Jussie Smollett Case and its Impact on Hate Crime Reporting

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The alleged attack on actor Jussie Smollett dominated news headlines during the month of February. Smollett initially claimed two white men with a rope, shouted homophobic and racist slurs and attacked him during the overnight hours of January 29th in Chicago.

Since then he has been charged with filing a false police report. Smollett entered a plea of not guilty in court. 

On this edition of Newsmaker Sunday, Doctor Kimberly Barrett, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for Lawrence University and Commander Kevin Warych of the Green Bay Police Department discuss the ramifications of this case, and the impact it may have in the under reporting of hate crimes on campus and in the community. 

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