Category Archives: Civil rights

Forensics: Family response. Ivy League Secret Exposed: Classes Used Bones of Black Children Killed in 1985 MOVE Police Bombing

A Princeton prof kept a “collection” of young girls’ remains that he should have been returned to the medical examiner. Ivy League Secret Exposed: Classes Used Bones of Black Children Killed in 1985 MOVE Police Bombing | Democracy Now! — … Continue reading

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Forensics: Dr Fauci still taking heat from anti-science politicians.

Its a “GOP freedom” vs mass casualty pandemic thingy. http://www.huffpost.com/entry/gop-obsessed-fauci-matthew-dowd_n_60793599e4b09614f9b43af0

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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: Intimidation. The cost of speaking up against China

Remember when getting an invite to lecture in China was a thing? The cost of speaking up against China – BBC News — Read on http://www.bbc.com/news/amp/world-asia-china-56563449

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Forensics: Human rights. Child separated from family after arrival at U.S. border

Trump/Miller would have sent him back and not cared if he was reunited. The 5-year-old is one of thousands of children and teens who have arrived at the U.S. southern border without a parent or legal guardian since January. — … Continue reading

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Forensics: DA misconduct. Kansas’ Terra Morehead no longer prosecuting criminal cases

A primer on an unbridled malicious prosecutor. She still has a job in the DAs office. Kansas prosecutor Terra Morehead wrongfully put Lamonte McIntyre in prison for 23 years for murder. She’s no longer be handling criminal cases. That’s a … Continue reading

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Forenscis: DA bad. NYC judge slams prosecutor’s office behind the wrongful homicide convictions of three men

82% of exons involve DA evidence misconduct. Nat’l Registration of Exonerations. NYC judge slams prosecutor’s office behind the wrongful homicide convictions of three men – CNNPolitics — Read on amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/03/05/politics/queens-ny-wrongful-convictions/index.html

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Forensics: lnnocence Project sleuths question Syracuse man’s murder conviction after 30 years in prison – syracuse.com

Innocence Project sleuths question Syracuse man’s murder conviction after 30 years in prison – syracuse.com — Read on http://www.syracuse.com/crime/2021/03/innocence-project-sleuths-question-syracuse-mans-murder-conviction-after-30-years-in-prison.html

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Forensics: Op-Ed: Criminal Confessions, Forensic Bias

Dr. Melinek knows her stuff. Cops influence suspects and then move onto the forensic pathologists with false confessions. She mentions a recent joint paper on racial bias in forensic decision-making that adds proof to the presence of bias and resistance … Continue reading

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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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