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Oklahoma Lawmaker Calls for Investigation of Prosecutors Who Convicted Richard Glossip

Richard Glossip faces a December execution date as Oklahoma lawmakers call attention to new evidence of prosecutorial misconduct in his case. — Read on theintercept.com/2022/09/23/richard-glossip-execution-investigation/

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Forensics: Legal hypocrisy exists. Innocence is not Enough to Avoid Execution

On December 8, 2021, Brunn W. Roysden, III asked the U.S. Supreme Court to allow the State of Arizona to execute an innocent man. — Read on http://www.laprogressive.com/

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Forensics: New L.A. Innocence Project, Funded by Exoneree, Will Partner With Forensic Scientists to Uncover Wrongful Convictions |

New LA Innocence Project, Funded by Exoneree, Will Partner With Forensic Scientists to Uncover Wrongful Convictions | — Read on witnessla.com/new-la-innocence-project-funded-by-exoneree-will-partner-with-forensic-scientists-to-uncover-wrongful-convictions/

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Forensics: Jokes on him. Nassau Executive Blasts Bail Reform, Data Shows Few Are Re-Arrested

On him. As Nassau Executive Blasts Bail Reform, Data Shows Few Are Re-Arrested – East Meadow, NY – Data from the NCPD shows that 87 percent of people arrested last quarter were released without bail. But few went on to … Continue reading

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Forensics: Exonerations in Central Park Five case don’t prompt apology from Trump, who called for teens’ deaths

Thanks to the 2019 release of the Netflix drama series When They See Us, many already know the story of the Central Park Five. The name refers to five Black and Latino men wrongfully convicted (when they were still children) … Continue reading

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Forensics: Cracking Down on Junk Science: Judicial Conference Committee Approves Amendments to Federal Rule 702

This might dissuade some judges using the “let the jury figure it out” approach to vetting expert testimony. The Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure recently voted unanimously to approve two proposed amendments to Federal Rule of … Continue reading

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Forensics: Looking for reparations for police misconduct, Wrongful Conviction Lawyers Target Insurance Groups

The approach has forced insurers to pay more than $217 million in the last two decades. — Read on thecrimereport.org/2022/06/21/wrongful-conviction-lawyers-target-insurance-groups/

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Forensics: Preemie mom in jail for a year. Biased and incompetent Autopsies Have a History of Costly Mistakes, Yet Change Is Slow

Id say change aint happening when considering the Nat’l Asso of Medical Examiners rabid response the Itiel Dror’s research into pathologists’ cognitive biases involving racial stereotypes. Disastrous errors by medical examiners have raised questions about whether they are influenced by … Continue reading

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Forensics: District Attorney Gascón Announces Exoneration Of Man Wrongfully Convicted Of Murder | Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office

District Attorney Gascón Announces Exoneration Of Man Wrongfully Convicted Of Murder | Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office — Read on da.lacounty.gov/media/news/district-attorney-gasc-n-announces-exoneration-man-wrongfully-convicted-murder

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Forensics: New BC Prosecution document guides against excessive incarceration of Indigenous people

Prosecutors reminded to always consider impacts of colonialism, residential schools — Read on http://www.nelsonstar.com/news/new-bc-prosecution-document-guides-against-excessive-incarceration-of-indigenous-people/

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