STATEMENT REGARDING SHOT FIRED AT EVANSVILLE TEMPLE
The shot fired at Temple Adath B’Nai Israel is a disgusting act of hate and bigotry that cannot be tolerated. As with other previous acts of intolerance, our community must come together in support of religious freedom and stand together with our Jewish brothers and sisters. The strong, diverse faith of Evansville is one of our great strengths. We must rely on that deep faith to collectively fight attitudes of hate and prejudice. What’s happened here, and across the United States, is sickening and unacceptable behavior. Our children deserve better role models than those who commit acts of injustice and hate.
Lloyd Winnecke, Mayor
City of Evansville