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: The Innocence Projects’ plans for its next 30 years.

innocenceproject.org/in-the-vanguard-of-justice-reform-the-road-ahead/

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Forensics: How a local ME agency uses the NAMUS system for its unknown persons. District Six Medical Examiner – Unidentified Persons

District Six Medical Examiner – Unidentified Persons
— Read on www.pinellascounty.org/forensics/me_unidentified.htm

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Forensics: Pennsylvania wants to use NAMUS via a New missing person bill that will require national reporting

Only 11 US states mandate the use of the NIJ funded NAMUS database which combines both public access of family info requests and law enforcement missing persons reports.

NAMUS is located here:
https://namus.nij.ojp.gov/

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — Pennsylvania currently ranks 10th in the nation for unsolved missing person cases and a new bill sitting on Gov. Wolf’s desk could help to change that. House Bill 930, if signed into law, would require Pennsylvania State Police to submit DNA profiles of missing persons and unidentified bodies, no matter the […]
— Read on www.wtrf.com/news/pennsylvania-headlines/new-missing-person-bill-will-require-national-reporting/

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Forensics: Police corruption. Watts Scandal Grows as Attorneys Prepare for More Exonerations

Cook County prosecutors are believed to be preparing to overturn the convictions of scores of individuals arrested on narcotics charges by corrupt Chicago…
— Read on www.nbcchicago.com/investigations/watts-scandal-grows-as-attorneys-prepare-for-more-exonerations/2730906/

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Forensics: First Black female in Tennessee. A 74-Year-Old Black Woman Gets Exonerated After Spending 28 Years in Prison

Joyce Watkins was granted parole in 2015, but she immediately began taking steps towards clearing her name and getting her 1988 conviction overturned.
— Read on www.complex.com/life/black-woman-exoneration-prison-innocence

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Forensics: Genealogy DNA. Remains, found in Lincoln, identified more than 9 years later

The case began when a Talladega County deputy and a reserve officer working at the Racetrack during race week located human remains behind an abandoned house on Allred Road.
— Read on www.wsfa.com/2022/01/14/remains-found-lincoln-identified-more-than-9-years-later/

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Forensics: Satellites and geology methods. The science that is helping researchers find the ‘disappeared’ in Latin America

Researchers are using modern forensic techniques to find the bodies of victims of civil conflict in Latin America.
— Read on uk.news.yahoo.com/science-helping-researchers-disappeared-latin-112505035.html

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Forensics: Police used fake DNA reports during interrogations, Virginia attorney general says

Im sure they fake other forensic “data” as a SOP.

Virginia Beach police used forged documents that linked people’s DNA to a crime to get them to confess or cooperate with investigators, Virginia’s outgoing attorney general said.
— Read on www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/police-used-fake-dna-reports-interrogations-virginia-attorney-general-rcna12053

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Forensics: experts weigh in on DC crime lab’s next steps

Its still politicians vs scientists at this lab in DC.

The team of forensic experts advising prosecutors about the troubled D.C. crime lab are urging against District officials’ plan to reinstate some divisions of the agency quickly.
— Read on wtop.com/dc/2022/01/forensic-experts-weigh-in-on-dc-crime-labs-next-steps/

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Forensics: False/misleading forensics compose 24% of wrongfully convicted nation wide. Michiganders have lost more than 1,415 years of freedom

Deniers of these stats blame the lawyers.

Wrongful convictions have led to Michiganders spending at least 1,417 years in prison. Nationwide, exonerees have lost at least 26,289 years to prison.
— Read on www.fox2detroit.com/news/wrongfully-convicted-michiganders-have-lost-more-than-1415-years-of-freedom

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