A day after law enforcement in the United States (US) arrested a suspect in connection with a string of bomb mailings targeting progressives, a perpetrator opened fire within a Jewish Synagogue, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, killing at least four people and injuring others, including three policemen.
The violent event comes amid an atmosphere of hate in the US spearheaded by nationalistic rhetoric from the Executive leadership and others that appear to be having a detrimental effect upon marginal people already having bouts of mental illness.
According to reports, the Tree of Life Synagogue was attacked earlier this morning while some three services were taking place in the religious center. Media reports placed the number dead as four and total casualties as 12, including three policemen.
Sadly, violent threats remain at a high likelihood within the American Republic under the current atmosphere of division and hate.
But the current affairs of hatred could be reversed from the present trajectory of violence with a concerted and meaningful rejection of all violence and a condemnation of such acts by the Executive.
Safety to all my fellow citizens.