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Ethnic lockdowns to be slammed

Nov 25th, 2014 | By
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The End to Race-Based Lockdowns in California Prisons BY JESSICA PISHKO. | Pacific Standard …CDCR has reached a tentative settlement, not yet approved by the court, with the Berkeley-based Prison Law Office over the subject of race-based lockdowns, a CDCR policy that, the lawsuit contends, punished inmates on the basis of race or ethnicity. A CDCR spokesperson said that it began implementing policy changes, including revision of their rules, in May, as settlement talks were on-going. An academic at King’s College in London provided anecdotal evidence from inmates that they did not enter prison “racist,”

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‘Physically incapacitated’ medical parolee: 56 days and still running

Nov 24th, 2014 | By
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CDCR unable to locate Rolling Blunder (Note: First published November 7, 2014, this post is updated and republished daily as a “counter” to remind CDCR/DAPO this dangerous offender remains in the community.) As previously reported on these pages, Robert Virgil Taylor #D26103, is a ‘medical parolee’ released early due to CDCR’s assessment he was/is ‘physically incapacitated’ as per the ludicrous medical parole statute.  On October 1, 2014, he was apparently

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‘Incapacitated’ absconder spotted at Brooklyn Marathons

Nov 24th, 2014 | By
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California’s medical-parole absconder seen at Brooklyn Marathon, no arrest Mumbi Al Fresco | New York Post Paroled late last year under California’s new policy of releasing chronically ill inmates, Robert Virgil Taylor absconded from an assigned San Diego care facility, leaving his wheelchair in the parking lot…NYPD officials report a man photographed standing near the finish line in last week’s Brooklyn Marathon was the purportedly wheelchair-bound parolee.  Video tapes later revealed Taylor was able to walk with apparent ease. Unfortunately, Taylor’s parolee at large status was not uncovered until day after the event, when a California Department of Corrections and

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San Francisco’s crime rates soar

Nov 21st, 2014 | By
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San Francisco sees sharp rise in property and violent crimes By JON SCHLEUSS, RONG-GONG LIN II  | Los Angeles Times As San Francisco booms thanks to the tech industry, one side effect has emerged: an increase in crime. The city saw more than 20% jumps in both the rate of property crime, such as thefts and burglary, and the rate of violent crime, such as robbery and assault, between 2012 and 2013… The rate of larceny and thefts per 100,000 inhabitants jumped 27%. Burglary rates rose 10%, and the rate of motor vehicle thefts was

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Shootin’ it: Utah to revive firing squad!?

Nov 20th, 2014 | By
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Firing squads could be legal again in Utah Dennis Romboy | Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — Firing squads could become legal again in Utah. A legislative committee approved a bill Wednesday that would allow the state to convene a firing squad when the drugs necessary for lethal injection are not available. Pharmaceutical companies in Europe that oppose the death penalty refuse to sell the drugs to prisons in the United States. “This bill just says we have a backup,” said Rep. Paul Ray, R-Clearfield. “Hopefully, we never have to use it.” Ray’s legislation says

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Crime: What does poverty have to do with it?

Nov 19th, 2014 | By
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Poverty Doesn’t Cause Crime Progressives won’t admit that Judeo-Christian values, not economics, determine moral behavior. By Dennis Prager | National Review One of the first clues that this Columbia-educated, liberal, Democrat, New York Jew had that there was something wrong at the heart of progressive/left-wing thought was when I read and was taught over and over that “poverty causes crime.” I knew from the first that this was dogma, not truth. How did I know? First, I thought about the world that I knew best — my own. My paternal grandparents were extremely poor immigrants

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Dead man wedding: Manson issued marriage license!

Nov 18th, 2014 | By
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Nuts’ nuptials nearing Convicted mass-murderer and former death row resident Charles Manson has been issued a license to wed.  As previously noted on these pages (Charlie Manson to get married11/22/2013 ), the 81 year old killer, who rightly have been killed decades ago, is now set to marry 26 year old Afton Elaine “Star” Burton in the Corcoran Prison visiting room. Star, an insane cult-killer groupie, has been claiming for over a year that she and the living-proof- justice-is-dead-in-California would wed — Murderer Manson consistently denied her claims, until now.  Reportedly attracted to her murderous mate based upon his

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Video: Burglar meets 82 Airborne Vet

Nov 18th, 2014 | By
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Vengeance may be the province of the Almighty, but that didn’t stop one Army vet from wailing on this return burglary suspect. The former 82nd Airborne Ranger taped the entire incident, set it to music and posted it for the World to see. THIS IS A MUST WATCH! SEATTLE (FOXNEWS) — A burglar in Seattle got way more than he bargained for when he tried to break into the home of

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2 SVSP CO’s charged with manslaughter

