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Bronx Judge Orders Release of Alleged Riverdale Synagogue Vandal


A Bronx judge on Sunday night reversed a previous decision to hold the Riverdale, New York synagogue vandalism suspect on $20,000 bail. The original decision had gone contrary to the wishes of the local DA.

In the last two weeks, four Riverdale synagogues have been repeatedly vandalized, hit with rocks and defaced. In one instance, prayer books were covered in hand sanitizer and thrown into a nearby forest.

Just hours after being held on bail on 42 charges, the alleged vandal, 29-year old Jordan Burnette, was given supervised release by Judge Tara Collins in Bronx Criminal Court, reported the New York Post.

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