Trusting the FBI - oh, swell.
"The bombshell came at the most inopportune time.
An FBI special agent was testifying in the government's high-profile terrorism trial against Omar Abdel Rahman, the "blind sheik" suspected of plotting the first attack on the World Trade Center.
Frederic Whitehurst, a chemist and lawyer who worked in the FBI's crime lab, testified that he was told by his superiors to ignore findings that did not support the prosecution's theory of the bombing.
"There was a great deal of pressure put upon me to bias my interpretation," Whitehurst said in U.S. District Court in New York in 1995.
Even before the Internet, Whitehurst's extraordinary claim went viral. It turned out he had written or passed along scores of memos over the years warning of a lack of impartiality and scientific standards at the famed lab that did the forensic work after the World Trade Center attack and in other cases.
With the FBI under fire for its handling of the 1993 trade center attack, the Oklahoma City bombing and the O.J. Simpson murder case, officials had to act.
After the Justice Department's inspector general began a review of Whitehurst's claims, Attorney General Janet Reno and FBI Director Louis J. Freeh decided to launch a task force to dig through thousands of cases involving discredited agents, to ensure that "no defendant's right to a fair trial was jeopardized," as one FBI official promised at a congressional hearing. snip" end quote
This is the lead to a several page investigative report in yesterday's Washington Post, and goes on to expose the FBI of seriously messing up / making up / slanting their forensic reports on all kinds of crimes.
And how they send some incoherent form to people in prison, years later, which would at a minimum allow them a new trial.
Scoot over on the bench, Iran, we can fake evidence too.
Here is a link that might be useful: link