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Daniel Pearl slay suspect arrested in Pakistan

Daniel Pearl slay suspect arrested in Pakistan | Gen's Rea: Crime & Punishment | Scoop.it
An Islamic extremist leader believed to be involved in the decade old beheading of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl has been arrested in Karachi, Pakistan.
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Thankful to see that the investigation into the brutal murder of Jewish-American journalist Daniel Pearl is still open over a decade later. Pearl, the former Chief of the Wall Street Journal's S. Asia Bureau, was investigating links between the shoe bomber and al Qaeda when he was captured and killed. Recall that in 2007, 9/11 mastermind Khaled Sheikh Mohammed confessed to beheading Pearl and sending the tape to U.S. officials. Interestingly, authorities (The Pearl Project) confirmed this confession by using a cutting-edge technique called "vein matching" to match the vascular pattern of the hands appearing on the tape to those of KSM (currently imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay.) The hope of prosecuting KSM for the Pearl murder was thwarted when it was determined his confession was obtained unlawfully. The "new science" of vein matching gave hope to U.S. authorities looking for new evidence to prosecute KSM with, but so far they have not charged KSM with the Pearl murder. Many theorize this is being done to avoid complicating the prosecution for KSM's role in the 9/11 attacks.

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Ind. Woman Rejects Plea Deal in Death of Newborn after Failed Suicide Attempt

Ind. Woman Rejects Plea Deal in Death of Newborn after Failed Suicide Attempt | Gen's Rea: Crime & Punishment | Scoop.it
Several medical and women's rights groups have filed friend-of-the-court briefs supporting Shuai. Some briefs claim that a conviction in the case could set a precedent by which pregnant women could be prosecuted for smoking or other behavior that authorities deemed a danger to their unborn child. 
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Air Force Sex Probe Gets First Trial

Air Force Sex Probe Gets First Trial | Gen's Rea: Crime & Punishment | Scoop.it

Sgt. Walker's case is the first to go to trial in a widespread Air Force investigation into alleged sexual misconduct at Lackland, where every newly enlisted member of the Air Force—about 35,000 a year—goes for training. The investigation so far involves 12 instructors, out of about 500, accused of wrongdoing against 31 female recruits since 2009.

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