JUNE 28, 2019
June 28, 2018

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Dressed in tactical gear, Brian Clyde opened fire on the Earle Cabell Federal Courthouse in downtown Dallas. Clyde died in an exchange of gunfire with officers from the Federal Protective Service. According to Clyde's parents, he had struggled with depression and had been institutionalized after threatening suicide. In a social media post, Clyde is seen with a long gun and says "The storm is coming." His exact motive remains under investigation.
ISIS has recently released several posters threatening London and New York. Another poster illustrates a crashed and burning airliner in a major city. The New York poster depicts an American soldier fleeing an explosion on the Brooklyn Bridge. Although not mentioned, the 4th of July celebrations present an appetizing target, especially to homegrown extremists. ISIS has threatened "What is coming will - Allah willing- be directed at you, and in your own homeland. So be on the lookout until then."

The Nicaraguan military announced they have arrested four alleged members of ISIS attempting to cross into Mexico and ultimately enroute to the United States. Egyptians Mohamed Ibrahim and Mahmoud Samy Eissa and Iraqis Ahmed Ghanim Mohamed Al jubury and Mustafa Ali Mohamed Yaoob were taken into custody crossing in a unprotected area near the Nicaraguan border with Costa Rica. All four were found with travel visas from Costa Rica.
Illinois resident Mediha Salkicevic has been sentenced to 6 1/2 years in federal custody for conspiring to provide material support to terrorists. Salkicevic admitted conspiring with Abdullah Pazara, and others, by sending money and supplies, to include military uniforms, first aid equipment and tactical combat gear to be used in the fight in Syria. Pazarra, a naturalized citizen from Bosnia had traveled to Syria to fight for ISIS.
After pleading guilty to a terror charge in 2017, New Jersey resident Sinmyah Ceasar agreed to cooperate with federal authorities. Prosecutors have filed new charges against Ceasar alleging that she secretly remained in contact with and recruited for ISIS. Ceasar "retained the mindset of ISIS" and was connecting people with ISIS members. She has been charged with providing material support to a terror organization.
Mustafa Alowemer, a Syran refugee, has been arrested by the FBI for plotting to carry out an attack on a Christian church in Pittsburgh, PA. According to the criminal complaint, Alowemer bought bomb-making materials and planned escape routes from the church. Alowemer was allegedly motivated to detonate an explosive device to support ISIS and to inspire other ISIS supporters in the United States to carry out similar attacks.
A federal indictment alleges Noah Stirn, a Florida prison inmate, sent letters to state and federal agencies threatening harm to the Florida Secretary of State and several judges. The letters indicated that explosive devices were to be placed in state and federal facilities and in one letter declared "This is a direct attack on the U.S. Government." In another letter, it is alleged Stirn wrote " There is an improvised explosive device inside your building. This is an orchestrated attack in the name and for the cause of the Islamic State." Similar letters were received across Florida.
Police in Concord, CA have arrested Ross Farca and charged him with making criminal threats and possession of an assault rifle. Investigation revealed the FBI received a tip that Farca was visiting an on-line chat room where he was threatening to commit a mass shooting at an unnamed synagogue. During a search of Farca's home, an AR-15 rifle and several empty high capacity magazines were found. Also recovered was Nazi literature and camouflage clothing.
YouTube will remove thousands of videos and channels that advocate neo-Nazism, white supremacy and other prejudicial ideologies. YouTube's policy is intended to reduce extremism and hate speech. Under the new policy YouTube will ban videos that express discrimination and segregation.
Federal authorities in New York have charged 22 year old Ashiqul Alam of Queens with making threats to go on a shooting spree in Times Square. Alam was arrested by FBI agents after he tried to buy two pistols with removed serial numbers. Authorities also allege that Alam photographed Times Square and went with an undercover agent to a firing range to practice shooting. Alam, a descendant of Bangladish, made references to ISIS and al Qaida, but never pledged allegiance to either group.
Mark Allen, a sixty year old resident of St. Petersburg, FL has been charged with possessing an explosive device. Authorities allege Allen placed an improvised explosive device at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Bay Pines, FL. Surveillance video showed a person resembling Allen placing the device at a hospital entrance. Two days later police received a call from Allen's wife indicating he had built a bomb at their home and she had hidden it in the trunk of her car. Authorities were able to positively identify Allen at that point and link him to the bomb discovered at the hospital.
A neo-Nazi Telegram Channel has been sharing various info-graphics relating to the production of homemade weapons and accessories. Through the use of pictorials, the Channel glorifies far-right violent domestic extremists who have committed acts of domestic terrorism including Brenton Tarrant, Dylann Roof and Timothy McVeigh. The info-graphics contain detailed instructions on how to build pressure cooker IEDs and tactical equipment to include body armor, gas masks and silencers.
