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Sheila Tyree promoted to Manager of Risk Management for J Crew

Sheila has been with J Crew for more than two decades, starting with the company in 1998 as Manager of Loss Prevention. Before her latest promotion to Manager of Risk Management, she served as Director of Loss Prevention for the company. Prior to joining J Crew, she spent two years with Belk as Manager of Loss Prevention and Group Manager of Loss Prevention. Earlier in her career, she spent 16 years in LP roles with Leggett Stores. Congratulations, Sheila!

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ALL-TAG Delivers New, Meaningful "Eco-Friendly" Innovation in AM (Acousto-Magnetic) Security Labels

BOCA RATON, FLA. -- ALL-TAG, an American manufacturer of RF Labels, and a leading supplier of AM Anti-theft Security Tags, Security Labels, and other loss prevention products, announces the development of the industry's first eco-friendly, AM (acousto-magnetic) anti-theft label. AM technology is a critical and core loss-prevention technology utilized widely across leading retailers and their consumer good manufacturing partners.

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Violence, Crime & Protests

New Shopping Center Technology Helps Police Bust Thieves

High-tech cameras helped Grafton police solve retail crimes - now the police chief wants them installed in neighborhoods
After using five high-tech cameras for one month, Grafton police have recovered two stolen vehicles, captured two retail theft suspects and worked with sheriff's deputies to arrest someone for reckless homicide.

Grafton Police Chief Jeff Caponera said without the technology, police wouldn't have been able to identify those involved.

The five Flock Safety cameras were installed near shopping areas to streamline criminal investigations and deter drivers of stolen vehicles from travelling through the area. According to a news release, nationwide, Flock Safety's services have reduced crime up to 70%, solving thousands of crimes. Operating costs are $2,500 per year for each camera.

Grafton police used the technology to apprehend a known retail thief in Milwaukee. The technology alerted officers when the vehicle entered Grafton. Officers found the car in a Kohl's parking lot and intercepted the suspect as they fled the store with stolen Merchandise.

It was also used to respond to a report of indecent exposure in a retailer's parking lot and to track and identify a retail theft suspect at a parking lot which had poor surveillance-quality cameras. Grafton police matched the vehicle to other vehicles used in known retail thefts, verified the car with the door handle that was being held together with wire hanger and made an arrest.

Caponera said the technology can locate suspected vehicles faster than officers. When officers respond to a retail theft, they often navigate through rows of vehicles in parking lots with only a vehicle description for guidance.

The cameras capture visual evidence using vehicle fingerprint technology to record car details such as full, partial or missing license plates and vehicle make and model.

"These people would be typically coming in here undetected," said Caponera. "Now we have the ability to know that we have a known fraud suspect or a known theft suspect in our city, and we can focus our patrols in the areas of those retail developments."

Caponera said the neighborhood services liaison is gathering a list of homeowners associations to host a presentation about the technology in hopes of possibly expanding the program to residential neighborhoods. (Registration required) jsonline.com

Washington State Law Driving Up Retail Crime?
Retailers, grocers fear increased thefts with new police law
With business advocates emphasizing the link between public safety and the local economy, retailers and grocers are warning that a new statewide police reform law enacted during this year's legislative session will have the unintended consequence of increased thefts and shoplifting.

One of the provisions in HB 1310 is that police officers are prohibited from arresting suspects unless they have "probable cause" that a crime has been committed. Washington Retail Association Senior Vice President of Policy and Government Affairs Mark Johnson told Lens that the law will encourage more criminal activity because "criminals realize that they can steal, and if they're not physically witnessed by a police officer in the act, it's just the word of an employee or customer against theirs. They're going to continue to get more and more brazen and steal more."

Even though the new law took effect only a few weeks ago, Johnson said that association members have already suffered increasing thefts, particularly in King County, that have also become more severe. "Not only is the number of times there's theft occurring increasing, but the violent nature of it is increasing as well. People are becoming more brazen and violent."

In addition to the businesses and workers having to deal with greater risk of violent crime, he added that customers suffer as well. "The more product that goes out the door, it leads to an increase in prices. The company has to make up for the loss somewhere."

For neighborhoods, the cost of local or state public safety policies can manifest in empty storefronts as businesses close. Two years ago Bartell's announced it was closing its downtown store due to regulations and crime. In 2014 California approved Proposition 47, which classified nonviolent thefts of items worth under $950 as misdemeanors. Since then, Walgreens has closed 17 stores due to organized theft in San Francisco, where prosecution for theft have plummeted since District Attorney Chesa Boudin took office in 2020.

Grocers are particularly vulnerable to increased thefts due to their low profit margins -typically around one percent. Washington Food Industry Association (WFIA) CEO and President Tammie Hetrick told Lens that for many members, paying for loss prevention can cost as much as a store makes in profits.

At this point, Hetrick said it's too early to know what the full effects of HB 1310 will be on grocery store thefts. At the same time, businesses suffering from increased thefts are handicapped in their ability to raise awareness about the situation. Both Johnson and Hetrick said members are reluctant to speak out about increased thefts over fear that their locations will develop a reputation for being unsafe, which will only compound their financial losses. thelens.news

Murders Up 16% in Major Cities This Year - But Other Crimes Fell
Homicides Continue to Rise in the U.S., While Other Violent Crime Rates Decline
A new report from the Council on Criminal Justice (CCJ) presents data showing that murders have risen 16% in many major American cities over the first 6 months of 2021, as part of what is being widely viewed as a new wave of crime and violence across the U.S. But according to the report, when compared to the same time period last year, the pace of the increase in murders has slowed down from the first quarter of 2021 through the second: In the first quarter of 2021, homicides rose by 23% compared to last year. In the second quarter, they rose by just 10%.

