From daily The Morning Star in Britain today:
The Labour-controlled council has refused to accept a petition against its use of G4S to provide security at public buildings and events.
SECURITY INDUSTRY BOOMS “America’s preoccupation with safety and struggle with high-profile shootings has resulted in a boom in the number of security guards and private patrol officers. More than 680,000 work in the field, federal labor statistics show, a 20 percent increase since 2004. The security industry has grown four times faster than the private-sector labor market over that period.” [WaPo]