just say, for example, that I do have lime I was bit by ticket. Some point in the past. I have lied and my immune system is strong. Is there any any evidence that man maybe I should get tested and go on some sort of drug to kill this bacteria, or is it something that may be on ever have problems or I won't have problems as long as I keep my immune system? Strong. We're a Petri dish for all sorts of micro-organisms. We're not alone where we've got one hundred Chilean microbes in us. So if you go on a witch hunt for every single microbe that could be bad. That's not the mentality in my mind. The lime itself does not there secreting poison. It's not secreting some inflammatory toxin. It's not like Ebola or anything like that. The lime is almost innocent bystander of than into the foreign invader, in your immune system recognizes it such in the acute setting yet, you it's rally up your immune system is trying to attack it. You get the characteristic rashes, and five response that the Lyme organism manages to reach some of the internal organs than yet, can be an ongoing problem. But for the most people if you've been exposed you treat it, and you feel well, and filling relative term and so talking with someone like me, or has a deeper focus on certain symptoms of what could be causing something's appropriate. But if you've got if you feel great, and you doing all the right things you feel good. I wouldn't go on witch-hunts trying to radically lime. I don't think that's the purpose. I think our immune systems there to keep things check is one life happens and various things can throw someone's immune system off balance that I like the focus in on my sessions of patients in its how functional medicine is truly unique in dealing with the, the manifestations of will say lime. But this chronic inflammatory response syndrome, for sure. And so focusing on a systemic point of view. It's functional medicines very well, suited to finding addressing the recognises supporting symptoms than get patients to a better place. And it sounds like from what you've said, over the course of our interview. The fact that functional medicine physicians look at the body, not as a single system, but his multiple systems, interacting, somebody who's trained as a functional medicine physician or thinks as a functional medicine physician when somebody comes in and says, hey, I've got joint pain, and I'm tired all the time and oh, yeah. Something else is going on that because they're looking at it from multiple systems, all interacting. The lightbulb goes on says, okay, something's going on. It might be line might be exposure to mold that might be exposure to certain types of food that may be your system doesn't systems, don't like so you're saying rather than saying, oh, here's a drug for the joint pain. Here's a drug for the upset stomach rather saying, let's look at the whole picture and figure out what if anything is causing all of these problems rather than just saying, here's a drug. You won't feel the problem anymore. Yeah. Some the. Very well exactly the mentality you mentioned mold. I don't know if you have an understanding of been mold is, is one of the worst things in the world. In terms of creating this chronic systemic response. And so Molde is definitely doesn't get any enough of the street cred out there. But I, I would even say mold more of a concern than lime when it comes to individuals in this chronic inflammatory response, and the set of symptoms that come from it for somebody who is listening to this. How can they limit their exposure to things like mold? There's a lot of information out there and how to protect yourself from lime with things like long pants not going into tall grass, etc. Etc. Checking yourself ticks, but you may be living or working in a place where there's lots and lots of bold, never even knowing it. So how can somebody take steps to become aware of that? That's going on. And maybe change it or change their environment. Well, I think that it doesn't take much to, to look around your home and see if you've got water damage, or mold and. You think of it from the health perspective. And this is it's one of those things I I gravitated towards my own story. My personal connection this world, and I think to show not briefly. It'd be helpful for a lot of folks, you know, my, my wife, Jacqueline is someone who is a very healthy person who was doing paleo diet and making her own cleaning products and using essential oils and not eating outs. Shoots active doing well in, then there is an event is usually trigger. There's those if your if your house compromise and you're not feeling well, there's usually some moment in time that you can start to think about it. And that's a lot of time. I focus on that with my patients, but for her, she was pregnant with our third child, and she got a really bad violent faction in so a lot of times, I use this analogy of. Your life is like a pot of really warm water that eventually, if something happens of noth- things happen, that he turns up up until it starts boiling over. And so she hid her boiling point when she got his viral, upper respiratory viral infection while pregnant and for women, especially you can lower your immune system bunk, and you don't want to kill the baby inside. And so this is a vulnerable time in she had the baby, the baby was fine. But there is a symptoms that happened over the next six months that just began setting in and so the symptoms for her were having I was really bad fatigue. Like fatigue that went beyond just carrying for three small kids and not getting much sleep. She was struggling to get bed at times, and stress is a big factor and all this stresses and immune modulator that can set that boiling point up and make things boil over to. So stress the infection the pact of the immune system fatigue sets in your you get into this thing called the cell danger response where your body shuts down on it south to preserve itself, and your body's trying to find things though, if you're immune system's compromised and you're trying to fight it off one arm. They mean systems kind of hamstrung in the other arm is doing all the candidate fight off these toxins and pathogens and Vader's caught this toxic soup stuff and molds, usually the most toxic thing in limes close second. And so my wife in metal six months, she started to get profound fatigue, brain fog. She started to get joint pain. She started to get petitions to get dizziness. She started to walk into certain buildings, and fill extremely are mentally sensitive and not feel well at all and other go and pick her up in. And so knowing that I. Had my wife is now a patient. And this is a an earlier time for me and my, my journey just been doing this for a year at the most. I knew noth- to know that mold was a factor that if you've got if you're environmentally sensitive, chemically sensitive. If you're usually set off by things a chance are that mold could be impactful. So we had a leak in our home that happened. We had. Leaking our bathroom tub that happened years ago. But that boiling point set in and all the stuff that she could contain before the properly functioning immune function. She couldn't anymore. So we did some testing. We found that shout. Urinary Mike O toxins mold gives off micro-toxins micro-toxins or what causes trouble from a systemic point of view. And we had to do some, some thorough cleaning of our home. We had to get rid of certain porous items and materials we had to get rid of all the carpets in our house. We had to put containment units up and take care of the mold and do special, you know, enzyme cleans and deep cleans, and, and we had to detox her. We had to get the multi axons out of our system. We had to yeah, it's like a sink that if the waters running, that's the inflammation, you need to have the drain going, that's detox. And we need to. Make sure that the water is not flowing over the side. And that's the when the symptoms happen when those inflammatory symptoms inflammation is the cause for just about every symptom that she had in just about every symptom. That most people have we need to support the people when symptom wise, we have to get to the root, so cleaning up the environment detoxing things out of her made a huge difference. Because of the mold, I think a, a lime exposure that she had some point manifested. And so she got most of the way better of getting the mold out. But then we found out about the line, and she ended up testing positive for four of the four of the band's on the CDC criteria and you need five to be considered lime. So, yes, I shouldn't have treated her, but we did and just treating that lime that wasn't as acute tick bite or. The bulls eye or the fever. She got much better. And so two matter of stabbing that balance and keeping their immune system intact, making sure the environment's clean so against the advice would be if you've got a set of systemic concerns. If you've got a point in time, where you can trace back to where it started. If you think about environmental history or exposure to water damage, or mold. Those are the, the signs that you coming in the talk to someone like me, or get a Nieve owl would be a good thing to do. We've had the good fortune to be talking with Dr David Lober of squirrel hill..

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"squirrel hill" Discussed on FitLabPGH

