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FBI wrongly conviced Innocent, CIA spying on Congress

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posted on Jul, 31 2014 @ 03:55 PM
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Nearly every criminal case reviewed by the FBI and the Justice Department as part of a massive investigation started in 2012 of problems at the FBI lab has included flawed forensic testimony from the agency, government officials said.

The findings troubled the bureau, and it stopped the review of convictions last August. Case reviews resumed this month at the order of the Justice Department, the officials said.

U.S. officials began the inquiry after The Washington Post reported two years ago that flawed forensic evidence involving microscopic hair matches might have led to the convictions of hundreds of potentially innocent people. Most of those defendants never were told of the problems in their cases.


The Washinton Post

A scandal of unbelievable proportions! This inquiry includes 2,600 convictions and 45 death row cases from the 80's and 90's where the FBI lab had used hair samples that they said tied those convicted to crimes. Apparently these matches were false so the FBI lied in courtrooms across the nation to gain convictions including death sentences.

And more corruption from the CIA:


(CNN) -- CIA Director John Brennan apologized to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday and admitted the agency spied on computers used by its staffers who prepared an investigation of the controversial post 9/11 CIA interrogation and detention program.

The episode was the subject of an unusual, public dispute between the panel and the spy agency over access to classified information.

The CIA had accused the committee staffers of getting access to internal agency documents and of improperly handling classified material.

CNN

The CIA has apologized for spying on Congress!!

They have grown way to powerful IMO, lying to convict citizens of crime and now admitting to spying on congress.




posted on Jul, 31 2014 @ 04:04 PM
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Wow!

To all the people who are pro death sentence!


A scandal of unbelievable proportions! This inquiry includes 2,600 convictions and 45 death row cases from the 80's and 90's where the FBI lab had used hair samples that they said tied those convicted to crimes. Apparently these matches were false so the FBI lied in courtrooms across the nation to gain convictions including death sentences.

You could be completely innocent of any crime, and still be one of those put to death!



posted on Jul, 31 2014 @ 04:07 PM
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I know all of these clowns in the alphabet agencies have a congressional oversight committee, but I think they also need civilian oversight committee. It probably wouldn't hurt to drastically reduce their annual budget either. If their agent's don't have anything better to do than spy on congress and falsely convict citizens, then perhaps it is time to reduce their workforce to a level commensurate with our need for them.



posted on Jul, 31 2014 @ 04:16 PM
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The report said the FBI took more than five years to identify more than 60 death-row defendants whose cases had been handled by 13 lab examiners whose work had been criticized in a 1997 inspector-general investigation.

As a result, state authorities could not consider whether to stay sentences, and three men were put to death. One of those defendants, who was executed in Texas in 1997, would not have been eligible for the death penalty without the FBI’s flawed work, the report said.

“Failures of this nature undermine the integrity of the United States’ system of justice and the public’s confidence in our system,” the 146-page report stated. The failure to admit errors at the time “also injured the reputation of the FBI and the Department.”

The Washington Post



posted on Jul, 31 2014 @ 04:46 PM
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a reply to: LDragonFire

can some one explain to me how the cia can operate in the usa , it has been my understanding that they were only allowed to operate over seas .


(post by BeliefInReality removed for a manners violation)

posted on Jul, 31 2014 @ 05:27 PM
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Like most of the now so called Western World, politicians are trusted by the public less than used car salesmen, the justification for 'observation' of politicians by alphabet agencies is as it began to attain information for leverage, this is why reasonable people rarely find the funding required to be elected, you need a massive character flaw that can used against you to influence your votes and influence the people you work with who in turn influence, the law, the country, the world...

How many of us on ATS have worked somewhere and thought, if people only knew what goes on in this place they would be shocked, and that is just for the normal workplaces let alone those with the power to majorly impact peoples lives as in a death sentence.



posted on Jul, 31 2014 @ 05:34 PM
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originally posted by: tom.farnhill
a reply to: LDragonFire

can some one explain to me how the cia can operate in the usa , it has been my understanding that they were only allowed to operate over seas .


The constitution was designed to limit the powers of government, its so easy to see how our government isn't bound by this document anymore.



posted on Jul, 31 2014 @ 06:03 PM
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posted on Jul, 31 2014 @ 06:11 PM
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It's too bad that lying to the US Congress is not a punishable offence unless you lie about steroids and sports.



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