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Security News Roundup: April 2012

Welcome to our bi-monthly roundup of special events security, trade show security, and corporate security news.

The Need for Expert Concert Security

One person was hospitalized after being shot at a Young Jeezy show in London, Ontario. Authorities told the press that they were still investigating the circumstances that led to one hospitalization. Shortly after the incident, Sergeant Basra told reporters that police, “responded to a report of a shooting inside the music hall.”  The reported shooting occurred just one night after a shooting at the rapper’s Toronto concert left a man in serious but stable condition. A blogger who attended that concert wrote “One thing that surprised me about getting in was how weak of a search I got and how Sound Academy’s security was so relaxed.” The same writer reported that people in line to get into the show, “joked about the weak pat down.”

Florida A&M Increasing Campus Security

The President of Florida A&M University has announced that campus security will be increased after a November, 2011 hazing-related death has caused parents to question whether their children will be safe at the university. “Efforts are under way to hire additional security guards, who will be strategically placed around the campus,” said university President James Ammons.

Golfer Calls Security on Heckler

Ian Poulter is known for his unique sense of sartorial splendor (look him up in Google Images), but the golfer was having no discussion of his outfits at the 2012 Masters tournament in Augusta this week. A man in the crowd told the British golfer, considered a long-shot favorite to win the tournament, “your outfit looks stupid,” at least twice. Ultimately, it was a dumb move by the fan — Poulter had special event security remove the heckler, putting the man’s highly prized Masters badge at jeopardy.

Extra  Special Event Security

Anyone showing up to a date with X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos may be surprised to find themselves having dinner with Gareth Varey as well. After problems with ex-boyfriend Justin Edwards — Contostavlos has alleged that Edwards released an explicit video of her on to the internet — the 23-year-old singer is taking no chances. Varey is Contostavlos’ friend, personal assistant, and sometimes bodyguard. “Varey doesn’t necessarily always get involved, he’s just always there,” she revealed, adding that prospective suitors can expect at least four dates with the pair before getting any alone time with the singer.

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