Category Archives: death penalty

Forensics: Exploding the myth of CSI heroes who are really villains. How fake science corrupts criminal justice

In 1992, Eddie Lee Howard, a poor black man, was accused of murdering an 84-year-old woman in Lowndes County, Mississippi. Howard had a solid alibi, and the state had no concrete evidence against him. In the original autopsy, the assigned … Continue reading

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Forensics: “Bitemark testimony harmless error.” Texas Prepares to Execute Man Whose Conviction Relied on Discredited Forensics

A death-row prisoner whose conviction prosecutors obtained with discredited forensic testimony is set to be executed in Texas on August 17, 2022.… — Read on deathpenaltyinfo.org/news/texas-prepares-to-execute-man-whose-conviction-relied-on-discredited-forensics

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Forensics: Bitemark junk science will send a man to his execution on Aug 17. A New Book Exposes Junk Science.

On Wednesday in Austin, the head of the Texas Forensic Science Commission will interview the author of the latest forensic-science takedown. — Read on http://www.texasmonthly.com/news-politics/book-junk-science-wrongful-convictions-hero-texan/

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Forensics: Horrific injuries. Jurors hear about autopsies of slain Parkland students

Broward Associate Medical Examiner Dr. Iouri Boiko testified about the autopsies of four students shot to death by Parkland gunman Nikolas Cruz. — Read on http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/crime/article263722593.html

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Forensics: April execution in Texas based on false assumptions and DA misconduct

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Forensics: Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice System: Fabricant, M. Chris: Amazon.com

Just published. Already has rave reviews. Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice System [Fabricant, M. Chris] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice System — Read on http://www.amazon.com/Science-American-Criminal-Justice-System/dp/1636140300/ref=nodl_

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Forensics: Oklahoma County Becomes Nation’s Third Most Prolific County Executioner. Intellectually Teen Offender to Put to Death

The intellectually impaired man who was 18 years old at the time of his offense became the 44 th person prosecuted in Oklahoma County to be put to death… — Read on deathpenaltyinfo.org/news/oklahoma-county-becomes-nations-third-most-prolific-county-executioner-as-state-puts-intellectually-impaired-teen-offender-to-death

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Forensics: Lies,lies and more lies in a TX death penalty case. Prosecutors Illegally Hid Evidence in Rodney Reed’s Case for 23 Years

“Rodney Reed’s conviction and death sentence must be overturned.” — Read on innocenceproject.org/for-23-years-prosecutors-illegally-hid-evidence-that-could-have-exonerated-rodney-reed/

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Forensics: DA and police misconduct = Hidden Costs: Liability Judgments for Wrongful Capital Prosecutions Cost Taxpayers in Death-Penalty States Hundreds of Millions of Dollars | Death Penalty Information Center

Now, as the number of murder exonerations mounts across the United States, a previously hidden cost is emerging: the cost of liability for police and… — Read on deathpenaltyinfo.org/news/hidden-costs-liability-judgments-for-wrongful-capital-prosecutions-cost-taxpayers-in-death-penalty-states-hundreds-of-millions-of-dollars

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Forensics: Wrongfully Convicted Man Who Exonerated Himself While in Prison Launches Non-Profit to Help Others

55-year old Clyde Beasley was wrongfully incarcerated for many years in the state of California. Now as a free man, he has launched The Prison Reform Project to help other innocent prisoners and their families. — Read on http://www.blacknews.com/news/clyde-beasley-wrongfully-convicted-man-exonerated-himself-prison-launches-non-profit-help-others/

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