Anti-Semitic Case Reports In Colorado Nearly Doubled In 2015

· Jun. 23, 2016, 2:42 pm

The number of reported anti-Semitic cases rose to 18 in Colorado last year -- up from 10 in 2014, according to a new Anti-Defamation League report. 

The incidents range from an assault on a kid wearing a yarmulke to white powder sent to a Boulder synagogue.

Scott Levin, the mountain states regional director for the Anti-Defamation League, said after years of decline, it’s disturbing to see an increase in reported incidents.

"People have been emboldened in their bigotry and hate by the level of discourse that’s going on, especially at the national level," Levin said.

Levin says it’s still early, but 2016 is looking even worse -- though he admits the number of incidents and violence is much lower than in the mid-2000s.

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