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  • Israeli Archaeologist Excavates Sobibor Death Camp To Reveal The Nazis' Buried Secrets

    08/28/2012 7:11:00 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 46 replies
    Haretz ^ | August 21, 2012 | The Associated Press
    Israeli archaeologist digs into Sobibor death camp in search of Nazi killing machines Yoram Haimi's biggest breakthrough yet: mapping of what the Germans called the Himmelfahrsstrasse, or the 'Road to Heaven,' a path upon which the inmates were marched naked into the gas chambers. When Israeli archaeologist Yoram Haimi decided to investigate his family's unknown Holocaust history, he turned to the skill he knew best: He began to dig. After learning that two of his uncles were murdered in the infamous Sobibor death camp, he embarked on a landmark excavation project that is shining new light on the workings of...
  • (CSI Poop Police) DNA Test Helps Enforce Pet Clean Up Policy

    02/09/2012 6:45:01 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | February 9, 2012 | Brad Wills
    DNA Test Helps Enforce Pet Clean Up Policy SAN DIEGO - The same DNA technology that has solved cold case murders is now being used to crack down on a whole new class of criminals: dog owners who don't clean up after their pets. "Unfortunately, people leave surprises in my yard, but I always carry plastic bags, so I can clean up those surprises," said dog owner Ted Stevens. Now, BioPet Vet Lab ,a company in Knoxville, Tenn., has developed technology that is says can identify the dogs that leave unwelcome calling cards on neighborhood lawns. The system, called Pooprints,...
  • 35 terror training camps now operating inside U.S.

    01/03/2012 3:11:31 AM PST · by Robert Drobot · 51 replies · 1+ views
    WND.com ^ | A.D. 3 January 2012 | Editors
    WASHINGTON – A radical jihadist group responsible for nearly 50 attacks on American soil is operating 35 terrorist training camps across the nation, but the U.S. government refuses to include the organization on the State Department’s list of foreign terrorists.Jamaat ul-Fuqra, known in the U.S. as “Muslims of America,” has purchased or leased hundreds of acres of property – from New York to California – in which the leader, Sheikh Mubarak Gilani, boasts of conducting “the most advanced training courses in Islamic military warfare.”
  • Muslim Persecution of Christians at a Crossroads...The time to act is now or never

    12/26/2011 6:39:14 AM PST · by SJackson · 12 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 22, 2011 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Preface: The following article was written for Christian Solidarity International, “an international, Christian human rights organization, campaigning for religious liberty and human dignity, and assisting victims of religious persecution, victimized children and victims of catastrophe.” Be sure to sign CSI’s petition urging President Obama to present during his forthcoming State of the Union Address his “administration’s policy to prevent the eradication of the endangered Christian communities and other religious minorities of the Islamic Middle East.” When the major media reported a few months ago that Iranian Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani was set to be executed for leaving Islam, many Western people...
  • MP train Iraqi law enforcers in CSI

    12/29/2009 4:30:11 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 235+ views
    Multi-National Force-Iraq ^ | Spc. Edward Siguenza, USA
    Iraqi law enforcement officers search for clues as to why a car exploded during a recent training session sponsored by the 591st Military Police Company, 151st Military Police Battalion, 49th Military Police Brigade, at Camp Taqaddum. Photo by Spc. Edward Siguenza, 49th MPB. TAQADDUM — More than a dozen Iraqi law enforcement officers recently completed a four-day Crime Scene Investigation course instructed by U.S. Military Police here. The Iraqi officers, representing three distinguished organizations, earned Army certificates and kudos from the 591st Military Police Company, 151st Military Police Battalion, 49th Military Police Brigade instructors and the 49th's commander, Brig. Gen....
  • Obama's involvement in Chicago Climate Exchange - the rest of the story

    12/16/2009 8:57:09 PM PST · by sinanju · 33 replies · 1,658+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | March 25, 2009 | Judi McLeod
    "...The charity was the Joyce Foundation on whose board of directors Obama served and which gave nearly $1.1 million in two separate grants that were “instrumental in developing and launching the privately-owned Chicago Climate Exchange, which now calls itself “North America’s only cap and trade system for all six greenhouse gases, with global affiliates and projects worldwide.” And that’s only the beginning of this tawdry tale, Mr. Barnes. The “privately-owned” Chicago Climate Exchange is heavily influenced by Obama cohorts Al Gore and Maurice Strong. For years now Strong and Gore have been cashing in on that lucrative cottage industry known...
  • The stunning, total defeat of ACORN

