Month: May 2022

  • No words.

    Obviously, every criminal defendant is entitled to legal representation, but I am kind of dumbstruck by this: That’s this guy: https://www.bishop-accountability.org/accused/berthiaume-gary-d- 1968/https://www.mlive.com/news/2022/01/former-michigan-priest-sentenced-to-up-to-15-years-for-sex-abuse-of-teens.html. You think you didn’t do well mentally, pal? Your victims didn’t get an expensive advocate and I’m guessing the hell you put them through was exponentially worse than your own.

  • Australia’s use of DNA phenotyping

    Another forensic DNA advancement is helping authorities in Australia to identify the unidentified remains of missing persons. DNA phenotyping can predict a person’s physical appearance, including color of eye, hair and skin, as well as other characteristics, without the need for a match with an existing sample in a database. In Australia the focus of […]

  • Alaska charges former acting attorney general with sexual abuse of a minor

    A special prosecutor has charged Alaska’s former acting attorney general with three counts of sexual abuse of a minor for having sex with a 17-year-old girl he coached on a high school mock trial team in May 1991: https://www.propublica.org/article/sniffen-alaska-ag-sexual-assault-charges?utm_source=sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekly-newsletter&utm_content=river In August 2020, Alaska AG Kevin Clarkson resigned after it was revealed a junior, female state […]