Monthly Archives: December 2019

#Forensics: Bitemarkers still believe their bs garbage is science. See the damage it creates. Bill Richards case is horrendous

Im glad I could help with Bill’s case. I saw him convicted in 1997 and saw him walk out of jail in 2016. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwQOhk2anh8

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#Forensic Trash. Much like graphology and bitemarks which DAs still love. Why Are Cops Around the World Using This Outlandish Mind-Reading Tool?

https://www.propublica.org/article/why-are-cops-around-the-world-using-this-outlandish-mindreading-tool

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#Forensics: Good news ⁦‪@ForensicOdont‬⁩ Prof Iain Pretty and ⁦‪@bldesportes‬⁩ Betty Layne Desportes and ⁦‪@cchampod‬⁩ Prof Chris Champod getting some lifetime kudos. A dentist, a lawyer and a statistician. Congrats and well deserved.

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#Forensics: A rare occurrence. State Bar files ‘formal charge’ against a former prosecutor named Hinckley | Cops & Courts |

The Wyoming State Bar alleges former Teton County Deputy Prosecutor Becket Hinckley violated seven rules during the prosecution of Josh Black’s aggravated assault case. — Read on http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/content/tncms/live/

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#Forensics: Looking at the legal barriers to prove innocence. A bad defense lawyer cost me six years of freedom. I’m still waiting on my appeal 12 years later.

Chandra Bozelko explains why so many ineffective counsel appeals fail, even when they seemingly ought to succeed. — Read on http://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/bad-defense-lawyer-cost-me-six-years-freedom-i-m-ncna1094306

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#Forensics: open-access forensic science information sources. Its FREE😀

This cite contains forensics-related articles, books and databases. Impressive. https://sites.google.com/view/forensicscience-openaccess/home

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Forensics: A compendium on the failure of the US death penalty. 

On societal, legal and moral grounds. By Liliana Segura and Jordan Smith.  https://theintercept.com/series/the-condemned/

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#Forensics: Police crime labs looking worse and worse. 

Hiding evidence? Never….almost.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/12/02/nicholas-mcguffin-manslaughter-charge-leah-freeman-potentially-set-free/

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