Monthly Archives: July 2021

Forensics: Familial DNA and a suspect licking an envelope in 2018. Detective explains how DNA was obtained; week 1 of murder trial complete

The first week is complete in the double murder trial of Raymand Vannieuwenhoven. The 84-year-old man is accused of the brutal 1976 murders of two people at a Marinette County https://www.ehextra.com/news/detective-explains-how-dna-was-obtained-week-1-of-murder-trial-complete/article_45872733-fd6f-5579-8001-eac304a2e5df.html

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How Massive Companies Sidestepped Their Vows To Uphold Democracy

Major companies still pushing $$$ to Republican 2020 election deniers. The Largest Online News Show in the World — Read on tyt.com/

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Forensics: Intimidation and Defamation. A Black Woman Was Awarded $725,000 In a Lawsuit Against A Neo-Nazi Who Led a Harassment Campaign Against Her

This is the second case this week in which Daily Stormer founder Andrew Anglin has had to pay for launching a “troll storm” against someone. — Read on http://www.newsweek.com/black-woman-awarded-725000-lawsuit-against-neo-nazi-who-led-harassment-campaign-against-her-1453614

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Forensics: Disinterment at Indian School cemetery concludes; one casket contained two sets of remains

Disinterment at Indian School cemetery concludes; one casket contained two sets of remains | The Sentinel: News | cumberlink.com — Read on cumberlink.com/news/local/disinterment-at-indian-school-cemetery-concludes-one-casket-contained-two-sets-of-remains/article_a988610e-391b-573b-b8b7-2addaa83d72b.amp.html

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Forensics: Chicago should settle cases of wrongful convictions based on police torture

Time and time again the dollars paid in wrongful conviction cases, including Jon Burge cases, show that an early reasonable settlement would have saved the city millions of dollars. — Read on chicago.suntimes.com/2021/7/21/22587031/chicago-settled-police-torture-wrongful-conviction-lori-lightfoot-robert-smith

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Forensics: On Jul 21, 1913: 35 Black People Burned to Death in Mississippi Prison Camp

On Jul 21, 1913: 35 Black People Burned to Death in Mississippi Prison Camp — Read on calendar.eji.org/racial-injustice/jul/21

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Forensics: Lack of awareness, data hinders cases of missing and murdered Native American women, study finds

Lack of awareness, data hinders cases of missing and murdered Native American women, study finds — Read on http://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1235233

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Forensics: A story of botched forensics and malicious prosecution. Free Keith Davis Jr.

This is not uncommon. A DA hoping for a plea deal contining to recharge despite numerous failures. This is the story of Keith Davis Jr. This story could be any one of our stories. — Read on keithdavisjr.com/

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Forensics: DC crime lab might not fully regain accreditation until early 2022

It could be early 2022 before the embattled D.C. crime lab regains its full accreditation to perform forensic testing, the lab’s interim director told a panel of science advisers last week. — Read on wtop.com/dc/2021/07/dc-crime-lab-might-not-fully-regain-accreditation-until-early-2022/

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Forensics: Native land desecration. Caltech fined for damaging Native American cultural site

One prof says he was trying to get his students graduated on time. ???? Caltech has agreed to pay $25,465 to cover restoration costs after a researcher damaged a protected petroglyph site sacred to Native Americans. — Read on http://www.latimes.com/environment/story/2021-07-19/caltech-fined-for-damaging-native-american-cultural-site

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