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: Another debunked Shaken Baby conviction. Ridiculous medical opinion used at trial.

https://smithforensic.blogspot.com/2022/01/kevin-harper-jr-california-shaken-baby.html

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#Missing children: Sheriff’s Deputies Searching For At Risk, Missing Teen – CBS Los Angeles

Sheriff’s Deputies Searching For At Risk, Missing Teen – CBS Los Angeles
— Read on losangeles.cbslocal.com/2022/01/23/sheriffs-deputies-searching-for-at-risk-missing-teen/

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Forensics: The progress of addiction in the US. ‘The deadliest drug we’ve ever known’: author Sam Quinones on how fentanyl saturated the US

In his new book, Quinones investigates how the explosion of synthetic drugs spurred an ‘epidemic of addiction’
— Read on www.theguardian.com/society/2022/jan/22/fentanyl-methamphetamine-drugs-epidemic-us

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Forensics: US DOJ DNA database at work. Human remains found decades ago now tied to 1970s cold case. #NamUS

Linda LeBeau went missing in 1977, remains found in 1986 have now been identified as belonging to her
— Read on news.yahoo.com/human-remains-found-decades-ago-202443704.html

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Forensics: 500 NYC Convictions to Be Tossed Based on Cop’s Alleged Perjury, DA Says – NBC New York

Bad apple? Who else knew of this? Prosecutors in the Bronx say more than 500 convictions have been or will be dismissed because they relied on testimony from a former NYPD detective now facing…
— Read on www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/500-nyc-convictions-to-be-tossed-based-on-cops-alleged-perjury-da-says/3505488/

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Forensics: Missing persons cold cases. Charles Helem killed women for over 20 years, now Linked To Murders Of Eige Sober-Adler, Jennifer Landry.

Charles Helem Linked To Murders Of Eige Sober-Adler, Jennifer Landry | Crime News
— Read on www.oxygen.com/crime-news/charles-helem-linked-to-murders-of-eige-sober-adler-jennifer-landry

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Forensics: This police lab is a total wreck. Oversight Hearing Reveals More Issues at DC Crime Lab – WCP

The DC crime lab lost its accreditation last year. Its interim director says he has no solid plan for returning to regular operations.
— Read on washingtoncitypaper.com/article/545794/oversight-hearing-reveals-more-issues-at-crime-lab/

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Forensic DNA: Forensic Science Helps to Shed Light on Impact of Tulsa Race Massacre | Lab Manager

Non-profit DNA testing laboratory strives to identify victims of Tulsa Race Massacre
— Read on www.labmanager.com/news/forensic-science-helps-to-shed-light-on-impact-of-tulsa-race-massacre-27423

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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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