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3 dead after shootings at Jewish centers

Posted by on Apr. 13, 2014 at 7:12 PM
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http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/13/us/kansas-jewish-center-shooting/

3 dead after shootings at Jewish centers

I don't have the time to copy & paste the whole article right now, but it's 24 hours before Passover starts, one shooter goes to two separate Jewish facilities, kills 3 Jews, & the FBI says it's too soon to call it a hate crime. WTF???!!!
by on Apr. 13, 2014 at 7:12 PM
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tanyainmizzou
by on Apr. 13, 2014 at 7:14 PM
You don't think they should investigate before making a statement it is a hate crime?

fliptopz4
by Bronze Member on Apr. 13, 2014 at 7:22 PM

I think you would have to hate someone pretty bad to shhot them.

Sisteract
by Whoopie on Apr. 13, 2014 at 7:23 PM
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BW- I am sure that the killing of Jews at 2 separate Jewish centers, by the same killer, has nothing to do with hate....

HUGE EYE ROLL.

4evrinbluejeans
by KK on Apr. 13, 2014 at 7:23 PM
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Until they are able to rule out a connection to those centers it is too soon to call it a hate crime.  It is also up to the prosecutors to make that determination based on the investigation.  

That had to be so frightening for all involved.  My heart goes out to the victims and their families.  

LectioDivina
by on Apr. 13, 2014 at 7:24 PM
It's probably just a formality that it's not called a hate crime yet
tanyainmizzou
by on Apr. 13, 2014 at 7:25 PM
Or what if the killer had issues with these three people?

What is so wrong with investigations to make sure? Isn't it better to make sure before you say it so you can't taint the trial?

Quoting Sisteract:

BW- I am sure that the killing of Jews at 2 separate Jewish centers, by the same killer, has nothing to do with hate....

HUGE EYE ROLL.

4evrinbluejeans
by KK on Apr. 13, 2014 at 7:28 PM
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Thank goodness they caught the suspect.  

Sisteract
by Whoopie on Apr. 13, 2014 at 7:30 PM
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Three people were killed in shootings Sunday afternoon at a Jewish community center and at a Jewish elderly care home in a Kansas Citysuburb, and a suspect has been taken into custody, authorities said.

Police said they did not have a motive for the shootings, but were not ruling out the possibility that the shootings were a hate crime. They have called in the Federal Bureau of Investigation to assist with the investigation, Overland Park Police Chief John Douglass told a news conference.

"We know it's a vicious act of violence," Douglass said.

The shootings started at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City in Overland Park,Kansas, shortly after 1 p.m. local time, and then the shooter moved to the Village Shalom, a retirement community that provides skilled nursing services for residents.

The suspect, a white male in his 70s, was taken into custody at a nearby elementary school, Douglass said. Douglass declined to identify the suspect, but said he was not from Kansas.

Douglass said he could not confirm reports that the suspect had said "Heil Hitler" while in the back of the squad car after being taken into custody.

"The suspect in the back of a car made several statements," Douglass said. "We are sifting through and vetting those for accuracy, number one, and number two we are looking at them for their evidentiary value."

The Jewish Community Center, which is also the site of Kansas City's only Jewish community day school, the Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy, was a hub of activity on Sunday. Several groups were meeting and the academy was preparing for a school dance.

Bailey Wainestock, 16, said she was attending a youth organization meeting with other girls at the community center when they were told it had been locked down due to a shooting. They barricaded the door until security officers rushed them out afterward.

"We didn't know what to think, we were all in shock," Wainestock said in an interview.

Her father, David Wainestock, said the Midwest is supposed to be safe.

"It's pretty traumatic," David Wainestock said. "The thought of something like that happening is terrifying. "In the Midwest we think we're safe from this type of thing. But I guess it doesn't make any difference now." 

Connorsmommy13
by Member on Apr. 13, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Now if it was at a Muslim centre it would have been deemed a hate crime right away...

krysstizzle
by on Apr. 13, 2014 at 7:31 PM

:(

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