Monthly Archives: May 2021

Forensics: These DAs should be ashamed. After Ledell Lee’s Execution, Another Man’s DNA Is Found on the Murder Weapon

Lawyers’ request to conduct additional DNA testing before Ledell Lee was executed had been denied. — Read on http://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/07/us/ledell-lee-dna-testing-arkansas.html

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Anthro: Bio-Anthro struggling with its past and present challenges. On Demarcation – History of Anthropology Review

On Demarcation – History of Anthropology Review — Read on histanthro.org/news/observations/on-demarcation/

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Forensics: Philadelphia’s exonerations call decades of police homicide investigations into question

Ex-DA says this never happens. Current DA says otherwise. Witnesses and suspects say detectives threatened, assaulted, and coerced them to get statements. Detectives say those are lies by fearful witnesses who need an excuse to recant. — Read on http://www.inquirer.com/crime/a/philadelphia-murder-exonerations-wrongful-convictions-20210507.html

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Forensics: Prosecutors Wrongfully Convicted Three Men Who Spent 24 Years Behind Bars. Will They Be Disbarred?

A group is filing complaints against current and former Queens prosecutors who have been criticized by judges for misconduct. — Read on gothamist.com/news/prosecutors-wrongfully-convicted-three-men-who-spent-24-years-behind-bars-will-they-be-disbarred

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Forensics: Is forensics any better? Why Are There So Few Black Ph.D.s? – The Atlantic

Why Are There So Few Black Ph.D.s? – The Atlantic — Read on http://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theatlantic.com/amp/article/587413/

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Forensics: Cops were the only wits. No gun or ballistics. Cleveland men jailed 15 years granted release on bond

Michael Sutton and Kenny Phillips were found guilty in 2006 of trying to kill a Cleveland police officer, but their convictions have since been overturned. — Read on http://www.wkyc.com/mobile/article/news/local/whats-next/2-cleveland-men-imprisoned-15-years-overturned-convictions/95-ddeea61c-0988-46a5-bef2-0e2ad3e2f0eb

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Forensics: Talk about a political mess. DC leaders have mixed outlook after crime lab loses accreditation

D.C. leaders are reacting to word that the District’s crime lab is now fully unaccredited. While the mayor affirms the lab has appealed the decision, the future of lab operations is in question. — Read on wtop.com/dc/2021/05/dc-leaders-have-mixed-outlook-after-crime-lab-loses-accreditation/

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Forensics: Tools – How do you know a paper is legit?

I am hoping this review is helpful. Hearing about unpublished opinions on YouTube is driving me crazy. Students need to read this quick overview. Tools – How do you know a paper is legit? — Read on http://www.callingbullshit.org/tools/tools_legit.html

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Forensics: Discussion: How to Avoid Mistakes and Bias. When Forensic Evidence Convicts the Innocent

When Forensic Evidence Convicts the Innocent | The Crime Report — Read on thecrimereport.org/2021/05/03/when-forensic-evidence-convicts-the-innocent/

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Chauvin trial aftermath: In defense of Dr. David Fowler. (Weak). 531 think otherwise. The case of the incredible expert

As usual, forensic pathology opinion controversy results in much semantics and little scientific data. The semantics do talk about “science” and “standards” but very little else is available for factual guidance. Widely criticized for his testimony in the Derek Chauvin … Continue reading

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