Monthly Archives: September 2016

“It’s a Joke.” More on the FBI and DOJ bad attitude on legitimate testing in forensics

Hey, just think. If the FBI and DOJ admitted (again) that they “aren’t perfect”  and “needed to test more” then imagine the change in the rate of appeals their convictions would demand? There wouldn’t be enough lawyers in this country … Continue reading

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Calling out the LEO forensic curmudgeons saying “Overeaching and Junk is OK”

Much of the forensic evidence used in convictions has been found unreliable. Prosecutors want to use it anyway Salon has compiled what’s I unkindly have called the LEO mind-set of being “Untouchable” when it comes to the using unsafe courtroom … Continue reading

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Judges’ College puts together #PCAST forensics and FRE 702 rules 

The National JudicialCollege dives deep into explaining how overblown “feature-comparing” experts and actually ANYONE attesting to their “science” can be corralled through using rules within the Federal Rules of Evidence. I think they must have read from all the ABFO … Continue reading

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Crime lab “Congress” disses #PCAST forensic report

Originally posted on FORENSICS and LAW in FOCUS @ CSIDDS | News and Trends:
Here’s another short-sighted defense against advancing some better science in the LEO forensic industry. You can tell these are cops from their immediate use of ad hominem (personal)…

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Crime lab “Congress” disses #PCAST forensic report

Here’s another short-sighted defense against advancing some better science in the LEO forensic industry. You can tell these are cops from their immediate use of ad hominem (personal) attacks on the panel members. This is a carbon copy of previous … Continue reading

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Wrongful Conviction Blog News

Tuesday’s Quick Clicks… The WCB Posted on September 20, 2016 by Liza Dietrich | Leave a comment Terry Olson, freed after decade in prison for 1979 killing… Judge will hear new evidence in murder case; Antoine D. Young has maintained his innocence … Continue reading

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Twitter Comments about “”Awake-up call on the junk science” infestation

This is just a hit-or-miss snapshot of comments and shows diversity to say the least. Go to………”A wake-up call on the junk forensic science infesting our courtrooms” for the 164 comments at its end. By HTEdwards and JMnookin.  Some folks … Continue reading

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Pushback to #PCAST demand on forensic error testing

The DOJ, DAs et al sound like the bitemark matchers. They plan a “package” to contest the President’s Sci Council recently released report. As a group, they are blind to wrongful convictions and want an exemption from “outside” calls for … Continue reading

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How Bitemark evidence is still operating at the appellate level – The Kunco Case

The “relatively unique teeth” of John Kunco The “recaptured” evidence used against Kunco. There still is a long road for prison inmates to overcome what now is considered to be unvalidated “science” presented at their original trials. John Kunco’s case … Continue reading

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How “professional” scientific journals become shills for the bottom dollar

  All unSound Science Deserves to Be Pun[Publ]ished PLOS ONE gives researchers a faster path to publishing in a high-quality peer-reviewed journal. All work that reaches rigorous technical and ethical standards is published and freely and immediately available to everyone. … Continue reading

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