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Golden State Killer opens Pandora's box

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Today, Explained Podcast Audio Snippet: The Impact of the Golden State Killer's Arrest Audio Snippet from Vox's Today, Explained Podcast. In this clip, Aja Romano breaks down the Golden State Killer's origins, and how after nearly 50 years, his campaign of terror finally ended.
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After 40 years, police say they have finally caught the Golden State Killer, a man responsible for at least 12 murders, 50 rapes, and 100 break-ins in the 1970’s and ’80s. They found him using a genealogy site -- a relative uploaded DNA and unwittingly provided the missing link. Vox’s Aja Romano narrates the killer’s grisly reign of terror across California, and lawyer Steven Mercer explains why the DNA methods police used set a dangerous precedent for the rest of us.


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