Daily Archives: February 14, 2011

Airmen Missing in Action From WWII Identified

Baynet.com Virginia
On Feb. 10, the Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced that the remains of 11 U.S. servicemen, missing in action from World War II, have been identified and are being returned to their families for burial with full military honors.

Cities turn to county forensic lab

Orange Co. Register California
As tighter budgets and costly specialized equipment put the cost of forensic technology and services out of reach for many law-enforcement agencies, local departments have increasingly come to rely on the Orange County Crime Lab.
Whether it’s juggling lab work requests tied to high-profile slayings and sexual assaults, dealing with increased interest from investigators and prosecutors in pursuing DNA tests for lower-level property crimes or adjusting to budget realities in the era of doing more with less, the lab plays an increasingly critical role in the forensic community.

How innocent people end up behind bars

The Wichita Eagle
The U.S. criminal justice system is built on a code of “better that 10 guilty persons escape than one innocent suffer.”

Supreme Court confronts conflicting laws on post-conviction DNA testing

The Washington Post
DALLAS – The news brings almost routine stories about wrongfully convicted prisoners who are exonerated by DNA testing, but they often have traveled widely divergent paths to freedom.
In some states, only prisoners facing execution have the right to DNA testing to try to prove their innocence. In others, anyone who pleaded guilty is barred from asking for the testing. In the patchwork of legislation passed by Congress and 48 states, even individual prosecutors can carry great weight.

R.I. crime lab has backlog of 400 cases

SOUTH KINGSTOWN –– After two young boys were shot on the basketball courts in Providence’s Manton Heights housing project in November, the police caught a young man carrying a gun and a grudge against the residents in Manton. But three months later, the gun found on the young man still hasn’t been examined — and the police still don’t know if he is the Manton shooter.

DNA legislation crisis

Newsday Trinidad and Tobago
TO STEM a quietly mounting crisis in the implementation of almost four-year-old DNA legislation, the Government will this month overhaul the 2007 law, senior Cabinet sources this week disclosed.

OTS & Services Takes Advantage of Growing Demand For DNA Testing in India

PR-USA.net India
The nations most trusted source of DNA paternity Test in India, started out in Delhi, Punjab, Chandigarh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh as well as in Pakistan, Srilanka, Nepal and Bangladesh. Now they have just announced their expansion on an International level. This means DNA Test India (OTS & Services) testing services will be available in every city within India. The demand for DNA testing and paternity testing has been on the rise. Consequently, DNA Centre India is taking advantage of the demand for their services.

Identigene DNA Paternity Test Kits Available for First Time in New York State Pharmacies

TMC Net SALT LAKE CITY –(Business Wire)–
Identigene announced today that the Identigene DNA Paternity Test Kit is now available in pharmacies in New York, allowing people for the first time ever to purchase paternity testing through a New York retail outlet. The Identigene DNA Paternity Test Kit is available in Duane Reade locations throughout the state.