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New DNA Fog Coats Crime Scene and Suspect with Evidence | Innocence Project of Florida

In recent years, criminal investigations have increasingly begun to use DNA as evidence in criminal proceedings due to its reliability and accuracy as compared
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How Harvard Law Grad Wendy Davis Stopped Texas, With The Help Of Hundreds of Thousands Of Her Friends

How Harvard Law Grad Wendy Davis Stopped Texas, With The Help Of Hundreds of Thousands Of Her Friends | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
How did HLS grad Wendy Davis mess with Texas?
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TALLAHASSEE: Supreme Court’s Voting Rights Act ruling affects 5 Florida counties, including Monroe - Florida - MiamiHerald.com

TALLAHASSEE: Supreme Court’s Voting Rights Act ruling affects 5 Florida counties, including Monroe - Florida - MiamiHerald.com | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
A divided Supreme Court halts the use of a key part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act in a marked victory for conservatives and Southern states, including Florida.
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Florida counties affected are Hillsborough, Monroe, Collier, Hardee and Hendry.

 
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Apparently 5 of the Supreme Court justices were oblivious to the blatant racially motivated tactics used in the last presidential election to thwart voting of minority citizens.

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All-female jury to try Zimmerman

A jury of six women was chosen Thursday to hear the case of George Zimmerman, accused of murder in the 2012 killing of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.
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Actor James Gandolfini, Star of 'The Sopranos,' Dead in Italy

Actor James Gandolfini, Star of 'The Sopranos,' Dead in Italy | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
James Gandolfini, the burly actor best known for his Emmy-winning portrayal of a conflicted New Jersey mob boss in the acclaimed HBO cable television series "The Sopranos," has died while vacationing in Rome, Italy, the network said on Wednesday.
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Tables Turned at Wrongful Conviction Hearing

Tables Turned at Wrongful Conviction Hearing | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
The anticipation was palpable on Monday as Judge Maura Slattery Boyle ascended to the bench.
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Texas Court Affirms That Former Death Row Inmate Has Been Held for 33 Years With No Conviction | Death Penalty Information Center

Texas Court Affirms That Former Death Row Inmate Has Been Held for 33 Years With No Conviction | Death Penalty Information Center | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
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Pig-and-gun tattoo naming cop posted on Facebook; defendant inks it over and gets probation

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Justices Reject Arizona Voting Law Requiring Proof of Citizenship

Justices Reject Arizona Voting Law Requiring Proof of Citizenship | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
In a 7-to-2 ruling Monday, the Supreme Court said an Arizona law requiring prospective voters to give proof of their citizenship was displaced by legislation at the federal level.
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Florida Woman Pulls Gun on Roommate Who Hid Her Vodka

Florida Woman Pulls Gun on Roommate Who Hid Her Vodka | BloodandButter | Scoop.it

"A Key Largo woman was arrested Wednesday after she pointed a gun at one of her roommates after he hid her vodka from her. When Sgt. Jason Madnick and Deputy Sydney Whitehouse arrived at the home on Second Terrace at 6:15 p.m., they found the victim standing outside. The suspect, 51 year old Kari Dangler was just going inside. The victim told Sgt. Madnick Dangler had pointed a gun at him. He said the gun was a stainless revolver in a black holster. Sgt. Madnick then confronted Dangler with her roommate’s accusation. She said the gun belonged to her other roommate and she’d only gone to get it so she could clean it. The gun – a stainless Colt Python – was retrieved from a bedroom. 
Dangler was arrested. She was charged with aggravated assault and she was booked into jail..." (click pic to continue reading)  


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Horrifying Video Of Alleged Sexual Assault While Family Court Judge Literally Looks The Other Way

Horrifying Video Of Alleged Sexual Assault While Family Court Judge Literally Looks The Other Way | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
The assaulting cop has been dismissed, but the judge who ignored the offense still has a job...
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Several Murder Confessions Taken by Brooklyn Detective Have Similar Language

Several Murder Confessions Taken by Brooklyn Detective Have Similar Language | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Several statements from suspects in murder cases investigated by Louis Scarcella, a retired detective now facing scrutiny, used the phrases, “I was there,” or “you got it right.”
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New York City Council Votes to Increase Oversight of Police Dept.

New York City Council Votes to Increase Oversight of Police Dept. | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has promised to veto the two measures, both of which were approved by veto-proof majorities.
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Details on United States v. Windsor: In Plain English : SCOTUSblog

Details on United States v. Windsor: In Plain English : SCOTUSblog | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
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§ 3 of DOMA struck down as unconstitutional. Opinion is here: http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/12pdf/12-307_g2bh.pdf

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Zimmerman Judge Bars Testimony on 911 Call

Zimmerman Judge Bars Testimony on 911 Call | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Jurors will not hear from experts about whether a distraught voice on a 911 call is George Zimmerman, the community watchman, or Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old who was killed.
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Good call. 

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Blood, spit and cops: Nationwide drug roadblocks raise eyebrows

Blood, spit and cops: Nationwide drug roadblocks raise eyebrows | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration program includes police roadblocks asking for blood samples.
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Creepy. Know your rights of refusal. Please.

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This is the best response to a cease-and-desist letter you'll ever see

This is the best response to a cease-and-desist letter you'll ever see | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Jake Freivald runs westorange.info.
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Labor Lawyer Found Dead in Cell After Being Denied Mental Health Care

Labor Lawyer Found Dead in Cell After Being Denied Mental Health Care | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
What happened in his underlying case?
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Detectives investigate tip of potential new evidence in Jennifer Odom murder case | wtsp.com

Detectives investigate tip of potential new evidence in Jennifer Odom murder case | wtsp.com | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
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Incarceration - Tool Kits - Parents - Sesame Street

Incarceration - Tool Kits - Parents - Sesame Street | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Find tips and resources to help little ones build the skills they need to tackle any challenge with confidence.
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Sesame Street creates an online toolkit to help children with encarcerated parents. Seeing as how the U.S. is moving into a police state with almost 1 in 30 kids having a parent behind bars, this is a sad but needed reality.

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Death row diary offers a rare glimpse into a morbid world

Death row diary offers a rare glimpse into a morbid world | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
A Florida inmate's letters to his sister offer an unfettered and rare glimpse into death row.
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NYPD Sergeant Convicted of Misusing Terror Database Now 'Integrity' Officer in Brooklyn Precinct

NYPD Sergeant Convicted of Misusing Terror Database Now 'Integrity' Officer in Brooklyn Precinct | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Five years ago, NYPD Sergeant Haytham Khalil was indicted for illegally accessing the FBI criminal records and terrorism database on...
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U.S. Offers Conditional Support for Police Monitor in Stop-and-Frisk Case

U.S. Offers Conditional Support for Police Monitor in Stop-and-Frisk Case | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
The Justice Department strongly endorsed a monitor to oversee changes if a judge were to find the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk practices to be unconstitutional.
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