Category Archives: death penalty

Forensics: Another lesson on not trusting convictions. 42,000 pages of undisclosed evidence

Another chapter about rigged prosecutions ending in a death sentence. The blame lies with DAs and the police. A new DA led to this new review. https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-da-larry-krasner-exoneration-christopher-williams-theophalis-wilson-20200106.html

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Forensics: Another lesson on not trusting convictions. 42,000 pages of undisclosed evidence

Another chapter about rigged prosecutions ending in a death sentence. The blame lies with DAs and the police. A new DA led to this new review. https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-da-larry-krasner-exoneration-christopher-williams-theophalis-wilson-20200106.html

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#Forensics: More bitemarker brilliance. Keith Harward column: Innocence reason enough to abolish the death penalty | Columnists | richmond.com

Keith Harward column: Innocence reason enough to abolish the death penalty | Columnists | richmond.com — Read on http://www.richmond.com/opinion/columnists/keith-harward-column-innocence-reason-enough-to-abolish-the-death/article_27522f49-4864-57d2-b2a5-b83c235203ad.amp.html

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Forensics: A compendium on the failure of the US death penalty. 

On societal, legal and moral grounds. By Liliana Segura and Jordan Smith.  https://theintercept.com/series/the-condemned/

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Planned Texas execution under unprecedented US and international scrutiny. This article says why.

https://theintercept.com/2019/11/08/rodney-reed-death-row-texas/

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Texas loves its executions but………………………………………………

  …………..the sometimes nefarious and commonly exaggerated forensic opinions prosecutors continue use to convict has little effect on the lofty judges who never took a science class after 12th grade. Their denials of legitimate claims of unfair criminal convictions is … Continue reading

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Junk science vs DNA leads to law suit for compensation

All this began with a “match” of one hair made during the heyday of this now discredited FBI crime fighting method. http://www.journalgazette.net/news/local/indiana/20190801/man-sues-claiming-wrongful-conviction

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Taking hair comparisons to task in AZ – Should be 100’s of cases

In another whack at the Jeff Sessions version of the inviolate status of police ‘forensics’, this article brings to light, a coalition of AZ crime labbers, DAs, the appellate court and a post-conviction org. It’s obvious that there is some … Continue reading

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Anti-PCAST District Attorney Says Bitemark Analysis Opponents Are “Flawed”

This National DA Assoc president works in San Bernardino County, among other things a place where bitemarks helped put an innocent Bill Richards in prison for 23 years. Ramos (campaigning for California’s Attorney General post and pro death penalty) has … Continue reading

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Taking decades to uncover lost DNA: California will execute in 5 years

Needle-in-a-haystack hunt for evidence in old Virginia murder case required endurance, luck But what may prove the toughest obstacle was overcome two years ago by a private investigator and a persistent University of Virginia Hospital employee who scaled warehouse ladders … Continue reading

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