Nooses Remind Us: We Can’t be Silent Bystanders

This column ran in the January 2008 edition of the Denver Urban Spectrum. This fall, an African-American employee of the Arapahoe County Weatherization Department found a noose hanging in the cab of one of the department’s work trucks. A month later, another African-American colleague found a second noose in a department insulation trailer. Two months later, yet another noose was

The Hurtful and the Hateful – Boulder is no place for hate

Boulder Daily Camera This editorial ran in the Boulder Daily Camera on December 25, 2007. The Orthodox Jewish community celebrated this week when the Boulder City Council voted in favor of granting a lease to provide for the implementation of an eruv — a virtually unnoticeable, non-taxpayer funded symbolic boundary that will provide a greater quality of life for many

ADL Expresses Serious Concern over Noose, Razor Blade Allegations

The Mountain States Region of the Anti-Defamation League today expressed its very serious concern over allegations reported in the media that two Arapahoe County employees were subjected to racial harassment, including incidents when nooses were found in their work areas, unwrapped razor blades were placed in a tool belt, and racial slurs, comments and jokes were made by fellow employees.

ADL Expresses Concern about Larimer Sheriff’s Religious Comments on Government Website

The Mountain States Region of the Anti-Defamation League expressed concern today about the remarks made by Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden on the official Larimer County website, in which he expressed his personal opinions promoting Christianity in the public square. “Sheriff Alderden is certainly free to hold personal opinions about his faith and the propriety of religious displays in the

Hate Crime Investigation Urged in Assault on Jewish Man

Date:March 13, 2008 UPDATE: One of the suspects was arraigned on March 7th and pled not guilty. A motions hearing is set for April 30th, and a jury trial is scheduled for June 9th. The other suspect pled guilty to the 3rd degree assault charge, and the bias-motivated crime charge was dropped. He was sentenced to 120 days in jail