Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg; One officer indicted after investigation into shooting of Breonna Taylor; Zoom cancels Leila Khaled webinar

  • September 26, 2020
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THE WEEK’S BIG 3

The nation continues to mourn the loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first Jewish woman to serve on the Supreme Court and a pioneering advocate for women’s rights. The late Justice will be the first woman to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol on Friday. A grand jury in Jefferson County, Ky., has indicted a former Louisville police detective on three charges of wanton endangerment in the March shooting that resulted in the death of 26-year-old Breonna Taylor. Zoom and subsequent platforms canceled a webinar hosted by San Francisco State University which was slated to feature Palestinian terrorist Leila Khaled as one of its guest speakers.

Read on for more on these headlines, news you can use to fight hate and the latest info about ADL from around the country.

1) Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Supreme Court’s Feminist Icon

“Judge Ginsburg’s anomalous role as what might be called a judicial-restraint liberal sprang from deep convictions that in a healthy democracy, the judicial branch should work in partnership with the other branches, rather than seek to impose a last word that left no room for further discussion.” The New York Times: READ MORE

+ READ: ADL Mourns Loss of Trailblazing Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

+ READ from The Forward: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Jewish legacy

2) One Officer Indicted by Grand Jury After Investigation into the Police Shooting of Breonna Taylor

 “Brett Hankison, one of three officers involved, was fired by the department in June, with a termination letter saying he ‘wantonly and blindly’ shot 10 times into Taylor’s apartment. He is accused of endangering lives in a neighboring unit after firing the rounds.” The Washington Post: FULL STORY

+ READ: ADL Statement on Grand Jury Decision Regarding Officers Involved in the Killing of Breonna Taylor

+ Jonathan Greenblatt tweet: “This injustice should shock the conscience of the nation and stands as a prime example of systemic racism in our country…”

3) Zoom Cancels Leila Khaled Webinar at San Francisco State University

“Khaled, who as a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine hijacked El Al Flight 219 on September 6, 1970, was due to address an event hosted by SFSU’s Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas (AMED) study program, on Wednesday.” The Jerusalem Post: FULL STORY

+ READ from The Forward: Zoom, Facebook and YouTube cancel Leila Khaled

+ Jonathan Greenblatt tweet: “ADL believes in the importance of freedom of speech. But we don't believe in empowering terrorists so they can spread hate…”

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