Counter-Terrorism Division

The Disruptive Impact of Terror Threats


A threatening message that was sent from a yet unknown source caused today (Tuesday) the cancellation of all classes in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Even though no actual attack has, luckily, taken place, and no real threat actually materialized, the disruptive effect of the threat itself was significant, and its ramifications will probably continue to be reverberate for weeks to come.

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Russian Plane Crash: Possible Causes and Ramifications – Dr. Southers Discusses on Yahoo TV

Dr. Erroll Southers, TAL Global’s Managing Director of Counter Terrorism & Infrastructure Protection, provided extensive insights on the security aspects associated with the crash of the recent Russian plan in Egypt’s Sinai dessert. Appearing in an extensive interview on Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga’s program, Dr. Southers analysed intelligence inputs, security policies and post-disaster activities, as well as the possible impact of this event on global aviation.

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Protecting Commercial Real Estate Against Terror Attacks


Dr. Erroll G. Southers, TAL Global’s Managing Director, Counter-Terrorism & Infrastructure Protection, delivered the keynote address at the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of San Francisco membership luncheon on Thursday, September 17 at The City Club. The presentation, titled “Terrorism & Its Implications for Commercial Real Estate”, offered the 120 attendees a seasoned perspective on the threat of terrorism to commercial real estate in the US, and on ways to mitigate that threat.

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Re-Examining the Definitions of Hate Crime and Terrorism


Dr. Erroll Southers, TAL Global’s Managing Director, Counter-Terrorism & Infrastructure Protection, and USC’s Director of Homegrown Violent Extremism Studies in the Safe Communities Institute of the Sol Price School of Public Policy, was interviewed recently on Rev. Al Sharpton’s “PoliticsNation With Al Sharpton” (NBC News), where he proposed that the recent massacre in South Carolina clearly qualifies as a terrorist attack.

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