August 26, 2015

Washington, DC, August 26, 2015 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today welcomed Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh’s guidance memorandum designed to end discriminatory profiling by law enforcement in the state.  The guidance builds on the December 2014 revised and updated federal profiling guidance for law enforcement issued by the United States Department of Justice…
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August 5, 2015

Washington, DC, August 5, 2015… The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today expressed concern regarding the circumstances surrounding the termination of Kelvin Sewell, the first African American police chief of Pocomoke City, Maryland. Eric Wachter, ADL’s Washington, DC Associate Regional Director, issued the following statement: “We are troubled by media reports of alleged racism surrounding the termination…
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July 14, 2015

Washington, DC, July 14, 2015… The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) applauded the application of a hate crime sentencing enhancement to David Morris, who pleaded guilty in DC Superior Court to a brutal assault on a co-worker he believed was making a homosexual advance.  The League emphasized that Washington, DC prosecutors’ use of the hate crimes law…
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July 2, 2015

Washington, DC, July 2, 2015 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) commends the Arlington (VA) School Board’s vote on Wednesday to expand protections for transgender employees, applicants, and students. In a letter to the school board, David C. Friedman, ADL’s Washington, DC Regional Director, stated: “The Board’s vote to prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender…
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