PRIMA RiskWatch
Feb. 9, 2012

Law enforcement websites report security breach
The Associated Press via
Saboteurs stole passwords and sensitive information on tipsters while hacking into the websites of several law enforcement agencies worldwide in attacks attributed to the collective known as Anonymous. Breaches were reported this week in Boston, Syracuse, N.Y., Salt Lake City and Greece.More

Municipalities need $300 billion in sewer, water work
A federal study shows municipalities nationwide need more than $300 billion worth of essential upgrades to long overlooked water and sewer systems over the next 20 years. The need is acute in Northeastern states with older systems like New York, which needs $29.7 billion worth of improvements, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said recently.More

Prosecutors want greater security for jurors in terror case
New York Post
Federal prosecutors preparing to try a man accused of plotting a terrorist attack on New York City's subways want a judge to take heightened security measures to ensure the safety of jurors who will decide the case. Brooklyn prosecutors have requested that the identity of jurors be kept secret throughout the suicide bomb plot trial of Adis Medunjanin this spring and want U.S. Marshals to escort the panelists to and from the federal courthouse.More

City's budget shortfall expected to grow to $54 million in 2012-13
Hartford Courant
The city of Hartford, Conn., is facing a roughly $3.8 million shortfall for the current fiscal year, and a projected $54.4 million deficit for 2012-13, David Panagore, the city's chief operating officer, said during a special meeting at city hall.More

Carnival security and underage drinking
This Carnival season in New Orleans, the Alcohol and Tobacco Control Board says there will be strong emphasis on underaged drinking. City leaders recently laid out their plans focusing on keeping people safe, and rule enforcement.More

Houston police will no longer unlock vehicles
Houston Herald
Due to liability and insurance concerns, the Houston Police Department will no longer unlock vehicles in the city of Houston. The only exception will be for legitimate emergencies. The decision — which has been being considered for some time now — was made official at a recent city council meeting, where the council voted to discontinue the service.More

Raleigh, N.C., eyes new way forward for public safety needs
The News & Observer
The grand vision for a high-rise public safety center gave way to political reality recently when the City Council embraced a less costly approach that would break the project into phases, starting with a 911 center northeast of downtown.More