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Monthly Archives: December 2020
Forensics: New Years Cheer: Philly to pay $9.8M to man exonerated who spent 28 years in prison after wrongful conviction for murder
Cops in this case involved in other similar misdeeds. 17 exonerations from the same district since 2017. The settlement is the latest in a string of payouts to exonerees whose wrongful convictions in the 1980s and ’90s have cost the … Continue reading
This dude switched to defense cases. Just got license suspended for 2 years murder indictment dismissed Kurtzrock | Newsday — Read on http://www.newsday.com/amp/long-island/crime/murder-indictment-dismissed-kurtzrock-1.15534445
Forensics: Polio vaccine heist in Montreal during 1959 epidemic set off police search for serum before it spoiled
Beginning to see this in an anti-vax and anti-mask area in NY. Bastards. The life-saving polio vaccine was just as precious then as a coronavirus vaccine will be when it is approved for use in the coming months. — Read … Continue reading
Forensics: Lets suggest double masking for covid protection. Comprende?Gross Droplet Test Shows Masks Are Highly Effective at Limiting Your Flying Spit
Common sense. Getting coughed on has never been a pleasant experience, but 2020 has made it a whole new level of nope. — Read on http://www.sciencealert.com/gross-droplet-test-shows-masks-are-highly-effective-at-limiting-your-spit-flying-everywhere
Forensics: Despite this mess ABFO/AAFS dentists still proffer in courts. Most agree bitemark matching is junk science. Why is it still in courts?
Decertification by the AAFS/FSAB would help. This is an incredible failure of supposed forensic science “leadership.” Plus the bitemarkers are still promoted by the National Association of Medical Examiners. WTF? At least 27 people were exonerated after faulty bitemark matching … Continue reading
Forensics: Police confiscation theft. Its called “civil forfeiture.” Alabama police talk about safety but patrol for cash
Cops getting $ without cause. It began at the outset of the “war on drugs” in the 1980s. Has been found to be ineffective in preventing drug trafficking. It still remains in certain states and has become entwined with police … Continue reading
Anthros and bio-arch folks in my timeline think “not yet,” “premature” and “unconfirmed.” Seasonal damage in bone fossils in Spain suggest Neanderthals and their predecessors followed the same strategy as cave bears — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/dec/20/early-humans-may-have-survived-the-harsh-winters-by-hibernating
Forensics: Scientific repression: Slimming to the Death: Herbalife®-Associated Fatality paper retracted.
This PSA contains a link to the single case report originally published by ELSEVIER. Then retracted by the journal’s editor after some legal pushback by HL. The bitemarkers have used similar threats. PubPeer report: “REMOVED: Slimming to the Death: Herbalife®-Associated … Continue reading
Forensics: Trump criminality. ‘We want them infected’: Top HHS adviser schemed to spread COVID-19 across America
Read the entire article. Explanations on herd immunity imbeciles in the US. At times throughout the spring, summer, and fall, Republicans pushed the idea that the only way to fight COVID-19 was to surrender. That is, to just let it … Continue reading
Forensics: Forensic science inaccuracy: Firearm and fingerprint comparisons are less reliable than they seem.
A story told from a juror’s perspective. How police experts doctor their error rates in “proficiency” tests. Ballistics and fingerprints linked to misleading testimony as revealed by Itiel Dror at UCL. Bitemarkers did similar. Don’t believe forensic examiners’ claims about … Continue reading