Monthly Archives: October 2020

Forensics: Is fairness in the NYPD’s DNA? – Sarah Chu says NO!

In essence, the cops demand the Medical Examiner follow their bidding. The MEs object. The cops want to keep their powerbase sancrosanct. Thats why the lie to the public about their “fair” unregulated DNA archive. In recent days, the NYPD’s … Continue reading

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Forensics: ER docs: 10-25-20 ACEP Rebuts President Trump’s False Statements about Overcounting COVID-19 Deaths

10-25-20 ACEP Rebuts President Trump’s False Statements about Overcounting COVID-19 Deaths — Read on http://www.emergencyphysicians.org/press-releases/2020/10-25-20-acep-rebuts-president-trumps-false-statements-about-overcounting-covid-19-deaths

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Forensics: Huge Physician Group: Trump Falsely Accusing Physicians of Overcounting COVID-19 Deaths For Financial Gain is Reprehensible

Earlier tRump blamed covid-testing for covid disaster. Statement attributable to: Jacqueline W. Fincher, MD, MACP President, American College of Physicians Philadelphia, PA (October 25, 2020) – The American College of Physicians (ACP), on behalf of internal medicine physicians (internists) and … Continue reading

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Forensics: Ignoring Guidelines and Morality. Coronavirus: Mike Pence continues campaign tour despite chief of staff’s positive test

Desperate and ignorant and illegal. Vice-president’s most senior aide, Marc Short, has virus but Pence and wife test negative — Read on amp.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/oct/25/coronavirus-mike-pence-continues-campaign-tour-despite-chief-of-staffs-positive-test

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Forensics: DA misconduct. Death row inmate says he’s facing execution based on lying jailhouse snitch’s word

All due to one career prolifict prison snitch. James Dailey says he may be executed without physical, eyewitness evidence — Read on abcnews.go.com/amp/US/death-row-inmate-facing-execution-based-lying-jailhouse/story

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Forensics: A followup on last post. UK’s top universities urged to act on classism and accent prejudice

I forgot this related topic. A real showstopper for science diversity is cultural bias in higher education. Investigation finds widespread evidence of students being ridiculed over their backgrounds — Read on amp.theguardian.com/education/2020/oct/24/uk-top-universities-urged-act-classism-accent-prejudice

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Forensics: Study finds field of forensic anthropology (and forensics) lacks diversity

Anthro and forensic science lacking racial, ethnic and cultural diversity. This has much to do with STEAM failing to successfully attract, support and recruit POC and diverse cultural kids in our populations. Its all about where the money is. Careers … Continue reading

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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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