Man Arrested for Bomb Plot Listed Synagogue, LGBTQ Bar and ADL as Potential Targets

  • August 16, 2019
ADL Headlines newsletter


A man in southern Nevada was arrested after investigators uncovered his plot to attack an LGBTQ nightclub, a local synagogue and the regional ADL office with firearms and explosives. A white supremacist group distributed anti-immigrant and anti-Semitic fliers at Seattle-area synagogues as part of a coordinated propaganda effort. And over 100 tires were slashed in a predominantly Orthodox Jewish neighborhood in NJ.

Read on for more on these headlines, news you can use to fight hate, and the latest info about ADL from around the country.

1) Man Arrested for Bomb-Making Materials Listed ADL Las Vegas Potential Target

“Conor Climo, 23, of Las Vegas, allegedly sent encrypted messages to white supremacists this year, discussing how he planned to attack a local synagogue and a bar on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas that he believed catered to the LGBTQ community…” KVVU-TV, FOX Las Vegas:

+ Court documents lay out Las Vegas man’s terror plot, targets -- KVVU-TV, FOX Las Vegas, Jolie Brislin interviewed

+ Las Vegas Jewish, LGBTQ communities grateful, on guard after white supremacist’s arrest -- Las Vegas Sun

+ ADL statement on arrest in Las Vegas


2) Police investigate after racist flyers found at South Seattle synagogues

“Racist fliers were found posted at three South Seattle synagogues over the weekend, and the incidents match a recent uptick in hate-leafletting across Puget Sound, according to the Anti-Defamation League...” Patch.com, Seattle:

+ Racist, anti-immigrant fliers found at South Seattle synagogues -- KOMO-TV, ABC Seattle, Miri Cypers interviewed

+ ADL Resource: White Supremacists Continue to Spread Hate on American Campuses


3)  $5K Reward Offered to Find Lakewood Tire Slasher in Bias Crime Investigation

“Lakewood police said the vandal targeted cars, owned by members of the town’s Jewish community, in the Old Pines Acres section of town early Saturday in describing the incident as bias a crime…” NJ.com:

+ Lakewood tire slashing: ADL offers reward following anti-Semitic vandalism -- Asbury Park Press

+ ADL New York/New Jersey press release



•    @YouTube continues to host 30+ channels that broadcast anti-Semitic and white supremacist content… 
•    A good-faith visit to Israel is the best way to be exposed to its democracy, complexities, and range of views…
•    The Statue of Liberty’s promise is that, no matter your background, all those “yearning to be free” will be welcome in this nation…



•    ‘No Place for Hate’: Broward County Public Schools to Learn About Diversity, Inclusion (WLRN Radio, Miami)
•    Californian Jewish legislators celebrate ‘Mezuzah Bill’ by hanging Mezuzot in State Capitol building (Jewish Chronicle)
•    Groups Urge Georgia Lawmakers to Pass Hate Crimes Bill After El Paso Shooting (Georgia Public Broadcasting)



•    Mass shootings have Latinos worried about being targets (Associated Press)
•    Heather Heyer’s not on this FBI list. How hate crimes become invisible (CNN)
•    AIPAC and other Jewish groups join prominent lawmakers in criticizing Israel’s decision to ban Tlaib and Omar (JTA)

To get Headlines in your inbox every Thursday, subscribe to this free ADL newsletter today


More from this Section