Forensics for Justice
Organized by: Rich Tewes
Justice. Fair and equal representation. Challenge the governments experts testimony when they are not following universally accepted forensic practices. Forensic resources are usually only available to law enforcement and are primarily used to support their cases. The scale of justice is grossly unbalanced here and needs to be corrected. If the prosecutions analysis is wrong usually no one will know or understand the process enough to correct that the faulty forensic determination, and this will likely make the difference in a trial. A Jury hearing only the side of the Forensic Expert has been conditioned to believe their testimony is accurate and reliable even when it is not. The new trump card in the criminal justice system is "Forensics" and it is being abused. We are an independent forensic research and consulting company who addresses these cases every day. We see widespread abuse of underqualified experts giving damaging testimony even after they have been proven wrong. There is rarely any official held accountable for this practice even when they have been proven wrong. Some case are influenced by pressure, career advancement, lack of knowledge even social acceptance. Some cases are misinterpreted by accident due to lack of training and knowledge and worst is when it is done intentionally, which is another troubling aspect that takes years to correct and is not always discovered.
A weekly viewing of the true crime entertainment usually has forensics making the case. The programs that investigate wrongfully convicted are not aired as frequently. The magnitude of the problem is not known. I suspect it may be deeper than anyone would want to acknowledge and yet we should never allow this injustice to happen even once.
The funding we are seeking will go directly to review and address the cases we receive where there is evidence that has been misinterpreted for any reason. We will rework the evidence though additional exams or new techniques and report or testify to our findings. We receive case review request from individuals, family and attorneys on a regular basis and will take additional cases as funding supports.