In the past, my Top TwosDay posts were about writing and all things surrounding a writer’s life. I am happy to bring back this feature, and broaden the topic to those things I think may be important to all – bloggers, voters, two-legged and four legged family members and more!
Newsbreak: One Million Volunteers Wanted – Apply Now! All Of Us, The National Institutes of Health site, here, seeks your DNA deposit. Their mission? “…accelerate health research and medical breakthroughs, enabling individualized prevention, treatment, and care for all of us.”
Concerned about privacy? Oh, no worries, this is the government!
BTW, did you hear that a long unsolved murder/rape case is allegedly solved using an open-sourced DNA site?
Indeed, police believe they nabbed the Golden State Killer responsible for brutal rapes and murders spanning back to the 1970’s. More from the Washington Post…
Surprised by the detectives using this tactic? Well, you probably missed this 2015 article from Nature.com about using collected DNA
Didn’t commit a crime? Then you shouldn’t be worried!?
Besides, it’s your DNA, belongs to you, right?
What information do you want to hand over to others?
Facebook has your phone, email, and birthday numbers.
Uncle Sam has all that, plus your social security number.
What’s a few alphabet letters among friends?
The facts about your DNA ownership from The DNA Geek.
Speaking of friends. Let’s add neighbors, and explore what if…?
Nope, don’t have to. This one’s true. Allegedly a neighbor called police due to a disturbance.
You may have heard about this story: Two Officers Tased a Naked Man in his own Shower. This is my headline, not the “official one”.
If you have a moment, I implore you to read it. I linked to the Journal Sentinel here:
Before you read, here are some story quotes, emphasized by my underlines.
”Two police officers who broke down a mentally ill man’s door and tased him in the shower…(the home,)“…known to officers as a place that housed people with mental illnesses, according to police reports…will not be criminally charged.”
“He spent some of his last conscious moments vomiting profusely…” The District Attorney “concluded there was ‘no basis to conclusively link’ the death…to the officers’ actions.”
What do you think?
Can we do anything to change events like this, and others, from occurring?
One thought, your local DA may be up for re-election.
If not, will you be watching and taking notes of the current DA’s tenure?
One voice, one vote, one change.
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