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Added Heat In Mississippi's Long-Simmering Forensics Scandal

Radley Balko | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics

In January, I wrote a long feature on the Belzoni, Mississippi murder of Kathy Mabry, and how the 15-year-old crime casts light on the 20-year forensi...

Something Tried to Eat the Car

Sharon Hill | Posted 06.10.2013 | Weird News
Sharon Hill

Imagine how you would react to this incident: One day you walk outside to your car parked next to your house. You are shocked to discover that the front fender and bumper have been mangled and punctured during the night by... something

Radley Balko

A Fraudulent Conviction? Mississippi Woman Serving 44-Year Sentence Despite Discredited Testimony

HuffingtonPost.com | Radley Balko | Posted 10.09.2011 | Crime

Prosecutors in the U.S. often decry what is sometimes called the "CSI Effect." Movies and TV crime dramas like the popular "CSI" franchise on CBS can ...

Screw CSI: The Chandra Levy Case Reveals, Once Again, Police Can't Find Their Asses with Both Hands

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stanton Peele

What depresses me about Law & Order is not that they expeditiously solve crimes every week through meticulous sleuthing. It's that real law enforcement, crime labs, and investigatory agencies virtually never get things right.