Privacy not guaranteed to HOA residents

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities How much privacy are you willing to give up, in exchange for better security or more open access to HOA records? It’s an important question facing millions of residents of association-governed common interest communities. Today’s posts includes several important points for concerned homeowners and residents to consider. HOAs fighting crime Prevention of crime is one important issue for many private communities, especially if HOAs maintain private roads and gated entries. Continue ReadingPrivacy not guaranteed to HOA residents

Condominium’s private security guard awaiting trial for rape, murder of resident

Family of deceased condo resident suing Orlando condo association   By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   This horrific report follows several similar ones in recent years. It turns out that association-governed communities are not necessarily safe havens from crime, despite the fact that many communities advertise gated entries and private security staff. And, in fact, in some cases, a private security guard is responsible for the assault of a community’s resident. In the case Continue ReadingCondominium’s private security guard awaiting trial for rape, murder of resident

HOA security guard assaults resident of FL gated community

Former Allied Universal Security guard Joseph Golden arrested, out on bail By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Community Last Saturday, according to a report on NBC2, a resident of the Sandoval neighborhood in Cape Coral says that an HOA security guard attacked her as she tried to dirve through the entry gate. The woman says the gate guard ordered her to get out of her car, and, when she refused, he punched her in the face. Continue ReadingHOA security guard assaults resident of FL gated community

Vegas security guard charged with first degree murder following deadly shooting at Mountainside Condos

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities News of a recent shooting at Mountainside Condominiums in Las Vegas has made national news. Associated Press reports that Trayvone Crocket was shot by Malik Kendrick, a security guard employed at Mountainside. Crocket died from his injuries, and a 14-year old girl who was with Crocket at the time was injured in the hand and wrist by gunshot. AP reports that a coroner has ruled the death a homicide. Continue ReadingVegas security guard charged with first degree murder following deadly shooting at Mountainside Condos