posted on Feb, 2 2005 @ 03:47 PM
Actually BasementAddix, the problem with that case is in two partts.
1) DA's are extremely reluctant to proceute ID thefts due to the "gray areas" in the laws covering this. Recently, the CFO for Dallas, TX was a
victim of identiy theft. The authorities identified the 2 culprits. They had over 300 different people's ID's. During a recent news update on the
story, the most the two criminals will get if anything will be the loss of the stolen ID's. $5,000 in fines and upto 6 months in jail each. With this
type of response, you can see why, DA's do not want to really pursue this type of crime.
2) The second issue that concerns that case that you mentioned, is that the methods used to ID the criminals, the Defending attorney and LULAC
convinced the judge was profiling and as such could not be admitted.
This is the same argument that is being used in many states now when an illegal, hispanic or otherwise is arrested, they will not be prosecuted due to
the possibility "profiliing" will be called into play and thus corrupt the case.