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The Latest: Victim in Jewish threats case talks about terror

NEW YORK — The Latest on the sentencing of a former journalist who admitted cyber stalking an ex-girlfriend and terrorizing Jewish groups with bomb threats (all times local):

5:35 p.m.

The stalking victim of a former St. Louis journalist sentenced in New York to five years in prison for bomb threats to Jewish centers is urging more attention be paid to domestic violence as a tool to fight terrorism.

New York social worker Francesca Rossi spoke at the sentencing of Juan Thompson on Wednesday.

She notes 93 percent of female homicides are committed by men the victims know and each man who committed domestic terrorism in the last year had a history of domestic violence.

FILE – This undated file photo provided by the Warren County Sheriff’s Department in Warrenton, Mo., shows Juan Thompson. Thompson, a former journalist who admitted cyber stalking an ex-girlfriend and

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The Latest: Victim in Jewish threats case talks about terror

The Latest on the sentencing of a former journalist who admitted cyber stalking an ex-girlfriend and terrorizing Jewish groups with bomb threats (all times local):

5:35 p.m.

The stalking victim of a former St. Louis journalist sentenced in New York to five years in prison for bomb threats to Jewish centers is urging more attention be paid to domestic violence as a tool to fight terrorism.

New York social worker Francesca Rossi spoke at the sentencing of Juan Thompson on Wednesday.

She notes 93 percent of female homicides are committed by men the victims know and each man who committed domestic terrorism in the last year had a history of domestic violence.

She says cyber stalking and electronic warfare are a new look for domestic violence. She says she believes police didn’t respond to her repeated reports about Thompson because the threats came from

Read more at: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/latest-victim-jewish-threats-case-talks-terror-51918301

That Wave of Jewish Community Center Bomb Threats Might Have Been Bought in Bitcoin on AlphaBay

Jewish men stand outside Brooklyn’s Jewish Children’s Museum after a bomb threat on March 9, 2017. Photo: AP

Earlier this year, authorities accused 18-year-old dual US-Israeli citizen Michael Kadar of being the individual behind a terrifying, nationwide wave of bomb threats at predominantly Jewish schools and community centers. This week, it emerged authorities also believe Kadar was advertising a “School Email Bomb Threat Service” on AlphaBay, the massive dark net market which law enforcement raided and shut down last month.

On Monday, Seamus Hughes, deputy director of the Program on Extremism at George Washington University, tweeted he came across a newly unsealed search warrant in Kadar’s case while looking through public federal court records. In the warrant, authorities claimed Kadar was Darknet_Legend, an AlphaBay seller advertising bomb threats for just $30-60 a

Read more at: http://gizmodo.com/that-wave-of-jewish-community-center-bomb-threats-might-1797664478

US man pleads guilty to charge of hoax bomb threats to Jewish Community Centers

Former journalist Juan Thompson pleaded guilty on Tuesday to one count of cyber stalking and one count of making at least 12 hoax bomb threats, some to Jewish Community Centers, as part of his campaign to intimidate his former partner.

“Fueling fear and distress, Juan Thompson made fake bomb threats to over a dozen Jewish Community Centers and organizations around the country,” said Acting US Attorney Joon H. Kim of the United States Attorney’s Office Southern District of New York in a statement. “As he admitted today in pleading guilty, Thompson made these threats as part of a cruel campaign to cyber stalk a victim with whom he previously had a relationship. Thompson’s threats not only inflicted emotional distress on his victim, but also harmed Jewish communities around the country.”

Thompson emailed in threats against the Jewish institutions that indicated his ex-girlfriend had sent them. He also made some in his own name but

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U.S./Israeli man charged in connection to threats at Jewish community centers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Michael Ron David Kadar, 18, who holds dual United States and Israeli citizenship and who was recently arrested in Israel, was charged April 21 with making threatening calls to Jewish community centers in Florida, conveying false information to police dispatch regarding harm to private residents in Georgia, and cyber-stalking the Justice Department announced. The investigation into violent threats to Jewish community centers, schools and other institutions across this nation continues, including an ongoing investigation into potential hate crime charges.

According to a federal criminal complaint filed in Orlando, Florida, it is alleged that from Jan. 4 until March 7, Kadar made multiple threatening calls involving bomb threats and active shooter threats to numerous Jewish community centers throughout Florida. Although no actual explosives were found, many of the calls resulted in the temporary closure and evacuation or lockdown of the targeted facilities, and required law enforcement and emergency personnel to

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Jewish teen charged for bomb threats to US Jewish centres

The suspect behind a spate of bomb threats to U.S. Jewish community centres earlier this year has been named as an 18-year old American-Israeli Jew.

Michael Ron David Kadar, who was indicted on Monday, has been charged in Florida with 28 counts of making threatening calls, lying to police and cyber-stalking.

He is believed to have been acting for financial reasons, offering his ‘services’ in return for online currency Bitcoin.

Kadar, who was under-18 at the time, was also charged at a district court in Tel Aviv for thousands of cases of extortion, publishing false information that caused panic, computer offenses and money laundering.

Since January there have been more than 150 bomb threats to Jewish schools and community centres across the U.S, prompting fears of rising anti-Semitism.

Another alleged threat targeted an El Al flight, which led to fighter jets being scrambled.

Kadar was arrested last month after an FBI investigation involving

Read more at: http://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/bomb-threats-charge/

Jewish Community Centers in Kentucky, Connecticut Are Targets of Bomb Threats

Jewish community centers in Connecticut and Kentucky were the latest targets of separate bomb threats Wednesday, local authorities said, following a flurry of menacing calls and emails to facilities in several states a day earlier.

The first threat was emailed overnight to the Jewish Community Center in West Hartford, reported NBC Connecticut. Authorities and center officials swept the building, but found no explosives, the station said. It was the second time this year the center has been the subject of threats, according to police.

Related: New Wave of Bomb Threats Against Jewish Centers Hit New York, Florida, Chicago

Another bomb threat was called in to the Louisville Jewish Community Center around noon ET with authorities arriving minutes later.

“The building has been evacuated and all occupants have been taken to a safe area. There have been no injuries reported,” Louisville police said

Read more at: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/jewish-community-centers-kentucky-connecticut-are-targets-bomb-threats-n730726

Fired reporter accused of threatening some Jewish centers, cyber – KTVQ.com | Q2 | Continuous News Coverage …

Montana’s general hunting season is long over, but in the Gardiner Basin, many elk are being shot and killed by tribal hunters. It’s just one of the problems the State of Montana has with the Nez Perce, an Idaho tribe with treaty rights in Montana. 

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Fired reporter accused of threatening some Jewish centers, cyber-stalking

ST. LOUIS, Missouri – A former reporter who was fired for fabricating sources was arrested Friday and accused of making some of the bomb threats against Jewish institutions that have so rattled Jews recently.

Juan Thompson, 31, was charged with one count of cyber-stalking for making at least eight threats as part of an attempt to intimidate a particular person after their romantic relationship ended, according to a criminal complaint filed in the Southern District of New York.

The accusation against Thompson accounts for just a small minority of the 101 total bomb threats that have been received by Jewish institutions since 2017 began, according to data from the JCC Association of North America.

“No one has been arrested for making the nationwide robocall JCC threats,” New York State Police’s Beau Duffy said. “That’s still an active FBI investigation.”

The complaint alleges Thompson had emailed and phoned in threats to the Anti-Defamation League

Read more at: http://fox8.com/2017/03/04/fired-reporter-accused-of-threatening-some-jewish-centers-cyber-stalking/