Category Archives: Civil rights

Forensics: Despite failed field tests, UK police praise facial IDs from street cams.

Here’s a quick look at police “cart before the horse” attitudes on forensics. https://telecoms.com/502056/london-police-push-forward-with-controversial-facial-recognition-tech/

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#FORENSICS: When the crime scene evidence never gets to the crime lab. Sadly, both are managed by the same people. Says alot about the future of cop DNA testing.

From the great state of Orange County, California. https://www.sacbee.com/news/california/article237862684.html

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Autopsy Offers New Details On the Death of A Guatemalan Migrant Child

Autopsy Offers New Details On the Death of A Guatemalan Migrant Child — Read on http://www.texasmonthly.com/news/autopsy-details-death-guatemalan-migrant-child/amp/ Pathologists reviewing this and other migrant children deaths include @drjudymelinek. Physical and medical neglect of these innocent children is abhorent and are classic human … Continue reading

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LEOs not reporting police shooting/custody deaths still using their DOJ grant money and MRAPS

The disonant (or maybe permissive) Department of Justice federal oversight of local law enforcement agencies seems to rival a tragicomedy versions of “who’s on first?” Or more impolitely, the boondoggle. The decades-long sharing of military equipment with police ( 1033 program … Continue reading

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Expanding government DNA archives form major debate on involving innocent people

The shadow of “big brother” watching you comes out in print within this piece about massive forensic DNA collection in numerous states. California has the biggest database. “The question is: Do we want the government to have all these genetic … Continue reading

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Forensics in Thailand shows an ugly lack of fairness in Aussie double murder case.

Here’s another case where human rights and so-called use of  “forensic science”  have little in common. A notable Thai forensic expert denounces the forensic “proof” left unavailable to defendants’ lawyers in this murder of two Australian tourists. Politics ran away … Continue reading

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Indiscriminate police use of private DNA databases makes a mess for innocent people.

I can’t wait to hear how law enforcement tries to clean up this seemingly uncontrolled use of personal genetic material over 1 million customers have sent to familial DNA companies like Ancestry.com. “Anyone who knows the science understands that there’s … Continue reading

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Fabrication of bitemark evidence by dentists not proven according to 7th Circuit dismissal of Stinson civil suit

“Fabricated opinion evidence, for which the expert might not have qualified immunity, must be both wrong and known to be wrong by the expert,” Sykes explained (an appellant judge recently wrote this in WI). Its quite clear in Wisconsin that … Continue reading

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Deep into false forensic science from the FBI

Hair analysis ‘should be abolished,’ says wrongly incarcerated man   1978 Double murder. 37 years in prison. “He said that the pubic hair was microscopically similar to mine—microscopically similar.” Joseph Sledge was no saint, and the police knew it. Then … Continue reading

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Bad actors and negligent experts in Crim Justice still immune.

This follows up previous blogs about how citizens, damaged by CJ incompetence (including some lawyers) and bad acts, run afoul of legal interpretations of immunity for state employees and their minions. http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2015/07/30/people-wronged-by-the-criminal-justice-system-face-a-long-road-to-compensation (copyright 2015 Dental and Forensic Services LLC )

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