When a lab has a policy to deliberately obfuscate the results of forensic examinations, in order to support the prosecution’s theory of the case, that’s gross institutional bias.
They aren’t even trying to pretend to be fair, impartial scientists.
It might be time to consider hiring new employees who haven’t been tainted with such unprofessional attitudes.
A judge should
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Isn’t it a sad state of affairs when the state of North Carolina legislature has to make it illegal for cops and prosecutors NOT to do their jobs honestly?
The House passed legislation Tuesday designed to upgrade operations in the state crime lab.
H27, the Forensic Sciences Act, passed second and third readings with no debate and no opposition
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One has to question what was happening and how it could have continued undetected for so long, if an analyst was apparently writing false reports. Not just making errors in their analysis, lab analysts are human after all, but to write a report that contradicts the results of your analysis has all the tell-tale signs
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The following article sums up the problems at the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation. Closing the lab, and starting anew with a lab that isn’t so indoctrinated as an arm of the prosecution might be the only way for the public to have any faith in the results coming out of their state crime lab.
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It seems that blood pattern recognition isn’t the only area at the North Carolina SBI crime lab that is under scrutiny.
Beth Desmond looked through a microscope at two mangled bullets.
It was the start of a 2006 murder trial in Pitt County, and prosecutors needed her help to fix a potentially crippling weakness in their case. They
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