Exonerated man testifies for forensic science bill

A bill to help people wrongfully convicted by flawed forensic science is under consideration in Virginia, helped by a man who spent more than three decades in prison for a crime he didn’t commit.
— Read on www.cbs19news.com/content/news/Exonerated-man-testifies-for-forensic-science-bill-504840491.html

Bitemarks leads the list of junk science in proposed Virginia bill to expand criminal conviction appeals. Only California and Texas have similar protections. The federal system totally ignores the damage produced from forensic quacks and exaggerators.

About csidds

Dr. Michael Bowers is a long time forensic consultant in the US and international court systems.
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2 Responses to Exonerated man testifies for forensic science bill

  1. John Lentini says:

    Connecticut, Wyoming, and Michigan all have protections similar to CA and TX for when the science has changed.

    • csidds says:

      Great! Now we have opportunities to listen to the DAs argue their definition of “changed.” Then see a non-science judiciary interpret their own understanding of it. . The judge in ROSS established that bitemarks are “in controversy” and implies therefore below the threshold of “changed.” Its just more maddening legalese roadblocks for reasonable scientific improvements in CJ.

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