A New Type of DNA Testing Is Entering Crime Investigations

In April, a citizen scientist named Barbara Rae-Venter used a little-known genealogy website called GEDMatch to help investigators find a man they’d been looking for for nearly 40 years: The Golden State Killer. In the months since, law enforcement agencies across the country have flocked to the technique, arresting a flurry of more than 20 […]

Woman’s Spine Fractured In Apparent Hate Crime Attack On Qu…

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The search is on for a man police say attacked a woman aboard a subway in Queens last month, seriously injuring her in what’s being probed as a possible hate crime. Police say the man approached the 20-year-old victim aboard a Manhattan-bound E train and started hurling slurs regarding her sexual […]

Rethinking Crime Photography and the Rights of Nonviolent O…

(image via Pixabay) The internet has become a terrifying encyclopedia of history, one that can capture our lowest moments for time immemorial. We now have the ability to livestream and archive our activities 24/7 for an online audience. Yet, in contrast, do we have the right to be forgotten? There is a growing movement in […]

Mocking Nazis is a crime in Britain: Free Speech #1 | A Pra…

Public awareness of ongoing attacks against Freedom of Speech is very low, judging from discussions with friends and from poor coverage in the mainstream media (MSM) articles (based upon my web searches on significant events). I find myself depending on alternative media to get competent accounts of events and discussions of the issues. Some of […]