    09/17/2009 7:05:45 PM PDT · by thought · 150 replies · 5,805+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/17/09 | Byron York
    The ACORN vote in the House is stunning news. Just 48 hours after Republican Leader John Boehner introduced the "Defund ACORN Act," the bill -- which most Republicans thought Democrats would do anything to block -- passed by a resounding 345-75 vote. It would never have made it to a vote had not the Democratic leadership decided to allow it, and the winning total included 172 Democrats. Yes, 172 House Democrats voted to totally cut off funding for an organization that has worked for years on behalf of Democrats nationwide. Couple that with the 83-7 Senate vote to cut off...
  • Anyone a CSI fanatic?? (vanity)

    05/03/2009 3:14:38 PM PDT · by DeLaine · 12 replies · 817+ views
    from a friend: Who owns season one on dvd and have mad dvd ripping/editing skills? ...if so, is it possible to rip ONE scene from ONE episode for me.....tonight? I know, I know, last minute, but I was hoping to find my brother's copy (he has season 1...somewhere, but who knows where) and figure out for myself if such was possible. Here's the story, I'm doing a presentation on Porphyria for my biochem class, and the CSI season 1 episode "Justice is Served" features a woman who has porphyria, and I'd really like to use the wrap up scene (Grissom's...
  • 'CSI' Actress Marg Helgenberger Files for Divorce

    03/26/2009 12:19:31 PM PDT · by Young Werther · 25 replies · 8,089+ views
    ABC News ^ | March 26, 2009 | anon
    CSI" star Marg Helgenberger has filed for divorce from her husband, fellow actor and Screen Actors Guild President Alan Rosenberg.She filed her petition Tuesday in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences.The couple got married in 1989 and have a son together.
  • Coalition Teaches Crime Scene Techniques to Iraqi Police

    03/24/2009 4:39:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 207+ views
    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq, March 24, 2009 – A thunderous boom resounded across the desert as debris and truck parts fell to the earth and Iraqi policemen rushed to the blast scene. Fortunately, this was not a scene at a crowded marketplace, but instead, a training range in Salahuddin province where Iraqi police honed their skills in crime scene investigation in the aftermath of a bomb. During the March 18 training, Iraqi police learned advanced post-blast analysis techniques in the classroom, and then applied the knowledge in a series of coalition-led training exercises. In the final exercise, explosives experts...
  • Iraqi EOD Learn Advanced CSI Techniques

    03/23/2009 4:27:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 180+ views
    COB SPEICHER — A thunderous boom resounded across the desert as debris and truck remains fell to the earth followed by Iraqi Policemen (IP) rushing to the blast scene. Fortunately, this was not the scene of a crowded marketplace, but instead, a training range where IP specializing in Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) spent the day honing their skills in crime scene investigation in the aftermath of a detonated improvised explosive device, March 18. The IP learned advanced post-blast analysis techniques in the classroom, and then applied the knowledge in a series of Coalition-led training exercises. In the final exercise, explosives...
  • Basrah Forensic Lab Gets CSI Upgrade

    02/27/2009 3:29:41 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 200+ views
    BASRAH — Crime scene investigators here are now working in a modernized forensic laboratory thanks to a $263,000 renovation, completed Feb. 22. “I’m very pleased with the new capabilities our renovated Basrah Criminal Evidence Department Laboratory offers,” said Iraqi Police Capt. Bassim. “This is the first time in ten years our facility has been upgraded.” The five-month project improves the investigator's ability to effectively analyze crime scene evidence and solve crimes, he explained. “The completed project provides Basrah a great facility to conduct criminal forensics,” said Arthur Davey, project engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Gulf Region...
  • CSI Iraq: Iraq Police Force Graduates First Experts in DNA Analysis (New CBS Series? CSI-Baghdad)

    11/22/2008 10:15:06 AM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 323+ views
    BAGHDAD — Thirteen Iraqi Police reached a milestone Nov. 20 when they became the first graduates trained in DNA analysis in the history of Iraq. This first group to complete the DNA Analysis and Theory course at the Ministry of Interior's (MoI) National ForensicsTraining Center was comprised of hand-selected college graduates with degrees in chemistry, biology or bio-chemistry and with experience as crime scene investigators. "This training is wonderful for MoI and we look forward to putting this knowledge into action to help solve crimes," said one of the graduates. "We were trained with the latest technology and went into...
  • Error-prone Detroit police crime lab shut down

