Tag Archives: forensics

Status Update

A Mississippi Supreme Court letter last month confirmed that Willie Manning’s lawyers were trying to proceed with DNA testing on hair from his remaining case. The December letter requests a status update: “The last status update in the above case, as … Continue reading

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Jim Hood: undermining the rights of criminal defendants

It seems that while Willie Manning has been languishing in his cell, the Attorney General, Jim Hood, has been busy harassing experienced capital defense lawyers in Mississippi. Radley Balko relates that Hood has found a way to do this by using … Continue reading

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DNA Tests: Errors Can Occur

In recent years we have come to think of DNA testing as a ‘gold standard’ that can convict or exonerate. But forensics experts urge caution. William Thompson declares:  “DNA tests are not now and have never been infallible.  Errors in … Continue reading

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FBI Hair Analysis: Favoring the Prosecution

‘Flawed Forensics’, episode 3 of the Al Jazeera America series, ‘The System’, is about what is termed ‘an FBI scandal of manipulated forensic evidence that may have led to thousands of wrongful convictions over the past three decades’. We hear from … Continue reading

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Al Jazeera: Program due June 1

A new TV program featuring Willie Jerome Manning is scheduled to be broadcast on Sunday June 1 2014 (USA times: 9E/6P). The program is an episode in the Al Jazeera America series, The System, which sets out to examine the state … Continue reading

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