Category Archives: Crime
Burke and Hare, ground-breaking Medical Jurisprudence, and Conan- Doyle. A Study in Scarlet: Where Fact Meets Fiction – The Anatomy Lab — Read on surgeonshallmuseums.wordpress.com/2020/04/17/a-study-in-scarlet-where-fact-meets-fiction/amp/
Whatta load of junk. Cops continue to use back-room “forensic” methods for judges to admit and prosecutors to use in criminal courts. Trash forensic science. Snapshot” phenotyping analyzes the genetic content of DNA — like a person’s skin tone, eye … Continue reading
The lab guy was arrested and an evidence bag from the SFPD crime lab. He had 8 years of crime lab casework that will be reviewed for mismanagement or worse. SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) — Read on http://www.sfgate.com/news/bayarea/article/District-Attorney-To-Probe-Forensic-Lab-Analyst-s-15561768.php
As usual, the politicos screwed the pooch on this. Prosecutors’ release of Dr. Andrew Baker’s preliminary findings highlighting other factors in George Floyd’s death led to a storm of criticism that defense attorneys say is unfair. — Read on http://www.startribune.com/floyd-s-autopsy-makes-medical-examiner-a-rare-target-of-anger/571343522/
Forensic retaliation: Coronavirus Russia: Infected forensics expert falls to death brings total count to 3 female doctors dead and one male with brain injuries.
The obvious linkage is their public comments to the press about the pandemic. The one still living was coerced to recant immediately after regaining consciousness. Tragic and classic example of why Trump emulates the Russian totalitarian leader. Lt Col Natalya … Continue reading
A look at how prosecutors and cops play deaf and dumb after innocent defendants are exonerated. https://thecrimereport.org/2020/02/03/prosecutorial-misconduct-getting-away-with-murder/
Very good look at how lack of proper legal rules let the bitemarkers and other court experts run rampant. Of course those who attended a recent @NIST forensics symposium were insulted by the scientists who reached the same conclusions. https://www.gq.com.au/entertainment/tech/evidence-on-trial-why-the-forensic-evidence-is-less-reliable-than-we-think/news-story/27c34297d86970ec5867da91b0f6729e
Hiding evidence? Never….almost. https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/12/02/nicholas-mcguffin-manslaughter-charge-leah-freeman-potentially-set-free/
#Forensics: Errors in fingerprinting matches get some air time. Training and low standards a major focus.
One major issue in the fingerprinting world is how court testimony of these experts can mislead juries to expect mis-matches never occur. https://theintercept.com/2019/11/29/fingerprint-examination-proficiency-test-forensic-science/
#Forensics: Contextual bias influences and weak forensic testing results leads to jury overestimation of guilt
When police lab results are weak or ambiguous, juries commonly use non science circumstances to increase its value. https://phys.org/news/2019-10-csi-current-impact-bias-crime.html