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ADL Trains Over 2,000 Law Enforcement Officers in October Posted: November 17, 2009 Experts with the Anti-Defamation League provided a series of trainings on extremism to over 2,000 law enforcement professionals nationwide during the month of October 2009. Experts presented information on hate crimes, right-wing extremism and the threat posed by those motivated by radical interpretations of Islam.
Originally posted by Grey Magic
It might be, but why involve ATS?
Originally posted by endisnighe
... if the ADL is training LEO's in extremism,...
...The ADL is divided into numerous groups and departments. The Civil Rights Division is the most prominent wing of the organization, as it has investigated and exposed anti-Semitism and bigotry. The division's research department has become a central source of information on organized bigotry, collecting and analyzing racist, anti-Semitic, terrorist, and extremist literature. The department issues an annual Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents that serves as a reliable measurement tool of anti-Semitic trends. The Civil Rights Division's fact-finding department uses investigative journalists to track the activities of extremist groups. For example, this department tracked neo-Nazi skinhead activity in 33 countries and issued the first major survey on this movement.
The Civil Rights Division's legal affairs department serves as the ADL's advocate in court and before legislatures. The department's attorneys file briefs, analyze proposed bills and regulations, draft model laws, and prepare testimony and legal reports for ADL staff. The department's model HATE CRIMES law has been adopted by almost four-fifths of the states and has been upheld as constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court in State v. Mitchell, 508 U.S. 476, 113 S.Ct. 2194, 124 L.Ed.2d 436 (1993). In addition, the department works with local attorneys in the ADL's thirty regional offices.
The ADL's Braun Holocaust Institute, established in 1977, serves as a centralized information center on the Holocaust. The institute encourages public and religious schools to teach about the Holocaust by providing curricula for elementary and high school students. It has also organized teacher-training workshops and seminars to help teachers incorporate Holocaust studies into mainstream disciplines. The institute's collection of Holocaust-related materials is recognized as one of the best in the world. In addition, the institute publishes Dimensions: A Journal of Holocaust Studies, a general interest magazine on the Holocaust, and resource guides, catalogs, and background primers.
The Government and National Affairs Office in Washington, D.C., serves as the ADL's lobbyist, promoting the legislative agenda of the organization. The office worked with Congress to establish a congressional task force against anti-Semitism. The ADL has also led a broad coalition of civil rights, religious, and law enforcement groups in support of federal hate crime initiatives. In addition, the ADL has fought against federal school voucher programs and has sought to increase workplace protection for employees who wish to observe their religious duties...
2008 PDF file
The Internet, while a tremendous boon, offers dissemination and recruiting
tools to extremists and terrorists that must be mitigated. That’s why ADL monitors the Internet and pioneered the counteraction of online hate. But, with your help, ADL will develop new, practical methods that respect the First Amendment. We have already created a model law to prevent cyberbullying — a form of online harassment now epidemic among young people.
Originally posted by Gools
They're going to influence... anybody?
ADL leaders from across the country will gather for briefings from key government leaders, policymakers, ambassadors and opinion-makers during the ADL Shana Amy Glass National Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. Among the issues on the agenda are anti-Semitism, incivility in America, the Iranian nuclear threat, the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, and more.