Category Archives: Civil rights

SF Police Chief Loses a $2M grant for rape kits. His Crime lab is “maxed out.” Plus Murder around the world.

S.F. Police Chief Greg Suhr during a news conference speaks about an audit of the crime lab’s DNA unit, which has come under fire for faking results, as well as other police misconduct, at the Hall of Justice, Friday, April … Continue reading

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A California District Attorney Gets the Judicial Hammer for Misconduct

There are calls for DOJ to investigate this event. It’s a big scandal. Here is a snippet about the Orange Co Prosecutor’s trail of bad faith actions in the court system. He just got booted from a terrible mass shooting … Continue reading

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Efforts to rid court system of outdated and flawed forensic “expertise”

Old Convictions, New Science Texas tackles debunked forensics. This legislative process in Texas reflects how the monolithic (i.e huge) US criminal justice system “repairs” itself. I use the word “repair” very loosely in that people have to be injured, killed … Continue reading

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Forensics: 2004 Chi Trib articles about dubious bitemark convictions and bad science that still stand as “justice done.”

Its been 11 years since this article was published. Its about the DNA vs bitemark case AZ v. Tankersley. The defendant is still in prison. The “bitemark matchers” were ABFO members Raymond Rawson (Ray Krone’s exoneration story is at the bottom of this … Continue reading

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More on what damage junk forensic science brings society

After 36 years…… http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/dc-man-imprisoned-by-flawed-fbi-forensic-evidence-exonerated/2015/05/23/ed382f70-00c6-11e5-8b6c-0dcce21e223d_story.html

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30¥% of Exonerees are white folks

Racial profiles of wrong convictions in the US. http://www.innocenceproject.org/news-events-exonerations/your-brain-race-and-criminal-justice

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Court tosses convictions but won’t say couple is innocent

Originally posted on Wrongful Convictions Blog:
No matter how much evidence of innocence might exist, it is sometimes next to impossible to get the courts to fully admit error. That’s what happened yesterday, when Dan and Fran Keller, who were…

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Incredible Costs of One Cop Detective to the Taxpayers of Chicago and Illinois; Big time Politicos on Crim Justice reform

This will never stop. Nothing like having questionable convictions coming back to haunt the the lawyers and the DA for the police of Chicago. Sun-Times Article Hillary making sweeping statements on criminal justice reform. Wants to start with cops. And … Continue reading

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Highlights of the 2015 US Innocence Conference held this last weekend

For those less likely to be following what is happening in civil rights and exoneration litigation, this meeting in Orlando FLA was the gathering to see the impressive depth of dedication, legal expertise and energy present in this growing movement. … Continue reading

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Another forensic disaster : secret forensic “science”experts allowed to coerce crime suspects into plea deals.

  I am rarely shocked about nefarious dealings or subterfuge in the ecosystem of forensic ‘science’ and the criminal justice arena. But I just read that a police department has a cadre of 3 “anonymous” dentists in Indianapolis, Indiana, who provide … Continue reading

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