KS Case a Textbook Example of Eyewitness ID Flaws

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A photo of Richard Anthony Jones was the 202nd needle in a haystack of mugshots of black men named Richard or Rick. In 1999, a self-described Kansas crackhead pointed at that photo and fingered Jones as the perpetrator of a robbery three months earlier, setting in motion a 17-year nightmare for Jones. It became a textbook example of the dangerous unreliability of eyewitness testimony and flawed police photo lineups,Want to read more? Please subscribe to The Crime Report!