Forensics: Over a million forensic hair cases need to be reviewed in Virgina

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This story reveals that the obstacles and reluctance to review convictions aided by junk sciences can be overcome. State by state. Too bad the bitemarker bunch (http://www.abfo.org ) refuse to make good their promises to do this in Texas. A real bunch of AHs.

Onto Virginia:

“The problem with such a review is that there are about a million case files in the archives from between 1973 and 1994 that need to be digitized and searched. The cases already digitized also need to be scrutinized.

Record keeping involving case transcripts is not uniform in Virginia, meaning in some instances, the written records of examiners’ courtroom testimonies may have already been destroyed or filed away in hard-to-retrieve places.”

https://www.dailypress.com/news/opinion/editorials/dp-edt-dna-evidence-1125-story.html

About csidds

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