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Hate Crime Reports Surge Across Mountain States Region in 2019

    The number of reported hate crimes spiked in Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming in 2019, according to the FBI’s annual hate crime report released on Monday. In Colorado, the number of reported incidents increased by 74 percent between 2018 and 2019. In New Mexico, the increase was 79 percent. After zero incidents were reported in Wyoming in 2018,

One Year Later: Plot to Bomb Pueblo’s Temple Emanuel

November marks one year since the FBI arrested Richard Holzer for plotting to bomb Temple Emanuel Synagogue in Pueblo, CO. ADL welcomed last month’s announcement by the U.S. Department of Justice that Holzer had pled guilty to federal hate crime and other charges. ADL Mountain States Regional Director Scott Levin thanked the law enforcement agencies involved in the arrest and

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