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Man charged with threats to US Jewish groups pleads guilty

By Brendan Pierson — June 13, 2017

(Reuters) The organizations Thompson threatened included a Jewish museum in New York and the Anti-Defamation League, according to a criminal complaint in Manhattan federal court.

Jews feel stung that JCC bomb threat suspect is one of their own

By Lauren Markoe — March 23, 2017

(RNS) Many worry that the suspect’s identity will lend credence to the claim, put forward frequently by anti-Semites, that Jews exaggerate threats and crimes against them, while undercutting efforts to reduce anti-Semitism at a time when statistics show it is actually rising.

Missouri man charged in wave of bomb threats to Jewish community centers

By Kevin Johnson — March 3, 2017

(USA Today) Juan Thompson, who was picked up in St. Louis on Friday (March 3), is accused of making at least eight bomb threats against Jewish institutions in New York

After bomb threats, Jewish community centers see ‘virtually no’ loss of clientele

By Lauren Markoe — February 18, 2017

(RNS) ‘This is like a second home not just for me but for my son,’ said Sara Kish, whose 2-year-old was evacuated from a JCC after a bomb threat. ‘No one is going to take this away from us.’

Shootings at Jewish centers in Kansas City leave 3 dead

By Rick Jervis — April 13, 2014

(RNS) The shootings occurred at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, which is located in Overland Park, about 11 miles south of Kansas City, and at Village Shalom, a retirement home located nearby.

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