Monthly Archives: December 2019

#Forensics: Faked cop ballistics may lead to review of 4K convictions. 

Faked credentials and forgery in another State crime lab. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/-safety/firearms-expert-forged-signatures-on-lab-reports-maryland-state-police-say/2019/12/28/67b49116-1c34-11ea-87f7-f2e91143c60d_story.html

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#Forensics: More bitemarker brilliance. Keith Harward column: Innocence reason enough to abolish the death penalty | Columnists | richmond.com

Keith Harward column: Innocence reason enough to abolish the death penalty | Columnists | richmond.com — Read on http://www.richmond.com/opinion/columnists/keith-harward-column-innocence-reason-enough-to-abolish-the-death/article_27522f49-4864-57d2-b2a5-b83c235203ad.amp.html

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#Pseudoscience predominates this story. From selling anti/cancer tanning beds to…A major funder of the anti-vaccine movement has made millions selling natural health products – The Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/2019/10/15/fdc01078-c29c-11e9-b5e4-54aa56d5b7ce_story.html

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#Forensics Denied. 13 states have never exonerated a prisoner based on DNA evidence. Why? No preservation of evidence laws and more. Id include a large dose of just cruelty and ignorance. Injustice Watch

https://www.injusticewatch.org/news/2019/13-states-with-no-dna-exonerations/

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#Forensics: DNA profile changes after man receives bone marrow transplant. OOPS.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/12/science/chimera-bone-marrow-dna-semen.html

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#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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