Nov 17th, 2014 | By
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Never kick a man when he’s down is no cliche’ Two correctional officers assigned to the Salinas Valley State Prison have been arraigned in the death of a vineyard manager outside a bar in San Miguel.  Sergio Aranda, 35, of Salinas and Travis Woolf, 36 of San Miguel, both SVSP CO’s, were held to answer for the death of Alvaro Jaramillo Medrano, 54. Medrano was the manager of the La Vista Vineyard in Paso Robles. According to the Tribune newspaper of San Luis Obispo, the two defendants and another unidentified person confronted Medrano and 4 others

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CCPOA fined for unreported political donations

Nov 16th, 2014 | By
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Prison officers’ union accepts fine for lobbying violations Jon Ortiz | Sacramento Bee California’s state prison officers’ union has agreed to a $5,500 fine for failing to disclose gifts it gave to state lawmakers from 2009 to 2011 and a corresponding failure to give gift notifications to the recipients. Fair Political Practices Commission investigator Gary Winuk and counsel Dave Bainbridge signed off on the stipulated penalty that now goes to

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LAPD: Data based law enforcement

Nov 14th, 2014 | By
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Los Angeles police use data to target crime By TAMI ABDOLLAH | Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles police are increasingly relying on technology that not only tells patrol officers where crime is most likely to occur but also identifies and keeps track of ex-cons and other bad guys they believe are most likely to commit them. Police say the effort has already helped reduce crime in one of the city’s most notorious and historically gang-ridden neighborhoods. “This is a tremendous step forward. Without this, I couldn’t do my job,” said Capt. Ed Prokop,

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ICE, WALLmart & Eloy AZ’s no-bid, kickback scheme

Nov 13th, 2014 | By
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When ICE cuts an inside deal, the end justify the means When Chris Epps did it, he was indicted NPR reports Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and the city government of Eloy, AZ recently signed off on a no-bid contract to operate a new ‘temporary’ immigration camp in SOUTH TEXAS.  The deal is an end-run of the legally mandated bidding process wherein The City of Eloy will receive an annual kickback of $438,000 for providing a mail-drop for CCA to receive $290 million in annual payments from ICE. “The deal between ICE and Eloy is called an Intergovernmental Services

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Inspector General faults high 290 caseloads, GPS

Nov 12th, 2014 | By
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More than 60% of state parole agents’ caseloads exceed policy limits By ADOLFO FLORES | Los Angeles Times ⇒California parole agents have caseloads that exceed their department’s policy, according to a report ⇒State Office of the Inspector General report found little evidence that parolees’ GPS devices deter crime More than 60% of California’s parole agents monitoring sex offenders have caseloads that exceed department policy, a report released Wednesday from the Office of the Inspector General found. An agent can have 20 high-risk or 40 non-high-risk cases, or an equal combination of the two, according to

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Union-Tribune EDS: ‘California crime wave coming’

Nov 11th, 2014 | By
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Prediction: California crime wave coming By U-T San Diego Editorial Board Here’s an unfortunate but realistic prediction: Six months from now, a year at most, Californians will look at a troubling new wave of crime and ask, “What happened?” Here’s what happened: Last week’s voter approval of Proposition 47 on top of Gov. Jerry Brown’s prison-realignment program… Together, these two public policies will be responsible for the early release of thousands of criminals now behind prison bars, including some serving life sentences under the state’s three-strikes law. Thousands more who commit new crimes, and who

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ACA President-DOC chief indicted…(Reloaded)

Nov 10th, 2014 | By
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Mississippi’s Chris Epps: Corrections’ BIG BAD APPLE In the interest of not burying what SHOULD be a NATIONAL ISSUE, this post is republished from Friday’s Spotlight–To date, only Mississippi news outlets are reporting on Epps’ corruption indictment.  Yet, it is a NATIONAL story in that Epps drives the American Correctional Association (ACA), which receives federal and state funds to provide prison and jails  “ACA accreditation.”  The all-too-cozy between ACA and prison vendors is laid bare for all to see–A comment attached to the original post provides personal testimony to the corruption: “I’ve been convinced for years

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ACA President-DOC chief indicted, flash-retires

Nov 7th, 2014 | By
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Mississippi’s Chris Epps: Corrections’ BIG BAD APPLE It is inevitable in the career of every law enforcement officer–Sooner or later, a trusted co-worker turns dirty.  It may be a former fellow academy cadet or a trusted officer with whom you work, bad apples eventually go rotten, stinking up everything.  In the case of (now) former Mississippi DOC Commissioner Chris Epps, the entire profession gets a big whiff of the stink–Epps was, for lack of a better term, the poster-child for correctional professionalism. The longest serving commissioner in Mississippi DOC history, Epps is also the president of the American Correctional Association, president of the Association

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California executes another killer with calendar

