9-11’s Fallen Heroes Honored Ahead of U.S. Attorney’s Civil Rights Conference

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Guam- The U.S. Attorney’s Office partnered with the Guam National Guard Tuesday morning for the commemoration ceremony of the 10th anniversary of September 11. Families of the fallen soldiers of Micronesia were invited as well as others in the law enforcement community.

Shortly after the special program, U.S. Attorney Alicia Limtiaco says they started their first Civil Rights Conference for Guam and the CNMI. She mentions the 2 day event has trainers from Customs and Quarantine, the Department of Justice, and Homeland Security discussing hate crime laws. Limtiaco notes the civil rights training is based on protecting the human dignity of every individual. She says every person has the right to be free from being discriminated against, harassed, harmed, or threatened, simply because of who they are.

“We will also be discussing color of law and human trafficking” said Limtiaco. “And again it’ll be over the course of the 2 days. We will also be discussing immigration related offenses because of all these topics and subject areas, in one way or another, relate to each other. And so again, a very productive two days.”

Limtiaco adds they will also discuss the regional approach to combating human trafficking or other criminal activities in the pacific. The conference ends tomorrow, September 7.