ShareThis Page
Hate crime symposium to be held at Saint Vincent | TribLIVE.com
Westmoreland

Hate crime symposium to be held at Saint Vincent

Joe Napsha
| Friday, February 1, 2019 8:15 p.m
704022_web1_StVincentBas

Online anti-Semitism and the prosecution of hate crimes, including the October mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue and the 2015 slayings at a historic African-American church in Charleston, S.C., will be among topics of a March symposium at Saint Vincent College in Unity.

Robin Valeri, professor of psychology at St. Bonaventure (N.Y.) University, will discuss cyber hate, with a focus on online anti-Semitism, such as those attributed to Robert Bowers, who is accused of killing 11 Jewish worshipers Oct. 27 at Tree of Life in Squirrel Hill.

Valeri is a published author on the issue of hate crimes and domestic terrorism.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Nathan Williams, who successfully prosecuted Dylann Roof for killing nine parishioners attending a Bible study group in June 2015 at Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, also will speak during “The Face of Hate: The Investigation and Prosecution of Hate Crimes,” beginning at 6:15 p.m. March 12 in the Fred M. Rogers Center.

The college’s criminology department is hosting the free event. Those interested in attending should contact Sandra Frye in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society, at sandra.frye@stvincent.edu or 724-805-2670.


Joe Napsha is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Joe at 724-836-5252 or jnapsha@tribweb.com.


Joe Napsha is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Joe at 724-836-5252, jnapsha@tribweb.com or via Twitter .

Categories: News | Westmoreland
TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.