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NBC 7 San Diego

Two security guards fired after trolley beating
CBS 8 San Diego
Video released last week shows the security guards boarding the trolley at the Grossmont Transit Center, approaching a passenger, Felipe Vedoy, then beating him. The guards worked for Transit System Security which is under contract by the MTS.
Video of Trolley Beatings Leads to Firing of Security GuardsTimes of San Diego
Security Officers in Trolley Beating Video FiredNBC 7 San Diego

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WFMZ Allentown

Allentown school security guards' contract negotiations turn ugly
The Express-Times -
Negotiations between the Allentown School District and its security guards' union have gone so sour that the district allegedly threatened to outsource the work. That was the claim made Thursday by the union president, who said a district mediator ...
Union leaders blast Allentown School DistrictAllentown Morning Call
Teachers' union president critical of ASD superintendentWFMZ Allentown

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Mystery deepens in deaths of 2 security guards
Greenville News
Few leads had surfaced Friday night in the hours after authorities said two security guards were found dead in a double homicide at the Hollingsworth plant off Laurens Road. They were identified by the Greenville County Coroner's Office as Richard ...
GCSO: 2 killed near vacant textile plant identifiedWYFF Greenville
2 Found Dead Near Textile PlantWLOS

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Several local schools implement armed security guards
WPXI Pittsburgh
Several schools in the Pittsburgh area are taking security to the next level this year by adding armed security guards. Target 11's Rick Earle learned Gateway, Mount Pleasant, Franklin Regional and Butler are among the districts in the area that have ...

Cult of Mac

Apple's own security guards stage protest outside San Francisco Apple Store
Cult of Mac
The protest was related to service employees claiming to be underpaid. Organized by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), they staged a sit-in for nearly an hour. While the Apple Store remained opened during this time, customers had to ...
Apple Inc. Store Forced To Close By Protesters Over Low PayValueWalk
Protesters Blocked People From Entering Apple's Flagship San Francisco StoreBusiness Insider
Apple flagship store in San Francisco fills with protestorsCNET

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SFGate (blog)

Cops cuff 12 protesting low security guard wages at SF Apple store
SFGate (blog)
Organized by SEIU Service Workers West, the demonstrators were upset with Security Industry Specialists, Inc., colloquially known SIS, a company that contracts security services for many tech companies. They say that while tech companies are making ...

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Nigerian archbishop shuns suggestions for security guards, despite terror threat
Catholic Culture
Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Jos, Nigeria, has said that despite the dangers posed by Boko Haram terrorism, he does not have, or want, a personal security detail. Acknowledging that he sometimes feels a normal sense of fear, the archbishop told Aid ...

'Hero' security guard who stopped Franklin Regional attack fired days before ...
WTAE Pittsburgh
John Resetar owned and operated convenience stores, gas stations and car washes for 40 years before being bought-out by corporate America. Nine years ago, he opted for a career change and applied for a job with Victory Security working as a guard at ...

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Franklin Regional security guard fighting to get job back
John Jay “Sarge” Resetar, the Franklin Regional High School security guard who helped stop a knife attack by a student in April and was let go just before classes began this month, took steps on Friday to try to win back his job. An attorney for ...

COD board candidate: Campus security officers need guns
The Desert Sun
A candidate for the College of the Desert Board of Trustees said Wednesday that the Palm Desert campus is a “soft target,” vulnerable to an attack from a gunman, because the college security officers have no firepower. Michael McCabe, a retired Palm ...

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