The Texas Forensic Science Commission has posted their agenda for the Jan 29th meeting in Harlingen, Texas. It is clear from this agenda, which mentions that the meeting after this one will be in April, that Rick Perry has successfully quashed and covered up the investigation into Texas’ execution of an innocent person until after the March primary election. Perry replaced the old chair of the commission with his hand-picked puppet, John Bradley, in October, shortly before the commission was to discuss a report written by a fire expert hired by the commission to investigate the arson fires involved in the Todd Willingham and Ernest Willis cases.
It is not mentioned in the agenda whether Bradley will allow members of the public to deliver comments to the Commission at the meeting.
TEXAS FORENSIC SCIENCE COMMISSION – AGENDA
January 29th, 2010 – 9:30 A.M.
1725 W. Fillmore Avenue at Expressway 83
Harlingen, TX 78550
Telephone: (956) 412-7800 Fax: (956) 412-7889
During this meeting, the Commission may consider and take action on the following items. The Commission shall have morning breaks and a brief lunch break:
9:30 A.M. – OPENING REMARKS BY BRADLEY AND SENATOR HINOJOSA
ADOPTION OF MINUTES FROM JULY 24th, 2009 MEETING
INTRODUCTION BY EACH COMMISSIONER
PRESENTATION ON TFSC HISTORY AND DESCRIPTION OF WORK OF CHAIR SINCE LAST MEETING
DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON TFSC POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON CREATION OF TFSC GENERAL COUNSEL POSITION
DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON CREATION OF CONSULTANT POSITION FOR ONGOING TFSC PROJECTS TO STUDY FORENSIC TESTING BACKLOGS (See Senate Interim Chair No. 6)
ASSIGNMENT OF PENDING COMPLAINTS AND CASES BY CHAIR
SCHEDULE/LOCATION FOR FUTURE MEETINGS (April, July, and October)