Category Archives: Crime

Forensics: Genealogical DNA. He was evil’: Daughter of killer in 62-year-old cold case helps detectives solve it

‘He was evil’: Daughter of killer in 62-year-old cold case helps detectives solve it – KXLY — Read on http://www.kxly.com/the-daughter-of-killer-in-62-year-old-cold-case-speaks-to-spokane-police/

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Forensics: Montgomery v. Louisiana: America’s Racist History Means Even a Supreme Court Victory Does Not Guarantee Justice

The dark-side of racially motivated criminal justice in the US. This time it is against children. Henry Montgomery, 72, a black man who has been imprisoned for more than 55 years and was the victorious plaintiff in a Supreme Court … Continue reading

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Forensics: Crime scene investigation. Jan. 6 rioters targeted Capitol’s unreinforced windows

Two windows and two doors used by Jan. 6 rioters were among only a few that weren’t reinforced during a Capitol security upgrade that started in 2017. — Read on http://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2021-10-04/jan-6-rioters-exploited-little-known-capitol-weak-spots-a-handful-of-unreinforced-windows

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Forensics: Covid crimes. Man filmed helping patient leave hospital linked to Italian far-right party

This patient’s wife did not consent to him leaving. The man died 2 days later. Antonio Mureddu, with links to Italian far-right party Lega Nord, ID’d as man who filmed himself helping a visibly ill man leave LUH. — Read … Continue reading

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Forensics: UK review of 9 years after the FSS shutdown. The Risks of Doing Forensics on the Cheap

The Risks of Doing Forensics on the Cheap | The Crime Report — Read on thecrimereport.org/2021/09/22/the-perils-of-doing-forensics-on-the-cheap/

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Forensics: Brian Banks case repeat. Fredonia woman gets probation in fabricated rape case

WARREN, Pa. — A Fredonia, N.Y., woman received a probation sentence for fabricating a rape allegation in order to cover up an affair. Stephanie A. Kicak, 21 — Read on http://www.observertoday.com/news/local-region/2021/09/fredonia-woman-gets-probation-in-fabricated-rape-case/

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Forensics: After flubbing a massive loss of Dallas police evidence, city manager reveals new policies

How’s that for a chain of custody violation? City manager runs the police database? After electronic evidence went missing in the spring, Broadnax vows to inform people sooner and implements more protections for transferring data. — Read on http://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2021/08/16/dallas-city-manager-tc-broadnax-admits-he-could-have-communicated-better-about-deleted-police-data/

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Forensics: Thousands of Baltimore crime scene fingerprints are never processed, as police supervisor says lab is always in ‘triage mode’

More police-controlled crime lab problems. Experts say backlogs are not uncommon in big cities, with police departments forced to prioritize due to a lack of funds. But a Baltimore Police Department crime lab supervisor says city police don’t acknowledge the … Continue reading

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Forensics: Drug test used to find drugs in prison inmate mail. Mass. defense attorneys say drug test falsely flags client mail | Reuters

The plantiffs attack includes claims that the Sirchie LLC product is absolutely junk. Similar complaint to police on-scene drug testing problems due to false positive reacts to commonly found substances. A group of defense attorneys and prison inmates filed a … Continue reading

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Forensics: Whoopi Goldberg, Danielle Deadwyler to appear in film about Emmett Till’s mother

Danielle Deadwyler has been tapped to portray Mamie Till-Mobley in a film about her fight for justice for her 14-year-old […] The post Whoopi Goldberg, Danielle Deadwyler to appear in film about Emmett Till’s mother appeared first on TheGrio. — … Continue reading

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