Category Archives: costs of wrongful convictions

Forensics: @WHOSTP45 | Bill Richards bogus ABFO bitemark case leads to California Senator Taking on Wrongful Convictions and Forensics in Reform Bill

A “one tooth” bitemark “match” from an ABFO/AAFS bitemarker led to Bill’s 26 years in jail and prison. A Texas upper court has just stayed a Jan 21 2021 execution of Blaine Milam based on a “3 tooth” bitemark ID … Continue reading

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Forensics: Its official! Judge drops murder case for man who spent 23 years on death row on evidence now discredited – Magnolia State Live | Magnolia State Live

Another bullshit bitemarker case. The MS Attorney General’s Office continued to support Michael West’s quackery for decades. My visit during Howards’ last hearing in Columbus MS along with the MS and NY innocence legal teams was proof how committed they … Continue reading

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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: Ex-DA a real AH. murder indictment dismissed

This dude switched to defense cases. Just got license suspended for 2 years murder indictment dismissed Kurtzrock | Newsday — Read on http://www.newsday.com/amp/long-island/crime/murder-indictment-dismissed-kurtzrock-1.15534445

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Forensics: Despite this mess ABFO/AAFS dentists still proffer in courts. Most agree bitemark matching is junk science. Why is it still in courts?

Decertification by the AAFS/FSAB would help. This is an incredible failure of supposed forensic science “leadership.” Plus the bitemarkers are still promoted by the National Association of Medical Examiners. WTF? At least 27 people were exonerated after faulty bitemark matching … Continue reading

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Forensics: Forensic science inaccuracy: Firearm and fingerprint comparisons are less reliable than they seem.

A story told from a juror’s perspective. How police experts doctor their error rates in “proficiency” tests. Ballistics and fingerprints linked to misleading testimony as revealed by Itiel Dror at UCL. Bitemarkers did similar. Don’t believe forensic examiners’ claims about … 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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Forensics non-science: The danger of relying on a single piece of evidence – great overview on expert exaggeration in police crime labs.

From Africa. An excellent look. The author mentions bitemarks and a list of other misleading forensic opinions. Courts have problems with weak standards and poor understanding of robust scientific methods. Mentions the 2009 NAS Report which some crime labbers and … Continue reading

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Forensics: Interviewing a Senior Advisor on Forensic Science Policy ( Sarah Chu ) – Major Investigators

This podcast is hosted by a very bright 9yo! She puts Sarah C through her paces. SC has a very important job at the NYIP. Listen to this episode from Major Investigators on Spotify. In this episode, we have a … Continue reading

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Forensics: Another botched bitemark case. FL State Attorney’s Office identifies man wrongfully convicted of murder after 37 years. Office seeks prompt release of Robert DuBoise after newly discovered DNA proves his innocence

From Aug 2020. State Attorney’s Office identifies man wrongfully convicted of murder after 37 years. Office seeks prompt release of Robert DuBoise after newly discovered DNA proves his innocence – Office Of The State Attorney 13th Judicial Circuit Of Florida … Continue reading

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