Daily Report – 2/13/17

Top Stories
Should the judiciary defer to the executive on national security issues? – Los Angeles Times
Last Tuesday, in an hour-long oral argument conducted over the telephone, three judges from the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals listened to a Justice Department lawyer urge them to reinstate President Trump’s ban on travel from seven largely Muslim nations. The lawyer, August E. Flentje, offered several reasons why they should do this, but one in particular seemed to disturb the judges. The judiciary, Flentje claimed, must defer to the executive branch when it comes to national security. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Allentown, Pa. offers security camera funding to help deter crime (Allentown, Pa.) – SecurityInfoWatch
Time is crucial after a crime occurs for investigators gather images from video surveillance to help crack the case. (read more)
 
Surveillance in Silicon Valley is hard to avoid – SecurityInfoWatch
It’s no secret that our online actions are watched — by hackers, Uncle Sam and corporations alike. (read more)
 
Global Drone Market to Top $11B by 2020, Report Says – Security Sales & Integration
The global market revenue for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is forecast to reach $6 billion by the end of the year and surpass $11.2 billion by 2020, according to a market research report by Gartner. (read more)
 
No link between immigration and increased crime: Research – Homeland Security News Wire
Political discussions about immigrants often include the claim that there is a relationship between immigration patterns and increased crime. However, results of a University at Buffalo-led study find no links between the two. In fact, immigration actually appears to be linked to reductions in some types of crimes, according to the findings. (read more)
 
Baltimore Police respond to report on aerial surveillance use, unknown if it’ll be adopted (Baltimore) – FoxBaltimore.com
Baltimore City Police have reviewed a report by the Police Foundation which looks into the effectiveness and implementation of aerial surveillance technology that was tested last year in the city as part of a crime fighting strategy. Baltimore’s Police Department is continuing to “comb through” the report reviewing its use of persistent surveillance technology but on Saturday, a statement was released in initial response. (read more)
 
Inmates leave Atlanta prison camp, buy contraband, sneak back in (Atlanta) – MyAJC.com
Inmates at the minimum-security prison camp adjacent to the U.S. Penitentiary in southeast Atlanta have been escaping for years through holes in the fence, but returning with contraband such as cellphones, cigarettes and possibly handguns, according to a federal complaint. (read more)
Campus Security
Colo. Teen Sentenced for School Shooting Plot (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) – Campus Safety
The girl who created a detailed school shooting plot in 2015 was sentenced to three years in a juvenile detention center Feb. 8. (read more)
How to stay safe on campus: tips and services for FC students (Fullerton, Calif.) – The Hornet
On any given day of the week, Fullerton College emits a welcoming atmosphere as people bustle around campus and activities take place. During the early morning or late afternoon however, the campus is a desolate place. (read more)
 
University of Iowa amps up student security to improve campus policing culture (Iowa City, Iowa) – KWWL.com
The University of Iowa Department of Public Safety wants to improve their community policing policy on campus by adding nearly 125 student security officers. (read more)
 
Editorial: University of Kansas Health System needs concealed-carry exemption (Kansas City, Kan.) – The Kansas City Star.
The University of Kansas Health System is nearly a city unto itself. There is the main hospital, of course. But there are also spaces devoted to other aspects of health care, including the school of nursing and centers specializing in cancer, brain imaging, life sciences, orthopedics and advanced heart care. A chapel is on the grounds, along with doctors’ offices, a fitness center, a courtyard and the many parking garages necessary to accommodate all of the people coming and going daily. (read more)
Cyber Security
9 things in your home that may be spying on you – WCPO.com
Mike Flaim, of Milford, Ohio, is a professional woodworker who likes doing things the old fashioned way, using antique tools to hand-carve wooden tables, bookcases and wall displays. (read more)
 
Bay area school system faces data breach affecting thousands (Bradenton, Fla.) – WFLA.com
Authorities say as many as 7,700 Manatee County school employees are at risk of being victims of a data breach. (read more)
Biometrics
Paris Airport Tests Facial Recognition at Security (Paris) – Bloomberg
Groupe ADP, the operator of Paris’s airports, has begun testing new face-recognition software at Charles de Gaulle airport to speed passengers through immigration faster after terrorist attacks on the capital doubled delays amid tighter security. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
Body cameras reducing misconduct, aggressive use of force by San Diego police (San Diego, Calif.) – SecurityInfoWatch
The San Diego Police Department says body-worn cameras are having a positive impact and that coming technological upgrades will make the cameras even more effective. (read more)
 
NYPD plans 23,000 body cams. Number on streets now: 0 (New York) – Herald News
New York City police plan to put body cameras on all 23,000 of its patrol officers by 2019, an ambitious effort that would dwarf all others across the country. (read more)
 
Body Cams on the Way for Coconino County Sheriffs (Coconino County, Ariz.) – LakePowellLife.com
The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office is getting body cameras! That was the word on Wednesday after the county’s Board of Supervisors voted to spend nearly a half-million dollars on the devices. (read more)
Security Industry
ADT Makes Significant Moves In Security Space & Beyond – SDM
In an effort to expand its addressable market by offering services to a new segment of consumers beyond traditional home security, ADT is introducing several new technology-based offerings. At CES 2017 the company announced the launch of ADT Anywhere, a new family safety service and mobile app built in conjunction with partner Life360; integration with Amazon Echo; and nationwide availability of ADT Canopy, a month-to-month contract service with 24/7 professional security monitoring via LG Smart Security. (read more)

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