Category Archives: AAFS

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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Forensic examination: Unhappy bitemarkers in OZ. The case for a criminal review commission in Australia

Uneasy about improper use of their discipline, forensics experts call for an appeals body to protect against miscarriages of justice — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/law/2021/jul/18/forensic-examination-the-case-for-a-criminal-review-commission-in-australia

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Forensics: Native American children’s remains returned from boarding school

Remains of children from the Rosebud Sioux tribe returned home in emotional ceremonies held in Yankton and Whetstone Landing, about two hours from Iowa. — Read on amp.desmoinesregister.com/amp/8001971002

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