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Study: Less-Lethal Munitions not Advised for Crowd Control

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Researchers studying injuries sustained by protesters and bystanders in the Twin Cities following the killing of George Floyd say “less-lethal” projectile weapons like rubber bullets are not appropriate for crowd control. University of Minnesota researchers …

Shanghai Fires Four Officials for Deadly New Year’s Stampede

Shanghai sacked four officials and punished seven others for not providing enough security to prevent the deadly New Year’s Eve stampede, the first punishments meted out after President Xi Jinping ordered a probe into the accident. Officials from Huangpu district, …

35 Killed, 43 Injured in New Year’s Shanghai Stampede

Thirty-five people died in a stampede during New Year’s celebrations in Shanghai’s historic waterfront area, city officials said Thursday – the worst disaster to hit one of China’s showcase cities in recent years. A Shanghai government statement said another 43 …

Wal-Mart Steps Up Security as Fight Breaks Out Over TV

With an estimated 140 million Americans predicted to shop this past weekend, retailers bolstered security, deployed Segway patrols and put on live music to distract shoppers and avoid the deal-hunting scrums that can foster Black Friday tramplings. Malls beefed up …

Summer Festivals Pose Unique Risks to Insurers

Crowd control, stage collapse, and food safety – these are concerns facing carriers that insure summer festivals. In a recent interview with Claims Journal, Paul Holehouse, senior risk control consultant for Fireman’s Fund Entertainment, and Jerid Schmickle, director of underwriting, …