CHESTERFIELD, MO (KTVI)-- The suspect in the Kansas City shooting is well known to an organization in St. Louis that keeps a close watch on hate groups.
Area synagogues and temples are stepping up security for Passover.
Tuesday night a big Seder dinner is planned so they are bringing in off duty cops, just to make sure people feel safe.
The shooting suspect, white supremacist Frazier Glenn Miller, has been followed by the St. Louis Anti Defamation League for decades. He`s known for his years of hate. There is no surprise at the ADL that Miller is in jail.
Karen Aroesty with the group says, “A violent white supremacist with a spectacularly virulent hater of Jews would drive to a Jewish community and attempt to kill Jews. No, no surprise there.”
She said fellow haters even hated Miller because he once helped the feds in a case so Miller could get a lighter prison sentence.
Local Jews shopping for Passover at Kohn`s Deli called the incident terrible.
In Chesterfield there is a large Jewish population, so police say they are stepping up patrols around temples and Jewish organizations. Police here have talked to the F.B.I. and don`t know of any threats locally, but there also want to make sure citizens here feel secure.
So what’s the solution to all the hate? The experts say reach out to others; get to know people out of your own comfort zone. Building bridges and build a stronger community, they say that will push the haters to the margin of society and give them less power.