By the numbers, these Q1/Q2 percentile rises represent 47 murders reported in Portland, Ore. in the first half of 2021 (versus 11 in the equivalent period of 2020), Houston with 228 murders (versus 173 in 2020) and Buffalo, N.Y. with 46 (versus 31 in 2020). But cities like St. Louis saw drops from 156 murders in the first half of 2020 to 108 so far this year, and Boston with an equivalent drop from 35 murders last year to 21 this year.

The rates for other major criminal offenses-includes robberies, residential burglaries, larceny, non-residential burglaries and drug offenses-have also declined compared to 2020. While the national conversation around gun violence and prevention strategies continues, this data shows that while some aspects of the problem remain endemic, others could potentially be trending in a more hopeful direction. And experts are now working to examine what the root causes of these new trends could be.

"We're seeing this new divergence between forms of crime that generally tend to rise and fall together, especially violent crime," Thomas Abt, a Senior Fellow with the CCJ says. "We're not seeing a crime wave across all forms of crime."

More details from the study, conducted by criminologist Richard Rosenfeld and CCJ research specialist Ernesto Lopez, showed that in most cities, the increase in violence rose significantly after George Floyd's murder and during the months of protests that followed. Factors like the strain of the pandemic, reduction in police activity and a lack of trust of the police have been cited as reasons for the increase in violence.

Pandemic-related restrictions, on the other hand, led to some of the declines, like the ones seen in property-related crimes. time.com

LAPD Officer Charged in Store Killing
Manslaughter charges filed against LAPD officer who killed disabled man at Costco
The California attorney general's office announced Monday it had filed manslaughter and assault charges against a former Los Angeles police officer who fatally shot a mentally disabled man during an off-duty confrontation at a Costco store.

Salvador Sanchez, 32, was arrested in Riverside County on suspicion of voluntary manslaughter and two counts of assault with a firearm, according to a criminal complaint made public Monday. Sanchez killed 32-year-old Kenneth French and wounded his elderly parents during a brief confrontation inside a Costco in Corona in June 2019. French, who lived with his parents, had the mental capabilities of a teenager, according to relatives.

Bail for Sanchez was set at $155,000, according to Riverside County jail records. It was unclear whether he would be freed Monday. He is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.

Calling the arrest "a political stunt" by Bonta, Sanchez's attorney, David Winslow, Monday reiterated claims he has made since the shooting: that French assaulted Sanchez in an unprovoked attack as the off-duty officer was holding his young son and waiting in line for free food samples.

"Sal Sanchez was holding his baby when he was violently attacked and knocked to the ground along with his baby. He was also knocked unconscious momentarily. At the time of the incident, he believed he was protecting himself and his baby from being killed. The Riverside grand jury heard all the evidence in this matter and concluded there was no basis for any criminal issues," Winslow said. latimes.com

Police Reform Clashes with Nationwide Violence Spike
Advocates who want to overhaul policing face hurdles after violence spike
In the District and other places nationwide, the push to overhaul public safety - seeking more accountability for police and alternatives to policing and jail to stop crime - is hitting new pushback from those who argue robust policing is needed to combat spikes in gun violence.

In D.C., that tension became even more acute after a weekend in which residents confronted both street violence and possible police misconduct. More than a dozen people were shot, three fatally. And on Sunday an officer, captured on video, repeatedly punched a man being arrested. D.C. Police Chief Robert J. Contee III said the incident left him ashamed, and he suspended three officers pending an investigation.

Naïké Savain, a member of the council-appointed Police Reform Commission, which in April recommended sweeping changes to reduce and realign the force to decrease aggressive tactics, said she was disappointed in the council's decision to add funding for some new officers but does not think it is a blow to the momentum behind the push for change sparked by outrage over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Many items in the latest city budget align with the commission's recommendations, including investing in alternatives to police; however, adding more officers does not. To Savain and many others, putting more police onto the streets is a regression to broken policies of the past.

"It goes against the central theme of our report," said Savain, policy counsel for the DC Justice Lab, a criminal justice advocacy group. "It's an easy request to make in response to what's been going on. But that doesn't mean it's a good idea. It doesn't mean it's good policy. It doesn't mean that it will be effective. The call for more police essentially just creates this never-ending cycle." washingtonpost.com

18 Law Enforcement Deaths in July - 181 Total Year-to-Date
7 COVID-Related - 6 Gunfire - 3 Auto - 1 Heart Attack - 1 Drowning
This month, 18 law enforcement officers died in the line of duty. The cause breakdown (for July 2021 only) is: 7 COVID-related, 6 gunfire, 3 auto-related, 1 heart attack, and 1 drowning. This means that the year-to-date total for line of duty deaths is at 181, a 12% decrease from the same time last year.

The Officer Down Memorial Page extends our deepest condolences to the families, friends, and agencies who lost a loved one to a line of duty death this past month. We encourage our supporters to read the memorials of each of the officers who died in the line of duty.  odmp.org


Cannabis Effect on Crime - Most Read Article in Justice Quarterly
The Cannabis Effect on Crime: Time-Series Analysis of Crime in Colorado and Washington State

Previous studies based on relatively weak analytical designs lacking contextualization and appropriate comparisons have reported that the legalization of marijuana has either increased or decreased crime.

Recognizing the importance for public policy making of more robust research designs in this area during a period of continuing reform of state marijuana laws, this study uses a quasi-experimental, multi-group interrupted time-series design to determine if, and how, UCR crime rates in Colorado and Washington, the first two states to legalize marijuana, were influenced by it.

Our results suggest that marijuana legalization and sales have had minimal to no effect on major crimes in Colorado or Washington. We observed no statistically significant long-term effects of recreational cannabis laws or the initiation of retail sales on violent or property crime rates in these states. tandfonline.com

Guns, desperate migrants & drugs from the U.S. are fueling Mexican crime wave

COVID Update

351.9M Vaccinations Given

US: 36.7M Cases - 633.7K Dead - 29.9M Recovered
Worldwide: 204.3M Cases - 4.3M Dead - 183.4M Recovered

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Private Industry Security Guard Deaths: 285   Law Enforcement Officer Deaths: 332
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CDC Map Shows Unvaccinated Areas Seeing Biggest Surges

COVID Forcing Store Closures
Hinesburg grocery hit by COVID closes for the week

A grocery store has shut its doors for a week because of positive COVID cases.