    09/25/2008 6:28:40 PM PDT · by Abathar · 7 replies · 484+ views
    AP via Tahoo ^ | 09/25/08 | COREY WILLIAMS
    DETROIT - The Detroit police crime lab was shut down by the city's new mayor and police chief after an outside audit found errors in some evidence used to prosecute cases involving murder and other crimes, officials said Thursday. An audit by Michigan State Police found erroneous or false findings in 10 percent of 200 random cases and subpar quality control compliance at the lab, said Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy. The report revealed a "shocking level of imcompetence" in the lab and constitutes a systemic problem, she said at a news conference. When it came to recognized work standards,...
  • ACORN Watch, Pt II: Obama hid $800,000 payment to ACORN through “Citizen Services, Inc.”

    09/21/2008 3:00:38 PM PDT · by GeeMoney · 50 replies · 789+ views
    MichelleMalkin.com ^ | 8-22-08 | Michelle Malkin
    There’s much more to the story of Obama’s amended campaign finance reports than what Obama and the Obamedia will tell you. I will fill you in on what’s missing in a moment. What we have here, essentially, is Obama using a non-profit group called Citizens Services Inc. as a front to funnel payments to ACORN for campaign advance work.
  • ACORN Watch, Pt II: Obama hid $800,000 payment to ACORN through “Citizen Services, Inc.”

    08/22/2008 9:58:17 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies · 482+ views
    michellemalkin.com ^ | August 22, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    There’s much more to the story of Obama’s amended campaign finance reports than what Obama and the Obamedia will tell you. I will fill you in on what’s missing in a moment. What we have here, essentially, is Obama using a non-profit group called Citizens Services Inc. as a front to funnel payments to ACORN for campaign advance work. Obama officials say it’s no big deal. Nothing to see here. Move along. But where there’s left-wing laundering smoke, there’s fire. CSI has been the subject of a little-noticed complaint to the FEC by a Democrat who smelled something rotten going...
  • Airman Joins Soldiers in CSI Iraq

    08/10/2008 2:02:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 43+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. Philip Klein, USA
    Senior Airman Kathleen Gasque, a native of Marion, SC, lays down electrical cord outside the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division S2 office, August 8, 2008. Gasque volunteered to deploy for one year in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Photo by Sgt. Philip Klein, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs. FOB WAR EAGLE — The fight to bring security to the people of Iraq requires the cooperation of all branches of the military. Senior Airman Kathleen Gasque is one of the servicemembers who have taken the responsibility to fight for the freedom of Iraq and her...
  • 'CSI' spells 'confusion'

    07/21/2008 1:03:56 PM PDT · by VRWCmember · 25 replies · 140+ views
    Fort Worth StartleGram ^ | 07/21/2008 | ROBERT PHILPOT
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Call it CSI: DNA. With William Petersen’s announcement this week that he will leave his role as Gil Grissom on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CBS Entertainment boss Nina Tassler didn’t even wait for questions before addressing the departure Friday during her Q&A with critics. Petersen will stay with the hugely popular show through episode 10 of this season and will make return appearances, Tassler said. That was easy to grasp. The description of a new character taking — or not taking — Petersen’s place, however, led to some confusion and a series of questions. The writers...
  • CSI Losing Its Main Man

    07/16/2008 8:57:48 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 35 replies · 1,292+ views
    Yahoo TV ^ | 07/15/08 | Natalie Finn
    Apparently it's all gotten to be too much for Crime Scene Investigator Gil Grissom. Or, it will. Calling it an actual signoff rather than yet another sabbatical, EW.com reports that William Petersen will be leaving CSI sometime midseason. "Billy is leaving," series executive producer Carol Mendelsohn said. "But he will remain throughout the run of the series an executive producer. And he will, whenever CBS asks, come back. I don't think you've seen the last of Gil Grissom." "My biggest problem with leaving the show at any point isn't leaving Grissom," said Petersen, whose previous leave of absence came when...
  • Vanity - CSI: Miami

