It ain't pretty, and Attorney General Roy Cooper is getting roughed up badly.
See the next story for the tie-in to the DukeLax Frame.
It appears the NandO is FINALLY doing some real reporting for a change.
Add North Carolina to the list along with Tennessee, New York, California, Washington and Colorado state crime labs....
Oh yeah and the wonderful FBI crime lab
Anyone see a pattern here?
Be very careful what is said, NC state troopers are watching.
And I'm wondering why.
Andy Taylor? Isn’t he the sheriff in Mayberry?
I live in Raleigh and have been reading this series. It’s by Joe Neff who is the reporter who finally got the N&O on the straight and narrow about Mangum and Nifong.
And interestingly enough, the NC SBI DNA’s report said there was no DNA on Mangum. It was why Nifong went and hired (at taxpayer expense) a private lab that could run a more sensitive test.
Some Crime Lab—sitting around all day with their thumbs up their asses!
They should all go to jail.
“Forensic science” is largely a joke to begin with. Aside from DNA identification, which was developed by actual scientists, most areas of forensic science were developed by cops, with predictable results. Ballistic matching, “hair and fibers”, blood spatter analysis, and even fingerprinting have little basis in actual science.
Yet, because of shows like CSI, juries take forensic evidence as gospel. Hopefully, stories like this will lead to a wider re-examination of our criminal justice system’s reliance on junk science.
I like how about half the space in this article is given to protecting Roy Cooper’s reputation.