Category Archives: Civil rights

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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Forensics: Wrongfully Accused by an Algorithm – The New York Times

When the cops get new toys, this is what happens: BS predictive science misused and touted as “tough on crime ” In what may be the first known case of its kind, a faulty facial recognition match led to a … Continue reading

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Forensics: Mathematicians urge colleagues to boycott police work in wake of killings

This is huge. I wonder if the #AAFS has enough huevos to do something similar. More than 1,400 researchers have signed a letter calling on the discipline to stop working on predictive-policing algorithms and other models. — Read on http://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-01874-9

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Forensics: Police Use of ”Less-Lethal” Weapons at Protests Cause Life-Threatening Injuries

People demonstrating on the streets, or following along online, don’t need studies to know that less-lethal weaponry isn’t safe — particularly in crowds. — Read on theintercept.com/2020/06/11/police-less-than-lethal-weapons-protests/

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Forensics: Cops at the Floyd death scene discussed ‘excited delerium’ as an excuse.

They absolutely were looking for a way out to defend themselves against a wrongful death prosecution. This new article goes into why that is bs. The Two Autopsies Of George Floyd Aren’t As Different As They Seem

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Forensic Pathology: “Excited delerium“ excuse used in MN police restraint death of #GeorgeFloyd

Thurs. May 29, 2020. 6.30 pm PDT. Today certain “qualified” talking heads in the media have copied the unfounded and rather illogical theory that is used in every police custody restraint death case as a defense. There is a medically … Continue reading

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