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Forensics: After $220M spent the DC crime lab has ongoing ills

The DC lab was founded in 2012 as independent from cops. That lasted abt a year when the cops took it back. See how that has turned out.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/fbi-federal-prosecutors-investigate-districts-forensic-firearms-lab/2020/01/23/c6518f36-3312-11ea-a053-dc6d944ba776_story.html

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Forensics: How a one week training course can make you a blood pattern expert. Bitemarkers do it in 2 days.

Judges still can’t figure out what is junk testimony. Take a look at the history of the spatter experts rise to fame. The bite people only needed Ted Bundy to become famous crime-fighters. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/05/31/magazine/bloodstain-pattern-analysis-timeline.html

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Forensics: A good look at non-science advocacy masquerading as forensics. SBS

Remember, watch your back when you go against the grain of “established” medical opinion. The “true believers”  will come after you.  https://theappeal.org/new-jersey-woman-prison-shaken-baby-syndrome/

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#Forensics: 2 “Founding fathers” of bitemarker group found to be wrong. Not the first time.

Read about the “science” that still plagues the criminal justice system. The only believers are few but some still get paid to teach unsuspecting students and entry-level dentists. Here is another of their victims. Cifizzari – National Registry of Exonerations … Continue reading

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Forensics: Another lesson on not trusting convictions. 42,000 pages of undisclosed evidence

Another chapter about rigged prosecutions ending in a death sentence. The blame lies with DAs and the police. A new DA led to this new review. https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-da-larry-krasner-exoneration-christopher-williams-theophalis-wilson-20200106.html

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Forensics: Another lesson on not trusting convictions. 42,000 pages of undisclosed evidence

Another chapter about rigged prosecutions ending in a death sentence. The blame lies with DAs and the police. A new DA led to this new review. https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-da-larry-krasner-exoneration-christopher-williams-theophalis-wilson-20200106.html

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#Forensics: Unreliable experts in Australia unfortunately sound all too familiar. 

Very good look at how lack of proper legal rules let the bitemarkers and other court experts run rampant. Of course those who attended a recent @NIST forensics symposium were insulted by the scientists who reached the same conclusions.  https://www.gq.com.au/entertainment/tech/evidence-on-trial-why-the-forensic-evidence-is-less-reliable-than-we-think/news-story/27c34297d86970ec5867da91b0f6729e

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#Forensics: Faked cop ballistics may lead to review of 4K convictions. 

Faked credentials and forgery in another State crime lab. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/-safety/firearms-expert-forged-signatures-on-lab-reports-maryland-state-police-say/2019/12/28/67b49116-1c34-11ea-87f7-f2e91143c60d_story.html

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#Forensics: More bitemarker brilliance. Keith Harward column: Innocence reason enough to abolish the death penalty | Columnists | richmond.com

Keith Harward column: Innocence reason enough to abolish the death penalty | Columnists | richmond.com — Read on http://www.richmond.com/opinion/columnists/keith-harward-column-innocence-reason-enough-to-abolish-the-death/article_27522f49-4864-57d2-b2a5-b83c235203ad.amp.html

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#Forensics: Looking at the legal barriers to prove innocence. A bad defense lawyer cost me six years of freedom. I’m still waiting on my appeal 12 years later.

Chandra Bozelko explains why so many ineffective counsel appeals fail, even when they seemingly ought to succeed. — Read on http://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/bad-defense-lawyer-cost-me-six-years-freedom-i-m-ncna1094306

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