Dog Lineup Doesn’t Pass the Smell Test
HOUSTON (CN) — A Texas woman’s claims that a deputy sheriff’s personal “dog scent line-up” led to her wrongful conviction for murder cannot be thrown out on summary judgment, a federal judge ruled.
U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes ruled Tuesday that former Fort Bend Deputy Keith Pikett’s smell test, intentionally or not, might have been designed and conducted in a manner that led to Megan Winfrey’s 2008 conviction for the death of Murray Burr, a custodian at the high school she attended. Burr also was her neighbor.
Once again, a DNA-discredited dog handler was not held accountable for his fabrications, even though this particular DNA-discredited dog handler was none other than wildly prolific investigation mucker-upper Keith Pikett, who may have messed up as many as 2,500 cases, precious few of which have gotten any reasonable review.
Our courts cannot possibly be as stupid as they pretend to be about decades of law enforcement and prosecutors’ “scent evidence” frame-ups.
Nor can our mainstream media be so stupid to believe that it’s NOT NEWS that many hundreds of innocents may be behind bars because of fraudulent “scent evidence” experts … innocents behind bars means actual criminals on the streets.
Thank you to bloggers like Matt Cooper, who at least bring a few individuals’ plight withing reach of searchers on the Internet.
No thanks are due all the paid reporters who are staring into mirrors (when not taking selfies), contemplating how to increase their “brand,” when they should instead be holding their editors feet to the fire for apparently participating in the conspiracy between various federal and state governmental entities to suppress a depressingly lengthy list of outdated, debunked and outright faux forensics that are keeping tens of thousands of Americans wrongly imprisoned.
We owe the state of every state and our nation to the dereliction and depravity of the mainstream media.