Ray’s birthday today

Originally posted on JUSTICE FOR RAYMOND:

Raymond Zachry hiking in the mountains of Tennessee

Raymond Zachry hiking in the mountains of Tennessee

Today Ray would be celebrating his 54th birthday. Instead he is deceased, his voice silenced by some unknown method, death investigators still refuse to acknowledge or search for the source of the lethal chemical that caused his untimely death 7 years ago in Souderton, PA.

Even though the rules for investigation of a sudden, unattended death are clear and published for anyone to research and furnished to all law enforcement organizations – these rules were not followed, the coroner refuses to cooperate. Unfortunately, coroners/medical examiners make their own rules, have no qualifications and no oversight without the permission of guess who? The coroner.

This must change. A patchwork of unqualified people acting as coroner, testifying in homicide cases, and conducting autopsies, does this give reason to think about all the wrongful deaths that are never examined or investigated?

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One Man’s Fight to Prove His Innocence

Originally posted on Katie Couric:

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False Witness Statements Led To Instant Tunnel Vision For Investigators

Originally posted on Justice For Brad Cooper:

images-65 One of the biggest contributing factors to wrongful convictions is police tunnel vision. This occurs in a fairly high percentage of the cases that have been studied – post DNA exonerations.  It occurs when police narrow in on a suspect from the very beginning and then fail to consider other possibilities, suspects or scenarios. They ignore evidence that points away from their suspect and they proceed to shape or even manufacture evidence that supports their theory. There is no doubt in my mind that this happened in this case and one person – Jessica Adam shaped the investigation from the very beginning. Police never considered that what she was telling them may not be truthful, but we learned throughout the trial that she was untruthful about all of the state’s key evidence.

Even knowing that everything was based on lies, the State still began their opening arguments with Jessica’s story…

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Review Cases that Involve Dr. Paul Shrode – PetitionBuzz

Paul Shrode was employed by Harris County as the Chief Medical Examiner. However,he portrayed himself as a forensic pathologist, it has since been discovered that Dr. Shrode did not hold the credentials to hold such a position. In one trial, Dr. Shrode was asked, ” and you are a forensic pathologist?” and Shrode gave a definitive “Yes”- which is and was a lie, so he perjured himself on the stand. In 2006 Dr. Shrode was fired from Harris County because of his lack of credible testimony. His job was to conduct autopsies, determine time of death, collect trace evidence and bug samples to help determine when the victims died. In this one case he did not collect any bug samples and only collected gun residue from one victim and not both. He also had different dates of death on his autopsy reports than the police had on theirs. CONTINUE READING

Review Cases that Involve Dr. Paul Shrode – PetitionBuzz.


Demand Transparency at Sexual Assault Crimes Panel – Project On Government Oversight

The Pentagon is finally working to curb the epidemic of sexual assault in the military but a key Department of Defense panel working to reform military policy has been keeping the public from its meetings.
Demand Transparency at Sexual Assault Crimes Panel – Project On Government Oversight.


Fla law agency chemist may have stolen evidence – WFLA News Channel 8

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement announced Saturday it is investigating 2,600 cases handled by a Pensacola-based agency chemist after discovering dozens of instances where prescription pain pills that were seized by police and tested as evidence were swapped with over-the-counter pills.
Fla law agency chemist may have stolen evidence – WFLA News Channel 8.


U.S. Departments of Justice and Commerce Name Experts to First-Ever National Commission on Forensic Science

 

U.S. Departments of Justice and Commerce Name Experts to First-Ever National Commission on Forensic Science.


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