1) The court system is quick to convict and interminably slow to correct prosecutorial mistakes and worse:
2) A somewhat hilarious yet sadly true exposition on the civil side of forensic expertise. A lawyer’s take on medical experts hired by Plantiffs battling insurance companies. I can vouch for it: Judy Melinek has a good path book called “Working Stiff.”
3) Take Two on Michael Baden: He’s back to normal compared to the forensic chaos in Ferguson: Famous pathologist Baden agrees w NYCME autopsy of Eric Garner.
4) Substandard autopsy from 20 years ago is argued in Australian murder appeal.
5) Oops. Body parts forgotten 7 years at disgraced and closed crime lab in Delaware. via @delawareonline
6) A great quote from Erik Eckholm from his New York Times piece on bitemark identification. Its an echo from articles dating back to the 70’s in the US:
7) And more about wrongful convictions and how they happen when DAs using junk forensics: A Compendium of forensic failures and misconduct. See how no one is safe when they want you guilty.