PIPE* Workshop: Ben Newman, UCR

“Uncovering Discrimination in the Policing of Anti-Immigrant Hate Crime”  With an increase in ethnically motivated hate crime, we explore the issue of the rigor in which law enforcement agencies police potential hate crime activity. We conducted a large-scale field experiment on roughly 6,800 police departments throughout the United States to test for discrimination in the policing of…

Should California make it a hate crime to attack a police officer?

Jody Armour joins Sgt. Jerrita Sandoz in an on-air discussion as to whether crimes committed against a policy officer should be categorized as a hate crime.  Listen here to KPCC’s AirTalk. In response to a spike in attacks targeting law enforcement, one California Republican wants to make doing so a hate crime. Assemblyman Jay Obernolte is proposing a bill…