Why Eye Witnesses Suck


I was talking about the fire from the other night and someone asked which store was affected and I said the maternity clothes store. But when I uploaded the pictures, pictures I took, so not only was I looking right at the store, I was studying it to pick the shot I wanted, I saw that it was not the maternity store but the furniture/housewares store.

When I finished my last book about unsolved murder I decided that no one should be able to be convicted of murder without physical evidence (or an untainted confession, perhaps).  People simply do not make trustworthy witnesses.

I love that message in the window, The End of History, but what does it mean? A black hole is going to suck up our past? Oh wait, that’s the title of a book, right?

Some friends are getting kittens tomorrow and I’m going to takes pictures of owners and kittens meeting.  HEAVEN.

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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One thought on “Why Eye Witnesses Suck

  1. You are SO right about eye witnesses! There have been studies and everything, showing how unreliable they are. I studied some criminal law during my masters degree and came to the same conclusion you did. I don’t know why it’s not more widely talked about.

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