DNA: New cases are raising questions about the use of DNA evidence. – Chicago Tribune
Defense attorneys fear wrongful convictions, confusion from juries when statistical probabilities of match aren’t rare …
The real story isn’t about misstating DNA test results, the real story is that American prosecutors lie all the time, within their supervisors’ knowledge.
Courtesy of the U.S. Supreme Court, they all have absolute immunity for misconduct, and they routinely ruin and end lives by putting the wrong people behind bars via malicious prosecution. It costs a bloody fortune, with the emphasis on bloody … the actual perpetrators remain free to find new victims.
Cleveland Barrett’s acquittal after a year in jail was not a “the system works” happy ending.
If the system worked, prosecutors Krista Peterson and Jane Sack would be behind bars, just like any non-attorney that lied to a jury.
It matters that the U.S. Supreme Court decided on separate-but-equal justice in 1976, after decades of horrific struggles made the Justices’ equally crazy separate-but-equal facilities finally go away.
It matters that the Justices recently confirmed the craziness of separate-but-equal justice in Connick v Thompson. Connick is a cad, and very newspaper and network should have been saying so 24/7, forcing the Justices to actually be just, striking down their Bicentennial Bullshit once and for all.
Up isn’t down. Separate isn’t equal.
Write that, Chicago Tribune.