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New DHS Rules Will Hurt Farmers, Industry Says

- Vermont farmers fear new Department of Homeland Security rules will unnecessarily penalize them for hiring foreign workers found to have inauthentic identification papers.

Fingerprint Advances Could Aid Investigators

- The latest in fingerprinting technologies.

Study Contradicts Perception Police More Trigger Happy in Black Communities

- A new study finds police are significantly less trigger happy when deciding to shoot unarmed black men than the overall community.

The Power of Small Groups to Wreak Havoc in 21st Century Cities

- With the earth's population now more concentrated in cities than rural areas for the first time in history, small groups can wreak havoc like never before. A new report looks at the implications.

Padilla Convicted on Terrorism Conspiracy Charges

-  Via The New York Times:  In a major victory for the Bush administration, a federal jury here found Jose Padilla guilty on terrorism conspiracy charges Thursday after little more than a day of deliberations.  

Exploits of the Nigerian Con Man

- Named for the section of the 1958 Nigerian Criminal Code that makes it illegal, the modus operandi should be familiar to all readers: a powerful person’s relative has access to huge money and needs your help laundering it.

In Aftermath of Deadly Shootings, Newark Invests in Surveillance

- According to Mark Dilonno of Newark's The Star-Ledger, Mayor Corey Booker will announce today that this New Jersey city will invest in an advanced surveillance system to monitor its most troubled neighborhoods after last week's execution style shootings of four young adults, three of which died.

Youth Street Gangs Threaten London

- It's not just the United States and Latin America where youth gang-related violence and drug dealing has become an epidemic, but London as well.

Courthouse Security

- The bill (S. 378) would increase courthouse security has been approved by the Senate. The House of Representatives has not announced whether it will take action on the bill, which would also require that the U.S. Marshals Service offer ongoing security advice to the judiciary.

Violent Crime

- Violent crime has soared over the past two years finds a report from the Police Executive Research Forum. Alarmingly, murder has risen 10.2 percent since 2004.

Fingerprint Technology

- A government study on effects of scanner height on fingerprint capture found that it depended on whether the print was being taken from the right or left hand.

Surveillance Detection: The Art of Prevention

- Offers specific, practical lessons that can be taught to security officers, as well as employees in high-risk countries, to give them the tools to identify and report suspicious behavior upon which the security department can act.

Numbers

- 30 The number of terrorist plots actively under investigation by the British Security Service (BSS). These plots, according to the BSS, involve 1,600 individuals and at least 200 terrorist networks.
 




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