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Faculty in the News, Dec. 21

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CSUSB professor interviewed for ‘The state of policing hate’
Minnesota Public Radio
Dec. 20, 2018
Hate crimes in the U.S. rose over 12 percent last year, according to a report from California State University, San Bernardino.. A separate study from the Anti-Defamation League found that the majority of extremist-related killings were committed by white supremacists. And yet for the past two decades, law enforcement has focused its domestic counterterrorism efforts almost entirely on Islamic or foreign-born terrorism.
Brian Levin, director at the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino who was formerly a New York City police officer, told MPR News guest host Marianne Combs that focus was largely in response to the 9/11 terror attacks.
The podcast of the show can be heard online at “The state of policing hate.”

CSUSB professor comments on U.S. Senate passing bill making lynching a federal crime
Las Vegas News
Dec. 20, 2018
Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, was interviewed for an article about the U.S. Senate on Wednesday unanimously passing a bill that would, for the first time, explicitly make lynching a federal crime.
That addition is largely symbolic, said Levin. Such violence could already be considered a federal or state-level hate crime, and the perpetrators could also face other charges, such as murder, he said.
“The fact that the law would still even have the possibility of not fully addressing this is outrageous,” Levin said. “It should have been done a long time ago.”
Read the complete article at “Senate unanimously passes bill making lynching a federal crime.”

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