Archive for December, 2012

17 Dec 2012

School Safety In Smaller Colleges | News – Home

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Check out this blog post on Krdo.com. An instructor from Casper College, Colorado Springs, was killed by his son during class. Officials at Casper College are unarmed, and thus could not have done anything about the murder. This is despite their close relationship with the local police department. This sparked a dialogue about safety planning […]

17 Dec 2012

Report: The Costs of Exposure to Violence are ‘Astronomical’

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Check out this article on Thecrimereport.org. United States Attorney General Eric Holder calls the exposure of violence to children epidemic. His task force calls for policy changes to help children establish positive relationships with nonviolent adult community members. These children need systems that will help them heal from violence they have experienced and witnessed, so they […]

17 Dec 2012

New website features security cameras in Philadelphia and beyond – Is this doing the homework for criminals?

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I just read an article on Abclocal.go.com that I thought you should read. A new service called Community Cam, launched by videosurveillance.com, is set to provide city-wide surveillance of Philadelphia. The most innovative part of this new service is that it is free , and is based off of already existing cameras. These cameras, now […]

17 Dec 2012

Mass School Shootings In America; Lessons To Be Learned

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The tragic shooting spree at Sandy Hook Elementary School, is the latest in a long line of tragic mass school shootings in America which show no signs of abating. Such events shock and horrify us as individuals, as well as society as a whole. Feelings of helplessness, fear, outrage and grief for the families galvanize […]

14 Dec 2012

Another School Shooting Tragedy – Why Teachers Should Be Armed?

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With news just in of yet another tragic school shooting incident at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newton, Conneticut, is it time we faced up to the fact that whilst guns are so readily available on our streets, schools remain an easy target? School and campus security teams can surely only do so much. Surely […]

14 Dec 2012

ID Card Care Tips

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It’s a fact of life that people are forgetful, thoughtless and clumsy and this is how your ID card can end up being damaged. Lost and damaged cards can be expensive to replace and you may have to live with the inconvenience of being without your card for a certain period of time. With this […]

13 Dec 2012

Cameras add safety to campus | The Herald

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Here’s an article worth a read posted on Herald.cornerstone.edu/ This is about the use of security cameras in common areas of Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids, MI. Some students like it, others try to blend in with crowds to avoid notice. There are remarks from the campus security director on how the system works; the article has […]

13 Dec 2012

New ID chips have no place in our schools

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Interesting article posted on Reporterherald.com. A school district in San Antonio, Texas, began forcing it’s students wear identification cards with a chip that will allow the school district to track attendance and student location. This action has drawn ire from local officials and civil rights groups, and the district is currently handling a federal lawsuit […]