Reasonable doubt: N.C. says 900 convictions based on bad evidence

Last week, the FBI admitted it had overstated the reliability of hair analysis in virtually every case where hair evidence was presented, including 36 cases where defendants were sentenced to death.

Buried in a Charlotte Observer editorial was a surprising admission: the NC Center on Actual Innocence is reexamining 900 convictions in which the State Bureau of Investigation may have used improper forensic evidence.

These revelations yet again show us that we simply don’t know how many innocent people remain in prison or on death row in NC.

So why then is the legislature moving towards restarting executions by removing the safeguard of physician participation in executions?




Because they're all so pro-lifey and stuff.