Friday, August 27, 2004

Phony child abuse cases

The CBS 48 Hours TV show today told about people sent to prison for child abuse based on bogus evidence. Apparently all the experts in the 1980s believed that allegations from children were always true, even if the interrogators used manipulative tactics and there were gross inconsistencies in the testimony. Gerald Amirault was finally paroled after 18 years in prison. He was almost certainly innocent, and he certainly did not get a fair trial.

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