Category Archives: Crime

Forensics: Wrongful Conviction – Podcasts

Read about the dark side of wrongful convictions. Multiple podcasts. Based on the files of the lawyers who freed them, Wrongful Conviction features interviews with men and women who have spent decades in prison for crimes they did not commit … Continue reading

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Forensics: What’s wrong with crime labs = DC mayor defends crime lab but says she wants issues ‘fully investigated’

What the heck does a mayor know about forensics? Politics, police and forensics is a hot mess of conflicts and agendas. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said she wants concerns about the operations of the District’s Department of Forensic Sciences “fully … Continue reading

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Forensics: Battling ballistics experts. Defense expert witness rebuts prosecution’s version of car-to-car shooting

Notice the DA hassles the defense expert who has trouble interpreting an incomplete report from the DOJ ballistics lab. Talk about gaslighting. Must be taught in DA 101 cross examination class. Mar. 12—The defense began presenting its case on Thursday … Continue reading

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Forensics: Theft in Louvre. Mona Lisa included. The Louvre Recovers Armor Pieces Stolen Nearly 40 Years Ago

At the end of May 1983, two pieces of Italian Renaissance armor went missing. The circumstances around their disappearance still remain a mystery. — Read on http://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/06/world/europe/louvre-art-theft.html

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Forensics: Sentenced to death, but innocent: These are stories of justice gone wrong. National Geographic @The_AAFS

In depth discussion and interviews. Includes Ray Krone who was put on death row by AAFS/ABFO bite dentist, Ray Rawson. The DA in his case spent $50K for the dental expert. The defense got $1500. Ray’s family petitioned the ABFO … Continue reading

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Forensics: Missing girl’s body found on Crow Reservation | Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Indigenous female murder rates are spiking. Little mentioned in major media. Unacceptable. Missing girl’s body found on Crow Reservation | Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women | billingsgazette.com — Read on billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/mmiw/missing-girls-body-found-on-crow-reservation/article_2674ccb0-3cf2-58b2-8f62-64f8a25be3e9.amp.html

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Forenscis: Syria ‘finds body of archaeologist Khaled al-Asaad beheaded by IS’

He died protecting his beloved Palmyra. Syria ‘finds body of archaeologist Khaled al-Asaad beheaded by IS’ – BBC News — Read on http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/world-middle-east-55977964

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‘Forensics: I am not afraid of the gas chamber’: Codebreakers solve old Zodiac Killer cipher

Scientists rock!! Classic cold case in California. FBI backs amateur sleuths who appear to have deciphered a chilling message from the infamous 1960s killer. — Read on http://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1250948

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Forensics: Call for Bar Condemnation and Investigation of President Trump’s Campaign Lawyers for Subverting American Democracy

A consortium of 1500 lawyers wrote this. Only abt 1M more to go. Lying for a client in court is illegal. Usually. — Read on lawyersdefendingdemocracy.org/call-for-bar-condemnation-and-investigation-of-president-trumps-campaign-lawyers-for-subverting-american-democracy/

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Forensics: DC judge orders forensic lab to turn over firearms documents sought by prosecutors

An audit of the police gun lab shows multiple gun-matching “discrepancies.” A judge has ordered D.C.’s forensic sciences lab to turn over several documents related to a botched firearms analysis at the center of an ongoing murder case. — Read … Continue reading

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