Daily Archives: May 31, 2011

In Srebrenica, a Memorial Brings Peace

New York Post
SREBRENICA, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA — Across from the abandoned Potocari battery factory, where Muslim residents of this infamously brutalized town were imprisoned in 1995 before women were separated and the men and boys taken away to be killed, a memorial center has risen.

Woman gets DNA order on Wanjiru

The Standard Kenya
A woman has obtained a court order to extract samples from the body of late marathoner Samuel Kamau Wanjiru for DNA analysis for her unborn child.

Evidence Ignored in Unsolved Rapes

Honolulu Civil Beat
Barely half of Honolulu rape cases were solved in 2009, but 60-80 percent of rape kits collected that year never made it to the crime lab for analysis, a Civil Beat investigation has found.

Paul B. Ferrara, pioneer of DNA use, dies at 68

Richmond Times Dispatch Virginia
Paul B. Ferrara, 68, the former head of Virginia’s forensic-science laboratory who helped pioneer the use of DNA as a crime-fighting tool in the U.S., died Monday.