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Forensics: Exonorees demand DAs Conviction Integrity Unit do its job. New Haven courthouse protest targets wrongful convictions

A group of Black men who have asserted — and in many cases proven — that their convictions were unjust protested wrongful convictions. — Read on ctmirror.org/2022/11/19/ct-new-haven-courthouse-protest-wrongful-convictions/

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Dorensics: 3 Kids spent 467 days in custody. The long and traumatic road to exoneration after DCFS wrongfully removes children from home

A Bloomington attorney is helping parents who lost their children to state protective services based on false allegations. Alan Novick says the road to exoneration is long and costly. — Read on http://www.wglt.org/local-news/2022-11-15/the-long-and-traumatic-road-to-exoneration-after-dcfs-wrongfully-removes-children-from-home

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Forensics: Dr. Henry Lee Sued by Two Men Exonerated of Murder

“Dr. Lee fabricated evidence that he conducted a positive blood test on a towel at the scene of the murder of Everett Carr in 1985,” a court filing alleges. — Read on lawandcrime.com/lawsuit/two-men-exonerated-of-bloody-1989-murder-accuse-famous-forensic-scientist-henry-lee-of-fabricating-evidence-that-put-them-away-for-decades/

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Forensics: The history of DAs supporting junk science. A look back in time.

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Forensics: DA denied DNA testing in 2000. Now man released from California prison after 38 years following new DNA evidence

A man who spent more than 38 years behind bars convicted of murder and two attempted murders has been released from a California prison after long-untested DNA evidence pointed to a different person. The conviction of Maurice Hastings, 69, and … Continue reading

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Forensics: Every Year, Around $800M Spent on Wrongful Convictions

Adnan Syed’s case caught the nation’s attention thanks to its feature in the popular podcast “Serial,” and led to the once-convicted murderer having his conviction overturned, — Read on http://www.realclearpolicy.com/articles/2022/10/28/every_year_around_800m_spent_on_wrongful_convictions_860485.html

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Forensics: 6th largest ever. Brooklyn DA to toss 378 convictions in ‘mass exoneration’

The effort is “the sixth largest mass dismissal of convictions in U.S. history,” the DA’s office said. — Read on http://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/news/2022/09/07/brooklyn-da-to-toss-378-convictions

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Forensics: Zealot-advocates of Shaken baby syndrome use Dodgy science send parents to jail

Yah Velena B!! The criminal justice system is targeting caregivers based on flawed science. That needs to stop. — Read on http://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2022/9/7/shaken-baby-syndrome-dodgy-science-is

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Forensics: Dirty cop and coerced witness. Kansas wrongful conviction lawsuit reaches $12.5M settlement. Taxpayers’s not the cops bear the cost.

A local government in Kansas has agreed to pay $12.5 million to a man and his mother after he spent 23 years in prison for a double murder he did not commit. — Read on http://www.newsobserver.com/news/nation-world/national/article263100808.html

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Forensics: Clueless Judge denies advanced DNA testing in West Memphis 3 case

Judge says since Echols is no longer in prison he has no privilege to argue his innocence. What “law” is that based on? Judge denies advanced DNA testing in West Memphis 3 case – Talk Business & Politics — Read … Continue reading

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