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Governor Approves Crime Lab Funding

Posted by Karen Foster on Tuesday, June 8, 2010,

Governor Signs the Budget, June 3rd, 2010

Governor Sean Parnell signed the budget approving the final $75 million for the new Alaska Crime Lab.  Construction is,once again, proceeding.  Thank you to all who pushed for the funding.  We are saving lives and a lot of heartache by getting this new crime lab.  It will be a legacy that will, ultimately, change the crime rate in Alaska.  The innocent will be protected and the predators will end up behind bars earlier in their careers.  Many crimes wi...

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HB 4614 Introduced in Congress could add 10% additional Funding for Alaska

Posted by Karen Foster on Tuesday, February 16, 2010,
A bill hoping to encourage all 50 states to collect DNA on felony arrest is offering a 10% bonus in the Byrne Grant Funding to states that collect DNA on Felony Arrest.  This is funding for law enforcement and our crime lab and it helps victim services.  

 HB 4614 is modeled after Katie's Law.  Katie Sepich was murdered in New Mexico.  Her parents, Dave and Jayann Sepich, have fought tirelessly to get DNA on Arrest in all 50 states ( ) Getting all 50 states will leave no safe ...
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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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