Category Archives: death penalty
“No preset rules in DNA Forensics”: examples of errors and doubts in DNA casework that juries must tackle.
This does not read like CSI Miami. Wait, that one got cancelled. Thank you Jesus. “A 2013 survey by the National Institute of Standards and Technology asked analysts from 108 labs to look at a three-person mixture and determine if … Continue reading
Donate to the Innocent Project California Innocence Project: Mississippi IP New York IP ======================================= “There is no question there are wrongful convictions all over the world. There’s no country that is free from wrongful convictions and no country that would … Continue reading
Texas releases another death row inmate | The FBI ‘conspires’ with the Innocence Project on Forensic Reform
Misconduct by prosecution authorities is jus t one of the contributing causes of wrong convictions. Texas leads the nation in exonerations. Read about another man taken off death row. As a rebuff to what some US forensic dentists write about regarding “conspiracies” against … Continue reading
An opening statement. To be honest, this ABFO generated material is nothing new. What is typical, along with the personal attacks, is the absence of meaningful point-by-point discussion of scientific (i.e. the 2009 NAS Report) and exoneration case evaluation. It also … Continue reading
MS Attorney General’s office thinks Bitemarks are still good to go. So do the bitemark experts. This article is about Howard’s last ditch appeal to the MS Supreme Court. Famous bitemark expert Michael West used his dental expertise to convict him. Another … Continue reading
SF Police Chief Loses a $2M grant for rape kits. His Crime lab is “maxed out.” Plus Murder around the world.
S.F. Police Chief Greg Suhr during a news conference speaks about an audit of the crime lab’s DNA unit, which has come under fire for faking results, as well as other police misconduct, at the Hall of Justice, Friday, April … Continue reading
Old Convictions, New Science Texas tackles debunked forensics. This legislative process in Texas reflects how the monolithic (i.e huge) US criminal justice system “repairs” itself. I use the word “repair” very loosely in that people have to be injured, killed … Continue reading
Forensics : Lessons about Black Youth and Wrongful Convictions: Three Things You Should Know #InConf2015
By Edwin Grimsley, Innocence Project case analyst Edwin, who has written before for the Innocence Blog, will be speaking on a panel, “Race and Wrongful Convictions,” on Saturday at the 2015 Innocence Network Conference in Orlando, Florida. Every wrongful conviction … Continue reading
Nothing like actual problem-based research to see the disconnect between hard line “crime and justice fighters” with what problems exists in the US criminal justice system. problems. New York Times New York Innocence Project Another example of an innocent man’s … Continue reading