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  • Michael Sussmann Trial LIVE THREAD

    05/17/2022 6:55:46 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 120 replies
    John Haughey of The Epoch Times twitter feed with live updates John Haughey @JFHaughey58 · 1h Deliberations begin Tuesday morning at the E. Barnett Prettyman U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., in Michael #Sussmann's trial for allegedly lying to the FBI about the #Trump Organization's purported ties to a Russian BankThere will actually be 16 jurors seated during the trial with four not knowing that they are alternates and will not be "in the room" when the case goes to the jury for a verdict.Lengthy discussion regarding the infamous #SteeleDossier ...former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele cannot be compelled to...
  • At 70, a North Texas man used a DNA test to learn who his dad was. Instead, he found a whole family waiting for him

    05/17/2022 3:19:21 PM PDT · by DFG · 58 replies
    WFAA (DFW) ^ | 05/16/2022 | Kevin Reece
    FORT WORTH, Texas — The advent of DNA test kits has helped millions of people discover intricate details of their heritage. They've also uncovered hundreds of thousands of family secrets that some parents preferred would have stayed hidden. But in Fort Worth, Michael Bennett has uncovered a world -- and a happy ending -- he never fully imagined. "My parents never hid the fact that I was adopted," Bennett, 70, told us from his Fort Worth home, where one room is filled with the memorabilia, commendations and photographs of a rewarding military career. And in one corner, a picture of...
  • 2022’s DNA Hit of the Year Program Reflects on Database Loopholes

    05/15/2022 3:14:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Forensic Magazine ^ | May 13, 2022 | Michelle Taylor
    “The case could have been solved decades earlier. [Investigators] claim that Washington state’s DNA database policies, laws and procedures are out of date and prevent police from using DNA to protect victims of violent crimes.” – Tim Schellberg, President, Gordon Thomas Honeywell Governmental Affairs “Sarah’s case could have been solved decades earlier if Washington state had stronger DNA policies in place. Why aren’t they in place? Shouldn’t the state do what they can to utilize the full potential of DNA to solve crime, prevent crime and exonerate the innocent?” - Rockne Harmon, Ret. Senior Deputy DA, Alameda County DA’s Office...
  • NY Court Halts Family DNA Searches for Crime Suspects

    05/08/2022 10:20:30 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 15 replies
    NBC NY ^ | 05 06 2022 | Staff
    A New York court halted the use of a DNA crime fighting tool that has helped crack cold cases and put murderers behind bars, but has also raised privacy and racial discrimination concerns, because state lawmakers never approved the practice. Known as familial DNA searching, the technique allows law enforcement agencies to search the state’s DNA databank for close biological relatives of people who have left traces of genetic material at a crime scene. A panel of judges on a mid-level appeals court ruled Thursday that regulations for the technique were invalid because a state committee implemented them without consent...
  • New York court halts family DNA searches for crime suspects

    05/06/2022 1:57:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | May 6, 2022 | By MICHAEL R. SISAK
    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York court halted the use of a DNA crimefighting tool that has helped crack cold cases and put murderers behind bars, but has also raised privacy and racial discrimination concerns, because state lawmakers never approved the practice. Known as familial DNA searching, the technique allows law enforcement agencies to search the state’s DNA databank for close biological relatives of people who have left traces of genetic material at a crime scene. A panel of judges on a mid-level appeals court ruled Thursday that regulations for the technique were invalid because a state committee implemented...
  • Megalithic tombs in western and northern Neolithic Europe were linked to a kindred society

    05/03/2022 7:36:40 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    PNAS ^ | April 15, 2019 | see below
    A new phenomenon of constructing distinctive funerary monuments, collectively known as megalithic tombs, emerged around 4500 BCE along the Atlantic façade. The megalithic phenomenon has attracted interest and speculation since medieval times. In particular, the origin, dispersal dynamics, and the role of these constructions within the societies that built them have been debated. We generate genome sequence data from 24 individuals buried in five megaliths and investigate the population history and social dynamics of the groups that buried their dead in megalithic monuments across northwestern Europe in the fourth millennium BCE. Our results show kin relations among the buried individuals...
  • Genealogy Leads to Suspect Who Posed as Radio DJ to Lure, Rape Teenage Girl

