Forensics Canada: Bitemarkers run amok; Courts and DAs prefer case precedence over science.

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This is a 50 page UBC Law Review narrative on the inadequacies of courts to recognize junk “forensic” experts. Battling Canadian bitemarkers leave a trail of exaggerated claims and criminal case law that is blind to scientific principles.

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Forensics: Santae Tribble, whose wrongful conviction revealed FBI forensic hair match flaws, dies at 59 – The Washington Post

Another victim to forensic junk promulgated by the FBI. His exoneration helped launch a Justice Department review that found FBI hair examiners systematically overstated testimony in almost all trials in which they gave evidence over two decades.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/local/legal-issues/santae-tribble-whose-wrongful-conviction-revealed-fbi-forensic-hair-match-flaws-dies-at-59/2020/07/04/eb953b40-bbbf-11ea-bdaf-a129f921026f_story.html

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Forensics: Murdering a Washington Post Journalist. A lit oven for Khashoggi | Daily Sabah

A Saudi hit squad lit an oven for Khashoggi. In Turkey. This bunch included a UK trained Arab pathologist.
— Read on www.dailysabah.com/opinion/columns/a-lit-oven-for-khashoggi

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Forensics: Houston PD decides public can know when police might injure or kill them – Grits for Breakfast

Well then, may we presume they also control their “independent crime lab?” As in deep-sixing unfavorable crime scene evidence and “losing” police body cam vids.

Grits for Breakfast: Houston PD decides public can know when police might injure or kill them
— Read on gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/2020/07/houston-pd-decides-public-can-know-when.html

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Forensics: Pro prosecution NYPD DNA Database Continues to Grow, Legal Aid Society Says

Despite the NYPD’s promise to reduce its DNA database, it has grown, the Legal Aid Society says.
— Read on www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/news/2020/07/02/nypd-dna-database-continues-to-grow-legal-aid-society-says

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Forensics” ‘I can’t breathe’: how America’s broken autopsy system can mask police violence

I also can add that the actual death scenes are closely supervised by the police rarely permiting timely access to death investigators. A pathologist I know in CA would allow Prosecutors to attend autopsies only if a Public Defender also was present. She wasn’t very popular to say the least. Past tense. She quit.

A focus on health conditions rather than officers’ actions tells a misleading tale – and in many areas, coroners need no medical training
— Read on amp.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jul/02/autopsies-police-killings-medical-misleading

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Forensics: Facial recognition sucks. Opinion | I was wrongfully arrested because of facial recognition. Why are police allowed to use it? – The Washington Post

Flawed technology should not be able to automate racist police policies.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/06/24/i-was-wrongfully-arrested-because-facial-recognition-why-are-police-allowed-use-this-technology/

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Forensics: What autopsies reveal about coronavirus

This is fascinating stuff. Not what you are seeing in the media. You might need a medical dictionary.

What autopsies reveal about coronavirus – The Washington Post
— Read on www-washingtonpost-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/07/01/coronavirus-autopsies-findings/

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Forensics: Another absolutely obsolete method. Importance of cheiloscopy in forensic science

No mention of recovering salivary DNA in this one. Outdated references and no validity/reliability testing. Classic junk.

Importance of cheiloscopy in forensic science
— Read on legaldesire.com/importance-of-cheiloscopy-in-forensic-science/

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Forensics: Facial Reconstruction of a Prehistoric Man Whose Head Was Mounted on a Stake

In 2011, Swedish archaeologists found human skulls that had been mounted on stakes at an 8,000-year-old burial site, representing a behavior rarely seen among prehistoric hunter-gatherers. An incredible, computer-aided facial reconstruction finally puts a face to one of these skulls.
— Read on gizmodo.com/facial-reconstruction-of-a-prehistoric-man-whose-head-w-1844179970/amp

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Forensics: This is beyond stupid. OC Sheriff Officials Allegedly Broke Chain of Custody with Half of Their Golden State Killer EvidenceVoice of OC

OC Sheriff Officials Allegedly Broke Chain of Custody with Half of Their Golden State Killer EvidenceVoice of OC
— Read on voiceofoc.org/2020/06/oc-sheriff-officials-allegedly-broke-chain-of-custody-with-half-of-their-golden-state-killer-evidence/

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