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Forensics: This police lab is a total wreck. Oversight Hearing Reveals More Issues at DC Crime Lab – WCP

The DC crime lab lost its accreditation last year. Its interim director says he has no solid plan for returning to regular operations. — Read on washingtoncitypaper.com/article/545794/oversight-hearing-reveals-more-issues-at-crime-lab/

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Forensics: The Innocence Projects’ plans for its next 30 years.

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Forensics: Police corruption. Watts Scandal Grows as Attorneys Prepare for More Exonerations

Cook County prosecutors are believed to be preparing to overturn the convictions of scores of individuals arrested on narcotics charges by corrupt Chicago… — Read on http://www.nbcchicago.com/investigations/watts-scandal-grows-as-attorneys-prepare-for-more-exonerations/2730906/

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Forensics: First Black female in Tennessee. A 74-Year-Old Black Woman Gets Exonerated After Spending 28 Years in Prison

Joyce Watkins was granted parole in 2015, but she immediately began taking steps towards clearing her name and getting her 1988 conviction overturned. — Read on http://www.complex.com/life/black-woman-exoneration-prison-innocence

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Forensics: False/misleading forensics compose 24% of wrongfully convicted nation wide. Michiganders have lost more than 1,415 years of freedom

Deniers of these stats blame the lawyers. Wrongful convictions have led to Michiganders spending at least 1,417 years in prison. Nationwide, exonerees have lost at least 26,289 years to prison. — Read on http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/wrongfully-convicted-michiganders-have-lost-more-than-1415-years-of-freedom

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Forensics: Senator Wiener Introduces Legislation to End Wrongful Convictions Resulting from Faulty Expert Witness Testimony

This new bill strengthens the previous “junk science” bill which was instrumental in the 2016 exoneration of Bill Richards. https://californiainnocenceproject.org/read-their-stories/william-richards/ Bill was convicted in 1997 based on the bitemark testimony of ABFO ex-president Skip Sperber. SACRAMENTO – Today, Senator Scott … Continue reading

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Forensics: Lawyer for wrongfully convicted Earl Washington Jr. sues Virginia for withholding lab records

An attorney for Earl Washington Jr., who came within days of being executed in Virginia for a murder he didn’t commit, filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against a https://richmond.com/news/state-and-regional/lawyer-for-wrongfully-convicted-earl-washington-jr-sues-virginia-for-withholding-lab-records/article_9437c8b7-5d4a-52f5-9139-dac8db37cef0.html

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

Bitemark stories from my casebook. The number of experts who can claim to have sent two innocent men to death row is pretty small. Michael West did it in a week. — Read on http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/10/08/sherwood-brown-exonerated-michael-west/

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Forensics: Despite misuse, exaggeration, and bad convictions. How Texas almost banned forensic hypnosis.

The controversial practice of using forensic hypnosis in Texas courtroom was almost banned when it passed unanimously the legislature. But then Gov. Abbott vetoed it. — Read on http://www.tpr.org/news/2021-12-15/how-texas-almost-banned-forensic-hypnosis

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Forensics: Total copaganda. Cops in NY have never had a 90% clearance rate. “Murders ‘Doubled Overnight,’ and the Percentage Solved by the N.Y.P.D. Plunged”- The New York Times

This writer is a fool. Changes in discovery rules is very upsetting for police. This article is pure sham. The police solved nearly 90 percent of murder cases before the pandemic, but only around 60 percent in 2020. — Read … Continue reading

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