Daily Report – 5/8/17

Top Stories
French voters pick new president amid heightened security – ABC News
French voters decided Sunday whether to back pro-business independent Emmanuel Macron or far-right populist Marine Le Pen as their next president, casting ballots in an unusually tense and important presidential election that also could decide Europe’s future. (read more)
Homeland Security sees rising cyber threats – USA Today
Recently the Department of Homeland Security’s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center issued a disturbing report disclosing a sophisticated and widespread series of cyberattacks. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Department of Homeland Security Flooded With Bids to Build Border Drones – NBC News
When the Department of Homeland Security sought proposals for compact drones for use by U.S. Border Patrol agents, submissions swarmed in – so many that the department stopped accepting them more than two months early. (read more)
 
Stopping vehicle-borne terror attacks – SecurityInfoWatch
Last month in Sweden, four people were killed and at least a dozen others were injured when a stolen beer truck driven by terror suspect plowed into pedestrians on a Stockholm street. The incident was the latest in a string of vehicle-borne attacks carried out in Europe and the U.S. dating back to last summer’s truck attack in Nice, France, which claimed the lives of 86 people and injured more than 400 others. (read more)
 
Privacy Group Sues NYPD for Not Releasing Facial Recognition Docs (New York) – Security Sales & Integration
The Center for Privacy and Technology at Georgetown Law is suing the New York City Police Department for refusing to release documents related to its use of facial recognition technology. (read more)
 
New security screening at federal courts (Canada) – Law Times
The federal government has tightened security at federal courts in an effort to improve safety. (read more)
 
Residents sign petition calling for added security measures (Des Moines, Iowa) – KCCI.com
Residents of a metro neighborhood are calling for extra security measures after recent violence. (read more)
Campus Security
Security footage details Penn State fraternity pledge’s final hours in fatal hazing ritual (State College, Pa.) – Philly.com
Penn State sophomore Tim Piazza spent his final hours dragging his bruised and bloodied body across a beer-soaked fraternity house floor, stumbling down stairs into iron railings, and lying drunk and unconscious as head injuries and internal bleeding slowly sapped his life away. All the while, fraternity brothers did little to help him. (read more)
Home Security/Automation
2 On Your Side: Self-Installed Security Systems Could Pose Risk, Experts Warn (Los Angeles) – CBS Los Angeles
With home burglaries on the rise across Southern California, more people are turning to “do it yourself” security systems. (read more)
Worship Security
More security guards, cameras after carjacking at Muslim center (Gwinnett County, Ga.) – Fox5Atlanta.com
Leaders of a Muslim community center and mosque are adding security guards and surveillance cameras after a carjacking and series of car break-ins. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
Body Cams Work, if They’re Used Right – The New York Times
The police officer who shot and killed 15-year-old Jordan Edwards last month in Balch Springs, Tex., was charged with murder on Friday after the Police Department determined from body-camera images and other information that deadly force had been unwarranted. But like most jurisdictions, the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office – which is investigating this case – has no written body-cam policy and has made no decisions about making the footage public. (read more)
 
Five ways body cameras are changing how the Lawrence Police Department works (Lawrence, Ind.) – Indy Star
If you get pulled over in Lawrence, you are probably going to end up on camera. (read more)

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