    05/19/2008 8:03:44 PM PDT · by wastedyears · 32 replies · 235+ views
    1. 6-8 hits with a Glock Model 18, firing full auto, elevated, at a distance of at least 30m. 2. Perfect heart shot from a moving vehicle. 3. WTF did they do? Horatio dead? Nick Wolf is the POS that had him killed? They just ruined the series.
  • "CSI" star Gary Dourdan faces drug charges

    04/30/2008 7:24:59 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 20 replies · 152+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4-30-08 | unattributed
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Gary Dourdan, who co-stars on the CBS television hit "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," has been arrested on suspicion of possessing cocaine, heroin and other drugs, police said on Tuesday. Dourdan, 41, was detained by police in the desert resort town of Palm Springs, about 100 miles east of Los Angeles, after he was found asleep in the driver's seat of a parked car before dawn on Monday, according to a police press release. The car had been parked on the wrong side of the street with the interior light left on, and Dourdan appeared to...
  • Prehistoric iceman "Otzi" died from arrow wound

    06/06/2007 9:43:47 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 58 replies · 1,458+ views
    Reuters ^ | 6-6-07 | Anon Science Stringer
    The world's oldest mummy, the Italian Iceman known as Otzi, is shown in this undated file photo. Otzi died from a shoulder wound inflicted by an arrow, according to research into his perfectly preserved 5,000-year old body. (Werner Nosko/Reuters) Italy's prehistoric iceman "Otzi" died from a shoulder wound inflicted by an arrow, according to research into his perfectly preserved 5,000-year old body. Otzi, the oldest mummy unearthed, was found in the Italian Alps in 1991 wearing clothing made from leather and grasses and carrying a copper axe, a bow and arrows. Though Otzi's body underwent several scientific tests to...
  • Scientists say 'Iceman' died from arrow

    06/07/2007 10:57:15 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 55 replies · 1,810+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 6/6/7 | FRANK JORDANS
    A prehistoric hunter known as Oetzi whose well-preserved body was found on a snow-covered mountain in the Alps died more than 5,000 years ago after being struck in the back by an arrow, scientists said in an article published Wednesday. Researchers from Switzerland and Italy used newly developed medical scanners to examine the hunter's frozen corpse to determine that the arrow had torn a hole in an artery beneath his left collarbone, leading to a massive loss of blood. That, in turn, caused Oetzi to go into shock and suffer a heart attack, according to the article published online in...
  • CSI: Barwanah, investigative techniques help fight insurgency

    03/21/2007 5:57:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 206+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Staff Sgt. T.G. Kessler
    COMBAT OUTPOST ELLIS, Iraq (March 21, 2007) -- Marines are currently using crime scene investigation techniques to help combat insurgents in ongoing operations in Iraq. Though not like the popular television shows, crime scene investigation is being used to uncover possible insurgents in the Barwanah area and put them behind bars. According to Staff Sgt. James Breslin, a Marine with the sensitive site exploitation team with Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, he and his fellow Marines can process a crime scene using modern evidence collecting procedures to help uncover possible weapons and the people who?ve used them....
  • CA: Giving solar industry a spark(Initiative's success will depend on making power cost-competitive)

    12/11/2006 9:59:59 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 416+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 12/11/06 | Craig D. Rose
    If California's $3.4 billion solar initiative succeeds in promoting 1 million more rooftop, solar-electric systems, it could still be considered a failure. That's because the 10-year program, set to begin next month, aims to do more than just subsidize installations. It's also intended to make solar electricity's cost comparable to the power provided by utilities. Today it costs twice as much. If solar costs could be made competitive, the impact would be profound. Most conventional power is produced by burning coal or natural gas, making the electric-generation industry a leading source of greenhouse gases that cause global warming. Cheap and...
  • CA: Solar energy's day is dawning

    12/10/2006 6:46:21 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 120 replies · 1,546+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | December 10, 2006 | Craig D. Rose
    State to embark on its biggest-ever photovoltaic project When the sun rises on New Year's Day, it will signal the start of California's most ambitious effort yet to generate electricity from sunlight. HOWARD LIPIN / Union-Tribune California hopes to subsidize the installation of enough photovoltaic systems, like this one atop a Qualcomm building in Sorrento Mesa, to generate 3,000 megawatts of solar electricity. That could power nearly 3 million homes on a sunny day. The California Solar Initiative commits the state to spending more than $3.4 billion over the next 10 years to subsidize the installation of 1 million solar...
  • DNA links Oyler to fire (Esparanza-Palm Springs)

