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The Zellman Group Supports the Loss Prevention Benevolent Fund

The Zellman Group, LLC and the Loss Prevention Foundation are teaming up at NRF PROTECT 2022 to support the Loss Prevention Benevolent Fund. The Zellman Group, a doctorate-level partner with the Loss Prevention Foundation is donating 100% of the proceeds from a sports memorabilia silent auction at NRF PROTECT 2022 in Cleveland, OH.

An example of some of the items being auctioned includes an Alex Morgan autographed jersey, a Bobby Knight autographed photo of a chair toss, a Mariano Rivera autographed "Sandman" jersey, and a rare Joe DiMaggio autographed baseball. The silent auction table will be in The Zellman Group's booth #4009.

The Zellman Group and the Loss Prevention Foundation are looking forward to seeing how the LP community shows their support for the Loss Prevention Benevolent Fund at NRF PROTECT 2022.

Summer 2022 Weekend Shooting Analysis
America's Crime & Violence Surge Continues

337 Shootings - 121 killed - 366 Injured in 15 Big Cities Over Last 3 Weekends
The D&D Daily's Big City Weekend Violence Study - Memorial Day to Labor Day

The Daily's study analyzes weekend shooting data in 15 major U.S. cities from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend 2022

Starting Memorial Day Weekend, the D&D Daily began compiling and analyzing data from 15 major U.S. cities to get a snapshot of summer gun violence.

This past weekend, from June 10th through June 12th, there were 81 shootings recorded in these same cities, resulting in 30 deaths and 94 injuries

The chart below shows the totals for each of the past three weekends dating back to Memorial Day weekend.

The D&D Daily will continue to track this data throughout the summer to capture the weekend violence trend in our nation's big cities as warm weather typically brings about more crime and violence.

Click here to see the list of incidents per city and follow along each week as this spreadsheet will be updated every Monday. docs.google.com

Read more coverage about America's crime and gun violence epidemic in the section below

The U.S. Crime Surge
The Retail Impact

Retail 'CEOs for Gun Safety'
Dick's, Levi's and other retail CEOs urge Senate to take action on guns
The chief executive officers of more than 200 companies signed an open letter to the U.S. Senate asking it to "take bold urgent action to address our gun violence epidemic" in the wake of deadly mass shootings in Buffalo, New York; Uvalde, Texas; and other cities.

Among the signers were the heads of retail and apparel companies, including Dick's Executive Chairman Ed Stack and CEO Lauren Hobart; J. Crew Group CEO Libby Wadle; Kenneth Cole, chairman and CEO of the eponymously named apparel company; Levi Strauss & Co. CEO Chip Bergh; Lululemon Athletica CEO Calvin McDonald; Poshmark CEO and founder Manish Chandra and others.

Throughout the letter, the corporate leaders - who dubbed themselves "CEOs For Gun Safety" - did not advocate for any specific measures or gun reforms but rather painted a bleak picture of the heavy toll of endless gun violence in the U.S.

They cited research showing that 110 people are killed by guns daily and another 200 are wounded. "These shootings happen in homes and at cookouts, in schools and houses of worship, in local businesses and big box stores, and on the streets our children travel every day," the letter states. "Among the affected are our employees, our customers, and the communities we work in. And our kids: guns are now the leading cause of death among children and teens."

They also pointed to research showing that gun violence costs the country $280 billion per year, while employers lose a collective $1.4 million per day in productivity and revenue from gun violence.

With the persistence of mass shootings and gun violence over the years, and the lack of legislation to address the issue, some large retailers moved to limit their sales. Walmart has stopped ammunition sales for handguns and military-style rifles, raised the minimum age for gun purchases to 21, and stopped selling assault-style rifles and handguns. The retailer has also asked customers not to openly carry firearms in its stores in markets where the law allows.

Dick's also has been gradually pulling back from gun sales, removing the hunting department from hundreds of its sporting goods stores and paring back its Field & Stream banner. Dick's has also lobbied the government for more gun control measures. retaildive.com

7 Mass Shootings in the U.S. Over the Weekend
At least 5 dead, 27 injured as wave of weekend mass shootings in US continues
At least seven mass shootings have occurred across the country since Friday night, making this the fourth consecutive weekend in which U.S. law enforcement officers have responded to multiple incidents involving four or more victims shot.

Shootings this weekend have left at least five people dead and 27 injured in seven cities, according to the Gun Violence Archive, a site that tracks shootings across the country. The website defines a mass shooting as a single incident involving four or more victims.

The string of consecutive weekend mass casualty incidents began over the Memorial Day holiday, when at least 17 shootings left a total of 13 dead and 79 injured in cities across the country, including Philadelphia, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, Memphis and Chattanooga, Tenn. Last weekend, at least 11 mass shootings erupted, leaving a total of 17 dead and 62 injured across the nation.

