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    Asbury Park, NJ:
    This newspaper article presents the increased professionalism in the business of private security after 2001. Emphasis is placed on the widespread use of security and has some quotes from executive security professionals describing their take on the position. A friendly photo is also included.

    http://www.app.com/apps/pbcs.dll/art...314/1003/rss08
    "We appreciate all the hard work you've done, the dedicated hours you have worked, and the lives you have saved. However, since this is your third time being late to work, we are terminating your employment here."

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    I'm starting to see some repetition of message in these articles. From the caption:

    Post-Sept. 11 security officers are screened, licensed, trained and equipped better than their predecessors. Professional private security officers are now defending most of the nation's most likely terrorism targets.

    This is not the first article to use those specific and exact words. Anyone know what's going on with the media? Is someone putting pressure on them to "postively portray" security professionals, or perhaps to ease people into believing they have some authority?

    This appears to be a reprint from Gannet's feed. It may of already been linked on SIW. Hopefully, others will reprint it, or use it to build their own stories.

    I am a strong believer that the largest press syndicates can be used to train American society to believing things. This is called "Media Management," or at worst, "Image Manipulation."

    I am reminded of a US Court case where a court ruled that a media outlet has no legal requirement to report the truth.
    Last edited by N. A. Corbier; 02-13-2006, 02:21 PM. Reason: Noticed the Syndicate Feed
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    • #3
      Originally posted by N. A. Corbier
      I'm starting to see some repetition of message in these articles. From the caption:

      Post-Sept. 11 security officers are screened, licensed, trained and equipped better than their predecessors. Professional private security officers are now defending most of the nation's most likely terrorism targets.

      This is not the first article to use those specific and exact words. Anyone know what's going on with the media? Is someone putting pressure on them to "postively portray" security professionals, or perhaps to ease people into believing they have some authority?

      This appears to be a reprint from Gannet's feed. It may of already been linked on SIW. Hopefully, others will reprint it, or use it to build their own stories.

      I am a strong believer that the largest press syndicates can be used to train American society to believing things. This is called "Media Management," or at worst, "Image Manipulation."

      I am reminded of a US Court case where a court ruled that a media outlet has no legal requirement to report the truth.
      Perhaps this is a case of an author struggling to come up with material? I have heard of media stories being copyrighted by certain authors, so other authors may end up paying for rights to reprint all of it or parts of it.
      As far as "media management" goes, doesn't that happen all the time? I would say a lot of popular public opinion is shaped by media portrayal.
      "We appreciate all the hard work you've done, the dedicated hours you have worked, and the lives you have saved. However, since this is your third time being late to work, we are terminating your employment here."

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      • #4
        Great article. It's about time the security industry is getting some credit for the changes. The state governments are helping to. We still have a long way to go, but at least we're headed in the right direction.
        Security: Freedom from fear; danger; safe; a feeling of well-being. (Webster's)

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        • #5
          After 9/11 I do not trust these po dunks with national security. As I understand it, the most elite US Security Operatives are training in Israel. They know how to run tight ship there.

          FBI, ICE....laughable. Even with the Patriot Act stuff gets by them.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by The_Mayor
            After 9/11 I do not trust these po dunks with national security. As I understand it, the most elite US Security Operatives are training in Israel. They know how to run tight ship there.

            FBI, ICE....laughable. Even with the Patriot Act stuff gets by them.
            You can talk all the trash you want when you drag Bin Laden into your local Sally Port.
            I believe I speak for everyone here sir, when I say, to Hell with our orders.
            -Lieutenant Commander Data
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            • #7
              What trash? Just the facts Tennsix: the FBI had intel, failed to communicate, and as a direct result 9/11 was not prevented.

              Seems like trash to back up the transgressions of incompetent officers/agents..I say call foul and learn from mistakes.

              But hey, you, the FBI, naww your doing everything right. BTW have you guys gotten Bin Laden yet? Last I heard you wasted millions trying to find him, failed miserably, then shifted attention by catching Saddam. Trash, no?

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              • #8
                Ok whiz kid, show us how it how it is done.
                I believe I speak for everyone here sir, when I say, to Hell with our orders.
                -Lieutenant Commander Data
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by The_Mayor
                  What trash? Just the facts Tennsix: the FBI had intel, failed to communicate, and as a direct result 9/11 was not prevented.

                  Seems like trash to back up the transgressions of incompetent officers/agents..I say call foul and learn from mistakes.

