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Editorial: Security guards at San Rafael library a sad necessity
Marin Independent Journal
City officials hope having security guards on hand will help solve problems with unruly patrons, those who use the library as a place to camp out for hours or homeless who use the restrooms as a place to wash their clothes or themselves. The guards are ...

Police: Shoplifter bites security guard at Ross Park Mall
WPXI Pittsburgh
A security guard from Ross Park Mall is recovering after she was allegedly bitten and choked by a shoplifter trying to make a run for it. Police said Jamie Hinton, 22, did not go to jail without a fight. “Generally, if it had been just a retail theft ...

Charges Against Justice Center Security Guards Dismissed
Municipal Court Judge Pinkey Carr tossed the charges after saying the prosecution failed to prove the guards were reckless in their duties. Victor Perez, city prosecutor, had said the guards, Deb‎ra Black and Rose Kresty, were not paying attention when ...

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Apartment Security Guard Gunned Down in SW Houston [LISTEN]
News 92 FM
(HOUSTON, TX) A security guard on his second night patrolling an apartment complex in southwest Houston is shot and killed. Police say a man was trying to get into the complex at Leawood and Bissonnet, supposedly to visit a friend, but the guard would ...

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Gumbura security guards acquitted
Nehanda Radio
Two men, who were working as security guards at jailed Robert Gumbura's house, walked out of the Harare magistrates' court all smiles after they were cleared of the offences they were facing. CHAINED...Gumbura, who is facing multiple rape charges, ...

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Penn security guards enjoy Fling, too
The Daily Pennsylvanian
One security officer stationed at the Lower Quad gate, who preferred to remain anonymous, said two students passed out raffle tickets to “gullible freshmen” at the Upper Quad gate, claiming that they were raffling off a Corvette. The distributors said ...

Can Rent-a-Cops Protect US Troops?
Daily Beast
There are other reasons privately contracted security officers are useful. “It's good to have civilian gate guards,” Nyhart said, “because they don't turn over as much as Marines. A lot of military personnel switch bases every two to four years—this ...

Ordinance would require bars to have certified security officers
Montgomery Advertiser
The Montgomery City Council's public safety standing committee gave the green light Tuesday to an ordinance that would require all security at bars and nightclubs in the city to be state certified. The committee left out of the ordinance any ...

Proposed ordinance would require bars to have certified security officers
Montgomery Advertiser
... which will be May 6. The ordinance is somewhat scaled back from what was talked about in earlier discussions, which included the suggestions of using off-duty police officers for security and banning security officers from carrying certain types of ...

Police: Man threatened security guards with knife after drinking at Driskill Hotel
Austin American-Statesman
According to an arrest affidavit, Michael Oconnor, 23, caused a disturbance while drinking at the bar of the Sixth Street hotel and was asked by the security guards to leave. Oconnor tried to leave with two drinks in his hands, and when one of the ...

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