Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Bulletin: Significant Development: 'The Syndrome'. This powerful, revealing, timely documentary, which sends out the important message that 'shaking baby syndrome' does not even exist - is to be screened Wednesday (March 3, 2016) at a 'Flawed Forensics and innocence' symposium sponsored by the West Virginia Law Review

PUBLISHER'S NOTE: Inclusion of this important documentary speaks loudly of the credibility that "The Syndrome' has mustered. The medical establishment  has done its best  to silence critics of the hollow 'shaken baby syndrome doctrine." Filmmaker Meryl Goldsmith's production 'The Syndrome' will go a long way towards countering the propoganda and ignorance - and towards  minimizing  the risk that more and more  innocent people will be dragged into the criminal courts because of a scientifically untenable medical myth.' The Syndrome's website tells us:  "Audrey Edmunds, mother of three, spent 11 years in prison for killing a baby she never harmed. And she is not alone. What happens when widely held beliefs based on junk science lead to the convictions of innocent people? The Syndrome is an explosive documentary following the crusade of a group of doctors, scientists, and legal scholars who have uncovered that “Shaken Baby Syndrome,” a child abuse theory responsible for hundreds of prosecutions each year in the US, is not scientifically valid. In fact, they say, it does not even exist. Filmmaker Meryl Goldsmith teams with Award-winning investigative reporter Susan Goldsmith to document the unimaginable nightmare for those accused and shine a light on the men and women dedicating their lives to defending the prosecuted and freeing the convicted. The Syndrome uncovers the origins of the myth of “Shaken Baby Syndrome.” It unflinchingly identifies those who have built careers and profited from this theory along with revealing their shocking pasts. Shaken baby proponents are determined to silence their critics while an unthinkable number of lives are ruined." I would love to be at the two-day symposium as there are topics of strong interest to this blog, such as: 'The science of forensic science: 'Use and abuse in courtroom,' 'Crime labs,  the FBI, and federal oversight of forensics' and 'Fixing forensics: Why its urgent, and how we do it.' More grist for our mill.

Harold Levy: Publisher; The Charles Smith Blog;