                  But hey, you, the FBI, naww your doing everything right. BTW have you guys gotten Bin Laden yet? Last I heard you wasted millions trying to find him, failed miserably, then shifted attention by catching Saddam. Trash, no?
                  The_Mayor:
                  Please remember there was a compartmental divide. Certain intelligence could not be shared with other members within the Bureau. The laws were written to insure we did not become a police state.
                  The CIA had the same problem in that they could not garner FBI data and could not share their data with the FBI.
                  Was it domestic or foreign intelligence. After 9/11 action was demanded. There will be turf battles, but with the correct legislative tools all that will be smoothed out.
                  Enjoy the day,
                  Bill

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                  • #10
                    Ok are you ready? This may seem really complex to some but if you want to discourage, reduce, and deter terrorism against America and American Citizens....: Do not screw with other countries....do not give them the reason or the motivation to hurt us back.

                    You don't see 9/11 happening in Canada and Mexico (and there are plenty of infedels there), the US is a mark for terrorists.

                    I do not claim to have the answers to fix our system. But, it is clear that ours is not working.

                    If the US were to refrain from terrorizing other countries it wouldn't come back to us as much.

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                    • #11
                      First off, the only folks who have a good record of finding folks who don't want to be found are the Mossad, the Israeli Intelligence Service. And you'll still hear other nations talk about Mossad kidnappings.

                      National Security isn't about bringing one man to justice. ICE has nothing to do with Bin Laden. The job of ICE is to control our borders, which is insanely hard because entering the border illegally is NOT a criminal offense. It is a deportable civil "immigration law" offense. Most police agencies don't even want to address the problem for fear of earning the wrath of the Mexican National and Latino Advoacy groups.

                      That's right, folks. Entering this country illegally is only between you and your immigration judge. Most local agencies won't touch you, and ICE is so overbooked right now for "folks to go home" they'll only take hardened criminals off your hands if you DO hold them for ICE.

                      Now, you ask the average street cop what the job of the police is in regards to the post 9-11 world, and they'll talk about "protecting us from terrorists," and "first response to the terrorist threat." Of course, they do not realize that a private security officer is the first responder in most cases - because they're not a trained police officer and considered a first responder under their agency and NIMS guidelines.

                      You ask a port security officer of the USCG, and he'll say, "The first responder to a petrochemical or port security incident is the facility staff, followed by 911 and the United States Coast Guard, who will dispatch a Port Security Team." Guess who that "facility staff" is?

                      When dealing with the events caused by both natural or man-made threats, the first responder is the persons already AT the event. The FEMA CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) concept stresses this. This means, alot of times, the private security force at the site. Some companies are training their forces to begin disaster response procedures, so that when EMS arrives, they can hand off the scene to the ICS commander.

                      Telling things like this to a street cop who may or may not have had ICS training is one thing. But, to a EMS or Fire Department Deputy Chief, they'll understand the ramifications of, "We are trained to react to an incident, and will have ICS up and running when you get here." And from there, THEY will start dictating what's going on to the street cop, and to the firefighter, and to the paramedic.

                      When I did petrochemical security due to USCG regulations on ports, we were at MARSEC 2. I learned quickly how well the USCG operated, and how well they could coordinate response to potential threats. Within 4 minutes of identifying a pleasure boat near my unloading dock, USCG sent out a zodiac, and Tampa Police diverted a patrol boat. Classic "block in," as they couldn't go out the channel, deeper in, nor could they dock with me standing on the dock screaming into a bullhorn, "Cut your engines and stand to!"

                      I think they got one hell of a ticket from the USCG.
                      Some Kind of Commando Leader

                      "Every time I see another crazy Florida post, I'm glad I don't work there." ~ Minneapolis Security on Florida Security Law

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Bill Warnock
                        The_Mayor:
                        but with the correct legislative tools all that will be smoothed out.
                        Or we will just be a police state. The Patriot Act/2 is not smoothing things out. People are protesting it as being unconstitutional, you could say it is making waves.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by The_Mayor
                          Or we will just be a police state. The Patriot Act/2 is not smoothing things out. People are protesting it as being unconstitutional, you could say it is making waves.
                          The PA allows the feds to obtain personal information about anyone that is viewed as a threat to national security w/o having a judge sign off on it. In other words, the warrant can all be handled in-house. Furthermore, those individuals or entities required to submit the information requested are under a gag order. They cannot tell the subject(s) that the request was even made, let alone what information was provided. It's kind of like the chicken hawk asking his chicken hawk boss if it's OK to check on the chicken coop to make sure all the chickens are "secure." Do you think the answer will be no? Hmm, what's that smell? Why it's chicken little coming over for "dinner."
                          Security: Freedom from fear; danger; safe; a feeling of well-being. (Webster's)

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