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CSUSB professor: Midterm elections may spur more right-wing extremist violence
Public News Service
Jan. 10, 2022
As the midterm elections approach this fall, experts, including a Cal State San Bernardino professor, are warning political violence could flare up, not necessarily another attack on the Capitol, but outbursts based on state or local issues. A report from the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at CSUSB found October 2018 – right before the last midterm election – was the second-worst month for hate crimes in the decade.
Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at CSUSB and a co-author of the study, said the lights are flashing yellow. "I know people are talking about civil war," Levin acknowledged. "But what I'm more concerned about in the short term is regionalized conflicts and aggressions which get punctuated by plots or mass attacks or even attempts to injure or kill public officials."
Read the complete article at “Expert: Midterms may spur more right-wing violence.”
CSUSB professor refutes commentator’s claim of ‘massive’ police force against ‘unarmed Trump supporters’ during Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot
Jan. 10, 2022
The Poynter Institute’s PolitiFact enlisted Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, in its fact-check of Conservative commentator Dinesh D'Souza’s claim that a video from the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol shows police using “massive” force on “unarmed Trump supporters.”
"Claims that the mob that invaded the Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection, or specifically the mob that intended to breach the terrace tunnel, were ‘unarmed’ is an utter falsehood disproved by facts and statements from those on the scene," said Levin.
Read the complete article at “D’Souza falsely claims Jan. 6 video shows police using ‘massive’ force on ‘unarmed Trump supporters.’”
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