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Fun Fact Friday: Crime Rates Are Dropping, Not Increasing

There is a common misconception perpetuated by numerous news outlets and prominent political figures that crime in the U.S. has increased in the last decade and Americans are less safe than ever before. With the advent of the internet, access to worldwide breaking news on sites such as Facebook and Twitter, and 24-hour news cycles, it is easy to have confirmation bias on this claim.

How to Help After Hurricane Harvey: An Important Message from Radius Investigations

How to Help After Hurricane Harvey: An Important Message from Radius Investigations

This week, we will be taking a small break from our usual “Fun Fact Friday” schedule; I felt that this topic is far more pressing. While many of us are preparing or already on the final summer vacations during the Labor Day holiday weekend, there are those who will not be able to celebrate this week. As Hurricane, Tropical Storm, then Hurricane again, Harvey finally vacated Southern Texas, the damage left behind is, for lack of better words: devastating. As of writing this, it has been reported that there are over 37 people have been declared dead, including Houston Police Sgt. Steve Perez, who drowned while trying to get to work. Countless more are injured and missing. That count, unfortunately, is expected to increase.

Fun Fact Friday: The Inspiration Behind “Sherlock Holmes”

Fun Fact Friday: The Inspiration Behind “Sherlock Holmes”

Sir Arthur Doyle created the iconic character we know today as Sherlock Holmes: The quick-witted, observation skills that err on the side of supernatural, private detective. He has been referenced and depicted in countless pieces of literature, film, and television...

Fun Fact Friday: DNA Profiling-Modern Science to Seek Justice

Fun Fact Friday: DNA Profiling-Modern Science to Seek Justice

DNA profiling is a recent discovery that has only been used since the 1980s. DNA fingerprinting was discovered, like many scientific breakthroughs, by accident. Dr. Alec Jeffreys is a geneticist from the University of Leicester in Great Britain. The original project...

Fun Fact Friday: The “Other” Matthew Seifer

A quick Google search of your name may reveal another person (or several people depending on how common your name is) who shares your name, which can lead to some fascinating (or horrifying) facts about these name doppelgangers. But what are the odds that the person...

Is Airbnb at Fault for Not Performing Proper Background Checks in the Lapayowker Case?

Is Airbnb at Fault for Not Performing Proper Background Checks in the Lapayowker Case?

News organizations worldwide are reporting that Leslie Lapayowker, a former Airbnb “superhost” and guest at Carlos Del Olmo’s residence through Airbnb, was a victim of sexual assault from Del Olmo during her stay. Lapayowker has filed a lawsuit against Airbnb for negligence in reporting Del Olmo’s previous criminal history.

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