The store closed Sunday because of multiple coronavirus cases among employees. Lantmans would not tell us how many people are infected or how many staff members are vaccinated, but they did say in a statement that "they strive to provide an environment where everyone feels comfortable in the store." They also say they're following masking and vaccination guidance from the state and the CDC.

Across the street, the town hall is taking similar precautions, once again locking the doors to make sure those coming in are wearing masks. "I think it's sort of an eye-opening moment for the community to understand where we are in this pandemic and that we are still in the pandemic and to be cautious," said Hinesberg Town Manager Todd Odit.

The voluntary closure comes as Vermont reports 89 new COVID cases over the weekend with 20 Vermonters hospitalized. There were also two additional deaths. Even with 84% of the eligible population vaccinated, state officials say the rising case counts highlight the need to have more people get their shots.

Some employers are considering mandating masks and vaccinations. The Vermont Retail & Grocers Association's Erin Sigrist says only one of their 750 members has placed a mask mandate so far but that she expects others may follow suit. "Store owners and managers can only manage what happens within the store and I truly believe that business owners are doing what they can as well," she said. wcax.com

Dollar General Vaccination Centers
COVID-19 vaccine clinics to be in Dollar General stores in 9 Michigan counties
Michiganders can get a COVID-19 vaccine at select Dollar General stores across the state in an effort to get more shots in arms as the delta variant bears down on the U.S. and continues to tick up in Michigan.

The Protect Michigan Commission and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is partnering with Dollar General and SnapNurse to host community COVID-19 vaccine clinics in stores in nine counties, which began Friday and continue through the end of the month.

The clinics will run 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the stores, with the vaccines administered by SnapNurse, a tech-enabled staffing platform, officials said in a release Friday.

"We've made significant progress vaccinating more Michigan residents, and we recognize the importance of helping to overcome challenges to vaccination," Commission Director Kerry Ebersole Singh said. "This partnership helps to break down barriers of accessing the vaccine by bringing clinics to where people are in our communities, including rural and other communities that are harder to reach."

"Dollar General's footprint in the state of Michigan provides an opportunity to reach residents in rural and metropolitan communities alike with local access to the COVID-19 vaccine," said Kelly Blankenship, the company's vice president of store operations. "DG is committed to being a part of the solution to combat COVID-19 and provide greater access to those who are seeking the vaccine." freep.com

How the Pandemic Has Transformed Shopping Malls
NY Times Analyzes the State of the American Mall

The pandemic has changed shopping habits. Today, we take a look at what's happening with malls in the U.S.

Sears exited a couple of years ago, and the mall has steadily lost tenants like the Gap, H&M and Abercrombie & Fitch. My teenage self would barely recognize the place today. Similar declines have been playing out for years at many of the roughly 1,150 enclosed malls in the U.S., as people have turned to the internet, strip-center chains and outlets.

But the pandemic accelerated challenges at some malls that were previously scraping by. Now, while the country's most popular malls continue to perform relatively well, with steady foot traffic and occupancy, hundreds of others are grappling with major vacancies, fewer visitors and uncertain futures.

More than ever, American malls are a story of haves and have-nots. The real estate analytics firm Green Street estimates that at the 1,000 U.S. malls it tracks, there are about 750 vacant anchor boxes - vast spaces that once housed chains like Sears, Nordstrom and Macy's. Those are hard to fill in normal times, but the past year has made it extraordinarily tough.

Changing habits

The plight of malls is significant for American communities and shows how quickly our habits have changed. Many people have a deep nostalgia for their local mall - it was often a hangout spot, a source for back-to-school clothing, or the scene of a first job. An internet subculture commemorates malls that have permanently closed.

But now, many are in a strange limbo. As vaccinations rolled out, pictures circulated of people receiving their shots at empty Sears or J.C. Penney locations. One former Macy's in Vermont has been repurposed as a high school, while other malls are auctioned for pieces and turned into corporate offices. Deborah Weinswig, chief executive of Coresight Research, a global advisory and research firm, anticipates the rise of "dark malls" that exist solely to fulfill online orders for same-day or same-hour pickup.

Most malls took a hit during last year's pandemic shutdowns and have struggled to attract customers back to the great indoors. A slew of bankruptcies, including J.C. Penney and Brooks Brothers, fueled closures. And healthy retailers decided to shutter their least-profitable stores, causing another exodus. More than 12,000 stores were announced for closures in 2020, according to CoStar Group, a data provider for the real estate industry. nytimes.com

The Vaccines Work
CDC data shows 99.99% of vaccinated haven't had serious breakthrough case
More than 99.99% of people who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 have not had a breakthrough case resulting in hospitalization or death, according to an analysis of data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

As of Aug. 2, more than 164 million people in the United States were fully vaccinated against Covid-19, according to the CDC. Fewer than 0.001% of those individuals - 1,507 people - died and fewer than 0.005% - 7,101 people - were hospitalized with Covid-19.

CDC last published data on breakthrough cases through July 26. These latest figures include 938 additional severe breakthrough cases - 862 additional hospitalizations and 244 additional deaths - reported over that seven-day period. The CDC does not provide more detail about the timing of the breakthrough cases.

About three-quarters (74%) of all reported breakthrough cases were among seniors age 65 or older. Of the roughly 1,500 people who died, one in five passed away from something other than Covid-19 even though they had a breakthrough case of the virus, according to the CDC. kvia.com

56% of Americans Support Employer Vaccine Mandates
Americans Are In Favor Of Vaccine Mandates - But Support Is Driven Mainly By Those Who Have Already Been Vaccinated
Despite prominent voices on the right giving vaccine mandates labels such as "Orwellian," they are actually pretty popular among the American public. And where they are controversial, it's based less on partisanship than on whether the individuals have been vaccinated themselves.

