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Defense attorney in Maine infant death manslaughter case claims [favorable] polygraph evidence is "completely reliable"
Aug 31st, 2017 at 2:01pm
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Re: Defense attorney in Maine infant death manslaughter case claims [favorable] polygraph evidence is "completely reliable"
Reply #1 - Aug 31st, 2017 at 2:45pm
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Dan Mangan wrote on Aug 31st, 2017 at 2:01pm:


The polygraph industry continues to claim an accuracy rate of over 90%, but they never cite the "studies" that back this up - simply because there are no such studies.  The only investigative study that has ever been done on the accuracy of the polygraph as a lie detector was done by CBS 60 MINUTES - and that study proved the polygraph was 100% wrong 100% of the time.  Three separate polygraph operators called three different innocent truthful people liars on a crime that never even happened.  Check it out: https://youtu.be/ziMAoHhxiYQ
  

It is time to put a stop to this government sponsored sadism perpetrated by those who use this insidious Orwellian instrument of torture called the 'lie detector'!  Education is the most effective weapon I have to finally put a stop to the abusive practice of polygraph 'testing'.  Help me by educating yourself and others.  My book FROM COP TO CRUSADER: THE STORY OF MY FIGHT AGAINST THE DANGROUS MYTH OF "LIE DETECTION" is available on Amazon in e-book or paperback - please get this book and send it to as many people as you can - it literally destroys the myth of "lie detection"!  Doug Williams
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Re: Defense attorney in Maine infant death manslaughter case claims [favorable] polygraph evidence is "completely reliable"
Reply #2 - Aug 31st, 2017 at 4:36pm
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From the aforementioned article...

But Hopkins allegedly also told police she must have “blacked out” and was “so drunk that she did not remember,” saying she had drunk whiskey and ingested the antihistamine drug Benadryl, according to a police affidavit filed with the court.

In my professional opinion, even the most rabid polygraph apologists will have a tough time defending this particular "test."

The defendant's admitted lack of self-awareness during the time in question is a gross violation of Backster's "Distinctness of Issue" requirement.
  
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