Sunday, February 13, 2011

Several news stories this week

The following news stories came out this week.

On Saturday 25 people were injured outside a bar in San Diego when a cab driving at 2:00 a.m. hit the patrons as they were exiting the bar.

The same day a gun battle outside a bar in Guadalajara, Mexico resulted in six dead and 37 hurt.

Lastly, the Los Angeles Times highlighted that a top administrator for the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission helped plan and oversee security and emergency services for the 2010 Electric Daisey Carnival at the same time he was paid as a consultant for the company that produced the event. the event was marred by a number of drug overdoses and the death of a 15-year-old patron. Around 120 patrons were transported to the hospital. There is a discrepancy as to how many off-duty police were present (75 or 85). The crowd overwhelmed security and scaled two fences. The event was supposed to have installed 25 mobile cameras at a cost of $40,000 to help security, but the cameras were not installed according to the article because they did not have enough time/resources.

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