Forensics: Politicos and Prosecutors run amuck protecting their interests in running US crime labs

A fully developed expose’ by William C. Thompson of the  University of Irvine. He expounds the ‘sub rosa’ motivations of the DC big wigs who this year fired the managers and legal counsel of one of the first independent crime labs established since the NAS suggested the idea in 2009. The DC director was Max Houck. Thompson reveals the fact that certain “for hire” crime lab examiners were quite motivated to arbitrarily hammer the crime lab managers for “incompetence” apparently on protocols considered to be within the DNA standard of care in other jurisdictions. The ‘examiners’ are a mix of ex police managed crime lab directors and FBI lab gurus who mostly are members of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/a-setback-for-forensic-science/2015/05/08/540273f2-f350-11e4-84a6-6d7c67c50db0_story.html?postshare=1731439175436469

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Dr. Michael Bowers is a long time forensic consultant in the US and international court systems.
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