ADL Applauds U.S. Attorney For Arrest of Hate Mail Perpetrator
Los Angeles, June 13, 2005……The Anti-Defamation League applauds the United States Attorney’s Office for the arrest of the individual being charged with sending threatening communications to Jewish households, businesses and community institutions throughout Greater Los Angeles in large manila envelopes addressed to “Jew Murderers” and similar invectives.
In a news release issued by the United States Attorney, it was announced that “A Los Angeles man accused of sending scores of hateful letters that threatened Jews and made disparaging remarks about other ethnic groups was arrested this morning on federal charges of mailing threatening communications. Stanley C. Jaroszenski, who often used the nom de plume ‘Stan Jay,’ was arrested without incident this morning in Los Angeles.
With a handwritten threat stating “Die Jews, Die!” and other epithets scrawled in red ink on the envelope’s exterior, this hate mail was targeted to households with Jewish-sounding surnames and to Jewish institutions. It has been reported that similar mail was sent to members of the Asian, Muslim and LGBTQ communities.
The Anti-Defamation League had received dozens of calls from alarmed community members.
“Community members were understandably upset when they received this hateful mail. We were able to reassure them that the letters were part of a series of mass mailings and did not seem to be targeting anyone individually,” said Amanda Susskind, Regional Director, Anti-Defamation League. “We worked closely with law enforcement to bring the perpetrator to justice.”
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