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Tree of Life Synagogue mass shooting marks third anniversary with summit event

A man places flowers outside the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, the second anniversary of the shooting at the synagogue, that killed 11 worshippers.

 Gene J. Puskar / AP Photo

A man places flowers outside the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, the second anniversary of the shooting at the synagogue, that killed 11 worshippers.

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Photo credit: Savannah Butler, Savvy Shots Photography

Dickinson interim President John E. Jones III (Left) attends the the inaugural Eradicate Hate Global Summit in Pittsburgh last week, discussing how the judicial system can be improved to address extremism; barriers to bringing hate crime charges; and simple solutions for reform.

Three years ago last Wednesday, 11 men and women were killed while attending a prayer meeting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. It was the deadliest act of anti-Semitism in American history and allegedly carried out by a man with reported white supremacist views.

Dickinson College interim President and former Federal Judge John E. Jones III was a panelist at the inaugural ‘Eradicate Hate’ global summit in Pittsburgh. The panel discussed how the judicial system can be improved to address extremism, the barriers to bringing hate crime charges, and the difficult search for simple solutions for reform.

Judge Jones will join us on Smart Talk Monday to share his perspective and background from the panel event.

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