WASHINGTON (ABC7) — All across the DC area, law enforcement agencies are vowing to provide support to places of worship – they are talking closely with faith leaders.
Police in Montgomery County and DC have stepped up patrols following the second attack on a synagogue, in the United States, in less than a year.
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This comes as the Holocaust museum this week observes the annual days of remembrance. Honoring the victims and survivors of the horrific World War II genocide.
Nerves are high, the Jewish American community still reeling from Saturday’s mass shooting. A 19-year-old gunman opened fire on worshippers near San Diego during the last day of Passover, killing a woman and wounding the rabbi and two others.
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President Donald Trump and other elected officials decried what they called an Anti-Semitic attack exactly six months since 11 people were killed at a Pittsburgh synagogue. That was the deadliest assault on Jewish people in U.S. history.
The JCRC in D.C. is pressuring Congress for more funding and resources to fight hate crimes in this country.