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As countries distribute vaccines to their citizens the world breathes a sigh of relief. In the United States health care workers and long-term facilities are receiving the vaccine to help diminish the spread in high-risk environments. However, a different and often overlooked at-risk community is once again at the center of conflict. Lobbying and political agendas have influenced vaccine distribution. As such, it is not surprising that there is a heated debate on whether the
Photo Credit: https://www.securitymagazine.com/articles/88944-why-comprehensive-collection-is-critical-for-ballistics-analysis In 2013, the Massachusetts state crime labs were rocked by two major scandals involving two chemists: Annie Dookhan and Sonja Farak. As Netflix’s How to Fix a Drug Scandal portrays, both chemists meddled with evidence in a way that undermined the cases of many people convicted of drug-related offenses. Now, it appears that the D.C. Department of Foren
The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally altered just about every aspect of everyday life. Nearing a year since the first restrictions to combat the virus back in March 2019, most industries are continuing to postpone or adjust their normal procedures to get work done. In mid to late March, many industries decided to close down or move online to stop the spread of COVID-19, many with the mindset that it would a temporary, short-term closure. Over nine months later, most are no
Disbarred former North Carolina prosecutor Mike Nifong who prosecuted three Duke lacrosse players during an election year for crimes they did not commit. https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/policing/2019/04/04/criminal-justice-prosecutors-misconduct-policing-the-usa/3336351002/ Local prosecutors bring forward the vast majority of all criminal cases in the United States. Almost all of those local prosecutors are elected at the local level. In the scope of their office, loca