According to a late July Morning Consult poll, 56 percent of adults said employers should probably or definitely require COVID-19 vaccinations for their employees and customers; only 32 percent said they probably or definitely should not.

Notably, the numbers don't meaningfully change when Americans are asked about the government mandating vaccines for the general population. The COVID States Project, a polling consortium out of Northeastern, Harvard, Rutgers and Northwestern universities, found in a June/July poll that 64 percent of Americans approved of the government requiring everyone to get a COVID-19 vaccine. All but three states (North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming) had a majority in favor of mandatory vaccines. fivethirtyeight.com

Shaking Off the Handshake?
How to Say No to a Handshake
Nearly three-fourths
(72 percent) of 1,000 workers in the United Kingdom and Germany said they no longer want to shake hands, according to an online survey conducted in May. Only 18 percent said they favor handshakes.

More than half
(57 percent) are worried their business associates will get too close during face-to-face meetings, and 32 percent are not sure if their workplace has any guidelines to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

Their fears aren't unfounded.
More than 4 million people around the world have died from COVID-19, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The U.S. has the highest reported total-600,000 deaths-and current global hot spots include Brazil and Russia. Gaudette thinks a wave or a nod is the safest alternative greeting. shrm.org

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Virus Misinformation Spikes as Delta Cases Surge

3 Months of Record Quitting
Record number of workers quitting is now in its 3rd month - and no end in sight

Quits reached a record-breaking peak in April, and have remained high since.

This is a once-in-a-generation jobs market. The latest data from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey only cements that fact.

Job openings keep hitting record highs, as 10.1 million positions were open in June. But quits were high again, too: People voluntarily leaving their jobs rose to 3.9 million from 3.6 million in May - close to the record-breaking 4 million quits in April, the highest level since the Bureau of Labor Statistics started tracking this data in 2000. Quits have been over 3.6 million for each of the last three months, also something that hasn't happened in decades.

The number of Americans quitting their jobs previously hit historic highs in 2019, before the pandemic hit. But the current set of record highs comes alongside record levels of job openings and historically high hiring.

This all points to a skyrocketing labor market, fueled by huge demand from employers reopening and expanding after last year's lockdowns and by a labor supply crunch from workers seeking better, safer, and higher-paying jobs.

The quit rate remains especially elevated for leisure and hospitality workers, holding strong at 5.3% in April, May, and June. There were 778,000 quits in leisure and hospitality, and restaurants and hotels will likely continue to struggle to find workers to fill open positions without raising pay. businessinsider.com

Retail Wage War Leads to Higher Pay
For 1st time, average pay for supermarket & restaurant workers tops $15/hour

$15 an hour is suddenly the rule, not the exception, for U.S. workers. It's a major shift from pre-pandemic norms.

The U.S. labor market hit a new milestone recently: For the first time, average pay in restaurants and supermarkets climbed above $15 an hour. Wages have been rising rapidly as the economy reopens and businesses struggle to hire enough workers. Some of the biggest gains have gone to workers in some of the lowest-paying industries.

Overall, nearly 80 percent of U.S. workers now earn at least $15 an hour, up from 60 percent in 2014. Job sites and recruiting firms say many job seekers won't even consider jobs that pay less than $15 anymore. For years, low-paid workers fought to make at least that much. Now it has effectively become the new baseline.

As competition for workers heats up, large employers are taking notice and bumping up starting pay. CVS said it will increase starting pay from $11 to $15 by next summer, joining other large employers like Target, Best Buy, Costco and Disney. When major employers raise their wages, it pushes smaller competitors in the area to follow suit, Brandeis and Princeton researchers recently found. The overall effect has been one of the fastest periods of rising wages since the early 1980s for rank-and-file workers and a clear spike from pre-pandemic trends. This higher pay is likely to be permanent as wages rarely fall once they move up. washingtonpost.com

Purchasing Power to Decline in 2022
2022 Salary Increases Look to Trail Inflation

Despite pay raises, employees' 'real' compensation expected to fall

Pay raises in the U.S. are returning to pre-pandemic levels but rising prices mean higher salaries aren't likely to keep pace with inflation, new research shows.

The median total U.S. salary increase budgets for 2021 are 3 percent, on par with the previous 10 years, and projections for 2022 are also 3 percent, The Conference Board reported in June.

Judy Shelton, an economist and senior fellow at the Independent Institute, a free-market think tank, wrote in a July 25 Wall Street Journal column that "nominal wage gains are an illusion when inflation wipes out real gains." While last year's inflation rate was 1.7 percent, she noted, this June the federal government reported a year-over-year inflation rate of 5.4 percent.

As a result, an average 3 percent base pay increase would represent a decrease in purchasing power for employees. shrm.org

Mastercard: In-store sales rebound in July, exceeding pre-pandemic levels
Retail sales in July got a big boost from the Child Tax Credit and pent-up consumer demand, posting their 11th consecutive month of growth.

That's according to Mastercard SpendingPulse, which reported that U.S. retail sales (excluding auto and gasoline) rose 10.9% in July over the year-ago period, and nearly quadruple the average growth in the month of July. (The average year-over-year growth in July over the past four years was 2.9%.).

