Monthly Archives: April 2021

Forensics: False credentials of anti vax propagandists who claim no mask research is valid

“Trump-virus” experts personify the meaning of partisan bias and professional misconduct. apnews.com/article/629043235973

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Forensics: Blood spatter flies backwards! Reversal of blood droplet flight predicted, captured in experiments:

To search for answers about how blood droplets from a gunshot wound can reverse direction while in flight, researchers explored the influence of propellant gases on blood backspatter. They report using numeric modeling to capture the behavior of gun muzzle … Continue reading

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Forensics: This is a pro-active Native response to historic racial biases and genocide. Pay attention. NAGPRA needs protection.

This is humanism and advocacy. Not merely “activism.” For those minimizing indigenous rights, sit down. Program aims to preserve Indigenous history with archeological site training — Read on http://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.5989035

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Forensics: An archaeology society hosted a talk against returning Indigenous remains. Some want a new society | Science | AAAS

NAGPRA backlash takes colonial bias back into public view. Indigenous rights are threatened by one anthro and a retired lawyer. Time to fight back. Controversy embroils virtual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology — Read on http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/04/archaeology-society-hosted-talk-against-returning-indigenous-remains-some-want-new

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Forensics: Vaccine favoritism in Florida. Governor lies about it.

http://www.huffpost.com/entry/ron-desantis-coronavirus-vaccines-rich-white_n_6078b7c8e4b0515550223d68

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Forensics: ‘The criminal justice system does not always get it right,’ chief justice says. DAs says things are just peachy keen.

A team of legal experts is studying ways Ohio’s criminal justice system could be reformed so that wrongful convictions are caught and corrected earlier. — Read on http://www.springfieldnewssun.com/local/the-criminal-justice-system-does-not-always-get-it-right-chief-justice-says/GCRWVLEFQBAH3OALC3LKSBOWNY/

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Forensics: Senior Mental Health: Cops Tackled a Grandma With Dementia Picking Flowers, Bodycam Footage Shows – VICE

Unnecessary. Cops Tackled a Grandma With Dementia Picking Flowers, Bodycam Footage Shows – VICE — Read on http://www.vice.com/amp/en/article/qj8487/cops-tackled-a-grandma-with-dementia-picking-flowers-bodycam-footage-shows

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Forensics: Dr Fauci still taking heat from anti-science politicians.

Its a “GOP freedom” vs mass casualty pandemic thingy. http://www.huffpost.com/entry/gop-obsessed-fauci-matthew-dowd_n_60793599e4b09614f9b43af0

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Forensics: “Autopsy of a Crime Lab” mentions bitemarks and “police forensics.”

Garrett’s new book details injustices in police and prosecutor controlled expert crime scene analyses. His narrative includes steps to insure true quality controls, full disclosure of lab results and avoidance of cognitive biases. http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2021/04/12/brandon-garrett-director-of-the-wilson-center-for-science-and-justice-discusses-his-new-book-autopsy-of-a-crime-lab-exposing-the-flaws-in-forensics/

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Forensics: “Bitemarks no longer accepted.” Appeals court says man can challenge bite mark evidence in 1978 Wood River murder

John N. Prante had challenged the bite mark evidence that contributed to a murder conviction and a 75-year prison sentence. https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/appeals-court-says-man-can-challenge-bite-mark-evidence-in-1978-wood-river-murder/article_134eb7bc-f4a8-5d05-ade8-f14ead38db2b.html

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