On this week’s episode of Stay Tuned, “Inside the Fight Against Hate,” Preet answers your questions about:
— Whether winning a Democratic majority in the Senate is preferable to a Democrat winning the presidential election
— Attorney General Bill Barr’s new policy on starting investigations into political campaigns
— The voir dire process for jury selection, and how it was executed in the Roger Stone case
The guest this week is Cynthia Deitle, former Chief of the FBI’s Civil Rights Unit. Deitle served 22 years as a special agent focused on civil rights and hate crimes. Today, she is the Director of Civil Rights Reform at the Matthew Shepard Foundation, an LGBTQ advocacy organization committed to promoting inclusiveness and eradicating hate.
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REFERENCES & SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS
- “Barr says investigations into 2020 candidates must be approved by top Justice officials,” CNN, 2/6/20
- “Voir dire,” Legal Information Institute
- “Trump calls Stone juror ‘totally biased’ while prosecutors, defense attorneys are debating new trial,” Washington Post, 2/25/20
- The Matthew Shepard Foundation, and the Foundation’s twitter account
- Dennis Shepard’s Statement to the Court, 1999
- Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine documentary
- “’Ten Years Later,’ The Matthew Shepard Story Retold,” National Public Radio, 10/12/09
- The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr., Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009
- “Senate Passes Hate Crimes Bill,” NPR, 7/17/09
- Watch: 10th Anniversary of The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr., Hate Crimes Prevention Act, 10/15/19
- “Incident in the 70th Precinct,” Vanity Fair, December 1997
- “Twenty Years Later: The Police Assault on Abner Louima and What it Means,” WNYC, August 2017
- “In the Name of Hate: Examining the Federal Government’s Role in Responding to Hate Crimes,” U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, November 2019
- FBI 2018 Hate Crimes Report
- DOJ’s 2018 Crime Victimization Survey
- “FBI Reports Dip In Hate Crimes, But Rise In Violence,” National Public Radio, 11/12/19
- “The FBI recorded a surge of hate crimes last year. But it undercounted — by a lot.,” Washington Post, 11/14/18
- FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program
- DOJ’s National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS)
- “More Than 100 Federal Agencies Fail to Report Hate Crimes to the FBI’s National Database,” ProPublica, 6/22/17
- “Acts of anti-Semitism are on the rise in New York and elsewhere, leaving Jewish community rattled,” Washington Post, 12/29/19
JAMES BYRD, JR.
- The Byrd Foundation for Racial Healing
- “In Texas, a Decades-Old Hate Crime, Forgiven but Never Forgotten,” New York Times, 7/9/18