Category Archives: Exoneration costs

Forensics: Another grassroots attempt to establish a Forensic Science Commission in Wisconsin. This paper written by PhD candidates.

http://www.sciencepolicyjournal.org/uploads/5/4/3/4/5434385/bratburd.pdf The LEO crime labs won’t like this intrusion on their domains. A 2005-2008 study suggesting similar went nowhere in the WI legislature.

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In Las Vegas, Embattled Forensic Experts Respond to Scandals and Flawed Convictions

Has forensics moved forward in 2 years since thus was posted by The Intercept? Retrenchment of government resistance still doesn’t recognize forensic weaknesses and forensic flim flam. Courts are very inconsistent in their “gatekeeping.” Post conviction litigation about junk forensics … Continue reading

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Grits for Breakfast: Changes to DNA-mixture software raise questions about old versions

Grits for Breakfast: Changes to DNA-mixture software raise questions about old versions — Read on gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/2018/08/changes-to-dna-mixture-software-raise.html

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Forensics: This is not anecdotal evidence – Race and Innocence – and an apathetic DOJ

Media statements say that Sessions and his USDOJ does not read its own reports. And he admits it.  Tell them that the following is not /anəkˈdōdl/ (not necessarily true or reliable; without facts or research). Here is his USDOJ address https://www.justice.gov/doj/webform/your-message-department-justice … Continue reading

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Illinois crime lab bill created to seal faulty testing from public view

Cases of government-run crime labs  “hiding” forensic errors and gaffs from criminal defendants and the public got a boost in Illinois this week……We can use this to clearly understand who and how prosecutors and LE PACs control the legislators in … Continue reading

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Mess up, stolen drugs, perjury, in Medical Examiner crime lab leads to lawsuit

This Delaware case should show that wrongful convictions and junk forensic science are not a figment of the media’s imagination. “The medical examiner’s laboratory has since been replaced by the Division of Forensic Science under the Department of Safety and … Continue reading

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Dallas man released at exoneration hearing

The judge baked a pumpkin pie before vacating his 25 year old conviction and incarceration. The dentist responsible says his “science” has changed.  There never was any science.  http://crimeblog.dallasnews.com/2015/10/dallas-county-man-freed-after-serving-25-years-for-murder-over-faulty-science-of-bite-marks.html/

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A federal prosecutor’s technical spy expert gets some egg in a high-level espionage case dismissal

In a rare example of feds turning from a prosecution, with all their tech resources in science, the recently dismissed spy charges against  US Temple University physics professor Xi Xiaoxing is rare. He was accused of sending technical information [ … Continue reading

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The Writ of Habeas of Corpus in tatters lays obstacles for appeals and exonerations.

The Demise of Habeas Corpus and the Rise of Qualified Immunity: The Court’s Ever Increasing Limitations on the Development and Enforcement of Constitutional Rights and Some Particularly Unfortunate Consequences Stephen R. Reinhardt* The collapse of habeas corpus as a remedy … Continue reading

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Bad actors and negligent experts in Crim Justice still immune.

This follows up previous blogs about how citizens, damaged by CJ incompetence (including some lawyers) and bad acts, run afoul of legal interpretations of immunity for state employees and their minions. http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2015/07/30/people-wronged-by-the-criminal-justice-system-face-a-long-road-to-compensation (copyright 2015 Dental and Forensic Services LLC )

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