Tag: Pittsburgh

The DOJ Wants the Death Penalty for the Accused Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooter

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty for the man who’s accused of killing 11 people at a synagogue in Pittsburgh last October, the Justice Department said Monday. Robert Bowers, 46, walked into the Tree of Life synagogue on the morning of […]

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Man Faces Assault Charges for Using Excessive Force on 13-Year-Old After Police Wouldn’t Do It for Him

Screenshot: Shalayla McGovern (Facebook) Authorities filed assault charges against a Pennsylvania man, whom they initially declined to arrest, after he was caught on video forcibly restraining a child in a park. On Tuesday, June 25, Shalayla McGovern says her 16-year-old daughter walked to a park in Pittsburgh’s Greenfield neighborhood to meet with some friends. The […]

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