Harward Exonerated by DNA Evidence

Keith Allan Harward was released Friday, April 8th after being exonerated by DNA evidence. The Virginia Supreme Court declared Harward to be innocent the day prior. Harward was convicted in 1982, largely due to testimony by forensic odontologists who testified “to medical certainty” that Harward’s teeth imprints matched the bite marks on a rape victim. Harward’s […]

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FBI’s biometric facial recognition system presents civil liberties issue

In the post-9/11 years, the FBI has been compiling a database of photographs for its biometric facial recognition system. While some of the photographs come from mugshots or soldiers who have taken pictures of suspected terrorists, other photos come from driver’s license pictures from state DMV offices, so that average citizens with no history of […]

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