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DNA Privacy and Selling Your Human Data

DNA Privacy and Selling Your Human Data

By: CaseGuard

  Everyone has seen the commercials, you can send in a sample of saliva and a company will send you back a report tracing your family tree all the way back to the garden of Eden, or Ireland; or maybe a combination of New Zealand and South Africa. You can even send in a sample from your favorite hound and find out if your pup is 37% Labrador and 63% Poodle, which would make it a Labradoodle. It...

Jan 28, 2020
In Memory of Police Officer Matthew S. von Seydewitz

In Memory of Police Officer Matthew S. von Seydewitz

By: CaseGuard

  On September 11, 2001, Officer Matthew S. von Seydewitz answered the calls for help. He went towards a terrorist attack to save lives, while others fled in fear. He, like other New York first responders, showed bravery and courage in the face of extreme peril on a tragic day in American history. Like many who felt the call that day, Officer Seydewitz worked diligently to help New York City find...

Jan 27, 2020
Video Surveillance for Airport Terminals

Video Surveillance for Airport Terminals

By: CaseGuard

  There is perhaps no location that perfectly illustrates the need for and use of video surveillance than airport terminals. Airports are multiple complex sites that require immense security and safety measures due to the combination of evolving threats to which they are vulnerable, such as terrorism and theft (of luggage and other high-value items), which is why they benefit most from the recent...

Jan 24, 2020
In Memory of Major Angelanette Moore

In Memory of Major Angelanette Moore

By: CaseGuard

  On January 23, 2020, Virginia Pennsylvania Regional Jail (VPRJ) Correctional Facility lost one of their own well-loved staff members, Major Angelanette Moore. Major Moore suffered a heart attack in the line of duty following a housing unit shakedown. Major Moore, age 40, had spent 20 years serving the community. She was the Director of Security Operations at the VPRJ. Major Angelanette Moore...

Jan 23, 2020
CaseGuard In Memory of Officer Katherine Thyne

In Memory of Officer Katherine Thyne

By: CaseGuard

  Thursday night, January 23, 2020, Newport News Police Department began the process of gathering for a press conference to announce the loss of one of their well-loved members of the force. Officer Katherine Thyne was a new recruit officer who had joined the department in November 2018. She graduated from the nearby police academy in June of 2019. She was a beautiful young 24-year-old mother of...

Jan 23, 2020
In Memory of Deputy Sheriff Sheldon Whiteman

In Memory of Deputy Sheriff Sheldon Whiteman

By: CaseGuard

  Long County is a rich, diverse and historical area near the eastern coast of Georgia. The Georgia constitution officially ratified the county on November 2, 1920. It was named after Dr. Crawford Long (1815-1878) who was an American physician, surgeon, innovator, and pharmacist. He was famous for inventing the use of anesthesia during surgery. Long County’s estimated population as of 2018, was...

Jan 23, 2020
Implications of FOIA on Public Health

Implications of FOIA on Public Health

By: CaseGuard

  For at least three reasons, FOIA is essential to public health practitioners: its capacity to support public health advocacy, its effect on government accountability and transparency, and its ability to promote public health practices and policy making. All states also have enacted laws governing open access to governmental information, many with provisions similar to the federal FOIA. Over the...

Jan 22, 2020
Protecting Teachers Under Attack by Students

Protecting Teachers Under Attack by Students

By: CaseGuard

  A crisis is being underreported in this country. Teachers and school staff members across the country are being assaulted by students in schools, classrooms, and hallways. Federal and state regulations are in place to protect student’s safety and privacy, but the policies regarding protecting educators are failing. Any time a student of any age, attempts to commit a battery, creates the threat...

Jan 21, 2020
Protecting Students and Teachers in Special Education Classrooms

Protecting Students and Teachers in Special Education Classrooms

By: CaseGuard

  We can’t go anywhere today without being caught on someone’s personal or corporate surveillance system. With concerns over both student and staff safety as well as disciplinary reasons, schools are no exception. Teachers and staff cannot be everywhere all at the same time, but cameras can be easily installed to capture footage to help when a security issue arises. When schools gather...

Jan 20, 2020
In Memory of Police Officer Kaulike Kamala

In Memory of Police Officer Kaulike Kamala

By: CaseGuard

  Today’s police forces have become the front line for mental health problems in America. When the nation is unable to handle its health care crisis, leaving those with mental illness without treatment or options, many patients’ ability to continue to reason with reality falters. Studies have shown that on a yearly basis, more than 2 million mental health patients are jailed. That is over 2...

Jan 19, 2020

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