Monthly Archives: November 2016

Bogus video height estimate gets the attention of the TxForensic Sci Commission

Having done some digital comparisons over the last 15 years, mis-sizing objects seen in fotos is real popular with bitemark experts all the time. Here’s a story about a DA having his “expert” botch a pic of someone 5’6″ into … Continue reading

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Anti-PCAST District Attorney Says Bitemark Analysis Opponents Are “Flawed”

This National DA Assoc president works in San Bernardino County, among other things a place where bitemarks helped put an innocent Bill Richards in prison for 23 years. Ramos (campaigning for California’s Attorney General post and pro death penalty) has … Continue reading

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Felonious toxicologist ran Maricopa AZ crime lab for years

Deep dark secrets and a little help from his police colleagues got toxicologist Norman Wade rehired after running away from a California conviction (in my home town) and making it big again in Arizona. Seems he fit well into the … Continue reading

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Flat-earth concepts of Shaken Baby Syndrome shaken by US judge

For the first time, a New York appellate court has ruled that evidence once used to convict people in shaken-baby cases may no longer be scientifically valid. http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2016/11/16/ruling-alters-legal-landscape-ny-shaken-baby-cases/93952304/ ► Shaken-baby science questioned ► Changing science a tough sell in court UK … Continue reading

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Supreme Judicial Court questions whether to provide a blanket dismissal to the 24,000 convictions in which Dookhan was involved

The arguments about legal “inconvenience” versus “tainted” forensic evidence versus “unsafe convictions” brings us to the real uncertainties about the definition of justice. Letting the DAs decide is incredibly wrong.

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Non-unanimous jury verdict of death and junk science at SCOTUS

Petition for Certiorari to SCOTUS: Sireci v. Florida Issue(s): Whether a state court violates a petitioner’s federal due process rights when it denies a new trial and DNA testing in an actual innocence case in which newly discovered evidence demonstrates … Continue reading

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Witness a total breakdown of justice in these arguments about Dookhin lab scandal

The MA Supremes are quivering about what kind of ‘justice’ defendants to massive crime lab fraud monumental scale deserve after 4 years after this became public. The link requires a non fee “signup” to the Boston Globe. https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/11/16/sjc-hear-arguments-dookhan-crime-lab-scandal/bIg0k9QwoKg3lfsopqKTCM/story.html From the … Continue reading

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“Claw-like” skull fracture matching shows up at retrial for murder

Besides the shape of the skull breakage, there are defense claims that the crime scene recovery and storage of DNA was botched. The state claims a fall down stairs is not what killed her. It’s reasons for homicide at Peterson’s … Continue reading

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The Nor Cal Innocence Project’s costs to cleanup ONE wrongful conviction

Of course, many DAs in this state do not believe that such things like convicting the innocent occurs. That’s the direct implication of their successful death penalty bill that won 52-48 percent of CA voters. Read the numbers about how … Continue reading

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Crime lab’s woes after Forensic Commission’s audit – Texas

Austin’s lab affecting 120 criminal cases. Most defendants still in jail. Austin crime lab shut down in June Crime lab scrambles

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