TAKE A STAND: Threats and vandalism

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - It's startling to see the growing number of threats aimed at Jewish Community Centers. And it's heartbreaking to see incidents of vandalism at Jewish cemeteries.

While the damage at a cemetery in Brooklyn has been ruled as environmental and not vandalism, police are investigating deliberate acts at Jewish cemeteries in St. Louis, Philadelphia and Rochester, New York.

Since January, there have been 100 threats against Jewish community centers and schools.

There's been one arrest so far.

In his address to Congress, President Donald Trump condemned the threats, vandalism and the recent murders of two Indian men in Kansas.

The growing trend of hate is alarming. No matter our religious belief, our race, or country we were born in, we all deserve to live without fear, without threat and without intimidation.

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