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: China’ look at #chloroquinone as a cure. Its a no go folks.

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Forensics: junk science leading the scams about #COVID-19 “cure.”

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Forensics: More Coronavirus grifting by Trump: Germany tries to stop US luring away firm seeking vaccine

Im sure Der Cheeto plans to get his kids to control the market. Berlin is trying to stop Washington from persuading a German company seeking a coronavirus vaccine to move its research to the United States.
— Read on www.cnbc.com/2020/03/15/coronavirus-germany-tries-to-stop-us-luring-away-firm-seeking-vaccine.html

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Forensics: When politicians run the show. FUBAR. President Trump closed the White House pandemic office. I ran it. – The Washington Post

The federal government is moving too slowly, due to a lack of leadership.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/nsc-pandemic-office-trump-closed/2020/03/13/a70de09c-6491-11ea-acca-80c22bbee96f_story.html

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Forensics: Florida’s House passes forensic analysis reform for convicted felons

This bill forces the state to access the police national DNA database when post conviction forensic testing reveals an unknown profile. HB 7077 would make forensic tests more accessible to convicted felons.
— Read on floridapolitics.com/archives/322663-house-passes-forensic-analysis-reform-for-convicted-felons

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Forensics: After Slow Start, State to Probe 81 Convictions Involving Debunked Hair Analysis – Oklahoma Watch

49 states to go. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is working with district attorneys and others to examine 81 cases for possible wrongful conviction due to use of microscopic hair analysis, a debunked science.
— Read on oklahomawatch.org/2020/03/10/after-slow-start-state-to-probe-81-convictions-involving-debunked-hair-analysis/

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Forensics: DNA decontamination of fingerprint brushes

Interesting, since low count DNA testing now is derigeur in police crime labs. DNA decontamination of fingerprint brushes – In The Loop
— Read on www.in-the-loop.net.au/dna-decontamination-of-fingerprint-brushes/

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Forensics: The Innocence Projects legacy. Increasing the Integrity of Convictions Begins with Prosecutors

  18 Utah-based convictions have been overturned since 1990 with prison sentences ranging from two years to life, according to the National Registry of Exonerations. Utah has approximately 3,000 prison admissions a year, and it is tempting to believe our wrongful conviction rate is equal to our exoneration rate — about 0.02%. However, a study funded…
— Read on dailyutahchronicle.com/2020/03/07/barron-increase-integrity-convictions/

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Forensics: Junk shoeprint matching and DNA catches up with another famed forensic expert.

This is a continuing story involving Henry Lee and the crime lab where he has been a decades-long teacher and examiner. Added intrigue has to do with a FBI footprint guru teaching how to “definitely” identify a defendant from a bloody shoe print.

https://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-news-henry-lee-hasan-civil-case-20200307-6rdy2venfjfopiw4swymbm3uvu-story.html

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As the coronavirus outbreak evolves, we answer some key questions | Science News

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/coronavirus-questions-covid19-symptoms-deaths-spread

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