    05/01/2022 2:14:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    Forensic Magazine ^ | April 22, 2022
    Detectives from the Fairfax County Police Department Major Crimes Bureau Cold Case Squad have arrested a 59-year-old Ashburn man for the sexual assault of a teenager that occurred in Fairfax 35 years ago. On March 6, 1987, the mother of the victim received a phone call from a man pretending to be a local radio personality. The man told the woman she only needed to listen to the radio station to be eligible for $1,000 and a trip to Hawaii. He stated that he needed personal information to proceed with the award. The woman provided the man her home phone...
  • Change Biology Facts in Favor of Transgenderism

    04/28/2022 6:13:36 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 22 replies
    AMGREATNESS ^ | 4-28-22 | Eric Lendrum
    The United States Department of Education (ED) is facing widespread criticism after a viral video exposed a segment of a recent training session within the department, featuring an alleged biology teacher trying to redefine key biological facts about women in the name of the transgender agenda. According to Fox News, the video was shared by the viral account “Libs of TikTok,” which specializes in showcasing deranged rants by far-left activists in favor of grooming children and redefining science. The video features a teacher named Sam Long, who identifies as transgender, in a Zoom call with fellow teachers and staffers with...
  • 'Happy Face Killer' Bay Area murder victim finally identified

    04/19/2022 7:51:12 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    SFgate ^ | April 18, 2022 | Andrew Chamings
    The Jane Doe, known only as "Blue Pacheco" by authorities, has now been identified as Patricia Skiple of Colton, Oregon. On June 3, 1993, Skiple's body was found on the side of California state Route 152 in unincorporated Gilroy. She was 45 years old at the time of her death. In 2019, the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office partnered with the DNA Doe Project to attempt to identify the body via investigative genetic genealogy. “This case was exceptionally challenging due to recent Norwegian ancestry which resulted in very distant DNA matches on GEDmatch and FamilyTreeDNA,” said DNA Doe Project team...
  • Blue-eyed humans have a single, common ancestor

    04/14/2022 12:06:44 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 131 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 1/31/2008 (old but good) | University of Copenhagen
    New research shows that people with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor. Scientists have tracked down a genetic mutation which took place 6,000-10,000 years ago and is the cause of the eye color of all blue-eyed humans alive on the planet today "Originally, we all had brown eyes," said Professor Hans Eiberg from the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine. "But a genetic mutation affecting the OCA2 gene in our chromosomes resulted in the creation of a "switch," which literally "turned off" the ability to produce brown eyes." The OCA2 gene codes for the so-called P protein, which is...
  • DNA Mutation Research Reveals Why Most Smokers Never Get Lung Cancer

    04/13/2022 6:41:44 AM PDT · by libh8er · 30 replies
    Scitechdaily ^ | 4.12.2022 | Albert Einstein college of medicine
    Cigarette smoking is overwhelmingly the main cause of lung cancer, yet only a minority of smokers develop the disease. A study led by scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and published online on April 11, 2022, in Nature Genetics suggests that some smokers may have robust mechanisms that protect them from lung cancer by limiting mutations. The findings could help identify those smokers who face an increased risk for the disease and therefore warrant especially close monitoring. “This may prove to be an important step toward the prevention and early detection of lung cancer risk and away from the...
  • Twitter suspends Clinton accuser Juanita Broadrick

    04/11/2022 1:54:53 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    Reclaim The Net ^ | April 11, 2022 | Christina Maas
    Former President Bill Clinton’s sexual assault accuser Juanita Broadrick was suspended from Twitter for claiming Covid vaccines “alter DNA.” On Saturday, Broadrick tweeted: “When will this vaccine crap be over? Big Pharma has profited enough for the next hundred years. Stop pushing vaccines that don’t work and alter DNA.” In a statement, Twitter claimed that the account was suspended because of a violation of the policy on “spreading misleading and potentially harmful information” about the pandemic.
  • Dr. Lee Merritt: We Are in the Fourth Stage of the DNA WAR Against Humanity

    04/08/2022 4:50:46 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 6 replies
    NOQ Report - Opinions ^ | April 8, 2022 | Ramon Tomey
    Brighteon.TV host Dr. Lee Merritt told Bob “The Plumber” Sisson that humanity is at the fourth stage of the DNA war involving the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines. “Speaking [of] the great DNA war against humanity … basically, we’re in the fourth stage of the war. I don’t think we can vote ourselves out of this. We’re going to have to prepare, protect ourselves and maybe fight our way out of this,” she said during the four-day Let’s Go Brandon Rally held in Brandon, Florida. The “Merritt Medical Hour” host told Sisson: “Since 2015, I feel like I’ve been witnessing a...
  • Hillary Clinton: Hand wringing is part of the Democratic DNA

