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Jennifer Thompson and Eyewitness Testimony

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Eyewitness testimony is often considered solid evidence in a court of law, particularly in certain crimes such as rape. But a troubling new Frontline documentary airing on PBS tonight raises new doubts about eyewitness testimony. The documentary — “What Jennifer Saw” — highlights the case of Jennifer Thompson, a rape victim who misidentified her attacker and helped send him to jail for 11 years.

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