Since a May 14 suspected racially motivated attack at a Buffalo, New York, supermarket left 10 Black people dead and 18-year-old white teenager charged with multiple counts of murder, there have been at least 63 mass shootings nationwide, an average of two per day, including the May 24 shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, in which 19 students and two teachers were killed, according to the Gun Violence Archive.

Adding to the carnage were mass-casualty shootings this weekend in New Orleans, Detroit, Louisville, Kentucky; Decatur, Georgia; Antioch, Tenn.; Gary, Indiana; and for the third straight weekend in Chicago. yahoo.com

Deal Reached for Modest New Gun Restrictions
Senators strike bipartisan gun deal, heralding potential breakthrough
A bipartisan group of senators announced Sunday that it had reached a tentative agreement on legislation that would pair modest new gun restrictions with significant new mental health and school security investments - a deal that could put Congress on a path to enacting the most significant national response in decades to acts of mass gun violence.

Twenty senators - 10 Democrats and 10 Republicans - signed a statement announcing the framework deal. That indicated that the agreement could have enough GOP support to defeat a filibuster, the Senate supermajority rule that has impeded prior gun legislation.

Under the tentative deal, a federal grant program would encourage states to implement "red flag" laws that allow authorities to keep guns away from people found by a judge to represent a potential threat to themselves or others, while federal criminal background checks for gun buyers under 21 would include a mandatory search of juvenile justice and mental health records for the first time.

Other provisions would prevent gun sales to domestic violence offenders beyond just spouses, closing what is often called the "boyfriend loophole"; clarify which gun sellers are required to register as federal firearms dealers and, thus, run background checks on their customers; and establish new federal offenses related to gun trafficking.

The agreement does not include a provision supported by President Biden, congressional Democrats and a handful of Republicans that would raise the minimum age for the purchase of at least some rifles from 18 to 21. Handguns are already subject to a federal 21-and-over age limit. washingtonpost.com

NY's Effort to Fight Climb Explosion
New Push in NY to Force Gunmakers to Adopt Microstamping

Microstamping is a type of technology that imprints codes to ammunition as it is fired, creating a unique signature police could use to help solve crimes

New York this week became the second state to enact a law intended to force firearms manufacturers to adopt microstamping, a technology in which guns imprint tiny codes on ammunition cartridges as they are fired - creating a unique signature police could use to help solve crimes.

Big questions remain, though, about whether the new law will actually result in such guns being offered for sale. California passed a similar law 15 years ago, and since then no handgun capable of microstamping has been introduced for sale in that state.

Instead, gunmakers have pulled new handgun models from the California market rather than equip them with the technology, which critics say is costly, unworkable and of questionable valuable as a crimefighting tool. Both states are now trying new tactics to pressure manufacturers. Backers of New York's new law say it has a chance to succeed where California initially failed.

A pair of engineers in New Hampshire are credited with inventing microstamping as a potential law enforcement tool three decades ago. The process involves engraving a serial number inside the firearm, on the tip of the firing pin or breech face.

When the gun fires, that unique number or code is stamped on the shell casing. Law enforcement investigators could then pick up casings at crime scenes and turn to a database that could indicate which gun fired the round and where that weapon was last sold by a licensed firearms dealer. nbcnewyork.com

'We Have to Harden our Stores'
Starbucks may close its bathrooms to the public again amid crime & safety concerns
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says his company might not be able to keep its bathrooms open to the general public.

The coffee company opened its bathrooms to the public in 2018 after two Black men were denied use of the bathroom in a Philadelphia Starbucks while they were waiting for a friend to arrive. When they then sat down in the store without ordering anything, a Starbucks employee called the police, and they were arrested for trespassing. No charges were ever filed.

The incident sparked protests and negative publicity. The company apologized and closed all of its stores for a day to hold racial bias training for employees.

But Schultz said at a New York Times DealBook conference in Washington, DC, Thursday, that the company may have to change its policy once again. He said that a growing mental health problem was posing a threat to staff and customers and making it difficult for Starbucks employees to manage its stores with the current policy in place.

"We have to harden our stores and provide safety for our people," the Times quoted Schultz as saying at the conference. "I don't know if we can keep our bathrooms open."  cnn.com

New Robbery & Crime Trend
Austin police warn of 'jugging' crime trend
The Austin Police Department (APD) is warning of a new robbery and crime trend called "jugging" in which suspects follow victims after they leave a bank or ATM.

"There, they are approached, threatened with violence, or assaulted while the suspect demands the money or aggressively takes the cash bag," APD said in a Friday statement posted to Facebook. "This crime happens when cash bags are visible as the victim leaves the bank or ATM."

