SEX CASE EVIDENCE - The
testimony on Myron T Scholberg FBI,
invoked the certainties of science to guide a Jury and the ruse did its job: the verdict came in
guilty - sending Kirk Odom to jail for 22 years on bogus hair evidence. On the basis of
a single hair Kirk Odom was to spend the next 22 years in prison and a further nine living the half-life of a paroled sex offender.
The trouble is that Scholberg’s testimony wasn’t scientific, and it wasn’t true. Fast forward to 2009, by which time Odom had spent 28 years in prison and on parole. In that year the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences
(NRCNAS) released a landmark report into the practice of forensic analysis in the US. The
NRCNAS report pointed out a basic problem with the idea that you can compare two hair samples and produce a positive match. No statistics
exist that map the distribution of hair properties in the general population, and that renders it impossible to make any meaningful calculations about the probabilities of a particular hair type being found. As a result, “all analyst testimony … stating that a crime scene hair was ‘highly likely’ to have come, ‘very probably’ came, or did come from the defendant violates the basic scientific criterion that expressions of probability must be supported by data”.
To put that in plain English, Scholberg’s statement to the jury at the Odom trial – that the match he had found between the defendant’s and the rapist’s hair was a “very rare phenomenon” – was complete fantasy.
The FBI’s 1977 pamphlet Microscopy of Hair: A Practical Guide and Manual.
The assumption running through its 53 pages is that with the help of a microscope a skilled examiner can positively match two hairs to the same person with a high probability of
accuracy. Clarence Kelley, then director of the FBI, wrote a starry-eyed foreword to the manual in which he expressed his hope that it would promote “maximum use of physical evidence in our criminal justice system of America”.
At its peak the microscopic analysis unit in Washington had 11 special agents devoted entirely to hair comparisons, working on up to 2,000 cases a year and testifying 250 times annually. Between 1972 and 1999, the unit produced at least 2,500 positive hair matches that were used in criminal cases, and tens of thousands more may have resulted from FBI
“so-called experts” training detectives to use the technique in states across the country.
In April 2015, Spencer Hsu of the Washington Post
reported that the FBI and the US justice department formally acknowledged that it had given flawed testimony in almost all the criminal trials in which its agents were involved. Those cases included 32 that put defendants on death row – nine of whom have already been executed.
SEX CASE EVIDENCE SIMILARITIES - Substitute Myron Scholberg for
Melanie Liebenberg and anatomical evidence, rather than the
matching of a hair
- Mr Odom's conviction was obtained using the same methods used in the UK
by the CPS.
The CPS knowingly called out of date medical evidence to seal a
wrongful conviction, the FBI used outdated anatomical evidence.
It's time the UK did the needed research to not only convict those guilty of
offences based on scientific data rather than fantasy opinion, but also to
protect those falsely accused of crimes. Ref: Extracts from a Guardian
article by Ed Pilkington
A SENSIBLE POLITICAL PARTY WITH THE GUTS TO CLAMP DOWN ON
FINANCIAL SLAVERY - Average house prices in London are now far beyond even bankers and others on £100,000-a-year
salaries. An average flat in north-west London costs over £900,000. Who let this happen and, more important, who is going to do anything about this ludicrous situation?
Not the Tories. Their Brandon Lewis (Conservative housing
minister) talks about “affordable” flats in the same breath
as “a stealth tax”. The mansion tax from Labour might have some impact on prices at the top end, but even a complete revision in council tax will not affect these
prices. At the moment London and now the counties, is a safe haven for
mostly ill-gotten gains and funny money, rich Greeks included.
Land for building should now be for affordable
housing only. It's the only way to burst
the slavery bubble.
- As soon as you are 18, why not vote
Emancipation. You will need to find a party with a manifesto that
radically revises current planning practices. It will be a kind of
economic revolution that the current slave traders (landlords and
bankers) will react to with more more brown envelopes slipped
into party funds. The ruling elite will not want their boats rocked.
