NEWS & ANALYSIS

Inspector General Report Lists Crimes Committed by DHS Employees

Drug and illegal alien smuggling. Bribes. Kickbacks. Possession of child pornography. Attempted child sex abuse. These are just some of the crimes employees of the Department of Homeland Security were convicted of in fiscal year 2009, according to an internal report released today.

Violent Threats Against Members of Congress Surge from 2009 Through 2010

Some members of Congress have been living dangerously since 2009 as they confront a spike in violent threats from disgruntled, often mentally-ill and down-on-their-luck, constitutents and citizens, according to an investigation by POLITICO.

Morning Security Brief: Mexico's Business Risks, TSA Nominee's Testimony, Facebook's False Friends, and More

Rising violence in Mexico causes U.S. businesses there to rethink investment; TSA nominee discusses intelligence, screening, and other issues with Congress; a homeowner learns a hard lesson about Facebook "friends," and more.

FBI Instructional Video Shows How Surveillance Cameras Can Help

The FBI has released a 20-minute video that shows how private sector use of surveillance cameras can aid law enforcement.

Morning Security Brief: Bank Crime Stats, Airport Security Wait Times, and Whole-Body Scanners

Only 4 percent of bank crimes are violent, says FBI; Government wants to track your personal device at airport to assess wait times; and whole-body scanners at airports could become compulsory.

Surveillance Camera Catches Violent Beating as Three Security Guards Watch

The vicious beating of one teenage girl by another inside a downtown Seattle transit tunnel as three private security guards watched has led the city's metro department to rethink its security policies.

ASIS Report Tackles Preventing Burglaries at Businesses

While burglary rates continue to slide internationally, the crime continues to victimize businesses disproportionately more than houses, according to a new CRISP report.

Hear About a Court Ruling on "Suicide by Cop" and other issues from the December Podcast

Join editor Laura Spadanuta as she talks with staff editors and security practitioners about issues covered in this month's magazine, including the problems encountered when someone decides to commit "suicide by cop" and how stores are using technology to fight loss from internal and external theft.

The Facebook Alibi: A Status Update Helps Prove a Suspect's Innocence

Rodney Bradford's status update on Facebook helped him prove his innocence after he was arrested for a crime he didn't commit.

Internet Posting by Alleged Ft. Hood Killer Showed Sympathy with Suicide Bombers

Before entering the Ft. Hood Soldier Readiness Center and murdering 13 soldiers and wounding 30 more yesterday afternoon, the alleged killer may have already been on law enforcement radar for online postings he made, according to the Associated Press.
 




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