Brick-and-mortar stores are rebounding, with in-stores sales making up 81.9% of total retail sales for the month, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse, which measures in-store and online retail sales across all forms of payments. In-store sales rose 15.5% year-over-year in July, with weekends having positive spikes in spending as shoppers returned to physical stores. chainstoreage.com

LPF Announces LPC & LPQ Professionals for July
The Loss Prevention Foundation would like to recognize and congratulate the following individuals who successfully completed all of the requirements set forth by the board of directors to be LPQualified (LPQ) and/or LPCertified (LPC). View Full List Here

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ALL-TAG Delivers New, Meaningful "Eco-Friendly" Innovation in AM (Acousto-Magnetic) Security Labels

ALL-TAG, an American manufacturer of RF Labels, and a leading supplier of AM Anti-theft Security Tags, Security Labels, and other loss prevention products, announces the development of the industry's first eco-friendly, AM (acousto-magnetic) anti-theft label. AM technology is a critical and core loss-prevention technology utilized widely across leading retailers and their consumer good manufacturing partners.


BOCA RATON, FLA. - AUGUST 05, 2021 -- ALL-TAG, an American manufacturer of RF Labels, and a leading supplier of AM Anti-theft Security Tags, Security Labels, and other loss prevention products, announces the development of the industry's first eco-friendly, AM (acousto-magnetic) anti-theft label. AM technology is a critical and core loss-prevention technology utilized widely across leading retailers and their consumer good manufacturing partners.

Now produced with an 80% average weight of recycled plastics in our AM labels, an industry first, ALL-TAG's plastics composition is certified by Intertek and the Global Recycled Standard for using a majority of post-consumer recycled material in production. This upgrade will greatly reduce new plastics consumption for multi-billion unit disposable AM labels utilized annually in retail, a key sustainability focus for the retail industry.

ALL-TAG is already progressively switching all of their retail approved, proven AM label production to this eco-friendly standard.

"We are very proud of this new development," commented ALL-TAG's Vice President of Sales, Andy Gilbert. "It's important to note, our retailer and consumer good partners will not acquire any cost-increases, nor experience impact to our standard operations and deliveries."

"ALL-TAG also uniquely offers the only narrow AM label available in roll-format, for high-speed applications. Engineering hurdles from all global suppliers relegated narrow versions of AM label technology to expensive, hand applications, not feasible for many high-volume supply chains," commented ALL-TAG's Director of EAS Solutions, Joshua Simmons. "We overcame these hurdles, & our patent protected narrow AM label roll is proven to function reliably & seamlessly across existing high-speed machine applicators leveraged at product manufacturers & their packagers today. This high-speed applied narrow label innovation expands application options for implementing a narrower version of this proven loss prevention technology, requiring about 30% less plastic and glue to produce, furthering environmental impact reduction while providing more valuable marketing space when the AM label serves as a visible theft deterrent for high-shrink products."

Now leveraging our patented quadruple resonator performance in the narrow label housing (another industry first), lab tests and retailer approvals have confirmed comparable performance to its larger, premium performance counterparts.

To find out more about the product listed in this release, please visit https://all-tag.com/.




Record-Breaking Ransomware Attacks in 2021
Ransomware attempt volume sets record, reaches more than 300 million for first half of 2021

The US, UK, Germany, South Africa and Brazil topped the list of countries most impacted by ransomware attempts while states like Florida and New York struggled as well.

A new report from SonicWall found that attempted ransomware attacks skyrocketed in the first half of 2021, with 304.7 million attempted attacks seen by the company. SonicWall researchers saw a record number of attempted attacks in both April and May but both months were beat by June, which had a record 78.4 million attempted ransomware attacks.

The total figure of ransomware attacks seen by SonicWall in the first half of 2021 smashed the 2020 total of 304.6 million. The fact that the first six months of 2021 have already surpassed all of 2020 alarmed SonicWall researchers, who added that it represented a 151% year-on-year increase.

"Even if we don't record a single ransomware attempt in the entire second half (which is irrationally optimistic), 2021 will already go down as the worst year for ransomware SonicWall has ever recorded," the report said.

According to the 2021 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report, ransomware volume seen by the company hit massive year-to-date spikes in the US at 185% and the UK at 144%. The US, UK, Germany, South Africa and Brazil topped the list of countries most impacted by ransomware in the first half of 2021.

Within the US, the hardest hit states from a ransomware perspective were Florida, which saw 111.1 million ransomware attempts. New York had 26.4 million, while Idaho saw 20.5 million, and Rhode Island as well as Louisiana dealt with nearly 9 million.

For 2021, the most commonly attacked industry is the government, seeing three times as many attacks as last year. Customers in the education field also saw a significant number of ransomware attempts, with an increase of 615%. SonicWall Capture Labs threat researchers found alarming ransomware spikes across healthcare (594%) and retail (264%) organizations as well. zdnet.com


New Bipartisan Cyberthreat Bills Introduced
Countering Cyberthreats: 2 Legislative Proposals Introduced
Two bipartisan bills introduced in Congress this week seek to address cyberthreats. One calls for imposing sanctions against countries that allow ransomware gangs to operate within their borders. Another would require law enforcement agencies to better track cybercrime statistics to identify trends.

On Thursday, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who is the ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the senior member of the committee, introduced the Sanction and Stop Ransomware Act.

In addition to calling for sanctions against governments that allow cybercriminals to operate, the bill would establish cybersecurity standards for critical infrastructure and create new regulations for cryptocurrency exchanges.

"The most important part of this bill is the sections highlighting the fact that ransomware groups are operating with impunity in locations owned by governments that are providing a safe harbor from international law enforcement and the direction to develop regulatory actions around cryptocurrency," says Austin Berglas, who formerly was an assistant special agent in charge of cyber investigations at the FBI's New York office.

Meanwhile, a bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House and the Senate has introduced legislation called the Better Cybercrime Metrics Act, which would require the Justice Department and the FBI to compile more detailed statistics about cybercrime as well as develop a taxonomy to help contextualize and sort this data.

"What we do not measure, we cannot fix. By improving reporting on cybercrime, this bill is the first step toward fighting back against a massive scourge afflicting consumers, communities and our economy," says Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., one of several senators co-sponsoring the bill. govinfosecurity.com

AI & Security

The Impact of Analytics on Security

Once over-promised and under-delivered, analytics are finally reaching their potential in security applications.