    11/15/2006 4:59:33 AM PST · by radar101 · 295+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 11/15/2006 | Jeff Horwitz
    DNA evidence ties the man suspected of starting the fatal Esperanza Fire to two other recent fires, according to an arson investigator's affidavit filed in Riverside Superior Court. The devices used to start the two prior blazes - six or seven matches bound by a rubber band to a cigarette fuse - are also "similar" to the one found at the ignition site of the Esperanza Fire, California Department of Forestry investigator Matthew Gilbert stated in court documents. The earlier fires started June 9 and 10 on the Morongo Indian Reservation, according to Gilbert. In both cases, Gilbert wrote, he...
  • CSI Gets Religion

    10/20/2006 11:23:37 AM PDT · by lesterleith · 8 replies · 522+ views
    Karnick on Culture ^ | 10/20/2006 | lesterleith
    S. T. Karnick, who writes about culture from a right of center perspective for numerous publications, says that the TV show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation has decided to depict two of its characters as openly Christian. Karnick writes about last night's episode of CSI on his blog, Karnick on Culture (http://stkarnick.com): Religion is all over the place on network TV series now. Many programs just can't seem to resist bringing it up, and the treatments are typically fairly sympathetic though by no means without nuance or sophistication. For example: following up on last week's interesting comment at the end of...
  • CA: Solar power shines, despite clouds

    10/08/2006 12:34:27 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 63 replies · 1,080+ views
    CONTRA COSTA TIMES ^ | Oct. 08, 2006 | Rick Jurgens
    When Erica Grubb installed solar panels on the roof of her Berkeley house, the decision was both personal and political. Personal because Grubb used a small inheritance from her mother to purchase the solar panels, which cost $18,000 -- $13,000 after rebates. Political because seeing "An Inconvenient Truth," Al Gore's movie on global warming, inspired Grubb, a lawyer, and her husband, an economist, to go solar and install equipment that can generate up to 2.8 kilowatts of electricity. The Grubbs join thousands in California who are lining up to purchase equipment that converts sunlight into power or hot water for...
  • Hezbollah is Using Christian Villages to Shield its Military Operations

    08/15/2006 4:20:45 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 2 replies · 396+ views
    August, 2, 2006 | M.S. Sliwa
    Via email from: http://msliwa.com * For Interviews with key pro-democracy activists inside and outside of Lebanon, contact: Rev. Dr. Keith Roderick, 202-498-8644, keith.roderick@csi-usa.org IMMEDIATE RELEASE Christian Solidarity International (CSI) Contact: Rev. Dr. Keith Roderick, 202-498-8644, keith.roderick@csi-usa.org Hezbollah is Using Christian Villages to Shield its Military Operations in Violation of International Law WASHINGTON, August 1, 2006: Hezbollah is using Christian villages to shield its military operations against Israel. Southern Lebanese Christian villages, such as Ain Ebel, Rmeish, Alma Alshaab, and others are being used by Hezbollah terrorists for launching missile attacks. "Hezbollah is repeating the same pattern that it practiced against...
  • It's nearly lights out for PG&E's solar power buybacks (Some want more subsidies for "common good")

    06/09/2006 11:24:32 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 48 replies · 911+ views
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | May 30, 2006 | Aria Pearson
    California's landmark efforts to increase solar power, supported by environmentalists, state leaders and the governor, could be in peril. In the next few months, PG&E, the largest utility company in the state, will reach the cap on how much solar energy it will buy back from customers. If the Legislature fails to pass a new bill raising that cap, new solar users in PG&E's territory won't be eligible for the benefits currents users enjoy, which some fear could bring the rise of solar energy in California to a grinding halt. "It will destroy the industry," said Ken Adelman, a retired...
  • Forensic experts identify keys to crimes (C.S.I. Air Force)

    05/19/2006 4:17:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 318+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | May 18, 2006 | Margo Turner
    5/18/2006 - ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, Md. (AFPN) -- For forensic science consultants at the Air Force Office of Special Investigations' 33rd Field Investigations Squadron, criminal investigations in the Air Force begin at the crime scene. The work of Air Force forensic science consultants is similar to that of criminal investigators in the television show “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” said the squadron's Special Agent Tam Reed. “However, unlike CSI, we don’t get lab results back within an hour,” said Agent Reed, an AFOSI agent since joining the Air Force in 2000. The squadron doesn’t have its own lab for processing...
  • Police arrest suspect in 1972 sex slaying Offender database, DNA evidence lead to his capture

