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    FBI overstated forensic hair matches in nearly all trials before 2000

    FBI overstated forensic hair matches in nearly all trials before 2000 - The Washington Post

    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.
    The cases include those of 32 defendants sentenced to death. Of those, 14 have been executed or died in prison, the groups said under an agreement with the government to release results after the review of the first 200 convictions.
    Of those executed by the state, what do those in favor of capital punishment say to the families?

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    Re: FBI overstated forensic hair matches in nearly all trials before 2000

    Quote Originally Posted by RogueWarrior View Post
    FBI overstated forensic hair matches in nearly all trials before 2000 - The Washington Post



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    Same thing you plan on saying if they identify how many people died during prison terms on that evidence.

    And upon each case. I have not studied each DP case in detail, the ones I have looked Into have nt been built on one piece of evidence. Usually there are very many pieces of evidence, most states with DP require proving aggravated circumstances which also must be proven
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    Re: FBI overstated forensic hair matches in nearly all trials before 2000

    Quote Originally Posted by EMNofSeattle View Post
    Same thing you plan on saying if they identify how many people died during prison terms on that evidence.

    And upon each case. I have not studied each DP case in detail, the ones I have looked Into have nt been built on one piece of evidence. Usually there are very many pieces of evidence, most states with DP require proving aggravated circumstances which also must be proven
    ...and they/we still get it wrong more often than you will admit.
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    Re: FBI overstated forensic hair matches in nearly all trials before 2000

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    ...and they/we still get it wrong more often than you will admit.
    What does more often mean?

    Don't act morally superior to me, you care about innocent people only insofar as it accomplishes your agenda. If someone dies serving a sentence you won't give it a second thought, if you did it would probably be along the lines of SoL.

    If you assumed all 14 executions on this evidence were innocent people, which is highly unlikely, in fact they probably are all guilty, in all probability, it doesn't even equal 1 in 10 of one percent of carried out sentences, and this only applies to before 2000, over half the death row pop this won't even apply to.

    In extraordinary cases some people convicted will be granted retrial, with hair evidence suppressed, and be convicted again
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