Friday, December 16, 2011

Grits for Breakfast's top 10 Texas criminal justice stories of 2011. (Almost half of them raise crucial forensic science issues! HL.)

STORY: "Biggest Texas criminal justice stories of 2011," published by Grits For Breakfast on December 15, 2011.

GIST: Four of the ten picks (an eye-catching percentage) evolve around crucial forensic issues and will be familiar to devotees of this Blog: "The Michael Morton exoneration" (Number 1!), "the Forensic Science Commission and the Wilingham denouement," "Eyewitness ID reform," and "When criminal convictions trump scientific truth."


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 found at:

Information on "The Charles Smith Blog Award"- and its nomination process - can be found at:

Harold Levy: Publisher; The Charles Smith Blog;;