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Prosecutors Confirm What They’re Seeking in Case Against Synagogue Shooter, and it’s Bad News for Him.

Bowers deserves this and more.

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Robert Bowers, the suspect in the horrific synagogue shooting that occurred over the weekend, is about to get some really bad news, as prosecutors have announced they will be seeking the death penalty in the case against him.

While this is certainly going to put a damper on Bowers’ plans for the future, in reality, this punishment is the only one that truly fits the crime and allows for justice to be carried out for the terrible crime this monster committed.

Bowers murdered eleven people and injured six more during his shooting rampage on Saturday.

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U.S. Attorney Scott Brady said on Sunday that his office would seek capital punishment in the case against Robert Bowers, 46, after charging him with 29 counts including 11 which carry the sentence.

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Bowers will make his first court appearance at 1.30pm on Monday at the Joseph F. Weis, Jr. US Courthouse in Pittsburgh.

On Saturday, he opened fire at the Tree of Life synagogue in Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, and shouted ‘all Jews must die’ as he fired into the congregation.

He was taken into custody after surrendering to police. He was injured in crossfire with officers and has spent the last two days in the hospital but was released on Monday morning.

The 11 people he killed are Richard Gottfried, 65, Rose Mallinger, 97, Jerry Rabinowitz, 66, Cecil Rosenthal, 59, David Rosenthal, 54, Bernice Simon, 84, Sylvan Simon, 86, Daniel Stein, 71, Melvin Wax, 88, and Irving Younger, 69.

Bowers is being charged with eleven counts of obstruction of Exercise of Religious Beliefs Resulting in Death, eleven counts of Use of a Firearm to Commit Murder During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence, four counts of Obstruction of Exercise of Religious Beliefs Resulting in Bodily Injury to a Public Safety Officer and three counts of Use and Discharge of a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence.

The first 22 charges carry a maximum sentence of either death or life in prison. The last seven charges did not directly lead to anyone’s death and therefore carry a maximum sentence of 70 years.

On Saturday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions backed the president’s call for Bowers to be executed for his crimes.

Source: Daily Mail

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American Music Icon Dead at 72; Was Set to Tour This Summer

Rest in peace, amigo.

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When it comes to gritty guitars and even grittier songs, there is no act quite like that little ol’ band from Texas. ZZ Top mainlined American blues standards directly into the electric era of 1970’s rock, and then reinvented the genre once again with the synthesizers of the 1980’s.  From there, the band toured the world incessantly, bringing their grimy grooves and unforgettable stage presence to audiences from Dusseldorf to Delaware. Now, just weeks before the band was set to take to the road once again, one member of the holy triumvirate of honky-tonk has passed away. Dusty Hill, the bassist for ZZ Top, has died. He was 72. Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard of the Texas-based trio issued a statement to Variety on Tuesday, writing: “We are saddened by the news today that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in his sleep at home in Houston, TX. We, along with legions of ZZ Top fans around the world, will miss your steadfast presence, your good nature and enduring commitment to providing that monumental bottom to the ‘Top’. We will forever be connected to that ‘Blues Shuffle in C.’” And then, echoing the sentiments of music fans the nation over: “You will be missed greatly, amigo,” the statement added. We couldn’t have said it better ourselves, so we’ll just leave you all with a classic. Make sure to turns those speakers up, y’all. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5WB5ouP-8c  

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Mask Mandates Coming Back to Capitol Hill After CDC Switcheroo

This isn’t likely to go over well with some lawmakers.

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With the “delta” variant now raging in some parts of the country, and breakthrough infections of vaccinated individuals continuing to be reported, the CDC has made a stark decision, stating that even vaccinated folks should be wearing a mask when they are indoors or in parts of the country with high COVID transmission rates. This has now prompted the House of Representatives to bring back a previously criticized policy themselves. Capitol Attending Physician Brian Monahan said late Tuesday that the House of Representatives is reinstating its mask mandate – and therefore the threat of fines to members who don’t comply – following updated guidance from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the delta variant of the coronavirus. The White House also appears to be going back to mandated masks. A White House press representative was seen Tuesday swapping a sign saying people are required to wear masks if unvaccinated with another saying masks are required regardless of vaccination status. Monahan didn’t leave much room for interpretation. “For the Congress, representing a collection of individuals traveling weekly from various risk areas (both high and low rates of disease transmission), all individuals should wear a well-fitted, medical-grade filtration mask (for example an ear loop surgical mask or a KN95 mask) when they are in an interior space,” Monahan said in a letter sent to congressional staffers. The move will almost certainly see pushback from the far right side of the aisle, where the mandating of masks has been a very unpopular policy, and a point of contention in almost every arena in which it has been implemented.

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