'CSI' show helps Dallas crime labs gain funding

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By Brian Whitley
The Dallas Morning News

DALLAS — For years, police detectives around the country have mocked the miraculous way investigators on hit TV shows such as CSI: Miami ply their trade: Computers instantly identify matching fingerprints, labs return DNA samples in an hour and the crime unit supervisor, Horatio Caine, draws his gun as often as he flashes his badge.

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