From Dry to Torrid

Monday, Aug. 22, 1994, gave rise to this haiku:

DNA squabbles.

Arid talk gets pushed aside.

A Furhman motion.

The bright spot in a day dominated by dry, eye-crossing, incomprehensible DNA discussion in court that was full of arcane terms such as PCR (“polymerase chain reaction” test uses an instrument called the thermal cycler …), PGM (phosphoglucomutase, enzymes and proteins in blood that can be broken into groups via a technique called isoelectric focusing…), RFLP (don’t even ask!) was a motion that turned out to be the leading edge of the “LAPD lead detective on the Simpson case Mark Fuhrman is a racist” tsunami that helped sink the prosecution.

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