Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Report: Texas saw increase in student arrests for threats | State | themonitor.com

Report: Texas saw increase in student arrests for threats | State | themonitor.com



This is a problem that is looking for a solution, how to decide when it is time to act against a Student before they cause a dangerous event.  I am not sure this is the solution for everyone. But it is well worth the look  http://www.aggressionmanagement.com/lets-prevent-the-next-school-shooting.html  It allows for easy documentation of precursor acts that have historically led up to dangerous acts.  Mr. Byrnes has developed a web based solution that can be used by folks with an app on a smart phone to report suspicious events and acts that may lead to a dangerous situation.  With the app teachers, school security, or anyone authorized can report the event it goes into a database to be analysed and can point to levels of reports of suspensions that should or could require a formal evaluation of the students actions.  This same reporting structure can be used by manufactures, or any group of people that may face workplace violence and or active shooter incidents.   If gives the users a documented method to constantly evaluate threats or other suspect actions.

Top Voting Machine Vendor Admits It Installed Remote-Access Software on Systems Sold to States - Motherboard

Top Voting Machine Vendor Admits It Installed Remote-Access Software on Systems Sold to States - Motherboard



PC Anywhere is the most visible of the remote software applications that can inserted into other operating programs, and the largest.  Many other remote software applicaitons are very small, and much harder to detect. Rumor has it that most of the voting software vendors have some sort of remote access capability.  By the way the majority of specialty programs sold, have some sort of back door remote access software embedded into it.  They do it to be able to check on their software and on their fixes to the software.

Russian prosecutors want to question US intel agents - ABC News

Russian prosecutors want to question US intel agents - ABC News



This is the part our Press do not want to know, that others like Russia think, and sometimes with good reason or at least some reason, that we the USA are meddling in their business.  And they want us to admit it and stop it, sort of like our wishes on their meddling.

Pathway to Violence Video | Homeland Security

Pathway to Violence Video | Homeland Security



This is a great video for getting a pathway to understanding where violence is coming from, it is very similar to the planning stages of Terrorist events, but starts one step forward from it, the Grievance step.  IE the stepping off point, for a terrorist it could be the perceived slight against Islam, or for a work place violence issue it could be, that other person getting the promotion.  It maybe hard to pickup on prior to the event, but it should always be there when investigated. 








Thursday, April 12, 2018

IAVM

Just finished addressing 80 members of the International Association of Venue Managers, Dist. 6 on Event Security. These are event managers from arenas, stadiums and campuses in a 4 state area. With the evolving threats Special Events are facing keeping up with the newest techniques is critical. Most questions in the end dealt with active shooter situations in large arenas. Like everything, it requires planning.

Mexican Drug Traffickers Stuffed Mickey Mouse, Pluto With Crystallized Meth

There is no end of how they will smuggle these devices in. At one point they molded the drugs into miniature Statues of Liberty for import into New York and Washington DC. Plastic Explosives have been molded into the toys and figurines all over the world. Which is why CTI teaches our students to read people as much as you rely on tools like x-rays and metal detectors. Reading people and how they react to the world around them, can tell you much more that a lot of tools that do not think and can always be beaten for just that problem. Watching people react as they receive a package of counter-ban after being screened, can often tell you more that the screening tools can.
Federal agents intercepted $2 million worth of crystallized methamphetamine that had been…
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Active Shooter & Medical Care Under Fire

This was a very well done and instructive talk. Probably the best to the point talk on the use of tourniquets I have seen. It would make a great YouTube training video for everyone, and would probably save a lot of lives.

Members and Invited Guests Only -- Special Agent Andrew Huminski has been in law enforcement as an uniformed police officer, US Secret Service Ageny, and as an FBI agent. He is certified as an instructor by the FBI ni firearms and…
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