“Just shoot the stinky (moderated) Jew.”
The above comment was among those posted on the Facebook page of Ed Bannon, a member of Jackson’s Rent Control Board. The post discussed the legal action – as reported exclusively by TLS – taken by Rabbi Philip Lefkowitz against the Westlake Golf and Country Club in Jackson for allegedly failing to reasonably accommodate his disabilities and religious needs. The death threat was penned by Dennis McCloud of South Amboy, NJ, a retired ironworker and former member of South Amboy First Aid Squad.
“There should be no tolerance for any hate on social media, but a direct threat of violence towards a particular individual is a whole other level,” one askan tells TLS. “We are in contact with the relevant law enforcement agencies and they are investigating the matter. No one deserves to live in fear.”