NEWS & ANALYSIS

Gunman Kills Security Guard at Holocaust Museum

An 88-year-old white supremacist is in custody for shooting and killing a security guard at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC, today.

Mexican Jail Break Releases Cartel Hit Men

A group of men, some dressed like police officers, freed 53 inmates in a prison break that ended without one shot fired and the prison governor, 40 prison guards, and two police commanders on duty taken into custody for questioning, reports BBC.com.

New York City's Municipal Security Guards to Get Bump in Pay and Receive Benefits

New York City security guards who protect municipal buildings and locations, including the Staten Island Ferry, have won wage and benefit concessions from their employers, reports The New York Times.

Russia Looks to Volunteers to Help Provide Public Security

As the global economic downturn hits Russia, the government has revived a Soviet-era tradition of neighborhood-watch-like groups that help police provide security in crowded cities, reports The New York Times.

India's Security Guards Become First Line of Defense

In the fallout from the Mumbai terrorist attacks last year, there is one Indian industry growing in power and influence as the rest grind slowly down: the guarding industry

Oakland to Hire Unarmed Private Guards to Bolster Security Presence

In the aftermath of violent riots provoked by a police shooting, Oakland, California, will hire unarmed private security guards to help police patrol the city's streets in anticipation of more protests.

Blackwater Guards Surrender to Authorities

Five Blackwater Worldwide security guards allegedly involved in the September 2007 shooting, which killed 17 in Nisoor Square, have surrendered to authorities today.

Multiple Scandals Topple Head of Britain's Security Licensing Authority

The chief executive of Britain's Security Industry Authority (SIA), which licenses private security guards and bouncers, has quit after Home Secretary Jacqui Smith asked for his resignation after learning licensing staff did not have the requisite security clearances.

U.S. Has Spent at Least $6 Billion in Iraq on Private Security Contractors

The United States has spent at least $6 billion on private security contractors, like Blackwater USA, in Iraq since the war began in April 2003, according to a report released today by the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction.

Security Guard Shot Dead Outside Marijuana Clinic

The security guard was shot dead outside a pot clinic during a robbery attempt yesterday in Los Angeles.
 




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