Showing posts with label school security. Show all posts
Showing posts with label school security. Show all posts

Saturday, October 28, 2017

School Campus Safety Experts to Combat Active Shooters

RyPul Threat Assessments School Campus Safety Experts to Combat Active Shooters

An Idea That Can Actually Save the Lives of Children at School

Oct. 28, 2017 - LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- With the number of active shootings on or near school campuses in the United States continuing at an alarming rate; expert security consultants in the field of protective security, product manufacturing, and school safety has decided to deliver a suite of physical protective products that have been tested and proven to stop bullets fired from multiple caliber weapons to include the AR-15 automatic rifle.



Mr. Warren the CEO of RyPul Threat Assessments states that “These random acts of violence are not going to stop and we are coming together in order to make a difference by protecting the lives of children on our campuses with our proven products, we have to do better for our children and educators, we are joining efforts to become a stronger force to deal with the problem of public shootings, as everyone deserves to a have a safe school or workplace for their kids and employees.”

RyPul Threat Assessments will bring expertise and awareness to the public by highlighting the on-going problem of how to deal effectively with "Active Shooters" on our school campuses and public spaces as well as bring awareness to the public that a Bullet Resistant Protection System designed specifically for classrooms, residential homes and commercial spaces is available and affordable.




The three-step system, which includes bullet resistant door shields, wireless remote door locks, and blast and smash resistant window laminates has been designed, tested and installed by this protective security company is already at work in school systems, homes and business around the country.

These products are providing effective lifesaving coverage at this very moment according to Warren the CEO of RyPul Threat Assessments, Pulley also states “We may not be able to stop the violent acts but we can reduce the risk of death and protect our children, teachers, and employees from being hurt in the same way that the banking, food service and airlines industries protect their people: by placing them behind bullet-resistant protective barriers.”  The products have received a lot of media coverage and have been tested and demonstrated around the country to school systems, business owners, and residential home builders and have been favorably received.



Mr. Pulley states “People will continue to talk about how to stop active shooters, meanwhile kids keep dying. This protection simply stops bullets once they are fired.  I’ve studied this system for myself and find it to be simple and extraordinary, I recommend all schools put this in place today, the time for talk is over.”

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Active Shooter Preparedness – Current State of Readiness; Detailed Guide on How to Be Prepared

Everbridge and  Emergency Management and Safety (EMS) Solutions recently conducted a survey around active shooter preparedness and found organizations are overwhelmingly concerned about violent acts – such as active shooter situations – taking place in their buildings or on campus. Despite this concern, the majority of respondents said they were not properly prepared for an active shooter event.

Public and private organizations have long sought to prepare themselves for natural disasters, severe weather and other large-scale incidents that can pose dangers to employees, visitors, students, patients and customers. But in recent years, the increased frequency of deadly active shooter incidents has elevated these events to top-of-mind for anyone responsible for the well-being of those people and the continuity of their business.

Advance planning and training are the keys to maximizing the safety of your people, but they also play a key role in the continuity of your business. Active shooter events have repercussions that extend well beyond their actual duration, so knowing what to do before, during and after will help create an atmosphere of security and stability. This may seem like common sense, but as Everbridge learned through its comprehensive 2016 survey, Active Shooter Preparedness, what makes sense isn’t always what is being done.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation defines an “active shooter” as “an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a populated area.” Alongside data from the FBI about active shooter incidents since the year 2000, this report presents the results from the survey to provide the perspective of nearly 900 leaders from business, academia and government on where their organizations stand in terms of awareness, preparedness and practice. These will provide insights – many of them real eye-openers – about the state of readiness for active shooter events across a broad swath of industries and organizations.

We also include recommendations from Regina Phelps, founder of Emergency Management and Safety Solutions. Ms. Phelps is an internationally recognized expert in the field of emergency management and contingency planning. She has provided consultation and speaking services to clients on four continents since 1982 and is the author of From Response to Recovery: Conducting Successful Exercises. This report also touches on insights from Everbridge on critical components of a comprehensive emergency communications system so organizations can minimize both the immediate impact and enduring consequences on your personnel and your business from active shooter incidents and other workplace violence.

The reality of the modern world is that we all must be prepared for the worst. We hope that this report gives you tools and information you can use to ensure that your company is as prepared as it can possibly be.

