JEWISH EXPONENT: Hate Crimes Down in State — but What does it Mean?

The good news about the recently released annual FBI Hate Crimes Statistics Act report is that the numbers show a 20 percent decrease from the previous year. In conjunction with report, the ADL is promoting legislation that will ensure all 50 states have laws against hate crimes… Only 14 states have what are considered comprehensive hate crime laws that include crimes involving sexual orientation, gender identity, sex or disability. Pennsylvania is not among those 14, which the ADL is attempting to change through its new campaign, 50 States Against Hate. …
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ADL in Delaware Welcomes New Hate Crimes Data Release

“We are disappointed by the slight increase of hate crimes in Delaware, as reported in the FBI’s recently released HCSA report. This data is a jumping off point for an effective, comprehensive response to hate crime in the state. While there are some promising trends across the state and nation, there is clearly much work left to be done.”…
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Paris Terror Attacks: Resources for the Community

It is with a heavy heart that we write about the tragedy in France. ADL’s National Director, Jonathan Greenblatt, was just in France last week discussing anti-Semitism and human relations in Europe, and we issued this statement over the weekend in response to the attacks. We sent the below resources immediately to French-speaking schools in the…
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ADL Submits Testimony in Support of NJ Bill Condemning BDS

TESTIMONY IN SUPPORT OF NEW JERSEY STATE JOINT RESOLUTION 81 Submitted by Nancy Baron-Baer, Regional Director, Anti-Defamation League, Southern New Jersey Joshua Cohen, Regional Director, Anti-Defamation League, North and Central New Jersey New Jersey State Assembly, State and Local Government Committee November 16, 2015, Trenton, NJ The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) fully supports New Jersey State…
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