tenpoundsofcheese: or a coverup
kevlar51: Did anyone question Steve Sax?
orbister: Will this deter those who think DNA evidence is so reliable that it allows the death penalty to be used without fear of error?
PlatinumDragon: Because if there's a group that's on the side of OWS, it's law enforcement.
LawrencePerson: As opposed to the documented instances of rape, arson, drug overdoses and vandalism among occupy Wall Street participants.And all that for what is essentially a pathetically tiny movement.
generallyso: FTA: On Tuesday, an unnamed law enforcement official said DNA found on a chain at a Brooklyn protest in March matched the genetic material collected from a 2004 crime scene... But on Wednesday, another unnamed "law enforcement official" said that the DNA was actually from a lab worker who handled both cases.But don't let that stop you making headline news out of it. Good old yellow journalism.
Pumpernickel bread: Why the fark are they doing DNA analysis on this? It was a protest site, not a murder scene. Obviously they were fishing for any dirt they could find to discredit OWS
HotWingConspiracy: Pretty much. They were ordered to destroy OWS and were given all the resources they wanted to do it.
halfof33: HotWingConspiracy: Pretty much. They were ordered to destroy OWS and were given all the resources they wanted to do it.Which is pretty hilarious given the fact that OWS was more than capable of doing that themselves, uh, Wings?
Riffington: How often do these kinds of errors occur?A bit scary...
mungo: Just one question -What the fark are the US police doing running DNA tests on discarded jewelery?Orwell's 1984 was meant as a warning, not an operations manual...
HotWingConspiracy: Yeah I read your dumb links the other day.
halfof33: HotWingConspiracy: Yeah I read your dumb links the other day.My dumb Links? The link to an Occupy site, and the link to the Conference Web Site of an Organization dedicated to ending Child Trafficking? And you call them "DUMB."
dsriggs: kevlar51: Did anyone question Steve Sax?[Sad Steve Sax]Best. Episode. Ever.
Debeo Summa Credo: Hysterical. I was surprised but impressed that the NYPD had the ability to match DNA samples from two completely unrelated events - I had no idea that they had that ability, thinking they needed to match specific DNA samples.Turns out it was a just a keystone kops like fark up. D'oh!
HotWingConspiracy: So you can't really vouch for that group or their claims? True believer indeed.
halfof33: HotWingConspiracy:So you can't really vouch for that group or their claims? True believer indeed.Wow, wings, you really want to go down this path? Are you serious? The path where I will show that the sick twists and their rqually deranged apologists have protested against efforts to end child trafficking. NO PROBLEM!Here is a link to an Organization that the OWS has protested against:2012 National Human Exploitation and Trafficking (H.E.A.T.) Watch ConferenceH.E.A.T. Watch combines five successful strategies that protect CSEC victims, enhance efforts to investigate and prosecute their traffickers, and stop human exploitation and trafficking.
tgambitg: orbister: Will this deter those who think DNA evidence is so reliable that it allows the death penalty to be used without fear of error?I'm under the belief that those that maliciously and intentionally cause the death of another human being should never taste the air of freedom again. If there is a visual record of them doing so, then the death penalty gets put on the table. If it's just DNA evidence? Life without parole. If it's to the point where no one can dispute that that person did it? Death. That would narrow down the death penalty to so few cases, that no innocent will be put to death. It would have to be a very high burden, but not an insurmountable one. But 99.99% of murder cases would end with life sentences.
HotWingConspiracy: Right. The protestors stated that that isn't their actual goal and their policies were having opposite of the intended effect.
halfof33: HotWingConspiracy: Right. The protestors stated that that isn't their actual goal and their policies were having opposite of the intended effect.Really, yet you curiously DID NOT post to their web site. Why is that?
Vlad_the_Inaner: "But on Wednesday, another unnamed "law enforcement official" said that the DNA was actually from a lab worker who handled both cases."Wow, this is as good alibi for a serial killer as Dexter Morgan's job."My DNA at the crime scene? Sorry, my bad for the sloppy lab work."
patrick767: Why would they have run a DNA test on a chain left behind at a protest anyway? Are we talking about some kind of heavy, outlaw biker style ass-kicking chain or what?
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