Over the last year, APD has counted at least 62 juggings at Bank of America, Wells Fargo and Chase bank locations. APD is warning Austin residents to be aware of their surroundings and "try not to be distracted" while going to banks or ATMs; notice vehicles that may be following them; secure cash in a purse, briefcase or other bags before leaving a financial institution; lock car doors; and call 911 or drive to a police station if they believe someone may be following them. foxnews.com

Carolina Place Mall introduces firearm-detecting dog as new security measure

Cheyenne, WY: Some crimes in city on downward trend for 2022


COVID Update

591M Vaccinations Given

US: 87.3M Cases - 1M Dead - 83.1M Recovered
Worldwide: 540.6M Cases - 6.3M Dead - 515.9M Recovered

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Private Industry Security Guard Deaths: 358   Law Enforcement Officer Deaths: 780
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Mall Biometrics Market Expected to Surge After China's COVID Lockdown
Hot market seen for biometrics & temperature scanning after Shanghai lockdown
As China pursues the 'zero Covid' strategy that locked down Shanghai for two months, analysts quoted by the South China Morning Post say there is a great appetite for biometric cameras that detect signs of infection.

The newspaper cites a report from brokerage Everbright Securities that suggests as many as 2 million devices for detecting infections and confirming test results and vaccination status could be placed in public venues like hospitals, shopping centers, office buildings and entertainment venues in the coming weeks.

Everbright anticipates a $7.5 billion market to emerge, an opportunity for vendors of face biometrics and surveillance systems like SenseTime, Dahua and Hikvision to fill in the void. Another player is Telpo, which makes a facial recognition terminal for multi-person temperature checks to find signs of fever, which is sometimes a symptom of Covid.

The so-called digital sentry biometric devices would primarily employ facial recognition to determine a person's vaccination status, Covid test results and recent movements before granting access to public venues. Everbright says the price per device would range from 2,000 yuan (about US$300) to 10,000 yuan (about US$1,500).

The Morning Post quotes Wang Feng, chairman of Shanghai-based financial services group Ye Lang Capital, saying, "The market potential here cannot be matched anywhere else in the world, because these smart devices will be widely used in big cities to meet stringent virus control rules. Operators of shopping malls and cinemas will buy the machines to improve efficiency of their verification processes."

It may be a boon for China's biometrics industry, which has faced setbacks in recent months. An investigative report from Caixin Global in November 2021 found that four of China's biometrics unicorns have struggled to meet market expectations. biometricupdate.com

The Post-COVID Struggle to Get Employees Back into the Office
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says 'I'll get on my knees' and 'do whatever you want' pleading with workers to return to the office

"I've pleaded with them. I said I'll get on my knees. I'll do push-ups. Whatever you want," Schultz said.

Despite doing "everything" to get employees to come back to the office, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said they're not returning "at the level" he wants.

Speaking at The New York Times's DealBook policy forum in Washington, DC, on Thursday, Schultz - who returned as interim CEO in April after Kevin Johnson stepped down from the role - said swaying staffers away from remote work and back to the office hasn't been productive.

Despite his frustration, Schultz has not mandated that corporate employees return to the office, instead offering "flexible options for eligible, non-retail roles" in the form of hybrid and remote positions, according to the Starbucks website.

Schultz's hesitancy to demand full-time office work runs counter to recent efforts among other executives, including Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who reportedly told staffers to return to the office or resign. Musk has been openly critical or remote work, stating on Twitter that employees who are against working in the office "should pretend to work somewhere else." businessinsider.com

High-Traffic Tourism Destinations Become COVID Hot Spots
Major tourist draws of San Juan, and Miami-Dade and Honolulu counties, have become virus hot spots
The three sizable urban centers in the United States where the coronavirus is spreading fastest right now have something in common: They are major warm-weather tourist destinations.

Miami-Dade County, Fla., Honolulu County, Hawaii, and San Juan, P.R., are all averaging at least 85 new cases a day per 100,000 residents, with test positivity rates above 20 percent, according to a New York Times database. By contrast, the nation as a whole is averaging 34 newly reported cases a day per 100,000 residents, with a positivity rate of 13 percent.

As of Wednesday, new confirmed cases in the United States have been roughly flat at around 110,000 a day on average over the past two weeks, according to a New York Times database, after rising from lower than 30,000 a few months ago. And those are just the reported cases; widespread use of at-home testing means that many positive test results never make it into official tallies, experts say, and many people with mild or no symptoms may never be tested at all. nytimes.com

New Variants & Reinfections Fueling Latest COVID Uptick
Climbing COVID cases remind us pandemic not over
As we head into the summer travel season, experts from Monument Health are cautioning that the emergence of several new subvariants to the COVID-19 virus is causing a spike in unexpected cases.

