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About csidds

Dr. Michael Bowers is a long time forensic consultant in the US and international court systems.

Forensics: Digital evidence. Grosse Pointer Bryan Neumeister testifies in Depp, Heard libel case

Michigan’s Bryan Neumeister testified in the Johnny Depp, Amber Heard libel case as a digital forensics expert tasked with analyzed photos of Heard. — Read on http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/wayne/2022/05/25/johnny-depp-amber-heard-grosse-pointe-native-bryan-neumeister/9931437002/

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Forensics: Bad lawyers get a pass as the Supreme court guts lifeline for prisoners who claim wrongful convictions

This clearly is a win for the pro-carceral judges Trump put onto SCOTUS. It again reveals how the Rights and Protections of due process are meaningless to this bunch. Once guilty always guilty in their pea-brain thinking regardless of incompetent … Continue reading

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Forensics: New BC Prosecution document guides against excessive incarceration of Indigenous people

Prosecutors reminded to always consider impacts of colonialism, residential schools — Read on http://www.nelsonstar.com/news/new-bc-prosecution-document-guides-against-excessive-incarceration-of-indigenous-people/

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Forensics: NamUS mandate. New Texas law helping families looking for missing loved ones

John and Joseph’s Law requires law enforcement agencies, justices of the peace and medical examiners in the state to use NamUs, a national database to solve missing and unidentified persons cases.  — Read on http://www.kxan.com/investigations/new-texas-law-helping-families-looking-for-missing-loved-ones/

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Forensics: Native council was not notified. LEO posted to FB. Nearly 8,000-Year-Old Skull Found in the Minnesota River

A partial skull that was discovered last summer by two kayakers in Minnesota will be returned to Native American officials after investigations determined it was about 8,000 years old. — Read on time.com/6179803/8000-year-old-skull-minnesota-river/

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Forensics: Kansas prosecutor disbarred for misconduct in murder case

The Kansas Supreme Court disbars former prosecutor Jacqie Spradling. She prosecuted the double murder case of Dana Chandler in Topeka, which was overturned. — Read on http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/kansas/article261634432.html

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Forensics: #Missingpersons. 26 years ago, a young woman’s body was found in a Highland Park alley — she was never identified

The body of a young woman was found 26 years ago in an alley in Highland Park. She has never been identified. — Read on http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/local/2022/05/20/26-years-ago-a-young-womans-body-was-found-in-a-highland-park-alley-she-was-never-identified/

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Forensics: New DNA technology could help solve missing person cases

There are 2,500 missing people in the state of Georgia and 154 unidentified remains. Now investigators are considering the use of forensic genetic genealogy tech. — Read on http://www.11alive.com/article/news/investigations/new-technology-identifies-human-remains-solves-crimes/85-fa76e0b7-ab57-43a4-b9f7-a541c4e86031

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Forensics: SCOTUS Opinion on Roe v Wade is ignoring science and Constitutional history.

The Court is ignoring science — Read on http://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.adc9968

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Forensics: NO IMMUNITY. Federal Appeals Court Rules that Louisiana Prosecutor and Police Officer Who Fabricated Evidence are Not Immune from Civil Rights Lawsuit by Former Death-Row Prisoner | Death Penalty Information Center

Michael Wearry , a Louisiana prisoner whose conviction and death sentence were overturned by the U.S Supreme Court in 2016 because prosecutors withheld… — Read on deathpenaltyinfo.org/news/federal-appeals-court-rules-that-louisiana-prosecutor-and-police-officer-who-fabricated-evidence-are-not-immune-from-civil-rights-lawsuit-by-former-death-row-prisoner

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