Skip to comments.Janet Reno encourages lawyers to become familiar with forensics
Posted on 03/29/2007 9:23:11 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) -- Former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno encouraged lawyers to become more familiar with forensics to prevent innocent people from going to prison.
Reno told members of the Manatee Bar Association on Wednesday that ``there's nothing more horrible (than) being told you're going away for life for a crime you didn't commit. Let's file charges based on solid evidence.''
Reno is on the board of directors for the Innocence Project, a nonprofit organization that has helped exonerate 197 prisoners through DNA testing.
The former Miami-Dade County state attorney also discussed concerns for juvenile justice, child welfare and increasing crime rates.
Every child should have prenatal care, basic education, affordable housing, proper medical care and excellent teachers, Reno said.
``Start with the young ones now,'' she said. ``We can see the difference.''
As attorney general, Reno faced several high-profile events, including the Branch Davidian standoff in Waco, Texas, the Oklahoma City bombing and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
I think lawyers should become familiar with Janet Reno............
in a related story Reno suggested that lawyers should become as familiar with the law as possible, and that criminal defense lawyers should try to learn as much about criminal law as they can. /s/
where she ordered the murder of several families, including many children.
Here's a little forensics for ya Janet
How about getting burned alive in a building? (Branch Davidians)
Well this is ironic, coming from the woman who allowed coercive interviewing techniques with children during the height of the satanic ritual abuse scare, leading to the imprisonment of innocent people.
THIS from the woman responsible for murdering innocent men women and children....I hope she goes out in a flaming TV even.
I think the Branch Davidians' lawyer should become familiar with the forensics on the front door of their church. Oops! They can't because the FBI under Reno "lost" it.
Boy that was a blast from the past.
Hey Janet, ya still got yer little red pickup truck?
What a cutie. The truck, not you.
Silly FReeper, forensics made it easier to identify them from dental records.
I think it's worse to be immolated while a child for your elders' religion and tactics.
Is this her attempt at paying penance?
I don't suppose Nifong was in the audience, was he?
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