FitLabPGH

12:48 min | 2 years ago

"squirrel hill" Discussed on FitLabPGH

"Was this the undercurrent from this meeting. I went to about limes picked up book, and I read through this book, and so got a an impression, how lime could be a multi symptom condition. And so I joined an organization called eyelids. And so the international Lyme and associated disease is what it stands for. I leads to Sidey the and so when I joined eyelids, I got much deeper awareness of the chronic manifestations of lime and how it's an organism that can evade the immune system that can change its shape and size. Can go intracellular in the biggest takeaway, that I took is that if one's immune system is not in a place in order to combat this infection. Then it can linger on. And so it mean system function in the, the impact that one's immune system has on clearing these microbes from one system. There's a different presentation. When you've got an acute raring lime presentation verses and ongoing chronic inflammatory response that could be stimulated by an immune system. That's not equipped to be clearing, these pathogens as well. They stick around and a low grade ongoing, like you got to attack in your foot that you just you don't see the tack if it's there and. The process is such where it might be lime. It could be other things in. So there's multiple triggers to an ongoing immune overactive immune response to pathogens and environmental exposures. And so this chronic inflammatory response lime is one if probably is the most common thing that can you be at the public's consciousness of this, this mystery illness. But it comes down to the person. And so you may have lime I could have Lyman me right now, but my immune system's working well, and I'm containing it, and I don't feel any bell FEC from it. I've had a cousin of mine who got bit by tick, he got thirty days doxycycline, and he's been fine. I'm curious, just say, for example, that I do have lime I was bit by ticket. Some point in the past. I have lied and my immune system is strong. Is there any any evidence that man maybe I should get tested and go on some sort of drug to kill this bacteria, or is it something that may be on ever have problems or I won't have problems as long as I keep my immune system? Strong. We're a Petri dish for all sorts of micro-organisms. We're not alone where we've got one hundred Chilean microbes in us. So if you go on a witch hunt for every single microbe that could be bad. That's not the mentality in my mind. The lime itself does not there secreting poison. It's not secreting some inflammatory toxin. It's not like Ebola or anything like that. The lime is almost innocent bystander of minutes, foreign invader, in your immune system recognizes it such in the acute setting yet you it's rally up your immune system is trying to attack it. You get the characteristic rashes, and five response that the Lyme organism manages to, to reach some of the internal organs than yet, can be an ongoing problem. But for the most people if you've been exposed to treat it, and you feel well, and filling relative term and so talking with someone like me, or has a deeper focus on certain symptoms of what could be causing something's appropriate. But if you've got if you feel great, and you doing all the right things you feel good. I wouldn't go on which trying to radically line. I don't think that's the purpose. I think are immune systems there to keep things check is when life happens and various things can throw someone's immune system off balance that I like the focus in on my sessions of patients in its how functional medicine is truly unique in dealing with the, the manifestations of will say lime. But this chronic inflammatory response in Durham, for sure. And so focusing on a systemic point of view. It's functional medicines very well, suited to finding addressing the recognises supporting symptoms than get patients to a better place. And it sounds like from what you've said, over the course of our interview. The fact that functional medicine physicians look at the body, not as a single system, but his multiple systems, interacting, somebody who's trained as a functional medicine physician or thinks as a functional medicine physician when somebody comes in and says, hey, I've got joint pain, and I'm tired all the time and oh, yeah. Something else is going on that because they're looking at it from multiple systems, all interacting. The lightbulb goes on says, okay, something's going on. It might be line might be exposure to mold that might be exposure to certain types of food that may be your system doesn't systems, don't like. So you're saying rather than saying, here's a drug for the joint pain. Here's a drug for the upset stomach rather saying, let's look at the whole picture and figure out what if anything is causing all these problems rather than just saying, here's a drug. You won't feel the problem anymore. Yeah. Some the. Very well exactly the mentality you mentioned mold. I don't know if you have an understanding of I've been mold is, is one of the worst things in the world. In terms of creating this chronic systemic response. And so Molde is definitely doesn't get any enough of the street cred out there. But I, I would even say mold more of a concern than lime when it comes to individuals in this chronic inflammatory response, and the set of symptoms that come from it for somebody who is listening to this. How can they limit their exposure to things like mold? There's a lot of information out there and how to protect yourself from lime with things like long pants not going into tall grass, etc. Etc. Checking yourself for ticks, but you may be living or working in a place where there's lots and lots of bold, never even knowing it. So how can somebody take steps to become aware of that? That's going on. And maybe change it or change their environment. Well, I think that it doesn't take much to, to look around your home and see if you've got water damage, or mold and. You think of it from the health perspective. And this is it's one of those things I gravitate towards my own story, my personal connection this world, and I think Sharry not briefly. It'd be helpful for a lot of folks, you know, my, my wife, Jacqueline is someone who is a very healthy person who was doing paleo diet and making her own cleaning products and using essential oils and not eating outs. Shoots active doing well. And then there was an event is usually trigger. There's those if your if your house compromise and you're not feeling well, there's usually some moment in time that you can start to think about it. And that's a lot of time. I focus on that with my patients, but for her, she was pregnant with our third child, and she got a really bad violent faction in so a lot of times, I use this analogy of. Life is like a pot of really warm water that eventually, if something happens of things happen that he turns up up until it starts boiling over. And so she hit her boiling point when she got this viral, upper respiratory viral infection while pregnant and for women, especially you see can lower your immune system bunk, and you don't want to kill the baby inside. And so this is a vulnerable time in she had the baby, the baby was fine. But there is a symptoms that happened over the next six months that just began setting in and so the symptoms for her were having I was really bad fatigue. Like fatigue that went beyond just carrying three small kids and not getting much sleep. She was struggling to get bed at times, and stress is a big factor and all this stresses and immune modulator that can set that boiling point up and make things boil over to. So stress the infection the pact of the immune system fatigue sets in your you get into this thing called the cell danger response for your body shuts down on it south to preserve itself, and your body's trying to find things, though, if your immune system's compromised and you're trying to fight it off one arm. They mean systems kind of hamstrung in the other arm is doing all the candidate fight off these toxins and pathogens and Vader's caught this toxic soup stuff and molds, usually the most toxic thing in limes close second. And so my wife in metal six months, she started to get profound fatigue, brain fog, she started to get joint pain. She started to get palpitations to get dizziness. She started to walk into certain buildings, and fill extremely are mentally sensitive and not feel well at all and other go and pick her up in. So knowing that I. Had my wife is now a patient. And this is a an earlier time for me and my, my journey just been doing this for a year at the most. I knew enough to know that mold was a factor that if you've got if you're environmentally sensitive, chemically sensitive. If you're usually set off by things a chance are that mold could be impactful. So we had a leak in our home that happened. We had. Leaking our bathroom tab that happened years ago. But that boiling point set in and all the stuff that she could contain before the properly functioning immune function. She couldn't anymore. So we did some testing. We found that shout. Urinary Mike O toxins mold gives off micro-toxins micro-toxins or what causes trouble from a systemic point of view. And we had to do some, some thorough cleaning of our home. We had to get rid of certain porous items and materials we had to get rid of all the carpets in our house. We had to put containment units up and take care of the mold and do special, you know, enzyme cleans deep cleans, and, and we had to detox her. We had to get the multi axons out of our system. We had to yeah, it's like a sink that if the waters running, that's the inflammation, you need to have the drain going, that's detox. And we need to. Make sure that the water is not flowing over the side. And that's the when the symptoms happen when those inflammatory symptoms inflammation is the cause for just about every symptom that she had in just about every symptom. That most people have we need to support the people when symptom wise, we have to get to the root, so cleaning up the environment detoxing things out of her made a huge difference. Because of the mold, I think a, a lime exposure that she had some point manifested. And so she got most of the way better of getting the mold out. But then we found out about the line, and she ended up testing positive for four of the four of the bands on the CD, CDC criteria and you need five to be considered lime. So, yes, I shouldn't have treated her, but we did and just treating that lime that wasn't as acute tick bite or. The bulls eye or the fever. She got much better..

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"squirrel hill" Discussed on FitLabPGH

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13:15 min | 2 years ago

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"To save? That's really interesting. I wanna learn more about this how I can possibly incorporated. To practice that I'm in. Most of my colleagues, I think they're polite flea respectful for the transitions that I made most of them did not show significant interest, in wanting to know more. It's wasn't. It was completely. It's like the whole matrix example again, they're used to being in their world, and how they work in their mentality, especially those are specialists than there so far ingrained in the thinking along their particular organ system that to branch out and be a super generalist is what functional medicine is just like foreign concept. And so along the way of deathly, people that are more understanding and others and my experience, though. Unless you've got some inner drive to wanna change unless there's the that motivating force to make change than you just you keep doing what you know how to do. I know that many people go to a physician when they're sick or when they're ill. And I know the American physical Therapy Association with physical therapist is trying to get people to understand, at, hey, you know, maybe it's a good idea to go to your physical therapist once a year or so for a movement checkout to identify muscular skeletal problems before the problem becomes a problem, a movement impairments, is there a movement, or is there an idea in functional medicine that, hey, rather than getting patients who have kind of sought me out, because I don't look at it just as a single system that man, if we could get patients to come see their physician every year, more than just the general practice checkup. Hey commit. Hey, how you doing? Your blood test. Looks good. But more these sitting down for ninety minutes every year with your physician is that a goal with functional medicine medicine physicians. Why think there's, there's certain Newton in general. There's two kinds of patients that I see here. The more common case is patients who have been through the medical system for many years that have not been getting better. That's that their problems are not being addressed by the usual means and they're looking for a different approach in looking for a different way of getting to the root cause for why they're not feeling. Well, there's another mentality. And it's you know. It's not as strong, but I think it'd be great to make it stronger of individuals who feel great who are coming in, because they want to do everything possible to optimize theirself to be prevent preventative in, in their focus, and I think that, that is something that anyone can do it. Anytime into to look at laboratories, the look, it biomarkers that are not standard of care in the regular sense, but things that we can do now in functional medicine to dive deeper to look at your genetic risks for certain things like dementia comes the mind is a big one, and there's a is a great dock out there named AL Bredesen's, who I did some training with, who is focused on prevention of Alzheimer's. And so the way to prevent Alzheimer's surprise, surprise, is to eat right exercise, too. Reduce stress sleep, well, but also to balance microbiome, it's the make sure exposed to toxic metals. It's to make sure your hormones are not an okay range, but in an optimal range. It's looking at all your might conjure working in how you're voiding toxins in everyday life in, so those are the things those are those routes to the bad. We'd start decades ahead of time, especially if you've got a family history of certain conditioner risk, I think functional medicine evaluation. So the initial ones ninety minutes, but from there we can do sixty or thirty minute sessions and just wherever anyone is and what their goals are I can help. Help them facilitate them. We're talking with Dr David Lober. He is the owner and physician at squirrel hill family medicine. Wellness centre. He's given us a really good background on how he transitioned from being an internist to being a functional medicine. Position, one of the things or one of the reasons the main reason I wanted to talk to Dr Lober is because he was willing to talk to me, a little bit about Lyme disease and fill out, Pittsburgh, and moving deliver both based in the Pittsburgh area and anybody who follows the news knows that ticks growing problem. There's a variety of reasons environmental, etc. People say they are, and Pennsylvania happens to be the state with the most cases of Lyme disease. So I'm hoping Dr l'auberge willing to talk a little bit about Lyme disease. What people should be aware of not necessarily not getting outside, but steps you can take and also what to do or why you're concerned about it. So I know one of the things from my research that I've done is I've seen that they're kind of seems to be to camps in the medical community with lime disease. One camp says, yeah, it's a problem and the other camp says it isn't and I know just from looking and doing some research on it, it seems like some physicians believe that if you're bitten by a tick. You do a test if that test is negative. Don't worry about it. Another group says, well, you have to look deeper. There's a dish tests, and it may be more than just a simple dose of antibiotics to cure it because it appears from what some of the research is saying that it's something that can become a chronic disease that fitting right into the functional medicine model. It can affect many, many different systems. Well, I'm isn't an easy top. And I think lime. Is that foot that opens up a big door and behind that doors a whole nother way of thinking about why people can be feeling ill? So I think the best place to start is. I don't have the CDC guidelines in front of me. But as a general internists we were taught to. I think that approach to my mindset of lime the one that I started with in my training is good to review and then we can progress from there is to where I am now and so if lime disease we're taught to look for characteristic signs like flu like illness, the bull's eye rash. Sometimes if, if the lime manifested later on you can have more joint pains or one or threats are tick, your pains can be concerned. And it can proceed if it goes even further into neurologic disturbances things like Bell's palsy, you can also get concerns with lime card ideas, and heart block, and rid MIA'S. So lime is it's not a zebra, it's, it's on most people's thoughts around here. I think that it's not a terrible stretch to get docs, to consider it, especially if some of those symptoms are present. So some sort of notable neurologic symptoms. Or if you find that you have read me as Papa -tations, and you get an EKG, that's suggestive of any kind of heart block specialties is warranted. Enough to get conventionally minded doc to think about Lyme tick by ten February illness. Acute pain joints, having the bull's eye rash, obviously role incidence for you for even a purely treating and or testing. So when it comes to test doing the standard blood drawn getting a allies screen for lime if that's positive runs it through a western blot confirmatory tests that gives you a certain number of bans that may or may not presence that reflect certain proteins involved with the, the lime organism. And so there's the CDC notion that a certain amount of bans is suggestive of either an acute infection, the GM antibody or a more. I guess, chronic for lack of a better word ninety anybody response to typically GM manifests. Roughly about a month or so after you've been bitten. I think that's a common heirs. If you get a blood test, too, soon, it could be a false negative just because antibodies having kicked up yet. And then the is the more lasting immune response that you can have from exposure. So for some people if it's very nicely you get the cute signs are symptoms of Lyme. You do or don't get a confirmatory test, or you started impure treatment with doxycycline patient symptoms. Get better. Nice stay better. And so the issue comes where the controversy where the smoke is. Is that not everyone fits into that nice model? And so I remember distinctly I speaking at a conference when I was just starting out on functional medicine, I didn't some of these outreach conferences to local groups, and there was a local cancer group that I talked to and just opened up the Florida questions. And they asked me, what are your thoughts about Lyme disease like? No. Infection that you get and retreat with doxycycline and take care of it. And I could hear the I could see the eyebrows rolling in this group. These are some pretty progressive night at folks. So lime disease was not a huge focus of my function, as training think they gave us one lecture on in general, and I didn't look for lime disease is a treatment focus. It, it found me found me square in a face when I started talking to patients in a certain constellation of patients kept on coming in. And this constellation is one that I, I got to be quite familiar with on a personal side. I'll tell you about that a minute. But this, this constellation of people coming in to me they had the brain fog. They had ongoing joint pain for years, they would have chronic fatigue. It have trouble sleeping. Anxiety or depression. And I'm curious back before you had the additional training if they came to you, as an internist with all these symptoms. What would you have thought, what would you what would you? What would your first impression be or what would your second impression, be as far as what their illness was? Oh, sure if they had joint pain, we'll take a pain reliever. If you've got the Prussian, here's a antidepressant or goes to a psychiatrist, if you've got trying to fit t well, let's make sure you're not anemic or your thyroid. And as the tippety iceberg, they came in with multiple pools of those symptoms, which my understanding is for some people with lime. They can have that. What would your thoughts have been would have just been multiple different drugs? Of course. There wasn't a unifying factor for these constellation of symptoms. And I think that some of these symptoms can manifest in the way you live your life, and your exercise and your diet. But it just happens too often that the same kind of symptoms whose pictures were coming in to my, my practice, and I started off, I focused on improving the gut and the guts really central functional medicine. If you feel the gut, then you can have all these downstream benefits from an and that's for certainly true. But the people that I would do that on just did that with the diet and exercise and the right supplements based on testing. They didn't improve. Didn't feel any better. And initially when you're started what was your impression without do these things that in your trainings of should make the better? They weren't getting better. What were your thought it was like him? I in the right line of work that I learned enough in my questioning my, my training, especially early on. It's like just getting my feet wet and getting used to seem patience and. It just wasn't in my consciousness, yet to think that there's this chronic inflammatory response syndrome, which is a CRS Sirs, which can be at the root of a lot of these systemic type illnesses. And what was it the kind of lit the light bulb to a hey, this might be related to something as simple as a tick like. Well,.

