This program is 29 minutes long
(Washington: Pete Williams) The landmark Supreme Court ruling allowing police to take a DNA sample from anyone arrested for a serious crime and check it against a database of DNA from unsolved crime scenes examined; courtroom sketches by Art Lien shown; dissenting opinion from Justice Antonin Scalia quoted. [Maryland attorney general Doug GANSLER- explains how the DNA might identify a rapist from a case decades ago.] [Supreme Court expert Tom GOLDSTEIN- predicts it will become as common as fingerprinting.] [Defense lawyer Barry SCHECK- says it’s about the warrant requirement & privacy protection.]
(Union City, Oklahoma: Katy Tur) The impact of a deadly outbreak of tornadoes in Oklahoma reviewed; scenes shown of damage in Union City and in Missouri, flash flooding, rescue crews, a funnel cloud, an overturned truck; death toll cited; photos shown of 3 storm chasers who were killed. [Survivors Janice ; Wilburn SHAW– comment.]
(Lake Hughes, California: Diana Alvear) The battle against the Powerhouse fire in California reviewed; scenes shown of charred homes, flames, air tankers dropping retardant. [US Forest Service Matt CORELLI, Clay MEYERS- comment on the progress.] [Fire Chief Michael BROWN – reacts to the fire.] [Resident Greg JOHNSON – comments.]
(Capitol: Kelly O’Donnell) House hearings on the targeting of conservative political groups and wasteful spending by the IRS reviewed; scenes shown of acting commissioner Daniel Werfel.
(Washington: Tom Costello) The danger of storm chasing examined in light of the deaths of Tim & Paul Samaras & Carl Young; storm chaser videos shown; scenes shown of “tornado tourists.” [The Weather Channel’s Greg FORBES- comments on Tim’s research.] [American Meteorological Society president Marshal SHEPHERD- expresses concern about inexperienced chasers.] [The Weather Channel’s Mike BETTES – comments on his close call.]