Originally published July 20 2015
FBI's hair analysis rubber-stamping that imprisons thousands resembles CDC's unsubstantiated declarations of vaccine "safety"
by Jonathan Benson, staff writer
(NaturalNews) Hundreds, and potentially thousands, of people across the U.S. are currently serving prison terms -- some have even been administered the death penalty -- due to a now-debunked forensic tool long employed by the FBI that in recent years has proven to be patently inaccurate. Just like the CDC's baseless declarations about the "safety and effectiveness" of vaccines, the FBI convicted innocent people of crimes using gobbledygook pseudoscience with no legitimate backing for many years -- and a full recompense of justice for those falsely incriminated has yet to come to fruition.
The junk science forensic tool is known as hair analysis, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation swore by it as a foolproof method of identifying perpetrators of violence in the absence of blood, semen, sweat or other DNA-containing evidence. For example, 47-year-old George Perrot of Massachusetts was falsely convicted of raping a 78-year-old woman back in 1985 based on false testimony from an FBI agent who claimed at the time that a single hair found at the crime scene belonged to Perrot.
As convincing as FBI agent Wayne Oakes' testimony sounded to the jury -- Oakes made all sorts of wild claims about his own self-perceived expertise in hair analysis methods -- it couldn't actually be proven that Perrot had committed the crime. In fact, the victim herself testified before the jury that Perrot looked nothing like her attacker -- Perrot had long hair, a mustache, and a goatee, while the attacker had short hair and was clean shaven.
Nevertheless, the jury was convinced by what Oakes had to say about things like the medulla, the cortex, and the cuticle of the hair he supposedly found at the crime scene that allegedly belonged to Perrot. Oakes held a high position of authority at the FBI, so the jury probably just assumed that his analysis was correct and that Perrot was guilty. But he wasn't.
CDC data links vaccines to childhood disease and death, but agency still pushes quack jabs as "safe and effective" It wasn't until 2013, nearly 30 years later, that the FBI finally came to terms with the fact that so-called "hair comparison evidence," which had already been used in hundreds of criminal cases nationwide and had also been taught by FBI agents to state-based detectives, was absolute bunk. The FBI determined, among other things, that microscopic hair analysis could not scientifically distinguish one individual to the exclusion of all others.
This admission has not led to Perrot's release, nor has it helped the hundreds or thousands of others falsely convicted who are now serving lengthy prison terms as a result of this false forensic tool. It remains to be seen whether or not groups like the Innocence Project and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers will succeed in getting these innocent people released and holding the FBI responsible for ruining countless people's lives.
Sadly, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's unwavering endorsement of vaccines as being safe and effective for every child, despite a complete lack of definitive proof that this is true, is leading to similar outcomes for our nation's youth. Even though not a single independent study has ever proven vaccines to be safe and effective, while several studies have indicted vaccines for causing autism and other diseases, the CDC continues to push vaccines on children, succumbing many of them to a lifetime of chronic illness that may or may not be curable.
"The CDC has boldly denied that there is any evidence supporting a causal link between vaccines and infant death, despite the fact that their own webpage on the topic acknowledges that 'From 2 to 4 months old, babies begin their primary course of vaccinations," writes Sayer Ji for GreenMedInfo about the CDC's doublespeak and denial on the issue of vaccine safety. "This is also the peak age for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)."
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