http://gty.im/1140770023 The admitted shooter in the Poway synagogue shooting told a 911 operator right after the massacre that he pulled the trigger to save white people from Jews.
As a white person, I never saw Jewish people as dangerous, but people who shoot people based on some crazy notion about their group identity are the ones of whom to be afraid.
A judge was expected to rule Friday whether a 20-year-old former college student should stand trial on charges of firing an assault rifle inside a synagogue, killing one woman and injuring three, including a rabbi and an 8-year-old girl of whom he believed the world needed to be saved from.
The suspect who admitted to the shootings at the Southern California synagogue last spring was heard on a 911 recording played Thursday at a preliminary hearing that he did it to save white people from Jews. The hearing was held to determine whether the trial should go forward. I think that would be a good idea.
The shooting took place at the Chabad of Poway synagogue on the last day of Passover.
“I’m defending our nation against the Jewish people, who are trying to destroy all white people,” the scumcrumpet, whose name will not be used here, is heard saying on the 911 call. He told the 911 operator he believed he had killed people and gave detailed descriptions of the San Diego intersection where he was parked shortly before he was taken into custody.
He never explained, nor gave any examples, how Jewish people are trying to destroy anyone.
The FBI reported that hate crimes increased by 17% in 2017 and the largest spike was anti-Semitic hate crimes. In the DOJ 2017 Hate Crime Statistics it was reported that there were more than 7,100 hate crimes and they were motivated mostly by race/ethnicity with religious bias following right behind.
The FBI report shows there was a nearly 23% increase in religion-based hate crimes. There was a 37% spike in anti-Jewish hate crimes and this led the statistics for religious groups.
The recording was played at the hearing where witnesses also included a combat veteran who confronted the suspect and a medical examiner who described the wounds of the woman who was killed.
The alleged shooter, 20, has pleaded not guilty to murder, attempted murder, and an unrelated arson charge at a mosque. The murder charge, classified as a hate crime, would make him eligible for the death penalty if convicted, but prosecutors have not said what punishment they will seek.
Oscar Stewart, an Iraq combat veteran, testified that as the gunfire erupted he moved toward the suspect and screamed at him. The shooter dropped his rifle and ran away like a frightened coward.
“People were falling over each other. It was chaos,” Stewart said. “I screamed (to everyone) ‘Get down! Get out here.’”
He explained that he saw the shooter in the lobby fire two rounds and then walked toward him.
“He was firing in front of me … I was paying attention to the rifle,” Stewart said.
As the gunman struggled to reload, Stewart relied on combat training to yell at the assailant to try to rattle him, and rattle him he did.
“I told him I was going to kill him … I screamed it out really loud. I kept screaming at him,” Stewart said before the suspect dropped the rifle and ran.
During the 911 call, the shooter admitted, without prompting, that he would leave his AR-15 rifle on the passenger seat and step out of the car once law enforcement arrived, and became agitated that police had yet to arrive.
“You guys are taking a long-ass time,” he is heard saying.
San Diego Police Officer Jonathan Wiese testified that when he arrived the alleged shooter got out of the car, kneeled to the ground when ordered, and allowed himself to be handcuffed.
“His first statement was, ‘How’s your day going?’” Wiese said. He said the white supremacist then asked if he knew “what the Jews have done to our race.”
Weeks earlier alleged shooter and obvious coward tried to burn down a mosque in Escondido, where seven people on a spiritual retreat were sleeping, according to an affidavit. They awoke to flames and managed to extinguish the fire.
The suspect allegedly scrawled the name of the person suspected of carrying out shootings at two New Zealand mosques that slaughtered 51 people earlier this year, so the left didn’t have President Trump to blame on that atrocity.
In a posting on the dark web, the alleged shooter wrote: “As an individual, I can only kill so many Jews.”
The day prior to the synagogue shooting, the suspect legally purchased an AR-15 rifle from a San Diego gun shop, according to federal charges. According to Rep. Shiela Jackson Lee (D-TX) the AR-15 fires 50 mm rounds, so not only can it kill people, it can take out entire synagogues, mosques and Hindu temples.