Category Archives: Civil rights

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: CBS interview about faulty forensics. No research bitemarks leads the conversation with Chris Fabricant.

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Forensics: How a Bogus Bite Mark Sent Charles McCrory to Prison for Murder

Decades of bitemarker tragedies. This “famed” dentist doesn’t like me much. Boo hoo. A famed forensic dentist recanted his testimony against Charles McCrory. He may die in prison anyway. — Read on theintercept.com/2022/03/12/bite-mark-evidence-charles-mccrory/

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Forensics: Woman whose rape DNA led to her arrest to sue San Francisco

The woman whose DNA from a sexual assault case was used by San Francisco police to arrest her in an unrelated property crime plans to sue the city — Read on abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/woman-rape-dna-led-arrest-sue-san-francisco-83377423

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Forensics: The “Excited Delirium” Myth and Deaths in Police Custody – Physicians for Human Rights

One pathologist birthed this idea: An ad hoc supposition with no science foundation regarding its direct relationship to custodial “postural asphyxiation” by police. “Excited Delirium” and Deaths in Police Custody – Physicians for Human Rights — Read on phr.org/our-work/resources/excited-delirium/

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Forensics: Oklahoma County Becomes Nation’s Third Most Prolific County Executioner. Intellectually Teen Offender to Put to Death

The intellectually impaired man who was 18 years old at the time of his offense became the 44 th person prosecuted in Oklahoma County to be put to death… — Read on deathpenaltyinfo.org/news/oklahoma-county-becomes-nations-third-most-prolific-county-executioner-as-state-puts-intellectually-impaired-teen-offender-to-death

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Forensic DNA: Forensic Science Helps to Shed Light on Impact of Tulsa Race Massacre | Lab Manager

Non-profit DNA testing laboratory strives to identify victims of Tulsa Race Massacre — Read on http://www.labmanager.com/news/forensic-science-helps-to-shed-light-on-impact-of-tulsa-race-massacre-27423

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Forensics: The Innocence Projects’ plans for its next 30 years.

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