Anti-Semitic Flyers Found In Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Neighborhood

December 10, 2018 | Brainwave Science


Police are investigating anti-Semitic pamphlets found in Pittsburgh. In October a gunman killed 11 people and injured 6 others at a synagogue, in the Squirrel Hill neighbourhood,

The police are taking this matter very seriously and promise to follow every investigative avenue.

Photos of these pamphlets began circulating online on Sunday, on the eighth night of Hanukkah. The CEO of Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburg, Jeff Finkelstein said that the pamphlets appeared to be “recruitment information for the Ku Klux Klan.”

“This is a prime example of how hateful people don’t only hate one group of people,” Finkelstein told the Post-Gazette. “We are committed to the safety and security of the Greater Pittsburgh Jewish community. We have the utmost confidence in our local and national law enforcement as they investigate.”

On the morning of Oct. 27, police say 46-year-old Robert Bowers wielded an “assault rifle” and carried at least three handguns with him when he opened fire on the Tree of Life Congregation.

Bowers, who had a history of posting anti-Semitic comments online prior to the attack, has been charged in a 44-count indictment with murder, hate crimes and other offences that could bring the death penalty. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges and is being held in Butler County Prison.


In this case, the Law Enforcement agencies need to determine if the distributor of the hate-filled pamphlets has anything to do with the person responsible for October shooting. If the connection is present then this will greatly help in the investigation. Both, the creator of the pamphlets and Robert Bowers may be members of a common organisation which promotes hate-crimes.

On the other hand, it is a challenge for the agencies to prove Robert Bowers involvement in the October shooting. It is understood that despite having a suspect, it may take weeks and months to confirm if they planned and/or executed the criminal activity.

Investigative techniques like DNA and fingerprinting are very limited in their application. At the same time, a lie-detector test is not accurate or reliable. The guilty can be put behind bars sooner and the innocents exonerated if a widely applicable, modern and reliable test can support the investigators and Law Enforcement Agents.


If there was a way to reliably check whether Robert Bowers had ever seen material like the one in the pamphlets before, then the search can be narrowed down. If Robert has ever been exposed to such art then he can be interrogated to find out if he knows the source of such hate material.

There is now a highly accurate technology which can empower the investigators to do this. This technology is called iCognative and is developed by Brainwave Science.

Simply put, iCognative determines if the person under test has awareness of crime-specific information. This can be used to rule out if he is a perpetrator or a witness, or simply innocent.

If evidence from the crime scene can be collected, then iCognative is the test which can screen the subjects and find out those who have awareness of the incriminating evidence. If a person has planned or committed a crime, then his/her brain has awareness of the minute details which an innocent and even a witness will not have.

Information gathered using conventional interrogation will not be able to elicit the information which the investigators need. They also need clues to defeat the criminal organisation behind it.

Brainwave Science seems to have the answer to winning the battle against those who spread hate online and also who are members of racist organisations.  iCognative can help different types of crime-fighting agencies because it is customizable, It is not only applicable to Law Enforcement but also to disciplines such as National Security, Immigration Control, Counter-Terrorism, Border Security and Human and Drug trafficking. The suspect’s brains cannot lie to the iCognative system. iCognative has no known counter-measures. It is accurate to 99.9%. Crime-related information is presented to the suspects undergoing the test, in the form of words, phrases or pictures. Their brain responses reveal if the subject has awareness of the particular stimuli. This can be used to not only confirm or disprove a person’s involvement, but also to understand the extent of involvement, or also his or her position in a criminal network.

The test is 45-minutes long. There is no exchange of words between the administrator of the test and the subject. The test is not affected the subjective opinion of the test organizer. In this test, there are no false positives or false negatives.

Brainwave Science’s iCognative is a modern and versatile tool needed by the Pittsburgh Police in order cripple the racist sentiment in the area.

Main Source: Times of Israel

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