“His response was to fight it with the only weapons at hand—passive resistance and open displays of contempt.” ― Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan
An evidence room in the basement of the Marysville building that houses the Yuba County Sheriff’s Department has a section dedicated to homicide cases, solved and unsolved.
There, the evidence from the Derryberry and Lane killings sat untouched for years, until evidence technician Dianne Tubandt called the Department of Justice and spoke with a criminalist.
She asked whether there might be anything of value. The answer was “yes.”
In December 2014, swabs of vaginal material collected from Derryberry’s body during a forensic examination was tested by the state Department of Justice Forensic Labs and revealed the DNA biological evidence matched suspects Larry Patterson and William Harbour.
Both of their DNA profiles were in the national database, CODIS, because of prior felony arrests and convictions.
“We actively reopened this investigation at that time, thoroughly reviewed the entire 1973 investigation case file, conducted investigations into the background of the suspects, relocated witnesses and investigators that may still be around from the original case,” Durfor said.
And real monsters and actual rapists walk free, because police use reources to harass ‘the usual suspects,’ rather than testing the tens of thousands of rape kits that sit in storage across America.
And college boys are force-fed phony rape statistics on college campuses, by people who derive an income from ‘sexual violence centers’ on campuses.
But still no money to test rape kits? I wonder what’s NOT being said: mis-allocating resources is good PR that funds more bogeyman narratives, and keeps rapists running free. Maybe rape and rape hysteria really IS a form of social control, and maybe, just maybe a lot of cops DNA is in those storage lockers.