"Reinfection is the main (cause), and the other one is the unvaccinated folks; that's what's causing it," said Dr. Shankar Kurra, vice president of medical affairs for Monument Health. "These subvariants are very aggressive, 30% to 40% (reinfection rate), which is kind of an astonishing rate for a population that has mostly been infected. We were kind of surprised by that."

"So what's happening is these folks are getting antibodies from (the Omicron variant), but those antibodies are not effective against the subvariants, which is kind of an interesting phenomenon in itself because we didn't anticipate or expect that to happen," Kurra said. bhpioneer.com

CDC: 67% of Americans Should Be Wearing Masks Indoors or Considering It
The percentage of Americans who should be wearing masks in public indoor spaces under CDC guidance is increasing as the U.S. averages more than 100,000 new coronavirus cases each day.

This Covid wave might be the start of our 'new normal,' experts say

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Black Lives Matter-Home Depot Complaint Dismissed by Judge
Judge dismisses complaint from Home Depot employees who claimed company violated workers' rights by prohibiting them from wearing BLM imagery
A judge on Friday ruled to dismiss a complaint from Home Depot employees who claimed the company violated workers' rights by prohibiting them from wearing Black Lives Matter imagery on the job.

In the complaint, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) claimed Home Depot violated federal labor law by barring employees from placing BLM logos on their aprons. The company gave staffers an ultimatum to either remove the messaging or quit.

The NLRB complaint further alleged that the retailer threatened and retaliated against employees for participating in the collective action, including a Minneapolis staffer who said he was suspended after wearing the logo on his apron and encouraging colleagues to join him.

Administrative law judge Paul Bogas wrote in his ruling on Friday that BLM messaging did not have "an objective, and sufficiently direct, relationship to terms and conditions of employment," as first reported by Bloomberg.

He continued: "[The messaging] originated, and is primarily used, to address the unjustified killings of Black individuals by law enforcement and vigilantes. To the extent the message is being used for reasons beyond that, it operates as a political umbrella for societal concerns and relates to the workplace only in the sense that workplaces are part of society." businessinsider.com

'National Outlet Shopping Day'
As inflation surges, mall owner creates new sales holiday

Simon Property Group said the event is for people seeking deep discounts - like an Amazon Prime Day but for retail outlets.

As consumers feel the pinch of inflation, the biggest shopping mall owner in the country, Simon Property Group, has devised a new annual sales event dubbed National Outlet Shopping Day (NOSD), which kicked off on Saturday, June 11.

This campaign aims to raise efforts to increase in-person shopping - like an Amazon Prime Day but for retail outlets. It will run at the real estate owner's 90 premium outlets and Mills-branded outlet properties in the United States.

"Our sales have actually exceeded pre-COVID numbers for several of our brands last year and that's we've seen that consistently throughout this year as well," said Monica Esparza, director of marketing at Round Rock Premium Outlets. kvue.com

Walmart's Redesign Prepares to Roll Out Nationally
Walmart launched a lot of apparel and home brands. Now, that strategy will be put to the test

Walmart has launched style-forward brands, added national brands and debuted a new store design to try to sell more discretionary merchandise.

Walmart's redesigned SuperCenter, located just 16 miles from its Northwest Arkansas headquarters, reflects the retailer's ambitions to get more customers to turn to its stores and website to fill their closets and living rooms, along with their fridges.

It is the retailer's new model, and it will soon spread across the country. Walmart plans to open 30 more redesigned stores by late January and and hundreds more in the following fiscal year, Chief Merchandising Officer Charles Redfield said.

He said the locations will vary slightly and will have different elements of the pilot store. They'll be used to test and learn before Walmart rolls out the look more widely, he said. cnbc.com

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Five Below Identified $700,000 in Inventory Shrink
in One Year with Agilence

Five Below required a data analytics solution built for Asset Protection, Sales Audit and Store Operations. One that could provide actionable insights to the field team, remove the burden of report creation and distribution from IT, provide meaningful results to other departments within the organization, and, most of all, one that would be scalable and could grow with the company.

By utilizing Agilence to generate reports with actionable insights, there is no longer a need for IT to be involved in the process, giving them back 80 hours annually to focus on corporate growth. Utilizing the advanced insights functionality of Agilence also meant that the asset protection department saved over 200 hours per year, giving more than 5 weeks back to a small team to focus on solutions and results.

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The Ongoing FBI-DOJ Ransomware Crackdown
FBI, DOJ say less than 25% of NetWalker ransomware victims reported incidents
Just one fourth of all NetWalker ransomware victims reported incidents to law enforcement, according to officials from the FBI and Justice Department who led the takedown of the group.

Ryan Frampton - a member of the cyberaction team at the FBI's Tampa Division - and Carlton Gammons - the lead prosecutor for the US Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida - spoke at length about their work shutting down the infrastructure of the NetWalker ransomware at the RSA conference on Thursday.

