Category Archives: costs of wrongful convictions

Forensics: #ForensicOdontology Another victim of America’s greatest forensics fraudster has been exonerated – The Washington Post

Radley Balko has co-authored with Tucker Carrington ‘The Cadver King and the Country Dentist.” This WP piece is just a glimpse into how courts keep supporting over-reaching and fradulent “forensic scientists.” The number of experts who can claim to have … Continue reading

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Forensics: This is huge!Law reforms compensation process for those who are wrongly convicted.

The CA comp board has been obstructionist in processing these claims via DA influences since its inception. Law reforms compensation process for those who are wrongly convicted – Santa Barbara News-Press — Read on newspress.com/law-reforms-compensation-process-for-those-who-are-wrongly-convicted/

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Forensics: More ABFO/AAFS bitemark dentists proven wrong. Fish & Richardson Helps Free Sherwood Brown From Death Row

After more than a quarter-century on death row, a Mississippi man wrongly convicted of murdering three women walked free after DNA testing disproved his prosecutors’ case. Attorneys with Fish & Richardson PC took the lead of a pro bono team … Continue reading

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Forensics: Bizarre Shaken Baby expert. KS day care worker naive right up until convicted of murder | The Kansas City Star

Carrody Buchhorn was sure she wouldn’t be convicted in the death of an infant at a Kansas day care. Her conviction was reversed, but the DA wants her in prison. — Read on amp.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/melinda-henneberger/article254015863.html

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Forensics: Illogical Crim Law. His innocence decree ‘not cognizable’? Missouri man swears he’s innocent, would legally have been better off sentenced to death

There are very few people who would be better off if they had been sentenced to death but that’s the case with Chris Dunn. — Read on http://www.kctv5.com/content/tncms/live/

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Forensics: After refusing a plea offer, Charges dropped: Georgia man cleared by DNA after decades in prison

30 years lost. Credit to his legal team including @innocence and the Weil firm. Georgia prosecutors have decided they will not retry Ron Jacobsen for raping a woman in Newton County, four years after DNA tests strongly indicated h — … Continue reading

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‘Forensics: Not sooth-saying? Graphology predictions. Signature and handwriting can reveal one’s personality’ | Nagpur News – Times of India

Handwriting, like nature’s law, is unique to an individual. — Read on timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/signature-and-handwriting-can-reveal-ones-personality/articleshow/85336713.cms

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Forensics: Despite USDOJ claim of ballistics “quasi-science,”Auditor to review DC ballistic crime lab’s compliance with 2011 law creating independent forensic agency

The troubled D.C. crime lab is getting another probing: This time by the Office of the D.C. Auditor. — Read on wtop.com/dc/2021/08/auditor-to-review-dc-crime-labs-compliance-with-2011-law-creating-independent-forensic-agency/

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Forensics: US Courts and Prosecutors recent history of resisting forensic reforms.

http://www.law360.com/articles/1261492/why-courts-still-lag-behind-on-forensic-science

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Forensics: Junk science gets support from DOJ Statement Pushing Dubious Forensic Science Is Challenged by Advocates

Democracy Forward and the Union of Concerned Scientists say the Trump-era statement is biased, inaccurate, and runs afoul of federal law. — Read on theintercept.com/2021/08/08/forensic-science-reform-justice-department/

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