Thursday, September 22, 2016

Texas.......PCAST (Part 5)... (President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology)...Houston Press reports that "Texas Is ahead of the feds when It comes to forensic science in courtrooms."... " "Texas has been really ahead of the curve in understanding that much of the pattern forensic evidence may be flawed," said William Press, vice chair of the council and a computer science and integrative biology professor at the University of Texas. "Texas is in a better position than most states to take the necessary steps to bring science into forensic science, and to make sure that we convict the right people." The science and technology council's findings particularly line up with those of the forensic science commission on bite mark analysis, hair analysis and complex DNA mixture analysis."...Reporter Meagan Flynn; Houston Press;

COUNTDOWN: 14 days to Wrongful Conviction Day: (Thursday October 6, 2016);

STORY: "Texas Is Ahead of the Feds When It Comes to Forensic Science in Courtrooms," by reporter Meagan Flynn, published by The Houston Press on September 21, 2016

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