Re "FBI resists scrutiny of 'matches,' " July 20
I have unsuccessfully litigated the rights of defendants to have access to the DNA profiles in the state database. Time and time again, the deputy attorney general argued that California would be thrown out of the cold-hit program and that my request would shut down the lab for months.
I was extremely disheartened to find out that not only were these representations false but that the FBI was behind this attempt to present false information and to manipulate judges. I cannot help but ask, what are they hiding?
I am hopeful that Jerry Brown will do the right thing and immediately release the California database profiles to academics so that the appropriate statistical research may be conducted, and we can all find out if the statistics that the government has been using to send people to prison are scientifically appropriate and accurate.