Steven Leet, an employee at the Morgan Hill Ford Store in Morgan Hill, CA opened fire on fellow employees after being fired from his job. After being terminated by the Service and Parts Manager, the employee went to his car and retrieved a pistol. He returned killing the manager in his office. He then killed the Parts Manager before turning the gun on himself. Police reported the employee knew he was going to be terminated and brought two guns to work with him.
DeWayne Craddock, an employee of the Virginia Beach Department of Utilities sent an email to his supervision. He said "I want to officially put in my (2) weeks notice to vacant my position of Engineer III with the City of Virginia Beach. It has been a pleasure to serve the City, but due to personal reasons I must relieve my position." Authorities are still struggling to determine why Craddock opened fire on his fellow employees several hours later. Armed with a silenced .45 caliber handgun and several extended magazines, Craddock went on a killing spree that left twelve co-workers dead and four people injured. Craddock was cornered by responding police officers and engaged in an "intense gun battle" before he was killed by police gunfire. One officer was shot but saved by his bullet resistant vest. According to Virginia Beach authorities, Craddock showed no signs of distress prior to the incident and had no work related issues.
Larry Fields has been sentenced to 18 years imprisonment after being found guilty of murder and handgun violations. Fields and fellow employee Tony Ward were engaged in horse-play at the Savage Service Corporation in St. Paul, VA. Ward threatened to pour gasoline on Fields' truck. Fields told Ward that he would shoot him if he did. Ward brought a gas can to Field's truck and was shot in the head and died two days later.
Federal authorities in Bradenton, FL, in response to a tip of potential workplace violence contacted local law enforcement authorities. The tip indicated that an employee of Suburban Propane was threatening a "mass shooting" at their facility. Responding Deputies located the individual in the workplace and in fact recovered a handgun in his possession. The individual, who threatened to commit suicide at the time of arrest, was taken into custody and is currently undergoing psychiatric evaluation. Florida law precludes the employee from being named because he is involuntarily committed to this point.
Police in Coralville, IA have charged Salomen Allen with attempted murder and weapons violations after he followed an acquaintance to a local Goodwill Store where he was employed. As the acquaintance exited his car, Allen fired a shot at him, which missed and struck his car. He fled the scene but was arrested after a short vehicle chase.
Gregory Greene has plead guity to attempted murder charges and has been sentenced to 25 years imprisonment. Greene, a former employee, snuck into the Eggers Funeral Home in Inman, SC and hid until another employee with whom he had a dispute arrived. Greene confronted the man and attempted to shoot him, but his AR-15 misfired. He then chambered another round which was fired into the floor. Greene fled but was arrested a short time later. Greene still possessed a key to the business after leaving one month prior to the incident.
Nicholas Rose has plead guilty to felonious possession of a firearm and sentenced to two years incarceration and mental health counseling. Rose was arrested in 2018 after professing his desire to commit violence against the Jewish community in Irvine, CA. At the time of his arrest Rose possessed a long range rifle, ammunition and white supremacy writings. In addition to his sentence, Rose was given five years of supervised probation and served with a restraining order to protect various congregations he had threatened.
Federal authorities have arrested Daniel Jenkins and Daryl Henry, both of Dallas, TX and charged them with conspiracy to commit hate crimes, kidnapping and carjacking. According to the indictment, the two men created fake profiles on Grinder, a dating application geared towards the LGBTQ community, to lure men to an apartment. Jenkins and Henry targeted and seriously assaulted the men based solely on the sexual orientation. Both face life in prison.
NYPD hate crime investigators are trying to identify an arsonist who set two LGBTQ flags on fire outside of the Alibi Lounge. The flags had been placed to celebrate Pride Month.
Authorities in St. Louis have arrested Edward Terry and charged him with making terrorist threats. Terry was tracked using cell phone data after posting he would be at the State's largest Gay Pride celebration. Terry wrote that he would "come to the pride fest with my guns to kill every gay person I can before I kill myself." Terry is being held on $20,000 bond.
"JESUS STRIKES BACK: JUDGEMENT DAY" is a video game that according to its developers is a heartwarming tale following a group of unlikely friends through a crazy world. It allows gamers to pick from and play a variety of avatars such as Adolf Hitler, Vladimir Putin and Christchurch mass shooter Brenton Tarrant and to carry out attacks. The game is available on-line for $14.88 a veiled numerical reference to the neo-Nazi movement. The creators of the game maintain it was created as satire and not meant to be a political statement.
Maryland patients whose medical bills were handled by the American Medical Collection Agency have had their personal information compromised in a massive data breach. As many as 20 millions patient records may be at risk. American Medical Collection Agency's payment system was compromised in August, 2018 and remained vulnerable through March, 2019. Records relating to the following services may be vulnerable:

