Monday, April 14, 2014

Three Murdered at Kansas Jewish Community Centers

Does anyone, like Obama or Michelle, really care about the victims of these hate crimes?

I guess you have to wear a hoodie to get their speedy attention.

Gay professional athletes got more immediate support from the Obamas than these murder victims.

It took HOURS AND HOURS before Obama put out a statement. There were no immediate tweets from Michelle.

From the Kansas City Star:

Three people died Sunday when a gunman opened fire outside the Jewish Community Center and a senior living facility in Johnson County.

Police arrested the suspected shooter, a man in his 70s with a beard, outside Valley Park Elementary nearby by 2:45 p.m. He smiled and reportedly made anti-Semitic statements as he was led away. Police said the man, who was not from Kansas, used a shotgun in the slayings at the Jewish Community Center. He also had a handgun when he was arrested.

“We are investigating it as a hate crime,” said Overland Park Police Chief, but investigators are not sure of the motive.

...Two of the victims were a 14-year-old boy and his grandfather who attend the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, said church spokeswoman Cathy Bien.

...Two of the victims who died were shot in a car at the community center, and one of them died at a hospital, Overland Park Police Chief John Douglass said at a press conference.

Five people were hit by gunfire at the center at 5801 W. 115th Street and the Village Shalom senior living facility 5500 W. 123rd St. about 1 p.m.

The gunfire at the west side of the Jewish Community Center came as hundreds of high school singers from across the metro area were expected to audition for the KC SuperStar contest and actors were rehearsing for a production of “To Kill a Mockingbird.”
Passover and Holy Week are a time for celebration.

These crimes are so senseless and so sad.

My prayers go out to the victims and their loved ones.


Video, Overland Park Police News Conference: