Synagogue Shooting, Sunnyvale Crash Investigated as Hate Crimes

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Executive Director Rabbi Ysrael Goldstein (2nd R), who was shot in the hands, hugs his congregants after a press conference outside the Chabad of Poway Synagogue on April 28, 2019 in Poway, California.  (Sandy Huffaker/AFP/Getty Images)

A 19-year-old suspect is in custody after a shooting at a synagogue in Poway, California on Saturday that left one person dead and several others injured. Officials are looking into reports that the suspect posted an anti-Semitic letter online prior to the shooting. We'll get the latest on the investigation and discuss last week's car crash in Sunnyvale, which is also being investigated as a possible hate crime. Officials say the driver intentionally ran over a group of pedestrians he believed to be Muslim.


Max Rivlin-Nadler, freelance reporter covering the Poway synagogue shooting for KQED's The California Report

Pete Simi, professor of sociology, Chapman University; author, "American Swastika: Inside the White Power Movement's Hidden Spaces of Hate"

Abby Porth, executive director, Jewish Community Relations Council

Zahra Billoo, executive director, The Council on American-Islamic Relations San Francisco Bay Area