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  • May 30, 2015 at 6:42 pm
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    In today’s new (May 30, 2015), the FBI has acknowledged that it has had errors in its database for years and years. ONLY NOW are they openly admitting that and “correcting the problem in a transparent manner.”

    What they did not acknowledge was that there are likely innocent people in prison and jail because of that faulty forensics information.

    Here is a snippet of one media article. Note that the flawed testimony given by the FBI included death penalty cases. Sweet.

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    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’s largest post-conviction review of questioned forensic evidence.
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    In private industry, if you even have a mere forklift driver whose work is putting other workers at risk of death, we all know that forklift driver gets fired.

    But with the FBI (and the government overall), they give false testimony over 20 years time and even in death penalty cases where the defendant faced DEATH / execution. Unlike our forklift driver example, the criminals in the government not only keep their jobs… but they only now after 20 years acknowledge their incompetence while pretending to juries that they were “elite.”

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