Category Archives: AAFS

Forensics: Bad ballistics. Patrick Pursley gets certificate of innocence after wrongful conviction

Patrick Pursley was awarded a certificate of innocence in the 1993 murder of Andy Ascher of Rockford. Pursley spent 23 years in prison before he was granted a new trial. — Read on http://www.rrstar.com/story/news/2021/02/26/patrick-pursley-gets-certificate-innocence-after-wrongful-conviction/6814469002/

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Federal Court Agrees: Prosecutors Can’t Keep Forensic DNA Evidence Secret from Defendants

An ongoing criminal court defense argument about DA refusal to disclose the prosecution-popular TrueAllele DNA software “code” is gaining judicial traction. When the government tries to convict you of a crime, you have a right to challenge its evidence. This … Continue reading

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Forensics: Here’s how ICE sent children seeking asylum to adult detention centers with help from AAFS/ABFO bitemarker advocate.

How this dentist thinks wisdom teeth root shape is a biological birthday card is beyond my comprehension. ICE continues to disobey Congressional orders to stop dental and bone scans on minors seeking asylum in the U.S. — Read on http://www.salon.com/2018/05/12/heres-how-ice-sent-children-seeking-asylum-to-adult-detention-centers_partner/

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Forensics: Judges being predominantly ex DAs causes this. Still trying to get Illinois to admit he’s innocent

Still trying to get Illinois to admit he’s innocent — Read on http://www.illinoistimes.com/springfield/still-trying-to-get-illinois-to-admit-hes-innocent/Content

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Forensics: Pro bono Lawyers have found the parents of 105 separated migrant children in past month

This speaks volumes to the lies and incompetence of the last four years. Lawyers have found the parents of 105 separated migrant children in past month — Read on http://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1258791

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Forensics: Rules regarding federal statute on cop shootings needs a redo. George Floyd, et al.

A new federal grand jury has been empaneled in Minneapolis and the Justice Department has called new witnesses as part of its investigation of Derek Chauvin, the former police officer who will go on trial in state court next month … Continue reading

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Forensics: Reusing old anti-vax tropes. Lipid nanoparticles: The antivax “toxins gambit” reborn for COVID-19 vaccines

Starts off with a little molecular -biology. Remember those classes? Ribosomes, aminos, mRNA, protein synthesis? Then go into the bat-shit mumbo-jumbo of the anti-vax quacks. Stuff like “neuro-toxicity” and “gene splicing” drivel. Junk science popularized just like the bitemark crowd … Continue reading

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Forensics: Biden’s Science Adviser Pick Could Advance Justice Reforms – Law360

This article portrays all the many players involved in both promoting and inhibiting evidence-based advances in certain forensic methods. It mentions bitemark evidence and the racial inequities of bad science on POC seeking exonerations. This arguing about junk forensic science … Continue reading

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Forensics: Full of false equivalencies. Op-ed claims ‘The face of hysteria: New York must preserve facial recognition as a tool for law enforcement ‘ – New York Daily News

Terrific example of “use it and fix it later.” Ive heard the same about phrenology and bitemarks as recently presented at #AAFS2021. Here is how the NYPD manipulates video evidence. Ridiculous. The op-ed is below these images. The Minneapolis City … Continue reading

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Forensics: Cognitive bias in forensic pathology decisions – Journal of Forensic Sciences

This study determined a group of National Association of Medical Examiner pathologists have a predilection to determine death of black children 5x more likely as homicide compared to dead white kids. NAME also takes the position that the ABFO bitemarker … Continue reading

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