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  |  July 18, 2019

    University Remembers Murder Victim

    Hundreds of candles and Tehillim memorialized Samantha Josephson, a 21-year-old University of South Carolina student murdered on Friday. Full Story

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    Context?
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    Context?

    The article didn’t clarify (maybe we don’t know yet?) but was the person who picked her up targeting her or was this random and she had the horrible misfortune of just getting into some wacko’s car. Do we know if this person was out that night intending on abducting and killing someone? Was the driver purposely posing as an Uber driver? Is there any hint that the driver had intended something other than murder but the sequence of events lead to that horrible result? Is anyone able to share more information so we understand the nature of the crime committed?… Read more »

    Baruch Dayan Emes
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    Baruch Dayan Emes

    This woman that was murdered is a distant relative of my wife. So so sad. Please teach your loved ones about safety when using Uber. Don’t let them make the same mistake.

    Be careful, please
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    Be careful, please

    I have had a person try to get into my minivan while I was stopped at a stoplight thinking I was her Uber ride at 11pm at night. Please, always verify make and color of the car that the Uber app gives you and check with the driver before you get in, i.e, ask them their name, not just “are you John?” This story is an extreme example, sadly, if what can happen if you’re not careful.

    BDE
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    BDE

    Oishhh
    Baruch Dayan Emes

    I'm a driver full time.
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    I'm a driver full time.

    Ppl must check for 3 things.
    Driver
    Plate
    and car MATCH the car on the riders app.

    SHE SIMPLY GOT INTO A CAR THINKING IT WAS HER UBER
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    SHE SIMPLY GOT INTO A CAR THINKING IT WAS HER UBER

    make sure to tell all your friends and friends kids never ever get into a ride share car without checking the license plate and the car ID as well as to double check the name of the driver by simply asking them. it would also be suggested to make sure the back door child safety lock is not engaged ( there is a small sliding pin on the side of the door normally near the door latch on every car) and to make sure to open the back window as you get in the car and check if the door… Read more »

    You're In Good Hands
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    You're In Good Hands

    The Epstein family who are the shluchim to Columbia South Carolina. Both in the City and on Campus are truly some of the most wonderful people and shluchim I have ever come across. Rabbi Sruly you are an inspiration. Keep that light coming and give Samantha’s neshama an aliyah!

    What a horrible tragedy. 🙁

    My deepest condolences
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    My deepest condolences

    There are just NO words! ?

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