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(Lehigh Valley Live)   DNA evidence identifies gas station burglar: Who may or may not have stolen anything, didn't hurt anyone and has since passed away so no arrests will be made. Seems like a great use of resources   (lehighvalleylive.com) divider line
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2022-01-19 10:06:11 AM  
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2022-01-19 10:08:25 AM  
They didn't know he was dead when they did the work.
 
2022-01-19 10:08:35 AM  

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Not a waste of resources if someone else was convicted and is now found innocent as a result of this.
 
2022-01-19 10:09:44 AM  
Isn't it just breaking and entering if you don't take anything? Also, since when do the police run DNA on every crime?
 
2022-01-19 10:11:27 AM  

Natalie Portmanteau: Isn't it just breaking and entering if you don't take anything? Also, since when do the police run DNA on every crime?


It said the cops didn't say what was taken, not that he didn't take anything.
 
2022-01-19 10:11:42 AM  
Maybe we should stop blaming TV courtroom dramas for giving people the idea that DNA tests are done for everything.

/how about dem rape test kits?
 
2022-01-19 10:12:56 AM  

thurstonxhowell: They didn't know he was dead when they did the work.


It's hard to understand how anyone could miss this.  But here we are.
 
2022-01-19 10:15:22 AM  
CSI was sitting around doing nothing anyways. Yeah.  I know there are dozens of rape kits to process.  You wanna touch a rape kit?   You know there's some dude's load in there.  I'm not touching it.  I'm more of an 'esc to Zoom' kind of guy.  Sometimes, I counter the hacker while he's hacking but my spacebar gets a workout.
 
2022-01-19 10:20:03 AM  

thurstonxhowell: Natalie Portmanteau: Isn't it just breaking and entering if you don't take anything? Also, since when do the police run DNA on every crime?

It said the cops didn't say what was taken, not that he didn't take anything.


"Contents : One swedish penis-enlargement pump, and...Chief, should we put this on the report?"
 
2022-01-19 10:22:22 AM  
Should have slipped the cops a carton of cigs.   It would be done in a second.  Anyone who has ever touched a penny.
 
2022-01-19 10:23:13 AM  

thurstonxhowell: Natalie Portmanteau: Isn't it just breaking and entering if you don't take anything? Also, since when do the police run DNA on every crime?

It said the cops didn't say what was taken, not that he didn't take anything.


Oh, ok, so the cops just kept whatever they found.

Gotcha.
 
2022-01-19 10:23:57 AM  

thurstonxhowell: They didn't know he was dead when they did the work.


It was a nonviolent crime where the cops haven't claimed anything was stolen
Was it really worth the cost to run a DNA test?
I don't really get that worked up over business burglaries

Subby
 
2022-01-19 10:24:19 AM  

Natalie Portmanteau: Isn't it just breaking and entering if you don't take anything? Also, since when do the police run DNA on every crime?


Since the Dude's car was stolen. The officer was terribly embarrassed that he did not have any leads.
 
2022-01-19 10:24:44 AM  

edmo: Maybe we should stop blaming TV courtroom dramas for giving people the idea that DNA tests are done for everything.

/how about dem rape test kits?


The backlog seems to have improved, according to Google
 
2022-01-19 10:29:22 AM  

spongeboob: thurstonxhowell: They didn't know he was dead when they did the work.

It was a nonviolent crime where the cops haven't claimed anything was stolen
Was it really worth the cost to run a DNA test?
I don't really get that worked up over business burglaries

Subby


You're clearly not a business owner.  Or just like to pay for expensive-ass doors.  Wait, "b-b-b-ut insurance!!11!"  Deductible is probably $1000 or more for a place like that, and that's money that will certainly never go towards employee wages.

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2022-01-19 10:43:18 AM  
This crime story is going to make a great podcast.
 
2022-01-19 10:52:58 AM  

spongeboob: thurstonxhowell: They didn't know he was dead when they did the work.

It was a nonviolent crime where the cops haven't claimed anything was stolen
Was it really worth the cost to run a DNA test?
I don't really get that worked up over business burglaries

Subby


Depends. Were they able to match the suspect to other crime scenes? If you can close 8-10 files with one test, then it might be worth the trouble.
 
2022-01-19 10:57:16 AM  

spongeboob: thurstonxhowell: They didn't know he was dead when they did the work.

