Category Archives: Crime lab scandal

Forensics: “Cargo Cult”experts. We Need To Get Junk Science Out of Courtrooms

Forensic pseudoscience introduced into the courtroom has been used to convict and render death on people based on the thinnest of evidence. — Read on http://www.currentaffairs.org/2023/01/we-need-to-get-junk-science-out-of-courtrooms

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Forensics: Inept Austin crime lab results in Supreme Court Reverses Texas Court Decision Based on Prosecutor’s Admission About Flawed Forensic Evidence

Supreme Court has reversed the denial of relief to a Texas death-row prisoner whose request for new trial is supported by local prosecutors. The Travis… — Read on deathpenaltyinfo.org/news/supreme-court-reverses-texas-court-decision-based-on-prosecutors-admission-about-flawed-forensic-evidence

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Forensics: Botched DNA from crime lab. Areli Escobar’s execution to be reconsidered after Supreme Court order

Areli Escobar was sentenced to death in 2011 for an Austin murder, but even prosecutors now agree his conviction relied heavily on faulty DNA testing by the discredited Travis County crime lab. — Read on http://www.texastribune.org/2023/01/09/areli-escobar-texas-execution-death-row-supreme-court/

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Forensics: Cop-created lie detecting scam.

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Forensics: This story never changes. The official who investigates suspicious deaths in your town may be a doctor — or not

“A coroner doesn’t have to ever have taken a science class in their life,” said Nancy Belcher, chief executive officer of the King County Medical Society, the group that met that day. — Read on http://www.chicagotribune.com/people/health/death-investigations-20221225-nbnylwxifvhwpo5xckruxc2bc4-story.html

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Forensics: A total mess. Queensland DNA lab to be ‘rebuilt from ground up’ after damning report, government says

Samples to be retested and double jeopardy laws potentially reformed so serious crimes can be re-prosecuted after 123 recommendations accepted — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/dec/15/queensland-dna-lab-to-be-rebuilt-from-ground-up-after-damning-report-government-says

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Forensics: Canadian Authorities Object to Searching Public Landfill for Murdered Missing Indigenous Women

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Forensics: Politicians to blame. Audit details failures of DC’s Department of Forensic Sciences

An audit of D.C.’s Department of Forensic Sciences (DFS) found that the department failed to “operate as an independent part of the justice system.” — Read on http://www.fox5dc.com/news/audit-details-failures-of-dcs-department-of-forensic-sciences

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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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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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