Category Archives: Civil rights

Forensics: Biases and Tunnel Vision. Unlucky numbers: Fighting murder convictions that rest on shoddy stats | Science

Unlucky numbers: Fighting murder convictions that rest on shoddy stats | Science | AAAS — Read on http://www.science.org/content/article/unlucky-numbers-fighting-murder-convictions-rest-shoddy-stats

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Forensics: Alabama Supreme Court Eliminates Critical Safeguard Against Wrongful Convictions in Death Penalty Cases

Alabama Supreme Court Eliminates Critical Safeguard Against Wrongful Convictions in Death Penalty Cases — Read on eji.org/news/alabama-supreme-court-eliminates-critical-safeguard-against-wrongful-convictions-in-death-penalty-cases/

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Forensics: WA state. While many were found, work remains to protect Indigenous people

There are 23 missing Indigenous people across King County. — Read on http://www.kentreporter.com/news/while-many-were-found-work-remains-to-protect-indigenous-people/

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Forensics: @radleybalko puts the spotlight on police misconduct. Roundup: Pittsburgh chief says city cops will ignore ban on trivial traffic stops; QI gone haywire; a horrifying jail death in Arkansas

Here’s your roundup of criminal justice and civil liberties stories: Pittsburgh police chief says officers will continue to make trivial traffic stops despite a city ordinance barring the practice, because it’s good for officer morale. Which, frankly, is a pretty … Continue reading

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Forensics: Amazing. Josh Tepfer Pioneers Mass Exonerations For Wrongfully Convicted

Josh Tepfer has helped exonerate 288 people, many of whom were convicted based on patterns of misconduct by corrupt police or officials. — Read on http://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/melissasegura/josh-tepfer-mass-exonerations-wrongfully-convicted

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Forensics: Resource challenges impact post-mortems as bodies pile up from murders, accidents | Jamaica

For 400 metres, the sight was pure horror. Chunks of human flesh, mangled, torn and pasted on the asphalt with blood that had gone muddy, littered the St Catherine leg of the North/South Highway. Initial reports were that the victim, … Continue reading

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Forensics: Cop-created lie detecting scam.

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Forensics: Crimes against children. Ombudsman: Children’s torture chamber found in liberated Kherson

Ukrainian authorities discovered a room that Russians used to detain and torture children during the occupation of Kherson, Dmytro Lubinets, the Human Rights Commissioner of the Verkhovna Rada, said on Dec. 14. — Read on kyivindependent.com/news-feed/ombudsman-childrens-torture-chamber-found-in-liberated-kherson

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Forensics: 9 Striking Photos That Perfectly Capture the Innocence Project’s Highlights of 2022 – Innocence Project

9 Striking Photos That Perfectly Capture the Innocence Project’s Highlights of 2022 – Innocence Project — Read on innocenceproject.org/9-striking-photos-that-perfectly-capture-the-innocence-projects-highlights-of-2022/

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Forensics: Biden signs bill into law extending investigation of civil rights era lynching cold cases

Biden has signed a bill into law that would extend the time a panel has to investigate lynching cold cases that took place during the Civil Rights era. | TAG24 — Read on http://www.tag24.com/politics/us-politics/biden-signs-bill-into-law-extending-investigation-of-lynching-cold-cases-2683343

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