The FBI and DOJ were able to obtain a trove of information on the group after seizing NetWalker's backend servers in Bulgaria during an investigation throughout 2020. Frampton said just 115 NetWalker victims filed reports with the FBI's IC3 center or their local FBI office. But that number is dwarfed by what they found on the NetWalker servers used to host their TOR site.

The servers contained more than 1,000 "builds" - different versions of the NetWalker ransomware customized for each victim based on an analysis of already-breached systems.

"We've fully identified over 450 victims in this investigation, but only 115 actually filed a report. There were 1,500 builds, so the real number of victims in this case was somewhere between 400 and 1,500, and we're never going to know exactly how many there actually were," Frampton said.

"It is important to note that only a quarter of the ones we have fully identified actually filed a report. Those victims that filed a report said they paid $6.7 million dollars. But if you look at the blockchain research and the information that we obtained from the backend server, Netwalker actually extorted nearly $60 million. So whatever numbers you see in the public, it's probably way higher than that."

Only 15 victims told the FBI they paid a ransom but the actual number is more than 200, according to Frampton, who noted that the highest ransom demanded was $12 million and the highest actual payout was $3 million. therecord.media

CISA's List of 800 Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities
CISA's list of 'must-patch' vulnerabilities has expanded  in size & who's using it
When the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency debuted its list of known, exploited vulnerabilities in November, it was nearly 300 flaws long and came attached to an order for federal agencies to fix them quickly.

Now, as of this week, the catalog known as "KEV" or the "Must-Patch" list is well on its way to 800 listings, and it's the "No. 1 topic" that CISA Executive Director for Cybersecurity Eric Goldstein says comes up in his frequent, daily meetings with businesses.

The reason, said Goldstein, is that the private sector has - without any order from his agency - adopted the KEV list as a guide for the vulnerabilities they focus on, rather than relying on the traditional open-source industry standard Common Vulnerability Scoring System for assessing the severity of software weaknesses.

The KEV list features flaws in a who's-who of big tech products, from Adobe to Oracle to Microsoft.

"I think it has driven extraordinary focus and really a big re-conceptualization of how organizations rate and prioritize vulnerabilities, moving away from CVSS as the default, and more towards what's actually being used 'in the wild,'" Goldstein told CyberScoop in an interview, referring to a term for threats actively used in real-world attacks, rather than just theoretically.

CISA, a division of the Department of Homeland Security, has placed 41 additions on the KEV catalog this week alone. But Goldstein said he doesn't fear swamping users with too many vulnerabilities. Ideally, with available technological tools, no human ever has to interact with the list; it should, he said, be entirely "ingested by machines with the use of prioritized, automated mitigation." cyberscoop.com

Slow Cybersecurity Incident Response Times
Only 43% of security pros can respond to critical alerts in less than an hour
Deepwatch released the State of the Modern SOC report, which found that most IT security professionals believe they could have stopped business impacting cyber events if equipped with better response capabilities. Many seek more automation and less alert noise to shorten response times.

AdvertisementThe report found that 85% of IT security professionals have experienced preventable business impacts resulting from insufficient response procedures, while 97% said that more accurate alerting would increase their confidence in automating threat response actions. More than 300 security professionals, working at U.S. organizations with 1,000 or more employees, were surveyed by Dimensional Research for this report.

"Stronger detection paves the way for trustworthy automated response and fast, effective containment of cyber threats," said Wesley Mullins, CTO at Deepwatch. "Modern security operations centers (SOCs) should be equipped with high-fidelity alerts, that include proper contextualization and correlation to provide as clear of a picture of the threat as possible. Not only does that enable analysts to work better, but it also unlocks the ability to implement automated response actions that stop threats with speed and precision. The key is confidence in the detection."

93% of security professionals are working to reduce response times, and 99% either believe they need more automation or want to learn more about automating security incident response in their organizations. Automation would significantly benefit organizations strapped for resources. The research found that 38% of security teams for companies with over 1000 employees are still not resourced for 24/7 SOC coverage; of that, 30% have SOC coverage during business hours only, and 8% have no SOC. helpnetsecurity.com

Cybersecurity Job Cuts Come as Ransomware Attacks Surge
Job cuts hit cybersecurity industry despite surging ransomware attacks

Cybersecurity companies are seeing record growth as ransomware attacks increase and businesses bolster spending to protect their data.

Nothing has lowered Cybereason's expectations for growth. Rather, the continuing rise in ransomware attacks has forced its clients to bolster spending on security systems, putting the security software company ahead of schedule when it comes to revenue.

But Cybereason is cutting costs anyway, confirming last week that it's laying off 10% of its workforce, or about 100 employees. The reductions follow the dramatic swing in the economy this year and the beating that software stocks have taken in the public market.

