Law enforcement officers from across New York State heard from a team of Anti-Defamation League experts on left and right-wing extremism at The New York State Police Academy in Albany, New York.
Approximately 150 officers, representing the New York State Police, Warren County Sheriff's Department, New York State Department of Correction Services, Albany County Probation Department, Albany City Police Department, Rensselaer City Police Department, and the Washington County Sheriff's Department, attended the ADL training co-sponsored by the New York State Police and the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services.
League experts provided information on the growth of domestic extremists, their identifying symbols, and their record of violence and criminal activity, both on a national level and locally within New York State. The training also incorporated an overview of both national hate crime legislation and New York State hate crime laws, a presentation on extremist and terrorist use of technology and the Internet, and a discussion of "homegrown Jihad." The latter featured an in-depth examination of Islamic radicalization activity and review of individual case studies.