Category Archives: criminal justice

Forensics: No surprise. Ahmaud Arbery’s Convicted Murderers Almost Escaped Charges, Thanks to Prosecutorial Misconduct

As the trial wraps up, it’s important to remember that the first prosecutor on the case, Jackie Johnson, has been indicted for violating her oath of office. — Read on reason.com/2021/11/24/ahmaud-arbery-alleged-murderers-almost-escaped-charges-prosecutorial-misconduct-jackie-johnson-george-barnhill/

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NAMUS: Justice Department boosts efforts to solve American Indian and Alaska Native Missing Person and Unidentified Remains Cases

Justice Department boosts efforts to solve American Indian and Alaska Native Missing Person and Unidentified Remains Cases – The Cherokee One Feather — Read on theonefeather.com/2021/11/23/justice-department-boosts-efforts-to-solve-american-indian-and-alaska-native-missing-person-and-unidentified-remains-cases/

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Forensics: NC State Crime Lab, attorney general, defends exposed forensic science that sent innocent men to jail

Absolute double-talk from this crime lab manager. The state Attorney General is in hiding. CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – A forensic science that sent four innocent men to jail in North Carolina is being defended by North Carolina’s Attorney General Josh … Continue reading

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Forensics: Brady violations galore. FBI coverups. Malcolm X murder: Lawyers for men exonerated in Malcolm X killing discuss wrongful convictions

NPR’s Michel Martin speaks with attorneys Barry Scheck and David Shanies, who represented the two men exonerated this week for the 1965 assassination of Malcolm X. — Read on http://www.npr.org/2021/11/20/1057684536/lawyers-for-men-exonerated-in-malcolm-x-killing-discuss-wrongful-convictions

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Forensics: Go Chris P. and Brandon G! Problems in San Diego crime lab come to light in audits and internal documents

This lab would not pass muster by a vetinerary care agency. Why are substandard practices in police crime labs ignored? Years of audits and internal reports document problems at the county crime lab. — Read on http://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-11-21/security-san-diego-crime-lab

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Forensics: Defense strategy fails. Judge denies motion to dismiss medical examiner and anthro testimony in Zutten Murder trial

One wonders if the defense lacked funds to get their own experts. Thats up to the judge to grant. Issues are manner and time of death opinions. Judge denies motion to dismiss medical examiner testimony in Zutten Murder trial — … Continue reading

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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: Talking about racial disparities in criminality and punishment. The facts are clear that justice has two tiers of law enforcement and constitutional rights.

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Forensics: Go Alicia! Reforming Forensics: Why Academics Are Challenging the Science Behind U.S. Criminal Justice | Discover Magazine

Academics are fighting to reform criminal justice techniques — many of which are based on thin and outdated science — that have incriminated hundreds of innocent people in the U.S. — Read on http://www.discovermagazine.com/technology/reforming-forensics-why-academics-are-challenging-the-science-behind-criminal-justice

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Forensics: Judges should listen to ‘Why Defense Forensics Experts Matter’

The presentation of forensic evidence is typically one-sided in many US criminal courts. — Read on http://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/law-and-psychology/202104/why-defense-forensics-experts-matter

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