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

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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Forensics: Fingerprint Source Identity Lacks Scientific Basis for Legal Certainty | American Association for the Advancement of Science

A sweeping denial of fingerprint reliability. More Research into Validity of Fingerprint Comparisons Needed, Forensic Report Says Courtroom testimony and reports stating that fingerprints collected from a crime scene belong to a single person lack scientific foundation. — Read on … Continue reading

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Forensics: They prefer bleach? White Republicans Are More Likely to Reject the COVID-19 Vaccine

According to a recent poll, 56% of white Republicans said they were either unsure or would not take a COVID-19 vaccine if it were available to them. — Read on http://www.businessinsider.com/white-republicans-more-likely-to-reject-covid-19-vaccine-2021-3

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Forensics: Personal attacks and pushback against forensic bias researchers

Today’s Quattrone Center podcast with Itiel Dror, Brandon Garrett and Maneka Sinha reveals recent complaints leveled at Dror by @theNAME1996 forensic pathologists demanding retraction and his dismissal from UCL. His recent article on ME bias has hit a big nerve. … Continue reading

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Forensics: Case study on the variability of bitemark injuries.

csidds.com/2015/07/21/bitemarks-in-uk-child-abuse-cases-reveals-how-skin-injury-patterns-vary-dramatically-on-a-single-victim/

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