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ieoeja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-26-08 02:31 PM
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141. You didn't address the last point.

Reality is that it is much easier to plant DNA evidence than it is, say, a thumbprint.

DNA evidence is remarkably easy to plant. So it might be handy for helping prove someone's innocence (his/her DNA not found), but just about the worst possible evidence ever for proving guilt.

How is that done? Cops question you for a couple hours. They offer you a glass/bottle of water. They take your glass down to the evidence locker. They use the little rape victim's panties to wipe your saliva off the rim of the glass/bottle.

They now have that perfect DNA evidence they need to convict you.

Illinois is the only state to do a full, extensive review of every case of every convict on death row. They found that the majority were actually innocent of the crime. In some cases they simply had lousy defense. In many cases they were tortured into giving confessions.

Do you seriously think cops who torture confessions would balk at planting DNA evidence?

I guess that's the one good thing about convincing people that DNA is the "perfect" evidence of guilt. Instead of torturing and executing innocent people, we will now only execute them.


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