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Fbi Overstated Forensic Hair Matches To Suit Prosecutors Of Serious Crimes For Nearly 30 Years

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/fbi-overstated-forensic-hair-matches-to-suit-prosecutors-of-serious-crimes-for-nearly-30-years-10187580.html

The FBI has admitted to overstating nearly all forensic matches from suspects’ hair samples during a span of nearly 30 years.

Almost every FBI laboratory examiner – 26 out of 28 – had exaggerated matches so that they favoured the prosecutors’ arguments, according to The Washington Post.

More than 95 per cent of all 268 trials involving hair that were reviewed have been found to be unreliable in proving guilt of the serious crimes such as murder and rape.

Thirty-two of the defendants, in the cases from 1972 to 1999, were sentenced to death and 14 of those have since been executed or died in prison.

Thank god people weren't executed!!!

Still at least we know everyone gets a fair go at being stitched up.

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I started doing a forensic witness course with FutureLearn and they said basically DNA, witnesses and virtually every step of the process is hugely flawed.

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