Sunday, November 18, 2007

60 Minutes Evidence Of Injustice - Flawed Forensics and Wrongful Convictions.

Watch CBS 60 Minutes Sunday, at 7 p.m., for a special joint report from 60 Minutes’ Steve Kroft and the Washington Post’s John Solomon on a flawed forensic tool used to convict hundreds of defendants, dozens of whom may be innocent.
In their first joint investigation, 60 Minutes and The Washington Post on Sunday, Nov. 18, will examine the government's failure to notify defendants nationwide that they were convicted with the help of flawed forensic science or inaccurate testimony.

60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft, producer Ira Rosen and the Post's John Solomon report on scores of cases where defendants may not have received a fair trial because prosecution scientists overstated their conclusions or used faulty statistics.

What's more, none of those defendants has been informed that they may be entitled to have their cases reviewed. The results of their six-month investigation will appear Sunday, Nov. 18, in The Washington Post and on 60 Minutes, airing at 7 p.m. ET/PT. The case files and other information gathered during the joint investigation will also be posted on the
Post's Web site.

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Mike Taylor said...

I just finished reading Dennis Fritz's book, Journey Toward Justice. I highly recommend reading. This is a first hand account of one of the worst cases of injustice in American History.