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  • Beyond Charleston: All lives matter

    By David Suissa

    2 weeks ago

    As moving as it was to see the national reaction of grief, sadness and outrage at the horrific mass killing that occurred at a Black church in Charleston last week, there was something that bothered me.

    What about all the other victims of homicide throughout America who are...

  • Reflections on the Charleston murders from Berlin: A conscience

    By Rabbi Mordecai Finley

    2 weeks ago

    I was sitting at the lunch tables yesterday here at the language school in Berlin, checking the news, when I read of the massacre at Emanuel AME in Charleston. My heart stopped in grief, thinking of the horror in that church. A very deep sadness came over me, for the victims and...

  • Charleston Church Shooting is a Crime Against all of America

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    3 weeks ago

    My thoughts and prayers are with the victims' families and community. My prayers are especially with the African American community, and their spiritual leaders and communities; they work hard to bring Godliness into the world. These shining examples of selflessness and Godliness...

  • Families of South Carolina church massacre victims offer forgiveness

    3 weeks ago

    Relatives of some of the nine black people gunned down while they studied the Bible at a historic South Carolina church offered tearful words of forgiveness on Friday to the 21-year-old white man charged with murdering their loved ones.

    Dylann Roof, who sat for an hour with...

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  • An open letter to President Obama: This is a moral emergency

    3 weeks ago

    Dear President Barack Obama,

    I appreciate your comments on the “heartache and the sadness and the anger” that many Americans are feeling after the shooting of nine African-American congregants at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. You pointed out that “this type of...

  • WATCH: Jon Stewart delivers joke-less monologue on Charleston shooting

    3 weeks ago

    As Jon Stewart said Thursday night, his job for the past 16 years has been to deliver jokes based on the news.

    On Thursday, however, he simply could not do his job – the killing of nine at an African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina had left him, for the first time, unable to write jokes.

    Below is video of Stewart’s joke-less monologue, in which he delivers one of the most impassioned segments of his career.

  • S. Carolina massacre suspect seemed troubled, had past brushes with police

    3 weeks ago

    His uncle worried he was cooped up in his room too much. The few images of him found easily online suggest he had a fascination with white supremacy. And for his birthday this year, his father bought the young man a pistol, the uncle said.

    Dylann Roof, 21, was arrested on...

  • U.S. presidential candidates react to South Carolina church shootings

    3 weeks ago

    U.S. presidential candidates and politicians likely to enter the race used social media and other means on Thursday to express their reaction to news a white gunman had killed nine people in a historic black church in South Carolina on Wednesday.

    Here are comments from some of...

  • White suspect arrested in killing of nine at black U.S. church

    3 weeks ago

    A white man suspected of killing nine people in a Bible-study group at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina was arrested on Thursday and U.S. officials are investigating the attack as a hate crime.

    Law enforcement officials detained alleged gunman...

  • NewGround Fellow Responds to Shootings in Garland, TX

    May 7, 2015 | 12:36 pm

    On Sunday, May 3, a cohort of Jews and Muslims, members of a group called NewGround, were praying side by side at an event called “Two Faiths One Prayer” in Los Angeles. From sunrise to well after sunset, the NewGround fellows took their prayers to five different public spots...

  • Clergy march to LAPD headquarters, City Hall to protest skid row killing

    By Ryan Torok

    April 9, 2015 | 4:59 pm

    On April 8, group of local Jewish and African-American leaders spotlighted the increase in police-involved deadly shootings in areas such as Skid Row during a press conference outside the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) headquarters.

    “We wanted to reinforce that the Jewish...

  • Tunisian took break from travel agent job to shoot tourists

    March 20, 2015 | 10:38 am

    Shortly before he and a friend gunned down 20 foreign tourists at Tunisia's Bardo museum, Yassine al-Abidi sat down to a breakfast of olive oil and dates with his family and left for work at his travel agency as usual.

    His relatives, mourning his death in a hail of police bullets...

  • Kosher supermarket reopens two months after Paris attacks

    March 17, 2015 | 3:43 pm

    The Paris kosher supermarket where four hostages were killed in January by an Islamist gunman reopened on Sunday morning to "show that life is stronger than barbarity," supermarket officials and France's interior minister said.

    The Jan. 9 attack on the Jewish foodstore by Amedy...

  • Two officers shot outside Ferguson police HQ after chief quits

    March 11, 2015 | 11:05 pm

    Two police officers were shot during a protest outside the Ferguson, Missouri police headquarters early on Thursday, police said, just hours after the city's police chief quit following a damning justice report into his department.

    "Two @SaintLouCo police officers were shot...

  • Denmark sees possible ‘Charlie Hebdo’ motive behind Copenhagen attacks

    February 15, 2015 | 10:44 am

    Police shot dead a gunman on Sunday whose attacks on a Copenhagen synagogue and an event promoting free speech may have been inspired by an attack on French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo last month, authorities said.

    Denmark's spy chief Jens Madsen said the gunman was known to...

  • Shots fired at Copenhagen synagogue

    February 14, 2015 | 8:28 pm

    Three people were reportedly shot in an attack at a synagogue in Copenhagen, Denmark.

