Friday, December 09, 2005

Provinctown No Place for Hate ! Proclamation

"Haters watch to see what leaders do!" Keith Bergman Provincetown Town Manager

Provincetown's Plan to Overcome Hate Incidents

No Place for Hate. The Board of Selectmen has proclaimed Provincetown as "No Place for Hate." Earlier, the Board of Selectmen has voted, upon the occasion of the 10th anniversary of its adoption in 1992 of the resolution that "hate crimes of any type will not be tolerated in the Town of Provincetown.


Be it hereby resolved by the Provincetown Board of Selectmen that

1. Hate Crimes of any type will not be tolerated in the Town of Provincetown. It is the policy that the Provincetown Police Department shall investigate and seek prosecution of hate crimes to the fullest extent of the law, which shall include the use whenever possible of state civil rights statutes: Sections 37 and 39 of Chapter 265, Section 127A of Chapter 266 and Sections 92A and 98 of Chapter 272. The Town of Provincetown encourages the Office of the District Attorney, the Attorney General of the Commonwealth, federal law enforcement agencies, and the Courts to prosecute these cases to the fullest extent of the law.

2. As used in this Resolution, a hate crime is any criminal act that manifests bigotry, bias, animus or prejudice against the victim on account of this victim's race, religion, ethnicity, disability, sex, sexual orientation or age.

Adopted June 8, 1992; Renewed June 9, 1997 and July 22, 2002.

No Place For Hate

Adoption of “No Place for Hate” Proclamation. On September 9, 2002, the Provincetown Board of Selectmen voted "to join with other sponsoring agencies in the town of Provincetown and adopt the 'No Place for Hate'proclamation drafted by the Anti-Defamation League and the Massachusetts Municipal Association.“

Members of Provincetown's No Place for Hate Committee, led by Chief of Police Ted Meyer.

No Place for Hate Provincetown

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