— The Everbridge Team

Friday, July 15, 2016

RyPul Threat Assessments School Safety Assessments, Personal Security Details, Executive Protection Agents, Home Security Assessments And Body Guard Placement Services.

RYPUL THREAT ASSESSMENTS

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RYPUL THREAT ASSESSMENTS, a US Corporation, is a provider in the personal protective security specialist sector worldwide. Our protective specialists have operated and provide high-level static and mobile security services around the world for clients including Non-Governmental Organizations, Multi-National Corporations, and a host of prominent executive and celebrity clients that require specialized risk mitigations options including travel to war zones or other areas of high conflict that lack first world security postures.

RYPUL has the qualifications and capabilities to ensure the successful protection of our clients, their personnel and their assets. Our comprehensive program management solutions, mission support, force protection and expertise in diplomatic / executive protection services, ensures that RYPUL THREAT ASSESSMENTS stands out from its competitive peers as one of the best in the business.


As a matter of good business practice we thoroughly vet and hire only the most skilled personnel who bring an extremely dynamic combination of training and expertise to the protective environment. Our security professionals come from some of the US military's most highly skilled special operations forces, large city municipal police departments, and experts in the civilian executive protection fields. This unique mix of talent allows RYPUL to tailor our protective models to meet our customers' needs anywhere in the world at a moment's notice.





CAPABILITIES, QUALIFICATIONS, AND TEAMING AVAILABILITY:

PRIVATE SECURITY DETAIL (OCONUS):  RYPUL's staff have direct experience planning, staffing, and managing security operations OCONUS under the purview of US government and military agencies in host nations and for numerous non-government organizations operating OCONUS.

CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION:  RYPUL offers custom-tailored security management services for critical infrastructure assets, to include reviews and assessments of existing security systems, security audits and assessments, emergency and contingency planning, and secure document disposal.

EXECUTIVE & DIPLOMATIC PROTECTION:  RYPUL executive protection services focus on protecting critical human corporate assets in an effective and unobtrusive manner In addition to security-based training, our staff understand the rules of conduct with respect to providing armed services and daily transportation of VIPs and their families in their day-to-day movements as well as through any dangerous or hostile situations that may arise RYPUL has provided armed (24/7) protective services for senior level executives (CEO or Chairman) for Fortune 500 businesses; and in addition to executives in the private sector, prior Executive Protection clients have included high-level government representatives, foreign nationals and diplomats, including ambassadors and royalty.

MOBILE PROTECTION:  RYPUL owns and/or can provide armored vehicles, follow cars, and executive protection personnel in
addition to security-trained drivers to deliver high level 'transport security. Wherever your travels take you, RYPUL drivers are thoroughly trained and vetted professionals familiar with the current social, economic, political, and threat situation in your area of operations and destination.


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Monday, July 4, 2016

RyPul Threat Assessments specializes in worldwide protective services, school threat assessments, and active shooter training

RyPul Threat Assessments, is a SAM registered small business company located in Eastvale, California. RyPul Threat Assessments specializes in force protection, worldwide protective services, school threat assessments, site security planning, residential security plans, risk mitigation, personal protection assessments, work place violence training, active shooter training and commercial security plan reviews. 

Other company specialties include barrier placement, bulletproofing recommendations, blast mitigation plan and vehicle access restriction expertise for commercial, residential and school sites. Our experience includes providing these services for the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of State, Non- Governmental Organizations and private client security sites and various force protection sites throughout the world.




RyPul has been involved in the area of force protection, site protection, protective building material placement and upgrades for over 5 years. RyPul Threat Assessments currently provides threat assessment services to fortune 500 companies and ballistic barrier upgrade assessments to civilian schools, residences and companies on a contract basis. Our consultants’ hold professional qualifications from Military Police Services, Various Special Military Operation Units, the Los Angeles Police Department, Certified Private Investigative, (PMC) Private Military Contracting experience and years of High Threat Location site assessment experience. We hold current certifications from the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of State, Federal Emergency Management (FEMA), United States Air Force (USAF) and the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), in worldwide protective services, physical security, protecting critical infrastructure, incident command), installation security and active shooter protocols.

Call today for your professional personal, business, site or school security assessment.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Student planned kill zone in his high school

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Monday, February 22, 2016

Why Cant School Protect Kids From Active Shooters?

