PRIMA RiskWatch
April 21, 2011

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Sheriff faces meth charge in state ravaged by drug
The Associated Press via Google News
One county on the edge of the Missouri Ozarks seemed oddly immune to the scourge of methamphetamine ravaging the state, boasting few meth raids or arrests in recent years. Some residents now think they know why, after a meth bust landed the Carter County sheriff himself in jail.More

10 years after 9/11, airport security still not getting it
When it came right down to it, the success of the Sept. 11 attacks had nothing — nothing — to do with box cutters. The hijackers could have used anything. They were not exploiting a weakness in luggage screening, but rather a weakness in our mind-set — our understanding and expectations of what a hijacking was and how it would unfold.More

Charlotte, N.C., police criticize airport security
in wake of stowaway death

The Bellingham Herald
A long-awaited, heavily redacted report evaluating security at Charlotte's airport says its police force is inadequate to properly monitor the nation's 11th-busiest airport. The report by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department follows an investigation by several agencies into how a high school sophomore ended up in the wheel well of a Boeing 737 bound for Boston.More

Atlanta firefighters to question Mayor's math
Members of the Atlanta Professional Firefighters will hold a news conference to question Mayor Kasim Reed's math on the city's troubled pension plan. After a meeting of the city council's finance committee in the afternoon, union members plan to call on council members to hire pension professionals to review the Mayor's pension reform report.More

Beaten Giants fan is returned to medically induced coma
Los Angeles Times
A San Francisco Giants fan who was kicked and beaten by two attackers in a Dodger Stadium parking lot had to be returned to a medically induced coma over the weekend and is expected to remain unconscious for at least another week, hospital officials said.More

California mayor worried about safety after brick incident
The Orange County Register
Mayor Gary Monahan, of Costa Mesa, Calif., has spoken with the interim chief of police about his security after an incident in which someone tossed a brick with a note through a window of the mayor's bar, city officials said. Authorities would not disclose whether security was increased at the mayor's home and bar since the early Saturday morning incident, but Bill Lobdell, a spokesman hired by the city, said, "Appropriate measures have been taken."More