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Monthly Archives: May 2020
Forensic Pathology: “Excited delerium“ excuse used in MN police restraint death of #GeorgeFloyd
Thurs. May 29, 2020. 6.30 pm PDT. Today certain “qualified” talking heads in the media have copied the unfounded and rather illogical theory that is used in every police custody restraint death case as a defense. There is a medically … Continue reading
Forensics: False accusers. A public defender in Manhattan says The Central Park video is all too familiar.
An ugly incident between a birdwatcher and dog walker shows there needs to be accountability for playing the privilege card. — Read on http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/im-a-public-defender-in-manhattan-the-central-park-video-is-all-too-familiar/2020/05/26/73c3de60-9f99-11ea-81bb-c2f70f01034b_story.html
Forensics: Asylum-seeking women face myriad types of abuse.
The dangers are real. The politicians could care less. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1752928X20300664
Forensics: DAs office in the “lynching” shooting of black man circled their wagons over recent bitemark exoneration
Read about how DAs still think bitemarks are scientific. Sheila Denton’s wrongful conviction came out of the same DA office which for 2 months said that unarmed Arbery’s murder was a “justifiable” shooting of a “suspected criminal.” What utter BS. … Continue reading
The Innocence Files season 1, episode 2 recap: The Truth Will Defend Me
Forensics: Episode 2 of Netflix series The Innocence Files looks at the freeing of 2 innocent suspects, faulty bitemark evidence, and a prison with historical links to slavery. — Read on showsnob.com/2020/05/12/the-innocence-files-season-1-episode-2-recap/ The Bundy dentist’s opinion in the 1979 trial … Continue reading
Forensics: Dangers of Facial Recognition platforms. A study
These programs are not “objective evidence” for police suspicion that you are a crook. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2589871X20300024
Forensics: Corrected link in my last post.
Thanks to all who told me of this. Im doing these posts while completing many honey-do’s. 😎
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Forensics: Judge and DA both reject bitemarker expertise. Not the first rodeo for the ABFO dentist and his floundering dental colleagues of the American Academy of Forensic Science.
This judge is very clear that the original prosecutor’s use of a bitemarker’s opinion convicted an innocent woman. https://www.11alive.com/article/news/investigations/the-reveal/georgia-woman-freed-from-prison-over-flawed-bitemark-evidence/85-88f98a25-4bca-42f2-976b-1119738f1ca8
Forensics: Looking at bone diagenesis. Anthro science at its best. A re-evaluation of manner of death at Roman Herculaneum following the AD 79 eruption of Vesuvius | Antiquity | Cambridge Core
Opposition to this new method claim that the victims had their brains turned into glass. Really? “A re-evaluation of manner of death at Roman Herculaneum following the AD 79 eruption of Vesuvius” – Volume 94 Issue 373 – Rachelle Martyn, … Continue reading
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Forensics: Statisticians win $20 million to address shoddy forensic science methods | Science | AAAS
Forensics is full of shoddy attitudes and presumption. Self policing lab opines is cloaked in hidden algorithms and 2 week training courses. This Funding will extend 5-year-old effort to make crime-solving techniques more rigorous — Read on http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/05/statisticians-win-20-million-address-shoddy-forensic-science-methods