Category Archives: Crime lab scandal

Forensics: Another grassroots attempt to establish a Forensic Science Commission in Wisconsin. This paper written by PhD candidates.

http://www.sciencepolicyjournal.org/uploads/5/4/3/4/5434385/bratburd.pdf The LEO crime labs won’t like this intrusion on their domains. A 2005-2008 study suggesting similar went nowhere in the WI legislature.

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Forensics: Grits for Breakfast: Most crime labs accused innocent person in DNA mixture study

Grits for Breakfast: Most crime labs accused innocent person in DNA mixture study — Read on gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/2018/09/most-crime-labs-accused-innocent-person.html The dark side of the NIST DNA mis-identification report covered in my last blog. Subterfuge and disclaimers to quash use in court by … Continue reading

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Forensics: Want a BS excuse for “bad forensics”? Blame it on “bad apples.”

This is truly ridiculous counterpoint to forensic science reform, but the forensic industry and its associated prosecutors take it as gospel. The medical profession used claims of “perfection” in the 18th century when they used to bleed patients to death … Continue reading

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Junk drug testing from hair and alcohol continues to do damage from Canadian Motherisk lab scandal

This story underlies the devastation to victims of false and misleading forensic lab testing. Motherisk is a hospital chem lab that contracted to Canadian legal authorities responsible for enforcing child protection laws. This story is from Nova Scotia. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/motherisk-nova-scotia-investigation-1.4553531

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Taking hair comparisons to task in AZ – Should be 100’s of cases

In another whack at the Jeff Sessions version of the inviolate status of police ‘forensics’, this article brings to light, a coalition of AZ crime labbers, DAs, the appellate court and a post-conviction org. It’s obvious that there is some … Continue reading

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Another bitemark conviction vacated due to DNA and dentist recant. 

The number of bm aided cases overturned by DNA approaching 30 in the US.

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Yuck: Morbid secrets of an Arizona forensic pathologist

Watch the embedded video for the details. Other Maricopa County forensic types added in the text about their ‘questionable’ character. Who was the Sheriff of Maricopa? Arpaio somebody. http://www.12news.com/news/investigative/current-maricopa-co-forensic-pathologist-was-reprimanded-by-navy/436483549

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Big Business takes over personal rights of clients to “Help you find your family”

Well, I guess I can forget about sending Ancestry.com my saliva sample for genealogy purposes. Here are the disclosures of where your DNA goes and what to expect when the police start asking questions.

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Taking a look USAG Session’s anti-science forensics culture showing up on the internet

Much that is said in this Science 2.0 post are old derisions and hackneyed objections to 1) the advent of DNA establishing that wrong convictions do exist (since 1992) and 2) the rise of the at-large public’s knowledge of 1) … Continue reading

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Closed DNA chief gets settlement to go away

http://www.kvue.com/news/investigations/defenders/dna-lab-chief-forensic-officer-being-paid-to-resign/429243987

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