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Boy, Woman Stabbed in 'Unprovoked' Attack at Target

Suspect was shot and killed by security guard in Los Angeles store

(Newser) - A security guard at a Target store in downtown Los Angeles shot and killed a man who allegedly stabbed two people, including a 9-year-old boy, in an "unprovoked" attack Tuesday. Police say the "heinous act" began around 6:40pm when the 40-year-old suspect plucked a 9-inch knife from...

Lollapalooza Guard Accused of Ill-Chosen Attempt to Ditch Work

Janya Williams, 18, allegedly sent message to co-worker about a supposed shooting threat

(Newser) - A teen security guard for the Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago last week has been arrested after allegedly making a phony mass-shooting threat so she could try to clock out early. Per the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times , Cook County prosecutors say Janya Williams, 18, was working the fest on...

Security Guard Killed in Shooting Is Hailed as Hero

Police say retired cop Aaron Salter exchanged gunfire with shooter in Buffalo supermarket

(Newser) - One of the 10 people killed in Saturday's mass shooting at a Buffalo supermarket was a retired police officer who worked there as a security guard. He's a "hero in our eyes," says Buffalo police chief Joseph Gramaglia, per WKBW . The station identifies him as Aaron...

The Painting's Heads Had No Eyes. Then, Suddenly, They Did

'Bored' security guard at Russia's Yeltsin Center is accused of doodling on painting insured for $1M

(Newser) - When most people working a monotonous shift get bored, they might listen to a podcast, text a friend, or play a round of Wordle . Or, if you're a security guard at a museum, you might whip out a ballpoint pen and deface a piece of avant-garde art. The Guardian...

Security Ruling Makes Visit to UK Too Risky, Harry Says

Legal team fights decision on detail in High Court

(Newser) - Prince Harry has gone to court to fight a decision by the British government on security arrangements for his visits to the UK. Harry, who lost his government guards when he dropped his royal duties in 2020, wants to pay for security himself when he and his family go back,...

'Truly Shocking Language' Lands Woman in Jail

Sharna Walker of England sentenced in racially aggravated assault on bouncer

(Newser) - A British woman will spend Christmas behind bars after a racially charged attack on a nightclub bouncer. Widely shared video footage showed 25-year-old Sharna Walker of Worcester being kicked out of The Figure of Eight bar in Birmingham, England, on May 22. West Midlands Police said she upended furniture before...

For Sale: Boxers With 'Definite Use' by Michael Jordan

Current bid is $605

(Newser) - It's "about as close to greatness as one can get." By that, Lelands Auctions is referring to a pair of Michael Jordan's used boxer shorts, which are now up for grabs. The grey and black "underwear/compression shorts" show signs of "definite use," with...

Loud Music Allegedly Led to Black Man's Death

Unlicensed gas station security guard charged with shooting Alvin Motley Jr. in Memphis

(Newser) - A Black man who traveled to Memphis, Tenn., to visit with his niece and nephew ended up dead at a Kroger gas station where he was allegedly shot by a security guard upset about his loud music. That's according to an affidavit claiming 54-year-old Gregory Livingston, who is white,...

He Told Sisters to Wear Masks. He Was Stabbed 27 Times

Jessica Hill, 21, and Jayla Hill, 18, are accused of attempted murder in Chicago

(Newser) - A security guard for a Chicago store is recovering from dozens of stab wounds after prosecutors say two sisters confronted him over being told they had to wear face masks. Per the Chicago Tribune , Cook County prosecutors said in court Tuesday that 18-year-old Jayla Hill and her sister Jessica, 21,...

White Guard Charged With Killing Black Motel Guest

Christopher Straight is charged with first-degree manslaughter

(Newser) - A white Oklahoma security guard has been arrested in the killing a black motel guest who had argued with the manager, NBC News reports. The guard, 53-year-old Christopher Straight, was charged June 6 with first-degree manslaughter for the death of Carlos Carson that day. "Based on our investigation, we...

