Daily Report – 8/28/17

Top Stories
100,000 people celebrate Charlotte Pride without issues (Charlotte, N.C.) – WSOCTV.com
The colors and costumes were vibrant, and the energy electric, as thousands filled the streets of uptown Sunday for Charlotte’s Pride Parade. (read more)
 
Latin America is World’s Least Secure Region – Security Today
For the eighth year in a row, an annual report from Gallup has ranked Latin America as the least secure region in the world. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Chicopee Police increase security near Powerball winner’s home (Chicopee, Mass.) – MassLive.com
Police continue to keep an eye on the home of the city’s richest resident to ensure she and her neighbors are safe and free from harassment. (read more)
 
Extra security for NC gun show after 50+ firearms stolen earlier this year (Greensboro, N.C.) – WNCN.com
There will be extra security this weekend at the Greensboro Coliseum for the semi-annual Greensboro Gun and Knife Show after a robbery at the same event earlier this year. (read more)
 
Police Drones Approved to Monitor Traffic at New York State Fair (Syracuse, N.Y.) – Security Sales & Integration
Weekend visitors to this year’s Great New York State Fair, which opened Wednesday, may hear an unfamiliar buzzing above the din of carnival barkers, concerts and all the other assorted goings-on. (read more)
 
Security systems increasing in rural and residential areas (Clarksburg, W.V.) – The Exponent Telegram
Although calls into the Harrison/Taylor 911 Center have decreased in the past 17 years, calls for security alarms have risen, and security companies continue to thrive. (read more)
 
Confederate monument unveiled under tight security in Alabama (Brantley, Ala.) – Houston Chronicle
A monument called “Unknown Alabama Confederate Soldiers” has been unveiled in southern Alabama. (read more)
Campus Security
Relationships & role models: School resource officers provide more than security (Delaware City, Del.) – The Delaware Gazette
While the common perception of school resource officers is that their job is to provide safety and security on campus, the officers themselves believe they serve another function that’s equally important; building relationships and being good role models for students. (read more)
Stamford police investigating swastika graffiti at high school (Stamford, Conn.) – Stamford Advocate
A number of swastikas and other graffiti discovered Saturday on a wall at a public high school has sparked outrage and concern in the community. (read more)
Transportation Security
Nationwide in 2016, TSA uncovered nearly 3,400 attempts to bring firearms onto airplanes – Homeland Preparedness News
In strict violation of U.S. law, the TSA has announced a rising trend in attempts to bring firearms into the skies, with 3,391 uncovered at security checkpoints in 2016-a 28 percent increase over 2015. (read more)
Cyber Security
9/11 Level Cyber Attack Imminent: Warns President Trump’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council –Inquisitr
President Trump’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) releases a report to the U.S. National Security Council (NSC) warning of an imminent 9/11 level cyber attack crippling the United States. The NIAC advises the President of the United States on the security of information systems in transportation, energy, emergency government services, banking, finance, and manufacturing. The report released by the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) website states, “There is a narrow and fleeting window of opportunity before a watershed, 9/11-level cyber attack to organize effectively and take bold action.” (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
 
Baltimore Police Busted Yet Again for Staging Body Cam Footage (Baltimore) – Gizmodo
On Thursday, the Baltimore Police Department released the third of three videos since July that have raised accusations of officers planting or staging evidence. (read more)
Police body cameras help settle disputes (Medford, Ore.) – The Bulletin
Thanks to an unblinking eye, a glance inside a car during an unrelated police stop cracked the case of a home-invasion robbery that terrified a family of three. (read more)
Security Industry
Security Showdown: Smart Locks vs. “Dumb” Locks – Life Hacker
A proper lock is a crucial component to home security, keeping unwanted intruders from four-legged pests to would-be burglars at bay. And while we certainly can’t knock the classic deadbolt, some locks have a few more tricks up their sleeves than others. The new kid on the block, the smart lock, has enough cool features to entice everyone from Airbnb owners to close-knit families. Compared to the traditional lock, however, it could saddle you with more trouble than you’re willing to handle at the expense of convenience. (read more)
CommandScape looks to redefine integrated building management technology – SecurityInfoWatch
Earlier this week, Jim Clark, the entrepreneur and founder of a number of highly successful businesses including WebMD and Shutterfly, made his foray into the security industry with the launch of CommandScape, a building management system designed specifically for high-end residential and commercial properties. (read more)

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