Challenge is happening in Greece
at the moment where the young are voting out the corrupt
establishment, for change to a fairer society. The radical
left-wing party Syriza won the general elections in January 2015
in Greece with
nearly 36 percent of the vote. Unshackle yourself and your
children - why don't you.
you believe the state of our economies?
NEW YEAR MESSAGE 2014 - THE UK ECONOMY
country is now in debt to the tune of £1.337 trillion pounds. That
is 91% of our Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and the debt is
increasing by £121 billion pounds every year. That is £2.3
billion pounds a week that we are getting deeper into the mire.
Why do you suppose this has happened? It's simple maths. Let's
start at local level: In the Wealden district around Hailsham
between 1998-1999 around 10 cases of abusing the citizens rights
were costing the taxpayers upwards of £100,000 a year. One case
by 2001 and is still unresolved in 2014.
us stay with just 10 cases we know of in 1998, which totals a cool £1million. We
believe that just about all council planning
departments were operating the same discriminatory practices
country-wide. Now let us multiply the Hailsham area by the number
of councils in England & Wales: 455 x £1m = £455m. Then let's multiply that by the years from 1999 to 2013 = £6.37
billion. That's a lot of money down the drain. And this is just
corrupt planning departments. Imagine what else is lurking in
other departments, social services and the like?
gets worse. All the while those councils were working to prevent
lawful development, they were stopping houses, etc, being used
that were needed. Remember the housing shortage? Yup, that is all
down to councils trying to keep development in the hands of
their chums and at premium rates. Chums are called 'favoured
developers.' Favoured developers hand out sweeteners to planning
officers, councillors and the like to keep their consents
usually for unsustainable
developments = high price houses. The
national debt is proof of practices that are unsustainable.
It is up to council chief executives to prevent corruption, but
they are at the top of the pile, more than likely orchestrating
cover ups, etc.
order to keep house prices artificially high, it is necessary to
abuse the rights of the ordinary citizen to develop land for
himself. That is the hidden agenda that is ruining our country
and making financial slaves of most of us.
is worse, is that the experts predict a national debt of 99% of
GDP within four years if we continue to allow corrupt
officials to live off the fat of the land. Please note that
several websites give different GDP and debt figures.
solution is to stop paying council officials high salaries
(including gov ministers & NHS consultants). Rotate staff and perhaps consider
hour contracts for all. That would give us a level playing
field, lower wage bills and pay for performance. No more fat
bums on chairs for doing nothing but obfuscate and procrastinate. Rotating
staff with audits on planning consents, cross linked with
enforcement, would show us where policies are not being applied
consistently. I.e. where the favours are being handed out, to
who by whom. And lastly, fines for councils who do not conform
to government dictums.
all this amounts to is an appalling lack of understanding of
administration across the land, or rather a "blind
eye" policy, so long as the MPs are nice and comfy and the
public don't realise what is going on. The corruption appears to
be cross party, by which we mean that each successive government
has failed to tackle the grass roots issues.
& INJUSTICES - NOBLE CAUSE CORRUPTION
costs a fortune to keep a prisoner, though it costs virtually
nothing to convict a person, provided that the Police do not
spend time on investigating the crime scene. Legal Aid is capped
at £1,500 no matter what type of case or the complexity of the
trial. For example, a simple burglary trial could be concluded
in one day, with preparations and pleas also taking one day. In
which case the £1500 fee would cover that type of
let's look at a complex case involving historical sex
allegations. There will be umpteen witness statements to
collect, forensic analysis of computers, medical reports - the
same for the defence. Do you thing £1500 will cover that? Of
course not, and that is the inequality of the system, where a
defendant in such a case will not get proper representation. In
addition, in the burglary case, the defendant is deemed innocent
until proven guilty, whereas, in the sex case he/she is deemed
guilty. The burden of proof shifts to the defence, and on £1500
that is hardly fair - and that is why the state are virtually
guaranteed a guilty verdict. And, that is why Lord Denning and
other high ranking persons in the British Justice system say:
"It is better that some innocent men remain in jail that
the integrity of the English judicial system be impugned."
