FBI Fraud: Unbelievable (Literally)

Posted: April 21, 2015 in -
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Laboratory lied in 95% of cases with so-called DNA matching of hair samples.

Washington Post, no less:

The Justice Department and FBI have formally acknowledged that nearly every examiner in an elite FBI forensic unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials in which they offered evidence against criminal defendants over more than a two-decade period before 2000.

Of 28 examiners with the FBI Laboratory’s microscopic hair comparison unit, 26 overstated forensic matches in ways that favored prosecutors in more than 95 percent of the 268 trials reviewed so far, according to the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and the Innocence Project, which are assisting the government with the country’slargest post-conviction review of questioned forensic evidence.

“32 death-penalty cases with flawed forensic testimony”

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