For a portrait of the Kafkaesque nightmare criminal residency restrictions can create, go read about the permanent sex offender camp that took root several years ago beneath Miami's Julia Tuttle Causeway. Thanks to a local ordinance barring them from living within 2,500 feet of any place that childr ... More >>
In the real world, jewelry store heists don't typically play out like they do in Hollywood. Sunday morning's holdup of a jewelry store in Irving was an exception. Irving police have released surveillance footage of the robbery showing seven masked individuals, several carrying handguns, smashing th ... More >>
Crime doesn't pay? Tell that to truck cargo thieves.
Richardson has just passed an ordinance banning registered sex offenders from living on all but 2 percent of the city's real estate. Those convicted of molesting minors under 17 are now unable to live within 2,000 feet of schools, daycare centers or parks. The only other place in North Texas with su ... More >>
You know, sweatshops have really come a long way since their inception as a friendly, safe environment in which workers celebrated their jobs manufacturing wearables for the masses. Most people who purchase fake Prada bags and knock-off Luis Vuitton luggage probably don't associate their new wares w ... More >>
Read over the weekend that Sherry Jacobson, Metro columnist at The Dallas Morning News, had an explanation for why Dallas tops the FBI's list of crime-ridden cities: We're just too good at reporting our crimes. So, see, no reason to pay attention to the F.B.I.; no reason to even look at the Total Cr ... More >>
According to the F.B.I., if you live in Dallas you might wanna buy one of these. Might save you and the cops a lot of time down the road. Saw this story in the morning paper about yesterday's F.B.I. report on the rise in violent crime last year. Lots of numbers, hard to add 'em all up: "The Dallas P ... More >>
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