Forensic Focus: Slimy attacks on legal defense professionals continues, bogus DNA reports in DEL, and more….

Political attacks on criminal defense professionals is going viral. The GOP and others, some notable and others ridiculous, take license with the truth about what is really “justice.” Apparently their own version is the only legitimate one (the scales tipped all the way to one side), regardless of the Constitutional rights of defendants. Read, from a public defender, what her role is in protecting criminal clients whether guilty or innocent.

This is no surprise. The Criminal Justice system is a growth industry. And crime rates are decreasing.  From The Deseret News. 

For the first time, a Judge Calls Shaken Baby Diagnosis an “Article of Faith. ”wp.me/p2224n-4Bu via @WrongConvBlog Much like the “faith belief”  that every human has unique teeth that can show up in bitemarks.

Treatise on judicial inertia when it meets poor forensics- Flawed Convictions – Deborah Tuerkheimer – Oxford Press global.oup.com/academic/produ…

Bogus DNA reports in over 200 cases. Impact of DNA snafu not yet clear on Columbus police cases. shar.es/S23nZ via @DispatchAlerts

DELAWARE: Medical Examiner and Crime Lab Technician “Suspended.” wilm.com/articles/delaw…

Prison Documents: Not enough drugs to finish botched execution. skygrid.me/1krCPWn

Legal history of habeas corpus origins in Brit Law. Lord Mansfield was  George III’s superstar. Though his lordship was despised by Thomas Jefferson.  abajournal.com/mobile/article…

Morning Links: The crime lab problem. Pick a state. wapo.st/1pSAUCv

 

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Dr. Michael Bowers is a long time forensic consultant in the US and international court systems.
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