What he really means is with the loaded dice, he knows that he
will be convicting a significant number of innocent men. And, we
have not even taken a peek at the fit-up angle. That's all very
well Lord Denning, but what about Article 6; the right
to a fair trial? Those wrongly convicted take years to get
their names cleared, in the process their lives are ruined - and
even with their convictions overturned, many people will still
not believe that they were innocent. How does the state
compensate for that? Surely that is degrading
treatment! is it any wonder the the prison population is
exploding - and we know what that means. Yup, more state
IS ABOUT FUNDING A DECENT DEFENCE
who cannot afford a full and proper defence will more than likely be
convicted. Legal Aid lawyers get so little money to defend a case that
the defence they mount is almost non-existent. The result is that the
CPS, who have unlimited funding, will trounce the defence - and it does
not matter if the defendant is innocent or guilty. Changes in the law in
England were designed to disadvantage any person accused of a sexual
case of Nigel Evans is yet another case that demonstrates that where a
person is able to fund a case privately, he or she is more likely to be acquitted.
Click on Mr Evan's picture to read more on the inequalities in the English
law enforcement agencies are among the worst offenders. Fitting
up targeted members of the public, by crafting evidence to
obtain a conviction. See "The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets
RIGHTS DEMOLITION CASE - Telford
& Wrekin Council Leader Kuldip Singh Sahota (left) and Richard
Partington, MD (right) on £137,000 salary?
That's no joke - they're paid a lot to be bullies!
council fought an appeal on a previous application which they
lost, but it appears that since losing that particular fight
they have continued to thwart efforts to get that permission
implemented, via their planning dirty tricks dept. We wonder what the
secret agenda is? This led to a 2nd application from the
frustrated applicants and that is where the plot thickens. It
appears that the Planning Inspectorate may have been duped on
the 2nd case as to vital information on plans relating to ground
heights. It reminds us of Wealden
District Council and the famous land drainage case where that
council were on paper trying to prove water flowed uphill. We
are following this case with interest and invite comments from
McAlpine V Sally Bercow -
problem with allegations, especially sexual allegations, is that
once a mistake is made, everyone and their dog believe that it's
okay to put the boot in. This case (or series of cases) may make
those jumping on any band-wagon that is going, sit up and think
statistics for false allegations is quite a surprise, a fact
that juries should be made aware of when trying to decide to
convict a man - where there is no direct evidence to link a
person to a claim. It should be eye witness or DNA proof that
is required (beyond reasonable doubt) - rather than circumstantial evidence - which can be
manipulated by a man or woman with a grudge. The most common of
which is being jilted: Bunny Boilers.
San Suu Kyi is now free and making a difference in her homeland,
thanks to support from the nations that care about Human Rights.
Winner of a deserved Nobel Peace Prize.
for QUESTIONS - Not
again? Yes, we're afraid so. From the latest reports it seems that there is always a
minister prepared to use his position of trust for personal
gain. A joint investigation by The Telegraph and the
BBC Panorama programme has exposed how an MP and peer were prepared to lobby Parliament in exchange for payments. The affair carried echoes of the scandal which dogged John Major’s administration in the Nineties. Under the proposed new laws, it is expected that only lobbyists who agree to regulations and sign up to a new register will be allowed to “lobby” politicians.
are many new challenges facing us as we head into a fast food, junk
mail, super heated world with super heated economies and warring
factions (at different levels of hostility) in many countries. And it
will get worse as the world population increases - until finally the
planet can take no more. Then there will be famine on a global scale,
cannibalism and world war III. Let us hope it never comes to that. It's
bad enough that we are still suffering from the after effects of
Thatcherism (greengrocer politics).