Nov 6th, 2014 | By
Steven Homick, 74, lived on death row long enough to surpass the ages of his senior citizen victims,  who died at 63 and 67.
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Death row: Killer dies of old age, natural causes Hit man in ‘Yom Kippur murders’ dies of natural causes on death row Adolfo Flores |  Los Angeles Times A San Quentin State Prison inmate convicted in the murder-for-hire deaths of a Brentwood couple in 1985, dubbed the “Yom Kippur murders,” died Wednesday of natural causes, authorities said.Steven Homick , 74, died at a nearby hospital… The former Los Angeles police officer was sentenced to death in 1995 for the murders of Gerald and Vera Woodman. They were gunned down Sept. 25, 1985, while parking their Mercedes after a

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Proposition 47: The lie is calling

Nov 4th, 2014 | By
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Proposition 47 a cruel fraud Dean D. Flippo |  Monterey County District Attorney   As district attorney of Monterey County, I and our staff have worked diligently to prosecute dangerous people such as child molesters, rapists, murderers, drug traffickers, gangsters committing violent crimes, and defendants who burglarize our homes and steal from senior citizens. The convictions of these dangerous individuals has had a positive impact on the public safety of our community. Three years ago, the Legislature passed a law resulting in a dramatic change on how California would hold people accountable for violating our

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AB109: Turnstile spinout in Alameda

Nov 3rd, 2014 | By
For "non-serious, non-violent " offenders" like Daniel Frary, a jail hand-stamp system would  really save time.
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‘Stupid’ parolee arrested twice in one day By Matier and Ross | San Francisco Chronicle When it comes to riding the jailhouse merry-go-round, you’d be hard-pressed to beat 29-year-old Daniel Frary. Within a single day, he managed to get booked into Santa Rita Jail on a petty-drug charge, catch a break and be released the same afternoon — then get locked up again at night after allegedly trying to rob the jail’s commander on a downtown Livermore street. Frary, who has a string of convictions for assault, burglary, weapons offenses and car theft dating back

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WALLmart guard delivers deportation-escapee’s spawn

Oct 31st, 2014 | By
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RAZING Australia: Dirty faux CO aided, abetted and THEN SOME! Serco prison guard gave birth to runaway detainee Aziz Ali Abdulkader’s love child News.com A RUNAWAY asylum seeker was arrested yesterday at the home of his female Serco prison guard lover who had just had his baby. Detainee Aziz Ali Abdulkader is alleged to have fled from detention in Brisbane just over nine months ago and was ­rearrested at his lover’s home in Greenacre yesterday morning. According to a Serco whistleblower, who informed 2GB’s Ray Hadley, immigration officials raided the home of the female prison guard

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FBI commits more crime on your behalf

Oct 30th, 2014 | By
The FBI is not above breaking the law to enforce it.
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Can Authorities Cut Off Utilities And Pose As Repairmen To Search A Home? Nina Totenberg  |  NPR.org Some legal cases do more than raise eyebrows…The question is whether federal agents can disrupt service to a house and then, masquerading as helpful technicians, gain entry to covertly search the premises in hopes of finding evidence that might later justify a search warrant. The defendants in this case are not your everyday Americans. They are, in fact, Chinese gamblers who were staying in Las Vegas at Caesar’s Palace earlier this year. Caesar’s, and other gambling casinos, thrive

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FBI commits fraud to entrap potential bomber

Oct 29th, 2014 | By
Founding FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover's legacy continues to be a police agency which is above the law itself.
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Nation’s ‘law enforcement’ Nit-pickers louse up free press FBI created fake Seattle Times Web page to nab bomb-threat suspect By Mike Carter |  Seattle Times The FBI created a fake news story on a bogus Seattle Times Web page to plant software in the computer of a suspect in a series of bomb threats to Timberline High School in 2007, documents reveal. The FBI in Seattle created a fake news story on a bogus Seattle Times web page to plant software in the computer of a suspect in a series of bomb threats to Lacey’s

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Endorsement flies as well as union’s Prop 47 punt

Oct 27th, 2014 | By
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Last week, Paco chastised CCPOA for failing to take a position on Proposition 47, a measure that will render so-called non-violent crimes misdemeanors.  The union deserves the criticism as it is indicative of political cowardice — The prioritization of political patronage over the good of the membership and the public its members serve. Now, CCPOA has taken the bold stance of endorsing a candidate for Redlands City Council, a position completely irrelevant to the union’s mandate.  To make matters worse, the candidate, former San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry, is a shady character at best.  He is a criminal

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Canuck Sergeant-At-Arms prevents parliamentary slaughter

Oct 23rd, 2014 | By
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“Tidy Kevin” Vickers, Good Show One good man with a gun was all it took to prevent the slaughter of Canada’s government. That man, Kevin Vickers, was NOT armed when the killer entered the building. So, the Sergeant-At-Arms, a retired, decorated Royal Canadian Mounted Police Officer, calmly walked to his office and retrieved a pistol from his desk. Then, he made contact with the punk who ruined Canada’s day. After dispatching the recent convert to Islam, Sergeant Vickers calmly walked the halls, pistol in hand, until the building was secure. He is, after all, in

