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Spread the word and win: PRIMA launches Member Get a Member Campaign!
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PRIMA's Member Get a Member Campaign lets you earn valuable incentives while you spread the word about PRIMA's great member benefits. Help us recruit other public entities to join the ONLY association devoted to risk management in the public sector and you could receive valuable member discounts or a free annual conference registration! For more information, including the special Member Get a Member application, visit PRIMA's website. More

Feds investigate plot to attack Washington Metro
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Federal law enforcement authorities are investigating a nascent plot to carry out a series of terrorist bombings at stations in the Washington Metro system, according to intelligence and law enforcement sources. More

Details emerge after Miller's 'security agents' detain journalist
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The firm Drop Zone Security is apparently being investigated by the state Department of Public Safety in connection with its handling of a Joe Miller campaign event on Sunday where Drop Zone agents arrested and handcuffed Alaska Dispatch editor Tony Hopfinger. More

Our triage nurses get involved at The Right Time...
“Speaking to Company Nurse provides injured employees with peace of mind. Triage nurses have the medical expertise to identify the most appropriate level of care, including simple first aid.” – Mike Knott, Safety & Loss Control Specialist, City of Little Rock. more

Gay cop says NYPD made his life a living hell, now he's going to 'punch back' with lawsuit
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A gay detective is suing the New York Police Department, saying he has been targeted for complaining about relentless anti-homosexual hostility on the job. The detective said cops at the 103rd Precinct in Queens — as well in the Internal Affairs Bureau in Manhattan — called him several derogatory slurs. More

Eyes in the sky: Safe or invasive?
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Thousands of cameras watching over roads, schools and even employee break rooms will be electronically linked in a system that will give emergency personnel in Ohio unprecedented surveillance capacity. More

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National grassroots identity theft victim support initiative launches in San Francisco
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The Identity Theft Council, the fastest-growing, community-based identity theft victim support and education initiative, officially launched its first pilot program in the San Francisco Bay Area. According to Javelin Strategy & Research, identity fraud reached a new high in 2009, affecting 11.1 million adults. The ITC is a non-profit, grassroots organization committed to working with victims and law enforcement to help address this growing problem. More

Rochester board should review school safety issues
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In his tenure as Rochester city schools superintendent, Jean-Claude Brizard has worked hard to improve school safety. But a new report should motivate the school board to thoroughly evaluate three key areas: The in-school suspension program, surveillance failures and a culture of hostile relations. More

Senior Chinese official urges security boosted for Asian Games
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Senior Chinese leader Zhou Yongkang called on security forces to ensure the safety of next month's Asian Games during a two-day tour of the host city Guangzhou, which ended recently. More

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