Judge Allows Defense to Question Cross-Racial Identifications

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From Talk Left:

For the first time in New York since the state’s high court opened courtroom doors to identification experts, a judge has said a jury can hear testimony that suggests eyewitnesses are particularly unreliable when identifying perpetrators of a different ethnicity. The judge rejected prosecutors’ arguments that scientific experts had not reached generally accepted theories on the accuracy of cross-racial” IDs.”