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THIS IS A PUBLIC SAFETY ISSUE: I’ve never seen a more dedicated and committed group of professionals/public servants to date. They are Maryland’s Forensic Autopsy Technicians, but I think that title is a bit misleading. If anything, they are “Forensic Autopsy Technologists.” The work they do is more than a mere job. It’s a profession. It requires extensive knowledge, skill, and training, and Maryland is extremely fortunate to have such a dedicated group of professionals to examine our dead. Maryland's Forensic Autopsy Technicians are trained in the use surgical tools and instruments to perform forensic autopsies; they cut, saw, reflect skin, and operate (remove bodily organs or “eviscerate”) with the focus and laser-like precision of medically trained surgeons. They collect crime scene evidence, fingernail scrapings, tissue samples, and bodily fluids for solving crimes.They also track wound patterns, dislodge & extract projectiles, note defensive wounds, consult with homicide detectives from every county in the State, and train medical doctors/residents (pathologists).
Interestingly, there are only 12 Forensic Autopsy Technicians or “Technologists” (as I refer to them) in the entire State of Maryland and they are all inter-dependent upon one another to get through the State's voluminous case load. Together, they perform the autopsies on every single murder victim in the State of Maryland, --from Wicomico Co., through Prince George’s and Baltimore City, to Garrett Co. (Avg. 10,000+ human bodies per yr). Included in this number are infants, advance stage decomposed bodies, burn victims, sex abuse victims, and other victims of violent crime(s). Maryland Forensic Autopsy Technicians/Technologists are exposed, daily, to all types of harmful and corrosive chemicals, such as, acetone, formalin, xylene, and other harmful cleaning agents and solutions. They are exposed to all types of bio-hazards, such as blood, eye fluid, excrement, urine, stomach contents; communicable diseases, such as, HIV/AIDS, Hep-C, Herpes, etc.; insects, such as, maggots, blow flies, beetles, and bed bugs; spiders, worms; and animals, which recently included a live snake (northern water snake) found inside the remains of a drowned human body. However, the usual critters, not uncommon to the lab, are dead rodents, shrimp, crabs, and fish feasting inside of human remains.
Maryland's 12 Forensic Autopsy Technicians (Technologists) range in ‘years of service’ with Maryland's OCME from 1 - 38 years, and the overwhelming underwhelming average pay is $800.00 every two (2) weeks (with the exception of 2-3 people). Some make as little as $9 - $11 per hr. The highest paid Maryland Forensic Autopsy Technician, with a whopping 38 years experience makes no more than $40,000.00(+/-) as a salaried State employee. The average pay for Forensic Autopsy Technicians (Technologists) nationwide with the years of experience as most of Maryland's Technicians (Technologists) is $52,000 -$98,000 per year. However, our Technicians (Technologists) have been paid such a paucity of wages that some of our most dedicated have had to apply for public assistance.
And I called them boys cause that is what they are. Men don't do what they did,boys commit those type of crimes. Just cute your are over 18 doesn't mean you are man
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI)-Details were released Monday of a planned civil disobedience shutdown of Interstate70 on Wednesday. The Justice for Michael Brown Leadership Coalition, who is organizing the event, says the shutdown is in response to Missouri Governor Jay Nixon’s refusal to appoint a special prosecutor in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.
The shutdown is scheduled for Wednesday, September 10, at 3:00pm on I-70 at Hanley Road.
Attorney and activist Eric Vickers said at a news conference, “We are taking this direct action on the tenth because we are using the means of civil disobedience that Doctor Martin Luther King used to affect change. It is going to cause people some discomfort. It is going to cause inconvenience to people. That is a small price to pay to change the conditions of African-American youth and it’s a very small price to pay to bring justice to Michael Brown.”
(KTVI) – Two key witnesses to the police shooting of Michael Brown are construction workers who just happened to be working nearby. One spoke exclusively to Fox 2, days after the shooting.
The other witness recently came forward to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The two men, who were working for a Jefferson County construction company, watched Michael Brown die from half a football field away. One spoke to Fox 2`s Shirley Washington on August 12th. The other, spoke to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch`s Jeremy Kohler for an article published Friday.