Rene Fomby

Author, Lawyer, Winemaker...

Month: May 2016

Think DNA is a perfect tool for catching criminals? Think again…

This chilling new article in The Atlantic explains how imperfect DNA testing really is. Once again, the police and prosecutors are touting imperfect science to “prove” defendants are guilty. Maybe we should just go back to the witch trials and call it a day… throw defendants into the lake and hang’em if they float.swab

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/06/a-reasonable-doubt/480747/

Law Still Treats Rape as a Property Crime Against Men

Only two of 100 rapists spend time in prison, 68% of sexual assaults aren’t reported, and those victims who do go to trial are often traumatized by the experience. But while the criminal justice system has failed women, victims are increasingly turning to the civil courts for some kind of remedy.

Philosophers on everything that’s unethical about US sexual assault law

 

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