Monthly Archives: October 2020

Forensics: Why Coroners Often Blame Police Killings on a Made-Up Medical Condition

Well known issue in forensic medicine. Discussed? Not so much. Otherwise known as “excited delerium” vs “constraint asphyxiation.” Calling it a homicide is a career ender for an Coroner/ME. Its happened in MS, CA and elsewhere in the US. The … Continue reading

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Forensics: Anatomy of another wrongful conviction. Philly man, exonerated at 73, faced ‘stunning violation of constitutional rights’

The ex-DA denies responsibility. Nice. These guys have no mercy. The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office agreed that Antonio Martinez’s trial “was infected by serious official misconduct, resulting in his wrongful conviction.” — Read on http://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-exoneration-da-ciu-patricia-cummings-antonio-martinez-wrongful-conviction-20201023.html

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Forensics: Junk forensic otoscopy. Ear Pattern Analysis in Forensic Investigation – Legal Desire Media and Insights

The ears have it! Ear Pattern Analysis in Forensic Investigation – Legal Desire Media and Insights — Read on legaldesire.com/ear-pattern-analysis-in-forensic-investigation/

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Forensics: A Primer on Junk Forensic Science. Must read. Scholarly content.

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Forensics: Junk arson opinions. How Jason Lively was cleared of the West Virginia fire that killed Doc Whitley

Experts say wrongful fire convictions are disturbingly common, because investigators often lack up-to-date education and advanced training. — Read on http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/legal-issues/jason-lively-fire-innocent-west-virginia/2020/10/21/44772dba-f2b4-11ea-bc45-e5d48ab44b9f_story.html

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Forensics: The basics. Just a “Touch” of DNA Gives Full Identification of Skin Cell Donor – ForensicBites

Just a “Touch” of DNA Gives Full Identification of Skin Cell Donor – ForensicBites — Read on forensicbites.org/2020/01/12/just-a-touch-of-dna-gives-full-identification-of-skin-cell-donor/amp/

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Forensics: How a glamorous crime scene pathologist broke the mould as her painstaking work illuminated some of Scotland’s most notorious murders

How glamorous crime scene pathologist broke the mould as her painstaking work illuminated some of Scotland’s most notorious murders – The Sunday Post — Read on http://www.sundaypost.com/fp/high-heels-at-a-crime-scene-that-was-who-i-was-and-that-was-how-i-was-going-to-dress-people-could-like-it-or-lump-it-but-i-was-quite-happy/amp/

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Forensics: Overzealous profanity filter bans paleontologists from talking about bones

Its about time. Those paleos are kinky. A virtual conference was thrown into confusion when the platform hosting the event came with a pre-packaged ‘naughty word’ censor — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/oct/16/profanity-filter-bones-paleontologists-conference

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Forensics: California GOP still cheating and defends use of unofficial ballot boxes

Voter suppression masked as “helping” citizens vote. Ive seen that in MS in the 60s. As in Jim Crow “laws” and recent statements by LGraham allowing only “conservative blacks” can stay in his broken down state. In recent weeks, gray … Continue reading

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Forensics: Genetic phenotyping takes another hit. Man in sketch doesn’t look like suspect in killing of Sherry Black | KUTV

The commercial software and gene-reading developer says otherwise. What a joke. HTwenty-nine-year-old Adam Durborrow, the man arrested on suspicion of killing South Salt Lake bookstore owner Sherry Black in 2010, bears no resemblance to a suspect sketch released three years … Continue reading

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