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"squirrel hill" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

04:28 min | 2 years ago

"squirrel hill" Discussed on KCRW

"Here. But the complicate matters for the NRA, the attorney general of New York NPR on Saturday that their office has issued subpoenas and opened an investigation into the gun rights group facing difficulties fundraising, internal turmoil and an external investigation, but the new York Attorney General the National Rifle Association appears more vulnerable than it has been in decades to MAC NPR news Indianapolis last night in Pittsburgh residents gathered for a vigil to honor the victims of the synagogue shooting in powei, California, a suburb of San Diego, they said kaddish the Jewish prayer for the dead for the woman who died in the attack. Among those attending was Donna cool. She is the president of door to hush one of the congregations that uses the tree of life synagogue, where six months ago to the day eleven people were killed in a hate crime attack. She joins us now on the line. Welcome to the program. Thank you. I wonder what your reaction was when you heard the news yesterday about the attack. Well, I felt sick and heartbroken as I have with every attack over the last several months. If it's very upsetting. Can you tell us a little bit about last night's gathering? Yeah. So congregation were dodge is it lay led egalitarian congregation, and we were just searching for what to do. Besides just releasing statements. One of our members Judy Anna with having idea to have a vigil. And so we contacted as many members of squirrel hill community and Jewish community that we could me gathered at the tree of life building where the shooting had occurred in October. This was the six months anniversary to the day of that shooting. And we met we sang and we had prayers and our mayor spoke, and we stood there in the rain together. I'm engine. It must be very difficult to gather like that at a time like this when we've seen so many attacks against religious groups lately in Sri Lanka New Zealand here in the United States is that a way to make sense of this. Well, I don't know that we can totally make sense at all. I mean, I think we're all struggling with it. I think one of the things we've learned is. As a community. We're both. We try to be very kind to each other. And we also try to be very helpful to the to the world at large where we're having a marches in Pittsburgh today, we care about gun violence. I'm excited about some of the young people studying technology, maybe we can stop some of the internet explosion. That's increasing this kind of violent language. So I'm I'm hopeful that there are things that we can do to make changes for our next generation. Are there any words for the members of the powei synagogue after your community went through something like this? What what would you say to them? Well, first of all I want to extend my condolences to the whole community on the loss of Lori. Gilbert, k I. It's very important to say the names of the people who have died. So that people will know that they'll be remembered and we extend our our Karen our comfort to this community. And we're happy to talk with them at any time. And to just encourage them to be strong and loving through this very horrible experience. It's been six months since the tree of life shootings. How is your congregation doing? Well, we're pretty strong and tough little group. We hold together, we're helping our most vulnerable members. And a lot of us who have never had to step up before are stepping up and trying to make a difference. So we're okay. Donna kufo.

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"squirrel hill" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

04:24 min | 2 years ago

"squirrel hill" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The complicate matters for the NRA the attorney general of New York NPR on Saturday. Their office has issued subpoenas and opened an investigation into the gun rights group facing difficulties fundraising, internal turmoil and external investigation by the new York Attorney General the National Rifle Association appears more vulnerable than it has been in decades to MAC NPR news Indianapolis last night in Pittsburgh residents gathered for a vigil to honor the victims of the synagogue, shooting and power, California, a suburb of San Diego, they said kaddish the Jewish prayer for the dead for the woman who died in the attack. Among those attending was Donna cool. She is the president of door to hash one of the congregations that uses the tree of life synagogue, where six months ago to the day eleven people were killed in a hate crime attack. She joins us now on the line. Welcome to the program. Thank you. I wonder what your reaction was when you heard the news yesterday about the attack. Well, I felt sick and heartbroken as I have with every attack over the last several months. It's very upsetting. Can you tell us a little bit about last night's gathering? Yeah. So congregation door Dasche is it lay led a gala -tarian congregation, and we were just searching for what to do. Besides just releasing statements. One of our members Judy Anna with the idea to have a visual. And so we contacted as many members of the squirrel hill community and Jewish community that we could me gathered at the tree of life building where the shooting had occurred in October. This was the six month anniversary to the day of that shooting. And we met we sang and we have prayers and our mayor spoke, and we stood there in the rain together. I imagine it must be very difficult together. Like that at a time like this when we've seen so many attacks against religious groups lately in Sri Lanka New Zealand here in the United States is that a way to make sense of this. Well, I don't know that we can totally make sense of it at all. I mean, I think we're all struggling with it. I think one of the things we've learned is. As a community. We're both. We try to be very kind to each other. And they also try to be very helpful to the to the world at large where we're having a marches in Pittsburgh today, we care about gun violence. I'm excited about some of the young people studying technology, maybe we can stop some of the internet explosion. That's increasing this kind of violent language. So I'm I'm hopeful that there are things that we can do to make changes for our next generation. Are there any words for the members of the powei synagogue after your community went through something like this? What what would you say to them? Well, first of all I want to extend my condolences to the whole community on the loss of Lori. Gilbert K, I think it's very important to say the names of the people who have died so that people will know that they'll will be remembered and we extend our our Karen our comfort to this community. And we're happy to talk with them at any time. And to encourage them to be strong and loving through this very horrible experience. It's been six months since the tree of life shootings. How is your congregation doing? Well, we're pretty strong and tough little group. We hold together, we're helping our most vulnerable members. And a lot of us who have never had to step up before are stepping up and trying to make a difference. So we're okay. Donna coup.