650 Billion Dollars a Year in Education Funding Why Cant School Protect Kids From Active Shooters?

LOS ANGELES - Feb. 22, 2016 - By RyPul Threat Assessments

Again one of the latest school shootings, February 12th at Independence High School in Glendale Arizona High School, proves once again that schools systems haven’t the slightest idea on how to improve school safety let alone how to implement the latest industrial products into the school systems to offer real life saving protective choices.  After travelling the United States over the past year and speaking to school district administrators, district security managers, school police officers and concerned parents groups, I have come to realize that they all want the same things, disagree on how to do it, hence nothing ever gets accomplished, yet the bullets continue to fly on our campuses and our children continue to die and be placed in harm’s way, simple to due to a lack of care, concern, forward thinking and ineptitude.

This latest tragedy is once again being reported by all the usual media sources across the country, and as usual after each and every one of these events, I see the same talking heads appearing on the local and national news programs congratulating the local police response, the local school administrators for their great reporting of the facts and I cringe at the out pouring of heartbreaking emotion by the family and friends of those killed in these senseless shootings, all the while knowing that there are common sense solutions in the marketplace at this very moment that can take the prospect of school safety and security to the next levels of protection.  

I have advocated for years the need for school systems to begin installing bullet and blast proof products into their standard school construction building plans or using planned building upgrades as the only real risk mitigation option to bullets being fired on or near school campuses on a daily basis. All the usual recommendation simply doesn’t work.

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Now anytime I speak to administrators, teachers, politicians or even parents, the once line that rings true to them all, is that they are all against our schools looking to “militaristic”, and I had to really sit down and ask myself, after serving in the military on bases around the world just what they meant, and I came to the following conclusion.  It is that these stakeholders have no idea what they are truly talking about; they are all using a talking point to scare people into inaction. After studying schools safety protocols, 



I can report that schools are already armed, secured camps in their own rights. Schools already have armed police patrolling them, locked gates, metal detectors, some K-9 patrols, state of the art camera systems, bio-metric systems and badging capabilities, and from my experience with military bases they have all of the exact same protocols in place to limit access to its most sensitive areas.  The only difference being most buildings on military installations have some type of bullet resistant and blast protection installed it is most sensitive structures to protect its members when all of the above security protocols fail.

I am again repeating my call to all parents and students organizations, to pressure your local school systems into action and demand patented bullet resistant doors shields, protective glass products and specialty wireless school door locking systems, specifically designed for classroom protection and security.  

It is urgent that we get serious about saving the lives of children at school. Inaction kills.


Sunday, February 21, 2016

The Need for Physical Threat Assessment Services


Preventing violence is a top priority for schools, civilian industry and public safety officials today.  In practical terms, a threat assessment is a thorough review at your particular location to identify those things, situations and processes that could cause harm, particularly to people, or the institution itself. After the identification of risk enhancing factors is made, you should evaluate how likely and severe the potential risk is, and then decide what strategies should be in place to effectively prevent or control the harm from happening.

Professional Threat assessments are a growing field that involves the evaluation and security of buildings and their occupants. The objective is to determine the weaknesses of a structure and determine how to protect that structure and its occupants from deadly intent. 

Effective threat assessments must be conducted by a trained professional as part of a comprehensive safety and risk mitigation regime and with the support of all members of the School Community, Stakeholders and Public Safety. Although there is no official model for threat assessments, experts in school crisis management, mental health, and public safety have identified common basic components of effective threat assessment procedures, and these along with our proprietary assessment models are the exact procedures used by RyPul Threat Assessments, to assist in providing you the industries best risk mitigation options. 



Who is RyPul Threat Assessments?


RyPul Threat Assessments is a privately owned full scope risk mitigation service.  RyPul's professional intent is to ensure that you, your business and stakeholders have the most comprehensive site security assessments and risk mitigation plans in the industry.  Our business is to assist you in ensuring your success and prosperity through security.  

RyPul conducts threat assessments for schools, private institutions, commercial properties, public spaces and residential properties.  We also complete site surveys and offer security plans to coincide with the survey. In addition RyPul provides residential security planning with staffing guidelines, personal protection assessments, law enforcement trainers, site management as well as risk mitigation services to include asset tagging and records management. 

