Category Archives: criminal justice reform

Forensics: NYPD to use non-peer viewed nor tested DNA test data to create ‘virtual mugshots’

Whatta load of junk. Cops continue to use back-room “forensic” methods for judges to admit and prosecutors to use in criminal courts. Trash forensic science. Snapshot” phenotyping analyzes the genetic content of DNA — like a person’s skin tone, eye … Continue reading

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Forensics: “Yeoman”Testing of rape kits from Southwest Missouri produces first DNA ‘hits’

Huh? The Missouri attorney general’s office has received its first DNA “hits” through the testing of previously untested rape kits, part of an ongoing initiative to clear the state’s backlog. — Read on http://www.joplinglobe.com/content/tncms/live/

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Forensics: Bitemarks, hair matching, snitches and junk opinions. Robert Duboise’s case merits new commitment to justice in Florida

The most recent case of innocence has much in common with other wrongful convictions, including flawed forensic science and lying jailhouse “snitches.” — Read on http://www.staugustine.com/story/opinion/2020/09/02/robert-duboises-case-merits-new-commitment-justice-florida/5693919002/

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Forensics: The Junk Science Cops Use to Decide You’re Lying

Leaked documents detail law enforcement trainings in lie detection techniques that have been discredited by scientists. — Read on theintercept.com/2020/08/12/blueleaks-law-enforcement-police-lie-detection/

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Forensics: Error Rates, Likelihood Ratios, and Jury Evaluation of Forensic Evidence – Garrett – 2020 – Journal of Forensic Sciences – Wiley Online Library

Error Rates, Likelihood Ratios, and Jury Evaluation of Forensic Evidence – Garrett – 2020 – Journal of Forensic Sciences – Wiley Online Library — Read on onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1556-4029.14323

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Forensics” ‘I can’t breathe’: how America’s broken autopsy system can mask police violence

I also can add that the actual death scenes are closely supervised by the police rarely permiting timely access to death investigators. A pathologist I know in CA would allow Prosecutors to attend autopsies only if a Public Defender also … Continue reading

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Forensics: Mathematicians urge colleagues to boycott police work in wake of killings

This is huge. I wonder if the #AAFS has enough huevos to do something similar. More than 1,400 researchers have signed a letter calling on the discipline to stop working on predictive-policing algorithms and other models. — Read on http://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-01874-9

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Forensics: Undercounting Those Killed by the N.Y.P.D. – The New York Times

Here’s where forensics and politics show their dark-side. Who has the final say? Read on….. A never-released report shows that the number of people killed by police activity in New York is more than twice what has been reported. — … Continue reading

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Forensics: Judge and DA both reject bitemarker expertise. Not the first rodeo for the ABFO dentist and his floundering dental colleagues of the American Academy of Forensic Science.

This judge is very clear that the original prosecutor’s use of a bitemarker’s opinion convicted an innocent woman. https://www.11alive.com/article/news/investigations/the-reveal/georgia-woman-freed-from-prison-over-flawed-bitemark-evidence/85-88f98a25-4bca-42f2-976b-1119738f1ca8

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Forensics: Trump, the USDoJ and prosecutors have put a clamp on forensic science reform.

This article reveals how the reemergence of status quo government control of scientific review has overwhelmed state and US efforts to eradicate junk and outdated forensic practices. Dan Delgar at the NY Innocence Project explains how the effect of forensic … Continue reading

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