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“A Public Safety Issue” | US Cops would rather bust pot users and issue traffic tickets than investigate years old rapes

This all boils own to lack of $$ ¬†incentives for police agencies to do real and thorough policing. Instead of swatting marijuana users (recreational and medical pot criminalization) , the cops need to get off the drug-war-gravy-train (Fed$$) and their … Continue reading

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Court tosses convictions but won’t say couple is innocent

Originally posted on Wrongful Convictions Blog:
No matter how much evidence of innocence might exist, it is sometimes next to impossible to get the courts to fully admit error. That’s what happened yesterday, when Dan and Fran Keller, who were…

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Politicos start talking about flawed forensic sciences

Five US Senators weigh into flawed forensic methods exemplified by the FBI hair comparison fiasco. More. US Senate hearing on backlogged rape kits. $1B spent so far over ten years, the end is still not in sight. More.¬† Sweat from … Continue reading

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