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    [–] The Village Where Every Cop Has Been Convicted of Domestic Violence DaSilence 1 points ago in law

    The best comparison is that these remote Alaskan villages are settlements in the Dakota territories circa 1860.

    Its hard for the vast majority of folks to grasp just what life in remote Alaska is like.

    [–] [MEME] who doesn't love that crowd mentality? DaSilence 1 points ago in ProtectAndServe

    I mean, it's not the first time there's been a mass shooting at a Little Rock nightclub, and it won't be the last...

    [–] u/Frying_Dutchman explains why prosecution of child sex traffickers plummeted under Trump DaSilence 2 points ago in bestof

    ILAB writes reports and does consulting work.

    They cannot investigate or bring cases under Title 18. They have no law enforcement function at all, in fact.

    [–] u/Frying_Dutchman explains why prosecution of child sex traffickers plummeted under Trump DaSilence 3 points ago in bestof

    That article is about a cut to the budget for the ILAB. ILAB has no investigatory authority. They write reports and do consulting. They're part of the Department of Labor.

    The Department of Labor, has nothing to do with investigating sex trafficking. Those investigations are performed by the Department of Justice.

    [–] u/Frying_Dutchman explains why prosecution of child sex traffickers plummeted under Trump DaSilence 5 points ago in bestof

    Acosta, as the Secretary of Labor, has/had nothing to do with investigating sex trafficking. Those investigations are performed by the Department of Justice.

    That article is about a cut to the budget for the ILAB. ILAB has no investigatory authority. They write reports and do consulting.

    [–] Eric Garner’s Death Will Not Lead to Federal Charges for N.Y.P.D. Officer DaSilence 1 points ago in law

    Ah. Gotcha.

    I mean, that's a pretty dumb comparison. Garner resisted arrest. The guys on the boat (who don't even speak English) didn't.

    Injury and/or death is a known and foreseeable complication of resisting arrest.

    Then again, this post is littered with his making legal/factual misstatements, so I figured this was just another example.

    [–] Pervasive police bias allows thousands of rapists to go free to rape again DaSilence 2 points ago in law

    What's more low hanging than that?

    In a world of infinite resources (both money and available testing slots in the lab), nothing at all. And I agree that it would be awesome if we had those resources.

    That said, neither money nor available testing slots exist in the volume needed to test every kit that comes through. Even if the feds can pony up the cash, the lab is constrained by their ability to test the kits, and there are MANY higher priority kits that need to go through.

    Nothing would make me happier than to be able to test every backlogged kit and start filing charges and getting convictions. That'd be amazing.

    Unfortunately, [hypothetical example] if the lab tells me that they can only do one test, and I have to pick between a 14 year old SAK and a 3 day old agg battery where I know the suspect and need the results to get remand so he can't get out and do it again, guess which one is going to the lab?

    But that's an easy call. Let's consider a harder one.

    How about that same 14 year old SAK, versus 10 collections from 10 res burgs that all fit the same pattern? Which do you pick? They're potentially both ongoing threats to the community, potentially both active threats?

    These are the hard decisions that never make it into the magazine articles. And while the reporting quality is good, no one wants to publicly talk about making decisions like the hypo above. Sex Assault victims have a great lobby, but homeowners whose homes are being invaded and their property stolen get together at the Tuesday Rotary meeting, and they have real power.

    [–] Roger Stone avoids jail, banned from social media after judge rules Trump friend breached gag order in Mueller case DaSilence -4 points ago in law

    That's not the question you asked.

    Gag orders are also amazingly uncommon. So I'd guess that violating them is statistically insignificant.

    [–] Eric Garner’s Death Will Not Lead to Federal Charges for N.Y.P.D. Officer DaSilence 7 points ago in law

    I said JP Morgan because it's the name of the owner of the ship. Do you know the names of any of the accused?

    This is an exact quote of what you said. And it's factually and legally incorrect. JPMC does not, in any way, shape, or form, own the ship. Neither do any of it's subsidiaries or affiliates. It's owned by a maritime asset fund, which is in turn owned by said fund's investors. Of which I am one.

    This is where the short bus comment comes from. I realize that I have to quit trying to give posters in /r/law the benefit of the doubt, and I know without a doubt that high finance isn't in your wheelhouse (or any kind of investing, apparently), but this is like day 30 law school stuff.

    The folks arrested:

    https://6abc.com/crew-members-charged-in-cocaine-bust-appear-before-judge/5360835/

    [–] Eric Garner’s Death Will Not Lead to Federal Charges for N.Y.P.D. Officer DaSilence 5 points ago in law

    Dude. Are you short bus or something?

    First off, JPMC doesn't own the ship. I do, along with a few million other people. It's an asset owned by a fund administered by JPMC.

    Second, the folks arrested are all employees of the shipping company that operated the ship.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/6abc.com/amp/crew-members-charged-in-cocaine-bust-appear-before-judge/5360835/

    [–] Roger Stone avoids jail, banned from social media after judge rules Trump friend breached gag order in Mueller case DaSilence 4 points ago in law

    Remand before a federal criminal trial is really, really uncommon. I've never seen a number, but I bet it's on the order of 10% or less.

    [–] (Atl) plead guilty to lesser charge due to not being able to afford trial. I can afford it now lol DaSilence 1 points ago in legaladvice

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    [–] Protecting parents assets DaSilence 1 points ago in legaladvice

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    [–] Vehicle was totaled last night DaSilence 1 points ago in legaladvice

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    [–] Pervasive police bias allows thousands of rapists to go free to rape again DaSilence 8 points ago in law

    I's cost and time, pure and simple.

    Costs used to be on the order of $7,500 per test (early 2000's) falling to $5,000 per test (2008 or so) falling to about $2,500 per test today. It's a non-trivial expenditure.

    The time factor is the other driving factor. If you have a lab that's capable of doing X number of DNA tests per month, that's all they can do. That's sex crimes, murder, agg assault, etc.

    Knowing that, you only submit evidence that you know will lead to (1) a conviction or (2) a suspect. There are really 5 categories, and this is their priority:

    1. Murder/violent crime, known suspect
    2. Sex Crime, known suspect
    3. Murder/violent crime, unknown suspect
    4. Sex Crime, unknown suspect
    5. All other (property crimes, etc)

    If your lab can do 500 tests per month, and categories 1 and 2 hit 600 cases per month, you're never going to submit anything from categories 3, 4, and 5.

    It's important to note that making a test faster does not increase the velocity of a lab. The vast majority of the time is spent on sample preparation and isolation, the time of the test itself is fairly trivial. The only way to increase velocity (throughput) is to add LOTS of additional staff, and that's a long-term investment that doesn't show immediate returns. You're looking at 2-3 years from posting a job to getting someone qualified to run the tests unsupervised, plus the drain on the existing staff of training the new person.

    [–] Booking companies are big gay DaSilence 1 points ago in legaladvice

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    [–] Need to evict a roommate. [FL] DaSilence 1 points ago in legaladvice

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