Political analyst Michael Barone
predicted in 2008 “The Coming Liberal Thugocracy,” referring to then Senator Obama’s call for his supporters “to get in their face” when confronting Republicans and Independents. Barone argued
that “Obama supporters who found the campuses congenial and Mr
Obama himself, who has chosen to live all his adult life in university communities, seem to find it entirely natural to suppress speech they don’t like and seem utterly oblivious to claims this violates the letter and spirit of the First Amendment.”
Barone’s predictions have been proved correct. This is brutish, imperial-style presidency that is highly intolerant of dissent,
going out of its way to target political opponents. It is ironic that one of the journalists threatened by the Obama White House in recent months has been Bob Woodward, one of two Washington Post reporters who originally broke the Watergate scandal, and who was immortalised in the 1976 Oscar winner All The President’s
Men (played by Robert Redford). Woodward was warned back in February by White House economic adviser Gene Sperling that he would “regret” remarks he made on the sequester issue. Other writers, including Bill Clinton’s former special counsel Lanny Davis, have faced similar
PRIME MINISTER Will
David Cameron tackle accountability for the ordinary taxpayer.
Will he give every citizen an equal
opportunity in dealings with their local Council
and the Police?
Fat chance. More likely he'll add another layer of gray.
ASSANGE - If
you go about revealing all about politicians and their sneaky
tactics, you are bound to find yourself accused of something unsavory.
Wikileaks! Nice one Julian. Freedom of speech and transparency
in office. If they abided by those principles for real, the
world would be a safer place.
girls invent stories, to Blackmail, to hurt
someone, attract attention or for revenge. Almost all such allegations attract
hype which destroys the lives of those accused, regardless of
innocence and harms the right to a fair trial during any
appeal, including to the European Court of Human
Rights - Such allegations now include Jimmy
Davidson and Freddie
Starr. Come on!
they removed the right of those accused to a fair
trial, surely now it is time for reforms to the law to protect the public
against false allegations. Too many lives are
being ruined by publication and wrongful conviction, as the
number of appeal cases reveal. Lord
Goldsmith QC missed out on the opportunity for reform.
v PLANNING - For
Kruschandl has struggled to prove a building in Herstmonceux
was of historic interest and should be preserved. While the
battle raged in closed corridors, he did not make many friends
with the powers that be, some of whom plotted to stop him
asking awkward questions and some of which simply will not
reply to correspondence in person, such as Mr
Pickles. There is though a duty to protect historic
buildings - and by turning a blind eye to council corruption,
that potentially makes any person holding office complicit in
a cover up, or potentially vicariously liable and subject to
investigation for misfeasance in public office. The buck
passing has got to stop. No salaries for MPs whose portfolio
does not perform.
years into the fray English
Heritage and the County Archaeologist in Lewes, Sussex, came to the
rescue. Read more of this using the links above, and please
note this issue is now the subject of considerable concern
where Wealden District Council are in breach of an Agreement
to recognise the building. (picture of timber building
For the avoidance of doubt, to knowingly
leave a historic
building without a beneficial use is more than simple
misfeasance in public office - it is criminal behaviour. The
analogy of which is seen in the Chris
Huhne case: Trying to avoid a speeding fine turns a
relatively minor offence into an imprisonable crime. If
they want to lock Nelson up for voicing his
concerns, he says, go ahead - he'll turn the other cheek. HST
HOUSING - Bringing
down the cost of housing for first time buyers, will
relieve social problems, such a debt, where mortgages
are simply too high for first time buyers. Artificial property values
are kept high by town planners
on the take and governments
pandering to landowners and landlords.
ECONOMY v DEBT - If
you've ever fancied building yourself a dream house, or doing
a conversion, and your council
(or neighbours) start to give you a hard time, then this site
may be useful to you. We reveal tricks council officers
use when enforcing as a result of neighbour complaints
and the Old Boys Act.
