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From TheStar.com: Police argue false burglary alarm response ties up frontline officers, potentially taking them away from real emergencies and wastes valuable resources. This is an age old discussion between private security and LE: who should respond first to private alarm systems, and what kind of verifivcation should there be, if any, before the police is called? Toronto is following, it seems, in the footsteps of many other cities, states and even countries: Torontonians may be more vulnerable to burglaries if the police stop sending officersto alarm calls, even if an overwhelming number of calls are false, warns the executive director […]

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.. for us security people, at least. – Riots and violence in Albuquerque after yet another police shooting.  In their infinite wisdom, police use excessive force to battle demonstrators who’re rightfully upset about the well known and long investigated use of excessive force by the Albu police… Predictably, the demos go awry when the cops show up in riot gear and firing off teargas. Who would have thought it. The local police force is long overdue for a massive turnover rate. See the shooting (murder?) of a homeless man that sparked the protests over @ SkyNews, along with a statement […]

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Thumbnail image for April 21: Boston Marathon Security Boost

Since the bombings of last year’s Boston Marathon, the city has been planning to ramp up security. Planning has been going on all through this winter, and will be up and running (ha-ha) in this year’s event. With just about a month to go, preparations are still under way, and with 9,000 more runners than last year, there will be definite hurdles to overcome for anyone involved in event security. The Boston Marathon next month will have a number of enhanced safety measures after last year’s deadly bombing, including thousands of uniformed and plainclothes officers and bomb-sniffing dogs. NYTimes: At […]

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…for a bigger and better SB! We’re in the process of building a new and better design for this site, and there’s a few reasons for that. – The framework we’re on is outdated, and it’s slow. – We want the site to load faster and better for everyone who’s interested in our stuff – About half our visitors (hell, about half of anyone’s visitors) use mobile devices, and to be honest, we look like turds on mobile devices right now. So. Better, faster, happier, more productive. Well. The first three, anyway. There will be some downtime and some weird […]

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Thumbnail image for Toothpaste Terror – Hype and Hyperbole?

The Olympic Games in Russi has taken up a lot of the world’s attention these last few weeks, and rightly so. If there was ever a perfect terror target where innocent people, high profile dignitaries and media come together in one big, happy stew, then this is probably it. Russia has probably taken all the steps humanly possible to prevent anything from happening during the games themselves, and as we’ve seen, they’ve also taken some steps one wouldn’t really think were just that… However, the US, in its infinite “wisdom” can’t make themselves believe that anyone but they know the […]

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