Virus of Hate – Latest Stories

Extremism is infectious, a Virus of Hate, and today, extremists in the United States are engaged in activities motivated by hateful ideologies focused on race, religion and a host of extremist issues. As a component of its public safety research, the Safe Communities Institute tracks reports of hate crimes and extremism. Presented here are news stories on hate crimes published in recent weeks.  

March 16-April 3

Safe Communities Institute

The Safe Communities Institute (SCI) at the USC Price School of Public Policy continues a more than 60-year tradition of research, interdisciplinary education, and collaboration to advance sustainable “whole-of-community” public safety strategies, policies, and programs. SCI takes a holistic approach to encouraging and informing public safety efforts through collaboration between all public safety disciplines and the communities they serve.

Officer Spotlight - Sergeant Arlen Castillo is an 18-year veteran of the El Monte Police Department. Currently assigned to the patrol division, she is also a member of the Public Information Officer team and is dedicated to building connections between the community and law enforcement. Read more.