Bal Harbour — “where Jews, people of color and dogs were not allowed” — passes law defining anti-semitism

Florida Town Becomes First U.S. Municipality To Give Police Definition Of Anti-Semitism
by Paul Miller
December 14, 2017

On Wednesday evening, Bal Harbour, Florida became the first municipality in the country to implement an ordinance that provides law enforcement with a definition of anti-Semitism, enabling them to investigate such incidents as hate crimes. Originally passed last month, a second public reading is required by the town bylaws before it can become law. By unanimous vote, the proposed ordinance became law and went into effect immediately upon passage….The new law allows law enforcement to use the State Department’s definition of anti-Semitism as a guideline, while at the same time permitting police to use their discretion in determining whether an incident can be classified as a hate crime. READ MORE

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