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Black Identity Extremism (BIE) Forum NEW DATE!

February 2, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

An F.B.I. Intelligence Assessment leaked in October determined, “The FBI assesses it is very likely Black Identity Extremist (BIE) perceptions of police brutality against African Americans spurred an increase in premeditated, retaliatory lethal violence against law enforcement and will very likely serve as justification for such violence.” During a November 14 House Judiciary Committee hearing about the report, questions by Rep. Karen Bass to U.S. Attorney Jeff Sessions yielded nothing to support the assessment, leading the Congresswoman to recommend “that the Bureau needs to disown the report and throw it in the trash can” as it makes racist generalizations about police brutality protesters.

You are invited to join Rep. Bass in an open discussion about the law enforcement, counterterrorism and intelligence capabilities that could be marshaled against this FBI designation, potentially threatening the civil liberties of all Americans. Conversation moderated by Dr. Erroll Southers, Director of the USC Safe Communities where he is also a Professor of the Practice of Governance.

Seating is limited. Must RSVP. 

NOTE: If you registered for the December event, please re-register.  Thanks!


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

All guests should park in McCarthy Way parking structure.  

Upon entering the parking structure, there will be a parking fee of $12 per car. The parking attendant will have further instructions on where to park.

A detailed and printable map of campus can be found here.

You may also take the Metro Expo line, which has three stops conveniently located around the USC campus. The most direct stop is the Expo Park/USC stop. Use the Metro Trip Planner to find your route!

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can email us at [email protected].

You can also call us at 213.740.4618 (On the day of the event, we’ll be preparing the venue – so call us with important questions before Feb. 2nd!).


February 2, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


USC Taper Hall
3501 Trousdale Parkway Room 201, Los Angeles, CA 90089
Los Angeles, CA 90089 US
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USC Safe Communities Institute and USC Bedrosian Center on Governance
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Bedrosian Center