February 28th, 2017
All nine Seattle City Councilmembers issued the following statement after yesterday’s bomb threat to the Stroum Jewish Community Center on Mercer Island:
“We are horrified by yesterday’s bomb threat against the Stroum Jewish Community Center on Mercer Island and the anti-Semitic and racist graffiti found in Ballard. As leaders of Seattle and neighbors to Mercer Island, we are deeply concerned that members of our community are increasingly becoming the targets of discrimination and hatred.
“Seattle will not be a place where children and their families live in fear. We do not tolerate hate speech or threats of violence.