Category Archives: Civil rights

Criminal law: Asylum-seeker takes her own life, New York City mayor says

An unidentified asylum seeker died in a suicide in a New York City shelter on Sunday, Mayor Eric Adams said Monday. — Read on http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/asylum-seeker-takes-life-new-york-city-mayor-says-rcna48351

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Forensics: Horror of the Ukraine war: Izium bodies show signs of torture and execution | Europe | News and current affairs from around the continent

Over 400 people are being recovered from shallow graves outside the town of Izium, Ukraine. DW’s Emmanuelle Chaze visited the horrific scene and spoke to investigators, who believe war crimes took place there. — Read on http://www.dw.com/en/ukraine-war-izium-bodies-show-signs-of-torture-and-execution/a-63163444

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Forensics: New L.A. Innocence Project, Funded by Exoneree, Will Partner With Forensic Scientists to Uncover Wrongful Convictions |

New LA Innocence Project, Funded by Exoneree, Will Partner With Forensic Scientists to Uncover Wrongful Convictions | — Read on witnessla.com/new-la-innocence-project-funded-by-exoneree-will-partner-with-forensic-scientists-to-uncover-wrongful-convictions/

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Forensics: Warrantless New Jersey police’s use of a baby’s DNA violated the public’s trust

On television, when DNA evidence is used in an innovative way to solve a cold case, the police are heralded as heroes. — Read on http://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/new-jersey-polices-use-babys-dna-undermines-publics-trust-rcna43996

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Forensics: No privacy for newborns. Police Used a Baby’s DNA to Investigate Its Father for a Crime |

Small pinpricks of blood are used to screen newborns for serious health conditions—but this genetic data can have legal uses too. — Read on http://www.wired.com/story/police-used-a-babys-dna-to-investigate-its-father-for-a-crime/

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Forensics: Shaken-Baby Cases Rely on ‘Junk Science,’ New Jersey Judge Says

The pediatric neurosurgeon who first popularized shaken-baby syndrome has doubts about how it is used in courtrooms today. — Read on reason.com/2022/08/01/a-judge-says-shaken-baby-cases-rely-on-junk-science/

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Forensics: NamUS Missing Persons database not used. State doesn’t teach tool used to solve missing person cases, 67% not in federal database

Here is a synopsis of the videocast. 1. Only 13 States mandate police to obtain and enter missing persons fingerprint, dental, and personal information into the federal NamUS system. 2. Voluntary compliance of police departments is low. 3. Many unidentified … Continue reading

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Forensics: DNA testing starting for Tulsa descendants of massacre victims.

http://www.huffpost.com/entry/united-states-tulsa-massacre_n_62cf15c5e4b0eef119c192d0

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Forensics: NamUS in the news. Missing Persons Alert For Young Woman Issued By Red Bank Police

Missing Persons Alert For Young Woman Issued By Red Bank Police – Red Bank-Shrewsbury, NJ – Alert says Katherine A. Arias,33, was last seen in Red Bank on June 21. — Read on patch.com/new-jersey/redbank/missing-persons-alert-young-woman-issued-red-bank-police

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Forensics: Dirty cop and coerced witness. Kansas wrongful conviction lawsuit reaches $12.5M settlement. Taxpayers’s not the cops bear the cost.

A local government in Kansas has agreed to pay $12.5 million to a man and his mother after he spent 23 years in prison for a double murder he did not commit. — Read on http://www.newsobserver.com/news/nation-world/national/article263100808.html

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