Southers testifies to Congressional Black Caucus, criticizes FBI report on black identity extremism for lacking merit

Southers, who directs the Safe Communities Institute and Homegrown Violent Extremism Studies at USC Price, was one of three experts asked to speak at the March 20 briefing in Washington, D.C., that examined an FBI intelligence assessment released last August titled, “Black Identity Extremists Likely Motivated to Target Law Enforcement Officers.”

CSUN professor says she stopped teaching out of fear after this test question about Donald Trump

Los Angeles Daily News quoted Erroll Southers of the USC Price School’s Safe Communities Institute on why universities should have set protocols for dealing with online harassment of faculty. Erroll Southers, director of USC’s Safe Communities Institute, said it’s important that universities and other workplaces have formal protocols to deal with such scenarios. When a…

Threat of Shootings Turns School Security Into a Growth Industry

The New York Times quoted Erroll Southers of the USC Price School on why all school campuses should have a safety assessment. Erroll G. Southers, a public policy professor and the director of the Safe Communities Institute at the University of Southern California, said that all schools should at a minimum have their campuses assessed…

The Post

Chronicling The Washington Post’s publishing of the Pentagon Papers during the tail end of the Vietnam War and starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep – does The Post accurately portray this important time in American History where the very nature of the First Amendment and National Security seemed in direct contrast?

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Congresswoman Bass calls for retraction of FBI report on black identity extremism at USC event

By Matthew Kredell

U.S. Congresswoman Karen Bass spoke at a USC School of Public Policy event on Feb. 2 to raise awareness about an FBI document that she is strongly concerned will lead to police violence against young black activists.Professor Erroll Southers led an open discussion with the Democratic House representative from California in a forum presented by two centers at the Price School — the Safe Communities Institute and the Bedrosian Center on Governance.

Black Identity Extremism (BIE) Forum

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…

FBI Director Must Be Prepared to Resign Over Nunes Memo, Ex-Agents Warn

The Daily Beast quoted Erroll Southers of the USC Price School on why the FBI Director should be prepared to resign if a classified memo is released that questions the legitimacy of the bureau. New York Magazine cited Souther’s comments. “Given the climate and the recent activities, going as far back as Director Comey’s departure,…

Who’s next to lead the LAPD? Candidates might include women, Latinos

Los Angeles Daily News quoted Erroll Southers of the USC Price School about whether the next chief of the Los Angeles Police Department will be an internal hire. “If they go inside (LAPD), he’s got a tremendous bench in terms of talent there,” said Erroll Southers, director of the Safe Communities Institute at USC, referring…