Op-Ed: Police lineups due for reform

By Marissa Boyers Bluestine – Philadelphia Inquirer Witness misidentification is a leading cause of wrongful conviction, having contributed to 75 percent of the 273 convictions that have been disproved by DNA evidence nationwide, and nine of Pennsylvania’s 11 such convictions. The problem got worldwide attention with this week’s execution in Georgia of Troy Davis, which went forward even though seven of nine key witnesses against him had recanted. Research over the past 30 years has consistently shown that…[For full story: http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/130398098.html ]

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Op-Ed: Police lineups due for reform

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