Thursday, August 20, 2009

Another Exoneration

Well it's not a case from Texas, but this is a good example of how widespread the problem of junk science in criminal courts is.

Although arguably, fibers "resembling" other fibers and an ass print on the side of a truck aren't exactly science. If judges were honest, cases this vague would be dismissed outright. Too bad most judges are former prosecutors who have been indoctrinated on the way to close cases with or without good evidence, and the rules of evidence seem to be suspended in favor of the prosecution in their courtrooms.

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