Category Archives: criminal justice reform

Forensics: “100% certainty” in play plus stains on T-shirt not blood leads to Alex Murdaugh Fights to Bar Blood Spatter Evidence From Murder Trial

The disgraced South Carolina lawyer accused of killing his wife and son says blood-spatter evidence from a T-shirt is garbage. — Read on http://www.thedailybeast.com/alex-murdaugh-fights-to-bar-blood-spatter-evidence-from-murder-trial

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Forensics: Inept Austin crime lab results in Supreme Court Reverses Texas Court Decision Based on Prosecutor’s Admission About Flawed Forensic Evidence

Supreme Court has reversed the denial of relief to a Texas death-row prisoner whose request for new trial is supported by local prosecutors. The Travis… — Read on deathpenaltyinfo.org/news/supreme-court-reverses-texas-court-decision-based-on-prosecutors-admission-about-flawed-forensic-evidence

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Forensics: Amazing. Josh Tepfer Pioneers Mass Exonerations For Wrongfully Convicted

Josh Tepfer has helped exonerate 288 people, many of whom were convicted based on patterns of misconduct by corrupt police or officials. — Read on http://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/melissasegura/josh-tepfer-mass-exonerations-wrongfully-convicted

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Forensics: 2022 Innocence Project Photo Highlights

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Forensics: This story never changes. The official who investigates suspicious deaths in your town may be a doctor — or not

“A coroner doesn’t have to ever have taken a science class in their life,” said Nancy Belcher, chief executive officer of the King County Medical Society, the group that met that day. — Read on http://www.chicagotribune.com/people/health/death-investigations-20221225-nbnylwxifvhwpo5xckruxc2bc4-story.html

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Forencis: Obstructionist AG’s stand in wrongful death convictions comes under fire

Bad faith shows its egregious face once again. AGs across the US have argued bitemarks are still valid in these exon cases. St. Louis Judge David Mason was exasperated — again. — Read on http://www.newstribune.com/news/2022/dec/23/ags-stand-in-wrongful-death-convictions-comes/

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Forensics: Harlem park entrance dedicated to the exonerated ‘Central Park 5’

Gothamist is a non-profit local newsroom, powered by WNYC. — Read on gothamist.com/news/harlem-park-entrance-dedicated-to-the-exonerated-central-park-5

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Forensics: 9 Striking Photos That Perfectly Capture the Innocence Project’s Highlights of 2022 – Innocence Project

9 Striking Photos That Perfectly Capture the Innocence Project’s Highlights of 2022 – Innocence Project — Read on innocenceproject.org/9-striking-photos-that-perfectly-capture-the-innocence-projects-highlights-of-2022/

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Forensics: Disaster. Fire in Brooklyn Today Destroys NYPD Evidence Warehouse in Red Hook

The fire at 700 Columbia St in Brooklyn today destroyed an NYPD warehouse in Red Hook. Here’s what we know so far about the damage and injuries. — Read on http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/watch-live-smoke-billows-over-brooklyn-as-fire-rages-off-water/3994327/

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Flawed Forensics: Feds weigh in on bite mark analysis as several cases get new look

Flawed Forensics: Feds weigh in on bite mark analysis as several cases get new look — Read on http://www.fox19.com/video/2022/12/12/flawed-forensics-feds-weigh-bite-mark-analysis-several-cases-get-new-look/

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