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Investigation Discovery Features Bonnie's Story

Posted by Karen Foster on Friday, October 18, 2013, In : Crime, Justice 
Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall on ID TV, (Investigation Discovery Channel) featured a story on the Bonnie Craig murder and the pursuit for justice. 

The story titled, "A Mother's Mission" chronicles the tragic saga that our family went through after being notified of Bonnie's death; a death we refused to believe was a "hiking accident."  We knew it was murder.

The program aired on Wednesday, October 16th.  It will air again on Saturday, October 19th at 3:00 pm.  Check your local listings for...
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US Supreme Court RULES!

Posted by Karen Foster on Monday, June 3, 2013, In : Crime, Justice 
The US Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Collection of DNA on felony arrests!  Today's 5-4 decision allows states to collect DNA on Arrest.  It is a fabulous day that will go down in history for victims, their families, law enforcement and the courts.  It will help to start balance the scales of justice.  It will help protect the innocent and keep the innocent out of jail.

Collection of DNA on Arrest will save time, money and lives! In Bonnie's case, her killer was in jail 2 months before he...
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Posted by Karen Foster on Saturday, September 24, 2011, In : Crime, Justice 
Every time I read about another cold case solved with DNA evidence I can't help but do a little dance.  It is so incredibly thrilling for me.  It's another one up for the "good guys!"  No one should get away with murder; and with collection of DNA on arrest, pretty soon, no one will.  Fewer cases will grow cold.  Cold cases with DNA evidence will be solved!

The most recent case that has got me smiling like a cheshire cat is a cold case from 1989.  (Full Story)  You know this guy thought he wou...
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3rd US Circuit Court of Appeals approves DNA on Arrest

Posted by Karen Foster on Monday, August 22, 2011, In : Crime, Justice 

(originally posted July 26, 2011)
DNA testing of suspects arrested for a crime does not violate the US Constitutional right of an accused to unlawful search and seizure. In a 8-6 vote the 3rd US Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the DNA law to collect DNA for those arrested of a crime.

Judge Julio Fuentes wrote that "under the totality of the circumstances, given arrestees' and pretrial detainees' diminished expectations of privacy in their identities and the government's legitimate interests in ...

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Still Pushing for Collection of DNA on Arrest in Florida

Posted by Karen Foster on Wednesday, October 13, 2010,
Florida passed legislation in June 2009 to collect DNA on felony arrest. Unfortunately, the state legislature didn't allocate any funds to implement the program. Currently, we are pushing to get funding for the program.,0,3377718.story
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North Carolina Passed DNA on Arrest Bil

Posted by Karen Foster on Saturday, July 10, 2010,
North Carolina will become the 24th state to pass legislation to collect DNA on arrest.  Rep. Wil Neumann pushed his bill to the very end of the session.  It was passed in the final moments of the NC legislative session.  The bill will now move on to the Governor for signature.  Governor Bev Perdu has been a strong supporter of this legislation along with the Attorney General.

The NC bill includes not only felony crimes, but some misdemeanors.  Studies show that certain misdemeanors are commit...
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UTAH HOUSE Passes DNA on Arrest Bill

Posted by Karen Foster on Thursday, March 11, 2010,
The Utah House,after making some minor amendments to a DNA on Arrest Bill passed the bill.  It will now be returned to the Senate where it was overwhelming approved for a final vote.  

Looks like Utah will be the 22nd state to pass DNA on arrest legislation.  Surviving Parent Coalition (SPC) President Ed Smart and Elaine Runyon-Simmons were very instrumental  in ensuring this bill would get passed this session.

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Karen Foster, Bonnie's Mom

Karen Foster Victims and families need to make sure that the CRIMINAL Justice system becomes more balanced and starts protecting the innocent, not just the guilty. Please help us balance the scales of justice. Don't wait until you are a victim to find out how broken the system is. Take 5 minutes to call your lawmakers or drop them an email to support funding for our new crime lab. It will save lives and prevent a lot of crimes by getting the criminals off our streets sooner. Juries expect scientific proof to convict the predators in our society. 5 minutes of your time is all I'm asking for; it will make a difference in our justice system.
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