RyPul has over 29 years of dedicated experience in the field of threat and site assessments. RyPul has gained its experience conducting site and threat assessments in the United States, Asia Pacific Region and the Middle East. 

Contact us for a professional assessment today!       

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Affordable Bullet Resistant School Protection Systems Available Now


LOS ANGELES - Dec. 17, 2015 -- With the number of school shootings continuing to rise at an alarming rate, parents are frightened and looking for help. We can’t let this phenomenon continue. You shouldn’t have to worry about your children at school every day.  RyPul Threat Assessments has identified a crucial step in curtailing school shootings and today announced their affordable Bullet Resistant School Protection System, designed specifically for classrooms.


The Bullet Resistant School Protection System was created specifically for classroom protection and security. The systems contain bullet resistant doors, shields, and specialty wireless school door locking mechanisms. According to Threat Protection Specialist, Warren Pulley, CEO of RyPul Threat Assessments, school districts have very little budget money. That’s why the Bullet Resistant System was created to be affordable.




“We may not be able to stop the violent acts, but we can certainly reduce the risk and protect our children and teachers. The recent armed attacks in San Bernardino, CA, as well as the threat to shoot students at several major school districts around Los Angeles and the country, continue to highlight the need for a change in strategy and physical protection. The time for talk is over. Decision makers need to act now to save lives.  More has to be done to bring awareness to the school districts, parents, and government officials. There are tangible solutions that will save countless lives. We have to do better for our children and educators,” said Pulley.




These bullet resistant products prevent bullets from handguns, shotguns and AR15's from penetrating school doors. These products have been tested and demonstrated around the country. Pulley states, “People will continue to talk about the epidemic. Meanwhile, kids will continue to die. Protection systems created by my manufacturing partners with input from school safety advocates are available now.  I’ve tested these systems for myself and find them to be simple, extraordinary, and effective.”



School districts across the country can have access to these products now. Parents should demand their school systems install them immediately. The time to act is now. We can’t wait another second for our children.



You can find more information at www.rypulassessments.com.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Migrants Seeking 'German Life' Are Not Refugees, Says Hungary PM


