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: Female inmates sterilized in California prisons without approval

This is beyond awful.

Female inmates sterilized in California prisons without approval | Reveal
— Read on revealnews.org/article/female-inmates-sterilized-in-california-prisons-without-approval/amp/

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Forensics: Legal buffoonery: Trump legal team members like Rudy Giuliani could face sanctions.

They have lost 30-2. The 2 were only partial wins. The smarter Big Law lawyers quit weeks ago. Malicious litigation has its penalties.

Trump legal team members like Rudy Giuliani could face sanctions.
— Read on www.google.com/amp/s/slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/11/trump-legal-team-rudy-giuliani-state-bar-sanctions.amp

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Forensics: The Confrontation Clause: Can the Sixth Amendment Protect Defendants from Junk Science?

A defendant appeals claiming his right to cross-examine a prosecution’s DNA expert was denied at trial. Amazing how simple this sounds in theory. DAs, however, often get around defendants’ Constitutional protections. Then the judge won’t pay for a defense expert to do an independent analysis. This needs to change.

Can the Sixth Amendment Protect Defendants from Junk Science? | The Crime Report
— Read on thecrimereport.org/2020/11/23/can-the-sixth-amendment-protect-defendants-from-junk-science/

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Forensics: Pandemic News: Trump supporter who exhaled over women during protests is charged with assault

70 million voted for the pool tube character. (Have to look at the vid).

Raymond Deskins charged after breathing forcefully over two women during altercation outside Trump golf club in Virginia
— Read on www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/nov/23/trump-supporter-who-exhaled-over-women-during-protests-is-charged-with-assault

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Forensics: LDF Files Lawsuit Against President Trump and the Trump Campaign’s Attempts to Overturn the Election by Disenfranchising Black Voters in Michigan | NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Laws are a bitch. Hope he hires Guliani again.

LDF Files Lawsuit Against President Trump and the Trump Campaign’s Attempts to Overturn the Election by Disenfranchising Black Voters in Michigan | NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
— Read on www.naacpldf.org/press-release/ldf-files-lawsuit-against-president-trump-and-the-trump-campaigns-attempts-to-overturn-the-election-by-disenfranchising-black-voters-in-michigan/

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Forensics: San Francisco DA Posts List Of Cases Possibly Impacted By Forensic Lab Analyst Misconduct – CBS San Francisco

Thousands of cases. 500 death cases. Says to call your defense attorney. How proactive.

The San Francisco District Attorney’s office on Friday posted an extensive list of cases that could be affected the misconduct of a forensic lab analyst who is being charged with intent to distribute methamphetamine, officials said.
— Read on sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2020/11/20/san-francisco-da-to-post-list-of-cases-impacted-by-forensic-lab-analyst-misconduct/

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Forensics: 2020 vote saw pro-reform prosecutors win. Now they need to fix mistakes by their predecessors.

Good read on what needs to be done. It includes bitemarks in the category of junk forensics. I can’t believe the ABFO bitemarkers are mandated by the National Asso of Medical Examiners for its ME certification process. Incredible.

Police and prosecutors wrongful convictions show the criminal justice system needs reform, and exoneration of the innocent.
— Read on www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/2020-vote-saw-pro-reform-prosecutors-win-now-they-need-ncna1248106

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Forensics: Blanket “qualified immunity” for unreasonable police actions takes a hit.

A glimmer of hope.

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Forensics: More on ‘expert’ Parcells accused of illegal autopsies faces wire fraud charges

He also performed a sham autopsy on MIchael Brown who was shot by police in St. Louis. A real predator. His latest was covid “testing” people in their driveways.

Shawn Parcells, 41, from Kansas, has been indicted on 10 federal counts of wire fraud for allegedly collecting more than $1million from 375 clients and failing to produce full autopsy reports.
— Read on www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8966413/Kansas-man-accused-illegal-autopsies-faces-fraud-charges.html

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Forensics: Alabama drug test lab owner sent to prison for forging test results, costing parents custody of children

Beyond horrendous.

The owner of an Alabama testing lab was sentenced to prison last week for falsifying drug test results that prosecutors say cost multiple parents custody of their children.
— Read on www.foxnews.com/us/alabama-drug-test-lab-owner-sent-to-prison-for-forging-test-results-costing-parents-custody-of-their-children.amp

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