Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Cattle Rustling in 2006? really?

I saw this on the Chronicle's website and I thought that it was really interesting. It is just shocking that cattle rustling is still occurring in 2006. This is something that you would expect to hear about in the late 1800's early 1900's. Even Nolan Ryan, the baseball hall of famer, could not avoid being victimized in this archaic crime :

"Authorities said Tuesday they have cracked a cattle-rustling operation that stretched across eight counties and claimed 289 head, including 17 cows and 30 calves belonging to Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan.The total value of the stolen livestock was estimated at up to $300,000."

I guess that we can still use the excuse that this is Texas and in some parts, we are still a ranching society. But in this world of technology today, you just think.. really?

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