The large numbers of people now seeking sanctuary in Europe should be seen as immigrants, not as refugees, because they are seeking a "German life" and refuse to stay in the first safe country they reach, Hungary's prime minister said on Monday, as he also rejected planned migrant quotas. 
Viktor Orban, a right-wing populist whose robust handling of the migrant crisis has drawn both condemnation and praise, said the European Union (EU) should consider providing financial support to countries such as Turkey which are near to the conflict zones so that migrants stay there and do not move on.
Syrians, Iraqis and others entering Greece, Macedonia, Serbia or Hungary are safe in those countries and, in line with EU rules, should have their asylum applications processed there, Orban told a gathering of Hungarian diplomats in Budapest.
"If they want to continue on from Hungary, it's not because they are in danger, it's because they want something else," he said, adding that the migrants' target was Germany and "a German life," not physical safety.
The vast majority of migrants reaching Hungary aim to travel on to Germany and other wealthier western European countries. A Bavarian official said Germany expected about 2,500 refugees to arrive by early afternoon on Monday after some 20,000 came in over the weekend.
Left unchecked, this inflow will place an impossible financial burden on the EU, Orban said, endangering what he called Europe's "Christian welfare states." He has previously said the arrival of large numbers of mostly Muslim migrants posed a threat to Europe's Christian culture and values.
"It's absurd... when the Germans say they will spend billions on providing for the new arrivals instead of giving the money to the countries around the crisis zone, where the (migrants) should be stopped in the first place," he said.
"It would be better for everyone. They wouldn't come here. It would cost less. And our approach couldn't be called into question morally either."
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Europe's worst migration crisis since the Balkan wars of the 1990s has led many of the continent's leaders to call for a quota system to distribute refugees among the EU's 28 member states — an idea that Orban opposes.
While Hungary would remain part of the EU's passport-free "Schengen zone," Orban said discussion of a quota system was premature.
"As long as Europe cannot protect its external borders it makes no sense to discuss the fate of those flowing in," he said, adding that he did not rule out a "fair" discussion of quotas at a later stage.
He defended a planned package of laws that would allow the army to be deployed to defend Hungary's southern border, which he added was being threatened "perhaps not by war, but by being overwhelmed."
Orban said he hoped the measures would succeed in "hermetically sealing" the border, with people crossing at official crossing points only. Legislation to use the army in helping to protect borders would not be possible before September 20, he added. 
Oscar Velasco, of the Red Cross, captured this video near the Greek town of Idomeni, near the border with Hungary, on September 7.
The EU executive has drawn up a new set of national quotas under which Germany will take in more than 40,000 and France 30,000 of a total of 160,000 asylum-seekers it says should be relocated from Italy, Greece and Hungary, an EU source said on Monday.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is due to unveil new proposals on Wednesday. EU officials have said he will propose adding 120,000 people to be relocated on top of a group of 40,000 the Commission previously proposed relocating.
Leading the quotas among the 120,000, of which 54,000 would come from Hungary, Germany would, if EU leaders agree to the scheme, be asked to take in 31,443 and France 24,031. Earlier on Monday, French President Francois Hollande said France would take 24,000 of the additional 120,000 people seeking refuge.
Confirming figures published by Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant, the source said the Commission also planned to put Turkey and all the non-EU states of the Western Balkans on a new list of "safe" countries, whose citizens would face accelerated reviews of asylum claims to speed deportation for most of them. 
Meanwhile, Austria said on Sunday it planned to end emergency measures that have allowed thousands of refugees stranded in Hungary into Austria and Germany since Saturday and move step by step "towards normality".
Austria had suspended its random border checks after photographs of a Syrian toddler lying dead on a Turkish beach showed Europeans the horror faced by those desperate enough to travel illegally into the heart of Europe, which is deeply divided over how to cope.
After 71 people suffocated in the back of a truck abandoned on an Austrian highway en route from Hungary, and as thousands headed from Budapest towards Austria on foot, Vienna had agreed with Germany to waive rules requiring refugees to register an asylum claim in the first EU country they reach.
Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann said that decision was being revised following "intensive talks" with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and a telephone call with Hungarian Prime Minister Orban, bitterly opposed to the waiver.
"We have always said this is an emergency situation in which we must act quickly and humanely. We have helped more than 12,000 people in an acute situation," Faymann said.
"Now we have to move step by step away from emergency measures towards normality, in conformity with the law and dignity."
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AQAP’s New Call To Lone Wolves To 'Assassinate' Economic Personalities, Wealthy Entrepreneurs, Workplace Employees

Public Health And Safety AQAP’s New Call To Lone Wolves To 'Assassinate' Economic Personalities, Wealthy Entrepreneurs, Workplace Employees

By: Anthony Kimery, Editor-in-Chief
09/09/15 

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Only days before the anniversary of the 9/11 attack, “Assassination Operations” is the focus of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula’s (AQAP) latest issue of its English-language magazine Inspire, which targets Muslims and those newly converted to radical Islam.

Among the articles is a military analysis of the January 2015 attack on the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo; instructions for making a home-made grenade; and "Assassinations Field Tactics,” which lists 10 well-known Americans as targets of jihad.

All Western targets on AQAP’s hit list are divided into “economic personalities” and “wealthy entrepreneurs and company owners,” among whom is former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, Robert James Shiller, Charlie and David Koch, Sam Walton, Sheldon Adelson, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Larry Ellison and Michael Bloomberg.

Previous issues of Inspire had already suggested Bernanke and Gates as targets for jihadi assassination.

Homeland Security Today also is one of five media quoted in a two-page spread in the latest Inspire titled,Inspire Reactions: Government & Media Responses.

Among the articles in the latest Inspire are, Some Things Are Too Beautiful to be Forgotten: Will We Ever Experience Such a Sight Once More? (the headline that opens a two-page spread photo of a collapsing World Trade Center building); Remembering BostonDid You Know that a TSA Security Officer is More Likely to Confiscate a Water Bottle than a Bomb; and, Assassination Operations.

"We present to you, a model to follow, and an assassination list which will help us achieve strategic goals,” AQAP said. “We believe that placing this feasible program to Lone Mujahideen will allow us to achieve great goals in this war. Whoever understands the components of the American economy knows the importance these personalities play in the revival of the America Economy. The assassination of these economic personalities or their migration from America or the mere fact that they live in insecurity, will later on bring instability to the American economy."

