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(KOLO TV Reno)   News: Woman convicted of murder may get new trial. Fark: 38 years later   (kolotv.com ) divider line
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2014-03-07 01:56:18 PM  
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Generally, cops just want to close cases. They don't care if their suspect is innocent or guilty.
2014-03-07 04:09:53 PM  
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CruiserTwelve: Because People in power are Stupid: From cops.

Next time a "cop" tells you that, ask him/her if they care about their credibility with the District Attorney or the courts. Ask them if they care that the DA is sick of seeing their crappy cases come across their desks, or that the judges are sick of seeing their crappy arrests come up for arraignment. Ask them if they care that their supervisors think they're lazy and worthless and incompetent. Ask them if they give a damn that their weak cases create bad case law that makes it harder for the good cops to do their jobs.


There is no such thing as a "good cop." I won't believe they exist until they start arresting the bad one at the time the bad ones are doing things like repeatedly tasering someone, filling unarmed people full of lead, etc. Blatant willful dishonesty like yours only makes people even more disgusted. This is why I don't care when something bad happens to a cop.
2014-03-07 03:45:39 PM  
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durbnpoisn: So, if I understand this correctly, the one in jail may not be responsible for THIS murder, but is almost certainly responsible for others that were closely related.  But they are going to give her a new trial for THIS one.

OMG.  Who is driving the bus here?  The only possible outcome is for them to say, "ok, it turns out you are aquitted of this one.  So, that's one less life sentence for you.  Have fun serving the others."  (or something like that.)  In any case, it's not like she's going free.  And it certainly isn't going to bring the girl from 1976 back to life.  That would be rather frightening.


No, it seems to mean
The DNA found on the cigarette butt matched DNA found at *three other* unsolved murders.

FarkaDark: Matched evidence found at three other murders, but not the defendant/person convicted of the murder in question. Does dot mean she did not do it, just that her DNA was not on the cigarette


Yes, but when the DNA was found a *three other murders*, it sort of, you know. Suggests that perhaps the owner of *that* DNA might be a more likely culprit.
2014-03-07 03:30:41 PM  
1 vote:

CruiserTwelve: Because People in power are Stupid: Generally, cops just want to close cases. They don't care if their suspect is innocent or guilty.

Where did you get this belief? It's not even close to the truth.


It's true to a point, at least in some cases. Cops will get so focused on someone they believe is guilty that they get tunnel vision and ignore other leads and evidence.
2014-03-07 02:28:31 PM  
1 vote:

CruiserTwelve: Because People in power are Stupid: Generally, cops just want to close cases. They don't care if their suspect is innocent or guilty.

Where did you get this belief? It's not even close to the truth.


From cops.
 
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