    04/03/2022 10:55:49 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    The hill ^ | 04/03/2022 | Thehill
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sunday dismissed Democratic worrying about this year’s midterm elections, saying “hand wringing is part of the Democratic DNA.” NBC’s “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd asked Clinton if she saw any similarities between the state of the Democratic Party now and how it was in early 90’s, noting that the party was grappling with what Democrats stood for ahead of the midterm elections in which they risk losing control over the House and Senate.
  • DNA Under Fingernails in 1997 Murder Leads to New Arrest For Cold Case

    04/01/2022 6:41:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    WJBK ^ | Fri, April 1, 2022
    A 1997 cold case involving the murder of Sonya Dockery could be one step closer to being solved. There are new developments in a Detroit cold case from 1997 when a woman was found strangled to death on the city's west side. Now, 25-years later, there has been an arrest in the case. On Friday the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Officer announced that 51-year old Johnny Yenshaw of Detroit was charged in connection with Dockery’s homicide. She was just 33-years old.
  • China is collecting the world’s DNA and the reason is sinister: Gordon Chang warns next disease could be far more deadly

    03/31/2022 9:19:58 AM PDT · by dennisw · 23 replies
    Next disease could be far more deadly than COVID-19 Gordon Chang spoke to Fox News about China’s initiative to collect foreigners' DNA and how they plan on using it. The Peoples Republic of China (PRC) has been collecting people’s DNA for years, and according to Gordon Chang, the country’s sinister motivations should be of great concern to the United States. With over 80 million health profiles, China has the largest DNA database in the world, and growing. In an interview with Fox News, Chang warned that China plans to use this information to create bioweapons designed to target specific ethnic...
  • This Database Stores the DNA of 31,000 New Yorkers. Is It Illegal?

    03/22/2022 9:10:25 AM PDT · by Theoria · 13 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 22 March 2022 | Troy Closson
    The database used by the New York Police Department violates state law and the Constitution, the Legal Aid Society contends in a lawsuit. Three years ago, Shakira Leslie was returning home from a cousin’s birthday party in the Bronx when officers pulled over her friend’s car for a traffic infraction. After she got out of the back seat, the police searched her and found nothing illegal. But when a gun was found in another passenger’s bag, everyone in the car was arrested, charged with weapon possession and taken to a precinct. There, Ms. Leslie waited for more than 12 hours...
  • Rape Victim Sues After DNA Used to Self-incriminate in Unrelated Case

    03/18/2022 5:36:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    The woman whose DNA from a sexual assault kit was used by San Francisco police to arrest her in an unrelated property crime six years later plans to sue the city, her attorney said Thursday, March 10. Three days earlier, San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin and California State Senator Scott Wiener announced legislation to ensure this invasion of privacy never occurs again. In February, the San Francisco Police brought a case to Boudin in which the agency used DNA from a sexual assault kit to implicate the victim in an unrelated property crime six years later. Boudin not only...
  • Western Australia's Premier Mark McGowan sparks outrage as he launches a 'COVID ARMY' that will go door to door and test Aussies for the virus with new technology still to receive TGA approval

    03/18/2022 9:48:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 03/18/2022 | Charlie Coe
    Covid force to go door to door in Perth this weekend conducting voluntary tests About 875 people expected be tested for virus over the next two weekends Belmont, Bassendean, Claremont and Melville will be targeted by testing blitz WA is just days away from reaching its peak in Omicron cases, premier warns The state recorded 7,151 new cases and one Covid-related death on Thursday A Covid detection force will go door to door in Perth this weekend and conduct random testing amid fears Omicron is lurking undetected in the community. About 875 people are expected be tested over the next...
  • "Little Miss Nobody" Identified as Sharon Lee Gallegos 62 Years After Her Death

    03/15/2022 4:35:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    CBS News ^ | MARCH 15, 2022 | Tori B. Powell
    A 4-year-old girl who went missing in New Mexico nearly 62 years ago has been identified as "Little Miss Nobody," a previously unidentified girl whose remains were discovered in Arizona, police announced Tuesday. Authorities identified the victim as Sharon Lee Gallegos, who was abducted on July 21, 1960. Police said Gallegos was abducted by a man and a woman while she was playing with other children in an alley behind her grandmother's house in Alamogordo, New Mexico. According to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, the couple had been stalking the girl for several days. Gallegos was dragged into...