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CSUSB professor discusses Buffalo, N.Y., mass shooting
May 26, 2022
Brian Levin, who heads the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, was interviewed for an article critical of an Anti-Defamation League report that examined the number of murders tied to white supremacists. Levin was asked about the May 14 Buffalo, N.Y., incident, in which the shooter wrote a racist screed prior to the massacre that killed 10.
Levin said it can be difficult to pinpoint precise motivations of mass murderers, as "we are seeing less rigid ideological killers who increasingly seem to browse at a buffet of hatreds."
The Buffalo killer’s overwhelming hatred, however, was racist, as he expressed both the belief that blacks are inferior and angst over a kind of global conspiracy called “the great replacement theory,” Levin said.
In his 180-page rant published while he was allegedly opening fire in Buffalo, the extremist described himself at various points as a “mild/moderate left authoritarian,” and he viewed conservatism with contempt as a corporate catspaw.
“In whole or in part, he’s a Nazi,” Levin said. “He hates Jews, he hates blacks — hatred is the primary driver.”
Read the complete article at “The ADL murder report that cried ‘white supremacist.’”
CSUSB professor among experts interviewed in aftermath of Texas school shooting
Fox 11 Los Angeles
May 24, 2022
Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, was one of the experts interviewed for a segment on the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting that killed 19 students and two teachers on May 24. Often there are warning signs that could lead up to an incident such as the school shooting, Levin said, such as domestic violence incidents or acquisition of weapons, or an expressed discourse of anger “that is beyond what is routine.”
Though the segment reported that the shooter had killed his grandmother prior to going to the school, she did survive and remains hospitalized.
Watch the segment at “19:03 KTTV-LA (FOX) - Fox11 News Special.”
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