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AL.com

Alabama's armed security guards receive 4 hours of firearms training ...
AL.com
According to the year-long study, armed guards in the state receive 12 hours of training---eight of which is reserved for basic training and the other four involved firearms training. While the state does run criminal background checks before issuing ...



Britain: Perverse verdict clears security guards of Jimmy Mubenga killing
World Socialist Web Site
The acquittal this week of three private security guards charged with the manslaughter of Angolan national Jimmy Mubenga was extraordinary. The 46-year-old father of five died after being restrained by the three G4S guards on a British Airways flight ...



KQED

Armed guards lack training and oversight -- with deadly consequences
CNN
Editor's note: CNN teamed up with The Center for Investigative Reporting to examine the licensing of armed security guards. During a yearlong investigation, we examined training standards for armed guards in all 50 states, and conducted dozens of ...
Hired Guns: Armed Security Guards Get Little Oversight or TrainingKQED
Armed Guards Not Trained Well, Need Better OversightNewser
FBI bank robbery data shows armed guards increase risk of violenceThe Center For Investigative Reporting

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New York Daily News

Two security guards shot outside Brooklyn housing complex
New York Daily News
Two security guards responsible for protecting a Brooklyn housing complex from crime were shot on the job Friday, police said, leaving both men fighting for their lives. A 30-year-old guard, identified by co-workers and cop sources as Aaron Locklear ...
2 Security Guards Shot, Injured in BrooklynWall Street Journal (blog)

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BGN NEWS

AK Party plans employ security officers as alternative to police
BGN NEWS
The new security officers will have similar authorizations like police officers to search people and ask for their ID, to use a gun and to detain citizens. Security officers will serve at important government buildings and sensitive areas. In addition ...



The Center For Investigative Reporting

Shootings by security guards rarely reported, let alone investigated
The Center For Investigative Reporting
Security guard Teng Xiong unholstered his gun and hesitated. It was dark, past business hours on July 5, 2008, in the Little Saigon neighborhood of Sacramento, California, and a fight was unfolding quickly under blurry yellow streetlights. Xiong and ...

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Napa State union protests private security guards
Napa Valley Register
The union that represents peace officers at Napa State Hospital has threatened to file a lawsuit against the state for wanting to hire private security personnel to escort patients off campus. Napa State Hospital has considered contracting with a ...



Enfield officials begin discussions on possibly renewing armed security guards ...
Journal Inquirer
No dates were set Tuesday, but the meetings will feature presentations via town staff on what's happened with the armed security guards program and other school safety measures, including goals and costs. The meetings will also feature a time for ...



PRI

America's armed security guards are lightly regulated — if they're regulated ...
PRI
But Walters says guards often have a small fraction of the training that police officers usually get. In the state of California, for example, a police officer is required to get a minimum of 600 hours of training — an armed security guard gets about ...



WLS-TV

Suspended HS junior claims she was choked by security guard
WLS-TV
After a verbal altercation with another female student, Walker says one of the security guards tried to intervene by choking her and it is caught on video tape. "When he choked me, he grabbed me with two hands," she said. "I felt his hands press the ...


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