I can't put my finger on it, exactly, but something about this article in the Dallas Morning News about the Dallas Police Department evidence warehouse being in such bad shape
does not make me feel good. I don't know if it's the tone of the article or the picture of the woman in charge of the place sort of smirking as she leans up against a stack of boxes of evidence or something else. It could also be the casual way they mention that the DNA evidence in a rape case that was destroyed when the air conditioning went out turned out not to make a difference in the case without explaining how, exactly, that is. But, it just seems like it's almost a lighthearted article about the fact that evidence in thousands of felony cases--including murders and rapes--could all be destroyed with one big rainstorm or if someone accidentally throws an incompletely extinguished cigarette in the general vicinity of the building. Oops. Gosh darn it, there goes all that evidence--what do we do now? Am I reading it wrong? Is it just the weird mood I'm in this morning?