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Event Ticket Purchases: The Proposed BOSS Act Would Empower Biden’s Rogue FTC and Make Matters Worse, Not Better

A summer whose entertainment headlines were dominated by Taylor Swift and her blowout concert tour just came to an end.  Unsurprisingly, a significant number of those headlines centered upon the ongoing public policy debate over the consumer ticket purchase experience, along with varying and differing calls for reform.

Unfortunately, some of that discussion served to introduce terribly ill-advised proposals that would only make the industry and American consumers’ enjoyment of it far worse.

To be sure, the genesis of the problem underlying various reform proposals is the issue of predatory ticket resellers who engage in harmful practices that hurt fans as well as the artists themselves.  As just one illustration, resale ticket prices at StubHub alone have increased over 100% since…[more]

September 26, 2023 • 07:25 PM

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Wednesday, November 03 2010

A Northwest Florida man was arrested a day after he robbed a bank at gunpoint.
Jorman Sampaio, 26, walked into the Union State Bank carrying a silver handgun.  After making the employees get on the floor, Sampaio left with about $6,000.  On his way out the door, he dropped a surgical-style glove on the bank floor.  While the investigators combed the scene, a man found a wallet in the street near the bank.
Investigators used the image from Sampaio’s ID card to create a photo lineup, from which employees identified him with relative certainty to be the bank robber.  When lawmen executed a search warrant at his home, they found a surgical glove consistent with the one found at the bank, a silver semi-automatic handgun and cash.
Sampaio was booked into the county jail. 
—Source:  nwfdailynews.com

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