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    MALKIN: The Crisis In America's Crime Labs

    Costly errors and gross misconduct will continue as long as politicized prosecutors operate with a "win at all costs" agenda and stubbornly refuse to admit their failures. Dark history seems to repeating itself at the Oklahoma City Police Department, home of the late forensic faker Joyce Gilchrist. Known as "Black Magic," Gilchrist conjured mountains of phony DNA evidence out of whole cloth in collaboration with an out-of-control district attorney over two ruinous decades.

    Gilchrist, whose tainted testimony sent 11 inmates to their deaths, passed away two years ago unpunished and unrepentant.

    Now, nearly a quarter-century after Gilchrist's misconduct was first exposed, Oklahoma City has been rocked by secret hearings held two weeks ago in the case of former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw. He was convicted in 2015 on multiple sexual assaults after being railroaded by incompetent and biased police detectives and a DA's office more concerned about appeasing the social justice mob than seeking the truth.

    My investigation of Holtzclaw's case helped publicize the flawed, sloppy testimony by OCPD crime lab analyst Elaine Taylor and assistant district attorney Gayland Gieger, who misled jurors with false assertions about trace skin cell DNA tied to one accuser found on Holtzclaw's pants — the only indirect forensic evidence in the case. One of the key attendees at the secret hearings last month was Taylor's OCPD crime lab supervisor, Campbell Ruddock.

    Taylor and Gieger failed to fully inform the jury of unknown male DNA found on Holtzclaw's pants, as well as DNA mixtures from multiple unknown female and male contributors, which clearly supported the hypothesis of innocent, nonsexual DNA indirect transfer. But Gieger baselessly claimed the DNA came from vaginal fluid (when Taylor conducted no such confirmatory tests for body fluids nor used an alternate light source). Gieger recklessly yoked the phony DNA "smoking gun" in one accuser's case to all of the accusers' allegations. At least two jurors publicly stated after trial that the shoddy DNA evidence persuaded them of Holtzclaw's collective guilt.

    MALKIN: The Crisis In America's Crime Labs
    Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
    - Robert J. Hanlon.

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    Costly errors and gross misconduct will continue as long as politicized prosecutors operate with a "win at all costs" agenda and stubbornly refuse to admit their failures. Dark history seems to repeating itself at the Oklahoma City Police Department, home of the late forensic faker Joyce Gilchrist. Known as "Black Magic," Gilchrist conjured mountains of phony DNA evidence out of whole cloth in collaboration with an out-of-control district attorney over two ruinous decades.

    Gilchrist, whose tainted testimony sent 11 inmates to their deaths, passed away two years ago unpunished and unrepentant.

    Now, nearly a quarter-century after Gilchrist's misconduct was first exposed, Oklahoma City has been rocked by secret hearings held two weeks ago in the case of former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw. He was convicted in 2015 on multiple sexual assaults after being railroaded by incompetent and biased police detectives and a DA's office more concerned about appeasing the social justice mob than seeking the truth.

    My investigation of Holtzclaw's case helped publicize the flawed, sloppy testimony by OCPD crime lab analyst Elaine Taylor and assistant district attorney Gayland Gieger, who misled jurors with false assertions about trace skin cell DNA tied to one accuser found on Holtzclaw's pants — the only indirect forensic evidence in the case. One of the key attendees at the secret hearings last month was Taylor's OCPD crime lab supervisor, Campbell Ruddock.

    Taylor and Gieger failed to fully inform the jury of unknown male DNA found on Holtzclaw's pants, as well as DNA mixtures from multiple unknown female and male contributors, which clearly supported the hypothesis of innocent, nonsexual DNA indirect transfer. But Gieger baselessly claimed the DNA came from vaginal fluid (when Taylor conducted no such confirmatory tests for body fluids nor used an alternate light source). Gieger recklessly yoked the phony DNA "smoking gun" in one accuser's case to all of the accusers' allegations. At least two jurors publicly stated after trial that the shoddy DNA evidence persuaded them of Holtzclaw's collective guilt.

    MALKIN: The Crisis In America's Crime Labs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freefaller View Post
    I do not mean to be disrespectful, but do you have a life? Do you ever leave your basement?
    #### Off And Die

    I am not living in a basement ... I am in the office at work, it has been a slow week .
    Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
    - Robert J. Hanlon.

    “There is a deeply anti-democratic undercurrent to much of the criticism of the new president, borne aloft by an assumption that democracy is too important to be left to the voters.”

    And if a statue can oppress you, then I submit that you have greater issues. - A West.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GURPS View Post
    #### Off And Die

    I am not living in a basement ... I am in the office at work, it has been a slow week .

    Sappy must be getting ready to abandon his current ID.
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