Right now, the climate change doubters and deniers have the momentum. That will change over time, partly because it always does and partly because there are some facts over which there can be no doubt.
|By: John Terzano Friday October 9, 2009 6:09 am|
Last week, Texas Governor Rick Perry removed three members from the Texas Forensic Science Commission. In the middle of the subsequent media firestorm, and with competing agendas in play, it is easy to lose sight of why the Texas Forensic Science Commission and its investigations are so important.
|By: John Terzano Tuesday August 11, 2009 7:50 am|
Another innocent man is free in Texas. Ernest Sonnier was released from custody on Friday after DNA testing implicated two different men in the 1986 rape for which Sonnier was convicted.The release of Ernest Sonnier is just the latest case that highlights the ongoing problem of wrongful convictions in Texas.
|By: John Terzano Tuesday June 23, 2009 9:11 am|
George Rodriguez is seeking justice. In 2004, DNA testing exonerated Rodriguez for the 1987 abduction and sexual assault he had been convicted of seventeen years earlier. During his trial, a Houston Police forensic analyst testified that biological evidence pointed to Rodriguez’s guilt; it was later discovered that the analyst lied. Forensic science is not flawless, and its use in the criminal justice system is in great need of reform. To ensure a more fair and accurate criminal justice system, it is critical to improve the reliability, objectivity, and independence of forensic analysis and forensic expert testimony in criminal investigations and trials.