Monday, October 18, 2010


PUBLISHER'S NOTE: Susan Chandler is a feisty fellow Bloggist who has been pushing valiantly for FBI investigation of corruption in the State of Florida - including the State's stubborn refusal to conduct an independent probe of wrongful convictions occasioned through misguided, junk-science dog-scent related wrongful convictions. As she puts it on her Web-site:

"The army of attorneys know that federal legislation can make those immunities go away; they know that the FBI is mandated to investigate public corruption that affects trial outcomes, with the DOJ prosecuting.

But the Innocence Industry didn’t ask Congress for legislation to get rid of immunities, and they didn’t ask the FBI for investigations of the pockets of corruption revealed by exonerations.

The press should be asking the Innocence Industry – point blank – if they’re more interested in self-perpetuation than justice. Instead, a few puzzled activists are asking. And we’re asking the press why they wouldn’t ask the obvious question. It’s a war of words, thank goodness; I’m too physically damaged for much else. And thankfully, there are words available that are far more compelling than mine …

“Democracies die behind closed doors. The First Amendment, through a free press, protects the people’s right to know that their government acts fairly, lawfully, and accurately.” Judge Damon Keith, U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.


Ms. Chandler's hard-hitting Blog can now be found at:


PUBLISHER'S NOTE: The Toronto Star, my previous employer for more than twenty incredible years, has put considerable effort into exposing the harm caused by Dr. Charles Smith and his protectors - and into pushing for reform of Ontario's forensic pediatric pathology system. The Star has a "topic" section which focuses on recent stories related to Dr. Charles Smith. It can be accessed at:

For a breakdown of some of the cases, issues and controversies this Blog is currently following, please turn to:

Harold Levy: Publisher; The Charles Smith Blog;;