  • Quest Diagnostics - 11.9 million patients
  • LabCorp - 7.7 million patients
  • BioReference Laboratories - 422,600 patients
  • Carecentrix - 500,000 patients
  • Sunrise Laboratories - Unknown - Still being assessed

Pursuant to the Maryland Personal Information Protection Act, it requires the American Medical Collection Agency to notify affected parties. That process has begun.
  • Secure your social security number
  • Don't share personal information (birthdate, social security number or bank account
  • Collect your mail daily. Have a trusted person pick it up if you are away
  • Pay close attention to your monthly billing and bank statements
  • Shred receipts, credit offers, account statements to prevent "dumpter diviing"
  • Store personal information in a safe place
  • Create complex passwords on your computer
  • Freeze your credit files with the major credit reporting agences. Credit freezes prevent someone from applying for credit approval or services in your name.
Federal authorities in Philadelphia have seized 17 1/2 tons of cocaine aboard the MCS Gayne docked in the Philadelphia harbor. The one billion dollar seizure was found secreted among legitimate cargo. The ship had destination ports slated in Europe, Africa and Asia. According to one cooperating crew member, the cocaine was loaded aboard while the ship was underway between Peru and Panama, by fourteen smaller vessels. The ship has been seized and six crew members are being held.
U.S. Customs officials seized 333 pounds of cocaine secreted in a shipping container in the Port of Baltimore. The 125 cocaine bricks were found in a container full of beach chairs on a ship that had arrived from China via Panama. The container was destined for a Maryland address.
Our School Resource Officers attending the one week Maryland Model SRO/Security Training. Great training and skill enhancement to stay on top of their game.
The  Anne Arundel County Police  Department is joining the free Neighbors app by Ring to provide the Anne Arundel County community with real-time, local crime and safety information. The Neighbors network already has millions of users and has been instrumental in catching package thieves, stopping burglaries, and keeping neighborhoods safe.

Residents can text ‘ANNEARUNDEL’ to 555888 from their smartphone to download the Neighbors app for free on iOS and Android and use the app to; join their neighborhood, share crime and safety-related videos, photos and text-based posts; and receive real-time safety alerts from their neighbors, local law enforcement and the Ring team.

This is a completely free “virtual neighborhood watch” that does not require you to have a doorbell camera, but will allow all residents to view publicly posted videos and photos without compromising anyone’s privacy. Anyone can download the Neighbors app to monitor neighborhood activity; share crime and safety-related videos, photos and text posts; and receive real-time safety alerts from neighbors and police.

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