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    Indiana University is one of the two state flagships, and its specialties and competencies are better aligned to running a medical lab than are Purdue's.  

    "Politics should be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage." -- Lucille Ball

    by Yamaneko2 on Tue Feb 28, 2012 at 07:22:54 PM PST

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    •  I know having been born and raised here with (1+ / 0-)
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      family and friends who attended both universities.  When this story first began to surface in 2004 I was skeptical.  By now I'm convinced that this has been ongoing for decades now and caused irreparable harm and I am devastated knowing it was IU that was responsible for these problems.  

      Back in 2004 Mayor Peterson relieved our Forensic
      Services Agency Director James E. Hamby of his duties amid growing concern that the crime lab chief had covered up problems in his agency - which supervised the IU program. That was the first indication of problems.  IU and the Forensic Services Agency have such important responsibilities to the community and courts that once this began to be exposed they should have taken immediate steps to correct and pull the covers off the coverup.  Instead they split their concentrations by trying to keep the lid on and by making necessary changes at the same time - and the findings over the past two years indicate they were not successful with either.

      I know I'll get pushback for this article, but dammit the criticism is deserving.  So many lives at stake and so many already ruined while the mess was covered up...and Daniels is still trying to keep the lid on and prisoners in their cells.  Just damn sad for Indy.

      "Inmates should be reformed - not recycled"

      by Bob Sloan on Tue Feb 28, 2012 at 08:03:03 PM PST

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