Brickbat: Thumb on the Scale

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The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has suspended all blood-alcohol testing, and officials say they plan to randomly retest 800 samples in DUI cases. All currently untested samples will be sent to an independent lab for testing. The moves come after an internal audit found that employees of the state lab that did blood-alcohol testing were not adequately trained, that the lab did not have sufficient staff, that samples were not securely stored and that the lab's supervisor was biased for the prosecution. The audit was completed in March but not released until June.

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  1. the lab’s supervisor was biased for the prosecution.

    You say bug, they say feature

  2. Also, the staff was usually drunk when they did the tests. Also, the lab was really just the men’s room of a local Applebee’s. Also, the technicians were really just shaved chimpanzees in lab coats. Also, the samples were actually flat Mountain Dew with a splash of vodka.

  3. This makes a lot of sense dude.

    http://www.Privacy-Planet.com

  4. I’m shocked?shocked!?to find gambling going on in here.

  5. Mr. Oliver was apparently too drunk to add alt-text.

    1. Or working links.

      This place was a lot better before Sugarfree became the Editor in Chief.

      1. I never thought to click on the links, since I figured they were only to 24/7 anyway.

  6. employees of the state lab that did blood-alcohol testing were not adequately trained, that the lab did not have sufficient staff, that samples were not securely stored and that the lab’s supervisor was biased for the prosecution.

    Other than *that*, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like your test?

  7. Of course they will get the Cannabis testing right the first time, no reason to worry.

  8. It’s the Rethuglicans fault! This whole issue boils down to lack of funding. If the Republican’ts would get out of the way all the government’s agencies would have the funding they needed and this stuff wouldn’t happen.

    Ahhh, I’m not very good at getting in the mindset of progressives.

  9. the lab’s supervisor was biased for the prosecution.

    No kidding.

    It’s almost as if they see their primary function as putting as many people as possible in jail.

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