"AI and deep learning were launched around five years ago with much hype rather than an educational approach, which left both systems integrators and end users a bit confused on the differences between AI, machine learning and deep learning," says Jason Burrows, Western sales director at IDIS America, Coppell, Texas.

"Some early offerings disappointed as they were launched prematurely, before engines were fully trained and able to recognize objects reliably and accurately. The cost and complexity of early-to-market AI applications made users question the value of deployment, configuration and operator use. This was compounded by privacy concerns and a greater storage burden. As a result, many end users were reticent, and systems integrators were unclear on which solutions would be best suited to meet their customer's needs."

Many of these concerns are quickly fading, though. IDIS' 2020 global survey of more than 700 security integrators, consultants and end users showed that more end users had already begun adopting deep learning or had short- to medium-term plans to do so. The survey also showed that both integrators and end users had a clearer understanding of the main security challenges deep learning-powered analytics can overcome.

SDM's 2021 Industry Forecast Study showed similar changing attitudes. Of those surveyed, 45 percent said they currently offer video analytics, while 26 percent are planning on offering them in the next one to two years, 9 percent are planning on offering them in three to five years, and only 20 percent have no plans to offer them. In addition, 55 percent of security professionals surveyed expect revenue from analytics to increase over the next year.

Analytics can even detect cyber and terrorist attacks, Baker says. "Law enforcement and homeland security officials use analytics to monitor social media, phone communications, travel records and many other data sources to spot potential crimes or terrorist attacks before they occur." sdmmag.com

Security Patches Key to Preventing Breaches
Back-to-Basics: Keep Software Patched
As small and medium businesses begin to re-open following the pandemic, it's important to do so securely in order to protect customer's payment card data. Too often, data breaches happen as a result of vulnerabilities that are entirely preventable. The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) has developed a set of payment protection resources for small businesses. In this 8-part back-to-basics series, we highlight payment security basics for protecting against payment data theft. Today's blog focuses on keeping software patched.

Unpatched software is one of the leading causes of data breaches for businesses. Often, software has flaws or mistakes made by programmers when they wrote the code. Vendors regularly issue updates known as patches to fix these software vulnerabilities. When businesses don't apply software patches from vendors, hackers exploit these vulnerabilities to break into their computers and systems and steal payment data.

Timely installation of security patches is crucial to minimize the risk of being breached. In order to apply patches quickly, it is important that you know how your software is being regularly updated with patches and who is responsible (it could be you!). blog.pcisecuritystandards.org

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4 Ways to Do More With Your Smartphone Camera

Smartphones create unique ways for us to capture and share the world around us, and with a reasonably up-to-date phone, you can utilize a few different functions to do more with your device. One option is to enable your phone's virtual assistant and go hands-free. By doing so, you can simply say "Hey, Siri, take a photo," or "OK, Google, take a selfie." Samsung Galaxy users can use Bixby to take photos and videos on command as well. Need to take a picture that's too wide? Use your phone's panoramic option to take photos and let the software combine them into one big picture. Choosing the slow-motion setting when recording videos is a great way to add drama to videos of sporting events, storms rolling in, or other nature scenes. Google Lens is a great tool which uses artificial intelligence, powered image-recognition, to identify objects in your shot and retrieve information about them from the internet. iPhone and Samsung users can download the Google or Bixby app to utilize on their devices.




Vaccinated or Not - Masks Return to Amazon
Amazon warehouse workers in the US are required to wear masks again

Masks must be worn, regardless of vaccination status

Amazon informed US warehouse employees on Friday that it is once
again requiring them to wear masks to work in response to the spread of the more contagious COVID-19 delta variant (via CNBC and Bloomberg). The company says it offers access to vaccines to over half a million of its employees, but it will require employees to mask up, regardless of their vaccination status.

Amazon confirmed the mask mandate in an email statement to The Verge:

In response to the concerning spread of new COVID-19 variants in the U.S. and guidance from public health authorities and our own medical experts, we are requiring face coverings indoors regardless of vaccination status. We are monitoring the situation closely and will continue to follow local government guidance and work closely with leading medical healthcare professionals, gathering their advice and recommendations as we go forward to ensure our buildings are optimized for the safety of our teams.

Non-warehouse employees currently don't have to deal with Amazon's policy change. The company recently adjusted its return-to-office plans on August 5th, pushing back its return date to January 2022. Like other companies, Amazon had previously considered implementing a hybrid work schedule, with plans to bring office workers back to offices for at least part of the week starting on September 7th.

Taking the extra precautions for warehouse employees seems like the right idea if it plans to continue having staff work in person. Amazon reported in October 2020 that 19,816 workers of its 1,372,000 frontline employees across Whole Foods and Amazon had COVID-19 "or where presumed positive" from March 1st to September 19th, 2020. theverge.com

Criticism Pushes Amazon to Respond
Amazon plans to cut waste following backlash over the destruction of unused products

They come less than two months after British broadcaster ITV reported that Amazon is destroying millions of items of unsold stock at one of its 24 U.K. warehouses every year, including smart TVs, laptops, drones and hairdryers.

Amazon has launched two programs as part of an effort to give products a second life when they get returned to businesses that sell items on its platform or fail to get sold in the first place.

The so-called Fulfilment by Amazon programs, announced in a blog post on Wednesday, will help to build a circular economy, the company said.

It comes less than two months after British broadcaster ITV reported that
Amazon is destroying millions of items of unsold stock at one of its 24 U.K. warehouses every year, including smart TVs, laptops, drones and hairdryers.

The online giant was
sharply criticized by U.K. lawmakers and environmental campaigners at the time and Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged to look into the allegations. In a blog post on June 28, Greenpeace said ITV's investigation showed it was clear Amazon "works with within a business model built on greed and speed." The group also described the environmental and human cost of Amazon's wastefulness as "staggering."

