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.  

April 4-April 27

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 - El Monte Police Chief Ben Lowry was a 20-year law enforcement veteran who was appointed to lead the El Monte Police Department in June 2022. Tragically, Chief Lowry passed away in October. He was 45. Thank you Chief Lowry for your service. Read more.