A recent Reuters article mentioned the increasing number of people experiencing credit card rejection as banks attempt to deal with the large number of hackers attempting to steal private information and put false charges on accounts. The problem is apparently increasing worldwide, with total losses from credit and debit cards increasing 10 percent between 2009 and 2010. The United States reportedly made up for 47 percent of that increase.
On Monday, police in Prosper, Texas reportedly took the wife of former NFL start Deion Sanders into custody following a domestic violence incident. The couple had apparently been estranged prior to the incident, during which Deion Sanders claimed to have been assaulted.
Wrongful convictions, as our Dallas readers know, are a powerful reminder of the potential pitfalls in our criminal justice system. One aspect of wrongful convictions that sometimes isn't highlighted the way it should be is prosecutorial oversight.
Recently, a Fort Worth man was sentenced to eight years in prison on a DWI conviction stemming from the 1998 killing of a man due to drunken driving.
Our Dallas readers may be interested in a case out of Illinois involving a Seattle man accused of raping a teenager 50 years ago. The charge reportedly stemmed from another charge that he murdered a young girl from the same small town, Sycamore, five years before the alleged sexual assault.
DNA testing often plays a definitive part in exonerating wrongfully convicted individuals. For those who've benefitted from DNA testing, it is nothing short of a godsend.
A recent Wall Street Journal article pointed out that U.S. laws on drunk driving, while they may seem somewhat harsh in some states, are actually relatively lenient compared to other countries when it comes to the amount of alcohol one is allowed to have before getting behind the wheel.
Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf was recently was arrested on Monday for the second time in less than three days on burglary and drug charges. The 35-year-old Leaf was first arrested last Friday at his residence in Great Falls, Montana after a month-long investigation conducted by the Central Montana Drug Task Force, which was based on suspicious cash-on-demand packages Leaf had been receiving from Florida.
Last Tuesday, officials in the state of Oklahoma announced that a drug operation running from Dallas to Oklahoma City had been dismantled after nearly a year-long investigation. Some sources said 12 persons were taken into custody after nine search warrants were executed and 20 arrest warrants served. Others said at least 13 persons were arrested.
A man who shot into an open at his ex-wife and daughter in an open crowd outside a Jefferson County Courthouse last month had reportedly been accused of sexually abusing his daughter. The incident reportedly took place hours before his daughter was set to continue giving testimony in a trial which she alleged he sexually abused her nine years ago.