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Forensic Pathology: Expert Chauvin Defense Witness Faces Lawsuit Over Death of Black Teenager in Police Custody

Expect the “excited delerium” cliche to be heavily misused. “Positional asphyxia” from the back and neck compression, and resulting oxygen deprivation (hypoxia) are the causes of George Floyd’s cardiac arrythmia death. David Fowler, Maryland’s former chief medical examiner, is being … Continue reading

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Forensics: Coverup penalties. National forensics board suspends accreditation of District’s crime lab

The DC lab has been hiding things. ANSI accreditation has teeth. All its units have been shutdown. This lab is seriously compromised. 10 years ago it was praised for its independence from police management. The lab’s DNA unit temporarily suspended … Continue reading

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Forensics: Suspect discarded his covid mask after a police interview. ‘JURY CONVICTS VIOLENT CHILD RAPIST WHOSE IDENTITY WAS DISCOVERED FROM DNA’

JURY CONVICTS VIOLENT CHILD RAPIST WHOSE IDENTITY WAS DISCOVERED FROM DNA FOUND IN A DISCARDED COVID MASK | District Attorney | Monterey County, CA — Read on http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/Home/Components/News/News/8108/9444

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Forensics: Hurray for Ernie Jackson! Forensic odontologist called in to help identify skeletal remains

Ernie goes back as far as I do in forensic odont. A real standout. He is the first board certified Black US forensic dentist. Here is a video interview with Ernie talking about a recent case.

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Forensics: “Excited delerium” strategy in the #GeorgeFloyd trial. It a common police tactic in custody deaths. Here are the medical facts.

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Forensics: Integrity unit efforts gets results. Michigan had 2nd highest number of wrongful conviction exonerations in 2020

Twenty people wrongfully convicted of crimes in Michigan were exonerated last year. — Read on http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/michigan-had-2nd-highest-number-of-wrongful-conviction-exonerations-in-2020

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Forensics: The death truck: how a solution to Mexico’s morgue crisis created a new horror

The long read: How did a lorry carrying 273 dead bodies end up stranded on the outskirts of Guadalajara? — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/news/2021/apr/01/death-truck-mexico-morgue-crisis-guadalajara

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Forensics: The race to decide which world leader has the worst pandemic record. The competition is fierce.

Too many candidates are vying for membership in the covid-19 hall of shame. — Read on http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/03/30/which-world-leader-has-worst-pandemic-record-competition-is-fierce/

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Forensics: Blood spatter. 33 Years After Dubious Evidence Helped Convict Him, Joe Bryan Has Been Released on Parole

Another example where a recanting police expert admitting error was insufficient for a new trial for this man. I won’t even begin to explain whats wrong with BP. His murder conviction rested largely on bloodstain-pattern analysis, a technique still in … Continue reading

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Forensics: Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine Shows ‘100% Efficacy’ In Adolescents : Coronavirus Updates : NPR

Pfizer says it will submit the clinical trial results “as soon as possible” to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and is hoping to start vaccinating children before the next school year. — Read on http://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2021/03/31/982983455/pfizer-says-covid-19-vaccine-shows-100-efficacy-in-adolescents

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