ADL Condemns Alleged Boulder Bias-Motivated Attack, Supports Boulder Police Investigation

Boulder, Colo., October 31, 2008 – In response to the assault of an Asian-American man who was allegedly attacked because of his race, the Anti-Defamation League today condemned bias-motivated violence and expressed support for the Boulder Police Department’s investigation into the incident. ADL Boulder Community Coordinator Amy M. Stein issued the following statement: “ADL abhors the alleged assault of an

ADL Calls Colorado Hate Crime Stats Reported in FBI Report Troubling; Calls for Comprehensive Reporting Procedures and Continued Education

Reacting to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) annual report documenting hate crimes in America, the Mountain States Region of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today expressed concern about the “troubling” prevalence of violent bigotry in Colorado and called for “a renewed commitment to making Colorado no place for hate.” In Colorado, 213 law enforcement agencies participated in the data collection

ADL Calls For CHSAA Rules to Avoid Jewish Holiday Conflicts

Responding to reports today that an Aurora high school scheduled a gymnastics meet on Yom Kippur, a day of fasting and prayer for Jews, which would cause Jewish students observing the holiday to miss the contest, Bruce H. DeBoskey, Mountain States Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League issued the following statement: “Public schools should not put their students in the

Federal Hate Crimes Bill Remains a Goal

Rocky Mountain News To Editor: It’s certainly true that there’s an urgent need for a federal hate crimes law (“Federal hate crimes bill remains a goal,” October 4), and it is unfortunate that President Bush vetoed the 2007 Mathew Shepard Act that would have permitted federal authorities to provide assistance to local law enforcement when hate crimes occur. Unfortunately and

Letter to the Editor, Denver Post

View letter as it appeared in the Denver Post. To Editor: Governor Ritter is to be applauded for his forthright stance opposing Amendment 46. Don’t be fooled by the deceptive language of Amendment 46. At first glance, Amendment 46 looks like it is aimed at fighting discrimination. To the contrary, it would actually ban any form of public affirmative action