Another glimpse at how the Fed ignores scientific proofs – Arson and the ATF

Image of a chemical fire being tested in a lab

Here is a long-standing federal agency, Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, basking in their scientifically outdated historical about arson caused fires. They use a “process of elimination” theory of criminal actions. Others call it old fashioned and biased.

http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Experts-cast-doubt-on-ATF-s-arson-finding-in-West-11725989.php

One must realize that ATF provides training modules for international. state and local law enforcement and prosecutors. All of this is reminiscent of the FBI’s hair matching bunch disseminated their scientifically rejected methods for decades. Here’s some links.

https://www.atf.gov/careers/arson-explosives-training-programs

https://www.atf.gov/arson/atf-certified-fire-investigator-school

https://www.atf.gov/careers/learning-and-training

https://www.atf.gov/news/pr/atf-conduct-international-fire-and-explosive-training

https://www.atf.gov/explosives/accelerant-and-explosives-detection-canines

https://www.atf.gov/resource-center/fact-sheet/fact-sheet-national-center-explosives-training-and-research

About csidds

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