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"squirrel hill" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

04:29 min | 2 years ago

"squirrel hill" Discussed on KCRW

"But the complicate matters for the NRA the attorney general of New York told NPR on Saturday that their office has issued subpoenas and opened an investigation into the gun rights group facing difficulties fundraising, internal turmoil and an external investigation by the new York Attorney General the National Rifle Association appears more vulnerable than it has been in decades to MAC NPR news Indianapolis last night in Pittsburgh residents gathered for a vigil to honor the victims of the synagogue shooting in powei, California, a suburb of Sunday, San Diego. They said kaddish the Jewish prayer for the dead for the woman who died in the attack. Among those attending was Donna kufo. She is the president of door to hush one of the congregations that uses the tree of life synagogue, where six months ago to the day eleven people were killed in hate crime attack. She joins us now on the line. Welcome to the program. Thank you. I wonder what your reaction was when you heard the news yesterday about the attack. Well, I felt sick and heartbroken as I have with every attack over the last several months. If it's very upsetting. Can you tell us a little bit about last night's gathering? Yeah. So congregation were dodge is a lay led a gala -tarian congregation, and we were just searching for what to do. Besides just releasing statements. One of our members Judy Yanowitz had the idea to have a vigil. And so we contacted as many members of squirrel hill community and Jewish community that we could me gathered at the tree of life building where the shooting had occurred in October. This was the six months anniversary to day of not shooting, and we met we sang and we had prayers and our mayor spoke, and we stood there in the rain together. I mentioned it must be very difficult together. Like that at a time like this when we've seen so many attacks against religious groups lately in Sri Lanka New Zealand here in the United States is that a way to make sense of this. Well, I don't know that we can totally make sensitive at all. I mean, I think we're all struggling with it. I think one of the things we've learned is. As a community. We're both. We try to be very kind to each other. And we also try to be very helpful to the to the world at large where we're having a marches in Pittsburgh today, we care about gun violence. I'm excited about some of the young people studying technology, maybe we can stop some of the internet explosion. That's incr- increasing this kind of violent language. So I'm I'm hopeful that there are things that we can do to make changes for our next generation. Are there any words for the members of the powei synagogue after your community went through something like this? What what would you say to them? Well, first of all I want to extend my condolences to the whole community on the loss of Lori. Gilbert K, I think it's very important to say the names of the people who have died so that people will know that they'll be remembered and we extend our our Karen our comfort to this community. And we're happy to talk with them at any time. And to just encourage them to be strong and loving through this very horrible experience. It's been six months since the tree of life shootings. How is your congregation doing? Well, we're pretty strong and tough little group. We hold together, we're helping our most vulnerable members. And a lot of us who have never had to step up before are stepping up and trying to make a difference. So we're okay. Donna kufo of the door Hadash congregation in Pittsburgh. Thank you.

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White nationalism is an international threat on the rise

The World

04:57 min | 2 years ago

White nationalism is an international threat on the rise

"A country looking for answers this week answers to questions raised by the deadly attacks last Friday onto mosques in Christ Church. Here's prime minister just into our Dern today. I think what the public rightly are asking white now is why is it? And how is it that you should end currently able to buy military style semi automatic weapons in New Zealand, and that's the right question to ask our during government is already promising to announce changes to New Zealand's gun laws in response to the attacks. Another related question raised by the attacks should countries be developing a strategy to fight the global rise of white nationalism. Some countries are doing that. But many are not the Savan center here in the US analyzes emerging threats and global security, and they argue that the federal government government's generally need to address right wing extremism, specifically white nationalism with the same focus as they address other areas of global terror. So what would that look like calling Clark is a senior research fellow at the Sufa center. There's multiple pillars in laying out that kind of strategy. The first is I'd like to see some congressional hearings on on the topic. Just speaking personally, I've been called to testify on the threat posed by south Jihadist, maybe three times in the last year and a half. You don't see that same sense of urgency with right wing extremism. At all. I think there's also a funding issue in terms of countering violent extremism programs and other programs aimed at preventing terrorism. Those seem to be earmarked specifically for for terrorism that's related to Jihadist groups and not for rattling groups, and then lastly, and I think these are really at kind of the the higher Schettino level. I'd like to see some kind of a quivalent to what the State Department has for designating foreign terrorist organizations. So whether that's the FBI taking the. Lead or the department of homeland security some domestic agency that's able to do the same thing for domestic terrorist groups is it possible to rearrange funding at the federal level like the global war on terror still kind of can trigger authorization for use of military force around the globe. So why can't those funds also address white nationalism? Yes. So there's always a lag theft and dealing with this. When you look at the amount of analysts that are dedicated to focusing on Qaeda, sonic state compared to right wing nationalism. I think it's probably extremely disproportionate. It's not a threat. That's emerging the threat is here. It's right in front of our faces and we need to wake up to. It's sooner rather than later. Are there countries that you see that are doing work on this that you think they're they're models are that we can actually the US can actually learn from? I think both Germany and the UK have recognized how significant this threat is starting to shift resources in that direction. I know that in Germany. There are plans to increase their ranks by fifty percent for researchers that are studying the right wing threat domestically. Similarly in the UK there's been an eighty eight percent increase in counterterrorism operations as part of investigations into far-right extremist activities. These are countries that we have long standing relationships with. And I think I think there's a lot that we could learn in terms of best practices from what these countries are doing and again, putting the pieces together because this isn't an issue that just affects the United States or Australia or the UK. This is a global movement just like self Eugene autism. And we've really been slow to recognize that why do you think the US has been slow to recognize that I think there's a lot of probably social political and cultural reasons why why we've been slower to recognize the threat of right wing extremism. But that's not an excuse particularly given events of last year. I'm talking you took to today from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I live. In squirrel hill. I've lived there for ten years. And so that's where the shooting at the synagogue happened yet the tree of life shooting. So this is this is something that's impacted my life personally. And and I, you know, I know for fact because I talked to the researchers regularly that they believe that this is an issue as well. I think again, I mentioned the lag affect we need to start moving on this immediately to get the proper balls authorities and policies funding streams in place to tackle the stret- head on. I mean nine eleven was profound a shock to the US system. Is it possible? Do you think the track any form of extremism without overlaying with race and political identity? It's tough. I mean, especially in this country where we really struggle with those issues. That's apparent right? And so there's these kind of political landmines that people are wary of stepping on. And so I think we have to have an honest Frank discussion, and that that that's really not only occur at the grassroots level. But there's gotta be some leadership driving that from

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"squirrel hill" Discussed on WTVN

WTVN

06:30 min | 3 years ago

"squirrel hill" Discussed on WTVN

"Saturday morning, Sabbath services and open fire. We're told now that the gunman may be barricaded inside the synagogue and people have been told to back away the entire area has been sealed off moments ago a commander with Pittsburgh police told everybody to back away that the area is not yet secure. We just saw a swat team move in. I was getting dressed to go up to services little before ten o'clock and. One of the people the vice president that I work with on facility management. He called me from Lancaster. And he had said this report that just an active shooter, and he said get up there. And check it out. I tried heading up shady avenue to the building, and it was entirely blocked off twenty or so police cars. Policemen with rifles drawn aimed at the building quickly told me to get away and just. A surreal vision for me. I just I still can't process it just hearing from one of my sources as you can imagine. The these details are coming in fast and furiously adjust from a source who says the actor is in custody. They pulling multiple guns off the suspect that is the latest from the scene here. And again, I I cannot describe the scene. I've never seen so many police. Cruisers state police troopers continue to come. There are officers for many municipalities surrounding this area. Three police officers have been shot in an unknown number of congregants. The exact number of casualties has not been made clear, but there are multiple fatalities. According to a tweet from President Trump who said that he is following these developments in the squirrel hill neighborhood, and the tree of life synagogue, an eyewitness said that building houses three separate worship services on this Saturday morning and all of those were underway. The suspect for a while was holed up perhaps in one of the office. Mrs belonging to a rabbi at the synagogue, and that is where perhaps he was taken into custody that rabbi was not there this Saturday morning. But still said no doubt to be shaken up for a time. It appeared that the gunman may have had additional weapons, and that is part of the reason why we're told Pittsburgh police are now going through the building to make sure there is no added threat. The rabbi emeritus of congregation tree of life in Pittsburgh is Alvin Birkin and he's on the line with us. Now, how horrible that this has happened in your community. Really unbelievable. This is a very community. We are very heavily Jewish neighborhood within the city limits, and it's always been known for its it's exciting vibrant Jewish life my dad's which I did not attend today. Which is pretty unbelievable since I'm going every Saturday for thirty five years. My wife was sick. And ask me this morning. I stayed home with her and. Lisa question. Perpetrators sequestered in my study, which is on the third floor. But I really don't have any first hand knowledge. But even to think that that's a possibility that this gunman had been holed up in your office that stunning. Yeah. It's really unbelievable. I mean, the squeal. Is actually unique in the United States communities the neighborhood of forty percent Jewish population. And. There was a killing a random killing shooting of a traditionally young man about five years. But other than that that's been amazing. Brenton exciting. Jewish center. Quincy center Jewish grocery stores. Bakeries? It's a remarkable neighborhood. And. This. Amazing. And I feel terrible for everybody. Was killed awful. Stop. This is the wrong thing to do. This has to be stopped at Hayden for no reason, people shouldn't be in this country be walking out feel safe. Saturday. It shouldn't be in a place of worship no reason to take people's lives. I you heard your heart. Haven't heard from your boyfriend was inside everybody. I got married in that place. This is crazy. This is unbelievable. People have to stop them. You have to be stopped anti everything. And unfortunately, people do a lot of stuff, and they blame every the Jews for no reason for all this stuff on now, your friends and your family. They're here. They're inside that synagogue right now. I think my father was okay was inside. I don't know. But there's people it's for people that there's going to be here tomorrow and people have to stop the stuff blaming asphalt flying Jews for no reason moment ago, the Anti-Defamation League said we are devastated. Jonathan Greenburg at the director of the Jews targeted on Chabad morning at a synagogue, a holy place of worship is unconscionable. The AD L set our hearts break for the victims their families and the entire Jewish community. You want to call on our senior Justice correspondent here at ABC news Pierre Thomas, we have been able to identify the suspect is a forty six year old from the Pittsburgh area. Peer what else do we know? Basically, so far, we know that he's a profile in atrial his social media footprint suggests that he's a man. That's hated the Jewish people that he was a man who express white supremacist points of view law enforcement officials are now dissect the attorney general just released a statement a little while ago saying that in fact, this would be investigate. As a hate crime. And the death penalty was among the penalties is on the table. The federal government is trying to clear and strong message that cannot be tolerated. This wicked act of mass murder. Is pure evil hard to believe, and frankly, something that is unimaginable our nation. And the world are shocked and stunned by the grief today with one unified voice. We condemn the historic evil of anti-semitism and every other form of evil, and unfortunately, evil comes in many forms, and we come together as one American.

