Posted: March 31, 2003
The Anti-Defamation League Southeast Region sponsored with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Attorney's Office, Domestic Terrorism: From Detection to Response, on March 25, 2003, in Atlanta. Two hundred and eighty law enforcement personnel from eight Southern states attended.
According to Deborah Lauter, ADL Southeast Regional Director, the goal of the conference was to give each participant the knowledge, focus and tools to effect the changes necessary to meet the security challenges of our post 9/11 world.
Speakers and panelists included: Theodore Jackson, FBI Special Agent in Charge for Atlanta; William Duffey, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia; Duane Donovan, Federal Bureau of Prisons; and Mark Pitcavage, the Anti-Defamation League's Director of Investigative Research. The participants took part in break-out sessions on the Psychological Profile of an Extremist; the Advancement of Technology and the Rise of the Internet; Explosives, Armaments and Weapons of Mass Destruction; Jail Cells and Extremist Cells: Hate Behind Bars; and Undercover Operations and Information Gathering.
The day was highlighted with a keynote speech by Charles Prouty, FBI Executive Assistant Director, Law Enforcement Division, who came from FBI Headquarters in Washington to speak about the latest national resources in inter-agency law enforcement information-sharing.
Joanna Liebross, ADL Director of Investigative Research, Southern Region and coordinator of the conference said, "This conference was used as a resource, not only for law enforcement officials to update their methods, but to build relationships with officers from around the Southeast. From the positive feedback we received, we know we accomplished those goals. "