Injustice, in plain sight – The trouble with eyewitness identifications

Steve Chapman, The Chicago Tribune – August 28, 2011 In 1989, a Waukegan woman was raped after three men invaded her apartment. She told police the rapist had a tattoo, wore an earring in a pierced ear and spoke English. Two days later, the cops took her to an office and said, “Watch the one sitting on the chair.” Alejandro Dominguez, age 16, had no tattoos or pierced ears, and he reportedly could speak only Spanish. The woman, however, said he was the attacker, and largely on the strength of her testimony, he was convicted. Not until 2002…[Full story at:   http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/ct-oped-0828-chapman-20110828,0,3293977.column

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Injustice, in plain sight – The trouble with eyewitness identifications

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