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Reply #72: Damn, here I'm going again: what happened with the anthrax can't be compared to this. [View All]

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caseymoz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-26-09 04:19 PM
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72. Damn, here I'm going again: what happened with the anthrax can't be compared to this.

The federal government has an advantage in hiding information that local police forces don't have: the federal government can stamp things secret. This makes independent scrutiny of evidence on Anthrax case next to impossible, and if a reporter investigates, somebody will have a talk with them, and will stamp records of the talk secret, so he can't tell anyone. The federal government is a total black box to us, and Obama should air it out. He's probably afraid of that "lone gunman" though.

That's not true for local police: records are publicly available, and case files and court cases are all available to the public once the case is closed. People can check it, and believe me, they'll have an episode on some cable television show about this case, where they will look at the case files. This is so high profile. But you yourself could go in, probably fill out a form and probably follow other procedures, and look at the records yourself. I was a reporter, I used to do that. You could go to the courts and do largely the same thing.

Plus, you have it reversed: it's the DNA evidence that tests courts, and has proved the criminal justice system has been extremely wrong with disturbing frequency. It has shaken up the courts a lot.

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