Junk science, what is it? it is alleged science that has no factual basis and it can’t be tested; sounds a lot like the field of psychology. Psychologists and psychiatrists tend to be the most egregious purveyors of junk science. Junk science is at its most dangerous when it is used while an individuals liberty is at stake.
This was on display during the Keller Case. The Keller’s were accused of abuse that was simply impossible to have occurred. Mistakes were made, tragic mistakes during the case. At the core of the case was the testimony of Dr. Randy Noblitt, a psychologist who was a strong believer in Satanic Cults and ritual abuse.
The Keller’s spent decades in prison for a crime that wasn’t committed and could not have been committed. It is interesting to note that the emergency room physician who testified in the original trial that there was signs of abuse recanted his testimony and has openly and publicly said he was wrong. Dr. Randy Noblitt, the psychologist who testified to the veracity of ritual abuse has not once recanted his testimony. In fact please take note of an Appellate Judge’s concurrent opinion.
Applicant’s brief on appeal noted that Noblitt had parlayed his testimony into a business opportunity, giving lectures and writing a book on the evils of ritual abuse, and that pointed to “a Noblitt-sponsored 1995 conference as providing an eye-opening look into his world view.” That conference included speakers who “revealed” the FBI’s cover-up of a satanic cult in Nebraska that had White House ties, the existence of more than 500 satanic cults conducting eight sacrificial murders a year in New York City, and that then-President Bill Clinton was the anti-Christ.
Reading this quote, the reader gains insight into the twisted thinking of Dr. Randy Noblitt. It is obvious that he in no way should be allowed to qualify as an expert witness, It also represents a failure in our legal system that someone like Dr. Noblitt was allowed to testify. It also represents a complete failure of the profession of psychology and the boards that govern the practice of psychology in the individual states. No other profession , at least medical profession, has such loose controls on the practitioners. The field of psychology is poorly governed and the most fantastical claims are allowed to be made.
The Courts , especially in Loudoun County, are continuing to allow practitioners of junk science to testify in the Courtroom. Dr. Mary Lindahl holds very questionable views and tends to side with Sandra Glenney an amazing 100% of the time. Dr. William Ling of Reston, Virginia also testifies quite often for Sandra Glenney. This is a very serious matter, judges in Loudoun have a difficult time in keeping the unqualified experts off the stand.
Psychologists are an integral part of the strategy of Sandra Glenney, the professionals that she selects will share similar beliefs to that of Dr. Randy Noblitt; be aware that their testimony is junk science and not based on fact. You and your attorney need to adopt a scorched earth campaign to discredit the expert witness chosen by Sandra Glenney. Make an attempt to obtain any published article are any other documentation that may provide insight into their background and practice.