Wrong Person Goes to Prison After Interrogation, Polygraph

According to a Chicago Tribune report dated June 18, 2013, Chicago cops elicited a false confession out of Nicole Harris– that she killed her young son — during a 27-hour interrogation that included a polygraph exam. As a result, the young mother, now 31, spent eight years behind bars before the justice system figured out that actual physical evidence proved her false confession impossible.

TheClapperMemoFrontCoverLR 6-5-13Incredibly, the polygraph technology that played such a key role in sending this woman to prison for a crime she did not commit is the same technology Department of Defense officials have made their department’s only authorized credibility assessment tool.

In fact, DoD officials have issued no fewer than three times during the past decade to drive home the point that the polygraph is the only credibility assessment tool to be used by DoD agencies. Nothing else!

Because the first memo I came across during an exhaustive four-year investigation was issued by James R. Clapper Jr., the man now serving as Director of National Intelligence (i.e., our nation’s top intelligence official), I thought his name deserved a spot in the title of my latest book, THE CLAPPER MEMO.

Why did Clapper, then serving as Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, issue the memo?

Why is DoD so in love with the polygraph?

For the answers to the questions above and others, you’ll have to read THE CLAPPER MEMO. After you read it, I hope you’ll demand that your elected officials in the nation’s capitol reverse DoD’s ban on this non-polygraph technology.

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About BobMcCarty

A native of Enid, Oklahoma, Bob McCarty graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in journalism in 1984. During the next two decades, he served stints as an Air Force public affairs officer, a political campaign manager, a technology sales consultant and a public relations professional. Today, Bob spends most of his time researching topics, writing about them and publishing those writings. When he’s not writing online, he’s working as an author. Bob’s first published book, Three Days In August: A U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier’s Fight For Military Justice (October 2011), chronicles the life story and wrongful conviction of Sgt. 1st Class Kelly A. Stewart, a highly-decorated Green Beret combat veteran. In his second book, THE CLAPPER MEMO (May 2013), Bob connects the dots between a memo signed by James R. Clapper Jr. — the man now serving as our nation’s top intelligence official — and the deaths of dozens of Americans in Afghanistan at the hands of our so-called Afghan “allies” wearing the uniforms of their nation’s military, police and security forces. Bob is married, has three sons and lives in the St. Louis area. Bob is available for media and blogger interviews. Simply drop a comment here, leaving your name, organization, phone number, e-mail address and area of interest. He’ll try to respond as soon as possible.

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