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Resolution Condemning Hate Crimes

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Resolution Condemning Hate Crimes
Posted on 01/20/2021
This is the image for the news article titled Resolution Condemning Hate CrimesOn Jan. 19, the Portland Board of Public Education held a first read and a workshop on a resolution to condemn recent hate crimes targeting LGBTQ community members.

The proposed resolution reads in part: “The Portland School Board condemns the string of recent hate crimes in which residents in Portland and South Portland received dangerous and threatening letters in the mail. The letters contained a satanic temple logo superimposed over a Pride flag and a deeply threatening homophobic slur. It appears the person(s) responsible may be targeting those who fly a Pride flag or Black Lives Matter flag outside of their homes.”

Read the full proposed resolution.

Watch the Board’s workshop on YouTube.

Learn more about the incidents in this Jan. 12 Portland Press Herald story.

The Board is slated to vote on the resolution at its Feb. 2 meeting.