Tuesday, July 17, 2018

DNA is Turning the Tide in Solving Cold Cases ~by Legal Pub

photoDNA is a game changer!  The Golden State Killer was a serial killer stopped in his tracks by DNA. The GSK, otherwise known as 72 year-old Joseph James DeAngelo Jr., was recently fingered for serial murders based upon sophisticated DNA technology. DeAngelo may be tried for as many as 12 murders and 46 rapes that occurred over a time span of  1976 to 1986 in the California area. DeAngelo may never have been caught in the absence of advancement in DNA analysis.  Similarly, the Grim Sleeper, another deranged individual, was allegedly caught because of DNA left on a slice of pizza.
Now we turn to our most recent miraculous DNA fingering in Indiana where Johnny Miller joins the list of accused based on DNA analysis.  Miller allegedly confessed to raping and strangling April Tinsley in 1988.  Tinsley was only 8-years-old.  Apparently, Millers's DNA was left on April's body as well as on threatening notes he used to taunt authorities.  CeCe Moore, a genealogist, allegedly helped track down Miller as a probable suspect.  Similar techniques are used to help an adoptee track down his or her natural parents.  Using public data bases, a family tree can be used to locate a person's identity based upon age, physical traits, and location.
Fort Wayne Police and Indiana State Police detectives had John D. Miller under surveillance at his mobile home in the 13700 block of Main Street in Grabill. Contrary to some of the poster's theories, he lived alone.On July 6, police secretly collected trash from Miller’s residence which included three used condoms. Indiana State Police Laboratory analyzed for DNA. On July 9, Indiana State Police lab confirmed that the DNA profile extracted from the condoms in Miller’s trash matched the DNA profiles of the condoms found in 2004 and the DNA found in Tinsley’s underwear. Game over. Fort Wayne Police Det. Brian Martin and Indiana State Police Det. Clint Hetrick arrested Miller at his home. When police asked him if he knew why they wanted to talk with him, Miller reportedly said, “April Tinsley.”

The Zodiac Killer, accused of killing many in the Northern California region remains at large.  Given the increasing popularity of "familial DNA" and public websites, it is only a matter of time before law enforcement will have access to almost everyone's DNA.  Gven the advances of DNA forensics, this Zodiac Killer psycho will likely be apprehended soon.

All suspects must be presumed innocent unless otherwise convicted in a court of law!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

President Trump is Not the Only Person Who Tweets ~by Legal Pub

Pauley Perrette tweets.  She has left a twitter impression that she quit the show NCIS after 15 seasons because of more than one "physical assault."  CBS Television Studios has responded with its own press release:  "Pauley Perrette had a terrific run on NCIS and we are all going to miss her... Over a year ago, Pauley came to us with a workplace concern.  We took the matter seriously and worked with her to find a resolution. We are committed to a safe work environment on all our shows."
 Perrette played forensic scientist Abby Sciuto.  She was a popular character whose last appearance on the popular show recently occurred.   Pauley Perrette felt the need to inform her followers on twitter that the "tabloid articles out there that are telling total lies about me."
Perrette also tweeted that "a very rich, very powerful publicity 'machine'"  was spreading false information about her.  Pauley Perrette 
Pauley Perrette has not publicly identified who allegedly assaulted her. For more information as it develops, follow Pauley Perrette twitter account.   

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Canada Has Cowardly Idiots Too! ~by Legal Pub



What have we learned about Alek Minassian?  That Canada has idiot cowards too.  The 25 year-old intentionally drove a rented van onto a pedestrian walk way on Yonge Street in Canada killing ten people and injuring several others.

Courtesy of LinkedIn, the murderer is pictured below.

Why does a murder like Alek Minassian even have a LinkedIn profile? The accused claims to be a student at Seneca College in North York (North of Toronto). He apparently had no criminal record.
Prior to his arrest, Minassian lived in Richmond Hill a suburb of Toronto.  The heinous actions of Minassian apparently injured 15 people along with killing another ten.  Many of the victims have yet to be identified. One of the first of the deceased identified was beautiful Anne Marie D'Amico who worked at Invesco, an investment management company. D'Amico also volunteered on a humanitarian housing project in developing countries.  
It is unknown whether Minassian knew any of the victims or what the hell he was thinking when he killed these innocent people. Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders was unwilling to speculate about a motive.  However, he labeled Minassian's actions as "deliberate."  Other anonymous sources suggest that the accused was a social misfit like mass murderer "Elliot Rodger" who was routinely rejected by women. Others simply suggest that he was a loner.   
Cellphone video on social media shows a man stepping out of a white van with a damaged front end that is stopped on the sidewalk. He appears to yell, "Kill me!" 
 

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 Minassian is scheduled to make a court appearance Tuesday at 10 a.m. ET.  While he must be presumed innocent until otherwise shown in a court of law, this individual needs to be made an example of how cowards should be punished if he is convicted.


