A. Barton Hinkle on How the FBI Helped Prosecutors Railroad Criminal Defendants


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The FBI has now admitted that nearly every forensic examiner in a unit dedicated to microscopic hair analysis provided flawed testimony in hundreds of cases. And 95 percent of the time, they did so in a manner helpful to the prosecution. As A. Barton Hinkle observes, this could prove to be one of the most damaging foul-ups in the FBI's long, checkered history.