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Are you cutting off the ends of the ham?

Posted by Ron NicholsMay 8, 2018 1:00:00 PM EDT

          There’s a story of a young girl watching her mom prepare the ham for the holiday dinner. She saw her mom cutting off each end of the ham and asked her why she did that. The mom said that she did not know; that’s the way her mom did it so the young girl would have to ask her. So, she did and her grandmother said the same thing.

Wanting to get to the bottom of the mystery, the young girl went to her great-grandmother and asked why she cut off the ends of the ham. Her great-grandmother chuckled when she heard about what had been passed through the generations. You see, the reason she cut off the ends of the ham was because she did not have a big enough pan to hold the whole ham.

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Topics: IBIS, gun crime, firearm forensics, Solve Crime, Intelligence

Firing Pin Shapes | To Glock or Not to Glock...

Posted by Andrew BoyleSeptember 15, 2017 1:10:00 PM EDT

New manufacturing developments with Glock firearms have brought forward the question of when “Glock” should be selected as the Firing Pin Shape while creating an IBIS cartridge case exhibit. To give the most comprehensive answer, we first have to review the philosophy behind how IBIS is used.

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Decreasing the Backlog to meet the needs of Law Enforcement

Posted by FT PressJuly 20, 2017 3:55:53 PM EDT

An interview with Forensics Services Chief Pam Hofsass

"There is no quick fix to the increased demand for testing and connectivity, however, if you work collaboratively and with an open mind, great things can happen."

~~ Chief Pam Hofsass

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