Schools Are Spending Billions on High-Tech Defense for Mass Shootings

The market for weapon detectors and crisis alert badges in schools is booming. But there are questions about whether the new technology is effective.

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One Button Could Have ‘Saved More Lives’ in Florida Condo Collapse

Seven minutes elapsed between the initial rumblings and the collapse of Champlain Towers South in Surfside. But a security guard didn’t know how to activate the building’s warning system.

#buildings-structures, #security-and-warning-systems, #surfside-fla, #surfside-fla-building-collapse-2021

Faulty Subway Cameras in Brooklyn Shooting Were Flagged Days Earlier

Maintenance workers on Sunday inspected the cameras at the 36th Street station in Brooklyn, where a gunman wounded 10 and left 13 injured, and discovered a connection problem.

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Solomon Islands’ Leader Calls Concern Over China Security Deal ‘Insulting’

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare criticized Australia and New Zealand as assuming that the island nation could not act in its own best interests.

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After MoMA Stabbings, Museums Review Their Safety Protocols

Violent acts in museums are rare, experts say, but the seriousness of the recent attack at the Museum of Modern Art has focused attention on protecting visitors and employees.

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Bracing for Biden and Protests, Officials Fortify the Capitol

A security fence, National Guard troops and more police surround the Capitol in preparation for the State of the Union address and a possible truck convoy of protesters.

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Lawsuit Against Live Nation Details the Killing of Drakeo the Ruler

The Los Angeles rapper’s family is suing the promoters of the Once Upon a Time in LA festival, citing negligence in the face of a large gang presence.

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British Court Orders Dubai Ruler to Pay £554 Million in Custody Settlement

The settlement, of about $734 million, resolves a lengthy dispute that began when Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein and her two children fled to London in 2019.

#child-custody-and-support, #dubai-united-arab-emirates, #great-britain, #haya-princess-of-jordan, #maktoum-latifa-bint-mohammed-al, #security-and-warning-systems

After Michigan Killings, Questions Are Raised About Shooter Drills

Oxford High School held repeated trainings on how to handle a gunman in school. But some critics are questioning their purpose.

#education-k-12, #oxford-charter-township-mich-shooting-2021, #oxford-high-school-oxford-charter-township-mich, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #security-and-warning-systems

After Michigan School Killings, Students Praised Shooter Drills. But Do They Really Work?

Oxford High School held repeated trainings on how to handle a gunman in school. But some critics are questioning their purpose.

#education-k-12, #oxford-charter-township-mich-shooting-2021, #oxford-high-school-oxford-charter-township-mich, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #security-and-warning-systems

Astroworld Disaster Rekindles Fears About Music Festival Safety

The concert industry notes that serious problems are still rare, but over the years a number of deadly stampedes have shown the inherent dangers of big, excited crowds.

#astroworld-music-festival-stampede-2021, #festivals, #music, #security-and-warning-systems, #stampedes

Houston Officials Worried About Crowd Control Before Travis Scott Took the Stage

On the day of the show, the Houston police chief said that he visited Mr. Scott in his trailer and shared his concerns about the crowd.

#astroworld-music-festival-stampede-2021, #festivals, #houston-tex, #live-nation-entertainment-inc, #music, #police-department-houston-tex, #scott-travis-1992, #security-and-warning-systems

In Race for 5G, Alarm and Security Services Get Stuck in the Middle

Covid-19 shutdowns and chip shortages have made it more difficult to upgrade devices and meet a deadline set by AT&T.

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Iran’s Proxies in Iraq Threaten U.S. With More Sophisticated Weapons

Iran-backed militias in Iraq are suspected of carrying out recent drone strikes on sensitive American targets in Iraq, evading U.S. defenses.

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P.S.G. Robberies Cast Light on Soccer’s Security Problem

A string of robberies at the homes of soccer stars has cast a spotlight on the wealthy athlete’s newest luxury items: protection dogs, private guards and even panic rooms.

#di-maria-angel, #england, #english-premier-league, #high-net-worth-individuals, #italy, #paris-france, #paris-st-germain-fc-soccer-team, #robberies-and-thefts, #security-and-warning-systems, #service-dogs-and-other-animals, #soccer, #spain

‘Serial Stowaway’ Is Arrested at O’Hare (Again), 2 Days After TV Confessional

Marilyn Hartman, a 69-year-old woman notorious for sneaking aboard flights, was arrested on Tuesday in Chicago. Her lawyer suggested that she was set off by a recent TV news report about her.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airport-security, #airports, #chicago-ill, #hartman-marilyn, #mental-health-and-disorders, #ohare-international-airport-chicago-ill, #security-and-warning-systems, #transportation-security-administration, #trespassing

The Capitol Riot Investigation: What to Watch For Today

A Senate hearing on Tuesday will feature the testimony of the top two security officials who were at the Capitol on Jan. 6, as well as police officials who responded to the riot.

