FBI admits flaws in hair analysis over decades

  • metta

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    Jan 09, 2016 11:15 PM GMT
    FBI admits flaws in hair analysis over decades

    (from April, 2015)

    "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."


    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/fbi-overstated-forensic-hair-matches-in-nearly-all-criminal-trials-for-decades/2015/04/18/39c8d8c6-e515-11e4-b510-962fcfabc310_story.html
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    Jan 10, 2016 12:27 AM GMT
    Old news. Maybe the news is that many courts just ignored the expose' of this and many other pseudosciences used in the courts for many years.

    The same thing happens at all levels of government. If you try to explain the logic behind something using simple math or science, you can see people abruptly stop listening and start staring out the window. They just want some guy in a clown suit to tell them what they want to hear.
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    Feb 01, 2016 4:02 AM GMT
    That's not good.

    I'll have to continue reading the article, I guess, to see what their punishment is.