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Know Your Monitoring Options

Bringing up the subject of alarm monitoring quite often generates repugnant responses like, “Why should I pay monthly monitoring fees when the burglar is gone before the police arrive” or “I’m going to stick with my local alarm (not monitored) because I have great neighbors who will respond if needed”.

By Guest Column Frank Fourchalk- Monday, December 31, 2007 - Full Story

Closing The Garage Door on Thieves

The definition of garage is ‘a building or indoor area for parking or storing motor vehicles’. So why do home owners fill their garages full of junk and park their expensive vehicles outside? If you are fortunate enough to have an attached or detached garage as part of your home, why not use it as intended?

By Guest Column Frank Fourchalk- Monday, December 31, 2007 - Full Story

Media’s Effect on Crime

Local television stations, radio stations and newspapers do an outstanding job in reporting the news.The media opens an enormous window to our communities. A window that keeps us abreast of our cities current affairs.

By Guest Column Frank Fourchalk- Monday, December 31, 2007 - Full Story

Secure Your Home with an Unlisted Number

It amazes me how many people have their phone number listed in the telephone directories. Let’s look at the dangers of allowing not only our phone number, but our address to be displayed in public phone books.

By Guest Column Frank Fourchalk- Monday, December 31, 2007 - Full Story

Individual privacy under threat in Europe and U.S., report says

Individual privacy is under threat in the United States and across the European Union as governments introduce sweeping surveillance and information-gathering measures in the name of security and controlling borders, an international rights group has said in a report.

By Guest Column The Associated Press- Monday, December 31, 2007 - Full Story

Feds and local cops join forces to prosecute gang members

More than 20 Southern California gang members awaiting release from area jails and state prisons are facing new criminal charges today as a part of “Operation Winter Warning,” an expanded effort to target incarcerated foreign national gang members for federal prosecution.

By Jim Kouri - Saturday, December 29, 2007 - Full Story

al Qaeda claims involvement in attack - with help of Pakistani ISI

Bhutto AssassinationFormer Pakistani leader Benazir Bhutto, the first woman prime minister of Islamic Pakistan, was assassinated in an attack at an election rally in the city of Rawalpindi today. Initial reports indicate the attacker struck minutes after Bhutto addressed thousands of supporters in Rawalpindi, 8 miles south of Islamabad. She died as a result of the bomb blast, which killed at least 22 others.

By Doug Hagmann - Friday, December 28, 2007 - Full Story

Five Foreign Nationals Indicted for Being Illegal Agents for Venezuela

Four Venezuelans and an Uruguayan national were charged on December 20 by a federal grand jury on charges of acting and conspiring to act as agents of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (“Venezuela”) within the United States, without prior notification to the Attorney General of the United States, as required by law. 

By Jim Kouri - Thursday, December 27, 2007 - Full Story

Stop Them Before they Kill Again

Democracies never get it quite right, always responding to tyrannies too late.  In 1936, Nazi troops crossing into the Rhineland had secret orders to retreat at the slightest sign of resistance; but it was only Hitler’s first land grab so we let it go.

By Dr. Richard Benkin - Wednesday, December 26, 2007 - Full Story

Maryland Man Gets 50 Years for Sexually Exploiting Minor Girls

A Crespatown, Maryland  man was sentenced on Friday to 50 years in prison for two counts of sexually exploiting a minor to produce child pornography.

By Jim Kouri - Friday, December 21, 2007 - Full Story

Three Colombians Plead Guilty to Supporting Terror Group

As a result of a 22-month investigation, three Colombian nationals have pleaded guilty to charges of conspiring to provide material support to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, a designated foreign terrorist organization, and alien smuggling, Julie L. Myers, Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division announced during a press conference on Monday.

By Jim Kouri - Friday, December 14, 2007 - Full Story

SAF Honors Colorado’s Jeanne Assam with Eleanor Roosevelt Award

Jeanne AssamFor her remarkable display of heroism and courage under fire, the Second Amendment Foundation announced today that it will recognize Jeanne Assam, who confronted a gunman on Dec. 9 at the New Life Church shooting in Colorado Springs, with the Eleanor Roosevelt Award.

The Roosevelt award was created by SAF founder Alan Gottlieb, co-author of America Fights Back: Armed Self-Defense in a Violent Age. The award honors exceptional women who use firearms in self-defense and the defense of others.

By Second Amendment Foundation - Wednesday, December 12, 2007 - Full Story

Toronto murder: Sharia, Exhibit 1

By all accounts, 16 year-old Aqsa Parvez of the Toronto suburb of Mississauga was a normal teenager – a girl with a zest for life and having all of the hopes and dreams for a bright future in a country that has so much to offer. Today, she lies dead in a Toronto morgue, the victim of a brutal strangulation. Her death was neither quick nor painless – no strangulations are.

By Doug Hagmann - Wednesday, December 12, 2007 - Full Story

Combating Nuclear Terrorism

The United States Department of Energy maintains emergency response capabilities and assets to quickly respond to potential nuclear and radiological threats in the United States. These capabilities are primarily found at DOE’s two key emergency response facilities—the Remote Sensing Laboratories at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, and Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.

By Jim Kouri - Tuesday, December 11, 2007 - Full Story

Russia: Enemy of America’s War on Terror

Recently, the news articles have been reporting that Russian autocrat Vladimir Putin has made a seemingly new alliance with Iranian dictator  Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.  However, this alliance has been long-standing and is currently a means to discrediting America and isolating “her” from allied nations. 

By George Koukeas - Tuesday, December 11, 2007 - Full Story

Feds Arrest 22 Alien Sex Offenders in New York City Operation

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the New York City Department of Probation announced the arrests of 22 child predators and criminal alien sex offenders in Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Manhattan. Wednesday’s initiative is a part of the ongoing Operation Predator initiative and a national priority for ICE, according to officials.

By Jim Kouri - Friday, December 7, 2007 - Full Story

It is the time for testing

Lawmakers in Washington need to be alarmed and alert as they consider the nominee to be the next attorney general. From an objective external perspective, the United States Department of Justice seems to be adrift and to be quickly losing its way in the routine prosecution of ordinary transnational crime.

By Jim Kouri - Thursday, December 6, 2007 - Full Story

Arrest of Chicago area businessman suggests large-scale International ID fraud ring

imageA founding board member of the Illinois Trade Council and a member of the advisory committee of the Illinois based All American Bank is currently being held on $3 million bond after police reportedly found numerous fake passports, fake state identification cards, fake social security cards, hundreds of credit cards, over $60,000 in cash and gold bars in his suburban Chicago home.

Mohammed Afzal SODAGAR, 51, 8616 Frontage Road, Morton Grove, IL, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Pakistan was arrested last weekend after police responded to a domestic complaint made by the suspect’s 22 year-old son, Saarum SODAGAR.

By Doug Hagmann - Wednesday, December 5, 2007 - Full Story

Covert Operations Used to Identify Security Vulnerabilities

The Government Accountability Office’s Forensic Audits and Special Investigations team, which was created in 2005 as an interdisciplinary team consisting of investigators, auditors, and analysts, conducts covert tests at the request of the Congress to identify vulnerabilities and internal control weaknesses at executive branch agencies.

By Jim Kouri - Tuesday, December 4, 2007 - Full Story

Fiscal discipline required in global war on terrorism

Since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Congress has provided about $542.9 billion, as of May 2007, to the US Department of Defense for the Global War on Terrorism. That figure doesn’t include the amount spent on domestic security operations and the creation of the Department of Homeland Security.

By Jim Kouri - Sunday, December 2, 2007 - Full Story