|A Special Message from Dr. Whitehurst|
How I Challenged the FBI
I have challenged the FBI for covering up major problems in its Crime Lab for the past 20 years, and it's back on the front page again this week. The problems I witnessed distorted thousands of cases, and the faulty evidence from the FBI Lab has been used to imprison people for crimes they did not commit.
When I first blew the whistle on the FBI Lab, it was unheard of to take on such a large and powerful institution. Many people had their doubts. It was only the small, underfunded National Whistleblowers Center that believed in me.
When the Justice Department and FBI promised to review all of the tainted evidence, I hoped that they would fix the mistakes. They never did.
As a former FBI agent, I feel a duty to protect the innocent Americans who were wrongfully imprisoned. Again I owe thanks to the NWC for helping me track down proof of the FBI's continuing failures, detailed in this week's Washington Post expose. Help me continue this work by joining the NWC.
These headlines come and go, but I know that the NWC will never waver in its mission to protect the truth. I know they will be with me until the Justice Department frees the innocent prisoners, and I know they will continue to support other whistleblowers.How can you help? Become a supporting member of the National Whistleblowers Center. I am not the first whistleblower, and I will not be the last.
Dr. Frederic Whitehurst
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