01/29/2010 - A new law (formerly S.B. 1856) establishes new rights for tenants who are being stalked or harassed by their landlords or employees of their landlords. Under the new law, such victims may be released from the terms of their rental agreement. If the victim wishes to stay in the property, he or she may change the locks on their doors without the landlord’s permission. If the harasser has left the landlord’s employ, the tenant must provide the landlord with a key to the new lock. If the tenant has a restraining order against the landlord, the tenant need not provide a key. In such cases, the landlord may enter the rental property in an emergency if accompanied by law enforcement or a fire official acting in his or her official capacity.
12/23/2009 - A California court has ruled that a company can be responsible for a crash that occurred after a tow truck was stolen from its parking lot. The convicted gang member crashed the truck into a bus stop, killing three people.
12/02/2009 - 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.
11/06/2009 - 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.
11/04/2009 - A congressman, a police officer, and representatives from the retailer sector today called on Congress to pass federal legislation to close loopholes that allow organized criminal gangs to resell massive amounts of stolen goods from retailers for hefty profits across state and national boundaries.
11/02/2009 - A new report on global fraud examines trends by sector and by geographic region. Overall, the incidence of fraud year-over-year from the 2008 survey is about the same, but average loss per company has edged up from $8.2 million to $8.8 million. And that average masks larger differences among specific sectors.