Rant of the Week

Crackpot Justice


Just what kind of crackpot justice system is this? 

It is now reported in the Washington Post that the celebrated FBI laboratory has acknowledged-- not "discovered"-- acknowledged-- that the evidence it has given in respect of matching hairs-- usually  those found on the victim to those of the suspect-- was not based on real science. 

Not only will many court cases (at least 268) have to be reviewed carefully, but a lot of Hollywood movies and TV Dramas might want to revisit their plot points. 

What is striking is that the faulty evidence given by the FBI almost always favored the prosecution-- up to 95%, accodrind to the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Innocence Project.   Thirty-two of the defendents had been sentenced to death.