Paul Egan Detroit Free Press Published 6:35 PM EST Jan 6, 2019 LANSING — Officials foiled a suspected escape attempt at the Macomb Correctional Facility, where two inmates left makeshift dummies in their bunks and headed for the fence, a spokesman confirmed Sunday. The apparent attempted escape happened at dinner time, just before 6 p.m. Saturday. An officer in the tower spotted the prisoners walking toward the fence, after walking alongside and behind their unit while other prisoners walked to the chow hall, spokesman Chris Gautz told the Free Press. The prisoners, who were cellmates, could face new charges of attempting to escape from the facility in New Haven. Gautz confirmed their identities as: Chakaris Isiah Loury, 24, who in 2015 was sentenced to 25 years for assault with intent to commit murder; and Darious Ellington Culpepper, 27, who in 2016 was sentenced to eight years for armed robbery. Prison officials conducted an emergency count and found … [Read more...] about Macomb inmates use makeshift dummies in apparent escape try
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Andrew Wolfson Louisville Courier Journal Published 4:28 PM EDT Nov 1, 2018 Keneseth Israel Synagogue on Taylorsville Road has emergency call buttons at the pulpit and elsewhere around the sanctuary, and it hires armed off-duty police officers to provide protection during services. Southeast Christian Church, where about 26,000 people a week attend services on six campuses, employs its own staff of security officers as well as off-duty police, said Phil Noble, a retired Secret Service agent who is director of security and safety. The church’s staff is trained on a model recommended by the Department of Homeland Security – first run, then hide, and then, as a last resort, fight back. “We prepare for every event and pray that nothing happens,” he said. At the far smaller Highland Presbyterian Church in the Highlands, the Rev. Cynthia Campbell said it has good relations with Louisville police, but other than that, “We honestly haven’t … [Read more...] about Pittsburgh shooting: Louisville churches review security
UCLA Policy 133, Security Camera Systems, is a policy that aims to increase the number of security cameras on campus. The administration quietly and quickly put together this policy after a few vandalizations this past year. However, after a thorough read of the wording, it is clear the policy is too vague and could be taken advantage of if implemented as is. In one segment, it states, “The monitoring of individuals or groups of individuals through SCS via live feed or recorded Images shall be based on current or prior explicitly exhibited behaviors that potentially violate law or University policy and such monitoring must be conducted in a manner consistent with applicable University and local campus policies, and state and federal laws.” But there’s no clear indication of who decides what acts potentially violate policies. If an administrative system operator makes those decisions, it’s unclear whether students would have a voice in who gets hired for that … [Read more...] about Submission: New security camera policy could create more problems than it solves
By Erin Baldassari | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: July 25, 2018 at 11:57 am | UPDATED: July 25, 2018 at 12:13 pm OAKLAND — Barbara Song, of Albany, is rethinking late-night trips on BART to pick up friends at the airport. Vallejo resident Michael Johnson said his coworkers who ride early in the morning are driving now, instead. Gina Wade, of Bay Point, is reconsidering letting her 17-year-old daughter travel to concerts and other events on BART. “And, a bunch of my friends, we feel the same way,” Wade said. “We’ll probably end up taking her ourselves.” For many BART riders, the fatal stabbing of 18-year-old Nia Wilson on Sunday, coupled with two other fatal fights within a week on the system, has left them uneasy. But they’re still taking the trains to commute to work, even as many riders said they’re more on-guard. Stephanie Fuentes, of San Pablo, rides BART nearly every day. She recently … [Read more...] about BART riders uneasy following stabbing death, attacks
By Kelly G. Richardson | [email protected] | Contributing Columnist PUBLISHED: July 20, 2018 at 8:00 am | UPDATED: July 20, 2018 at 8:01 am It’s safe to say the issue of security cameras on HOA property is top of the mind. Here are several queries I got from readers: — Can the HOA install a camera in one garage area but not others? The HOA also installed a camera in the pool in order to catch one person’s possible violations. Is this legal? — K.Y., San Jose — Have you written about security cameras? Can you offer any direction as to legal issues and sound policy? — B.D., San Diego — I would like to find out if installing a camera with audio in the parking area is legal in California. Please advise. — C.R., Encinitas — Our complex has had a number of trespassers who have hopped locked pedestrian gates or tailgated resident cars through garage gates into resident parking areas. The board refuses to circulate images of … [Read more...] about HOA Homefront: Can associations install surveillance cameras?