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Dr. Pete Simi

Dr. Pete Simi

Dr. Pete Simi is a Professor of Sociology at Chapman University. Dr. Simi has studied extremist groups and violence for more than 25 years, conducting interviews and observation with a range of violent gangs and political extremists. Dr. Simi recently testified on former president Trump’s ‘violent’ rhetoric in Colorado’s 14th Amendment trial.

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December 22, 2023

Rhetoric, Hate Speech, Free Speech, Section 3 of the 14th, & an Insurrection

Did former President Trump’s rhetoric lead to an insurrection on January 6th, 2021? A court in Colorado has said it did. So, what constitutes rhetoric? And how powerful are words? In this...