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CSUSB professor comments on increased security for LA-area synagogues after hostage incident in Texas
Fox 11 Los Angeles
Jan. 16, 2022

Brian Levin, director of CSUSB’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, was interviewed for a segment about the Jan. 16 incident in Colleyville, Texas, in which a gunman held four congregants of a synagogue hostage. None of them were injured; the gunman died in the incident.

Levin commented on increased security steps that Los Angeles law enforcement is taking in light of this incident due to the possibility of copy-cats launching their own attacks. The extra patrols should “stay in place until we stop talking about it, and then some,” Levin said.

“We oftentimes see a spike in anti-Semitic and other kinds of hate crimes around a triggering catalyst,” he said. “We’ve also seen attacks against Jewish institutions, not only here in the United State, but around the world.”

View the video segment here.

CSUSB professor interviewed for article on low-interest credit cards


Jan. 17, 2022

Francisca Beer, CSUSB professor of accounting and JHBC associate dean, was interviewed for an article about finding the right low-interest credit card. She suggested that consumers can apply for 0% credit cards, improve their credit score and consider credit cards offered by credit unions.

Read the complete article at “Expert advice: Finding the right low-interest credit card.”

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