“All Science is Provisional” Yet Legal Results are either “Guilty or Not Guilty” -Forensic Reform

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A pretty good interview of one of the “outsider” (i.e. non-forensic) scientists on the National Commission on Forensics that is (was) on the Trump/Session hit list for non-renewal.

He clearly speaks about the challenges to a “meeting of the minds” between the very diverse members of this now defunct forensic commission which has been derided as pointless by the guy who runs the USDOJ. His minion says they plan to be “open to all options.” Whatever that means in the lexicon of the alt-right.

Science Magazine 

More on Session’s pullback from Obama era changes to criminal justice principles.

“Sessions tapped Steven Cook, a federal prosecutor and outspoken opponent of criminal justice reform, to lead the charge as assistant deputy attorney general; he will be leading Sessions’s new Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety.”

The fox has the hen house in “Sweeping Change at DOJ Under Sessions.”

Yet this is happening in New York State:

“New York’s smart criminal justice reform sets example for Sessions to follow

But this is happening in Oklahoma and Texas:

Oklahoma criminal justice reform gets rocky reception in house commitee.

Outlook uncertain for bill to raise age for criminal responsibility.


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