Our best wishes go
out to the relatives and friends of Nelson Mandela. Mandela and South African President
F.W. de Klerk were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to dismantle the country's apartheid system. In 1994, Mandela was inaugurated as South Africa's first black president. In 2009, Mandela's birthday (July 18) was declared Mandela Day to promote global peace and celebrate the South African leader's legacy.
planning law is evolving to encompass sustainability.
must be joking. That is what
Parliament intends, but you can rest assured that corrupt local
authorities will go kicking and screaming to appeal after appeal trying
to preserve their rich hunting grounds for favoured developers.
Planning departments don't want affordable housing. They
will not provide the rolling stock of land to keep prices down - on the
contrary, they will continue just as they have been to keep those brown
envelopes rolling in. Show us otherwise. There is the gauntlet, pick it
up! If you do not, your silence says it all.
preserve the rich pickings for those in positions of trust -
and guess what? They probably have masonic
connections. Do officers have to declare these. not on your
life - only the members. The officers are still immune.
They'll do everything to keep it that way - to include not
posting information about who does what in their council. Show
Record all key conversations with suspect officers. Write to
the members, not the officers and share your findings on the internet.
AT RISK - Herstmonceux
Museum - a building at
risk! An important historic building is
deteriorating rapidly because Wealden District Council are
more interested in placating neighbours as to who occupies it.
We thought that eugenics
died out when the allies took Berlin in 1945.
It appears not; discrimination by council officials is rife in
England. A favour to a neighbor is no different to
accepting a brown envelope. See the Bribery
- The founder of this site is unable to represent himself due
to restrictions that prevent him from identifying those
involved in his case. This limitation paints a distorted
picture of the facts on which the press
capitalized to sensationalize
We would not want to jeopardise his
position or his appeal, but will publish
what we can at the
appropriate time. Discussion groups are not a million miles
away with their questioning of this conviction. Thank you for
your support and for dissecting logically,
HST & MEL
GALLERY - WDC officers and Members involved in covering up the
history of Herstmonceux Museum - In the process raising our
National Debt. Being involved can mean doing
something wrong, or not doing anything when something is
called for - such as consulting the experts, or making sure
that council officers carry out their duties correctly - or
have done so in the past. The latter is just as bad as being
the one who presents false information to a committee - or
even going along with discriminatory agendas in denial of Article
14. Many members draw benefits for being a member, but do
not reply to correspondence - being more interested in
remaining in the "club" than standing up for what is
right. Such behaviour may now be considered under Section 4 of
the Fraud Act 2006, and also as a breach of their duty under
the Representation of the Peoples Acts = failure to properly
represent a member of the public. We'd like to hear the views
of those above. Why is it that nothing is being done to
correct past misdeeds? Their silence is deemed acceptance of
the situation as we have published.
HEARINGS CAN NOW BE FILMED AND TWEETED
Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has announced he will issue new guidance that will formally open up planning appeal hearings “to be filmed, tweeted and reported”.
He also challenged councils to open up their planning committees and other meetings.
As part of the government’s review of planning practice, new guidance by the Planning Inspectorate will make clear the rights for members of the press and public, including local bloggers and hyperlocal journalists, to report, film and tweet planning appeal hearings.
Ministers hope this initiative will open up a rarely seen side of the planning process.
The Department for Communities and Local Government has stated that: “provided that it does not disrupt proceedings, anyone will be allowed to report, record and film proceedings including the use of digital and social media”.
Inspectors are to advise those present at the start of the event that the proceedings may be recorded and/or filmed, and that anyone using social media during or after the end of the proceedings should do so responsibly.
Pickles said: “Watching television programmes like Grand
Designs, viewers have been baffled as cameras are stopped from filming meetings of the planning committee. Councillors shouldn’t be ashamed or be trying to hide the work they do.
“I am opening up the planning appeals that my department oversees, so the public can see how the planning system works in practice.
“Councils should match this by opening up their planning meetings and other committees,” he
said - and we could not agree more.
is the key to identifying council staff abusing positions of trust.
Promote council staff that give the facts and members that stand up to
be counted. Get it on film so that they cannot deny it. Stopping
officers and members sweeping misdeeds under the carpet, is good for the
health of the nation. Let's get rid of the rats in the system.