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    Bomb threats again rattle Jewish centers

    Another wave of bomb threats swept through Jewish community centers across the nation Tuesday.


    Centers from Albany, N.Y., to Boulder, Colo., to White Fish Bay, Wis., to La Jolla, Calif., were among those evacuated. Fourteen centers in 10 states plus a Canadian province received threats, according to the JCC Association of North America.


    "While the situation is developing, most have already received the all-clear from local law enforcement and resumed regular operations, with a heightened level of security," David Posner, director of strategic performance at the New York-based organization, said in a statement.
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/n...ters/97289048/

    http://www.haaretz.com/us-news/1.765875


    It's troubling this isn't getting more press.

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    It was on the news here because a local JCC was involved but I had no idea it was so widespread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yogagirl View Post
    It was on the news here because a local JCC was involved but I had no idea it was so widespread.
    Same here.

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    I agree. Our local JCC was included in the one a couple weeks ago. It's so disheartening.

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    This is what a JCC bomb threat sound like

    On Tuesday, for the third time this month, a string of Jewish community centers across the country received bomb threats. Many of the 17 JCCs that received the calls evacuated their facilities and contacted law enforcement, which is investigating the threats.
    http://www.jta.org/2017/01/31/news-o...ave-of-threats

    “[I]n the past we know that the numbers can grow exponentially,” he said, adding that perpetrators have been “leveraging technologies to make mass calls.”

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    That is just so shitty.

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    I had no idea, and the fact that there is virtually no reporting on it, except on local news outlets, is shameful.

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    It was on the news here because the JCC in Albany was targeted, but I had to search to find more information. You would think being so widespread, it would get more media coverage.



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    It's a brave new world. Discrimination is being legalized in the form of "religious freedom bills" being created in the Confederate States, and White Supremacy is the order of the day. Our president was very clear about all of this during his campaign, and we elected him. It's obviously what 2/3 of White America wants.

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