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: Judge limits ballistics expert. What Role Did Prosecutors Play in Unraveling D.C.’s Crime Lab?

An investigation into troubles at the Department of Forensic Sciences’ crime lab reveals more details about its downfall.
— Read on washingtoncitypaper.com/article/573597/making-a-meltdown-what-role-did-federal-prosecutors-play-in-unraveling-d-c-s-crime-lab/

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Forensics: Racial patterns in US wrongful convictions. Innocent POC 7.5 x more likely to be wrongfully convicted.

www.law.umich.edu/special/exoneration/Documents/Race Report Preview.pdf

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Forensics: #NamUs Selects Othram as a Forensic Genetic Genealogy Partner

Great news! Im very proud to be able to assist NamUs with Missing and Unidentified cases.

September 27, 2022 — Othram, the leading forensic sequencing laboratory for law enforcement, and the National Missing and
— Read on www.prweb.com/releases/2022/9/prweb18921844.htm

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Forensics: Blood in soil. Kristin Smart Murder Trial: Forensic DNA consultant resumes testimony, calls prosecution’s witness into question

Thursday’s proceedings resumed with testimony from the defense’s second witness: Elizabeth Johnson, a forensic DNA consultant working through a private practice.
— Read on mustangnews.net/kristin-smart-murder-trial-forensic-dna-consultant-resumes-testimony-calls-prosecutions-witness-into-question/

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Oklahoma Lawmaker Calls for Investigation of Prosecutors Who Convicted Richard Glossip

Richard Glossip faces a December execution date as Oklahoma lawmakers call attention to new evidence of prosecutorial misconduct in his case.
— Read on theintercept.com/2022/09/23/richard-glossip-execution-investigation/

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Forensics: #NamUS Bill could make it easier to locate missing people across the U.S.

There are more than 22,000 people missing in the U.S. More than 600 of those people were reported missing in East Tennessee.
— Read on www.wbir.com/article/news/crime/trace-act-could-universalize-how-missing-person-information-is-entered-into-namus/51-795be65e-0573-46c9-a0cc-5dde761c1fa8

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Forensics: Expanding doubt, Massachusetts crime lab scandal may involve even more wrongdoing

A decade-old drug testing scandal at the William A. Hinton State Laboratory Institute may involve wrongdoing by more chemists than just Annie Dookhan, according to a judge.
— Read on www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/massachusetts-crime-lab-drug-testing-scandal-rcna48940

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Forensics: Battling blood and decomp opinions in Smart murder case. Taphonony specialist contradicts previous witness testimony: ‘I don’t see any data that confirms the presence of human remains.’

Forensic specialist contradicts previous witness testimony: ‘I don’t see any data that confirms the presence of human remains’ – Mustang News
— Read on mustangnews.net/forensic-specialist-contradicts-previous-witness-testimony-i-dont-see-any-data-that-confirms-the-presence-of-human-remains/

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Forensics: Kudos to Amy at NamUS!! Governor signs NamUS bill into law

HARRISBURG — State police are now required to turn over DNA samples of missing persons and unidentified decedents to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUS), thanks to two
— Read on www.dailyitem.com/content/tncms/live/

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Forensics: Brand new Crime lab mistakes man’s Tums for cocaine; Audit underway

Crime lab mistakes man’s Tums for cocaine; Audit underway – KTVZ
— Read on ktvz.com/cnn-regional/2022/09/20/crime-lab-mistakes-mans-tums-for-cocaine-audit-underway/

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