01/30/2012 - A bill (S. 956) introduced by Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) would authorize grants to state and local police departments to implement anonymous tip programs using text messages. Under the bill, such programs would be administered locally and police would be required to strip the texts of any identifying information. Police departments would be required to train sufficient personnel to intercept and respond to the tips and to promote the program, especially to youths.
01/11/2012 - Iran accuses Israel of fatal attack on nuclear scientist; hackers claim to have found proof that India has backdoor to mobile phones; concerns raised about al Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula recruitment effort, and more.
10/28/2011 - A jury holds a property owner liable for negligent security and orders it to pay a rape victim $1.28 million. Lawmakers consider legislation on government contractors, online privacy, and homeland security.
08/11/2011 - Rep. Peter King (R-NY) says production of an upcoming film on bin Laden could lead to leaks of sensitive information. More police using body cameras. Executive protective details on the rise. And more.
07/26/2011 - An in-depth look at the guns to Mexico saga. A North Carolina city pulls Tasers off the streets for review after a death. Chicago sees more police shooting deaths. Nurses raise hospital violence awareness. And more.
06/30/2011 - Tennessee
Weapons. Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed a bill (S.B. 519) into law that will clarify the state’s handgun laws. The state already allows employers to permit handguns in the workplace. The new law specifies that the decision to permit handguns in the workplace does not create an unsafe workplace.
Crime. A new bill (H. 16) introduced in Vermont would amend the state’s criminal code to make it a crime to knowingly and intentionally post false and defamatory information to an Internet Web site. The bill would also amend the definition of Internet harassment to include posting on a Web site as a form of electronic communication.