The Download | October 29th: Former President Barack Obama addresses deadly Pittsburgh attack + Simone Biles is unstoppable
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Barack Obama, is urging Americans to rise above the hate after the deadly attack at a Pittsburgh Synagogue left 11 Jewish people dead and several injured.
Obama took to Twitter to share the following sentiments:
We grieve for the Americans murdered in Pittsburgh. All of us have to fight the rise of anti-Semitism and hateful rhetoric against those who look, love, or pray differently. And we have to stop making it so easy for those who want to harm the innocent to get their hands on a gun.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 27, 2018
President Donald Trump says the outcome might have been different if the synagogue “had some kind of protection” from an armed guard.
The gunman, Robert Bowers, faces 29 federal counts including hate crimes and could face the death penalty if convicted.
In Charlotte, N.C., two Black sisters, Leisa and Mary Garris were harassed by a White woman now dubbed as “South Park Susan.”
The two sisters were waiting for AAA outside of their apartment when the incident begin. “South Park Susan” questioned if they were living there and continued to disrespect the sisters calling them disrespectful names and even threatening them.
The two are taking legal action and it’s been reported that “South Park Susan” has been fired from her job.
The day before the 2018 World Gymnastics Championships, Simone Biles was taking to the ER due to complications from kidney stones, but that couldn’t stop the gymnasts from shining during the event.
Biles scored higher than anyone on the beam, vault, and floor, and was second on uneven bars through five of 11 qualifying groups.
Biles also secured the USA’s place in the team final!