“One central theme from all Inspire magazines which are directed to Al Qaeda sympathizers in the West has been for calls to do lone wolf attacks,” Homeland Security Today was told by Steven Stalinsky, executive director of the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), which monitors jihadi social media.

“In fact,” Stalinsky said,” this can be traced to the June 3, 2011 seminal Al Sahab video staring Adam Gadahn, ‘Do Not Rely on Others, Take [the Task] Upon Yourself.’ The video was devoted to the topic of Al Jihad Al Fardi ('individual jihad'), namely jihad operations performed by a single individual or by a small group.”

“From that point on,” Stalinsky told Homeland Security Today, “Al Qaeda called on Muslim communities in the West to attack from home.”

Gadahn was an American from California who joined AQAP and became an operative, cultural interpreter, spokesman and media advisor who’d been placed on the Bureau of Diplomatic Security Rewards for Justice Program list of wanted criminals killed in a 2008 US drone strike.

Gadahn had proselytized that, “Muslims in the West have to remember that they are perfectly placed to play an important and decisive part in the jihad against the Zionists and the Crusaders, and to do major damage to the enemies of Islam, waging war on the religion, sacred places and things, and brethren. This is a golden opportunity and a blessing from Allah. The way to show one’s appreciation and thanks for this blessing is to rush to discharge one’s duty to his ummah, and fight on its behalf, with everything at his disposal.”

“And in the West,” Gadahn exhorted the willing, “you’ve got a lot at your disposal … Anyone who is thinking of going forth to the arenas of jihad today has to be aware of the difficulties and dangers that he might face, and that in the end, things might not turn out as he had wished. But by the grace of Allah, the enemies’ interests are today spread all over the place and are easily accessible, as the leaked American State Department cable on critical foreign dependencies makes crystal-clear.”

“So, the opportunity to carry out the divine obligation of fighting the enemies of Allah is available to anyone who has the will and determination, regardless of where he might be,” Gadahn continued.

Stalinsky noted that, “Since this video, and especially with the advent of ISIS and the explosion of social media usage by jihadis, there have been numerous successful and failed attacks in the West. Fourteen years after 9/11, this has become part of life in the West, and proves the calls by Al Qaeda have been heard.”

And that’s what keeps the US Intelligence Community (IC) awake at night, IC counterterrorism officials told Homeland Security Today. With more US-based jihadist terror cases in 2015 than in any full year since 9/11, and the number of US terrorist cases involving homegrown violent jihadists having escalated from 38 in July 2010, to 124 today -- more than a three-fold increase in just five years -- officials said the “persistent” calls for lone wolf jihadists to kill individuals on jihadi assassination lists “will likely provoke” new lone wolf or small cadre attacks.

“The cumulative call to jihad against specific persons, and instructions on how to try to do it, seems to parallel the increase in assassinations and attempts, and jihad attacks in general suggested by AQAP,” one of the officials stated.

US counterterrorism intelligence officials have told Homeland Security Today they “have every reason to believe” Islamist jihadists – all Muslims or individuals and small cells of individuals who’ve recently converted to the Muslim faith and radicalized by online jihadist propaganda -- or recruiters at the Mosques they attend -- are believed to be planning “far more spectacular attacks in the US” than the attempted attack in Texas, at which time officials acknowledged there may be hundreds, if not thousands of radicalized individuals in the US -- some undoubtedly in direct contact with jihadists overseas.


Meanwhile, the Department of Defense -- not just a few of whose senior leaders are named in a recent ISIS “hit list” -- ordered all military installations to “Force Protection Condition (FPCON) Bravo,” which means “an increased and more Predictable Terrorist Threat Activity exists. Specific information suggests probable violence,” and that “extra precaution is appropriate to deter terrorist planning.”

"We have a general concern, obviously, that ISI[S] is focusing on the uniformed military and law enforcement," Comey told reporters.

US Northern Command Commander (NORTHCOM) Admiral William Gortney, who oversees all US military installations in the United States, ordered the FPCON.

NORTHCOM spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said, "We have the same concern about the potential threat posed by violent homegrown extremists.”

Last March, Homeland Security Today reported that as 80 percent of Americans being polled were saying ISIS poses a serious threat to the United States, ISIS supporters were finalizing an English language hit-list of 100 US military personnel, including their photos and addresses. The list -- which Homeland Security Today reviewed -- began to be circulated on jihadi forums and social media on March 21.

