US judge orders release of ‘first Black Identity Extremist’

AL Jazeera quoted Erroll Southers of the USC Price School about how the FBI broadly applies its Black Identity Extremist (BIE) designation. Erroll Southers, a former FBI agent who specialised in counterterrorism, told Al Jazeera that the FBI already considered groups comprising eco-terrorists, white supremacists, anarchists, anti-abortion rights activists and black nationalists as possible “domestic…

Southers Speaks About Leadership, Extremism at US Air Force Academy Symposium

Speaking to cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado, USC Price School of Public Policy Professor Erroll Southers let them know that, even though they are intelligent students demonstrating a commitment to being the next generation of American leaders, they are also prime targets for recruitment by homegrown violent extremist organizations.

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.”

Killers of the Flower Moon

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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…

USC Forum on Black Identity Extremism

Rep. Bass to discuss the FBI and Black Identity Extremism with Homegrown Violet Extremism (HVE) expert Dr. Erroll Southers

The USC Safe Communities Institute and the USC Bedrosian Center on Governance invite you to a conversation on the ramifications of the FBI assessment on Black Identity Extremism (BIE). Thursday, December 21st 6pm to 7:30pm at Ralph & Goldy Lewis Hall, USC, room 101

Police Continue to Investigate Bomb Threat That Cleared Santa Monica Pier

NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV interviewed Erroll Southers of the USC Price School on how terrorists will sometimes call in a fake threat to check law enforcement’s responsiveness. Terrorism expert Errol Southers, an extremism expert, security assessment consultant, said that’s what happened during the 1996 Olympic bombing in Atlanta. He said during those Games the suspect had…