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Kami Chavis to discuss current state of hate crimes legislation at national symposium

(Winston-Salem, N.C., Jan. 28, 2019) — Hate crime expert Kami Chavis will participate in the panel discussion, “Comprehensive Legislation & Legislative Gaps,” at the Raising Awareness and Effective Collaborative Approaches to Address Hate Crimes Symposium in Los Angeles, California, beginning Tuesday, January 29.

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Professor Kami Chavis featured on Public Radio International discussing recent uptick in hate crimes

Professor Kami Chavis, director of the law school’s Criminal Justice Program, is featured in an interview on March 27, 2017, on Public Radio International (PRI)’s  ”The Takeaway.”
On the show, “What Counts As ‘Hate Crime’ in 2017,” Professor Chavis discusses the recent uptick in hate crimes and how the United States DOJ might respond.
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Professor Kami Chavis writes in Pittsburgh Law Jurist: ‘Hate Crime Laws to Protect Police are Misguided’

The following was originally posted here in the University of Pittsburgh School of Law’s Jurist.
JURIST Guest Columnist Professor Kami N. Chavis of Wake Forest University School of Law discusses the recent proposals to add police officers to hate crime statutes…

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Professor Kami Chavis Simmons writes in The Huffington Post, ‘Why Are Hate Crimes So Difficult to Prosecute?’

The tragic and violent deaths of students Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha and Razan Abu Salha, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, have reignited a fierce debate about the propriety of “hate crimes” or “bias-motivated” crimes, as they are also called. Craig Hicks has been charged with first-degree murder related to these deaths. Many community members are outraged that local authorities, who maintain that the deaths were sparked by a dispute over parking, have yet to charge him with a hate crime because all three of the victims, who were shot execution-style in the head, were Muslim. Continue reading »

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Professor Kami Chavis Simmons tells CNN, CTV prosecutors must show Chapel Hill shootings were based on religion to be considered hate crimes

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons, director of the law school’s Criminal Justice Program, is considered one of the nation’s leading hate crime experts. As a result, over the past 24 hours she has been interviewed by CNN’s Brook Baldwin and Canada’s CTV News Channel, the country’s largest private broadcaster.

The CNN interview can be seen here. The CTV News interview can be found here.

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