Monthly Archives: May 2017

Yuck: Morbid secrets of an Arizona forensic pathologist

Watch the embedded video for the details. Other Maricopa County forensic types added in the text about their ‘questionable’ character. Who was the Sheriff of Maricopa? Arpaio somebody. http://www.12news.com/news/investigative/current-maricopa-co-forensic-pathologist-was-reprimanded-by-navy/436483549

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Big Business takes over personal rights of clients to “Help you find your family”

Well, I guess I can forget about sending Ancestry.com my saliva sample for genealogy purposes. Here are the disclosures of where your DNA goes and what to expect when the police start asking questions.

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Experts and lawyers going long with opinions on ‘self-inflicted’ vs ‘vicious murder’

Surely a circus is in town (South Africa) at this trial with lawyers and esteemed professors of slashes and cuts and lawyers acting as substitute experts at a multiple murder trial. It appears that all in the family had defensive … Continue reading

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A partial look at fingerprint error distribution : False Exclusions only studied

I do think ‘false positives’ have been eradicated from police crime lab vernacular. This FSI article went after “false negatives’ as they say their literature is all about ‘individuation.’ Seems a bit non-sequitor to me as their study is in … Continue reading

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Pre-Trump advances in forensics published to DAs : All efforts largely muted and moot

Due to the change of ‘command’ to Trump and Sessions, this Victor Weedn (AAFS past president) 7 page white paper on forensics and the efforts of NAS, PCAST, NCFS and OSACs are likely to end up in the DAs Spam … Continue reading

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Sessions close to prosecuting sanctuary cities : first step is to revoke police funding

I expect the worst, as Sessions latest appeal maneuver in overturning a federal judge ruling against his immigration ‘laws’ shows large hints of considering state and municipal resistance to be federal crimes. Seen in this quote from the guy from … Continue reading

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Sessions wants to hear from you – drop him a note before June 10 2017

  The USDOJ is magnanimously open for comments to its unilateral dismissal of the Natl Forensic Commission. Deadline soon. Let Jeff know you are interested in getting involved. Read this page to review the 96 comments to date and where … Continue reading

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Forensic experts in the NEWs and Courts

Cuts on body appears self-inflicted.  DNA found on clothing was not mere casual contact.  Drugs and alcohol’s effect on defendant’s capacity for ‘hiding a body’  along with time and cause of death. Gunshot residue on steering wheel. Look at a … Continue reading

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Crime labber ‘scientist’ hides DNA specimens for years – Other news too

This new case indicates a total failure of in-house management regarding what comes into and out of their police owned crime lab. Abject proof that criminal prosecutors’ track record at responding to flawed and fraudulent forensic science is terrible. At … Continue reading

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Using non-destructive Raman Spectroscopy at the crime scene –

Handheld processors getting hyped by commercial vendors and praised by law enforcement. The process is meant to ID small materials, trace evidence from blood to chemicals to drugs. Its another ‘point and shoot’ kinda test. I have not been able … Continue reading

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