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Subject: Re: [DNA] Surprise!
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2008 6:18:04 -0700
But Orr only tested 12 markers (heck, even 67 markers) and he has brothers and cousins far and wide? What happens now? Who really did it? How can one prove beyond a reasonable doubt? Was it Orr or his cousin Dorr, or?
Probably the Y-DNA can be used as supporting evidence at least ...
Oops, I forgot, some of these security agencies don't need reasonable doubt ... off to Cuba Orr goes :-(
> I would be seriously disappointed if the FBI and Homeland
> Security have not already tapped into our very own Ysearch.org.
> Just because profiling cannot be introduced in court does
> not mean it is not being done. What if there is a random
> terrorist on the loose, and Homeland Security here in the
> U.S. knows that the culprit has a typical Orr R1a haplotype.
> Time is of the essence and there are 100 suspects, but
> only one named Orr. Now, who do you think they will
> interrogate first? They don't have to disclose why they
> picked this particular guy to hunt down before the others.
> But if he is unlucky enough to have a rare haplotype,
> then so be it.
> Maybe we should be writing for these TV shows.
> Kathy J.
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