Lord Acton warned that we should not make moral allowances for powerful people just because they are powerful. If a common man murdered someone, Acton explained, he should hang. But when a king or queen murders, we make allowances for it. “I would hang them higher than Haman, for reasons of quite obvious justice, still more, still higher, for the sake of historical science” Acton wrote. The same dynamic applies here.
One thing is for certain. There should be zero-tolerance for forensic fraud perpetrated by those in positions of power. This is worse than Annie Dookhan as her victims were abstractions. She did not see the damage that resulted from her laboratory misconduct.
And as far as I can find, these documents are the most elaborate and complete representation of the mechanics of forensic fraud available and show the sequential steps between the requesting party and complicit lab. The documents also show how easy laboratory misconduct is accomplished as well as the moral detachment of the involved parties.
Bertram knew these where crimes and God help me I am not going to let the unctuous bastard get away with it. Problem for him is that there is no defense and time has a way with catching up with justice.
Bertram was also informed that since 2011 there have been multiple suicides related to these same allegedly falsified tests including several doctors here in Massachusetts (one who was my friend!). These deaths are solely on his head. He needs to be called on it and he will. The laboratory fraud is as equally abhorrent as those who engage in it, those who deny it and those who ignore it. . One other thing is for certain: When this racket is exposed (and it will be most likely in 20018) the record will show who knew what and when. It will be indefensible. And those involved need to be held to account. Let us make sure of it.