    04/22/2006 10:24:53 AM PDT · by csvset · 19 replies · 1,587+ views
    SFGATE ^ | April 22, 2006 | Jaxon Van Derbeken
    Diana Sue Sylvester had been living in San Francisco only six months when she was raped and killed in the Sunset District after walking home from work at UCSF, three days before Christmas in 1972. On Friday, San Francisco police said DNA evidence and a computer search of sex offender records finally had led them to a suspect. John Puckett, 72, a retired carpet installer living in Stockton, was arrested at a trailer he shared with his wife, Marlene, and is expected to be arraigned next week on murder charges in the slaying of the 25-year-old nurse. "Even though he's...
  • CSI: Iraq (Iraqi Police Receive Forensic Equipment)

    04/13/2006 4:51:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 494+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Pfc. Edgar Reyes
    Iraqi police officers using a forklift to move forensic processing equipment received from the 988th Military Police Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, to help the Iraqi police track down criminals and terrorists involved in crimes. U.S. Army photo by 988th Military Police Company CSI: Iraq Iraqi Police Receive Forensic Equipment By U.S. Army Pfc. Edgar Reyes2nd Brigade Combat Team4th Infantry Division FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq, April 13, 2006 — The 988th Military Police Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, delivered new forensic equipment to the Iraqi Criminal Investigative Service crime lab March 25....
  • Fact Sheet on Acquisition of P&O Ports by DP World

    02/24/2006 11:07:33 PM PST · by endthematrix · 25 replies · 1,981+ views
    American Association of Port Authorities ^ | Feb 2006 | American Association of Port Authorities
    The U.S. Public Port Industry The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) represents more than 80 public authorities in the United States. These state, county and city government agencies own and develop seaport facilities to handle both domestic and international maritime commerce being imported to or exported from the United States. U.S. ports and waterways handle more than 2.5 billion tons of trade annually. The majority of our nation’s overseas cargo flows through AAPA member ports’ facilities. While some public ports operate their own cargo terminals, many serve as “landlord” ports, leasing portions of their facilities to private terminal operating...
  • FBI Terrorism Task Force Investigating I-55 Crash

    02/23/2006 4:40:08 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 154 replies · 7,733+ views
    CBS2 Chicago ^ | Feb 23, 2006
    http://cbs2chicago.com/topstories/local_story_053224434.html FBI Terrorism Task Force Investigating I-55 Crash SLIDESHOW: Crash Scene Photos Jay Levine Reporting (CBS) CHICAGO A stunning discovery inside a car involved in a deadly crash on the Stevenson Expressway Wednesday has sparked a federal investigation. Two people were killed in the crash involving a number of cars and semi trucks. Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports one of the people killed was carrying several suspicious items. CBS 2 has learned that members of the FBI Terrorist Task Force are among those involve din the investigation originally though just to be a huge traffic nightmare, but could end up...
  • TV's crime shows like 'CSI,' 'Law & Order' sway jurors

    02/21/2006 9:12:22 AM PST · by knak · 25 replies · 898+ views
    birgmingham news ~ assosicated press ^ | 2/19/06 | LINDA DEUTSCH
    Reality TV they are not, but two hit shows are so convincing as imitations of life in the criminal justice system that some legal experts worry they're distorting the expectations of real jurors. The influence of the "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and "Law & Order" franchises has permeated American law. Lawyers ask would-be jurors whether they watch the shows and then change strategies depending on the answers. Law schools maintain video libraries of the programs as teaching tools and even analyze the plot lines in class. Which side benefits the most - prosecutors or defense attorneys - is debatable. While...
  • TV Crime Shows Aiding Real Life Murderers

    01/29/2006 8:07:57 AM PST · by Flavius · 30 replies · 1,094+ views
    ap ^ | 1/29/06 | JOE MILICIA
    When Tammy Klein began investigating crime scenes eight years ago, it was virtually unheard of for a killer to use bleach to clean up a bloody mess. Today, the use of bleach, which destroys DNA, is not unusual in a planned homicide, said the senior criminalist from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. ADVERTISEMENT Klein and other experts attribute such sophistication to television crime dramas like "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," which give criminals helpful tips on how to cover up evidence. Prosecutors have complained for years about "the CSI effect" on juries — an expectation in every trial for the...
  • CSI to Viewers: The Real Crime is Respecting Life

