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A Surveillance State? The Pros and Cons of Surveillance Video Evidence:

3rd May, 2013

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With the recent identification of the Boston bombing suspects, there has been a lot of commentary in the media regarding the use of surveillance video cameras in public.  Heather Kelly wrote an interesting article for CNN touching on the proliferation of cameras in society and the use of facial recognition technology to identify individuals.  While facial recognition can be very useful in many cases, it…

Forensic Video Analysis – What role will Surveillance Video play in solving the Boston Marathon Bombing?

18th Apr, 2013

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I was recently interviewed by CTV News regarding the role surveillance video evidence will play in identifying suspects in the Boston marathon bombing that occurred on April 15th 2013:

CTV News Interview – Boston Bombing: Commentary by David McKay on Forensic Video Evidence 

There is no doubt in my mind that the suspect or suspects have been caught on camera at some point during the event or…

Swallowed memory card data likely salvageable: expert

3rd May, 2012

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A memory card police believe has spent days in the belly of a B.C. hang glider may still contain salvageable evidence, according to an expert in digital forensics.

David McKay, program coordinator for Blackstone Forensics, says he’s seen digital data extracted from cards that were stomped on, soaked and worse.

“These devices, which are solid state devices, they use a form of non-volatile memory…

Hang-gliding pilot in custody as police wait for memory card to appear

3rd May, 2012

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VANCOUVER – A hang-gliding pilot whose tandem passenger plunged to her death Saturday will remain in custody with the hope that he can produce evidence related to the fatal flight.

William Johnathan Orders, 50, is charged with obstruction of justice. He appeared briefly in B.C. Provincial Court in Chilliwack Wednesday afternoon and consented to remain in custody and his bail hearing was put…

RCMP hopes public can help find Coquitlam stabbing suspect

16th Feb, 2012

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Mounties need your help to identify a suspect in a vicious stabbing at the Coquitlam bus loop in mid-December.

The 19-year-old victim was stabbed several times, including once in the heart. He had to undergo major surgery. Cst. Andrew Coupe says the suspect threw away an army-green hoodie with skulls on it after the  attack in the early hours of Dec. 15 (2011).

Coupe…

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