At least three dead in two shootings at Jewish centers in Kansas. 15-year-old boy reported to be critically wounded; police report one person was in custody; man reportedly yelled ‘Heil Hitler’ when police arrested him.

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Reblogging again to add: 

Also, non-Jews, please spread this. People will forget about it otherwise. The police say they aren’t ready to call it a hate crime, despite the fact that witnesses have said that the man was asking people if they were Jewish and waiting for an affirmative response before shooting. The more people who are paying attention to this story the harder it will be for it to be swept under the rug. 

A lot of people are currently very excited about the recent Cap movie. If you believe that it was worthwhile for Steve Rogers to fight fictional nazis, please show that you care about the people harmed by those in the real world who still agree with Nazi ideology. If you can get super excited and make tons of posts about Cap, then you can do this too, right? (obviously there are people who are upset/triggered by this stuff, which is an entirely different situation. but if you can spread the word please do)

I’m very sorry to those of you who don’t come to my blog expecting to see news or other horrible real world stuff. I thought it was worth putting out there.

The 14 year old boy, Reat, was actually a freshman at my high school. He was very involved in the choir and theatre departments. Him and his grandfather were killed in the parking lot at the JCC. The grandfather had taken Reat to an audition at the JCC. They were Methodist. It’s incredible that in 2014 we are still dealing with hate crimes such as this. Our community is trying to recover from something none of us even believed could still happen in this society. Please pray for the family who lost two loved ones.

Just like above, this happened in my hometown, very close to where I live, where I worked, and where my family works. The boy was from my old high school. My community is a place that we never thought anything like this could happen, and it’s scary to learn the lesson that things like this can happen anywhere, even in the safest of places. Please send your thoughts and prayers to the families affected.