    11/05/2005 1:52:59 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 19 replies · 1,855+ views
    CSI TO VIEWERS: THE REAL CRIME IS RESPECTING LIFE The Catholic League was bombarded with complaints this morning about “Secrets and Flies,” the November 3 episode of the CBS program CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. “Secrets and Flies” revolves around the murder of Christina, a single mother. After an autopsy reveals that Christina was a virgin, it is learned that she adopted a fertilized embryo from Project Sunflower, an organization devoted to finding surrogate mothers for abandoned embryos. Here’s what Catholic League president Bill Donohue had to say: “A talented writer could easily spin an interesting who-done-it from this plot, but...
  • CSI Inserts Itself Into Politics (Criticizes Pro-Life Conservatives)

    11/03/2005 7:19:52 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 114 replies · 3,225+ views
    CBS ^ | 11/3/05 | Pyro7480
    Tonight, on CSI: Las Vegas, the main plot line involved a single mother whose apparent suicide was staged. The mother was a virgin (determined by the autopsy), and was described as a "prude" by the victim's sister. After a DNA test, it was determined the baby found with the dead woman wasn't biologically-related to the mother. After further investigation, it was found out that the mother had adopted an embryo "left over" from a fertility clinic. A fictional pro-life organization called "Project Sunflower" had found the embryo a mother. As one woman CSI investigator told the details of this organization...
  • Study of faulty fingerprints debunks forensic science 'zero error' claim

    09/13/2005 11:48:13 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 21 replies · 848+ views
    Irvine, Calif., September 13, 2005 While forensic scientists have long claimed fingerprint evidence is infallible, the widely publicized error that landed an innocent American behind bars as a suspect in the Madrid train bombing alerted the nation to the potential flaws in the system. Now, UC Irvine criminologist Simon Cole has shown that not only do errors occur, but as many as a thousand incorrect fingerprint “matches” could be made each year in the U.S. This is in spite of safeguards intended to prevent errors. Cole’s study is the first to analyze all publicly known mistaken fingerprint matches. In analyzing...
  • Strangers don PJs, affectionate attitude for Cuddle Party

    08/05/2005 11:26:45 AM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 144 replies · 2,238+ views
    Daily Breeze ^ | 8/5/05 | Sandy Cohen
    It's 7:30 p.m. and the Cuddle Party is about to begin. The 20 or so people who fill the Bodymind Institute in Los Angeles are all wearing pajamas, and a few look nervous. Their anxious expressions say, "I hope this is fun because I'm standing here in my pajamas with a bunch of strangers." They range in age from early 20s to early 60s and represent all races, shapes and sizes. Everyone wears a name tag. They have come to experience "an affectionate play event for adults, designed to provide a space to explore and enjoy touch, nurturing and communication"...
  • Man's body found 42 years ago is identified

    06/02/2005 4:51:05 AM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 8 replies · 804+ views
    Man's body found 42 years ago is identified By Deanna Boyd Star-Telegram Staff Writer FORT WORTH - A homicide victim whose skeletal remains were found 42 years ago in a creek bed near the Benbrook dam finally has a name. Major case Detective Bryan Jamison said DNA tests have confirmed that the bones are that of Kenneth Bennett Glaze, a 35-year-old man who disappeared from Fort Worth in 1963. "It was a critical first step," Jamison said of the identification. "I'm glad it happened so quick so we can get down to the business of solving this crime." The remains,...
  • Jurors want CSI-quality forensic evidence Prosecutors forced to explain lack of DNA, fingerprints

    05/30/2005 11:26:48 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 76 replies · 1,902+ views
    SFGate ^ | 5/29/05 | Jamie Stockwell, Washington Post
    Washington -- A Prince George's County, Md., jury would not convict a man accused of stabbing his girlfriend to death because a half-eaten hamburger, recovered from the crime scene and assumed to have been his, was not tested for DNA. In Washington, a jury deadlocked recently in the trial of a woman accused of stabbing another woman because fingerprints on the weapon did not belong to the suspect. An Alexandria, Va., jury acquitted a man on drug-possession charges in part because a box containing 60 rocks of crack cocaine that he was accused of tossing from his car during a...
  • 'CSI effect' evident in US courtrooms - (possible reason jury acquitted Robert Blake)