Tuesday, March 20, 2018

When Will School Madness Stop? ~by Legal Pub

When will the madness stop?  Shooting up a school is a cowardly way to deal with one's problems.  Great Mills High School is the latest to experience a shooting.  The school security guard shot and killed an armed student who shot two other students. St. Mary's County Sheriff Tim Cameron said the school resource officer shot the assailant in a hallway just before classes began. The shooter was armed with a handgun.  The gunman was pronounced dead, and the officer was not injured.   A male student, 14, is in stable condition.  Unfortunately, a 16 year-old female student, is in critical condition. 
Suddenly the news is no longer shocking.  After all, this is the 17th school shooting in the United States since January 1!  When does the madness stop?  This involved a pistol, not an assault rifle.  There does not appear to be an easy way to educate young people that this is not an appropriate way to solve problems. A shooter of unarmed students is not a hero.  Seeking counseling.  Seek help.  After that, if you still need to end your own life, end it without harming others.  Perhaps then you will be properly mourned.  But to end your life as a murderer is not only a waste of your life, it is a waste of humanity.  

    Tuesday, January 9, 2018

    25th Amendment v. Fire & Fury ~by Legal Pub

    Politics is a topic Legal Pub prefers to avoid.  But Rule of Law requires educated citizens and electorate.  Consequently, when mainstream media starts to spread misleading information about "law," education is in order. What is all the rage about the 25th Amendment to the United State Constitution?  "Fire and Fury" a controversial book by Michael Wolff indicates that the amendment was brought up "all the time" in the White House.  Steve Bannon suggest it is a plausible way that President Donald Trump may be forced to step down.  So what is this amendment?  On its face, it a mechanism to remove a President who has impaired mental faculties
    More specifically, Section 4 of the 1967 amendment, allows for the vice president plus a majority of either a president's Cabinet or Congress to transmit to the Senate president pro tempore and the House speaker "their written declaration that the president is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office."  A sitting U.S. president may; however, inform the Senate president pro tempore and House speaker that no such inability exists. The president would then remain in office unless the vice president and a majority of the Cabinet or Congress provides those members of Congress with a written declaration that the president is still unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.  This puts the matter before Congress.
    Once before Congress, both chambers of Congress must vote on whether the president is able to carry out his duties. A two-thirds vote in both chambers is required to remove the president from office. In reality, it is unlikely that a Cabinet would ever initiate such a proceeding.  Furthermore, nothing in the 25th Amendment contains a means to prevent a sitting president from firing Cabinet members who feel he is unfit to serve.  Consequently, the only likely way to remove a sitting president under the 25th Amendment would be if the procedure was initiated by Congress and had a 2/3 vote of the Congress agreeing to the removal. 
    So, when Steve Bannon says the 25th Amendment is the biggest threat to the Trump presidency, was is all just a ploy to sell books?



    Monday, November 20, 2017

    Roy Moore "No More?" ~~by Legal Pub

    Will Roy Moore drop out of the Senate race?  Probably not since he is not a quitter.  But this is the Democrats chance to prevent the Republicans from advancing their agenda and Doug Jones thinks he can win and he is not alone.  “This is our only opportunity, we need to seize it.” said more than one Democrat when discussing the race between Republican Roy S. Moore and the Democrat Doug Jones. Roy Moore has always been controversial.  Now he has been accused of numerous unwanted advances toward numerous young women and girls, one as young as 14.   The Birmingham News on Sunday ran a front page headline:  “Stand for Decency, Reject Roy Moore.”
           

    Doug Jones is trying to capture the black vote and moderate white Republicans who are disappointed against the alleged conduct of Moore. Mr. Jones’s is ahead even in counties that voted 65 percent or more for President Trump. The path to victory for Mr. Jones includes capturing Shelby County voter support.  But some of the voters may resist the switch in party affiliation.   “I question why these allegations didn't come out during the primary if they were true,"  exclaimed one potential voter to Legal Pub.  In the end, voters need to decide if the allegations warrant the Republicans from losing the Senate.

    To demonstrate what a large victory this would be, consider that the Democrats did not even put up a nominee for the United States Senate seat that Mr. Jones seems destined to capture.  Polls have Jones leading by 10%.  If this holds true, chalk one up for the power of the press in helping the Democrats recapture a Senate seat.

    Thursday, August 3, 2017

    A Dog's Life of Starvation `by Legal Pub







    This is not unique to Tennessee.  Nino's tale is common in all parts of the country.  The simple truth is that humans sometimes exercise poor judgment when it comes to their pets.  We have all heard of the story of animals being left in a hot car. These stories almost garner as much attention as the death of a child locked in a hot car.  Well, Nino's story is similar but it occurs in a back yard.

    You see, Nino was discovered after law enforcement received a call about a dog left in a backyard.  Authorities discovered that Nino was in bad condition and his survival doubtful. He was literally skin and bones with no visible fat. In sum, Nino was nearly starved to death.  Fortunately, he was taken into the care of the Memphis Animal Services and is now doing well.  The good news is that his appetite, sleep and stamina have returned to normal. .
    The bad news is that the police have arrested Kellen Jones, 27, who apparently was the owner of the dog. Jones allegedly told police that he could not afford to take care of the dog.  (Jones apparently had been away for as much as three months)  Photos suggest it is a miracle that the dog survived.  Jones is charged with felony animal cruelty. Video Link.  He is of course presumed innocent until otherwise proven in a court of law.