On TV crime shows like CSI, NCIS, and Law & Order, science gets the bad guys.
In real life, "science" often ensnares the innocent.
Former NYPD Detective Harry Houck gets annoyed when TV shows make forensic science look infallible.
"You watch a detective get down and look at a body (and say), 'He's been dead for three hours now
[embedded content] TV shows like CSI, Law & Order, and NCIS depict incredible technology for identifying criminals.
In one NCIS scene, a 3D hologram identifies a person's teeth, precisely matching the killer's bite to a bite mark on a victim. "A little 3D magic for clarity and I give you—the killer's incisors!" NCIS character "Abby" announces proudly.
John Stossel loves crazy Abby, but notes that in the real world, court-approved experts reach similar conclusions—without good science to back
Seattle is worried about the well-being of the poor and mentally ill people living there, so it's going to drive businesses out of town.
OK, that's not how the politicians describe their plan, but that's probably how it will work out.
Members of Seattle's city council want all big Seattle businesses to pay a tax of $500 per employee.
In response, Amazon stopped building a new complex. Construction workers joined Amazon in protesting the new tax.
On the other
[embedded content] Seattle's City Council passed a new tax Monday. It will charge big companies $275 for every employee.
The "head" tax is supposed to fund housing for the homeless. Supporters of the tax chanted "Housing is a human right!" at a protest lead by Councilwoman Ksharma Sawant, a member of the Socialist Alternative party.
Seattle homelessness has doubled in the last 8 years. Politicians blame a shortage of "affordable" housing, but John Stossel says that the politicians'