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 - 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.

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