Larry Snow with the Secure Transportation and Executive Protection News for Wednesday, June 13th, 2018.
Mexican politician who vowed to crack down on crime shot dead while posing for selfie with fan
A Mexican congressional candidate who vowed to crack down on organized crime was shot dead after a person asked him for picture, CNN reported.
Fernando Purón had just finished an election debate on Friday night when he was approached by a woman holding a selfie stick who asked him to take a photo with her.
Surveillance footage obtained by the Vanguardia showed the 43-year-old politician falling to the ground after being shot in the head by a man who snuck up behind him.
The Science of a Two Vehicle Scenario
The ISDA 2015 and preliminary data from the 2017 Executive/Security Vehicle Survey indicate a dramatic increase in the use of SUVs for Executive Transportation. The 2015 Survey also indicated that there had been a significant increase in the use of two car scenarios for Secure Transportation. If you couple the Survey data with the number of motorcade incidents that have occurred it points to a problem in the making.
The following is an explanation of why a two car scenario can create a risk to the principal and some suggestions on how to mitigate that risk. The risk starts with what scientists call “driver’s eye height.”
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