Monthly Archives: February 2017

As Seen On TV: The U.S. Criminal Justice System – Crixeo

Can criminal justice TV series and documentaries go beyond entertainment and help us fix a broken system?

Bertolt Brecht is quoted as saying, “Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it.” In terms of television, one could argue that first-time filmmakers Moira Demos and Laura Riccard achieved this with their award-winning hit Making a Murderer. As many of you know (nearly 20 million people binged on the 10-part miniseries within 30 days), this unflinching documentation of our broken criminal justice system in action tells the story of a man named Steven Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey as they’re devoured by “the machine.”

Granted, this criminal justice TV series covers only one incident in middle America — Manitowoc County, Wisconsin — but the entire system comes across seared by the microscope, its failings all too obvious in this context. You walk away

Read more at: http://www.crixeo.com/criminal-justice-tv-series/

As Seen On TV: The US Criminal Justice System

Can criminal justice TV series and documentaries go beyond entertainment and help us fix a broken system?

Bertolt Brecht is quoted as saying, “Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it.” In terms of television, one could argue that first-time filmmakers Moira Demos and Laura Riccard achieved this with their award-winning hit Making a Murderer. As many of you know (nearly 20 million people binged on the 10-part miniseries within 30 days), this unflinching documentation of our broken criminal justice system in action tells the story of a man named Steven Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey as they’re devoured by “the machine.”

Granted, this criminal justice TV series covers only one incident in middle America — Manitowoc County, Wisconsin — but the entire system comes across seared by the microscope, its failings all too obvious in this context. You walk away

Read more at: http://www.crixeo.com/criminal-justice-tv-series/

Making A Murderer Defense Attorney Bashes ‘Smarmy’ Prosecutor In New Book!

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The Making A Murderer drama isn’t just between accused killer Steven Avery and the U.S. legal system.

In his new book Illusion of Justice, Avery’s former defense attorney Jerry Buting is spilling all the tea about the feud between himself and opposing counsel — prosecutor Ken Kratz.

Related: Kratz Sent THIS Cruel Letter To Steven Avery In Prison!

In an excerpt released to EW, Buting says the two lawyers were civil with one another up until the trial, at which point, “his cordiality vanished.”

Like many viewers of the Netflix series, Buting admits Kratz got “under my skin” during questioning:

“When any civilian witness testified, he would soften his voice and make a conspicuous effort to appear gentler, more tender, as if he were so sorry that the defense was making them suffer through a trial and the ordeal of testifying

Read more at: http://perezhilton.com/2017-02-28-making-a-murderer-defense-attorney-prosecutor-book

Mishawaka Police attempting to locate missing 12-year-old – ABC57 News – See the Difference Michiana

Armando Paez was scheduled to be deported on Wednesday. Because ICE officers were late for the flight, it had to be rescheduled for Thursday. Now, his family is hoping for a miracle could keep him here.

Read more at: http://www.abc57.com/story/34626728/mishawaka-police-attempting-to-locate-missing-12-year-old

Murder Accountability Engineer Using Big Data to Help Solve Cold Cases

The term “big data” has caught on in recent years as a way to talk about massive quantities of calculations, figures, and computations made by extremely high-tech machines like the supercomputers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Now a national nonprofit group that includes a professor from UT’s Tickle College of Engineering has found a new use for such data: crime solving.

“The idea is to try to help solve cold cases through the use of big data and computer analytics,” said David Icove, UT’s UL Professor of Practice in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. “Data can reveal what the human component might not be able to distinguish.”

The Murder Accountability Project was formed as a way to use massive amounts of data to find patterns and predict possible outcomes for cases that might otherwise be stumping law enforcement.

The group, made up of retired FBI criminal profilers, journalists,

Read more at: https://scienceblog.com/492546/murder-accountability-engineer-using-big-data-help-solve-cold-cases/

Engineer Using Big Data to Help Solve Cold Cases

The term “big data” has caught on in recent years as a way to talk about massive quantities of calculations, figures, and computations made by extremely high-tech machines like the supercomputers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

David Icove

Now a national nonprofit group that includes a professor from UT’s Tickle College of Engineering has found a new use for such data: crime solving.

“The idea is to try to help solve cold cases through the use of big data and computer analytics,” said David Icove, UT’s UL Professor of Practice in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. “Data can reveal what the human component might not be able to distinguish.”

The Murder Accountability Project was

Read more at: http://tntoday.utk.edu/2017/02/28/engineer-big-data-solve-cold-cases/

Missing person: Police ‘increasingly concerned for welfare’ of …

Officers are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 21-year-old University of Surrey student last seen in Esher .

Viktor Ivanelo was reported missing after visiting a friend’s house in Esher on Sunday (February 26).

Surrey Police said he left the address at 2am and has not been seen since.

A number of his belongings were found at the side of a horse track in Chessington at around 11.40am on Sunday.

Detective Inspector Jim Strugnell, who is overseeing the investigation, said: “Viktor has not made contact with anyone since leaving the address in Esher on Sunday and we are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare.

“We would like him to make contact with us as soon as possible so that we can confirm that he is safe and well.

A number of his belongings were found at the side

Read more at: http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/missing-person-police-increasingly-concerned-12669075

Missing person: Police ‘increasingly concerned for welfare’ of University of Surrey student Viktor Ivanelo

Officers are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 21-year-old University of Surrey student last seen in Esher .

Viktor Ivanelo was reported missing after visiting a friend’s house in Esher on Sunday (February 26).

Surrey Police said he left the address at 2am and has not been seen since.

A number of his belongings were found at the side of a horse track in Chessington at around 11.40am on Sunday.

Detective Inspector Jim Strugnell, who is overseeing the investigation, said: “Viktor has not made contact with anyone since leaving the address in Esher on Sunday and we are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare.

“We would like him to make contact with us as soon as possible so that we can confirm that he is safe and well.

A number of his belongings were found at the side

Read more at: http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/missing-person-police-increasingly-concerned-12669075