It was a nonviolent crime where the cops haven't claimed anything was stolen
Was it really worth the cost to run a DNA test?
I don't really get that worked up over business burglaries

Subby


Let's assume he didn't take anything, even though that's never been what the article says. I bet the DNA test cost less than half what the door that guy destroyed cost. It's 2022. DNA isn't some crazy, high-tech magic new to law enforcement. People use DNA to identify the dog that produced a particular pile of shiat.
 
2022-01-19 11:11:22 AM  

BunchaRubes: spongeboob: thurstonxhowell: They didn't know he was dead when they did the work.

It was a nonviolent crime where the cops haven't claimed anything was stolen
Was it really worth the cost to run a DNA test?
I don't really get that worked up over business burglaries

Subby

You're clearly not a business owner.  Or just like to pay for expensive-ass doors.  Wait, "b-b-b-ut insurance!!11!"  Deductible is probably $1000 or more for a place like that, and that's money that will certainly never go towards employee wages.

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Not a business owner and I am sorry for the loss business owners suffer from property crime, but I put violent crime highest
 
2022-01-19 11:16:24 AM  

thurstonxhowell: spongeboob: thurstonxhowell: They didn't know he was dead when they did the work.

It was a nonviolent crime where the cops haven't claimed anything was stolen
Was it really worth the cost to run a DNA test?
I don't really get that worked up over business burglaries

Subby

Let's assume he didn't take anything, even though that's never been what the article says. I bet the DNA test cost less than half what the door that guy destroyed cost. It's 2022. DNA isn't some crazy, high-tech magic new to law enforcement. People use DNA to identify the dog that produced a particular pile of shiat.


Why was there such a backlog of rape kits a few years ago?

Why does the criminal justice system drag their feet and kick and scream when some inmate wants a DNA test to prove they're innocent(it's almost like they would rather keep an innocent dude locked up then be able to say see we told you this guy was guilt)
 
2022-01-19 11:19:15 AM  

spongeboob: thurstonxhowell: spongeboob: thurstonxhowell: They didn't know he was dead when they did the work.

It was a nonviolent crime where the cops haven't claimed anything was stolen
Was it really worth the cost to run a DNA test?
I don't really get that worked up over business burglaries

Subby

Let's assume he didn't take anything, even though that's never been what the article says. I bet the DNA test cost less than half what the door that guy destroyed cost. It's 2022. DNA isn't some crazy, high-tech magic new to law enforcement. People use DNA to identify the dog that produced a particular pile of shiat.

Why was there such a backlog of rape kits a few years ago?

Why does the criminal justice system drag their feet and kick and scream when some inmate wants a DNA test to prove they're innocent(it's almost like they would rather keep an innocent dude locked up then be able to say see we told you this guy was guilt)


There's clearly still a backlog if this test took a year. Also, I'm not saying law enforcement isn't full of assholes, I'm just saying i don't see why it's such a problem for you that the people we pay to investigate crime investigated a crime.
 
2022-01-19 11:28:33 AM  

BunchaRubes: spongeboob: thurstonxhowell: They didn't know he was dead when they did the work.

It was a nonviolent crime where the cops haven't claimed anything was stolen
Was it really worth the cost to run a DNA test?
I don't really get that worked up over business burglaries

Subby

You're clearly not a business owner.  Or just like to pay for expensive-ass doors.  Wait, "b-b-b-ut insurance!!11!"  Deductible is probably $1000 or more for a place like that, and that's money that will certainly never go towards employee wages.

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It will go towards the salaries of expensive-ass door manufacturer employees.
/is a broken window fallacy right twice a day?
 
2022-01-19 11:33:12 AM  
Well,, I guess we better stop doing DNA lookups altogether -- what if the perpetrator passed away in the mean time, then it would just have been a waste of money.

/Or not.
 
2022-01-19 12:02:58 PM  
Normally I'd think subby merely didn't RFTA (as you do), but this headline crosses over into willful stupidity.
 
2022-01-19 12:22:06 PM  
LehighValleyLive is usually pretty good with providing a description of the perpetrators in most crimes, as in 'an unidentified black male.' But for some reason, the race of this perpetrator was not dis......oh. I opened the FarceBook link and now I understand everything.
 
2022-01-19 12:55:00 PM  
I'm surprised they took any evidence. I have yet to talk to someone in person who hasn't had a disinterested officer take down a statement and leave.
 
2022-01-19 1:03:48 PM  

snapperhead: LehighValleyLive is usually pretty good with providing a description of the perpetrators in most crimes, as in 'an unidentified black male.' But for some reason, the race of this perpetrator was not dis......oh. I opened the FarceBook link and now I understand everything.


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