ADL Expresses Horror and Outrage at Shooting Attacks at North Valley Jewish Community Center
LOS ANGELES, CA, August 10, 1999
The Anti-Defamation League
(ADL) today expressed horror and outrage at the shooting attacks at the North Valley
Jewish Community Center in Granada Hills, California.
David A. Lehrer, Regional Director of ADLs Pacific Southwest Region issued the
following statement: "We are confident that the perpetrator(s) will be arrested and
brought to justice for what we believe is a hate crime."
In light of the rash of hate crimes throughout the country, including the synagogue
arsons in Sacramento and the shootings in the Midwest, todays shooting at a Jewish
Community Center has understandably led many to conclude this horrific incident was
motivated by anti-Semitism. The recent tragic shootings at schools in Littleton, Colorado
and Conyers, Georgia have focused public attention on another dimension of the problem
the ease with which virtually anyone is able to obtain a gun in America.
The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world's leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.