Category Archives: costs of wrongful convictions

Forensics: The influence of ‘infallible’ ballistic matching. Letting the jury decide. Maryland high court considers limiting ballistics evidence used to link guns to shootings

BALTIMORE — A television in Baltimore Circuit Court showed a magnified picture of spent cartridge casings taken through the lens of a microscope. If a juror didn’t look closely, they — Read on http://www.union-bulletin.com/content/tncms/live/

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Forensics: Australia. Crime Lab ‘Bungle.’ What could happen next amid the DNA lab bungle investigation

What could happen next amid the DNA lab bungle investigation — Read on http://www.4bc.com.au/what-could-happen-next-amid-the-dna-lab-bungle-investigation/

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Forensics: Dirty Cops. Nearly 200 convictions linked to discredited NYPD cops dismissed at Manhattan DA’s request

Nearly 200 misdemeanor convictions tied to eight former New York Police Department officers who were themselves previously convicted of crimes have been vacated at the request of the Manhattan district attorney’s office. — Read on http://www.cnn.com/2022/11/19/us/manhattan-da-vacate-misdemeanor-convictions/index.html

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Forensics: Exonorees demand DAs Conviction Integrity Unit do its job. New Haven courthouse protest targets wrongful convictions

A group of Black men who have asserted — and in many cases proven — that their convictions were unjust protested wrongful convictions. — Read on ctmirror.org/2022/11/19/ct-new-haven-courthouse-protest-wrongful-convictions/

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Dorensics: 3 Kids spent 467 days in custody. The long and traumatic road to exoneration after DCFS wrongfully removes children from home

A Bloomington attorney is helping parents who lost their children to state protective services based on false allegations. Alan Novick says the road to exoneration is long and costly. — Read on http://www.wglt.org/local-news/2022-11-15/the-long-and-traumatic-road-to-exoneration-after-dcfs-wrongfully-removes-children-from-home

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Forensics: ‘Junk science’: Counterfeit research papers in China, a worrying trend

‘Junk science’: Counterfeit research papers in China, a worrying trend – The BL — Read on m.thebl.com/china/junk-science-counterfeit-research-papers-in-china-a-worrying-trend.html

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Forensics: The history of DAs supporting junk science. A look back in time.

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Forensics: Men exonerated in Malcolm X killing to receive $36 million – POLITICO

Muhammad Aziz and Khalil Islam were exonerated last year in the 1965 assassination. — Read on http://www.politico.com/news/2022/10/30/malcolm-x-killing-exonerated-settlement-00064156

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Forensics: Bitemarks take another hit in 2022. Why Is Bad Science Allowed in the Courtroom? | Psychology Today

A new report finds that a well-known forensic technique is unscientific. — Read on http://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/how-do-you-know/202210/why-is-bad-science-allowed-in-the-courtroom

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Forensics: DA denied DNA testing in 2000. Now man released from California prison after 38 years following new DNA evidence

A man who spent more than 38 years behind bars convicted of murder and two attempted murders has been released from a California prison after long-untested DNA evidence pointed to a different person. The conviction of Maurice Hastings, 69, and … Continue reading

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