Criticism where due

Washington PostAttorney General Jeff Sessions will end a Justice Department partnership with independent scientists to raise forensic science standards and has suspended an expanded review of FBI testimony across several techniques that have come under question, saying a new strategy will be set by an in-house team of law enforcement advisers.

This is concerning to me. Moving audits to an "in-house team" usually means a whitewash. That said, the commission was about to end its term anyway, and Sessions is merely choosing not to renew it.

Forensics needs to be about getting accurate results, not merely convicting whoever happens to be on trial, and we've seen quite a few real problems come to light with how the FBI labs have handled evidence lately.

This entry was published Wed Apr 12 10:57:58 CDT 2017 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2017-04-12 10:57:58.0. [Tweet]

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