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The Risk Manager's Briefing Kit provides risk management staff with adaptable tools to educate others about risk management. The kit provides information about key risk management concepts that can be used with a variety of audiences, from employees to elected officials. Check it out today!
Court: Suspects must say they want to be silent
The Associated Press via Google News Share
The Supreme Court ruled that suspects must explicitly tell police they want to be silent to invoke Miranda protections during criminal interrogations, a decision one dissenting justice said turns defendants' rights "upside down." More
New York governor pushes for DNA crime database expansion
Times Herald-Record Share
In a move supported by prosecutors, police chiefs and crime victims' advocates, Gov. David Paterson proposed expanding the state DNA database by requiring samples from everyone who has committed a misdemeanor under the state's Penal Law. More
Judge orders reinstatement of teen suspended over rosary
ABC News Share
A federal judge says a New York school must reinstate a 13-year-old boy who was suspended for wearing rosary beads. Raymond Hosier, of Schenectady, N.Y., filed a federal suit against his middle school after he was repeatedly suspended for wearing the rosary, which he says is in memory of his older brother who died in a bike accident. More
G20: Toronto to clear out bus shelters, trash cans, newspaper boxes
National Post Share
The City of Toronto is removing all transit shelters, garbage cans and newspaper boxes on streets within the G20 security perimeter and traffic-calming zone. Overall, 1,000 pieces of street furniture will be removed, according to city spokesman Rob Andrusevich, for the purpose of "ensuring a safe G20 experience for everyone" during the summit happening later this month. More
Are World Cup trumpets a safety risk?
Reuters Canada Share
World Cup authorities are doing tests to check whether the ear-splitting din from South Africa's vuvuzela fan trumpets could pose a security risk during the tournament. Foreign fans and players complained about the noise of the plastic trumpets, which sound like a herd of charging elephants, during last year's Confederations Cup — a dress rehearsal for the soccer spectacular which starts on June 11. More
For Christians in Iraq, the threats persist
USA Today Share
The small bomb exploded inside the courtyard of the motherhouse just moments after Sister Maria Hanna received an anonymous phone call warning her to get her nuns out of the area. The recent attack on the Immaculate Virgin convent was nothing new. By Hanna's count, it was the 20th time the convent in the nearby northern Iraqui city of Mosul had come under attack since the start of the war. More
Medical marijuana boom a boon for illegal,
sometimes dangerous, cultivation
The Oakland Tribune Share
Buckingham Boulevard residents in Oakland, Calif., are hypervigilant about watching out for their neighborhood, quick to report anything suspicious. But a police detective's early morning knock at one neighbor's front door was the first clue that something illegal was happening inside the house across the street. The detective said there would be a raid, and suggested the neighbor might want to leave in case there was gunfire. When the man drove back up the canyon a few hours later, police were still hauling out marijuana plants, bags of buds, money and growing equipment from two expensive, hillside homes that had housed an extensive indoor pot farm. More
Security beefed up for bike week
Sandusky Register Share
Local officials are reminding motorists to brake for safety during Ohio Bike Week. Erie County Sheriff's Capt. Paul Sigsworth said the 10-day event is relatively safe, but he's prepared to deal with any problems if necessary. More
Basements flood at Dallas County records building
The Houston Chronicle Share
Authorities booked inmates the old-fashioned way and the court system was partially shut down after an overnight water main break flooded the basement of the Dallas County Records Building with 6 feet of water, officials said. More
Vermont bans texting while driving
Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas has signed an anti-texting-while-driving bill into law for all drivers in his state. Vermont is the 27th state to pass a texting ban. The law also forbids all cell phone use for drivers 18 and younger. More