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"squirrel hill" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

07:19 min | 3 years ago

"squirrel hill" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"One. From ABC news. This is twenty eighteen as it happened. Once again, here's correspondent, Alex stone. October twenty seven it was his Saturday. Those who attend the tree of life synagogue in. Pittsburgh were in church in the squirrel hill neighborhood. It's a popular Jewish synagogue on that day Forty-six year old Robert Bauer shattered, the sanctity of that house of worship in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania have converged on the tree of life synagogue that is where they say there is an active shooter. They have told people to avoid the area and they have released. No additional information preliminarily, we're told there may indeed be victims from the shooting at the tree of life synagogue, where it appears gunmen barged in during Saturday morning, Sabbath services and opened fire. We're told now that the gunman may be barricaded inside the synagogue and people have been told to back away the entire area has been sealed off moments ago a commander with Pittsburgh police told everybody to back away that the area is not yet secure. We just saw a swat team move. In getting dressed to go up to services little before ten o'clock and. One of the people vice president that I work with on facility management. He had called me from Lancaster and had said this report that just an active shooter, and he said get up there and check it out. I tried heading up shady avenue to the building, and it was entirely blocked off twenty or so police cars. Policemen with rifles drawn aimed at the building. They quickly told me to get away and just. Surreal vision for me. I just I still can't process it just hearing from one of my sources educate. Imagine. The these details are coming fast and furiously adjust from a source who says the actor is in custody. They are pulling multiple guns off the suspect that is the latest from the scene here. And again, I I cannot describe the scene. I've never seen so many police. Cruisers state police troopers continue to come. There are officers for many municipalities surrounding this area. Three police officers have been shot an unknown number of congregants the exact number of casualties has not been made clear, but there are multiple fatalities. According to a tweet from President Trump who said that he is following these developments in the squirrel hill neighborhood, and the tree of life synagogue, and I witnessed said that building houses three separate worship services on this Saturday morning and all of those were underway. The suspect for a while was holed up perhaps in one of the office. Belonging to a rabbi at the synagogue. And that is where perhaps he was taken into custody. That rabbi was not there this Saturday morning. But still said no doubt to be shaken up for a time. It appeared that the gunman may have had additional weapons, and that is part of the reason why we're told Pittsburgh police are now going through the building to make sure there is no added threat. The rabbi meritous of congregation tree of life in Pittsburgh is Alvin Burkan and he's on the line with us. Now, how horrible that this has happened in your community. Really unbelievable. This is a very peaceful community. We rely very heavily Jewish neighborhood within the city limits, and it's always been known for its it's exciting vibrant, Jewish life. My my dad's which I did not attend today. Which is pretty unbelievable since I've going every Saturday for thirty five years my life sick. And asked me not to go services this morning, I stayed home with her. I am. The perpetrators sequestered in my study, which is on the third floor. But I really don't have any first hand knowledge. But even to think that that's a possibility that this gunman had been holed up in your office that stunning. Yeah. It's really unbelievable. Squirrel hill is actually unique in the United States communities the neighborhood of forty percent Jewish population. And. There was a killing a random killing shooting of a traditional young man about five years. But other than that that's been amazingly Brenton exciting. Jewish center. Senator Jewish grocery stores bakery. It's a remarkable neighborhoods and. Amazing. And I feel terrible for everybody. Killed. To stop stopped. This is the wrong thing to do. This have to be stopped at Hayden's for no reason, people shouldn't be in this country be walking and not feel safe and squeezes Saturday. It should be in a place of worship no reason to take people's live like this. Now, you heard your heart. Haven't heard from your friends. My father-in-law was inside that place. This is crazy. This is unbelievable. People have got to stop the media has to be stopped anti everything. And unfortunately, people do a lot of stuff, and they blame the Jews for no reason for almost now your friends and your family they're here. They're inside that synagogue right now. Okay. Was inside. But there's people it's for people that there's going to be here tomorrow and people have to stop the stuff blaming us for playing Jews for no reason a moment ago. The Anti-Defamation League said we are devastated Jonathan Greenburg. At the director of the said Jews targeted on Chabad morning at a synagogue, a holy place of worship is unconscionable. The AD L set our hearts break for the victims their families and the entire Jewish community. You want to call on our senior Justice correspondent here at ABC news Pierre Thomas, we have been able to identify the suspect is a forty six year old from the Pittsburgh area. Peer what else do we know? Basically, so far, we know that he's a profile in atrial his social media footprint suggests that that he's a man. That's hated the Jewish people that he was a man who express white supremacist points of view law enforcement officials are now dissect here's life, the attorney general just released a statement a little. Awhile ago saying that in fact, this would be investigated as a hate crime. And the death penalty was among the penalties is on the table. The federal government is trying to clear and strong message that this cannot be tolerated. This wicked act of mass murder. Is pure evil. Hard to believe, and frankly, something that is unimaginable our nation. And the world are shocked and stunned by the grief today with one unified voice. We condemned the historic evil of anti-semitism, and every other form of evil, and unfortunately, evil comes in many forms, and we come together as one American.

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"squirrel hill" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

WHAS 840 AM

07:15 min | 3 years ago

"squirrel hill" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

"This is twenty eighteen as it happened. Once again, here's correspondent, Alex stone. October twenty seven it was his Saturday. Those who attend the tree of life synagogue in. Pittsburgh were in church in the squirrel hill neighborhood. Exa popular Jewish synagogue on that day, forty six year old Robert Bauer shattered. The sanctity of that house of worship least in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania have converged on the tree of life synagogue, that is where they say there is an active shooter they have told people to avoid the area and they have released. No additional information preliminarily, we're told there may indeed be victims from this shooting at the tree of life synagogue, where it appears that gunmen barged in during Saturday morning, Sabbath services and opened fire. We're told now that the gunman may be barricaded inside the synagogue and people have been told to back away the entire area has been sealed off moments ago a commander with Pittsburgh police told everybody to back away that the area is not yet secure. We just saw a swat team move in. I was getting dressed to go up to services little before ten o'clock and one of the people the vice president that I work with on facility management. He called me from Lancaster. And he had said there's a report that just an active shooter. And he said get up there. And check it out. I tried heading up. Shady avenue to the building. And it was entirely blocked off. Twenty or so police cars. Policemen with rifles drawn aimed at the building. They quickly told me to get away. And I just. Surreal vision for me. I just still can't process it just hearing from one of my sources educate. Imagine. The these details are coming in fast and furiously adjust from a source who says the actor is in custody. They are pulling multiple guns off the suspect that is the latest from the scene here. And again, I I cannot describe the scene. I've never seen so many police. Cruisers state police troopers continue to come. There are officers for many municipalities surrounding this area. Three police officers have been shot and an unknown number of congregants the exact number of casualties has not been made clear, but there are multiple fatalities. According to a tweet from President Trump who said that he is following these developments in the squirrel hill neighborhood, and the tree of life synagogue, and I witnessed said that building houses three separate worship services on this Saturday morning and all of those were underway. The suspect for a while was holed up perhaps in one of the off. Officers belonging to a rabbi at the synagogue, and that is where perhaps he was taken into custody. That rabbi was not there this Saturday morning. But still said no doubt to be shaken up for a time. It appeared that the gunman may have had additional weapons, and that is part of the reason why we're told Pittsburgh police are now going through the building to make sure there is no added threat. The rabbi emeritus of congregation tree of life in Pittsburgh is Alvin Birkin and he's on the line with us. Now, how horrible that this has happened in your community. Really unbelievable. This is a very peaceful community. We rely very heavily Jewish neighborhood within the city limits, and it's always been known for its exciting, vibrant, Jewish life. My which I did not attend today. Which is pretty unbelievable since I've gone every Saturday for thirty five years. My wife was sick and asked me this morning, and I stayed home with her and I am Colby sequester. The perpetrators sequestered in my study, which is on the third floor. But I really don't have any first hand knowledge. But even to think that that's a possibility that this gunman had been holed up in your office that stunning. Yeah. It's really unbelievable. I mean, the squirrel hill is actually unique in the United States. It's a community the neighborhood of forty percent Jewish population. And. There was a killing a random killing shooting of a traditional young man about five years ago. But other than that that's been amazing, vibrant and exciting Jewish Jewish center. Senator Jewish grocery stores bakeries. It's a remarkable neighborhoods. And this is. Amazing breaking and I feel terrible for them. Everybody was killed. Just awful. Stop. This is the wrong thing to do. This has to be stopped. At hating reason. People shouldn't be in this country be walking out feel safe and squeezes Saturday. It shouldn't be in a place of worship no reason to people's lives like this. Now, you heard your heart haven't heard from your friends. Boyfriend was inside. This is crazy. This is unbelievable. People to stop hating and to stop them. You have to be stopped anti everything. And unfortunately, people do a lot of stuff, and they blame the Jews for no reason for all this stuff. Now, your friends and your family they're here. They're inside that synagogue right now. I think my father was okay was inside. But there's people for people that there's going to be here tomorrow and people have to stop the stuff blaming asphalt lime juice for no reason a moment ago. The Anti-Defamation League said we are devastated Jonathan Greenburg. At the director of the AD L said Jews targeted on Chabad morning at a synagogue, a holy place of worship is unconscionable. The AD L set our hearts break for the victims their families and the entire Jewish community. You wanna call on our senior Justice correspondent here at ABC news Pierre Thomas, we have been able to identify the suspect is a forty six year old from the Pittsburgh area. Peer what else do we know? Basically, so far we know that he's a profile. In his social media footprint suggests that that he's a man. That's hated the Jewish people that he was a man who had expressed white supremacist points of view law enforcement officials are now dissect years life, the attorney general just released a statement a little while ago saying that in fact, this would be investigated as a hate crime. And that the death penalty was among the penalties is on the table. The federal government is trying to clear and strong message that this cannot be tolerated. This wicked act of mass murder is pure evil. Hard to believe. And frankly, something that is unimaginable our nation. And the world are shocked and stunned by the grief today with one unified voice. We condemn the historic evil of anti-semitism and every other form of evil, and unfortunately, evil comes in many forms, and we come together as one American.

