Monthly Archives: February 2016

Mess up, stolen drugs, perjury, in Medical Examiner crime lab leads to lawsuit

This Delaware case should show that wrongful convictions and junk forensic science are not a figment of the media’s imagination. “The medical examiner’s laboratory has since been replaced by the Division of Forensic Science under the Department of Safety and … Continue reading

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BBC on Bitemarks – “An enormous task” to review old cases and convictions and executions

The bitemarkers claim they will assist in the now pending review of all their cases. Lets just say that their days of credibility as “scientific experts” are over. This article talks about the conviction and execution of David Wayne Spence. … Continue reading

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Italian student showed signs of electrocution – Egypt forensic source

Double autopsies from Egypt and Italians forensic authorities indicate the extent of the student’s horrific injuries. Egypt security forces deny involvement despite reports the victim was taken into custody by the police. Remember that the Egyptian Forensic Institute has been … Continue reading

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What’s NOT sexy about the DNA evidence, from another Avery ex-attorney

An opinion about the EDTA “planted” blood evidence from the second Avery conviction. http://www.bustle.com/articles/141587-steven-averys-former-lawyer-keith-findley-tells-wisn-what-the-general-public-gets-wrong-about-forensic

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The expanding Constitutional Rights of a defendant to expect reliable forensic evidence

The US Constitution may have alot to say about Bill Richard’s right to fair trial, including any forensic evidence. It wasn’t always that way. Here is Virginia law professor Brandon Garrett providing a very complete look at the blend of trending … Continue reading

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Texas Prosecutor who sent innocent man to death row is disbarred

This result goes on a very short list of ex-DAs who get punishment for cheating during their prosecution cases. The flip side is that most state Bar associations and Attorney Generals have ignored pursuing charges against lawyers who judges have … Continue reading

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Forensic Commission making suggestions about how and why bitemarks fall short of science

Today (Friday) the Texas Forensic Sci Panel will bring out their final position on bitemarks in the state. Here are some of their reasons why it will not be positive for the bitemarkers.  The article misleads the scope of the Commission … Continue reading

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Getting rid of bitemarks in Texas is progressing nicely, but more work needed

Note: the challenge in all this is to influence 50 state courts to wake up about the damage created by forensic flim-flam experts. Texas Forensic Science Commission to recommend a moratorium on bite mark evidence by Radley Balko This is … Continue reading

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Take a new look at what mistakes occur with Forensic Gunshot Residue testing and testimony

The Cardiff School of Law Innocence Project students and their faculty took on the very basic and POPULAR “police science” of GSR and turned it (now improved expertise) on its head via misuse in an 17 year old conviction. http://www.independent.co.uk/student/news/dwaine-george-how-cardiff-law-school-s-innocence-project-discovered-scientific-evidence-was-of-no-a6850346.html

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More bitemark defenders talk about “throwing babies out of bathtubs” and their expertise

For educational purposes only This copyrighted Wall St Journal article gives us what the Texas Forensic Sci Commission is up to regarding bitemark cases. What’s notable are some quotes from the bitemark advocates. They never say something like “we don’t … Continue reading

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