Archive for July, 2009

Metro Pastor Says Twitter Post Led to Hate Crime

| July 31, 2009 | 0 Comments



KANSAS CITY, MO – A metro pastor says that his church was the target of a hate crime which he says came in response to a message he posted on Twitter. Pastor Devan Taylor of the Beyond Four Walls Church says that somebody spray-painted racial slurs urging him to get out of town after he […]




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Plano man going to prison for stealing from church

| July 31, 2009 | 0 Comments



A Plano man was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison for stealing more than $1.2 million from Christian Life Assembly of God Church in Carrollton. Donald Patrick Blair, 46, pleaded guilty to mail fraud and making false statements on his tax return. He was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $1.5 […]




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4 teens wanted after church caretaker beaten

| July 31, 2009 | 0 Comments



CALGARY- Police are investigating a disturbing assault that saw a church caretaker pepper sprayed and beaten by teenagers. A group of four, three young men and a young woman, walked from the Elbow River pathway to the church parking lot in the 800 block of MacDonald Avenue S.E. Saturday night around 11:30 p.m. A caretaker […]




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Man arrested at concert on anniversary of church shootings

| July 28, 2009 | 0 Comments



KNOXVILLE (WATE) — As a Knoxville church and the public marked the anniversary of deadly shootings, a man was arrested. The sheriff's office says Daniel Robinson, 33, went to Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist to protest during services for the anniversary. After several verbal warnings to leave the church, Robinson kept yelling about issues he had […]




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Roanoke police investigate racial slurs on Shul

| July 27, 2009 | 0 Comments



Roanoke City Police are investigating four cases of property damage that involve three businesses and a synagogue. All of them do appear related. On the front doors of Beth Israel Synagogue on Franklin Road, dark green paint stood out on the snow white doors. Words targeted the Jewish religion that had congregation members scrubbing them […]




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Police: Arsonist Might Have Set Church Fire

| July 27, 2009 | 0 Comments



Mount Airy, NC — An arsonist might be responsible for the fire that destroyed the interior of a local church. A fire was started in a bathroom of Closer Walk Baptist Church early Sunday morning, according to Mount Airy Police Detective Tim Hodges. Fire and police arrived about 2:30 a.m. The church is located at […]




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Anti-Semitic crimes double in UK

| July 27, 2009 | 0 Comments



The number of anti-Semitic hate crimes against the Jewish community in Britain reached an unprecedented high in the first half of 2009, according to figures released on Thursday by a Jewish community organization. The Community Security Trust (CST), a charity which monitors anti-Semitism and provides security for the Jewish community in Britain, recorded 609 anti-Semitic […]




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County Police Team Up With Synagogues

| July 27, 2009 | 0 Comments



A program to build a database of information for critical facilities is under way in Maryland and Baltimore County is the first county to implement the program — the Constellation/Automated Critical Asset Management System (C/ACAMS). As part of the effort, the county’s police department has initiated an outreach to synagogues. So far, Beth El Congregation […]




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Anti-Semitic attacks in Britain at record high

| July 27, 2009 | 0 Comments



LONDON (JTA) — The number of anti-Semitic crimes in Britain recorded during the first half of this year was higher than the entire previous year. The Community Security Trust, which records anti-Semitic incidents and provides security for the Jewish community in Britain, recorded 609 anti-Semitic incidents during the first half of this year compared with […]




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Alleged babynapper steals baby clothes one month prior

| July 27, 2009 | 0 Comments



Wyoming, Mich. (WZZM) – More information is coming to light in the case of a woman accused of kidnapping a baby from a local church. Prosecutors say Tabitha Reid, 19, abducted 1-year-old Savannah Nolf from Kentwood Community Church's Daycare. Reid faces charges of kidnapping and child enticement and her lawyers say she plans to claim […]




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Mexican bishops threatened by drug cartels

| July 21, 2009 | 0 Comments



Mexico City, Jul 20, 2009 (EFE via COMTEX) — Three Catholic bishops in the westernMexican state of Michoacan have been threatened by drug traffickers,a church spokesman told Efe. "They asked them to stop condemning the illegal drug activity. Some parish priests have also started prevention programs anddenounced the groups that conduct retail drug sales and […]




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Church heist case solved

| July 20, 2009 | 0 Comments



CHENNAI: Suburban police arrested a 29-year-old man who was wanted in more than five cases of theft in the suburban areas. His interrogation also revealed that he had broken into the Annai Velankanni Church in Besant Nagar in April and looted cash from the donation box there. Peerkankarnai crime Inspector B Sahadevan was in the […]




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Grand jury indicts man in stabbing of priest

| July 18, 2009 | 0 Comments



CORPUS CHRISTI — A man accused of stabbing a priest May 8 after they both had celebrated Mass has been indicted, according to District Attorney Patrick Flanigan’s office. David Rodriguez, 36, was indicted by a San Patricio grand jury this week on an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge related to an attack on […]




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Syngagogue arson ignites religious tensions in Modi’in

| July 17, 2009 | 0 Comments



The fire that gripped Modi'in's Conservative community last week has in turn ignited a fierce dispute between the city and non-Orthodox residents about who started it. Worshipers accuse ultra-Orthodox "fanatics" and complain of municipal indifference, while the city speaks of petty vandalism, adding that claiming otherwise is "reckless and disingenuous." The fire, which was set […]




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Long Island Community Confronts Symbols of Hate

| July 17, 2009 | 0 Comments



When attorney Michael Soshnick saw the two four-foot-tall swastikas emblazoned in bright orange on the front doors of Congregation Beth Sholom Chabad in Mineola, N.Y., the day before Independence Day, he was both hurt and outraged. The dignified façade of the shul that he had attended for the past 30 years had been desecrated, and […]




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