At least three dead in two shootings at Jewish centers in Kansas. 15-year-old boy reported to be critically wounded; police report one person was in custody; man reportedly yelled ‘Heil Hitler’ when police arrested him.
Reblogging again to add:
Also, non-Jews, please spread this. People will forget about it otherwise. The police say they aren’t ready to call it a hate crime, despite the fact that witnesses have said that the man was asking people if they were Jewish and waiting for an affirmative response before shooting. The more people who are paying attention to this story the harder it will be for it to be swept under the rug.
A lot of people are currently very excited about the recent Cap movie. If you believe that it was worthwhile for Steve Rogers to fight fictional nazis, please show that you care about the people harmed by those in the real world who still agree with Nazi ideology. If you can get super excited and make tons of posts about Cap, then you can do this too, right? (obviously there are people who are upset/triggered by this stuff, which is an entirely different situation. but if you can spread the word please do)
I’m very sorry to those of you who don’t come to my blog expecting to see news or other horrible real world stuff. I thought it was worth putting out there.
It would be so simple if it was only about Nazis.
It’s about my local Jewish Federation having to issue this statement:
Our hearts and prayers are with the Jewish community of Overland Park, Kan., in the wake of the senseless shootings there. We pray for comfort for the families of the dead, and for the refuah shleymah of the injured.
On the eve of Passover, this is a painful reminder of the need for our Jewish community to be constantly vigilant. Today, as always, we have security procedures in place at Jewish institutions throughout the Chicago area, and are grateful for the excellent and continual collaboration we have with law enforcement at all levels.
The need for that second paragraph breaks my heart all over the place. Get angry because of the Nazis, sure, but also get angry because we have systems in place to anticipate this shit.