The hit list was much like the hit list Al Qaeda supporters circulated on jihadist social media sites in June 2011 which Homeland Security Today first reported. The difference is the current list provides the home addresses of most of the service members on the new list, including top officers in very important command positions.

Eleven of the nation’s top military leaders were among 58 past and present military, corporate and civilian officials identified by members of the Al Qaeda-linked Ansar Al Mujahedeen jihadist forum as infidels who should be murdered, according to a jihadist “hit list” that accompanied a June 6, 2011 Florida fusion center bulletin.

“As in previous issues, this issue [of Inspire] contains an ‘Open Source Jihad’ section which contains specific instructions on how to carry out attacks in the West so that Muslims can ‘train at home instead of risking a dangerous travel abroad,” MEMRI said. “This feature in this issue of the magazine focuses on lone wolf operations, because, it says, they are less expensive to carry out. It also reveals that there are future plans for further articles dedicated to ‘a complete comprehensive assassination program appropriate for a Lone Mujahid operations in upcoming issues of the magazine.’”

“Explaining in depth about choosing a target, the article states that military or security personnel targets inside the US would require multiple operations on a larger scale,” MEMRI stated in an analysis of the current issue of Inspire. “Instead, it suggests smaller targets such as economic magnates, since this could help achieve the group's goals over a shorter period of time. It states:"
"Selecting a target for assassination is divided into two categories; assassinating a target in order to achieve either strategic or tactical goals. As for us, we will be concentrating on operations that will yield strategic goals, directly affecting our war. As for tactical targets, such as assassinating military or security personnel inside America, its resulting effects do not surface unless after executing many operations of the like. And this cannot be realized except with the existence of a Jihadi organization inside America. And it requires a long period of time to execute these operations and requires other independent elements e.g. the masses and population to back you up in order to achieve success. That is why it is necessary for us to concentrate on targeting prominent personalities in order to achieve great goals in a short period."


The magazine provides detailed instructions on how to select a target and carry out an attack.

In the new Inspire article, Assassination Operations, jihadists are provided instructions on how to collect information on a target, generate a plan, prepare for an operation and how to execute an operation. It also provides step-by-step instructions on how to make a deadly timed hand grenade.

Another article, Charlie Hebdo Military Analysis, analyzed the stages involved in the operation. The first method listed is lone jihad, and explained that Inspire was instrumental in the attack on Charlie Hebdothat killed Stephane Charbonnier -- the editor and cartoonist among the 10 journalists killed in the attack on the satirical newspaper’s Paris offices. Charbonnier had been listed as a target.
 
AQAP said the successful attack on Charlie Hebdo was because it had placed targeted persons on a wanted list that was distributed to Lone Mujahideen, adding, “This had no direct connection with the jihadi organization except by means of inspiring and guiding Lone Mujahideen. Inspire magazine was used as the medium to distribute this list. One of the wanted criminals on the list was Stephane Charbonnier."

AQAP takes credit for the operation and explained the group selected and trained Said Koachi, one of the radicalized Islamist jihadists who attacked Charlie Hebdo.

With Islamist jihadi attacks rising, counterterrorism officials who spoke to Homeland Security Today on background because they’re not authorized to discuss classified information, said they believe AQAP strategically timed release of the latest issue of Inspire “while the iron is hot, so to speak,” as one stated.

Perhaps coincidentally, the Islamic State (ISIS) simultaneously released the latest issue of their magazine,Dabiq, which largely deals with the ideology and practices of jihad and sharia law.

Interestingly, just like Inspire did in quoting coverage of AQAP and Inspire by five media -- includingHomeland Security Today -- the latest Dabiq reprints the article, Islamic State is Winning, America Must Soon Use its One Remaining Option, by Michael Scheuer, the CIA’s former head of its Usama Bin Laden unit. Through the magazine, ISIS also offers a Norwegian and Chinese prisoner for sale in “a limited time offer.” 

Friday, August 7, 2015

Radio journalist critical of government killed during live broadcast in Brazil


A well-known radio journalist in Brazil who repeatedly denounced political corruption was gunned down Thursday in the middle of one of his broadcasts.

Gleydson Carvalho was a dogged journalist who had received death threats on Facebook.