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"squirrel hill" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO

News 96.5 WDBO

07:20 min | 3 years ago

"squirrel hill" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO

"This is twenty eighteen as it happened. Once again, here's correspondent, Alex stone. October twenty seven it was his Saturday. Those who attend the tree of life synagogue in. Pittsburgh were in church in the squirrel hill neighborhood. It's a popular Jewish synagogue on that day Forty-six year old Robert Bauer shattered, the sanctity of that house of worship in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania have converged on the tree of life synagogue that is where they say there is an active shooter. They have told people to avoid the area and they have released. No additional information preliminarily, we're told there may indeed be victims from the shooting at the tree of life synagogue, where it appears gunmen barged in during Saturday morning, Sabbath services and opened fire. We're told now that the gunman may be barricaded inside the synagogue and people have been told to back away the entire area has been sealed off moments ago a commander with Pittsburgh police told everybody to back away that the area is not yet secure. We just saw a swat team move in. In Barry's getting dressed to go up to services little before ten o'clock and. One of the people the vice president that I work with on facility management. He had called me from Lancaster. And he had said there's a report that was an active shooter. And he said get up there. And check it out. I tried heading up. Shady avenue. To the building and entirely blocked off twenty or so police cars. Policemen with rifles drawn aimed at the building. They quickly told me to get away and just. A surreal vision for me. I just I still can't process it just hearing from one of my sources education. Imagine the these details are coming in fast and furiously just from a source who says the actor is in custody. They're pulling multiple guns off the suspect that is the latest from the scene here. And again, I I cannot describe the scene. I've never seen so many police. Cruisers state police troopers continue to come. There are officers for many municipalities surrounding this area. Three police officers have been shot in an unknown number of congregants. The exact number of casualties has not been made clear, but there are multiple fatalities. According to a tweet from President Trump who said that he is following these developments in the squirrel hill neighborhood, and the tree of life synagogue, an eyewitness said that building houses three separate worship services on this Saturday morning and all of those were underway. The suspect for a while was holed up perhaps in one of the off. Offices belonging to a rabbi at the synagogue. And that is where perhaps he was taken into custody. That rabbi was not there this Saturday morning. But still said no doubt to be shaken up for a time. It appeared that the gunman may have had additional weapons, and that is part of the reason why we're told Pittsburgh police are now going through the building to make sure there is no added threat. The rabbi emeritus of congregation tree of life in Pittsburgh is Alvin Birkin and he's on the line with us. Now, how horrible that this has happened in your community. Really unbelievable. This is a very peaceful community. We rely very heavily Jewish neighborhood within the city limits, and it's always been known for its it's exciting vibrant Jewish life my dad's which today, which is pretty unbelievable since I've gone every Saturday for thirty five years. My wife was sick. And asked me not to go services this morning. I stayed home with her. I'm totally sequester perpetrators sequestered in my study, which is on the third floor. But I really don't have any first hand knowledge. But even to think that that's a possibility that this gunman had been holed up in your office that stunning. Yeah. It's really unbelievable. Squirrel hill is actually unique to the United States communities the neighborhood of forty percent Jewish population. And. There was a killing random killing shooting of a traditional young man about five years. But other than that that's been amazing Brenton exciting Jewish Jewish center too. Quincy center Jewish grocery stores. Bakeries? It's a it's an expensive remarkable neighborhood. And this. Amazing breaking and I feel terrible for everybody. Just awful. Stop. This is the wrong things to do. This have to be stopped at. Reason people shouldn't be in this country be walking out feel safe. It's crazy. Saturday. It should be in a place of worship no reason to take people's lives. This now you heard your heart. Haven't heard from your boyfriend to my father-in-law was inside. Got married in that place. This is crazy. This is unbelievable people here have to stop the media has to be stuff anti everything. And unfortunately, people do a lot of stuff, and they blame the Jews for no reason for almost now your friends and your family they're here. They're inside that synagogue right now. My father was okay was inside. But there's all people it's for people that there's going to be here tomorrow and people have to stop blaming us for playing juice for no reason a moment ago. The Anti-Defamation League said we are devastated Jonathan Greenburg. At the director of the AD L said Jews targeted on Shibat morning at a synagogue, a holy place of worship is unconscionable. The AD L set our hearts break for the victims their families and the entire Jewish community. You want to call on our senior Justice correspondent here at ABC news Pierre Thomas, we have been able to identify the suspect is a forty six year old from the Pittsburgh area. Peer what else do we know? Basically, so far we know that. He's a profile in hatred. His social media footprint suggests that that he's a man. That's hated the Jewish people that he was a man who had expressed white supremacists. Points of view law enforcement officials are now dissect here's life, the attorney general just released a stage in a little while ago. Saying that in fact, this would be investigated as a hate crime. And the death penalty was among the penalties on the table. The federal government is trying to send a clear and strong message that this cannot be tolerated. This wicked act of mass murder. Is pure evil. Hard to believe, and frankly, something that is unimaginable our nation. And the world are shocked and stunned by the grief today with one unified voice. We condemn the historic evil of anti-semitism and every other form of evil, and unfortunately, evil comes in many forms, and we come together as one American people. It was the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in the US.

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"squirrel hill" Discussed on 850 WFTL

850 WFTL

05:05 min | 3 years ago

"squirrel hill" Discussed on 850 WFTL

"Surreal vision for me. I just still can't process it just hearing from one of my sources, you can imagine these details are coming in fast and furiously just from a source who says the actor is in custody. They are pulling multiple guns off a suspect that is the latest from the scene here. And again, I I cannot describe the scene. I've never seen so many police. Cruisers state police troopers continue to come. There are officers for many municipalities surrounding this area. Three police officers have been shot in an unknown number of congregants. The exact number of casualties has not been made clear, but there are multiple fatalities. According to a tweet from President Trump who said that he is following these developments in the squirrel hill neighborhood, and the tree of life synagogue, and I witnessed said that building houses three separate worship services on this Saturday morning and all of those were underway. The suspect for a while was holed up perhaps in one of the. Officers belonging to a rabbi at the synagogue, and that is where perhaps he was taken into custody. That rabbi was not there this Saturday morning. But still said no doubt to be shaken up for a time. It appeared that the gunman may have had additional weapons, and that is part of the reason why we're told Pittsburgh police are now going through the building to make sure there is no added threat. The rabbi emeritus of congregation tree of life in Pittsburgh is Alvin Birkin and he's on the line with us. Now, how horrible that this has happened in your community. Really? Unbelievable. This is a very peaceful community. We very heavily Jewish neighborhood within the city. Limits has always been known for its. It's exciting vibrant, Jewish life. Which I which is. Pretty unbelievable since I've gone every Saturday for thirty five years. My wife is sick. This morning. I stayed home occur. I'm Tony sequester. The perpetrator sequestered in my study, which is on the third floor. But I really don't have any knowledge. But even to think that that's a possibility that this gunman had been holed up in your office that stunning. Yeah. It's really unbelievable. Squirrel hill is actually unique in the United States communities the neighborhood of forty percent Jewish population. And. There was a killing random killing shooting of a traditional young man about five years. But other than that. That's an amazing. Renton exciting Jewish Jewish center. Senator Jewish grocery stores bakery. It's a remarkable neighborhood. Amazing. I feel terrible for them. Everybody. Stop. This is the wrong fees to do this has to be stopped. People shouldn't be in this country be walking out to it squeezes Saturday. It should be a place of worship no reason to people's lives. This now you heard your heart. Haven't heard from your friends. Yes. Was inside. Place. This is crazy. This is unbelievable. Was people have to stop. To stop. There has to be stopped anti everything. And unfortunately, people do a lot of stuff, and they the Jews for no reason for on the cell phone now, your friends and your family they're here. They're inside that synagogue right now. I think my father-in-law's, okay. Was inside. But there's all people for people that to be here tomorrow and people have to stop the stuff blaming us for playing juice for no reason a moment ago. The Anti-Defamation League said we are devastated Jonathan Greenburg. The director of the AD L said Jews targeted on Chabad morning at a synagogue, a holy place of worship is unconscionable. The AD L set our hearts break for the victims their families and the entire Jewish community. You want to call on our senior Justice correspondent here at ABC news Pierre Thomas, we have been able to identify suspect is forty six year old from the Pittsburgh area. Peer what else do we know? Well, basically, so far we know that he's a profile in his social media footprint suggests that. That's hated by the Jewish people that he was a man who had expressed white supremacist points-of-view law enforcement officials are now dissect two years life attorney general Jeff released a statement a little while ago saying that in fact, this would be investigated as a hate crime. And the death penalty was among the penalties is on the table. The federal government is trying to spend clear and strong message that this cannot be tolerated. This wicked act of mass murder is pure evil. Hard to believe. And frankly, something that is unimaginable our.

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"squirrel hill" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO

