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Janet Reno encourages lawyers to become familiar with forensics
CBS 4 MIAMI ^ | 29 MARCH 2007 | AP

Posted on 03/29/2007 9:23:11 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) -- Former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno encouraged lawyers to become more familiar with forensics to prevent innocent people from going to prison.

Reno told members of the Manatee Bar Association on Wednesday that ``there's nothing more horrible (than) being told you're going away for life for a crime you didn't commit. Let's file charges based on solid evidence.''

Reno is on the board of directors for the Innocence Project, a nonprofit organization that has helped exonerate 197 prisoners through DNA testing.

The former Miami-Dade County state attorney also discussed concerns for juvenile justice, child welfare and increasing crime rates.

Every child should have prenatal care, basic education, affordable housing, proper medical care and excellent teachers, Reno said.

``Start with the young ones now,'' she said. ``We can see the difference.''

As attorney general, Reno faced several high-profile events, including the Branch Davidian standoff in Waco, Texas, the Oklahoma City bombing and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: butch; butcher; butcherofwaco; janetreno; reno; thebutcherofwaco

1 posted on 03/29/2007 9:23:12 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I think lawyers should become familiar with Janet Reno............


2 posted on 03/29/2007 9:24:19 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple ( Seeking the truth here folks.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

in a related story Reno suggested that lawyers should become as familiar with the law as possible, and that criminal defense lawyers should try to learn as much about criminal law as they can. /s/


3 posted on 03/29/2007 9:25:26 AM PDT by cdcdawg
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
She does a great job in the Jack Link's "Feed Your Wild Side" commercials.
4 posted on 03/29/2007 9:26:53 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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As attorney general, Reno faced several high-profile events, including the Branch Davidian standoff in Waco, Texas,

where she ordered the murder of several families, including many children.

5 posted on 03/29/2007 9:27:36 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Here's a little forensics for ya Janet

http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a3898a2b80388.htm


6 posted on 03/29/2007 9:29:06 AM PDT by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
"there's nothing more horrible (than) being told you're going away for life for a crime you didn't commit.... "

How about getting burned alive in a building? (Branch Davidians)

7 posted on 03/29/2007 9:31:57 AM PDT by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Well this is ironic, coming from the woman who allowed coercive interviewing techniques with children during the height of the satanic ritual abuse scare, leading to the imprisonment of innocent people.

http://www.opinionjournal.com/medialog/?id=105001974


8 posted on 03/29/2007 9:36:28 AM PDT by lieutenant columbo
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THIS from the woman responsible for murdering innocent men women and children....I hope she goes out in a flaming TV even.

Meadow Muffin


9 posted on 03/29/2007 9:36:48 AM PDT by rwgal
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
But burning innocent people to a crisp is just fine.
Old "Shake and Bake" keeps on giving.
10 posted on 03/29/2007 9:36:58 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
yes become familiar with these.....


11 posted on 03/29/2007 9:37:29 AM PDT by Vaquero (" an armed society is a polite society" Heinlein "MOLON LABE!" Leonidas of Sparta)
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Janet Reno encourages lawyers to become familiar with forensics

I think the Branch Davidians' lawyer should become familiar with the forensics on the front door of their church. Oops! They can't because the FBI under Reno "lost" it.

12 posted on 03/29/2007 9:37:44 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Parker v. DC: the best court decision of the year.)
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To: visualops

Boy that was a blast from the past.


13 posted on 03/29/2007 9:38:22 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Remember, don't shoot food!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
How would having knowing 'forensics', helped the poor women & children in WACO from frying?
14 posted on 03/29/2007 9:45:22 AM PDT by geo40xyz (212->218 democRAT's 'OWN DEFEAT' and blood of American soldiers in Iraq will be on their hands)
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Hey Janet, ya still got yer little red pickup truck?

What a cutie. The truck, not you.


15 posted on 03/29/2007 9:47:18 AM PDT by upchuck (A living, breathing example of the Peter Principle. Oh, forgetful, too :)
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To: geo40xyz
How would having knowing 'forensics', helped the poor women & children in WACO from frying?

Silly FReeper, forensics made it easier to identify them from dental records.

16 posted on 03/29/2007 9:49:33 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I think it's worse to be immolated while a child for your elders' religion and tactics.


17 posted on 03/29/2007 9:52:48 AM PDT by Inwoodian
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To: Tijeras_Slim
U didn't answer the question:-() Must be practicing to be a democRAT.....
18 posted on 03/29/2007 9:53:39 AM PDT by geo40xyz (212->218 democRAT's 'OWN DEFEAT' and blood of American soldiers in Iraq will be on their hands)
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Is this her attempt at paying penance?


19 posted on 03/29/2007 9:54:40 AM PDT by webstersII
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Let's file charges based on solid evidence.

I don't suppose Nifong was in the audience, was he?

20 posted on 03/29/2007 9:55:17 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur (Save Fredericksburg. Support CVBT.)
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U didn't answer the question:-() Must be practicing to be a democRAT.....

That's mean, what did ol' Slim ever do to you? :)

21 posted on 03/29/2007 9:55:32 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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22 posted on 03/29/2007 9:57:26 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (I have a big carbon footprint and I'm not afraid to use it.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Reno is on the board of directors for the Innocence Project,

That's bizarre

Bobby Fijnje

23 posted on 03/29/2007 10:06:33 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (If you can't say it in mathematics, it isn't science; it's opinion. -- Robert A Heinlein)
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To: visualops
Thanks visualops.....

that's about all we need to know about Janet elReno. Dont' forget - "Women and Chidren First" - that's her motto.

24 posted on 03/29/2007 10:54:40 AM PDT by brotherWesUpNorth
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Oh, so NOW she's concerned about innocents.


25 posted on 03/29/2007 11:34:41 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Prevent Glo-Ball Warming ... turn out the sun when not in use)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Most lawyers I know who are involved in criminal cases are familiar with forensics. IN fact many take classes.

On a related note Comissioner Bud Selig told baseball managers to be aware of the bunt rule.


26 posted on 03/29/2007 11:36:09 AM PDT by dleecomeback07 (Sad sad sad that's all I have to say about Kerry Wood's career ending.)
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To: Inwoodian

Immolated by Reno's FBI, using unlawful tactics, that is.


27 posted on 03/29/2007 3:13:51 PM PDT by Don W ("Well Done" is far better to hear than "Well Said". (Samuel Clemens))
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