Possibility of Hate Symbol at Army-Navy Game Reviewed; Synagogue Ransacked in Beverly Hills; Motives of Jersey City Killers Emerge

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December 22, 2019


The United States Military Academy is investigating whether cadets and midshipmen intentionally flashed a white supremacist hand sign on national television prior to the Army vs Navy football game. A Pennsylvania man has been charged with vandalism and commercial burglary, with a penalty enhancement for a hate crime, after allegedly desecrating a synagogue in Beverly Hills. And ADL’s Center on Extremism has uncovered more disturbing information about the Jersey City attackers and their hatred for Jews and law enforcement.

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) Military Probing Use of Possible White Power Hand Gesture During Army-Navy Football Game

“During a pregame broadcast both West Point and Naval Academy students were caught displaying the ‘OK’ hand symbol to the camera behind ESPN host Reece Davis. According to the Anti-Defamation League, the sign was co-opted by members of the online message board 4chan and is on the organization’s list of official hate symbols…” ForbesRead More

+ ADL Resource: Okay Hand Gesture

+ WATCH: Jonathan Greenblatt on CBS This Morning

2) Suspect Arrested in Vandalism of Beverly Hills Synagogue

“Several rooms inside the building were ransacked and several Jewish relics were damaged… Police added that no markings or other signs of anti-Semitism were left by the suspect who captured on security footage but it would still be investigated as a hate crime…’” ABC Los AngelesLearn More

+ READ: ADL Statement on Nessah Synagogue Vandalism

+ Jonathan Greenblatt tweet: “These images are truly painful to look at…”

3) Jersey City Shooter Called Jews ‘Nazis’ in Social Media Posts

“The ADL on Tuesday said it had uncovered a Facebook page that it says belonged to David Anderson, one of the two shooters who killed two Jews and a non-Jewish worker at the JC Kosher Supermarket, as well as a police officer at a nearby cemetery. Anderson on Facebook referred to Jews as ‘Nazis’ and ‘Ashke-Nazis’ and shared images of Jewish people along with the New Testament verse, ‘I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the Synagogue of Satan…’” JTAFull Story

+ ADL Resource: Center on Extremism Uncovers More Disturbing Details of Jersey City Shooter’s Extremist Ideology

+ ADL Resource: Top Moments of Hate of 2019