Category Archives: AAFS

Forensic Pathology: “Excited delerium“ excuse used in MN police restraint death of #GeorgeFloyd

Thurs. May 29, 2020. 6.30 pm PDT. Today certain “qualified” talking heads in the media have copied the unfounded and rather illogical theory that is used in every police custody restraint death case as a defense. There is a medically … Continue reading

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Forensics: False accusers. A public defender in Manhattan says The Central Park video is all too familiar.

An ugly incident between a birdwatcher and dog walker shows there needs to be accountability for playing the privilege card. — Read on http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/im-a-public-defender-in-manhattan-the-central-park-video-is-all-too-familiar/2020/05/26/73c3de60-9f99-11ea-81bb-c2f70f01034b_story.html

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Forensics: Asylum-seeking women face myriad types of abuse.

The dangers are real. The politicians could care less. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1752928X20300664

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Forensics: DAs office in the “lynching” shooting of black man circled their wagons over recent bitemark exoneration

Read about how DAs still think bitemarks are scientific. Sheila Denton’s wrongful conviction came out of the same DA office which for 2 months said that unarmed Arbery’s murder was a “justifiable” shooting of a “suspected criminal.” What utter BS. … Continue reading

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The Innocence Files season 1, episode 2 recap: The Truth Will Defend Me

Forensics: Episode 2 of Netflix series The Innocence Files looks at the freeing of 2 innocent suspects, faulty bitemark evidence, and a prison with historical links to slavery. — Read on showsnob.com/2020/05/12/the-innocence-files-season-1-episode-2-recap/ The Bundy dentist’s opinion in the 1979 trial … Continue reading

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Forensics: Dangers of Facial Recognition platforms. A study

These programs are not “objective evidence” for police suspicion that you are a crook. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2589871X20300024

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Forensics: Judge and DA both reject bitemarker expertise. Not the first rodeo for the ABFO dentist and his floundering dental colleagues of the American Academy of Forensic Science.

This judge is very clear that the original prosecutor’s use of a bitemarker’s opinion convicted an innocent woman. https://www.11alive.com/article/news/investigations/the-reveal/georgia-woman-freed-from-prison-over-flawed-bitemark-evidence/85-88f98a25-4bca-42f2-976b-1119738f1ca8

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Forensics: Looking at bone diagenesis. Anthro science at its best. A re-evaluation of manner of death at Roman Herculaneum following the AD 79 eruption of Vesuvius | Antiquity | Cambridge Core

Opposition to this new method claim that the victims had their brains turned into glass. Really? “A re-evaluation of manner of death at Roman Herculaneum following the AD 79 eruption of Vesuvius” – Volume 94 Issue 373 – Rachelle Martyn, … Continue reading

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Forensics: Statisticians win $20 million to address shoddy forensic science methods | Science | AAAS

Forensics is full of shoddy attitudes and presumption. Self policing lab opines is cloaked in hidden algorithms and 2 week training courses. This Funding will extend 5-year-old effort to make crime-solving techniques more rigorous — Read on http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/05/statisticians-win-20-million-address-shoddy-forensic-science-methods

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Forensics: Covid19 coverup in Florida. Death stats muted by Governor deSantis redacting efforts.

This governor is a notorious dumbass. https://www.miamiherald.com/news/coronavirus/article242552796.html

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