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Editorial: Focus on hate crimes, not Smollett

Demonstrators hold a sign in Squirrel Hill on Oct. 30, 2018, after the Tree of Life shooting.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 27, 2019

Regardless of Smollet's alleged hoax, we have to pay more attention to dangers of hateful organizations and violent individuals.

FBI explores the roots of hate crimes at Lawrenceville meeting

Brad Orsini, director of Jewish Community Security at the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and ex-FBI employee of 28 years, shows a bag of birdseed with a packet of KKK propaganda inside. The birdseed is used so they can throw them from vehicles onto the street without them blowing away.

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

January 29, 2019

“We’ve seen a really disturbing trend in Pittsburgh in the last 6 months with hate-related incidents,” Dave Breingan, the executive director of Lawrenceville United, said.

How FBI, journalists prepared responses to violence

A broadcast journalist is filmed on the scene of a protest in opposition to President Donald Trump’s visit to Pittsburgh in the wake of the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting.

By Erica Guthrie, Staff Writer

November 27, 2018

From the FBI to WPXI-TV, police officers and journalists alike have to be prepared for unpredictable mass acts of violence. Because of the unpredictable characteristic of mass acts of violence, these organizations must have plans that are ready to be set in place.

Trump won’t ‘micromanage’ FBI’s Kavanaugh investigation, press secretary says

Demonstrators opposed to the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh hold signs in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Sept. 27, 2018. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

By Laura King | Los Angeles Times

September 30, 2018

President Donald Trump is not seeking to "micromanage" the FBI's investigation of sexual-misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the White House press secretary said Sunday. Democrats raised concerns that important lines of inquiry were off limits to investigators. The...

Column: Dear Ben Shapiro, You’re wrong about Trump

Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro has a theory about Trump and Comey. (Photo by Gage Skidmore/ Flickr via Creative Commons)

By Saket Rajprohat / Senior Columnist

June 20, 2017

Dear Ben Shapiro, You have been completely wrong since May 10, the day after Trump fired Comey. In the June 8 episode of The Ben Shapiro Podcast, one of the most popular conservative podcasts in the nation, you declared you were “exactly correct” in your wildest theory to date — that Donald Trump fired James Comey not because ...

Comey memo says Trump asked him to end investigation into Flynn

By Joseph Tanfani | Tribune Washington Bureau

May 16, 2017

President Donald Trump, in a private meeting with then-FBI Director James B. Comey, asked him to end the criminal investigation into retired Gen. Michael Flynn, according to a memo written by Comey shortly after the meeting. According to the memo, the meeting took place on Feb. 14, which was the day ...

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