ADL Offers Reward for Information Leading to Arrest in California Hate Crime
San Francisco, CA, September 4, 2007 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators of a racist hate crime.
On August 22, a home belonging to an African-American family in Brentwood was ransacked and vandalized with racial epithets spray painted throughout the house. The Brentwood police department is currently investigating the matter along with state and federal law enforcement agencies, who are categorizing this as a hate crime.
ADL and the Brentwood Police Department are seeking information about this crime. The distribution of ADL's reward will be handled by the Police Department, which will evaluate the information it receives and determine who will collect the $5,000 or a portion thereof.
"We want the people responsible for this vandalism to be caught, convicted and punished, and we hope this reward helps law enforcement toward that end," said David Schneider, Assistant Director of ADL's San Francisco Regional Office.
The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world's leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.