News 96.5 WDBO

05:34 min | 3 years ago

"squirrel hill" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO

"Surreal vision for me. I just still can't process it just hearing from one of my sources as you can imagine these details are coming in fast and furiously adjust from a source who says the actor is in custody are pulling multiple guns off the suspect that is the latest from the scene here. And again, I I cannot describe the scene. I've never seen so many police. Cruisers state police troopers continue to come. There are officers for many municipalities surrounding this area. Three police officers have been shot in an unknown number of congregants. The exact number of casualties has not been made clear, but there are multiple fatalities. According to a tweet from President Trump who said that he is following these developments in the squirrel hill neighborhood, and the tree of life synagogue, and I witnessed said that building houses three separate worship services on this Saturday morning and all of those were underway. The suspect for a while was holed up perhaps in one of the off. Officers belonging to a rabbi at the synagogue, and that is where perhaps he was taken into custody. That rabbi was not there this Saturday morning. But still said no doubt to be shaken up for a time. It appeared that the gunman may have had additional weapons, and that is part of the reason why we're told Pittsburgh police are now going through the building to make sure there is no added threat. The rabbi emeritus of congregation tree of life in Pittsburgh is Alvin Birkin and he's on the line with us. Now, how horrible that this has happened in your community. Really unbelievable. This is a very peaceful community. We rely very heavily Jewish neighborhood within the city limits, and it's always been known for its it's exciting vibrant, Jewish life. My my dad's which I did not attend today. Which is pretty unbelievable since I've gone every Saturday for thirty five years. My wife is sick. And ask me to go services this morning, I stayed home with her, and I am totally sequester. The perpetrators sequestered in my study, which is on the third floor. But I really don't have any first hand knowledge. But even to think that that's a possibility that this gunman had been holed up in your office that stunning. Yeah. It's really unbelievable. I mean. Squint who is actually unique the United States. Communities the neighborhood of forty percent Jewish population. And. There was a killing a random killing shooting of a traditionally young man about five years. But other than that, it's been amazing. Trenton, exciting Jewish Jewish center. Senator Jewish grocery stores bakeries. It's a remarkable neighborhoods. And this is. Just amazing breaking I feel terrible for them. Everybody was wondering hurt or killed. Stop. This is the wrong thing to do. This have to be stopped at for no reason, people shouldn't be in this country be walking out feel safe. It's crazy Saturday. It shouldn't be in a place of worship no reason to take people's lives. This now you heard your heart. Haven't heard from your friends. Frank was inside everybody. I got married in that place. This is crazy. This is unbelievable was people have to stop the hate to have to stop. The media has to be stuff anti everything. And unfortunately, people do a lot of stuff, and they blame the Jews for no reason for all this stuff. Now, your friends and your family they're here. They're inside that synagogue right now. I think my father was okay was inside. But there's people it's for people that there's not going to be here tomorrow and people have to stop the stuff blaming us for playing juice for no reason a moment ago. The Anti-Defamation League said we are devastated. Jonathan Greenburg at the director of the Jews targeted on Chabad morning at a synagogue, a holy place of worship is unconscionable. The AD L set our hearts break for the victims their families and the entire Jewish community. You wanna call it on our senior Justice correspondent here at ABC news Pierre Thomas, we have been able to identify the suspect is a forty six year old from the Pittsburgh area Pierre. What else do we know? Oh, basically, so far we know that he's a profile in hatred. His social media footprint suggests that that he's a man. That's hated Jewish people that he was a man who had expressed white supremacist points of view law enforcement officials are now dissect life, the attorney general just released a statement a little while ago saying that in fact, this would be investigated as a hate crime. And the death penalty was among the penalties is on the table. The federal government is trying to send a clear and strong message that this cannot be tolerated. This wicked act of mass murder. Is pure evil. Hard to believe, and frankly, something that is unimaginable our nation. And the world are shocked and stunned by the grief today with one unified voice. We condemn the historic evil of anti-semitism and every other form of evil, and unfortunately, evil comes in many forms, and we come together as one American people. It was the deadliest.

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"squirrel hill" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

04:37 min | 3 years ago

"squirrel hill" Discussed on Here & Now

"Take a moment to think about the people of Santa Fe Texas Thousand Oaks, California, parkland, Florida, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and so many other places in this country that have had to deal with loss this year after a mass shooting. It's been nearly two months since a man opened fire in Pittsburgh's tree of life synagogue, killing eleven worshippers and injuring seven more. We want to check in now with someone we spoke with in November just after the shooting, rich FitzGerald is a lifelong Pittsburghers and a resident of the squirrel hill neighborhood where the shooting happened. He's also Allegheny county executive rich. Thanks for joining us and merry Christmas to you. Thank you. Jeremy same to you and to everybody out there. But then how's it going right now? It's been it's been now over a month since that terrible shooting in your neighborhood. Yeah. I it. It has an and I think, you know, the neighbor. Hood is still dealing with it in in many ways. Obviously, the folks who are who are closer to the families of the eleven victims much more. So as a you know, go through went through the Hanukkah season first season without without their loved ones. But what I would say is that the closeness of the community led by not just the rabbis, but but people in the community neighbors reaching out to each other Seder dinners at cetera were I'm sure I took on a different significance and being with family members took on a greater significance. I think in light of what happened in in late October. How much are you talking about it? How much are people talking about that event? Now, it is still it's still something that has talked about, you know, in the mayor's different events in the neighborhood and even throughout the city. It is talked about it's also talked about. Around the nation. I I was at our our national Connie executives form in Boston in mid December. And you know, my fellow Connie executives around the country were were were commenting about it and and expressing concerns and things about seeing Pittsburgh highlighted so much during that period of time on on some of the national media. So it's out there. And then I think you've even seen it within some of our sports teams. And even the the visiting teams who we've have a fierce rivalry with the the the New England Patriots their their owner in and players came in and visited the the synagogue, and and some of the member, so it's it's it's had an effect of of. I think bringing people together in some way, people also learned a lot about your neighborhood, squirrel hill you described it to us as a special place. It clearly is based. On everything that we heard about it. It really is. And I raised my family. They're my wife, and I thirty five years ago bought a house in squirrel hill and with live there ever since. And and you know, it it's always been a neighborhood of of mixed. Ethnicities mixed religions, certainly a strong Jewish population. But also, a strong Protestant and Catholic and Muslim and Hindu and nonbelievers it it's just it's kind of a melting pot of diversity as in Pittsburgh becoming more diverse throughout the region. But scroll hill kind of always was going back many many decades when you look at what happened and now with with a little bit more time having passed since then what do you think needs to be done to make sure that it won't happen again? Well, the these things not just in in squirrel hill and in synagogues, but unfortunately, happened all too often across our country. We've seen it. In movie theaters, we've seen it in shopping venues, we've seen it in workplaces. We've seen it in places of worship. So I mean, the the the vigilance that we need to have with when you see something ahead of time. Maybe on social media that folks are posting things that make tip off some some indication that this type of activity may occur. I think we've got you know, certainly move forward on on some stricter gun legislation restrictions on the the freedom. And the the ability for for people, particularly with mental health issues to be able to get get such firepower. Obviously puts people in in in in jeopardy and endanger do then he confidence..

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"squirrel hill" Discussed on Left, Right & Center

Left, Right & Center

03:19 min | 3 years ago

"squirrel hill" Discussed on Left, Right & Center

"Josh barrow your center and business columnist at New York magazine on the right is rich Lowry editor of national review on the left is Elizabeth runic columnist at the Washington Post, and our first special guest this week is. Yeah, your Rosenberg who is a senior writer at tablet magazine on Saturday. The morning of the Sabbath a gunman entered a synagogue in the squirrel hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh and killed eleven congregants. He exchanged gunfire with police wounding several and was then arrested. The shooter's postings on gab, which is these social network of choice for white supremacists. Made clear he was motivated by hatred of Jews, and particularly by Jewish led efforts to resettle refugees, whom he viewed as invading the country. Unlike last week's mail bomber the synagogue shooter was not Donald Trump superfan. He had posted on gab to complain. The president was failing to oppose Jews, and that he'd abandoned white supremacists. Who rioted in Charlottesville last year, Trump visited Pittsburgh on Tuesday to pay his respects, but local officials declined to accompany him and Trump complained afterward that the media had overstated the magnitude of protests of his? Visit your feel like people tend to think about antisemitic violence is a major theme in world history. And as a major global problem, but not as a widespread problem in the United States does this shooting signal at change and aberration. Or is it a problem that was hero along in that we weren't paying enough attention to? So I think it's a problem that was all along I think that periodically. We've had these spasms of violence during Obama's presidency. Another neo-nazi-type who actually yelled Heil Hitler from the police car after he was apprehended shot up a Kansas City Jewish center. And sometimes it's just a matter of luck that fewer people aren't killed that said, the reason this is, you know, animated a lot of people is that President Trump has traffic and conspiratorial rhetoric and sometimes more martial or violent type rhetoric that has led people to believe that he is stoking these sorts of things and the people who are attracted to them. And so you have some people noticing. For the first time that this stuff is out there, probably because they noticed what Trump is doing. That's a good thing. People should be aware that these prejudices are out there, and that they can be so concerned ways. But we shouldn't kid ourselves that if you got rid of Trump tomorrow that this would go away because it was here before Trump, and it'll be are after him. Rich, would what do you make of that does the president bear some responsibility here for for rhetoric and for feeling that he's stoked in the country. I don't think so I really don't get this one at all first of all I've just horrific heartbreaking event. And there there is this is an ancient hatred and people in the United States are subject to it. And we've seen violence, although not as successful attack on this level before. But if if President Trump had gone out and said, you know, George Soros is a fine gentleman and the caravans nothing to worry about this guy. Just would've assumed it was he was part of a Jewish conspiracy. Which you already thought I mean, he was really just completely off the charts and to try to shoehorn Trump into this attack. People come up with the concept of the antisemitic without the Jews, which doesn't make a lot of sense to me. He looked President Trump's Middle East policy. One of the criticisms of it is that it's overly favorable to the Jewish state..

