Thursday, July 08, 2010

Jerry Brown's Grim Reminder

 Posted By CotoBlogzz 07-08-2010 11:00 AM

Los Angeles, California -   Predictably in this disruptive political environment, Attorney General is holding a press conference right now to take credit for the apprehension of the "Grim Sleeper" Serial Murderer

At a news conference today at 11:00 a.m., Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. is to discuss how “his office's ground-breaking familial DNA search program led to the identification and arrest of the man accused of being the "Grim Sleeper" serial murderer.”

Lonnie David Franklin, Jr., 57, was arrested yesterday by Los Angeles police, and faces 10 counts of murder and one count of attempted murder.

California's familial DNA search program, “invented” (remember Al Gore "invented" the Internet)  by Brown, involves using the DNA of family members to find suspects through the state's DNA Data Bank. Last year, the DNA of one of Franklin's family members, who had been convicted of a felony weapons charge, was entered into the DNA Data Bank. Last month, a familial search was conducted, and investigators established a familial connection between the family member and DNA collected at the murder scenes. That connection was used to identify and arrest Franklin after his DNA was obtained.

Now, if you have followed the much-touted ground-breaking Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s Forensics certification, you may recall that we pointed out a number of major flaws with the certification process, as well as with forensic science's state of the art.  A few months later a US Congress mandated report by the National Academy of Sciences supported our concerns.

In a nut shell, while AG Brown’s ground breaking familial DNA search program can lead to the closure of cold cases, it can also easily lead to invasion of privacy:  If you have friends and or relatives who get in trouble with the law, you might as well kiss your privacy good bye for example.  Now, if you have OJ-type of financial resources, you may just get away with murder, but if you do not have access to forensic scientists who can represent your case, you can easily be wrongly locked up for life:  In other words, Gerry Brown, as a politician-for-life represents everything that is good with California and everything that is bad.

So much for the n-controversy

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