Cybereason's story resonates with many of the 450-plus vendors in attendance at RSA, the premier conference for companies in security software. The size, scale, complexity and potential damage caused by cyberattacks means that no matter how corporate IT and finance departments are responding to inflation and a potential economic slowdown, budgets are expanding when it comes to protecting data and networks. cnbc.com

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Design Weakness Discovered in Apple M1 Kernel Protections







Amazon Argues that NY Union Victory Should be Overturned
Amazon's request to close hearing on union victory to public is denied

'The Board's hearings are not secret,' the ruling says. 'Accordingly, preventing the public from viewing its important processes is not an option.'

The National Labor Relations Board on Thursday denied a request by Amazon to close a hearing to the public.

Amazon is set to argue before a labor board judge on Monday that the historic union victory at a warehouse in Staten Island should be overturned. Amazon had sought to restrict who could attend the event, which is being held on Zoom.

"The Board's hearings are not secret," Cornele Overstreet, the NLRB regional director overseeing the hearing, wrote in an order filed Thursday. "Accordingly, preventing the public from viewing its important processes is not an option."

"That this case has garnered national and international attention from outside parties only further solidifies the importance of allowing public observation, as employees and members of the public can be better informed of the purposes and policies of the Act," according to the filing.

Amazon, which described the media attention the Staten Island election has received as "unprecedented," said in its Tuesday filing that it was concerned allowing the public to attend the hearing, as is typical, could taint witnesses. washingtonpost.com

E-Commerce Still has a 'Strong Future'
Adobe CEO says e-commerce is seeing price decreases, expects strong future for online shopping

Several categories of e-commerce are seeing price decreases and support the expectation that digital shopping among consumers will hold strong

Several categories of e-commerce are seeing price decreases and support the expectation that digital shopping among consumers will hold strong, Adobe chief executive Shantanu Narayen told CNBC's Jim Cramer on Thursday.

"When you look at the total expense, in addition to the macroeconomic, where there may be a little bit more concern, what's happening is actually you're seeing some price decreases in elements like electronics or things that are happening with games," Narayen said in an interview on "Mad Money."

Narayen also noted that consumer spending increased by $1 billion from April to May, according to Adobe's newest digital economy index.

"Nothing's going to change as it relates to people saying, 'I want to do digital engagement, I want to perhaps buy digitally, pick up physically and you know, the multichannel thing," he said. cnbc.com

Google to Try E-commerce: Why It's Good News for Amazon Shareholders







Memphis, TN: Only Two Months After Nike Distribution Train Robbery Another $150K+ Attempted Theft of Nike Products Happens Again
Corderion Harris was arrested after officers said he was one of at least 15 people breaking into a rail yard on June 10 around 2 a.m. Police said at least 17 train cars were broken into and at least 30 boxes were removed. They also said that all of the boxes contained Nike Air Max shoes totaling up to over $150,000 of merchandise. For every team of boosters who get caught, another team is succeeding giving the Nike Loss Prevention Team headaches. Memphis is Nike's defacto second home because of the proximity to Fed Ex's hub and the logistics which have made Memphis the distribution center of the country. In previous articles I've explained that reselling has always been propped up by thefts of this nature. arch-usa.com

Los Angeles, CA: Four men dressed in black steal thousands in Jewelry at Puente Hills Mall
A jewelry store at the Puente Hills Mall in the city of Industry was struck by smash-and-grab robbers Saturday afternoon, and mall patrons appeared to capture the robbers' escape on camera as they fled. The robbery was reported about 4:15 p.m., when the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department responded to the mall in the 1600 block of South Azusa Avenue, according to Sgt. Magdaleno. Four black-clad robbers entered Daniel's Jewelers, smashed the front case, took an unknown amount of jewelry and fled on foot, Magdaleno said. Video showed the thieves sprinting across what appeared to be a coffee shop or restaurant's dining area, much to the surprise of shoppers. The exact amount that was taken has not yet been tabulated by the store, the Sheriff's Department added. ktla.com

New York, NY: Brooklyn store is robbery crew's latest victim in string of thefts
Surveillance video captured a trio of thieves brazenly yanking new phones right off of their displays at a Brooklyn store - part of a string of thefts that has netted the criminals more than $32,000 so far, cops say. The phones in the video were stolen around 3:20 p.m. May 3 from inside a T-Mobile store at 1367 Broadway in Bushwick, authorities said. The three crooks swiped $3,200 worth of electronics from the display before fleeing the store in a silver sedan, cops said. The NYPD posted video of the crime on Twitter on Sunday. reportdoor.com

