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Turning Tragedy Into Triumph

Posted by Karen Foster on Friday, August 20, 2010, In : Crime, Justice 

No one should get away with murder, rape, nor any other heinous crime.  With collection of DNA on all felony arrests we can identify and successfully prosecute the predators in our society.  We can stop them!  We have the technology, 24 states and the federal government have passed legislation to collect DNA on arrest, but we need all 50 states to collect DNA on arrest.  We want to ensure there is no safe haven for the criminals.  

Collection of DNA on all felony arrests will protect the innoc...

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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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