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Threats to marginalized populations must be taken seriously by investigators, says CSUSB professor
Jan. 5, 2022
In a radio segment about several Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) recently receiving bomb threats, Brian Levin, criminal justice professor and director of CSUSB’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, says threats to marginalized populations, such as students and staff at HBCUs, have to be taken especially seriously by investigators like the FBI “because A) it’s moral to do so, B) because we want to make sure that people who do this kind of stuff know that there’s going to be a big deterrent follow-up, and lastly, the community needs to be assured that we take this seriously and will follow this until the end.” Levin notes that the threats to HBCUs come at a time of increasing reports of hate crimes around the country targeting groups including African Americans.
Read/listen to the whole segment at "Several historically Black colleges and universities received bomb threats."
CSUSB professor says political violence in California mostly comes from small group of far-right extremists
Jan. 6, 2022
In a radio segment focusing on political violence, Brian Levin, criminal justice professor and director of CSUSB’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, says political violence in California mostly comes from a small group of far-right extremists, some of whom were in Washington on January 6 during the Capitol riot. Levin says unlikely bedfellows have united in their grievances against a blue state they consider tyrannical.
“We have roving bands of folks that range from Proud Boys to anti-vaxxers and we consistently see the various protests even at school board meetings,” he said.
Listen to the whole segment at KPCC-FM.
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