Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Shooting at Holocaust Museum

The website has been down all day, so I wasn’t able to post a link to the story that has made national news – the shooting at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on Wednesday afternoon, where museum guard Stephen Johns was killed. The museum is located at 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, just south of the National Mall, and has been open since 1993. Here are a few links from The Washington Post, NBC 4, Fox 5, and CNN. The museum will remain closed tomorrow in honor of Stephen Johns.

Update: Suspected shooter James W. von Brunn is still too ill to appear in court, according to an article in The Washington Post. von Brunn was shot in the face by security guards after he was suspected of fatally shooting guard Stephen Johns and is currently being treated at United Medical Center in Southeast.

Update #2: A hearing is scheduled for von Brunn on June 30th, according to an article in The Washington Times.

Update #3: The June 30th hearing was postponed until July 10th, because von Brunn still can't leave the hospital, according to an article in The Washington Post.

Update #4: According to The Washington Post, Von Brunn is still unable to appear in court, so his hearing has been postponed again until July 30th.


Anonymous said...

When will these goosesstepping weirdos die off??

writingmomma said...

This man has just placed a face with the hatred that is shared by so many towards the African Americans and Jewish people that live all over the world. What he has done is horrible. But, this type of situation will continue in this country unless the issue of racial hatred and inequality is addressed. There are so many issues that people don't want to talk about. Yes, people still have the "Hitler mentality" and the "Jim Crow mentality". These ugly personalities did not disappear because a African American is now the president of the U.S.A. Each individual must look within his/her own heart. If you search your heart and find that you cannot honestly sit next to a African American or Jewish person, without prejudice, and have a comfortable dinner, without telling the "I have a black friend" comment, or "you're not the only Jew that sat at my dinner table" comment. You have a long way to go. Examine yourselves deeply. Prejudice is an ugly sickness that has a cure. It is not like the AIDS virus. There is a remedy for prejudice. The cure is called love and respect.