Daily Archives: May 16, 2011

After Osama bin Laden’s death, imagining a world without DNA evidence

Washington Post
How did the United States make sure that Osama bin Laden was dead? Facial-recognition software offered only 95 percent certainty. To be 99.9 percent sure, according to federal officials, it took DNA testing.

More errors surface at military crime lab


Kansas City Star
WASHINGTON-The military’s premier crime lab has botched more evidence testing than was previously known, raising broader questions about the quality of the forensic work relied on to convict soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines.