Jun 15, 2010 -Private security guards blocked a local television reporter's access to workers cleaning up oil from a local public beach last Friday, directly contradicting claims from BP that it has not restricted media access to the ongoing clean-up operation.
Feb 12, 2010 -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.
Feb 10, 2010 -A flier distributed by a mall security supervisor in California demonstrates the fine line private security professionals must walk when notifying those they protect of perceived threats.
Dec 17, 2009 -Outraged parents and a national civil rights organization are demanding an investigation into allegations made by a Philadelphia high school junior that two school police officers beat him for being late to school, according to .
Dec 11, 2009 -The powerful private military contractor Blackwater regularly participated in covert "snatch and grab" operations of suspected Iraqi and Afghani insurgents with the CIA for two years, reports The New York Times.
Oct 23, 2009 -A security guard at Newark Liberty International Airport has been arrested for allegedly telling a colleague that he would assassinate President Barack Obama as well as for contraband after police found 50 "cop-killer" bullets and a stolen rifle in his New Jersey home, reports New York's Newsday.
Sep 11, 2009 -The fallout from the scandal involving private security contractors protecting the U.S. Embassy Kabul continues to rise up the management ladder, according to allegations levied by two ArmorGroup North America whistleblowers.
Sep 03, 2009 -The State Department has assigned diplomatic security staff to watch over ArmorGroup security contractors in Kabul as new allegations surface that the company retaliated against one of its whistleblowers.