Sunday, June 25, 2017
Maine Security Weekly Newsletter - June 25, 2017
FBI Report on Internet Crime. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has published the 2016 Internet Crime Report. This 28-page report introduces the "Internet Crime Complaint Center" (IC3) of the FBI and tells us how the IC3 supports law enforcement. The report also covers the topics of business email compromise, ransonware, tech support fraud, and extortion. A bunch of statistics is presented as well - 2016 overall statistics, victims by age group, and crime types.
Sail Boston 2017 Labelled High Security Threat. The highest threat level has been designated for the upcoming tourist event to be held in Boston, Massachusetts. Read more in "Boston Tall Ships Event Designated with Nation's Highest Security Threat Level", Security Sales & Integration, June 16, 2017.
Fatal Police Shootings in Maine. 2017 has seen a big jump in the number of people who have died in police shootings in Maine. There is an average of one police shooting per month. (GovTech.gov, June 20, 2017).
Road Rage. Aggressive driving is a big problem on America's highways. Learn what causes road rage and take the road rage quiz to see if you are are possible road rage perpetrator! Aggressive Driving and Road Rage by SafeMotorist.com.
Banning Cellphone Use While Driving in Maine. Both chambers of the Maine Legislature have passed a bill that will outlaw the used of hand-held cellphones while driving. Phones capable of hands-free operation would still be legal. See "Maine Legislature votes to ban cellphone use while driving", Bangor Daily News, June 20, 2017.
No 'Safe' Drug Houses. The Maine House of Representatives rejected a bill that would create two safe houses in Maine where people could take illegal drugs with supervision from medical health professionals. Read "Maine lawmakers reject call to create drug safe houses", Bangor Daily News, June 16, 2017.
Home Lightning Safety. Now that summer is here in Maine we will see more thunderstorms. When the thunder is heard it could be a good time to head indoors. But lightning can also it houses as well. Read Lightning Safety around the Home, Maine.gov.