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(Los Angeles Magazine)   Fascinating article about the search for a serial killer written by a stay-at-home mom who also just happens to be comedian's Patton Oswalt's wife   ( lamag.com) divider line
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2013-02-27 08:40:45 PM  
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The article gave me a random thought; I've even forwarded my question to a retired Sheriff's Lieutenant that I know; he founded our county's CSI lab 20 years ago.

Would anyone have an issue if we took a DNA sample from every. single. person. that dies? Either in the ER, or at home, or at the funeral home -- wherever. If you no longer have a heartbeat, we take a cheek swab and it gets entered into the CA and FBI DNA databases. Why? Think of how many unsolved cases might be closed. Sure, the guy or gal didn't get his comeuppance in this life, and I'll leave all discussion about whether or not they'll be "punished" in the afterlife to others.

Since the person is deceased, there's no 4th or 5th Amendment violations that I can think of, although IANAL.

But, I'm smart enough to admit I'm dumb about a lot of things and don't see every issue from every angle. So, Farkers that are smarter than me -- what possible objection could people have to this idea? Think of being able to tell families of victims "You can rest easy, he's dead."

Also, save some kind of cash on having cold-case squads not chasing dead suspects.
2013-02-27 08:44:42 PM  
1 vote:
Where my grammar Nazis at?  . . . comedian Patton Oswalt's wife, not what you done said.
2013-02-27 08:02:44 PM  
1 vote:
Patton Oswalt is straight.  Bullshiat.
2013-02-27 07:42:55 PM  
1 vote:
I've studied the Golden State Killer's face, drawn from composite sketches made decades ago, more than my own husband's.

Well, who can blame her.

Kidding! Patton's awesome (I know you're reading this). Nice article, too.
2013-02-27 07:31:20 PM  
1 vote:
She deserves all the latitude she can get.

After all, she has to act passionate while balancing sweaty 220lbs of this:

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2013-02-27 07:29:54 PM  
1 vote:
To zero in on a victim he often entered the home beforehand when no one was there, learning the layout, studying family pictures, and memorizing names. Victims received hang-up or disturbing phone calls before and after they were attacked. He disabled porch lights and unlocked windows. He emptied bullets from guns. He hid shoelaces or rope under cushions to use as ligatures. These maneuvers gave him a crucial advantage because when you woke from a deep sleep to the blinding flashlight and ski-masked presence, he was always a stranger to you, but you were not to him.

Well THAT'S not creepy as hell or anything O_o
2013-02-27 07:29:00 PM  
1 vote:
I knew as soon as I read the first paragraph it was the East Area Rapist (the use of "Golden State Killer" threw me at first).  When he was terrifying the Sacramento area, I was a little girl who lived with her two teenaged sisters and good looking mom in Citrus Heights.  My grandfather brought over a shotgun for mom to keep in the house.  One night, she woke up in the middle of the night for some reason, grabbed the shotgun and when she went into the kitchen, saw a man in a ski mask crouched down outside our big dining room window.  She cocked the shotgun, he heard heard it, then took off.  She called the police and they found that the window, that had a crank to open it, was almost completely removed.  He raped a woman about 8 miles away an hour or so later that same night.   After that, my grandfather brought over a trained guard dog that lived in our back yard.  To this day I still get chills thinking about it.  It was a very scary time in Sacramento.
2013-02-27 04:57:10 PM  
1 vote:
cue "Too Much Time on my Hands"
/but excellent
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