Remember Judge Ito in the O. J. Simpson trial? Do you remember that Judge Ito accommodated the D. A. over and over until we came to the gloves if “If they don’t fit you must acquit”. I have wondered if that might be the case in the cans of odor, what if those are opened for the jury and there is no smell?
Now this morning we find that Arpad Vass, PhD, Oak Ridge, (The body farm research facility), on the stand all day yesterday had via trusting the D. A. identified the WRONG can. Not to mention that the body farm is a research facility NOT a forensic laboratory, thus they don’t follow the strict protocol that is in required in criminal cases. This evidence has never been allowed in any court, state or federal since the research facility since it’s creation in 1981. The question is why?
The FBI witness on the one band of hair had a death band on it, again many consider that “junk science”; why? Because it is not reliable and recent studies have confirmed that as late as 2010. I agree there is a first time for any new technique, like DNA to be allowed in court. But in the Casey Anthony case why are we getting so much of never introduced techniques? I mean really the FBI does not even use the hair analysis in federal court and they pay for that research. The body firm is RESEARCH, like going out with a divining rod, made out of a coat hanger to hunt for dead bodies among other new techniques or would that be old techniques.
Why does the D. A. need these many unproven, uncontrolled in chain of evidence new “science” in this case? One might argue they decided Casey Anthony was guilty and have then recreated the evidence to prove that. Nothing wrong with that unless as some believe this was an accident then covered up and not premeditated murder. If the D. A. had DNA, and/or other hard and fast evidence we would not have to take this trip through old science that other courts have found not reliable. If Texas the king of death penalty cases, does not take it and no other state takes it after 20 years, why is there so much of it in one case? I can see one new science introduced, but all of this new “science”, it might be “overkill”, and if so could backfire in my opinion.
What are your thoughts, why are we taking infotainment as the gospel on this case every night; well not here in our home but Nancy Grace’s show has shot off of the charts because she creates the perfect environment of hate and prejudice. Let’s don’t even get into Geraldo Rivera who has been there every day.
What are your thoughts in the area of junk science? Can someone tell me who went back and got the garbage at the tow yard and how did that prove up that chain of evidence? I am worried about our legal system when almost everyone in the U. S. has had access to so many document dumps by any state in what appears to me to be a clear cut attempt to not only tamper a jury pool but to make Casey Anthony the most hated mother in our country.
In case you don’t have it, here is the State’s witness list and when they were added and what they are going to testify about. Florida State Witness List in Florida vs. Casey Anthony (1514)
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June 7, 2011
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