The Institute for Science and Policy is seeking to use 21st century data science to help fight hate crimes. Since the election of Donald Trump hate crime in the United States have skyrocketed to levels not seen since 9/11.
We are in the process of creating an extensive database to record each and every reported and documented crime. Much of our focus will be on crimes perpetrated by far-right white nationalist groups and individuals. Utilizing a host of data points including geo-tagging the locations of the crimes in conjunction with the origins Internet Protocol origins of hate-speech chatter on social media and the Dark Web, we hope to find correlations and even direct connections with individuals which we can then pass along to law enforcement.
Very few of the individuals who are members of these hate groups are careful in covering their tracks. There will be evidence of their crimes if we learn how to look for them.
Stay tuned, we will be hiring tech professionals and digital investigators to continue the build of this new research network.
-Houston Wade, Executive Director, The Institute for Science and Policy