Category Archives: Crime

Forensics: Uvalde Shooting Survivors File $27 Billion Lawsuit Against Cops, School District

Survivors of the Ulvade school shooting claim the school district, law enforcement and first responders didn’t act fast enough during the massacre, and now they’re suing for $27 billion. — Read on http://www.tmz.com/2022/12/02/uvalde-school-mass-shooting-survivors-file-lawsuit-suing-27-b-police-authorities/

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#NamUS Case. Testing helps narrow search to ID woman found in NY

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. — More than a dozen people have been ruled out as matches to human remains found last fall in northern Chautauqua County. Using NamUs, the — Read on http://www.timesobserver.com/news/local-news/2022/12/testing-helps-narrow-search-to-id-woman-found-in-ny/

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Forensics: #NamUS cases. Missing: Highlighting the search for people missing in Colorado

After the nationwide search unfolded for Gabby Petito, there is a renewed effort to find missing people. — Read on kdvr.com/news/local/missing-highlighting-the-search-for-people-missing-in-colorado/

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Forensics: #NamUS hopes for more $$$. FBI and Bureau of Indian Affairs Sign Agreement to Improve Law Enforcement in Indian Country

FBI and Bureau of Indian Affairs Sign Agreement to Improve Law Enforcement in Indian Country | OPA | Department of Justice — Read on http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/fbi-and-bureau-indian-affairs-sign-agreement-improve-law-enforcement-indian-country

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Forensics: Politicians to blame. Audit details failures of DC’s Department of Forensic Sciences

An audit of D.C.’s Department of Forensic Sciences (DFS) found that the department failed to “operate as an independent part of the justice system.” — Read on http://www.fox5dc.com/news/audit-details-failures-of-dcs-department-of-forensic-sciences

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#NamUs: 10 cold case murders that remain unsolved in Colorado

Thursday marks five years since Maggie Long was found dead in her home. To this day, her murder remains unsolved. In fact, there are hundreds of unsolved homicide cases in Colorado. — Read on kdvr.com/news/colorado-cold-cases/10-cold-case-murders-that-remain-unsolved-in-colorado/

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Forensics: Shady police lie detector. Wrongfully convicted brothers sue for $125M after 25 years in prison

The exonerated brothers from Pontiac spent 25 years in prison for a 1995 rape and murder they did not commit. — Read on http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/oakland/2022/11/29/wrongfully-convicted-brothers-sue-for-125m-after-25-years-in-prison/69685727007/

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Forensics: 12 years since found, John Doe added to #NamUS national database list of unidentified remains in Yakima County

Only 13 states are mandated to report cases to public accessible NamUS. This must change. Information about human remains found in the Naches River in April 2010 has been added to a national database of missing, unidentified and unclaimed person … Continue reading

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Forensics: 2nd gunshot victim found in search for 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre graves

A second gunshot victim was found among 32 new graves in the search for victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. — Read on abc7chicago.com/2nd-gunshot-victim-found-in-search-for-1921-tulsa-race-massacre-graves/12471735/

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Forensics: Exonorees demand DAs Conviction Integrity Unit do its job. New Haven courthouse protest targets wrongful convictions

A group of Black men who have asserted — and in many cases proven — that their convictions were unjust protested wrongful convictions. — Read on ctmirror.org/2022/11/19/ct-new-haven-courthouse-protest-wrongful-convictions/

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