Student Dresses as His Favorite Person, Who 'Keeps Us Safe'

This is the first year the kindergartner's school has had an armed guard

(Newser) - An Arkansas boy dressed up as his school's security officer on the day students were told to dress as their favorite person. Officer Jeffery Cross told KTHV-TV in Little Rock that he was honored that kindergartner Easton Blocker dressed up like him on Wednesday, the AP reports. "Just...

Ex-Security Guard Releases Hostages After 10 Hours

Filipino man accused mall bosses of corruption

(Newser) - A recently dismissed security guard freed dozens of hostages and was subdued by police after walking out of a shopping mall in the Philippine capital on Monday, ending a daylong hostage crisis in an upscale commercial district near the police and military headquarters, officials said. The former guard at the...

School District Reverses Firing of Security Guard Over Slur

Marlon Anderson had received 'a busload of love' from supporters

(Newser) - A union official says a black security guard is getting his job back at a Wisconsin school after he was fired for repeating a racial slur while telling a student not to use it. Doug Keillor, executive director of Madison Teachers Inc., said Monday that the union was contacted by...

Zuckerberg Has New Problem on His Hands: His Security Chief

Liam Booth accused of sexual misconduct, as well as racist, sexist, homophobic remarks

(Newser) - Two former employees of the household staff of Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are lobbing some serious allegations against the power couple's security chief. First reported by Business Insider and confirmed by NBC News , Liam Booth, a former Secret Service agent, has been accused of making homophobic,...

They Went Out to Report on a Story. Then a Car Pulled Up

San Francisco news crew robbed, security guard shot

(Newser) - A scary scene unfolded for a KPIX 5 news crew on Sunday, ending in a robbery and the shooting of their security guard. Per CBS News and CBS San Francisco , reporter Joe Vazquez and cameraman John Anglin were in Oakland to cover the teachers strike there, and as they geared...

Security Guard Suspected in US Tourist's Murder

Nicaraguan was staying next to Carla Stefaniak's Airbnb in Costa Rica

(Newser) - Despite her brother's best hopes , a woman's body discovered at the back of an Airbnb property in Costa Rica has been identified as Florida's Carla Stefaniak, whom a security guard is now suspected of killing. Nicaraguan Bismarck Espinosa Martinez, a 32-year-old security guard who'd been staying...

Bouncer Killed by Cop Had Good Reason to Work Overtime

Lawyers say he was supporting his partner, who's pregnant with 2nd child

(Newser) - Lawyers who've filed a wrongful death lawsuit in the fatal police shooting of a black security guard at an Illinois bar Sunday say the 26-year-old was working overtime to support his partner, who's pregnant with the couple's second child. Jemel Roberson and Avontea Boose, who have a...

Jury Awards Record $1B to Georgia Rape Victim

Security worker raped her when she was 14

(Newser) - "A jury, from now on, will know there is no ceiling on the damages that rape causes to a woman," attorney L. Chris Stewart said Wednesday after a jury awarded his client $1 billion in a civil case. Hope Cheston, now 20, was 14 years old when she...

Armed Guards Not Trained Well, Need Better Oversight
Armed Guards Not Trained Well, Need Better Oversight
investigation

Armed Guards Not Trained Well, Need Better Oversight

There are guards with weapons who probably shouldn't have them: investigation

(Newser) - Joshua Kosatschenko was approved for a security guard license to carry arms in 2009 in Arizona. He was 19 at the time, but he was also a "prohibited possessor"—meaning he wasn't allowed to carry a gun until he turned 30 because of his juvenile record—and...

4 Blackwater Guards Convicted in Deadly Iraq Shooting

Security contractors found guilty in infamous 2007 incident

(Newser) - Four former Blackwater security contractors were convicted today in federal court for a 2007 mass shooting in Baghdad that left Iraqi civilians dead, the AP reports. (Some accounts cite an original death toll of 14, but the BBC notes that an Iraqi investigation later raised the total to 17; about...

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