In response, Amazon had said it is
working toward a goal of zero product disposal and that no items are currently sent to landfill in the U.K. cnbc.com

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Glendale, CA: L.A. man arrested after allegedly stealing, reselling $85,000 worth of merchandise
A man was arrested after $85,000 worth of stolen merchandise was found being resold in Los Angeles, Glendale police announced Monday. Angel Pedro, 44 of Los Angeles, was arrested on suspicion of felony theft and receiving known stolen property, the Glendale Police Department said in a news release. On June 23, grand theft occurred from a retail store on the 200 block of N. Glendale Ave. in the city of Glendale, according to police. The store's loss prevention personnel provided officers with surveillance footage of the theft. On June 30, detectives launched an investigation regarding an organized retail crime group and learned that multiple stores in Los Angeles County were burglarized by the same people. Throughout the investigation, detectives learned that the stolen merchandise was being resold on the 2000 block of W. 7th St. in Los Angeles. Detectives determined that over 5,000 pieces of merchandise were stolen, worth approximately $85,000. After conducting surveillance at various locations, Pedro was arrested. ktla.com

Lewisburg, PA: Felony charges for woman who allegedly stole more than $2,400 from Walmart
A woman accused of stealing more than $2,400 of merchandise from Walmart in Kelly Township will have a preliminary hearing scheduled next month. Rhoda M. Sensenig, 22, of Beaver Springs, was charged with a third-degree felony of retail theft for allegedly under-ringing merchandise at a self-checkout on several occasions. The charges were filed last month by Pennsylvania State Police at Milton following an investigation. Trooper Chad Kramer said on March 5, the store's loss prevention staff caught Sensenig under-ringing household items. When they approached her, Sensenig acknowledged she did not ring up several household items, according to the affidavit. Total amount lost was $268.31. Walmart's loss prevention told Kramer that they were familiar with Sensenig from observing her under-ringing items on several prior occasions, but was not able to stop her before she left the store. Upon investigating, police found that Sensenig had also under-rung items on several other occasions dating back to Dec. 18, 2020. Total amount of loss between December and March was $2,462.29, Kramer wrote in the affidavit. northcentralpa.com

Brunswick, OH: 3 Men wanted for Dollar General attempted theft
Three men were seen trying to steal merchandise including hygiene products from a Dollar General store at 1:04 p.m. July 21. A store employee said the three men entered the store and filled two large plastic storage totes with the items. The employee said she had previously seen one of the men exiting a restricted back storage area and security footage shows the three suspects removing items from shelves and the plastic totes. The suspects, however, left the totes in the aisle and exited through the rear emergency exit, activating the alarm alerting another employee. At the time of the report it did not appear as though any merchandise was taken from the store. cleveland.com

Eau Claire, WI: Pair tried to steal $2,000 in merchandise from Walmart
A man and woman tried to walk away with more than $2,000 in unpaid merchandise Saturday from the Eau Claire Walmart store, police said. The merchandise included crossbow arrows and broadheads, a baby stroller and a television, police said. Justin L. Tolle, 20, of Lyndon Station, and Jade A. Weber-Marshak, 23, 3130 Eldorado Blvd., were each charged Monday in Eau Claire County Court with felony counts of retail theft and bail jumping. news.yahoo.com

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Shootings & Deaths

Spring, TX: Suspect fatally shot after opening fire on deputies responding to Walmart shoplifting call
Deputy constables shot and killed a man who allegedly opened fire on them outside a Spring-area Walmart store late Sunday, according to Harris County Precinct 4. The gunfire happened shortly after the deputies responded to a call about possible shoplifters at the store. Constable Mark Herman said store staff spotted a man and woman inside the business who were accused of previously stealing merchandise from another Walmart location.

Herman said the man and woman late Sunday were "literally filling baskets up" with merchandise, but they fled outside when they were confronted by the store's manager. Responding deputy constables were pointed to where the suspects went in the parking lot. They approached and ordered one male suspect to get out of the vehicle. He allegedly started to walk away but with a gun in his hand.

Constable Herman said the suspect brought the gun down to "shooting position" and began to fire at deputies. That's when the deputies returned fire, shooting and killing the suspect. The deputies were not hurt.

The woman and other male suspect in the vehicle fled the scene but were later arrested near Rankin and I-45 North, authorities said. Herman said the couple filling their basket inside the store Sunday night were previously spotted by Walmart security at another store location, who then notified other stores. "They would fill baskets of merchandise, take them out and put them in the car and take off," said Herman, who believes the same suspects are likely responsible for similar crimes at other Walmarts, too. khou.com


Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Guam: Sex offender sentenced for stealing over $250,000 in merchandise from Navy Exchange
A former Guam Navy Exchange employee convicted of stealing over $250,000 worth of electronics was given two years in federal prison by a district court judge last week. Jesse Cruz Camacho, 57, of Harmon, Guam, pleaded guilty on April 6 to 16 counts of theft of government property, the Pacific Daily News reported at the time.

Prosecutors called Camacho a sexual predator who concealed past sexual assault convictions to obtain his position at the military retail store, The Guam Daily Post reported after the sentencing on Wednesday. After stealing the items, he sold some online while giving others as gifts to high school students, according to the report. "What we have here is a very disturbing pattern from a sexual predator," assistant U.S. Attorney Benjamin Petersburg said during the sentencing, the Post reported.