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Prop 47: missed manners are not crimes

Oct 22nd, 2014 | By
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Crime and Etiquette: Fat Lady to sing in November Politenessman was a regular strip in the now defunct National Lampoon magazine, of which I was an avid reader.  Not your “ordinary” superhero, Politenessman’s superpower was an unwavering dedication to etiquette, enforced by a sailing, solid, stainless steel handkerchief  to the forehead’s of rude people. Unfortunately, our superhero was an absolutest whose single-minded focus on good manners gave him tunnel vision–Politenessman didn’t see the big picture. Oft times as not, he would stop bank robbers in their tracks, only to chastise them for using “coarse language” while robbing

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Ebola Cola

Oct 17th, 2014 | By
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Ebola outbreak tied to climate change

Oct 16th, 2014 | By
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Melting ice caps thawed out dormant viral killer? Gore:  Global warming released virus from polar quarantine W. B. Hicock  |  Dallas Morning News DALLAS–Climate change activist, former Vice-President Al Gore, claims “a clear link exists between man made climate change and the spreading Ebola virus.” In a scholarly report issued by Gore under the auspices of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a panel of international climatologists, meteorologists and geologists found a correlation between the melting of polar ice shelves and glaciers and the first known outbreaks of Ebola in West Africa. “While the simultaneous timing

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CDC Head Frieden: Typo likely cause of new infections

Oct 15th, 2014 | By
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As confidence in CDC wanes, Frieden admits mistakes were made WASHINGTON DC– Under fire after a second Dallas hospital healthcare worker was diagnosed with the deadly EBOLA virus, the Center for Disease Control acknowledges the “breach in safety protocols” blamed on the victims are likely the result of typographical errors in the agency’s published directive. “I am here to reassure Americans and their healthcare providers our published precautions are effective,” Frieden said in a prepared press statement. “Unfortunately, a simple typographical error, coupled with the regional preference for a certain type of neck-ware, may have misled

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Monterey DA: Proposition 47 a fraud

Oct 14th, 2014 | By
While CCPOA is neutral on decriminalizing drugs and most thefts, Paco says VOTE NO ON 47.
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Dean Flippo: Proposition 47 a cruel fraud By Dean Flippo, Monterey County District Attorney As district attorney of Monterey County, I and our staff have worked diligently to prosecute dangerous people such as child molesters, rapists, murderers, drug traffickers, gangsters committing violent crimes, and defendants who burglarize our homes and steal from senior citizens. The convictions of these dangerous individuals has had a positive impact on the public safety of our community. Three years ago the Legislature passed a law resulting in a dramatic change on how California would hold people accountable for violating our

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Where’s the YIP? CCPOA mute on Prop 36 sequel

Oct 13th, 2014 | By
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Brown’s  lapdog or fighting overcrowding…or both? California Prison Guards Sit Out Debate On Letting Non-Violent Prisoners Go Free Matt Sledge | Huffington Post For decades, California’s prison guard union was a feared political animal. It backed harsh sentencing laws and the construction of dozens of new prisons, and its membership rolls swelled. Now, a November ballot referendum could release thousands of non-violent prisoners, and the 33,000-member union’s response has been surprising. Silence. The guards are sitting this one out. California Correctional Peace Officers Association spokesman JeVaughn Baker told The Huffington Post in an email that the union

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CDCR CO caught cultivating cannabis

Oct 9th, 2014 | By
Eddie Lay is a CDCR employee, arrested in a large marijuana cultivation conspiracy.  It is unclear if he is a CPO--His work location is unknown.
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State correctional officer, four others arrested in Sacramento marijuana cultivation case Cathy Locke | Sacramento Bee An employee of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation was one of five people arrested Wednesday following an eight-month investigation into marijuana cultivation activities in Sacramento. Eddie Lay, 32, was arrested on suspicion of cultivating marijuana for sale. The investigation began when the Sacramento Police Department’s South Area Gang Enforcement Team obtained information that an unknown law enforcement officer might be involved in criminal activity related to a known street gang… Over the course of eight months, investigators

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Convict condoms coming

Oct 8th, 2014 | By
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Brown OK’s AB966: Let there be rubbers for all the men! Notwithstanding an utter lack of statistical data in support of the notion inmates contract STD’s in prison, as opposed to importing them, Governor Brown agrees with the experts: Issuing condoms to inmates may correct a problem which may not exist.  He signed AB966 into law last week. Widely used for centuries, animal intestines and (later) latex condoms have been recognized as a barrier to potential disease transmission nearly from their contraceptive inception. Yet, it wasn’t until the advent of DNA testing that rape investigators

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