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Failure is not an option

March 2007
Sykes Group Protective Services Newsletter

In The News

A Tale of Two Attacks
Just how important is it for a Protective Detail Leader or Security Manager to be able to recognize the indicators and warnings associated with various threats and understand the capabilities of potential attackers? The answers can be found by taking a closer look at two recent attacks. One was unsuccessful and not very widely publicized while the other was successful and made headlines around the world for a short period of time. The first case involves an attack against.....read more

Be Good or Be Gone
All of the events listed in this article have a common thread:
11-01-50 Attempted assassination of Harry S. Truman, President of the United States.
05-15-72 Attempted assassination of George Wallace, Governor of Alabama.
03-20-74 Attempted kidnapping of Princess.....read more

LAX passenger hides objects in his body; bomb squad called
Authorities called in the bomb squad early Tuesday and diverted a flight to Las Vegas after Los Angeles International Airport security screeners found hidden wires and other objects in a body cavity of....read more

N.C. deputy punished for using 'unintentional' force in arrest
CHARLOTTE COUNTY- The Sheriff's Office said that a deputy used "unintentional" excessive force when he put a man accused of domestic violence and resisting without violence in a...read more

The School
Kazbek Misikov stared at the bomb hanging above his family. It was a simple device, a plastic bucket packed with explosive paste, nails, and small metal balls. It weighed perhaps eight pounds. The existence of this bomb had become a central focus of his life. If it exploded, Kazbek knew, it would blast shrapnel into the heads of...read more

Surveillance cameras' latest job: interpret the threats they see
The next time you walk by a shop window, glance at your reflection. How much do you swing your arms? Is the weight of your bag causing you to hunch over? Do you still have a bit of that 1970s disco strut?

Look around -- you might not be the only one watching. Never-blinking surveillance cameras, rapidly becoming a part of daily life in public and even private places, may be sizing you up, as well. And they may soon get ...read more

With full-body X-ray, a closer look at air travelers
Most passengers asked to submit to a full-body X-ray at Security Checkpoint B didn't bat an eyelash. Nine in 10 gamely stepped up to a scanner about the size of a vending machine, placed their feet on the red footprints painted on the carpet, and raised their arms – all in the name of....read more

Crime fighting potential for computerised lip-reading
Researchers at the University of East Anglia are about to embark on an innovative new project to develop computer lip-reading systems that could be used for fighting crime.

The three-year project, which starts next month, will collect data for lip-reading and use it to create machines that automatically convert videos of lip-motions into text. It builds on...read more

Human Lie Detectors
Is detecting deception primarily limited to technology such as polygraph and voice analysis computers? Or, are there some “human lie detectors” operating within the law enforcement community? Recent studies conducted by the National Institute of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation and a host of non-governmental organizations suggest some officers can detect deception with accuracy levels that...read more

We sleep safely in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would harm us. - George Orwell
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