    04/24/2005 8:44:04 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 10 replies · 1,966+ views
    THE SCOTSMAN,COM ^ | APRIL 24, 2005 | ALEX MASSIE
    DO YOU watch CSI? It is a question heard in an increasing number of jury selection hearings across the US. The hit television series Crime Scene Investigation, in which brilliant forensic scientists solve seemingly baffling cases each week in little more than 40 minutes, is changing the face of American justice as jurors apply the lessons of what they have seen on TV to real-life criminal trials. A decade ago, the kind of physical and forensic evidence used in the OJ Simpson trial baffled many viewers. Today, educated by what they believe they have learned from TV, it is the...
  • Body of missing airman found in stock tank (TEXAS)

    03/08/2005 1:52:50 PM PST · by Dubya · 24 replies · 1,369+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Mar. 08, 2005 | The Associated Press
    SAN ANGELO -- Authorities have recovered the body of a missing Dyess Air Force Base airman from a stock tank on a West Texas ranch, his stepsister said. Staff Sgt. Michael Leslie Severance's body was found in 10 to 20 feet of water in a tank 15 miles northeast of San Angelo, Nicole Leighton said Monday. His body had been weighted with cinderblocks, and his death was ruled a homicide. Severance, 24, had been missing since Jan. 15. He lived in San Angelo but was assigned to Dyess in Abilene, about 90 miles to the northeast. Leighton said Air Force...
  • "CSI Effect" Causing Courts Problems

    02/22/2005 11:29:03 PM PST · by paudio · 11 replies · 661+ views
    imdb.com ^ | 2/23/05
    American TV show CSI: Miami has been attacked by a top scientist for misleading jurors with its unrealistic portrayal of the capabilities of forensic experts and the boundaries of science. Lawyers fear the popular drama has precipitated the "CSI effect" by giving the public unrealistic expectations of what can be achieved in forensic laboratories - and that forensic testimonies are beyond reproach. West Virginia University expert Max Houck says, "Defense attorneys now worry about the CSI effect because they think the jurors view science as this juggernaut, this infallible, objective method that is always right, always accurate and that spells...
  • Sexy Man in Morgue (William L. Petersen, CSI dumpy heartthrob)(last nite's show was dumb!!)

    02/11/2005 9:53:02 AM PST · by churchillbuff · 15 replies · 1,483+ views
    SLATE ^ | Feb. 11 05 | Dana Stevens
    Last night's show was stupid because they went through hours and hours of high-tech snooping to finally find out that murdered was the woman's stepmother -- and then, only at the end, did someone discover a motive: the stepmother would get millions as executor of the grandkid's estate. Well, why didn't they find out about financial implications of the death AT THE BEGINNING OF THE INVESTIGATION -- I guess that would have meant no need for hours of high-tech investigation to figure out a suspect, so no need for the entire episode. The Sexiest Man in the Morgue William L....
  • CSI Las Vegas (George W. Bush morality tale(

    02/06/2005 10:43:54 PM PST · by jimmyk · 48 replies · 3,171+ views
    CBC.ca ^ | 02/07/05 | jimmyk
    CSI Las Vegas (George W. Bush morality tales) ? I watch CSI Las Vegas on occasion, but I have never thought of the T.V. series as being a George W. Bush morality tale. This article from Stephen Cole who writes about television for CBC.ca. seems to think it does. He may have a point. jimmyk http://www.cbc.ca/arts/tv/thedeadzone.html The Dead Zone Why CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is Hollywood's perfect Bush-era export. By Stephen Colevia cbc excerpt from my blog: jimmyk http://butthatsjustmyopinion.blogspot.com/ The success of CSI specifically is more than a simple case of right show, right time, however. For one thing, no...
  • CSI: Miami Goes After Those Calling for Immigration Reform (On Now!)

    11/22/2004 7:48:45 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 52 replies · 1,537+ views
    CBS ^ | 11/22/2004 | Pyro7480
    Tonight's CSI: Miami episode is feature a plot line where a group of terrorist hijack a fishing boat, smuggle some RPG's into Miami, and fire them at police and a convenience store run by Cuban immigrants. One of those arrested in the crime presents the police a card with a statement addressing his constitutional rights, and said something about his "Second Amendment rights" and "the right to form a militia." He refuses to answer a Hispanic female officer, saying he won't answer a "Puerto Rican." After the convenience store attack, another terrorist who is apprehended with a black eye from...