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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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Forensics: Academic and CJ repression in the Deep South. UM Fires History Professor Who Criticizes ‘Powerful, Racist Donors’ and ‘Carceral State’

Clearly, “Ole Miss” managers consider outing the political history of the Crim Justice system by its own faculty is anathema. Their excuses are shallow and dissembling and have a racist “ivory Tower” smell. Its a miracle that the Ole Miss … Continue reading

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Forensics: The legal career of this KS prosecutor’s misconduct is an affront to the justice system

Unfettered lying and ourtroom fabrication getting some long needed attention. The misconduct of Kansas prosecutors like Jacqie Spradling undermines confidence in the justice system. Now, Spradling is finally fighting for her law license. — Read on http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/melinda-henneberger/article247608975.html

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Forensics: The Confrontation Clause: Can the Sixth Amendment Protect Defendants from Junk Science?

A defendant appeals claiming his right to cross-examine a prosecution’s DNA expert was denied at trial. Amazing how simple this sounds in theory. DAs, however, often get around defendants’ Constitutional protections. Then the judge won’t pay for a defense expert … Continue reading

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Forensics: Blanket “qualified immunity” for unreasonable police actions takes a hit.

A glimmer of hope. twitter.com/rmfifthcircuit/status/1329919798873034762

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Forensics: Public Health: This Radio Station Became a Lifeline for Indigenous Farmworkers During COVID-19 – LX

Another example of how immigrants and green card essential workers are being abandoned during the pandemic. Viva la Raza! When COVID-19 hit the U.S., a nonprofit that serves Indigenous Mexican migrant communities in California saw that most public health information … Continue reading

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Forensics: US crime: Violation of state law’: Legal experts blast California GOP’s ‘fake’ voter ballot dropoff boxes

A new twist in the US election system and its a crime. See how this turns out. Many states are involved in this GOP trickery. Unofficial voter ballot drop boxes are appearing all over the state of California, and legal… … Continue reading

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Forensics: US DOJ leaders masterminded Trumps child separation policy

Both were also big defenders of police forensics against scientific reform. One guy still has a job with the feds. The other dude later was replaced with William Barr. http://www.huffpost.com/entry/jeff-sessions-family-separations-border_n_5f7dafccc5b6e5aba0d2e927

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Forensics: Mexico’s drug war leaves 39,000 unidentified bodies in its morgues

This is horrible. Investigation by Quinto Elemento Labs finds alarming number of people buried in common graves — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/22/mexicos-drug-war-leaves-39000-unidentified-bodies-in-its-morgues

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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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