Author: HSDL Staff

Organized Retail Crime on the Rise

The National Retail Federation has released its 2012 Organized Retail Crime Survey which reports that 96% of retailers were victims of organized theft in 2011. The following definition provided by the organization explains the difference between this form of crime and the more well known forms of retail theft such...

2012 DHS Northern Border Strategy

The Department of Homeland Security recently released its 2012 Northern Border Strategy, which is “the first unified strategy to guide the Department’s policies and operations along the U.S.-Canada Border.” Relations between the United States and Canada are among the world’s strongest, and the border between the two countries is the...

3 Year Anniversary – Little Rock, Arkansas Recruiting Station Attack

Three years ago today, on June 1, 2009, two soldiers were attacked outside a military recruiting station in Little Rock, Arkansas, killing one and wounding the second. Minutes after the shooting the suspect, Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad (aka Carlos Bledsoe), was apprehended by police as he fled the scene. Muhammad was...

Understanding the Threat Posed by Racist Skinheads

The Southern Poverty Law Center released a special law enforcement edition of its “Intelligence Report” focusing on “Racist Skinheads – Understanding the Threat“. The report “is an examination of the history and nature of the skinhead movement, prepared with the needs of law enforcement officers in mind, a glossary of...

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2011

The United States Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor recently released the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2011. “The Country Reports on Human Rights Practices cover internationally recognized civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. These...

HSDL Enters 100,000th Resource!

Since 2003, the Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) has been collecting resources from a wide variety of sources, including federal, state, tribal, and local government agencies, professional organizations, think tanks, academic institutions, and international governing bodies. Resources are carefully selected and evaluated by a team of librarians and subject-matter specialists....

Administration Safety Data Initiative Challenges App Developers

From the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy: “Safety is the number one priority at the US Department of Transportation (DOT), so National Transportation Week is the perfect time for DOT to help launch the Obama Administration’s critical Safety Data Initiative–an historic effort to make government data relating...

2011 Refugees and Asylees Statistics Released

The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Immigration Statistics released its Annual Flow Report on Refugees and Aslyees. This report “provides information on the number of persons admitted to the United States as refugees or granted asylum in the United States in 2011.” “The United States provides refuge to persons...