How accurate is "crime scene" evidence? How much can you trust a "scientist" to tell the whole truth if your freedom is on the line? 80%? 40%? Try 8%!

"FBI admits forensic experts gave flawed evidence in death row convictions
"Scientists overstated forensic hair matches in nearly all trials before 2000 including prisoners sentenced to death

"Hundreds of convicted criminals - some sentenced to death - could be released after the FBI admitted that nearly every forensic examiner in one of their elite units purposely gave flawed evidence.

"Of the team's 28 experts in the bureau's Laboratory's microscopic hair comparison unit only two were found to have given truthful testimony.

"The other 26 provided evidence that overstated forensic matches in more than 95 per cent of criminal cases in the 1980s and 1990s to favour the FBI’s case.

"The scandal was uncovered by the National Association of Criminal Defence Lawyers (NACDL) and the Innocence Project, who are assisting the government with the country’s largest post-conviction review of questioned forensic evidence.

"The flawed evidence led to 32 defendants being sentenced to death, 14 of which have since been executed.

Read the full story at: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-n...s-gave-5549983