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December 12, 2023: District Attorney Gascón Announces Charges Against Two Men in Two Anti-Semitic Vandalism and Assault Cases


News Conference

Yesterday, the Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced that Klinton Dion is charged with Anti-Semitic vandalisms on public and private property, including Temple Emanu El, in Burbank and Glendale.

“The escalating wave of anti-Semitic attacks against the Jewish community will not be tolerated in Los Angeles County," asserted District Attorney Gascón. “We have a zero tolerance for such behavior and our Hate Crimes Unit will work diligently to continue prosecuting such crimes.”

He also announced that Jarris Silagi has been charged with violently attacking a Jewish couple as they were on their way to celebrate Shabbat at their synagogue in Beverly Hills.

“I unequivocally condemn the violent attack inflicted upon those peacefully observing their faith.” District Attorney Gascón said. “Such acts of Antisemitism have no place in our community, and we continue to be committed to ensuring justice prevails and holding the defendant accountable. Our thoughts are with the victims and all those who continue to be targeted for their faith. My office’s Hate Crimes Unit will work diligently to bring justice to the victims.”

Click here to watch the news conference.

Click here to read the news release on Dion.

Click here to read the news release on Silagi.