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To accuse someone of being a Holocaust denier opens up a potential defamation suit, says CSUSB professor
Los Angeles Times
April 1, 2022
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva recently made the accusation that – without any evidence – Inspector General Max Huntsman is a Holocaust denier. The attack comes as Villanueva launches his reelection campaign and fits in to a broader campaign strategy of trying to vilify and discredit critics and journalists with ad-hominem, unsubstantiated attacks.
“This is yet another example where, instead of providing a vigorous defense for policy positions and practices, the sheriff is smearing yet another civil servant with whom he disagrees,” said Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino. “To accuse someone of being a Holocaust denier, if in fact it is false, opens up a potential defamation suit by the inspector general.”
Read the whole article at "Sheriff Villanueva makes ugly, unfounded claim against county watchdog."
CSUSB adjunct professor named first Black police chief in San Bernardino history
San Bernardino County Sun / The Press-Enterprise / Redlands Daily Facts / Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
April 1, 2022
Darren Goodman, adjunct professor in criminal justice at Cal State San Bernardino, has been tapped to lead the San Bernardino Police Department, city officials announced Friday, April 1, making him the first Black police chief in city history.
Goodman, who four years ago became Upland’s first Black police chief, will lead a department in San Bernardino with 262 sworn officers and 150 civilian staff.
He has 31 years in law enforcement, including 27 with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
Read the whole article at "Darren Goodman named first Black police chief in San Bernardino history."
San Bernardino’s first Black police chief is a CSUSB adjunct professor (video)
April 4, 2022
The city of San Bernardino is making history with its new police chief. Last week, the city announced Darren Goodman, the police chief in Upland and adjunct professor in criminal justice at Cal State San Bernardino, has been selected to lead the San Bernardino Police Department. He will be the first Black police chief in the department’s 116-year history.
Watch the whole segment at "San Bernardino selects 1st Black police chief in department's 116-year history."
CSUSB adjunct professor was featured lecturer in program about dinosaurs
Montana Right Now
April 1, 2022
Eric Scott, principal paleontologist of Cogstone Resource Management Inc. and adjunct professor in biology at California State University, San Bernardino, was a featured lecturer for a new family-friendly program celebrating the science of dinosaurs at the Museum of the Rockies in Montana this past Saturday. Dinosaurs and Mor! featured lectures, dinosaur drawing lessons and a dinner with the museum’s curator of paleontology.
Read the whole article at "Dinosaurs and Mor! coming the Museum of the Rockies."
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