Category Archives: DNA profiling

Forensics: Coverup penalties. National forensics board suspends accreditation of District’s crime lab

The DC lab has been hiding things. ANSI accreditation has teeth. All its units have been shutdown. This lab is seriously compromised. 10 years ago it was praised for its independence from police management. The lab’s DNA unit temporarily suspended … Continue reading

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Forensics: Suspect discarded his covid mask after a police interview. ‘JURY CONVICTS VIOLENT CHILD RAPIST WHOSE IDENTITY WAS DISCOVERED FROM DNA’

JURY CONVICTS VIOLENT CHILD RAPIST WHOSE IDENTITY WAS DISCOVERED FROM DNA FOUND IN A DISCARDED COVID MASK | District Attorney | Monterey County, CA — Read on http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/Home/Components/News/News/8108/9444

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Forensics: Powerful DNA software used in hundreds of criminal cases faces new scrutiny

Error rates anyone? Powerful DNA software used in hundreds of criminal cases faces new scrutiny — Read on thenextweb.com/tech/2021/03/12/dna-software-for-criminal-cases-new-scrutiny-syndication/

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Forensics: Whistleblower gets some payback. Ex AAFS president get $1 Million Settlement for firing because she objected to the Use of Untested DNA Tests for Decades

This settlement was over Marina Stajic PhD being wrongfully terminated by the NY Medical Examiners Office. It stemmed from her revealing decades of lies in that office about their LCDNA non existent proofs and testing. She is by no means … Continue reading

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Forensics: lnnocence Project sleuths question Syracuse man’s murder conviction after 30 years in prison – syracuse.com

Innocence Project sleuths question Syracuse man’s murder conviction after 30 years in prison – syracuse.com — Read on http://www.syracuse.com/crime/2021/03/innocence-project-sleuths-question-syracuse-mans-murder-conviction-after-30-years-in-prison.html

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Federal Court Agrees: Prosecutors Can’t Keep Forensic DNA Evidence Secret from Defendants

An ongoing criminal court defense argument about DA refusal to disclose the prosecution-popular TrueAllele DNA software “code” is gaining judicial traction. When the government tries to convict you of a crime, you have a right to challenge its evidence. This … Continue reading

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Forensics: Pro-Trump rioters smeared poop in U.S. Capitol hallways – New York Daily News

Should b a slam dunk for the FBI crime lab. Check the low-life DNA database. They took a dump on the seat of American democracy — literally. — Read on http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ny-trump-capitol-riot-poopers-20210107-prlsqytyabgdhnexushotl4nam-story.html

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Forensics non-science: The danger of relying on a single piece of evidence – great overview on expert exaggeration in police crime labs.

From Africa. An excellent look. The author mentions bitemarks and a list of other misleading forensic opinions. Courts have problems with weak standards and poor understanding of robust scientific methods. Mentions the 2009 NAS Report which some crime labbers and … Continue reading

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Forensics: Another botched bitemark case. FL State Attorney’s Office identifies man wrongfully convicted of murder after 37 years. Office seeks prompt release of Robert DuBoise after newly discovered DNA proves his innocence

From Aug 2020. State Attorney’s Office identifies man wrongfully convicted of murder after 37 years. Office seeks prompt release of Robert DuBoise after newly discovered DNA proves his innocence – Office Of The State Attorney 13th Judicial Circuit Of Florida … Continue reading

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Forensics: Its not facial recognition. We scanned the DNA of 8,000 people to see how facial features are controlled by genes

This is a legitimate first start. Many other loci yet to be studied. This has potential for studying genetic disorders. Phenotyping from DNA is still junk. Like it or not, the facial feature most influenced by your genes is your … Continue reading

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