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Around Raleigh/Durham NC (where I was shocked to learn troopers do not have videocameras in cars because too many officers were getting into trouble for protocol violations) the once revered SBI is now looking for a new name and a new location. Its name is so tarnished after bad publicity–did anyone see Rogue Justice on CNN–that it needs to change its name and find a new home.And shining star SBI agent Duane Deaver has lost his job after investigation into how Greg Taylor got convicted of murder for a splatter of blood that turned out to not even be blood. That’s right, convicted and sent to prison on a mud splatter.
Hundreds of cases now have to be re-evaluated.
If anything good is to come of this mess, the proposal is that crime scene data will be posted online for both prosecution and defense to view equally, from a distance.