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: “Bitemark testimony harmless error.” Texas Prepares to Execute Man Whose Conviction Relied on Discredited Forensics

A death-row prisoner whose conviction prosecutors obtained with discredited forensic testimony is set to be executed in Texas on August 17, 2022.…
— Read on deathpenaltyinfo.org/news/texas-prepares-to-execute-man-whose-conviction-relied-on-discredited-forensics

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Forensics: “Gun broke during testing.”Alec Baldwin’s Lawyer Responds to FBI Forensic Report Concluding He May Have Pulled Trigger in ‘Rust’ Shooting

The bombshell report determined the gun used onset could not have fired without someone pulling the trigger.
— Read on www.etonline.com/alec-baldwins-lawyer-responds-to-fbi-forensic-report-concluding-he-may-have-pulled-trigger-in-rust

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Forensics: No privacy for newborns. Police Used a Baby’s DNA to Investigate Its Father for a Crime |

Small pinpricks of blood are used to screen newborns for serious health conditions—but this genetic data can have legal uses too.
— Read on www.wired.com/story/police-used-a-babys-dna-to-investigate-its-father-for-a-crime/

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Forensics: Document recovery. Meet the guys who tape Trump’s papers back together

The president’s unofficial ‘filing system’ involves tearing up documents into pieces, even when they’re supposed to be preserved.
— Read on www.politico.com/story/2018/06/10/trump-papers-filing-system-635164

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Forensics: After decades. L.A. sheriff’s deputy charged with sexually assaulting four girls, ages 7 to 13

A grand jury indicted a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy on charges of sexually assaulting four girls in a case that prosecutors had declined to pursue a
— Read on www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/l-sheriffs-deputy-charged-sexually-assaulting-four-girls-ages-7-13-rcna42675

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Fake Forensics: Parcells banned from doing business, ordered to pay $700K+ for autopsy crimes

Parcells banned from doing business, ordered to pay $700K+ for autopsy crimes
— Read on www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/parcells-banned-from-doing-business-ordered-to-pay-dollar700kplus-for-autopsy-crimes/ar-AA10wvRp

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Forensics: 4,400 bodies found each year. Body Found in Trunk of Car Bought at Auction: Police

The vehicle was meant to be checked by a third party before it went to auction, but it slipped by without inspection.
— Read on www.newsweek.com/body-found-trunk-car-bought-auction-1732775

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Forensics: Chump change state law for A Milwaukee man who spent 24 years in prison for crimes he didn’t commit. Now a state board says he should get $1 million.

Daryl Holloway is the longest wrongfully convicted person released in Wisconsin to date, according to the state Claims Board.
— Read on news.yahoo.com/milwaukee-man-spent-24-years-221356292.html

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Forensics: Upcoming Execution Based on Discredited Forensic Science

I worked this case during his appeals. The dentist testified to all the bs proclaimed by the bitemarkers. Kosoul Chanthakoummane is set to be executed August 17 for the murder of a Dallas realtor in a case built on hypnosis and faulty evidence.
— Read on www.texasobserver.org/kosoul-chanthakoummane-death-penalty-forensics/

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Forensics: Mass exonerations. 7 convictions tied to ex-Chicago cop vacated in what may be largest mass-exoneration for murder in U.S. history

Reynaldo Guevara – a former member of a police department dogged by decades of scandal, cover-ups and brutality – has never been charged with a crime.
— Read on www.cbsnews.com/news/7-murder-convictions-tossed-tied-to-reynaldo-guevara-retired-chicago-cop/

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