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Shotgun Vandalism at Naples Temple Linked with Spike in Hate Incidents

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Shotgun pellets mark the sign outside Temple Shalom in Naples.

A shotgun blast rattled a Jewish temple in Naples this week, while racist and white supremacist graffiti and messages continue showing up at Florida Gulf Coast University campus.

Friday at 1:30 p.m., we talk with Temple Shalom Rabbi Adam Miller about how the community is responding to the shotgun incident, including a "Shabbat of Solidarity" planned at the Temple on Friday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m.

We'll also talk with Mark Potok, senior fellow for the Southern Poverty Law Center, about where Florida fits in to the nearly 900 hate-related incidents reported nationwide in the last month. 

Matthew Smith is a reporter and producer of WGCU’s Gulf Coast Live.