ADL Saddened By Mosque Fire

  Houston, TX, December 26, 2015….-The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is saddened by and concerned about a fire at the Savoy Mosque that arson investigators are calling “suspicious.” ADL is monitoring the investigation and is confident law enforcement officers will treat it appropriately and bring the perpetrator or perpetrators to justice. “This fire is disturbing,” said ADL Associate Director Dena Marks,

ADL Disappointed at Rejection of Houston Equal Rights Ordinance

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is disappointed Houston voters rejected the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO). ADL worked tirelessly to make this ordinance a reality, convening religious and civil rights organizations and individuals committed to justice and fair treatment for all to support the ordinance.   ADL also testified numerous times before Houston’s City Council in favor of the ordinance. “For years,”

ADL Applauds Sentencing in Knockout Attack Case

HOUSTON, TX, October 19—The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) applauds investigators, prosecutors, and Judge Gray Miller for the successful handling and sentencing of a Katy man in a knockout attack on an elderly man who was targeted because he was African American. Judge Miller sentenced 29-year-old Conrad Alvin Barrett to 71 months in prison, to be immediately followed by three years of

ADL Expresses Concern Over Anti-Semitic and Racist Graffiti in Neighborhood and Near Synagogue

(August 12, 2015) The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today expressed deep concern about the targeting of homes, cars and the area surrounding a synagogue with vandalism and anti-Semitic and racist graffiti.   According to San Antonio police and media reports, numerous homes were defaced with swastikas, the letters “KKK,” and the word, “Jew.” “We are dismayed to hear of the anti-Semitic and

ADL to Texas Supreme Court: Religious Run-Through Banners at Kountze ISD Football Games Are Unconstitutional

Houston TX, July 23, 2015 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today joined an amicus (friend- of-the-court) brief to the Texas Supreme Court Case which asserts that displays of large run-through banners bearing biblical verses and religious symbols at Kountze ISD high-school football games are unconstitutional. Jodi Bernstein, Senior Associate Regional Director, issued the following statement: These banners cross the critical