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"squirrel hill" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

04:46 min | 3 years ago

"squirrel hill" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

"Three people who were murdered in the tree of life synagogue on Saturday were buried today. Bernice Simon her husband Sylvan, Simon and Richard Gottfried. Donald Trump continues to fuel the anti semitic conspiracy theory that George Soros is funding. What Donald Trump calls an invasion headed toward our southern border, the president's invasion rhetoric inspire. The mass murderer to go into the synagogue and kill those people and try to kill as many Jews as he could in that. Mass murderer is final social media post. He said he is going to kill Jews because he believed they are supporting what Donald Trump calls, an invasion, and there is absolutely no evidence that the collective March for many of barefoot March through Central America is actually being funded by anyone certainly not George Soros, and certainly not the eleven dead in Pittsburgh or anyone in Pittsburgh. The president lied about what happened in. Pittsburgh on the day that he visited without an invitation. From anyone a huge protest in the squirrel hill neighborhood met the president that day. The president told this lie about the protest. I came home, and sadly turned on the news and watched as the far left media once again us tragedy too. So individual. Individual. Sadly, they took a small group of protesters far away from where we were they did everything in their power to try to play it up and push people apart. It was fake. And it was make believe what they said one of the people Donald Trump saw talking about these protests on television was Tammy helps who joined us on Tuesday night. She was one of the organizers of the protest. She will join us next with her reaction to the president's lies about her and the protests and how his visit was resisted by the people of Pittsburgh. Tonight at a political rally in Missouri. The president of the United States actually complained complained that the mass murder at the tree of life synagogue in Pittsburgh, stopped the momentum. That was the word he used the momentum. That's to me was worried about it stopped the momentum of his campaigning and Republicans campaigning. That's what troubled the president tonight about a mass murder. Not one word of moral outrage about the targeting of Jews by the mass murder. Not one word just momentum losing campaign momentum. That's all he cared about. Tonight. Joining us now from Pittsburgh is Tammy helps one of the people who protested the president's visit to Pittsburgh Tammy. You've heard what the president said about your protest of that. It was small. All that it wasn't anywhere near him of that. It really didn't represent the feelings in Pittsburgh at all that we in the news media were lying about it. And I guess lying about it. I was I guess lying about it by having you on the show from telling us your own experience in the protest what what's your reaction to that? Sara where close to five thousand of us there marching through the neighborhood are lines snaked blocks long Weaver, singing, our neighbors were out on their porches. We encountered the motorcade. I we were just two blocks from the tree of life synagogue in our voices carried it's as though he's trying to erase all of us who were there and the experience that we had in raising our voices in peaceful songs in prayers to share our message. What is your reaction to the president tonight saying that the the mass murderer at the synagogue for him represented a loss of momentum as a campaigner? I thought what I was most afraid of going in is that he would say crass things about our beloved dead. The fact that he just cast them entirely assigned. They were a distraction. They took away from the mental mystique me met. He missed his rallies. I that hurts me more than I could have possibly imagined. When I worried about what might happen is a result of this business this visit excuse me..

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Synagogue shooting suspect spewed online hate for Jews

KDWN Programming

01:46 min | 3 years ago

Synagogue shooting suspect spewed online hate for Jews

"Working together. To the victims families to the victim's friends. We're here as a community of one for you. We will be here to help you through this horrific episode. We'll get through this dark is day of Pittsburgh's history by working together. Squirrel hill is the most diverse neighborhood in all of western Pennsylvania. People choose to live there because of the diversity of the community. The Jewish community is the backbone it is part of the fabric of Pittsburgh in. We will be there in all communities to support our friends in the Jewish community. Police say Robert Bowers told police he wanted to kill Jews eight men and three women were killed the FBI said he was armed with an AR fifteen rifle and three hand guns in the deadliest anti-semitic attack in US history. Just spewing spewing hate online ahead of that attack attack

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"squirrel hill" Discussed on World News Tonight with David Muir

World News Tonight with David Muir

03:13 min | 3 years ago

"squirrel hill" Discussed on World News Tonight with David Muir

"Swat teams descending on the tree. Lined streets of squirrel hill the piece of the sleepy weekend morning show. The first nine one one calls coming in at nine fifty four AM people inside the tree of life synagogue, frantic. They were under attack. One caller sound like say may have been shot. Members of three congregations in sign a baby naming ceremony about to get underway. Now a gunman had entered the house of worship. Often fire according to the FBI the alleged gunman forty six year old Robert Bowers Hulan words of hate against Jews, even as he murdered them. When the first two police officers encounter Bowers. They say he was wielding in a or fifteen rightful. The front of the fire thousand five the officers wounded and the gunman than retreating further into the synagogue, a swat team enters discovering a scene of unimaginable horror, eleven people. Three women and eight men dead meas- medics rush to evacuate. The wounded officers climbed to the third floor were Bowers has fled. What came next an all out gun battle Bowers shot and surrenders talking Talking about. about. Choosing communicate. When the police say he was ranting. They're committing genocide to my people. I just want to kill Jews a short time ago. We were dispatched to active gunfire. The tree of life synagogue in squirrel hill. Do not come out of your home right now. It is not safe in the neighborhood, fear and disbelief to more was inside everybody in that place. This is crazy. This is unbelievable. People have to stop hating. Definitely the acumen Kevin Hart and live across the street from the synagogue as the chaos unfolded. Police knocked on their door, much Much joy. more forgotten positioning a sniper in their bedroom window the couple hearing a barrage of gunfire. Kind of like a full on gun battle sounds like It it was was a a wise zone. as the couple watched. They could see survivors strangling out. And what's really, what's really disturbing? It was so sad because they're so old. So they really go fast and the police were urging them hurry. Hurry. Hurry. Authorities say in addition to that AR fifteen Bowers had three handguns with him and used all of his weapons it's a very horrific crime saying it's one of the worst that I've seen. And Matt Cup joins us live tonight. And Matt you spoke with a rabbi who was actually inside the synagogue when the gunfire erupted. That's right. He said he jumped right behind the dais as soon as erupted dialing nine one one serving as first responders eyes and ears. He said what he saw was indescribable. And when I asked him about that Har weather, it he had any psychological counseling himself said I don't have any time. I have too many funerals to plan, David..

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Pittsburgh synagogue victims include 97-year-old, pair of brothers

NJ Diet

01:23 min | 3 years ago

Pittsburgh synagogue victims include 97-year-old, pair of brothers

"Schiavone authorities today say the eleven dead from an attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue range in age from fifty four to ninety seven among those killed three women eight men, including two brothers and a husband and wife, the dead from what is believed to be the worst attack in history on a US synagogue were listed by Dr Carl Williams the chief medical examiner for allegany county. Seventy five year old Joyce Feinberg of Oakland. Sixty five year old Richard Godfrey Debrosse township ninety seven year old rose mehlinger, scroll hill Sixty-six-year-old Jerry Rabinowitz of Edgewood, fifty nine year old ceasefire Rosenthal of squirrel hill. Four year old David Rosenthal. David Rosenthal were brothers. Eighty four year old Bernie Simon of Wilkins. Berg eighty six year old Sylvan Simon of Wilkins. Berg, Bernice and Sylvan were husband and wife. Seventy one year old Daniel Stein of squirrel hill idiot. You're old Melvin wax of squirrel hill and sixty nine year old Irving young of mount Washington, the accused gunman in the attack is facing federal hate crime charges on Lee herring from member station. W E reports that forty six year old Robert Bowers

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Squirrel Hill, Ken Hardin and ABC Neighbors discussed on WBZ Morning News

WBZ Morning News

00:36 sec | 3 years ago

Squirrel Hill, Ken Hardin and ABC Neighbors discussed on WBZ Morning News

"Squirrel hill neighborhood, four police officers among the wounded Ken Hardin lives across the street from the synagogue and told ABC neighbors are supporting each other after the shooting last night, the congregation said a prayer service outside the church that I listened to the rabbi and he advised that people can remain positive and continued to love and to show that good overcomes evil officials

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Feds charge Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect with 29 counts

Scott Sloan

01:08 min | 3 years ago

Feds charge Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect with 29 counts

"Now, the feds are filing twenty nine charges against a suspect in today's synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, they'd killed eleven people more from ABC news. Pennsylvania man has been charged with federal hate crimes for allegedly shooting up Pittsburgh synagogue with an assault rifle. Eleven people were murdered this morning. Six people including four police officers were also wounded during the shooting at the tree of life congregation in Pittsburgh, squirrel hill neighborhood ABC's. Aaron Katersky has the latest Robert Bowers was charged with twenty nine counts in connection with the synagogue shooting believed to be the worst ever attack on American Jews. The charges include obstruction of exercise of religious beliefs resulting in death, rather antiseptic sounding term to describe what authorities

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"squirrel hill" Discussed on AM Joy

AM Joy

02:25 min | 3 years ago

"squirrel hill" Discussed on AM Joy

"All right. We are going by the network that we are following an active shooter situation in the area of Wilkins, and shady in Pittsburgh, if you are in Pittsburgh, please follow law enforcement instructions pretty much. What we have here is that this is a shooting in the area of a synagogue, the local TV f- affiliate is reporting that there are people dead. We don't have that confirmed by NBC news yet. So we're just giving you what we have. We know that it's in squirrel hill, Pennsylvania. That's in your Pittsburgh. I'll read from what we have right now from across the city in Pittsburgh responding to an active shooting situation at the tree of life synagogue in the area of squirrel hill in Pittsburgh. You can see the police response there on your screen. We don't have a lot of information. We're waiting for more to come in. Jim Cavanaugh is still with us. We're also being joined by Clint want our national security analyst for NBC. Clint we just heard from Jim's what people should be doing if they're in this sort of situation. How do these kind of investigations on fold? What do police do we see a lot? Out of activity there now. But what what from your point of view? What will be looking at from a law enforcement point of view. I'm sure what the police there. Locally to try and do is secure the area and make sure that anybody that's in the area that is essentially pushed into a safe zone and out of the media response. I think the other thing which we've learned as we've gone through the years is that the the best approach to this is to make sure the app active shooter is apprehended. As quickly as possible. And so they tend to close on these situations much quicker. If they can it sounds like just from reading some of the news reports that this quickly escalated into shooting scenario, I think you saw some the law enforcement. They're sprinting to the scene. And so it'll be curious to understand kind of how this played out. It looks like they're still securing the area now, and it's also going to be one of those things where you're going to see I'm sure many more people show up to secure the respond looks like it's local police have responded quickly there. But in terms of motive, and those sorts of things that comes much later. I'm trying I'm sure they're trying to eliminate the threat right now to anybody in the area, and I hope people that are based in Pittsburgh can shelter in place and move out and let the law enforcement professionals their do their job, and it looks like they has become an all too common drill in the United States law enforcement's dedicated a tremendous amount of energy..

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At least 8 dead in shooting at Pittsburgh synagogue -- live updates

Power Trading Radio

00:39 sec | 3 years ago

At least 8 dead in shooting at Pittsburgh synagogue -- live updates

"Story a deadly mass shooting at a synagogue in. Pittsburgh eyewitnesses say a gunman described as a bearded white male burst into the tree of life synagogue in. That city squirrel hill neighborhood shouting, antisemitic slogans before opening fire at least eight people are dead three police officers among those shot, no word on their conditions. The gunman is now in custody. Police are urging people in that neighborhood to remain sheltered in place. They're concerned about a suspicious package left at the synagogue nearby. Carnegie Mellon

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