‘ FORENSIC PATHOLOGIST TO TESTIFY BEFORE GRAND JURY OVER MICHAEL BROWN AUTOPSY ‘

#AceWorldNews – FERGUSON – Nov.13 – A private forensic pathologist who performed an autopsy on Michael Brown will testify before a grand jury, AP reported.

Benjamin Crump, an attorney for Brown’s parents, confirmed that former New York City Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Michael Baden is scheduled to testify Thursday, but a spokesman for St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch declined comment.

Brown’s parents are pleased Baden will testify, but skeptical about the process, according to Crump.

They were in Geneva, where the UN Committee Against Torture is hearing testimony this week about US policies.

Michael Brown was shot in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson on August 9 after Officer Darren Wilson ordered Brown, and a friend to stop walking in the street.

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#Peru : ” Mysterious Death’s of Dolphin’s in Peru Cause Still Not Known”

#AceEnvironmentNews says `Over 400 Dead Dolphins Found in Peru in January’

- Tursiops truncatus A dolphin surfs the wake ...

– Tursiops truncatus A dolphin surfs the wake of a research boat on the – near the . Français : Un Grand dauphin (Tursiops truncatus) surfe dans le sillage d’un bateau de recherche sur la Banana river, près du Centre spatial Kennedy. Magyar: Palackorrú delfin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

According to the report in Press TV the Peruvian officials say more than 400 dead dolphins were found last month on the Pacific Ocean beaches on the northern coast.

Jaime de la Cruz, a technician from Peru’s IMARPE marine life agency, said Monday that the dead dolphins were found at various times in January.

The latest discovery took place in the last week of January, when some 220 dead dolphins were found in the Lambayeque region on the northern coast.

Officials have begun performing autopsies on the latest dolphin deaths, focusing on lungs, kidneys and livers. De la Cruz said the results were expected in two weeks.

The latest dolphin deaths were discovered in the same area where more than 870 dolphins were encountered in 2012.

Peruvian authorities never established the cause of the 2012 deaths, as results of autopsies were inconclusive.

Speculations have ranged from bio-toxins in the sea to seismic testing to an unknown ailment.

Yuri Hooker, director of the marine biology unit at Cayetano Heredia University, said determining the cause is “complicated” in Peru since government laboratories lack a wide range of chemical reagents used to determine the dolphin’s death.

According to Hooker, the Peruvian government laboratories only have three or four of the world’s 100 or so chemical reagents.

Hooker also said dolphin deaths in other parts of the world are usually caused by environmental contamination, when they eat fish or other smaller species filled with toxins. Another cause for dolphins to die is ingestion of discarded plastic floating in the sea.

 

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