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Man Convicted on Faulty FBI Bullet-Lead Evidence Heading Back to Court

Posted in Bullet Lead, FBI Whistleblowers, Forensic Justice, Freedom of Information (FOIA), News
Today’s Washington Post has an update on the FBI Bullet-Lead debacle. Lee Wayne Hunt , a North Carolina man who has maintained his innocence since being convicted of murder in 1986, is appealing his case to the North Carolina Supreme Court.  This is not Mr. Hunt’s first appeal, but this time he is doing so with the help of information obtained by the … Continue Reading

Senate Committee Taking Action on Bullet-Lead Cases

Posted in Bullet Lead, FBI Whistleblowers, Forensic Justice, Freedom of Information (FOIA), News
Yesterday, John Solomon of the Washington Post reported that the Senate Judiciary Committee is requiring that the FBI turn over records related to all criminal cases in which bullet-lead analysis was presented as evidence. There are over 2,500 such cases nationwide. Dr. Frederic Whitehurst, the Executive Director of the Forensic Justice Project (a project of the National Whistleblower Center) has filed three … Continue Reading

Bullet-Lead Case Records and Stonewalling by the FBI

Posted in Bullet Lead, FBI Whistleblowers, Forensic Justice, Freedom of Information (FOIA), News
On November 18, 2007, the results of an investigation into the operations of the FBI crime lab were printed in the Washington Post and broadcast on CBS News 60 Minutes. The Forensic Justice Project (“FJP”), a project of the National Whistleblower Center, in Washington, D.C., and FJP Executive Director Dr. Frederic Whitehurst, cooperated with the joint Post-60 Minutes investigation by … Continue Reading

Bullet-Lead and The Forensic Justice Project

Posted in Bullet Lead, FBI Whistleblowers, Forensic Justice, Freedom of Information (FOIA)
The entry below is a special contribution from Dr. Frederic Whitehurst, the Executive Director of the Forensic Justice Project (a special project of the National Whistleblower Center) ———————————————————————————————————————– The justice system needs answers, and science never comes up with final answers. Science often discovers that previous answers to questions were not valid. When forensic science renders opinions in courts of … Continue Reading

Washington Post Bullet-Lead Story; Check Back Tonight for Updates.

Posted in Bullet Lead, FBI Whistleblowers, Forensic Justice, Freedom of Information (FOIA), News
The Washington Post-60 Minutes investigation, published in today’s Washington Post, has confirmed that the convictions of hundreds of defendants have come into question because a bullet-lead analysis used for 40 years has been discredited and the FBI has failed for more than 2 years to properly notify those convicted about these problems. Read The Article  Later tonight, after the 60 … Continue Reading