Oceanside, NY: Rockville Centre Woman Commits Multiple Larcenies at Victoria's Secret
Fourth Squad Detectives report the arrest of a Rockville Centre woman for an Assault that occurred on Friday, June 10, 2022 at 3:00 pm in Oceanside. According to detectives, police responded to Victoria's Secret located on Long Beach Road for multiple larcenies that occurred in June. While a Loss Prevention Officer was reporting the prior incidents, the female responsible entered the store, began to take store merchandise and concealed it in the front of her pants. Angela McCallum, 45, of 59 S. Centre Avenue was arrested and transported to the Fourth Precinct for arrest processing. The female officer suffered pain and swelling to her knee. She was transported to an area hospital for treatment and evaluation. Defendant McCallum is charged with Assault 2nd Degree, Grand Larceny 4th Degree, Resisting Arrest, five (5) counts of Petit Larceny and Harassment. longisland.com

Lancaster, PA:Thousands of Dollars Worth of Items Stolen from Under Armour store

Durban, South Africa: Seven robbers smash their way into a Gateway mall game store, rob it of Playstations

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Shootings & Deaths

San Antonio, TX: Two Women Killed, One In Critical Condition Following Shooting Near North Star Mall
Two women are dead and a third is in critical condition after they were shot near North Star Mall. Police were called to a shooting in progress at the Loop 410 access road near Blanco Road at around 6 A.M. Sunday. They arrived on the scene to find three women, all in their 20's, lying near a white vehicle. All of them had gunshot wounds, one of the women was pronounced dead at the scene. The two other victims were rushed to the hospital in critical condition but one of them later died. While officers were investigating the shooting they found more than 50 bullet casings from two different guns. They believe two people were involved in the shooting. Police are still looking for the shooters and the names of the victims haven't been released. ktsa.com

Columbus, OH: 24-year-old charged, accused of fatally shooting 25-year-old during dispute inside Tuttle mall
A man is dead and another man is arrested and charged with murder after a shooting inside The Mall at Tuttle Crossing Sunday afternoon. Columbus Division of Police Sgt. Joe Albert said dispatchers received multiple calls about a shooting inside Sole Stop just after 2:40 p.m. Arriving officers found a man, later identified as 25-year-old Dontarious Sylvester, inside the shoe store who was struck at least once. He was pronounced dead at 3:03 p.m. Officers also went through other stores inside the mall to clear people out and make sure no one else was involved in the incident. Officers took the suspect, 24-year-old Tyrone Gray Jr., into custody in the mall parking lot. He is charged with murder. 10tv.com

Gary, IN: 2 killed, 4 wounded in shooting at Indiana nightclub
Police say two people were killed and four others were wounded in a shooting at an Indiana nightclub. Officers responding to reports of shots fired early Sunday in Gary, southeast of Chicago, found two people who had been shot and were unresponsive. Police say a 34-year-old man was near the entrance to Playo's NightClub and a 26-year-old woman was found inside. Both were declared dead at a local hospital. wrdw.com

Gastonia, NC: Teen charged after shooting at Eastridge Mall injuring 3 people
A 17-year-old has been charged in connection with a shooting that wounded three people at Eastridge Mall in Gastonia on Friday afternoon, police said. The victims were shot in the mall parking lot, Gastonia Police said in a news release Friday evening. Two fled into the food court area after being shot. The two men and a woman were taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police Chief Travis Brittain said. charlotteobserver.com

Hillcrest Heights, MD Suspect photos from Iverson Mall shooting released by Prince George's Co. police
Three people were hurt in a shooting near a Chipotle restaurant at the Shops at Iverson in Temple Hills, Maryland, Friday afternoon, police say. The suspects fled the scene, and there is not an active shooter, police said. Prince George's County responded to the shooting in the 3700 block of Branch Avenue about 12:45 p.m. Medics took three people to a hospital. Police believe their injuries are not life-threatening. A heavy police presence is outside a Prince George's County, Maryland, mall after reports of a shooting. Photos of the scene showed numerous police evidence markers in the parking lot right outside of the Chipotle and Mamma Lucia Italian Eatery at the shopping center. Yellow crime tape blocked off the area. wtop.com

Brandon, FL: One shot and wounded outside Brandon Mall, suspect arrested
An argument that started Friday afternoon at the Club Vape kiosk at the Westfield Brandon mall led to one person getting shot outside the mall. Now, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) announced the arrest of the suspect Saturday night. Quran Deandre Johnson, 19, was arrested while operating a stolen vehicle. He faces charges of Attempted 2nd Degree Murder, Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon, and Simple Battery. According to a sheriff's office spokeswoman, an argument between two men broke out around 4 p.m. Friday near the Club Vape kiosk in the mall. The men then went outside and continued to argue. tampadispatch.com

