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2020-08-17 9:48:28 AM  
The quote was "a dog took my baby"
 
2020-08-17 9:49:31 AM  
I remember this sad story from when I first visited Australia from my assignment in South Korea. My Australian friends and their mates were convinced Michael and Lindy Chamberlain had murdered their child, that no dingo could carry off a baby for a meal.

I was incredulous because their story was entirely plausible. I guess the press driving the story for profit & sales, plus their own lack of experiences with wild predators like we have in the States (wolves, panthers, coyotes, etc.) encouraged them on.

/I also kept getting asked what I thought about Australia 2 winning the America's Cup yacht race.
//My reply was that I couldn't care less that some rich, entitled Americans lost a yacht race.
 
2020-08-17 10:19:19 AM  
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Now wots all this then?
 
2020-08-17 10:30:52 AM  
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2020-08-17 10:36:33 AM  
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2020-08-17 10:39:35 AM  
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2020-08-17 10:41:03 AM  
40 years? That dingo is probably ready for another meal by now.
 
2020-08-17 10:41:03 AM  
And 40 years on we still mock her child's death and her being imprisoned for years even though they have proven that dingoes did take her infant.
 
2020-08-17 10:41:12 AM  
I bet that dog still hasn't gotten the taste out of its mouth.
 
2020-08-17 10:43:34 AM  
Yet another of hundreds, thousands of cases where innocent people were convicted based upon the witchcraft we call "forensic science."

Just about all of it is made up.  It sure as hell ain't a science.
 
2020-08-17 10:44:20 AM  
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2020-08-17 10:45:12 AM  
Well thats farkin grim
 
2020-08-17 10:48:16 AM  
Ah yes. "A dingo ate/took/stole my baby." For when you want to blurt out a joke both lamer and older than the most bottom drawer Austin Powers or Borat quote, but you also want to make light of an actual dead kid in the process.
 
2020-08-17 10:49:35 AM  

RussianPotato: Yet another of hundreds, thousands of cases where innocent people were convicted based upon the witchcraft we call "forensic science."

Just about all of it is made up.  It sure as hell ain't a science.


Maybe you haven't watched enough episodes of CSI but they can solve murders simply by recovering the DNA from farts trapped in furniture now.
 
2020-08-17 10:50:05 AM  

RussianPotato: Yet another of hundreds, thousands of cases where innocent people were convicted based upon the witchcraft we call "forensic science."

Just about all of it is made up.  It sure as hell ain't a science.


Remember the venerated FBI Lab scandal? Yeah, these labs mostly invent evidence to fit a prosecution. Had a buddy who got caught with a bunch of flex, which is used to cut crystal meth.  It looks like meth but isn't illegal in and of itself.  GA crime lab came back and said it was meth but it had degraded while waiting for testing.  He has the credit card record showing him buying it. It was still in the labelled and unopened container. They still won't let it go, daring him to take it to one of their handpicked juries here in GA.  Not that what he was up to was in any way noble, but play by your own rules ffs.
 
2020-08-17 10:50:34 AM  

Michael J Faux: Ah yes. "A dingo ate/took/stole my baby." For when you want to blurt out a joke both lamer and older than the most bottom drawer Austin Powers or Borat quote, but you also want to make light of an actual dead kid in the process.


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2020-08-17 10:50:35 AM  

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What's worse: losing the kid, being accused of it, or it never being forgotten?
 
2020-08-17 10:51:22 AM  

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Ah, the last of the fake-ass Interceptors.
 
2020-08-17 10:53:51 AM  

RussianPotato: Yet another of hundreds, thousands of cases where innocent people were convicted based upon the witchcraft we call "forensic science."

Just about all of it is made up.  It sure as hell ain't a science.


What what science convicted her?
Didn't they just assume she was lying? Because we're human garbage like that!
FFS! I've been accused of lying here on Fark over the silliest Little things!  Like the my age, age of family and other things I'd have no reason to lie about.
And fine. People lie. But, if people lie witnesses should be as this believe as much as suspects are disbelieved.
WTF? We're cruel scumbag idiots.
 
2020-08-17 10:54:37 AM  
Can the RAAF drop some napalm all over those dingo dens in retaliation, please?
 
2020-08-17 10:54:56 AM  
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2020-08-17 10:55:49 AM  

Michael J Faux: Ah yes. "A dingo ate/took/stole my baby." For when you want to blurt out a joke both lamer and older than the most bottom drawer Austin Powers or Borat quote, but you also want to make light of an actual dead kid in the process.


Hay leave Borat out if this or I'll shove into a pu$$y magnet.


NOT.
 
2020-08-17 10:56:42 AM  
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2020-08-17 10:58:20 AM  
ITT: Trumpers who don't believe in science.  Who would have guessed?
 
2020-08-17 10:59:26 AM  

Sexy Jesus: RussianPotato: Yet another of hundreds, thousands of cases where innocent people were convicted based upon the witchcraft we call "forensic science."

Just about all of it is made up.  It sure as hell ain't a science.

Remember the venerated FBI Lab scandal? Yeah, these labs mostly invent evidence to fit a prosecution. Had a buddy who got caught with a bunch of flex, which is used to cut crystal meth.  It looks like meth but isn't illegal in and of itself.  GA crime lab came back and said it was meth but it had degraded while waiting for testing.  He has the credit card record showing him buying it. It was still in the labelled and unopened container. They still won't let it go, daring him to take it to one of their handpicked juries here in GA.  Not that what he was up to was in any way noble, but play by your own rules ffs.


