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Netflix Is Confused About The People Watching This Christmas Film 18 Days In A Row

Netflix recently revealed some pretty interesting stats about its users’ viewing habits in its 2017 Year in Review. Some have proven to be hilarious (whoever’s watched Bee Movie 347 times in 2017), some unsurprising (we’ve collectively watched 140 million hours of Netflix a day this year), while others have just been downright baffling – like the fact that 53 people have watched A Christmas Prince every day for the past 18 days.

Credit: Netflix / A Christmas Prince

A Christmas Prince is a 2017 Christmas rom-com film – and probably one of the few Netflix Originals you’ve never heard of, unlike Narcos, Stranger Things, BoJack Horseman, Love, The Crown, House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, Making a Murderer, Master of None and others.

Even Netflix is questioning why everyone’s been watching it so much – and it’s Netflix’s own.

Starring Rose McIver (we dunno either) and Ben Lamb (yep,

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Netflix’s ‘The Keepers’ Features Women Speaking Up About Sexual Assault & They’re ‘Silence Breakers,’ Too

Though it’s a trend that’s been on the rise for the last couple of years, 2017 proved that true crime is here to stay. And while millions tuned into Serial and marathoned Making a Murderer, one true crime show flew a little more under the radar because it approached the topic differently. Netflix’s The Keepers used the murder of Sister Cathy Cesnik as an entrance point to uncovering the alleged sexual abuse at Keough High School that many suspect played a role in why she was killed. In the vast majority of true crime shows, the victims are a mere footnote — but The Keepers‘ strong focus on the victims sets it apart and makes the series the most important crime documentary of 2017. And, though it came a few months before the wave of sexual assault allegations against powerful men, the

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What better forensic science can reveal about the JFK assassination

Clifford Spiegelman, Texas AM University

(THE CONVERSATION) Popular television shows such as the “Law Order,” “CSI” and “NCIS” franchises glorify forensic science as a magical, near-flawless tool for identifying criminals. Not surprisingly, Hollywood’s depiction of forensic science needs a reality makeover.

The “CSI effect” is well-documented. As long ago as 2009, scientists with the National Research Council noted that no forensic method (except for nuclear DNA analysis) can reliably and consistently connect evidence to a specific individual or source. More recently, President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology reported that pattern-matching forensic procedures are unreliable. The Innocence Project has exonerated many hundreds of wrongfully convicted people, and bad forensic science was found to be a contributing factor in about half of the original cases.

These problems are not new. Six years before the National Research Council’s 2009 report, I was on a panel of the

Read more at: http://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/What-better-forensic-science-can-reveal-about-the-12412422.php

What better forensic science can reveal about the JFK assassination …

Clifford Spiegelman, Texas AM University

(THE CONVERSATION) Popular television shows such as the “Law Order,” “CSI” and “NCIS” franchises glorify forensic science as a magical, near-flawless tool for identifying criminals. Not surprisingly, Hollywood’s depiction of forensic science needs a reality makeover.

The “CSI effect” is well-documented. As long ago as 2009, scientists with the National Research Council noted that no forensic method (except for nuclear DNA analysis) can reliably and consistently connect evidence to a specific individual or source. More recently, President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology reported that pattern-matching forensic procedures are unreliable. The Innocence Project has exonerated many hundreds of wrongfully convicted people, and bad forensic science was found to be a contributing factor in about half of the original cases.

These problems are not new. Six years before the National Research Council’s 2009 report, I was on a panel of the

Read more at: http://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/What-better-forensic-science-can-reveal-about-the-12412422.php

MISSING PERSON ALERT: TPD seeks info about 15-year-old boy last seen in Tallahassee

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – The Tallahassee Police Department is seeking information on the location of Jah’Lil Butts. 

Police say Butts is a 15-year-old, medium skinned black male who weighs 140 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen Oct. 15, 2017, in the area of 1010 Basin St. in Tallahassee. 

Reports say Butts has short black dreads/twists and a tattoo on the side of his finger that says “Jah’lil Jr.” A tattoo on a wrist says “Cinara.”

He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt with a square shaped design on the front, gray jogging pants, and black Nike slides.

Butts is known to frequent the French Town Community and the area of Steele Dr. and Macon Park.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Tallahassee Police Department at (850) 891-4200.

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Netflix’s new documentary series about mysterious cover ups and conspiracies looks amazing




By Reuben Pinder

Errol Morris has done it again.

Three months ago, we brought you the teaser for Errol Morris’ new documentary, Wormwood.

Having whetted our appetites for another myth-busting documentary drama, Netflix have released a longer trailer for the six-part series and it doesn’t disappoint.

From the man who brought you The Fog of War and The Thin Blue Line, Wormwood tells the true but untold story of the death of Frank Olsen, an army scientist whose research group were doing some very shady work with the CIA.

He died mysteriously, falling from a New York hotel room in November 1953. The CIA called it a suicide, but as the documentary uncovers, that was the cover story. Wormwood delves deeper into what the CIA was really doing at the time and the revelations are shocking.

It explores the

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Expert Warns Hanover Township About Child Predators

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, N.J.-Living in a beau community like Hanover Township most families don’t think about the worst thing that could possibly happen. According to Alan Robinson of the Morris County Sheriff’s office, it is exactly these types of communities that predators target. 

The room was silent as Robinson, an expert in workplace violence prevention, child and infant abduction, security and emergency management, shared statistics on child prostitution, abduction and on-line predatory behavior.  “For every one square mile in the United States, at least one sexual predator is identified,” he said.

Robinson shared statistics showing the number of children abducted or lured into prostitution, the profile of a typical abductor and the crucial nature time plays in action and safe return of an abducted child. He also shed light on on-line ways predators can lure victims. One technique he  explained was “typo-squatting”. Offenders take advantage of the most common typos, when typing in website addresses, using them

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MISSING PERSON: TPD seeks info about 56-year-old woman

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – The Tallahassee Police Department is seeking information on the location of Armie Jean Carter out of concern for her welfare.

Carter, 56, was last seen on Sunday in the area of 1602 Carolewood Court while wearing a gray shirt, black pants and slip-on shoes.

She wears prescription eyeglasses and may be driving a silver 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport with a Maryland tag of 4CY2239.

People with information are asked to call TPD at (850) 891 – 4200.

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Jackson Police talk about they respond to missing persons cases

Shelby Isaac was found guilty on two counts of second-degree murder in the shooting and killing E.J. Tate, his girlfriend Edwina Thomas, and their unborn child in January 2016. 

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Missing sisters found safe, but questions about case’s handling remain

As the welcome news came Thursday that three missing Austin-area sisters had been found safe in Florida, questions remained about how long it took school officials to learn one child was missing and why authorities didn’t send out a statewide Amber Alert.

Two of the sisters had been in foster care since Nov. 3, when authorities learned their mother had allowed their father, 46-year-old Anthony Joseph Jordan II, to live with the family, counter to directives by state case workers. Anthony Jordan had been accused of sexually assaulting the oldest girl, 16, court records show.

Two of the girls had been missing since Tuesday, when their mother, Sarah Marcella Jordan, 38, abducted the youngest girl, 10, and a middle child, 13, authorities said. She was arrested Thursday in Pensacola, Fla., and charged with interference with child custody, officials said. Authorities didn’t say whether anyone else had been charged in the case.

Read more at: http://www.mystatesman.com/news/crime--law/missing-sisters-found-safe-but-questions-about-case-handling-remain/phHewu8fIIax38teoLXooM/