Carvalho, police said, was in the middle of his broadcast in Camocim, in the state of CearĂ¡, when two men showed up at the building to buy advertising space, according to the show’s technical operator, Ricardo Farias.

The ad inquiry, police say, was a ruse. Once the men were allowed into the building, one of them forced his way into the Carvalho’s booth and ambushed him.

"The guy opened the door and shot three times. It was very quick. I saw the bloody body and asked for help right away," Farias told reporters. “Gleydson had received threats saying they would kill him and he said on the air that he was threatened and he was not afraid… I always told him not to do it.”

Carvalho was a known critic of the local government and usually talked politics on his show at Radio Liberdade FM.

"Today was silenced one of the most important voices of our region, in a tragic and unnecessary manner," the municipality of Camocim said in a statement posted on its website.

Carvalho’s lawyer, Marcos Coelho, said he never imagined something like this could happen in their town. “This is a crime that deserves the most rigorous investigation possible by the authorities,” he said, as quoted by Mirror.

The Committee to Protect Journalists said this is the third journalist killed in Brazil this year in direct relation to their work. At least 16 journalists have been killed for their work since 2011, the group said.

"Violence against the press in Brazil had already reached unacceptable levels. Now we are stunned by the brazen murder of Gleydson Carvalho in the middle of his radio show," said Sara Rafsky, CPJ's Americas research associate. "Authorities must take action to combat a press freedom crisis that is violating the right of all Brazilians to be informed, not to mention ending journalists' lives."

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

MIDDLE EAST SECURITY EXPERT INTENDS TO SECURE ALL U.S. PUBLIC SCHOOLS

MIDDLE EAST TRAINED THREAT ASSESSMENT SPECIALIST INTENDS TO SECURE ALL U.S. PUBLIC SCHOOLS

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Connecticut ranks high in number of school threats

Three weeks after Connecticut was ranked as the state with the 10th most threats to schools between August and December 2014, Hamden High School evacuated its corridors Friday morning in response to a bomb threat.
Hamden Police Department arrested 18-year-old Dyshawn Silva, who called the police Friday morning to say there was a bomb in the school. The Hamden police did not locate any bombs in the school, and classes resumed Friday afternoon, the HPD reported on their Twitter account on Friday. Silva has been charged with first-degree threatening, second-degree breach of peace and falsely reporting an incident.
Ken Trump, president of National School Safety and Security Services, directed a study on the number of threats to schools across the country, calling the national rise of violent school threats an “epidemic.” His report was released on Feb. 9.
“School threats are a fast growing problem,” he said in a press release. “They send fear and panic through a community.”
His reports said school threats have increased by 158 percent since the same survey was conducted in 2013.
He added in an email to the News that the quick spread of communication via social media is presenting school administrators with added challenges in dealing with school threats. Social media can create widespread anxiety that puts intense pressure on a school’s administration to manage not only the threat but also the communication with students, staff and parents.
Thirty-seven percent of the threats Trump studied were sent electronically, and 28 percent of those communications were sent using social media.
According to Trump’s report, high schools received 70 percent of threats, middle schools received 18 percent and elementary schools received 10 percent. Yet, despite the smaller percentage of elementary schools that receive threats nationwide, the discussion of school threats in the state of Connecticut is focused around the tragedy that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012.
On Feb. 12 — two years and two months after 26 people were killed by a gunman at the elementary school — a task force released a report analyzing the shooting and offering a list of recommendations to legislators.
“The initial, and entirely natural, reaction to a tragedy like the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School is to consider steps that would make it virtually impossible for such a violent event to occur at a school ever again,” the report reads.
Dora Schriro, the commissioner of the state Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, told the Connecticut Post that the state is ready to invest in gathering more data on school threats.
As of March 2015, over $43 million of state funding has been allocated to ensuring improved school safety since the events of December 2012. Gov. Dannel Malloy has expanded the School Security Grant Program. Since November 2013, funding has increased to provide reimbursement for school districts purchasing security infrastructure including surveillance cameras, penetration resistant vestibules, ballistic glass, panic alarms and computer-controlled electronic locks.
“It is unfortunate we have to prepare for these situations, but a well-crafted plan is essential if we are to minimize risks to the lives and safety of students, teachers and school staff during times of crisis,” Malloy said in a December 2014 press release.