BuzzFeed: A Double Murder From 1987 Was Just Solved Thanks To The Genealogy Website Used For The Golden State Killer

BuzzFeed: A Double Murder From 1987 Was Just Solved Thanks To The Genealogy Website Used For The Golden State Killer. “Forensic genealogy has cracked a second major case less than a month after the arrest of Joseph James DeAngelo, alleged to be the Golden State Killer. At 11 a.m. PT in Washington state, the Snohomish County Sheriff announced the arrest of a 55-year-old man from the Seattle area for the 1987 double murder of a young Canadian couple, Jay Cook and Tanya Van Cuylenborg. He is William Earl Talbott II, a local truck driver.” The man was arrested, and I can see no indication that he confessed – so I’m not sure how this is “solved.”

National Archives: New Group of JFK Assassination Documents Available to the Public

National Archives: New Group of JFK Assassination Documents Available to the Public. “In accordance with President Trump’s direction on October 26, 2017, the National Archives today posted 19,045 documents subject to the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992 (JFK Act). Released documents are available for download. The versions released today were processed by agencies in accordance with the President’s direction that agency heads be extremely circumspect in recommending any further postponement.”

Mapping Out Missing and Murdered Native Women: ‘I Would Want My Story to Have Meaning’ (Rewire)

Rewire: Mapping Out Missing and Murdered Native Women: ‘I Would Want My Story to Have Meaning’. “[Annita] Lucchesi, a cartographer and doctoral student at the University of Lethbridge’s Cultural, Social and Political Thought program, recently created and published an online database logging cases of missing and murdered indigenous women and two spirit people. She began gathering information for the database in 2015 from news articles, online databases, lists compiled by Native advocates and community members, family members, social media, federal and state missing persons databases, and law enforcement records gathered through public records requests. She personally vets all information she receives before adding it to the database. Cases date from 1900 to the present; as of April 2018, she has found 2,501 cases of missing and murdered women and two spirit people in the United States and Canada.”

Engadget: Investigators used online DNA databases to hunt Golden State Killer

Engadget: Investigators used online DNA databases to hunt Golden State Killer. “Yesterday several police departments in California announced the arrest of the ‘Golden State Killer,’ who killed a dozen people between 1978 and 1986 and has been accused of over 50 rapes. At the time, investigators said DNA played a role in identifying former Auburn, CA police officer Joseph James DeAngelo, and today went a step further with the explanation.”

NBC News: Museums across the nation work to archive mementos of grief left after shootings

NBC News: Museums across the nation work to archive mementos of grief left after shootings. “At the Clark County Museum in Henderson, Nevada, a group of volunteers gathers every week to sort through boxes of historical artifacts. But rather than coming from ancient times, these mementos are recent tributes in response to tragedies that are becoming all too familiar. Flowers, notes, teddy bears and cowboy hats were left in memorial on Las Vegas Boulevard in the days and weeks after Stephen Paddock killed 58 people during a country concert last October.”

Washington Post: He had been outing suspected drug dealers on Facebook Live. Then a gunman entered the frame.

Washington Post: He had been outing suspected drug dealers on Facebook Live. Then a gunman entered the frame.. “Prentis Robinson rarely went a day without using Facebook Live — his favorite way of broadcasting his music, his personal vendettas and, authorities said, his suspicions about who in the town was dealing drugs. On Monday, he was live-streaming video on Facebook as usual, recording himself with a selfie stick, wearing one of the straw cowboy hats he often donned in videos. He talked about how his phone was stolen as he walked around Wingate, N.C., the town southeast of Charlotte where he lived. He stopped by police headquarters to check in with Chief Donnie Gay.”