DENIAL OF JUSTICE - CHIEF LAB ANALYST
PHILLIP MILLS "CUT CORNERS" AND "FALSIFIED
TEST RESULTS" - INNOCENT PEOPLE SENT TO
PRISON BECAUSE OF SHODDY WORK AT ARMY
CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION LAB - FAMED DEFENSE
ATTORNEY JOHN "BULLDOG" WELLS CALLS
COVER-UP "OUTRAGEOUS AND UNCONSCIONABLE"
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There is very little investigative reporting of wrong-doing in the military by the "mainstream media." The reasons for that are varied.
Many in the Pentagon press room know it's easier to "go along to get along," and are content to rewrite handouts and hypocritically denounce MilitaryCorruption.com as "yellow journalism." Some reporters are just plain lazy, and many today don't have the military background that would enable them to see through the lies and disinformation sometimes spewed out by the public affairs office.
We are happy to cite an exception to that rule. Three cheers for Marisa Taylor and Michael Doyle of McClatchy Newspapers who did the digging and stuck to the story in coming up with their excellent article on falsified and botched tests at the Army Crime Lab.
Here at MCC, we've been hearing complaints about Phillip Mills for years. But he was the "fair-haired boy," teflon-coated and impervious to criticism. Rumors abounded that he had screwed-up tests and sent innocent people to prison. However, the Army brass, in "cover-up mode" as usual, tried to contain the damage and pretend all was well.
But the excellent sleuthing by McClatchy has yanked off the tattered robe of deceit, and we now see the "emperor" indeed has no clothes.
THANKS TO MILLS, GUILTY GO FREE
WHILE INNOCENT SENT TO PRISON
For example, thanks to pressure from the reporters' probe, the army begrudgingly admitted they'd had second-thoughts about the accuracy of Mills' work as far back as ten years ago. Quietly the Army spent $1.4 million taxpayer dollars to re-test Mills' results and found a significant amount of shoddy and inaccurate work.
"Investigators discovered that Mills had cut corners and even falsified reports in one case," the McClatchy reporters found out. "He (Mills) found DNA where it didn't exist, and failed to find it where it did. His mistakes may have let the guilty go free while innocent military members were convicted."
Retired Navy CMDR John "Bulldog" Wells has no doubt that Mills' mistakes and malfeasance "cost my client his family and Navy career." The tough-talking, top-rated military defense attorney (we highly recommend him - see his banner ad on our homepage) says former LT Roger House was denied justice because a forensics examiner screwed up a crucial lab-test used in the officer's court-martial.
"It's certainly outrageous and unconscionable that this happened," Wells said.
Since then, the wrongfully convicted lieutenant has filed a federal lawsuit to get his back pay and lost promotions. With Wells at his side, we are confident House will finally win the victory.
WHAT ABOUT MILLS? WHY ISN'T HE FIRED AND PUT ON TRIAL?
Why isn't Mills on his way to federal prison?
During an internal review in 2008, investigators found Mills often failed to "follow good scientific practice." McClatchy uncovered a report calling the lab analyst's test results "lacking" and critical of Mills for "using up too much evidence, making it impossible to retest."
How does a cretin like Mills sleep at night? Apparently just fine, as he's been doing a lousy job for a very long time.
We feel the Army owes a new trial to all those wrongly-convicted, and if found innocent, they should be reinstated in the service with accumulated back pay and any promotions they would and should have received.
One more thing. Those ranking officers and officials who allowed this outrage to go on for so long - their careers should come to a screeching halt - and some of them belong behind bars. Don't hold your breath waiting for the brass to own up. They haven't even thrown Mills to the wolves yet, much less admit their own culpability.
Avoiding responsibility reminds us of the old story about the flatulent boy on the school bus. When he "let go" a big and odiferous fart, he looked around at everyone else, as if they did it. To sum it up, this case stinks!