Category Archives: expert testimony

Forensics: Forensic pathologist: The real key to the Chauvin verdict (opinion) – CNN

Understanding the complicated medical terms used by expert witnesses may be crucial to following the trial of Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd, writes forensic pathologist Dr. Judy Melinek. — Read on edition.cnn.com/2021/04/06/opinions/chauvin-verdict-key-pathology-melinek/index.html

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Forensics: Hurray for Ernie Jackson! Forensic odontologist called in to help identify skeletal remains

Ernie goes back as far as I do in forensic odont. A real standout. He is the first board certified Black US forensic dentist. Here is a video interview with Ernie talking about a recent case.

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Forensics: Here’s how ICE sent children seeking asylum to adult detention centers with help from AAFS/ABFO bitemarker advocate….

How this dentist thinks wisdom teeth root shape is a biological birthday card is beyond my comprehension. ICE continues to disobey Congressional orders to stop dental and bone scans on minors seeking asylum in the U.S. — Read on http://www.salon.com/2018/05/12/heres-how-ice-sent-children-seeking-asylum-to-adult-detention-centers_partner/

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Forensics: Junk psychology “experts” at the center of Texas and the Racist Machinery of Death

Very good read by Jordan Smith. You can add the ABFO bitemarkers to this list of experts enabling the death penalty in TX and elsewhere. In his new book, journalist Maurice Chammah explores the rise and fall of capital punishment … Continue reading

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Forensics: Interviewing a Senior Advisor on Forensic Science Policy ( Sarah Chu ) – Major Investigators

This podcast is hosted by a very bright 9yo! She puts Sarah C through her paces. SC has a very important job at the NYIP. Listen to this episode from Major Investigators on Spotify. In this episode, we have a … Continue reading

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Forensics: Baseline look at junk science through the deviance and failures of bitemark believers

Marvin Zalman’s interview on his LR article describing the “cognitive biases, deviance, and dissonance” of science deniers. It shocking they are still affiliated by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences — Podcast on excitedutterance.com/listen ___ Albany Law Review

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Forensics: More DA lies. Court California Supreme Court Tosses Kim Long’s Conviction

Kim was shockingly strong through out this Kudos to all CIPs. @ca_innocence In a unanimous decision, the California Supreme Court once and for all tossed out Kim Long’s murder conviction after a 17 year legal fight. — Read on californiainnocenceproject.org/2020/11/california-supreme-court-tosses-kim-longs-conviction/

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Forensics: OMG. Ballistics ID refused. A D.C. judge’s much-needed opinion on ‘junk science’ – The Washington Post

Ballistic IDs got seriously limited in this one. Judge says “no expert opinion without science to back it up.” You know, stuff abt accuracy and error rates. DAs and USDOJers say all is still good with police forensics. Not. Much … Continue reading

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Forensics: Anthropology Expert witness: Murdered 4-year-old Cleveland boy had defensive injuries when his remains were found

Very sad case. They all are. It was revealed in court Tuesday that a murdered 4-year-old Cleveland boy had broken bones consistent with defending himself when his remains were discovered. — Read on http://www.cleveland19.com/2020/10/27/expert-witness-murdered-year-old-cleveland-boy-had-defensive-injuries-when-his-remains-were-found/

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Forensics: New experts named for lawsuit challenging school mask rules

You gotta take a look at the Plantiffs esteemed experts. The first guy believes in herd immunity. The other says mask-wearing causes tooth decay. Fascinating stuff, these experts. New experts named for lawsuit challenging school mask rules — Read on … Continue reading

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