ADL's Definitive Guide to Extremism in America Now on CD-ROM. Resource Will Be Widely Distributed to Law Enforcement Agencies Nationwide.
New York, NY, April 15, 2002 … In an effort to assist law enforcement to counter extremists, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has created a CD-ROM version of its comprehensive guide to extremism in America - which will be distributed to law enforcement officials across the country.
ADL's Extremism in America - The CD-ROM is a unique, fully searchable encyclopedia of contemporary American extremism, with detailed overviews of the most significant individuals,
"groups and movements, ranging from violent white supremacist prison gangs to leading neo-Nazi organizations, Holocaust deniers and militant anti-government "patriots."
Developed specifically for use by law enforcement, the CD-ROM provides links between entries in the original guide and new, continually updated information available on ADL's Law Enforcement Agency Resource Network, or L.E.A.R.N., the League's online resource for law enforcement. The CD-ROM will be distributed to local, state and federal law enforcement through the League's network of 30 regional offices across the United States.
"With new demands on law enforcement in the aftermath of September 11, it is essential that investigators, police officers and prosecutors have access to timely information on the extremist threat," said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director. "The CD-ROM is a powerful tool that enables law enforcement to access a wealth of information about extremist groups, individuals and trends."
Extremism in America was initially published as a looseleaf binder in June 2001. The report has been continually updated online, and the CD-ROM includes all of the updated information and new entries. Among the new entries in Extremism in America are Richard Barrett, founder of the white supremacist Nationalist movement; Louis Beam, a former Klansman and vocal advocate of "lone wolf" phenomenon; Willis Carto, a Holocaust denier and founder of the anti-Semitic Liberty Lobby; Dan Gayman, an Identity minister based in Missouri; David Irving, the British Holocaust denier; Mark Koernke, a Michigan militia leader; Ernst Zundel, a Holocaust denier active on the Internet; Militia of Montana; Nazi Low Riders and White Power Music.
The CD-ROM includes a directory of the most prominent symbols used by hate groups and individuals, with complete descriptions and links. It includes an exhaustive listing of white power bands in more than 30 countries and more than 40 pages of bibliographical material for those interested in more in-depth study. Its index is interactively linked to the text, and its search engine provides quick and easy access to all of the information. The CD-ROM may be ordered online
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.