Category Archives: criminal justice

Forensics: Grits for Breakfast: Tarrant medical examiner who led Forensic Science Commission found to have misled jury in murder case

Good look at the different layers of resistance within attempts to improve forensic outcomes. Grits for Breakfast: Tarrant medical examiner who led Forensic Science Commission found to have misled jury in murder case — Read on gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/2021/04/tarrant-medical-examiner-who-led.html

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Forensics: How bias affects forensic methods with Itel Dror

Interview by Brandon Garrett

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Forensics: Coverup penalties. National forensics board suspends accreditation of District’s crime lab

The DC lab has been hiding things. ANSI accreditation has teeth. All its units have been shutdown. This lab is seriously compromised. 10 years ago it was praised for its independence from police management. The lab’s DNA unit temporarily suspended … Continue reading

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Forensics: Suspect discarded his covid mask after a police interview. ‘JURY CONVICTS VIOLENT CHILD RAPIST WHOSE IDENTITY WAS DISCOVERED FROM DNA’

JURY CONVICTS VIOLENT CHILD RAPIST WHOSE IDENTITY WAS DISCOVERED FROM DNA FOUND IN A DISCARDED COVID MASK | District Attorney | Monterey County, CA — Read on http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/Home/Components/News/News/8108/9444

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Forensics: Integrity unit efforts gets results. Michigan had 2nd highest number of wrongful conviction exonerations in 2020

Twenty people wrongfully convicted of crimes in Michigan were exonerated last year. — Read on http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/michigan-had-2nd-highest-number-of-wrongful-conviction-exonerations-in-2020

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Forensics: Blood spatter. 33 Years After Dubious Evidence Helped Convict Him, Joe Bryan Has Been Released on Parole

Another example where a recanting police expert admitting error was insufficient for a new trial for this man. I won’t even begin to explain whats wrong with BP. His murder conviction rested largely on bloodstain-pattern analysis, a technique still in … Continue reading

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Forensics: Human rights group urges Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum to allow reversal of all nonunanimous jury convictions

Can we say “mass incarceration” of poor people? This statute was established to keep people “under control.” Abhorrent. The Oregon DA must be quivering in indignation over this “attack” on American justice. Human rights group urges Oregon Attorney General Ellen … Continue reading

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Forensics: DA misconduct. Kansas’ Terra Morehead no longer prosecuting criminal cases

A primer on an unbridled malicious prosecutor. She still has a job in the DAs office. Kansas prosecutor Terra Morehead wrongfully put Lamonte McIntyre in prison for 23 years for murder. She’s no longer be handling criminal cases. That’s a … Continue reading

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Forensics: A blast from my past. Forensic odontology: a line of work that’s not for the squeamish – USC News

Forensic odontology: a line of work that’s not for the squeamish – USC News — Read on news.usc.edu/85078/forensic-odontology-a-line-of-work-thats-not-for-the-overly-squeamish/

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Forensics: Roberson baby murder trial continues with a host of defense medical experts and “new evidence” found by a court clerk from past death penalty trial.

Its also about the lethality of a 3 foot fall and an autistic defendant who “acted strange” after the baby died. Mar. 13—The evidentiary hearing in the death penalty case of Robert Leslie Roberson III, continued through Friday, March 12 … Continue reading

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