Southern Poverty Law Center: 50% rise in hate groups
CBS’ Harry Smith spoke with Poverty Law Center (SPLC) founder Morris Dees about the 50 percent rise in American hate groups since 2000. Dees said that a SPLC report has similar findings to a recent report from the Department of Homeland Security which warned of a rise in right-wing extremist.
“The report from the Department of Homeland Security should be taken very seriously,” Dees said. He warned of “a militia movement that’s being reborn in the United States.”
This video is from CBS’ The Early Show, broadcast Apr. 15, 2009.