The FBI engaged in a massive science-based conspiracy to alter and distort forensic evidence for over two decades, the agency has now publicly admitted.
“The Justice Department and FBI have formally acknowledged that nearly every examiner in an elite FBI forensic unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials in which they offered evidence against criminal defendants over more than a two-decade period before 2000,” reports the Washington Post in a rare moment of truth-telling.
Astonishingly, 93% of the forensic scientists in the FBI’s hair analysis unit “overstated forensic matches in ways that favored prosecutors in more than 95 percent of the 268 trials reviewed so far,” reports WashPost.
To pull this off, they used “scientific jargon” to bamboozle juries, making their evidence sound convincing even though it was entirely invalid.
As usual, this science-based fabrication of false evidence was offered by egotistical, self-assured FBI scientists who sounded convincing even though they were misleading the court with false testimony.
As The Guardian reports about one particularly disturbing trial:
At a key stage in the 1992 rape and burglary trial, an FBI agent named Wayne Oakes took the witness stand, describing himself to the jury as an expert in hair and textile fibers — as would so many of the agency’s trial witnesses, in condemning hundreds of people to long prison sentences.
Individual head or pubic hairs were distinctive, he told the court, to the extent that a well-trained specialist like himself could tell those belonging to one person from another. Oakes went on to bombard the jury with scientific jargon, referring to the medulla, the cortex and the cuticle of hair, likening the task of comparing individual strands to recognizing a specific person in a crowd.
“In 10 years, it’s extremely rare I will have known hair samples from two different people I can’t tell apart,” the self-proclaimed expert bragged.
The FBI agent’s conclusion in front of the jury was emphatic: “The hair found on the sheet exhibits all the same microscopic hair arranged in the same way as the characteristics present in the known hair from [Perrot]. I conclude that the hair was consistent with coming from the defendant,” he told the court.
That testimony, based on a single hair, was so strong, so wrapped in the certainties of science, that it wiped out all doubts and inconsistencies in the prosecution’s case — indeed, it eviscerated the presumption of innocence.
Innocent victims of the FBI’s quack science were sentenced to death
Thirty-two cases now under review involved defendants who were given the death penalty. There is little question that the FBI’s faked hair analysis “science” has resulted in people being sentenced to death who were completely innocent.
The FBI, just like Monsanto and Merck, used fabricated science that resulted in innocent people being killed.
All this only emerged after the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) investigated the matter in cooperation with the Innocence Project. A total of 342 cases were reviewed for possible problems, and of those in which hair evidence was used against defendants in trials, over 95 percent involved the FBI giving flawed or distorted testimony that isn’t supported by the facts.
As The Guardian writes:
Over the past few years, advanced understanding in the science of hair types has left hair analysis, as a forensic tool, in tatters. Today’s consensus by real experts is more straightforward than ever: there is nothing that can credibly be said, by FBI-approved analysts or anyone else, about the frequency with which particular characteristics of hair are distributed in the human population.
In other words, microscopic analysis of hair — the very analysis that put George Perrot and so many people behind bars — is virtually worthless as a method of identifying someone.”
What this means, essentially, is that virtually the entire FBI forensics team just “made $#!# up” to achieve convictions. And why wouldn’t they? After all, the FBI is the same agency that also plots its own domestic terror hoaxes, recruits people to carry them out, stops them at the last minute and then claims it’s “preventing domestic terrorism.”
FACT: The FBI runs the majority of America’s domestic terror plots
Yes, the FBI actually runs most of the terror plots in America. For the scoop on all that, check out these stories:
New York Times openly admits domestic terror plots masterminded by the FBI
FBI halts terror plot dreamed up by the FBI, then claims victory against terrorism
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FBI ‘entrapment’ tactics questioned in web of phony terror plots and paid informants
FBI intercepts its own terrorist plot against US Capitol, Pentagon
Fake terror plots and faked evidence… what else is the FBI faking?
Upon learning how the FBI faked hair analysis “science” and faked domestic terror plots in order to halt them, a reasonable person can’t help but ask the obvious question: “What else is the FBI faking?”
Is the FBI arresting and prosecuting completely innocent people who have done nothing wrong at all? Almost certainly so.
Did the FBI intentionally train its forensic scientists to lie on the witness stand in order to achieve more convictions against innocent people? Without a doubt. That has now been openly admitted in the hair analysis fiasco.
Does the FBI have the power to arrest, prosecute and even have executed a completely innocent individual? Without a doubt. They do.
On the other hand, the FBI also puts many genuinely dangerous, violent criminals behind bars. The agency also investigates and successfully prosecutes many white-collar criminals engaged in elaborate financial fraud schemes, extortion, kidnapping and so on. No one doubts the FBI achieves some important victories against real criminals, but the question must now be asked, “At what cost to the innocent?”
How many innocent people are rotting in prison today for every truly guilty person the FBI arrested and prosecuted?
And what else has the FBI gotten wrong in its forensic “science” department? If the FBI’s own top forensic scientists were gullible and arrogant enough to believe that a single strand of hair can identify a single person like a fingerprint, then they don’t sound very intelligent and “scientific” in the first place.
Do these people even know how to run and interpret genetic samples? Chemical samples? Biological samples? The competence of the entire operation must now be called into question, because if these people are so bad at science that they got the hair analysis question completely wrong, then surely they are also capable of failing in other areas of forensic analysis.
How many innocent people have been persecuted by fraudulent science?
It pains me to realize just how many innocent people have been persecuted over the years by fraudulent science. The arrogance of those pushing the certainty of “SCIENCE!” has always amazed me. Somehow, once people are trained in some small branch of science, they think they know everything.
Many people even ridiculously believe that science itself is incapable of producing errors. (They clearly don’t understand how science really works.) Members of the general public — most of whom are scientifically illiterate — can easily be hoodwinked by an arrogant, seemingly self-confident science-based bamboozler. Just look at how the media is so easily tricked into supporting toxic vaccines that provably brain damage children in alarming numbers.
Scientific arrogance is a dangerous thing in any context: the FBI, the American Medical Association, medical journals, the American Dental Association and so on. Any time someone waves the banner of science and declares they have the exclusive monopoly on knowledge that no one else is capable of understanding, check the exits and prepare to flee. They’re about to pull a fast one on you that might get you injured, killed, or even sentenced to death.
“As the scientific basis of hair analysis has crumbled, the scale of the judicial catastrophe caused by the FBI’s enthusiastic use of it for decades until about 2000 has now begun to emerge more fully,” reports The Guardian.
In a world where even the FBI fails to grasp the limits and faults of its own forensic science, no one is truly safe because the FBI simultaneously has the power to permanently take away your freedom and even have you killed by the state. The question in my mind right now is, “Why aren’t those former FBI forensic scientists being arrested and tried for committing fraud?”
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