The Flores case shows how our criminal justice system mishandles eyewitness testimony

By John Wixted and Patricia A. Riley 1:30 AM on Sep 19, 2020 CDT Eyewitness testimony is reliable, but only under specific circumstances Charles Don Flores is on death row in Texas, where he was convicted as an accomplice to a murder committed in 1998. If the U.S. Supreme Court does not intervene, his execution … Continue reading “The Flores case shows how our criminal justice system mishandles eyewitness testimony”

Convictions based on the pseudoscience of hypnosis allow for the miscarriage of justice

By John Wixted and Patricia A. Riley 1:30 AM on Sep 19, 2020 CDT The Flores case is an example of using “junk” science for a murder conviction. Since the inception of criminal investigations, the techniques and procedures used in these inquests have been plagued by pseudoscientific claims. From spectral evidence allowed at the Salem … Continue reading “Convictions based on the pseudoscience of hypnosis allow for the miscarriage of justice”

[Video] Texas Police Hypnotize Crime Victims

WATCH: Texas police are hypnotizing crime victims and using the ‘evidence’ to imprison people. By NowThis. To learn more about police hypnosis in Texas, visit https://go.nowth.is/33evhWI

Hypnosis helped put this Texan on death row, his lawyers say. The Supreme Court could soon decide his fate

By Lauren McGaughy 3:37 PM on Sep 9, 2020 UTC−5 Texas law enforcement use hypnosis to investigate dozens of crimes a year. The outcome of a Dallas case could change this controversial practice — and determine the fate of a man on death row. The witness remembered the Volkswagen Beetle, its psychedelic flames visible in … Continue reading “Hypnosis helped put this Texan on death row, his lawyers say. The Supreme Court could soon decide his fate”

False witness: why is the US still using hypnosis to convict criminals?

Published in “The Guardian” (UK) on Oct 20, 2019

Texas uses hypnosis to investigate crimes. Dallas death row inmates say it’s time to stop

Published in “The Dallas Morning News” (US) on May 15, 2018

Texas Death Row Inmates Push For Forensic Hypnosis Ban

Published in CBS Local News on May 14, 2018

Death Row Case in Dallas County Puts Hypnosis on Trial as ‘Junk Science’

Published in the “Dallas Observer” (US) in March 27, 2018

Hypnotized witness helped put dog’s killer on death row — but grandma’s killer goes free.

Published in “The Dallas Morning News” (US) on Oct 20, 2017

Death Watch: The Merits of Hypnosis-Induced Testimony

Article published in “Austin Chronicle” (US) on June 3, 2016