The Importance Of Improper Forensic Law
Forensics has played a role in 47 percent of wrongful convictions which later had rulings overturned due to DNA testing (Salazar, 2015). In 1990 Michael Philips was convicted of raping a 16 year old white female at a motel where they were both residing in Dallas Texas (Berman, 2014). Phillips said he was persuaded into a guilty plea by his attorney whom stated, “As a black man who had been accused of raping a white teenager, you should try to avoid a Texas jury trial.” The 16 year old partially pulled up the ski mask of her attacker during the occurrence and later chose Philips photo in a lineup; branding him as the perpetrator. After nearly two-and-a-half decades the untested rape kit was processed through the FBI’s DNA index system. A different individual was identified as the actual rapist, ultimately proving Philips …show more content…
The list of unarmed African Americans men and women who have been discriminatorily murdered by police officers could flood far too many pages. However, of the unfortunate 10 listed below, there have only been indictments for 2 of the despicable murders, and 0 convictions.
Police officers have acted as judge, jury, and executioner for a disgusting amount of people. The same justice system we are persuaded to depend upon falls short time and time again by proving to be completely incapable of providing convictions of these officers whose sole job is to protect and serve. They’ve demonstrated they will protect each other and serve fabricated police reports of the events leading to the