What a surprise! Bureaucrats ignoring the truth to make themselves look better. And if it puts people in jail? Well, no one cares about the little people. These Machines Can Put You in Jail. Don’t Trust Them..
But those tests — a bedrock of the criminal justice system — are often unreliable, a New York Times investigation found. The devices, found in virtually every police station in America, generate skewed results with alarming frequency, even though they are marketed as precise to the third decimal place.
Judges in Massachusetts and New Jersey have thrown out more than 30,000 breath tests in the past 12 months alone, largely because of human errors and lax governmental oversight. Across the country, thousands of other tests also have been invalidated in recent years.
The manufacturers are covering their assets. The people in the states responsible for the machines are just lying through their teeth. And DAs are only interested in winning, not in Justice.