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Post by Ben Reilly on Tue May 07, 2013 5:39 am

Mississippi is set to execute a man Tuesday night without testing available DNA evidence from a hair sample in his case. ThinkProgress reported last week that a 5-4 court upheld the decision not to test the evidence, in spite of a prosecutor’s inconclusive logic linking the hair sample to Willie Jerome Manning simply because they were both deemed African American. Now, as the Atlantic’s Andrew Cohen reports, the Department of Justice has intervened to point out that even prosecutors’ conclusion that the hair sample was African American was unscientific and invalid.

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/05/06/1970831/mississippi-plods-forward-with-execution-despite-doj-warnings-that-evidence-is-invalid/

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Post by DrSchool on Tue May 07, 2013 10:12 am

I went to Mississippi once...I'll never go back again. Horrible Horrible place.
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