Perfect Evidence

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After a decade in which DNA evidence has freed over 100 people nationwide, it's become clear that DNA evidence isn't just proving wrongdoing by criminals, it's proving wrongdoing by police and prosecutors. In this show, we look at what DNA has revealed to us: how police get innocent people to confess to crimes they didn't commit, how they get witnesses to pin crimes on innocent people. There have always been suspicions that these kinds of things take place. With DNA there's finally irrefutable proof.

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Ira Glass