I hate how juries just believe what ever the prosecution says, while also just dismissing the accused as lying.
WTF ppl. All people lie. Not just the accused you idiots.
 
2020-08-17 10:59:29 AM  
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2020-08-17 11:18:47 AM  

AirForceVet: I remember this sad story from when I first visited Australia from my assignment in South Korea. My Australian friends and their mates were convinced Michael and Lindy Chamberlain had murdered their child, that no dingo could carry off a baby for a meal.

I was incredulous because their story was entirely plausible. I guess the press driving the story for profit & sales, plus their own lack of experiences with wild predators like we have in the States (wolves, panthers, coyotes, etc.) encouraged them on.

/I also kept getting asked what I thought about Australia 2 winning the America's Cup yacht race.
//My reply was that I couldn't care less that some rich, entitled Americans lost a yacht race.


Yeah, it was part:

1) The Media inflating the case
2) Prejudice against the 7 day Adventist church, which was relatively new in Australia
3) Satanic Panic playing into point 2
4) Parishioners who thought that Lindy was "weird" and not performing in her role as a Minister's wife. Fueling point 3
5) Public perception that Dingos where harmless towards humans and/or too afraid of humans to approach a campsite, despite expert advice.

I found an amazing detailed article on the old court tv site, which seems to be deleted, that gave a detailed account of the whole case and how it was completely botched.

The local cops basically decided that it was impossible for a Dingo to remove a newborn from a tent by trying to lift a 10lbs bucket with their teeth. They completely ignored the whole "Humans are apes, not canines, thus have a different jaw shapes and strength". The continued down this path despite a local biologist, who was studying the local dingo population, called in and supported Lindy's story. The local dingos had gotten used to humans via tourists and regularly raided campsites for food and occasionally attacked humans, including a toddler a few months prior.

There where more screw ups, they had an intern w/o proper forensic training handle the clothing, used a test to prove blood was in their car that had gave false positives if the item came into contact with meat and milk products.

It's an absolutely fascinating case and a good example on how easily you can get screwed over by the legal system.
 
2020-08-17 11:35:13 AM  

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Never seen that one.
It's obscene and funny.
Two, two, two things in one.
Obscenely funny.
 
2020-08-17 12:11:59 PM  

Michael J Faux: Ah yes. "A dingo ate/took/stole my baby." For when you want to blurt out a joke both lamer and older than the most bottom drawer Austin Powers or Borat quote, but you also want to make light of an actual dead kid in the process.


Very nice!!
 
2020-08-17 1:23:20 PM  

shortymac: AirForceVet: I remember this sad story from when I first visited Australia from my assignment in South Korea. My Australian friends and their mates were convinced Michael and Lindy Chamberlain had murdered their child, that no dingo could carry off a baby for a meal.

I was incredulous because their story was entirely plausible. I guess the press driving the story for profit & sales, plus their own lack of experiences with wild predators like we have in the States (wolves, panthers, coyotes, etc.) encouraged them on.

/I also kept getting asked what I thought about Australia 2 winning the America's Cup yacht race.
//My reply was that I couldn't care less that some rich, entitled Americans lost a yacht race.

Yeah, it was part:

1) The Media inflating the case
2) Prejudice against the 7 day Adventist church, which was relatively new in Australia
3) Satanic Panic playing into point 2
4) Parishioners who thought that Lindy was "weird" and not performing in her role as a Minister's wife. Fueling point 3
5) Public perception that Dingos where harmless towards humans and/or too afraid of humans to approach a campsite, despite expert advice.

I found an amazing detailed article on the old court tv site, which seems to be deleted, that gave a detailed account of the whole case and how it was completely botched.

The local cops basically decided that it was impossible for a Dingo to remove a newborn from a tent by trying to lift a 10lbs bucket with their teeth. They completely ignored the whole "Humans are apes, not canines, thus have a different jaw shapes and strength". The continued down this path despite a local biologist, who was studying the local dingo population, called in and supported Lindy's story. The local dingos had gotten used to humans via tourists and regularly raided campsites for food and occasionally attacked humans, including a toddler a few months prior.

There where more screw ups, they had an intern w/o proper forensic training handle the clothing, used a test to prove blood was in their car that had gave false positives if the item came into contact with meat and milk products.

It's an absolutely fascinating case and a good example on how easily you can get screwed over by the legal system.


I was ten years old and I still remember all the evidence from "zoology experts" about how a dingoes jaws are not big enough to pick up a baby by the skull.
 
2020-08-17 2:48:56 PM  

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2020-08-17 4:02:29 PM  

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Now in North Korea!
 
2020-08-17 5:35:47 PM  

RussianPotato: Yet another of hundreds, thousands of cases where innocent people were convicted based upon the witchcraft we call "forensic science."

Just about all of it is made up.  It sure as hell ain't a science.


well considering it's cop science, it's sure to use cop math.
 
2020-08-17 6:17:48 PM  

RussianPotato: Yet another of hundreds, thousands of cases where innocent people were convicted based upon the witchcraft we call "forensic science."


She's lucky. She got out after just 3 years on a random chance:

The final resolution of the case was triggered by a chance discovery. In early 1986, English tourist David Brett fell to his death from Uluru during an evening climb. Because of the vast size of the rock and the scrubby nature of the surrounding terrain, it was eight days before Brett's remains were discovered, lying below the bluff where he had lost his footing and in an area full of dingo lairs. As police searched the area, looking for missing bones that might have been carried off by dingoes, they discovered Azaria's missing matinee jacket.

This was a jacket that police maintained did not exist, and the random death of a tourist meant she was freed from prison. Had that not happened, she'd still be there.
 
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