Ellisville, MO: Gunfire hits Ice Cream stand, cars; MSHP pursuit ends in arrest
Gunfire struck a small business and multiple vehicles in Ellisville, Missouri, Sunday evening, police said. There were no reports of injuries, but gunfire did strike the Silky's Custard. A Facebook post from the Ellisville Police Department said a man driving a motorcycle fired the shots. The Missouri State Highway Patrol pursued the motorcycle in Pacific in Franklin County and then onto I-44 in Eureka. The man drove the motorcycle off the highway and ran off into a wooded area. He was taken into custody after a quick foot chase, the highway patrol said. ksdk.com


Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Augusta, GA: Two groups of Armed men arguing in the food court caused chaos at Augusta Mall
Chaos ensued at Augusta Mall on Sunday afternoon after reports of shots fired near the food court, but law enforcement tells us there were no gunshots. According to the incident report, a Richmond County deputy responded to the mall around 2 p.m. Sunday for a report of shots fired. The deputy spoke with mall security who advised there was no active shooter threat and no shots were fired. A witness told the deputy that she saw two groups of men enter the mall near the food court. She says the two groups got into a verbal altercation. One of the men lifted his shirt and openly displayed a gun, and someone in the food court shouted, "Gun!" Multiple people inside the mall started running away from the area. No one was hurt in the incident, nonetheless, the shoppers we spoke to said it was still a very scary experience. wrdw.com

Woodbridge, NJ: Jewelry store employees hurt in Smash-and-Grab Armed Robbery
Several employees were injured in a smash-and-grab robbery at a jewelry store in Woodbridge on Friday night, authorities said. The robbery occurred around 7:45 p.m. when a group of masked people carrying guns and wearing gloves followed an employee through the front door of Virani Jewelers on Oak Tree Road in the Iselin section of Woodbridge, police said. nj.com

Spokane Valley, WA: WinCo bills man for 'stolen merchandise' after shoplifting charges are dropped
The man who was tackled by WinCo security in Spokane Valley has been sent a bill for over $500, half of it for the value of allegedly stolen goods, despite the shoplifting charges being dropped. Rutherford maintains his innocence, claiming a misunderstanding, and stating he never punched the security officer as statements made in the court documents claimed. khq.com

San Diego, CA: 9 armed robberies occur within 3 hours in San Marcos; 3 teens arrested

Houston, TX: Three Men Try To Steal $4,200 Liquor Bottle, Only To Get Away With Cheap Decoy


Cargo Theft

Singapore Company Suing US Railroad for Train Robbery
A Singapore-based shipper filed two lawsuits against Union Pacific for having $181,000 worth of merchandise stolen or contaminated while aboard the company's trains somewhere between St. Louis, Salt Lake City and Los Angeles, according to court filings. Ocean Network Express, the Singapore-based shipper, claims in the first suit that $166,060 of L-Arginine, an amino acid supplement, was potentially contaminated when "The container was found at Los Angeles with doors open, the seal of the container having been breached during Union Pacific's rail carriage of it." The second lawsuit alleges theft of 360 solar panels worth a total of $15,796. It says the panels were "pilfered" while in Union Pacific's custody.

The suits, filed within the last two weeks in federal court, are the first known legal action relating to theft aboard Union Pacific trains in Los Angeles. The train robberies were an international news story in January because of the brazenness of the crimes, with discarded packaging littering the tracks and serving as visual evidence of the scale of the robberies. For a brief period, the robberies became a proxy issue for the intense debates around policing, crime, criminal justice reform, in American cities. At least some Union Pacific workers said mass layoffs of the railroad's internal police force were at least partly to blame. In March, NBC's Los Angeles affiliate reported newly-installed security cameras worked to stop the thefts. vice.com



C-Store - Lancaster County, PA - Robbery
C-Store - East Donegal Township, PA - Robbery
C-Store - Wilton, ME - Robbery
Clothing - Lancaster, PA - Robbery
Grocery - Macon, GA- Armed Robbery
Hardware - Anderson County, SC - Armed Robbery
Jewelry - Los Angeles - Robbery
Jewelry - Woodbridge, NJ - Armed Robbery
Jewelry - Novi, MI - Robbery
Jewelry - Memphis, TN - Robbery
Jewelry - Oxford, MS - Robbery
Jewelry - Danbury, CT - Robbery
Jewelry - Waxahachie TX - Robbery
Jewelry - Rancho Cucamonga, CA - Robbery
Jewelry - Canoga Park, CA - Robbery
Jewelry - Downey, CA - Robbery
Jewelry - New Hartford, NY - Robbery
Jewelry - Newburgh, NY - Robbery
Liquor - Houston, TX - Robbery
Restaurant - Winston-Salem, NC - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Hiawatha, IA - Armed Robbery

7-Eleven - Colorado Springs, CO - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
• 22 robberies
• 0 burglaries
• 0 shootings
• 0 killed

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