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Over the past several days, the Raleigh News & Observer has been doing an extensive expose on the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab.

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.

1 posted on 08/22/2010 5:35:48 AM PDT by abb
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2 posted on 08/22/2010 5:36:50 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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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?


4 posted on 08/22/2010 5:50:23 AM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
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Be very careful what is said, NC state troopers are watching.


6 posted on 08/22/2010 5:57:22 AM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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It appears the NandO is FINALLY doing some real reporting for a change.

And I'm wondering why.

10 posted on 08/22/2010 6:02:26 AM PDT by mewzilla (Still voteless in NY-29. Over 400 roll call votes missed and counting...)
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Andy Taylor? Isn’t he the sheriff in Mayberry?


16 posted on 08/22/2010 6:17:23 AM PDT by TommyDale (Independent - I already left the GOP because they were too liberal)
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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.


25 posted on 08/22/2010 9:27:35 AM PDT by Locomotive Breath
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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.


26 posted on 08/22/2010 9:29:34 AM PDT by Locomotive Breath
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Some Crime Lab—sitting around all day with their thumbs up their asses!

They should all go to jail.


29 posted on 08/22/2010 10:00:01 AM PDT by Palladin (Obama on The View: "When those folks came over on 9-11". Folks??? WTH?)
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“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.


31 posted on 08/22/2010 9:52:27 PM PDT by The Pack Knight (Laugh, and the world laughs with you. Weep, and the world laughs at you.)
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I like how about half the space in this article is given to protecting Roy Cooper’s reputation.


33 posted on 08/22/2010 10:03:27 PM PDT by The Pack Knight (Laugh, and the world laughs with you. Weep, and the world laughs at you.)
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34 posted on 08/24/2010 8:54:12 PM PDT by MitchellC
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