    The shooting occurred just hours after a fatal shooting at an event featuring a Danish cartoonist, Lars Vilks, who is under police protection because of his cartoons caricaturing Mohammed. It is...

  • Three teens shot outside Portland, Oregon, high school

    December 12, 2014 | 3:54 pm

    Three teenagers were shot and wounded on Friday near a Portland, Oregon, alternative high school, police said, and officers were searching for a suspect who ran from the scene following the gunfire.

    The two boys and one girl shot outside Rosemary Anderson High School in north...

  • Gunmen kill 28 in northeast Kenya bus attack

    November 22, 2014 | 12:39 am

    Attackers ambushed a bus and killed 28 people early on Saturday in northeast Kenya, police and the Ministry of Interior said.

    It was not immediately clear who the attackers were.

    "Bandits ambushed a bus from Mandera that was heading to Nairobi at dawn and killed 28 passengers...

  • Three Americans among Jerusalem synagogue dead

    November 18, 2014 | 7:43 am

    Two Palestinians armed with a meat cleaver and a gun killed four worshippers in a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday before being shot dead by police, the deadliest such incident in six years in the holy city amid a surge in religious conflict.

    Three of the victims held dual...

  • Marysville-Pilchuck rampage baffles Native American community

    October 27, 2014 | 9:54 am

    Members of a tight-knit Native American community in Washington state were struggling on Sunday to comprehend how a life-long friendship among cousins ended with one of them gunning down the other two, along with three friends, in a high school cafeteria.

    The shooter and one...

  • Three dead, including gunman, in shooting at Washington high school

    October 24, 2014 | 11:52 am

    UPDATE 10/27: Another victim, 14-year-old Gia Soriano, died on Sunday evening, an area hospital said.


     

    A student opened fire at his Washington state high school on Friday, killing one person, wounding at least four others and spreading panic among students who scrambled...

  • Canadian parliament locked down, one suspected gunman reported dead

    October 22, 2014 | 9:44 am

    A gunman shot and wounded a soldier in Ottawa on Wednesday and then entered the country's parliament buildings chased by police, with at least 30 shots fired in dramatic scenes in the heart of the Canadian capital.

    A suspected gunman was shot dead inside the parliament building,...

  • Las Vegas gunmen put ‘Don’t tread on me’ flag and swastika on slain officer’s body

    June 9, 2014 | 1:02 pm

    (CNN) A Las Vegas couple who gunned down two police officers and a civilian before killing themselves apparently looked at law enforcement as oppressors, a sheriff's department official said Monday.

    Among the clues: a "Don't Tread on Me" flag and a Nazi swastika the couple placed...

  • Suspected Brussels Jewish museum shooter arrested in France

    June 2, 2014 | 9:26 am

    Police in Marseille arrested a man whom Belgian police suspect killed four people at the Jewish Museum of Belgium.

    The man, aged 29 and identified as Mehdi Nemmouche, was arrested at Marseille’s main train and bus station, Saint-Charles, on May 29 and is currently being held on...

  • Suspect in Brussels Jewish museum shooting claims responsibility in video

    June 2, 2014 | 9:20 am

    A man arrested on suspicion of killing four people last month at the Jewish Museum of Belgium allegedly claimed responsibility for the attack in a video.

    Belgian federal prosecutor Frederic Van Leeuw said Sunday in a news conference in Brussels that a video found after the arrest...

  • Belgian Jews shocked, but not surprised, by attack

    May 28, 2014 | 11:02 am

    The cold determination with which the shooter at Belgium’s Jewish museum murdered four people shocked many Belgians, but local Jewish leaders have long anticipated the possibility of such an attack on their community.

    The shooter who entered the Jewish Museum of Belgium on May 24...

  • Netherlands to deploy more police at Jewish sites after Belgium attack

    May 27, 2014 | 10:24 am

    Dutch authorities said on Tuesday they were deploying more police officers at Jewish sites, including cultural centers, schools and synagogues, after three people were shot dead at the Jewish Museum in Brussels this weekend.

    The attacker, who was caught on a security camera...

  • California gunman, in manifesto, said police nearly thwarted plot

    May 25, 2014 | 3:29 pm

    A 22-year-old man who killed six people before taking his own life in a rampage through a California college town said in a chilling manifesto that police who knocked on his door last month to check on his welfare nearly foiled his plot.

    Elliot Rodger, the son of a Hollywood...

  • Man kills six in rampage in California college town

    May 25, 2014 | 3:14 pm

    A 22-year-old man killed six people before taking his own life in a rampage through a California college town shortly after he posted a threatening video railing against women, police said on Saturday.

    Elliot Rodger, the son of a Hollywood director, stabbed three people to death...

  • Police hunt Brussels Jewish Museum gunman, France tightens security

    May 25, 2014 | 11:25 am

    Belgian police were hunting a gunman on Sunday who shot dead two Israelis and a French woman at the Jewish Museum in Brussels, in an attack French President Francois Hollande said was without doubt motivated by anti-Semitism.

    Security around all Jewish institutions in Belgium was...

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