May 12, 2017
Minneapolis, MN — Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement:
“The Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC) condemns the hateful messages espoused in the stickers posted around Lake of the Isles on Thursday. The stickers contained vile rhetoric directed at the Jewish and Muslim communities.
“We urge anyone with information about the posting of the stickers to contact the Minneapolis Police Department. Bias crimes and incidents are underreported and it is critical that law enforcement is made aware of these hateful acts. We appreciate the Minneapolis Police Department and the Minneapolis Park Police Department responding to this incident and opening an investigation.
“We thank Minneapolis City Councilwoman Lisa Goodman for her attention to this as well as the Minneapolis resident who reported the incident to her.
“We call on all people of goodwill to recoil at these ideologies and tactics. We will remain vigilant in taking a stand against those who espouse hate.”
The JCRC… the public affairs voice of the Jewish community fighting anti-Semitism and prejudice, promoting tolerance and social justice, and representing Jews, individually and collectively, here and abroad.