Four Killed in Attack on Jersey City Kosher Market; Trump Exec Order Addresses Campus Anti-Semitism; Nazi salutes in West Virginia

  • December 13, 2019
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Two gunmen motivated by anti-Semitism and anti-law enforcement beliefs attacked a Kosher supermarket in Jersey City on Tuesday, killing four people. President Trump signed an executive order that would ensure incidents of anti-Semitism be treated under federal as vigorously as other forms of discrimination. West Virginia fired three state employees and suspended more than 30 others after a photo surfaced showing a recent graduating class of correctional officer trainees making what appeared to be a Nazi salute.

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1) Four Killed After Gunmen Attack Kosher Supermarket in Jersey City

“The two killers who stormed a kosher market in Jersey City were driven by hatred of Jews and law enforcement, New Jersey’s attorney general said Thursday, adding that the case is being investigated as domestic terrorism…” The Associated PressRead More

+ ADL Resource: Jersey City Shooting – What We Know

+ ADL Resource: Black Hebrew Israelites

2) President Trump Signs Executive Order on Anti-Semitism

“’The order basically aims to extend the scope of the section in the Civil Rights Act that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin. It would now include anti-Semitic ‘hate,’ Trump said during the signing ceremony…’” USA TodayLearn More

+ ADL Welcomes Executive Order Combating Anti-Semitism

+ The President’s Executive Order on Anti-Semitism: Frequently Asked Questions

3) West Virginia Fires 3 Employees After Photo Shows Trainees Giving Nazi Salute

“The photo, which the State Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety released with the employees’ faces blurred, shows about 30 uniformed trainees posing with their right arms raised, most of them with their hands also extended. The words ‘Hail Byrd!’ appear at the top of the image…” The New York TimesFull Story

+ Jonathan Greenblatt tweet: “There is no place for displays of hate in corrections – or anywhere else…”

+ ADL Resource: Managing Implicit Bias for Law Enforcement

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