Category Archives: Civil rights

Forensics: Blanket “qualified immunity” for unreasonable police actions takes a hit.

A glimmer of hope. twitter.com/rmfifthcircuit/status/1329919798873034762

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Forensics: Public Health: This Radio Station Became a Lifeline for Indigenous Farmworkers During COVID-19 – LX

Another example of how immigrants and green card essential workers are being abandoned during the pandemic. Viva la Raza! When COVID-19 hit the U.S., a nonprofit that serves Indigenous Mexican migrant communities in California saw that most public health information … Continue reading

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Forensics: US crime: Violation of state law’: Legal experts blast California GOP’s ‘fake’ voter ballot dropoff boxes

A new twist in the US election system and its a crime. See how this turns out. Many states are involved in this GOP trickery. Unofficial voter ballot drop boxes are appearing all over the state of California, and legal… … Continue reading

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Forensics: US DOJ leaders masterminded Trumps child separation policy

Both were also big defenders of police forensics against scientific reform. One guy still has a job with the feds. The other dude later was replaced with William Barr. http://www.huffpost.com/entry/jeff-sessions-family-separations-border_n_5f7dafccc5b6e5aba0d2e927

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Forensics: Mexico’s drug war leaves 39,000 unidentified bodies in its morgues

This is horrible. Investigation by Quinto Elemento Labs finds alarming number of people buried in common graves — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/22/mexicos-drug-war-leaves-39000-unidentified-bodies-in-its-morgues

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Forensics: NYPD to use non-peer viewed nor tested DNA test data to create ‘virtual mugshots’

Whatta load of junk. Cops continue to use back-room “forensic” methods for judges to admit and prosecutors to use in criminal courts. Trash forensic science. Snapshot” phenotyping analyzes the genetic content of DNA — like a person’s skin tone, eye … Continue reading

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Bite Mark Evidence: What You Should Know About This Debunked Science

Bite mark evidence has sent at least two dozen innocent people to prison. So why is this debunked forensic method still being used? — Read on http://www.innocenceproject.org/what-is-bite-mark-evidence-forensic-science/

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Forensics: Convicted by software? Not so fast, says California lawmaker

The statements from the go to cop DNA mixture guru at TrueAllele continues to be self serving and problematic. Ive heard similar claims of accuracy from palm readers on TV. Doesnt seem to bother him much. Democratic Rep. Mark Takano … Continue reading

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Forensics: Houston PD decides public can know when police might injure or kill them – Grits for Breakfast

Well then, may we presume they also control their “independent crime lab?” As in deep-sixing unfavorable crime scene evidence and “losing” police body cam vids. Grits for Breakfast: Houston PD decides public can know when police might injure or kill … Continue reading

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Forensics: Right to cop fingerprint and DNA matching databases can exonerate the innocent – often DAs object

This article talks about cops refusal and unfair prosecutorial objections to defendants having access to fingerprint search data owned by the police. The cop alternative is for defs to “trust” the police. What a joke. We should also include access … Continue reading

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