#metropolitan-police-department-dc, #security-and-warning-systems, #senate, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-capitol-police, #united-states-politics-and-government

National Guard Deployment at the Capitol Riot Was Delayed by Confusion and Inaction

As violence grew out of control on Jan. 6, the head of the Capitol Police made an urgent request for the National Guard. It took nearly two hours to be approved.

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Duterte’s Forces Have a New Target: University Students

The government in the Philippines has announced a decision to end a 32-year agreement barring security forces from a prestigious campus. Students say they won’t be intimidated.

#academic-freedom, #colleges-and-universities, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #duterte-rodrigo, #philippines, #politics-and-government, #school-discipline-students, #security-and-warning-systems

Intruder Boards a Military Plane at Joint Base Andrews

An unarmed man was given a summons for trespassing after he gained access to the base on Thursday and boarded an aircraft typically used by senior government and military leaders, officials said.

#kirby-john-f, #security-and-warning-systems, #united-states-air-force, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

Muddled Intelligence Hampered Response to Capitol Riot

New details about what authorities anticipated on Jan. 6 highlight failures to grasp the degree of the threat from pro-Trump right-wing extremists.

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Eugene Goodman, Capitol Police Officer Who Diverted Mob, Is a Harris Escort

Officer Eugene Goodman has been hailed as a hero on Capitol Hill for preventing the invaders from breaching the Senate chamber during the Jan. 6 assault while senators were still inside.

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New Warnings of Violence as Security Tightens for Inauguration

Commercial airlines have tracked an increase in checked weapons, and federal law enforcement raised fresh alarms about extremist plots.

#airport-security, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #inaugurations, #security-and-warning-systems, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government

State Capitols ‘on High Alert,’ Fearing More Violence

Officials around the country are bracing for any spillover from last week’s violent assault on the U.S. Capitol. State legislatures already have become targets for protesters in recent days.

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Troops Flood a Rattled Washington Ahead of the Biden Inauguration

The federal government has deemed the inauguration a “National Special Security Event,” as far-right groups threaten more armed demonstrations.

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Police Reassess Security for Inauguration and Demonstrations After Capitol Attack

In the wake of last week’s assault on the Capitol, Mayor Muriel E. Bowser of Washington called for officials to expedite security preparations for the inauguration.

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Private Security Guard Held in Fatal Denver Shooting, Officials Say

The guard, Matthew Dolloff, had been hired as private security by a local news station that was covering dueling demonstrations on Saturday.

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When Your Last $166 Vanishes: ‘Fast Fraud’ Surges on Payment Apps

People are getting defrauded as they turn to Square’s Cash App and PayPal’s Venmo to do more online banking in the pandemic.

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Some in Oregon Wildfires’ Path Never Got Evacuation Alerts

Technological advancements have helped people get information about when to leave and where to go. But some never got the alerts and had to search social media for vital information.

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This Labor Day, These Workers Are Trying to Stay Afloat

The coronavirus pandemic has brought various hardships. An artist, bookseller, comedian and five others share their stories of how they are coping with all the uncertainty.

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Why Is a Tech Executive Installing Security Cameras Around San Francisco?

Chris Larsen knows that a crypto mogul spending his own money for a city’s camera surveillance system might sound creepy. He’s here to explain why it’s not.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #boudin-chesa, #cameras, #crime-and-criminals, #facial-recognition-software, #larsen-chris-1960, #police, #police-reform, #privacy, #ripple-labs-inc, #san-francisco-calif, #security-and-warning-systems, #surveillance, #virtual-currency

A Multibillion-Dollar Opportunity: Virus-Proofing the New Office

Tech, catering and design companies are rushing to sell employers on fever scanners, box lunches and office floor-planning apps for social distancing. But it’s too soon to tell if they will work.

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Security Concerns Give the White House a Fortified New Look

It increasingly resembles a Washington version of the Green Zone that sheltered American and Iraqi officials in Baghdad.

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Zoom’s Biggest Rivals Are Coming for It

Facebook, Google and other behemoths are training their sights on Silicon Valley’s company of the moment.

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