Tag: New York City

St. Petersburg, Florida may allow electric fences

St. Petersburg, Florida may allow electric fences

| July 22, 2014

The city council in St. Petersburg, Florida was divided over whether it is okay to install electrified fences around properties in the city to safeguard them against vandalism. Some say, if used in conjunction with other measures, electrified fences are a good deterrent, while others are concerned by the threat they may pose to passersby. […]

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NYPD is putting a stop to subway “Showtime!”

NYPD is putting a stop to subway “Showtime!”

| July 11, 2014

For some, free entertainment is part of the joy of riding the subway in New York City. You might board the train and be treated to a performance by a talented guitarist or singer, for example. You may not always love being part of a captive audience expected to pay up at the end of […]

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Mayor de Blasio calls for cameras in public housing

Mayor de Blasio calls for cameras in public housing

| June 16, 2014

The murder of six-year-old Prince Joshua Avitto in a New York neighborhood has shocked the city.  Security cameras that could have helped identify the culprit were not installed due to a delay in bureaucracy. “I think it was a bad strategic decision by NYCHA to not simply put those cameras in place immediately,” Mayor de […]

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When the media decides to test school security, who wins?

When the media decides to test school security, who wins?

| March 21, 2014

The natural reaction to tragedies like 9/11 and school shootings is to tighten security. That’s all very well, but who is qualified to test those new security measures? Whether the media is qualified is open to debate after a KSDK channel employee walked into a St. Louis high school to determine if its security was […]

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