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The Shots That Shattered Our Calm

How the JCC Shooting Changed Us, 10 Years Later

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/cover_story/article/the_shots_that_shattered_our_calm_20090805

The day began like any other summer day at the North Valley Jewish Community Center — hot and heady with promise. Children lined up at the back of the site for field trips, or unpacked their gear to go swimming. Office workers answered phones and filed papers. Counselors accompanied kids to the arts and crafts room. Nothing indicated this would be anything other than a normal camp day — until a white supremacist walked into the lobby, spraying bullets and shattering the Los Angeles Jewish community’s calm.

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