Messed up DNA testing fixed after 24 years in prison; Lazy ballistics

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Wisconsin man exonerated and released from prison after 24 years after Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office found lab analyst made errors in original 1992 DNA analysis report (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

A new study shows that PredPol, a predictive policing software created by the LAPD, has the potential to increase racially biased policing (Tech.Mic)

Most local law enforcement agencies still neglect to use the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN): a database of millions of high resolution images of casings collected from crime scenes.  When used properly, NIBIN has the potential to solve crimes more accurately and may help prevent gun violence in some cases (Marshall Project)

Thanks to the New York Legal Aid Society

About csidds

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