Summary of “Forensic Science Put Jimmy Genrich in Prison for 24 Years. What if It Wasn’t Science?”

Did you know you can support The Nation by drinking wine? 1: THE BOMBINGS. The first bomb didn’t kill anyone.
When the van rolled forward, a bomb that had been hidden in the left rear wheel well exploded.
The next day, federal agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms descended on the town of roughly 30,000 to assist local investigators with what appeared to be a serial bomber.
The police were stymied, people were scared, and the pressure to find a culprit mounted.
“We certainly don’t want to create hysteria or paranoia in the community,” a police lieutenant told the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel after warning people to check around their cars for bombs.
“People use dynamite. People work in the oil patch. People set bombs off for fun,” said Ellen Miller, a former correspondent for The Denver Post who covered the story.
“I mean, seriously. People knew what pipe bombs were.” Then, in early July, police received a nervous call from a woman who worked at the Readmor bookstore on Main Street.
A 28-year-old local man named Jimmy Genrich had asked them to order The Anarchist Cookbook, a manual that contains, among other things, instructions on how to make a pipe bomb.

The orginal article.