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‘The Mexican Genome’ : Big Science and Indian Genocide

‘Mexican People — Mexico Today and Tomorrow, 1934-35,’ by Diego Rivera. The manipulation of the genetic mapping of the indigenous peoples of Mexico is only one front on which Big Science aids and abets ethnic cleansing. By John Ross / … Continue reading

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Ricardo Rachell and Criminal Justice in Harris County

The victim never mentioned facial scars when he identified Ricardo Rachell, above. Photo: Harris County Sheriff’s Office / Houston Chronicle. ‘This form of justice has become commonplace in Harris County with its history of unforgivable crime lab mistakes and outright … Continue reading

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Austin : 20 Men Exonerated by DNA call for Death Penalty Moratorium

Former Florida death row inmate Juan Melendez, left, greets former Texas death row inmate Clarence Brandley at a news conference Friday, Oct. 31, in Austin. Photo by Rudolfo gonzalez / Austin American-Statesman.‘The exonerated men, members of Witness to Innocence, want … Continue reading

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Grits for Breakfast :
Texas Appeals Court Takes New Look at Use of Post-Conviction DNA Evidence

‘We know the criminal justice system needs reform,’ By Grits for Breakfast | The Rag Blog | August 7, 2008 There was a time not so long ago when the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals didn’t think too highly of … Continue reading

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