I am posting a copy of the cover letter for a package that I have sent to Judge Raymond Finch documenting Shannon Perkins perjury. Pretty much it proves what regular visitors to this blog already know: Federal Expert Witnesses lie to get a conviction, and the Attorney on this case is a fuck-up. Meanwhile Charles Stephano rots in Jail and the expert moves on to bigger and better cases.
The principle point I would like to convey to all is that computer evidence is not immutable when presented by the Feds. You can find evidence of keystroke loggers, spyware and shutdown programs. You can also find the trail of planted evidence. If you can explore all of this “secret information” at a trial and the expert lies to get a conviction, you stand an excellent chance of using the logs to find evidence of perjury and also setting up for a dismissal or retrial if you don’t win.
I will probably pass this along to CNN and the Electronic Freedom Foundation to see if they can bring this type of prosecution to the light of day. While it’s common knowledge in our community among Judges and Lawyers that Federal Experts lie, I believe the general public doesn’t even dream of how widespread and pervasive the practice is.
At any rate, I have worked on this for about a year and am bored with it. As I have unfortunately discovered; resistance is futile, knowledge is soporific.
PS I’m glad I’m old – it really does make it easier to cope with the Brave New World of electronic surveillance of all Americans