StandDown Texas Project

The StandDown Texas Project identifies and advocates best practices in the criminal justice system. To stand down is to go off duty temporarily, especially to review safety procedures. That is what Texas needs to do with its death penalty.

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Forensic Science Under the Microscope

The Chicago Tribune has completed a five-part series examining crime forensics labs, and it's very different from the nightly entertainment on television shows.

The final article today reviews problems at the Houston Police Department Crime Lab, problems that have been running for nearly two years now with no end in sight.

To read today's article:,1,2210813.story?coll=chi-news-hed

The Tribune has done outstanding enterprise reporting on criminal justice issues including an examination of Texas' application of the death penalty in 2000, and a series on Illinois' application of the death penalty that helped lead to a moratorium in that state. To view the entire forensics series and other special reports:


At 10:40 AM, Blogger Carencro said...

I believe that if all else was done right and with good intentions, that if in Chicago, especially in Cook County, where the Hanging Chad on the Papier Voting Ballot used by Demos in Florida to Steal Votes from Republicans then with Tongue in Cheek and Lying DEceiving News Men working for Networks Owned by General Electric and Westinghouse, they deceived many Emotional Citizens by saying tehy wanted the Vote Counted inFlorida and inferred without Evidence in the Mode of The Former Communist party Bosses, they, symbollically POunded their Shoes on the Podiums before the Public and repeated the Big Lie about Jeb Bush and the Republicans Stealing the Elections by use of continual presentation of the same statement, never answering the questions, why only in Democratic Cunties, where only Democratic Voting Commissioners, could not count the vote in the same length of time as Republicans did in the Rest of Florida,

I say, they need to go to first and second Grade again and Review their rules for adding and subtracting, that is all that is used and become as proficient at counting votes as the Republican VOting COmmissioners are to make sure the votes were Counted without the confusion of the Hanging Chad, the loose Chad, the unpunched Chad and maybe practice with GIrl Friends never so used as these Voting Ballots, in order to be able to tell whether the girl has a loose chad or a hanging chad, perhaps with a little help from their friends they can like morris who sucked toes, find out what a chad hanging or a loose chad or what ever then work on Texas EXecution record, but only after making Cook COunty, Chad Loose Hanging, is not a PRoblem there where about 125,000 VOtes are thrown out every election Major instead of only 25,000 in Florida where tehy made the most noise over hanging chads while their chief assistant in Florida, mr, Daley, of CHicago Stood by Algore during his Trials and Tribulations over Hanging Chads, and LItigations, took place, also you might see if you could reduce any extra litigations after elections in Cook COunty Illinois if you have excessive litigation there after the loss of 125,000 Votes each Presidential or Senatorial Election in Cooke COunty Illinois.

Cee amen, a man, amen;nt


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