ADL Brings Attention to Hate Crimes Law

November 11, 2004

Source: ADL Press Release

On November 11, 2004 ADL Press Release reported, "responding to the release of the FBI's annual crime report today, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) called upon lawmakers to expand efforts to enact hate crime legislation and to develop positive programs to address hate motivated violence in America. The annual FBI crime report documented almost 7,500 hate crimes reported by law enforcement agencies across the country – approximately the same level of violence and vandalism in 2002 – and a significant decline from the record high levels of 2001. [ADL] also called for increased education and training for police agencies and expanded coordination between federal and state authorities to investigate and prosecute hate crimes."