Category Archives: Civil rights

Forensics: DA misconduct. Kansas’ Terra Morehead no longer prosecuting criminal cases

A primer on an unbridled malicious prosecutor. She still has a job in the DAs office. Kansas prosecutor Terra Morehead wrongfully put Lamonte McIntyre in prison for 23 years for murder. She’s no longer be handling criminal cases. That’s a … Continue reading

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Forenscis: DA bad. NYC judge slams prosecutor’s office behind the wrongful homicide convictions of three men

82% of exons involve DA evidence misconduct. Nat’l Registration of Exonerations. NYC judge slams prosecutor’s office behind the wrongful homicide convictions of three men – CNNPolitics — Read on amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/03/05/politics/queens-ny-wrongful-convictions/index.html

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Forensics: lnnocence Project sleuths question Syracuse man’s murder conviction after 30 years in prison – syracuse.com

Innocence Project sleuths question Syracuse man’s murder conviction after 30 years in prison – syracuse.com — Read on http://www.syracuse.com/crime/2021/03/innocence-project-sleuths-question-syracuse-mans-murder-conviction-after-30-years-in-prison.html

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Forensics: Op-Ed: Criminal Confessions, Forensic Bias

Dr. Melinek knows her stuff. Cops influence suspects and then move onto the forensic pathologists with false confessions. She mentions a recent joint paper on racial bias in forensic decision-making that adds proof to the presence of bias and resistance … Continue reading

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Federal Court Agrees: Prosecutors Can’t Keep Forensic DNA Evidence Secret from Defendants

An ongoing criminal court defense argument about DA refusal to disclose the prosecution-popular TrueAllele DNA software “code” is gaining judicial traction. When the government tries to convict you of a crime, you have a right to challenge its evidence. This … Continue reading

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Forensics: Judges being predominantly ex DAs causes this. Still trying to get Illinois to admit he’s innocent

Still trying to get Illinois to admit he’s innocent — Read on http://www.illinoistimes.com/springfield/still-trying-to-get-illinois-to-admit-hes-innocent/Content

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Forensics: Biden’s Science Adviser Pick Could Advance Justice Reforms – Law360

This article portrays all the many players involved in both promoting and inhibiting evidence-based advances in certain forensic methods. It mentions bitemark evidence and the racial inequities of bad science on POC seeking exonerations. This arguing about junk forensic science … Continue reading

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Forensics: Four Inspiring Female Scientists Tell Us How They Ended Up at the Innocence Project

Best of the best. Plus a cute little Chu(ie). Four Inspiring Female Scientists Tell Us How They Ended Up at the Innocence Project — Read on innocenceproject.org/women-in-stem-forensic-science-psychology/

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Forensics: New Years Cheer: Philly to pay $9.8M to man exonerated who spent 28 years in prison after wrongful conviction for murder

Cops in this case involved in other similar misdeeds. 17 exonerations from the same district since 2017. The settlement is the latest in a string of payouts to exonerees whose wrongful convictions in the 1980s and ’90s have cost the … Continue reading

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Forensics: Corrupt cops. Termaine Joseph Hicks exonerated after 19 years in prison

Joseph Tremaine Hicks, his lawyer said, “is going to be returned to something that he should have had on Nov. 27, 2001, when police encountered him, but he didn’t: the presumption of innocence.” — Read on http://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-wrongful-conviction-exoneration-police-misconduct-tremaine-hicks-20201216.html

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