Category Archives: AAFS

Forensics: “Mental illness” theorist Dr. Paul McHugh’s Junk Science Fuels Religious Right’s Longtime Attack on Trans Rights

GOP & Conservative Christians Attacking Transgender Youth Across The Country Unless you’ve been taking a deep dive into the increasing attacks on transgender and gender non-conforming people, the name Paul McHugh will not likely ring any bells. Dr…. — Read … Continue reading

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Forensics: Police blood pattern experts. Can Forensic Science Be Trusted?

A bloodstain expert’s testimony helped put him in prison. But can forensic science be trusted? — Read on http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2022/06/how-reliable-is-forensic-science/629632/

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Forensics: Man dies while burying murder victim.

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Forensics: Junk science. ‘Hurricane Gun:’ Trump Asked if China Was Launching Storms at U.S. – Rolling Stone

He watches too many super hero flicks. — Read on http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/trump-hurricane-gun-china-world-war-1350638/

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Forensics: Genetic Genealogy. Woman arrested in deaths of newborns found in 1999, 2003, police say

A woman recently identified through DNA as the mother of both babies has been arrested in their deaths. — Read on http://www.13abc.com/2022/05/09/woman-arrested-deaths-newborns-found-1999-2003-police-say/

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Forensics: NamUS case. Cellastine Wade, 18: Missing From New Jersey Since 1968

Very little is known about Cellastine Wade and there hasn’t even been an exact date given of when she vanished from New Jersey in 1968. — Read on ourblackgirls.com/2022/05/08/cellastine-wade-18-missing-from-new-jersey-since-1968/

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Forensics: Police arson opinion “divorced from science.” After multiple appeals, Claude Garrett Sees Murder by Arson Conviction Overturned

Thirty years after a fatal fire sent Garrett to prison for life, a judge vacated his conviction, opening the door to his release. — Read on theintercept.com/2022/05/07/claude-garrett-murder-arson-conviction-overturned/

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Forensics: Unregulated DNA collection by police gets cancelled. New York court halts family DNA searches for crime suspects

The crimefighting tool has helped crack cold cases, but it has also raised privacy and racial discrimination concerns. — Read on http://www.cbsnews.com/news/new-york-court-halts-family-dna-searches-crime-suspects/

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Forensics: Border Patrol’s forensic teams being fired after ‘cover up’ allegations

After withering criticism and allegations that they have worked to “cover up” shootings involving agents, Border Patrol — Read on http://www.tucsonsentinel.com/local/report/050622_critical_incident_teams/border-patrols-forensic-teams-being-eliminated-after-cover-up-allegations/

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Forensics: ‘Making an Exoneree’: Georgetown University Documentaries Highlight Wrongful Convictions

News4’s Jackie Bensen takes us to the screening made possible by a group of university students. It’s a series of documentaries that re-examine the cases of… — Read on http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/making-an-exoneree-georgetown-university-documentaries-highlight-wrongful-convictions/3043222/

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