Daily Report – 10/9/17

Top Stories
Chicago Marathon security beefed up after man arrested with AR-15 and pressure cooker (Chicago) – ABC News
Ahead of today’s Chicago Marathon, a traffic stop by the city’s police on Saturday morning near O’Hare Airport led to the arrest of a Wisconsin man who allegedly had a pressure cooker in his trunk and a pistol and an AR-15 rifle in his possession, according to police. (read more)
Las Vegas Shooter’s Behavior Raised Some Red Flags, Casino Magnate Steve Wynn Says (Las Vegas) – Fortune
Casino magnate Steve Wynn said Sunday that even though Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock seemed like a “rational” man, some of his actions would have raised red flags at his properties. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
TSA-like hotel security is not the answer – The Hill
One lone gunman committing an unpredictable, horrific act of mass murder has set off a predictable debate about how government can prevent such an event from “ever happening again.” While the debate escalates over the clamor for the amorphous “common gun sense legislation,” the Las Vegas mass murder starts a subtler debate about hotel security. (read more)
Fenway Park increases security following Las Vegas shooting (Boston) – WMUR.com
Fans arrived at Fenway Park to tighter security than usual on Sunday. (read more)
National Governors Association forms tech division – SecurityInfoWatch
Technology is getting a prominent seat at the table of one of the nation’s top associations representing state executives. (read more)
Homeland Security Warned about Lone Gunmen Weeks before Las Vegas Shooting – Security Today
Less than two weeks before Stephen Paddock knocked out two windows on the 32nd for of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino and began shooting down upon concert-goers killing 58 and injuring 500 more Homeland Security warned “unaffiliated lone offenders” were among the largest threats to large gatherings in the southern United States. (read more)
Terrorism and guns: Troubling implications for U.S. – Homeland Security Newswire
According to the authoritative Global Terrorism Database (GTD), firearms accounted for about 55 percent of fatalities in terrorist attacks even though guns were used in less than 10 percent of terrorist events. Attacks involving more common weapons such as explosives, incendiary weapons and vehicles, or melee weapons had fewer fatalities than attacks involving firearms.Among industrialized countries, the United States has the highest proportion of terrorist attacks in which the perpetrators used firearms. (read more)
Solving gun store burglaries has become a top ATF priority in Colorado (Colorado) – The Denver Post
Dragon Man Mel Bernstein believed his store – stocked with thousands of guns, including 200 machine guns – was impenetrable. A pack of seven German shepherds, chain-link fences, reinforced steel doors and 36 surveillance cameras have kept thieves at bay for decades. (read more)
Campus Security
Speech by white nationalist to cost the University of Florida more than $500K in security-related expenses (Gainesville, Fla.)  – SecurityInfoWatch
The University of Florida said the bill to host white nationalist Richard Spencer on campus is more than $500,000. (read more)
Campus police offer safety advice for students (Columbia, S.C.)  – The Post Script
The Columbia College Police Department (CCPD) has been helping keep students, staff and faculty safe for over 20 years. CCPD enforces safety and equality for those on and off campus. (read more)
With 120 officers, Penn has the largest private police force in Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) – The Daily Pennsylvanian
The 120 officers of Penn’s private police have their headquarters at the top of campus on the corner of 40th and Chestnut streets. (read more)

Aspen School District launches new security system to check visitors (Aspen, Colo.) – The Aspen Times
The Aspen School District is rolling out a system that will prescreen visitors before they are allowed entry into its campus’ three schools. (read more)
Transportation Security
3 stabbed at Lafayette BART Station; assailant sought in platform attack (Lafayette, Calif.) – SF Gate
A triple stabbing during an attempted robbery on a Lafayette BART platform Sunday morning alarmed riders on the region’s central transit system, while agency police officials, who have been grappling with a recent surge in crime, worked to catch the assailant. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
Local towns revisit, revise body camera laws (Chatham County, N.C.) – DailyTarheel.com
The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office announced plans to use body cameras for patrol deputies beginning in early 2018, according to a news release. (read more)
Security Industry
LVC CEO Bob Hoertsch to Retire End of Year – Security Sales & Integration
LVC CEO Bob Hoertsch will retire at the end of the year, capping off a distinguished 30-year career in the security and fire/life-safety industry. (read more)
Ivan Spector on Becoming TMA President – SDM
At the general membership meeting in Nashville this June, TMA members chose Ivan Spector of Montreal-based Sentinel Alarm Co. as their next president. (read more)

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