An Investigative Reporter For The Washington Post Reported Essay

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In Florida, in order to charge an individual with delivery of a controlled substance, that “controlled substance” must first be confirmed and identified. If in the reports rendered by officers they only allege the bottles could have contained a controlled substance and that they can only allege because the actual bottles were never recovered, one could postulate that the burden of proof necessary to charge and arrest the defendant (probable cause) was never legally sufficient. This would be the hypothesis and you would evaluate your theory by researching state statutes and case laws to back up your claims. Following along this process for each issue at hand helps to retain organized findings.
Research has revealed decades of egregious errors and mendacious testimony rendered by analysts who have and continue to represent our government. Spenser Hsu, an investigative reporter for the Washington Post reported, “The Justice Department and FBI have formally acknowledged that nearly every examiner in an elite FBI forensic unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials in which they offered evidence against criminal defendants over more than a two-decade period before 2000.” Flawed testimony on behalf of the state’s witness is old news; it is an internal issue that has been in the limelight for several decades. Utilizing a forensic investigator as a defense witness limits the possibilities that the state’s witness could succeed in rendering faulty testimony.
Most testimony is…

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