Dozens Of Headstones Toppled At Jewish Cemetery In Missouri (VIDEO)

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UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities in Missouri are investigating after dozens of headstones were tipped over at a Jewish cemetery near St. Louis.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports ( ) that the vandalism was reported early Monday at the Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in University City, about 8 miles northwest of downtown St. Louis.

Police Lt. Fredrick Lemons says investigators are looking at surveillance camera footage to help determine who pushed over the headstones.

According to its website, the cemetery opened in 1893.

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens posted a statement on Facebook late Monday night calling the vandalism “despicable” and “a cowardly act.”

Greitens says “anyone who would seek to divide us through an act of desecration will find instead that they unite us in shared determination.”



Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

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  1. Since the installation of Trump in the White House, the anti-Semitic and racially bigoted right-wing cretins who support him have come out of the shadows.

    We will see more and more of this—unless the American people rise up and stop it.

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    Only if it keeps making the news though. People and the news media tend to really pay attending to something happening the first few times, but will ignore the 10th or 20th instance of something happening.

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  3. There are a lot of white supremacists in Missouri. I would suspect this is the work of teenage kids of some of those pieces of shit.

  4. C’mon, get with the program—It’s Christianity that’s under assault in the United States.

    “Hail Trump!! Hail our people!! Hail victory!!”

  5. The fact that he continues to come back when he stops talking should give us all pause. Apparently when he pops off he loses support, but something is driving folks back to him. It means that a lot of us are missing the depth of his support and why he is being supported. We really ought to think about why America has become so polarized. I don’t think it is the media alone. I think there is a real divide between suburban (rural) and urban and Democrats need to figure out what they can do to bridge that divide.

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