Keith Ellison Calls On Attorney General To Investigate Cemetery Desecration As Hate Crime
Keith Ellison calls on attorney general to investigate cemetery desecration as hate crime
Rep. Keith Ellison speaking at a news conference in front of the Capitol, Feb. 1, 2017. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
(JTA) — Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions urging him to investigate the recent desecration of a Jewish cemetery in the St. Louis area as a hate crime.
Ellison, D-Minn., called on Sessions to designate the attack on the Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in University City, Missouri, in which more than 150 headstones were overturned and damaged, as a hate crime. Less than a week later, about 100 headstones were toppled at …