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ADL Devastated by Synagogue Shooting in San Diego

On Saturday April 27, 2019, a gunman identified in media reports as 19-year-old John Earnest opened fire inside the Chabad Congregation in Poway, California, leaving one dead and three injured. The assault, which took place on the last day of Passover, occurred exactly six months after Robert Bowers’ deadly shooting rampage at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, which left 11 congregants dead

ADL Calls on Leaders to Redouble Efforts to Counter Hate After FBI Reports Hate Crimes Jumped 17 Percent Nationwide

Hate crimes reported in Colorado, Wyoming remain at elevated levels; New Mexico experiences a decrease in reported hate crimes The Anti-Defamation League Mountain States Region expressed concern that, for the third year in a row, the FBI’s annual hate crime report documents an increase in hate crimes nationwide. Hate crimes in the U.S. jumped 17 percent in 2017 with a

Cyber Security Considerations In Wake of Anti-Semitic Flyers Sent to College Campuses and Businesses

Colleges and private businesses around the country, including at least one in Colorado, received anti-Semitic flyers blaming Jews for destroying the country “through mass immigration and degeneracy” and asked people to “join . . . in the struggle for global white supremacy.” Hacker Andrew Auernheimer (also known as Weev), an unabashed racist and anti-Semite, claimed credit for exploiting network printers

ADL Responds to Patty Limerick Regarding Academic Boycotts

In a recent letter to the Editor of the Denver Post, Mountain States ADL Director Scott Levin responds to Patty Limerick’s opinion piece concerning academic boycotts. The text of the letter follows.   Editor: Patty Limerick commendably rejects the resolution of the American Studies Association calling for a boycott of Israeli academic institutions (“Taking a stand on academic boycott,” Jan. 10).