How is law enforcement dealing with white supremacists? | KALW

How is law enforcement dealing with white supremacists?

Mar 1, 2018



On this edition of Your Call, we’re discussing white supremacists and neo-nazis inside and outside of police forces. Recent reporting shows how police have ignored or even worked with white supremacists at political rallies.

The FBI warned of white supremacists in law enforcement 10 years ago. Police departments around the nation spend little time training recruits about hate crimes. Many don't even track hate crimes. How should these issues be dealt with?


A.C. Thompson, reporter at Pro Publica covering criminal justice and white supremacy groups

Samuel Jones, professor at John Marshall Law School in Chicago

Norm Stamper, former Chief of Police in Seattle and writer, speaker and trainer focused on police reform and social justice in policing

Sam Levin, staff reporter at the Guardian


Web Resources:


The Guardian: California police worked with neo-Nazis to pursue 'anti-racist' activists, documents show

Pro Publica: Inside Atomwaffen As It Celebrates a Member for Allegedly Killing a Gay Jewish College Student

Pro Publica: Racist, Violent, Unpunished: A White Hate Group’s Campaign of Menace

John Marshall Law School: Law Enforcement and White Power: An F.B.I.Report Unraveled