Tuesday, April 24, 2018

World DNA Day: (April 25, 2018); Major Development: Innocence Project launches a special feature exploring the history of DNA and its unique role in proving innocence..."Through an interactive timeline and riveting stories of some of the first beneficiaries of DNA testing including, Gary Dotson, Kirk Bloodsworth and Paula Gray, you'll see how DNA technology has evolved in the last few decades to help restore the freedom of 356 people in the United States."

POST: "The history of DNA and its unique role in proving innocence," published by The Innocence Project on April 22, 2018.

GIST: "To commemorate World DNA Day on April 25, we've launched a special feature exploring the history of DNA and its unique role in proving innocence. In the cases of our clients Kennedy Brewer and recently deceased Levon Brooks (pictured above), who were wrongly convicted largely based on discredited bitemark testimony, DNA helped set them free and spurred an investigation into the widespread misconduct of two experts involved. The feature also introduces the way DNA exclusion is just the first step on the path toward justice through the story of our client Philip Barnett, and his brother Nathan, who were convicted of rape and murder. Although DNA excluded the brothers and matched a convicted pedophile, they are not yet exonerated of the crime."
You can explore the page here.

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Plea from Innocence Project: "Help Free the Innocent: Support DNA Testing: Using DNA testing to prove innocence is at the core of the Innocence Project’s work. Empowered with the unequivocal proof of innocence provided by DNA technology, we have litigated hundreds of cases, leading to the exoneration and freedom of more than 180 people through DNA testing. Donate today — Your gift will be matched dollar for dollar and 100% will pay for DNA tests for our clients seeking to prove their innocence. Thank you for your commitment to justice. (Make donation from the following link);

PUBLISHER'S NOTE: I am monitoring this case/issue. Keep your eye on the Charles Smith Blog for reports on developments. 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: http://www.thestar.com/topic/charlessmith. Information on "The Charles Smith Blog Award"- and its nomination process - can be found at: http://smithforensic.blogspot.com/2011/05/charles-smith-blog-award-nominations.html Please send any comments or information on other cases and issues of interest to the readers of this blog to: hlevy15@gmail.com. Harold Levy; Publisher; The Charles Smith Blog.