Camacho, a level-one sex offender, spent several years in custody and was dishonorably discharged after being convicted of sexually assaulting three younger service members in the early 1990s, Petersburg said, according to the Post. Information on Camacho's prior service was unavailable Tuesday. He also worked for a brief time at a local school as an aide but was fired after it learned about his past, the Post said. stripes.com

Houston, TX: HPD looking for suspect behind $22K worth of jewelry robberies across Houston area
Houston police need your help identifying a suspect wanted in connection to multiple robbery by force incidents at department stores across Houston. HPD's Robbery Division released surveillance video of a robbery at a department store at Memorial City Mall on July 6. Police say a man walked into the department store at about 12:15 p.m. and acted like a customer inquiring about a piece of jewelry. The man reportedly asked about a 14-carat, 8-millimeter Cuban bracelet or necklace that was valued at $6,300. When the employee took the item out of the display case and held it to show the man, he forcibly grabbed it from her and ran out of the store, police said. He got into a red Toyota Corolla with California plates and sped away from the scene, according to police. Investigators believe he is the same suspect that has targeted six different locations of the same department store throughout the area. Police say he tends to go for heavy chains and has reportedly stolen almost $22,000 worth of jewelry so far. abc13.com

Cleveland, OH: Man sentenced to 25 to 29 years in prison for 18 Armed Robberies
A 21-year-old Cleveland man was sentenced to 25 to 29 years in prison Monday for 18 armed robberies of gas stations within a 30-day period across Cuyahoga County in 2020. Mye Kel Cannady, 21, pleaded guilty to 18 counts of aggravated robbery, one count of failure to comply, one county of vandalism and one count of having weapons under disability. Between Aug. 27 to Sept. 26, Cannady robbed 17 gas stations, one of which he robbed twice, which included six in Cleveland, three in Parma, two in Lakewood, two in Independence and one each in Maple Heights, Brooklyn, Brook Park and Beachwood. According to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office, Cannady waited outside and then entered the stores and demanded money from the victims at gunpoint. The victims, males and females, ranged in age from 19 to 62 years old. During some of the robberies, he pistol-whipped victims and threatened their lives.  news5cleveland.com

Goshen, IN: Suspect charged in robberies of eight local businesses including McDonald's, Meijer and 7-Elevens

Savannah, GA: Man sentenced to 15 years in prison in spree of armed robberies

Montgomery, AL: Convicted Felon Sentenced For Illegally Possessing A Firearm During A Geneva Pawn Shop Burglary



Ohio: Proposed bill to crackdown on counterfeit, stolen items posted on Online Marketplaces
Online shopping increased as many were forced to stay home during peak pandemic orders. With more turning to the internet, instead of stores, purchasing on online marketplaces became the norm. Instead of feeling and trying on goods, online shoppers put their faith in online platforms to determine if the items are legitimate. But many marketplaces online, have very few regulations. A proposed bill co-sponsored by State Representative Haraz Ghanbari (R-Perrysburg) is aiming to change that. "It requires verification of the seller," said Ghanbari. "If you are a legitimate seller, you are likely not going to have a problem registering your business. You are going to want to provide who you are, your business ID, what address you are operating from. Those are normal day-to-day transactions businesses have to provide anyways. But this will be one step to require that."

The Ohio Council of Retail Merchants represents more than 7,000 businesses in the state. Alex Boehnke, the Manager of Public Affairs testified in favor of a bill, looking to crackdown on illegal activities on the new online pawnshops. "It used to be when organized retail crime rings steal products from one of our members' stores and take them to a pawn shop and try to pedal them that way," said Boehnke. "Some of these online marketplaces have become a more convenient outlet." Boehnke said consumers may not even know they are purchasing from illegitimate sellers. "There are a tremendous amount of counterfeit products that are listed on these websites," said Boehnke. "To the unsuspecting consumer, they are aware that they are buying something that it is not purported to be."

Ghanbari tells 10TV the proposed legislation gives law enforcement more resources to investigate if online marketplaces had to vet each seller before allowing their business on a site. "If you are fraudulent, you are not going to want to provide that information or maybe you are going to set up an account or cancel an account," said Ghanbari. "This will allow law enforcement officers to observe some of those red flags or criminal indicators." But what will this do to the small business or person looking to sell items online? Ghanbari said the bill targets those selling at a certain dollar or transaction amount.

More than a dozen other states have similar legislation proposed. Proponents of this bill in Ohio include Ohio Chemistry Technology Council, The Game Manufacturers Association, Home Depot, Retail Industry Leaders Association, Meijer, Ohio Grocers Association, Ohio Manufacturers' Association, The Toy Association, Walgreens, and Walmart. 10tv.com




C-Store - Bowling Green, OH - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Baton Rouge, LA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Tahlequah, OK - Robbery
C-Store - Fort Smith, AR - Burglary
Cellphone - Lincoln, NE - Burglary
Clothing - Greenwich, CT - Burglary
Collectables - Madison Heights, MI - Burglary
Dollar General - Hampton, VA - Burglary
Dollar General - Topeka, KS - Armed Robbery
Grocery - San Diego, CA - Robbery
Jewelry - Kissimmee, FL - Robbery
Jewelry - Maplewood, MN - Robbery
Jewelry - Lancaster, PA - Robbery
Jewelry - Greenville, SC - Robbery
Jewelry - San Francisco, CA - Robbery
Jewelry - McLean, VA - Robbery
Jewelry - Kansas City, KS - Robbery
Jewelry - Colorado Springs, CO - Armed Robbery
Jewelry - Tulare, CA - Robbery
Jewelry - Woodburn, OR - Robbery
Jewelry - Oklahoma, OH - Robbery
Liquor - Madison, WI - Burglary
Liquor - Hampton, VA - Burglary
Restaurant - Mason City, IA - Armed Robbery (Dairy Queen)
Restaurant - New Iberia - LA - Burglary (Landry's)
Restaurant - Charlotte, NC - Armed Robbery
Tobacco - Nevada, MO - Burglary
Walmart - Leesburg, FL - Robbery
7-Eleven - Calvert County, MD - Armed Robbery


Daily Totals:
• 20 robberies
• 9 burglaries
• 0 shootings
• 0 killed

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