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.”
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.
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…
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
November 20, 2013 – by Jeremy Loudenback – Before she left, Bass offered the students in the audience some words of advice, including the need to seek out mentors in their careers. For her, Charles Rangel (D-NY) and Ed Royce (R-CA) were instrumental in helping her better understand the legislative process in Congress.
by Jeremy Loudenback As the daughter of a letter carrier growing up in Los Angeles’s Fairfax district, Karen Bass remembers watching the momentous Civil Rights movement with her father. Little did she know that she would make some of her own history later in life. In 2008, she was selected as the first African-American woman to…