Ra-Men Podcast: The Polygraph Lies with George W. Maschke

Aron Ra, Texas state director of American Atheists and host of the Ra-Men podcast spoke with AntiPolygraph.org co-founder George Maschke for the 44th episode of his Ra-Men podcast. Topics covered include the origins of AntiPolygraph.org, polygraphy’s lack of scientific underpinnings, why the U.S. government persists in its reliance on polygraphy, polygraph countermeasures, and Operation Lie …

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Operation Lie Busters: A Travesty of Justice

The following is a guest post from Doug Williams, who writes from the federal prison camp at Florence, Colorado. Williams, who for decades had taught people how to pass or beat polygraph “tests” without incident (and whose website, Polygraph.com, remains online), was targeted for entrapment in a federal criminal investigation dubbed Operation Lie Busters. On …

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Crime Victim Who Failed Police Polygraph Absolved

Around midnight on the evening of 22-23 February 2015, two armed men accosted Matthew Yussman at his New Britain, Connecticut home. They held Yussman and his mother at gunpoint, forced Yussman, the chief financial officer of a credit union, to wear a device that they said was a bomb, and early in the morning made …

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Leaked Documents Further Confirm Polygraph Community’s Inability to Detect Sophisticated Countermeasures

In September 2014, retired Defense Intelligence Agency counterintelligence agent Scott W. Carmichael accused Donald Krapohl, then the number two official at the National Center for Credibility Assessment (NCCA, the federal government’s polygraph school), of violating the Espionage Act by indirectly making classified information about the U.S. government’s methodology for polygraph countermeasure detection available to the …

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How to Support Imprisoned Polygraph Critic Doug Williams

On Friday, 30 October 2015, Doug Williams, 70, reported to the Federal Correctional Institution at Florence, Colorado to begin serving a two year prison sentence. Williams was targeted for entrapment by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection polygraph unit in a sting operation dubbed Operation Lie Busters. In a 2013 speech to law enforcement polygraphers, …

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Ohio Attorney Bradley P. Koffel Showcases His Ignorance by Polygraphing Clients

In an article titled “Some lawyers turning away clients who fail polygraphs,” Dean Narciso reports for the Columbus Dispatch that “[a]ttorney Bradley Koffel uses polygraph tests to screen out potential nightmare clients, especially those charged with sex crimes.” Any competent lawyer should know that polygraph testing has no scientific basis. Moreover, polygraphy is inherently biased …

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Polygraph Dragnet at Simpsonville, Kentucky Police Department

Television stations WHAS and WDRB report that the Simpsonville, Kentucky Police Department‘s six members face polygraph interrogations after some $30,000 in cash along with drugs and firearms were stolen from the small department’s evidence locker in an overnight break-in. The Kentucky State Police are conducting the investigation. All members of the Simpsonville P.D. have agreed …

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A Final Appeal from Doug Williams to Stop the Madness of Polygraph “Testing”

A week before he is to begin serving a two year federal prison sentence, Doug Williams, the founder of Polygraph.com, has made a final appeal to the U.S. government to end its misplaced reliance on the pseudoscience of polygraphy. Williams, a former police polygraphist who offered training and instructional materials on how to pass a …

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