Category Archives: forensic evidence exaggeration

Forensics: Full of false equivalencies. Op-ed claims ‘The face of hysteria: New York must preserve facial recognition as a tool for law enforcement ‘ – New York Daily News

Terrific example of “use it and fix it later.” Ive heard the same about phrenology and bitemarks as recently presented at #AAFS2021. Here is how the NYPD manipulates video evidence. Ridiculous. The op-ed is below these images. The Minneapolis City … Continue reading

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Forensics: Bitemark believer at the #AAFS2021 online conference carries on the myth.

Reading Richard Souviron always leaves me confused. What the heck. Is he saying bitemark patterns are still reliable means to direct the police investigations? I think so. What’s the error rate regarding your personal selection from your personal casework? 100%? … Continue reading

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Forensics: Donald Trump, the DOJ, and forensics: the administration snuck in one last push for junk science in courts.

Apparently, high-school science is beyond the ken of these law school geniuses at the DOJ. They quack like little lame 🦆ies. Donald Trump, the DOJ, and forensics: the administration snuck in one last push for junk science in courts. — … Continue reading

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Forensics: Donald Trump, the DOJ, and forensics: the administration snuck in one last push for junk science in courts.

Apparently, high-school science is beyond the ken of these law school geniuses at the DOJ. They quack like little lame 🦆ies. Donald Trump, the DOJ, and forensics: the administration snuck in one last push for junk science in courts. — … Continue reading

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Forensics: How Flawed Science of Bite-Mark Analysis Imprisoned a Man for Murder

A wide open look at the face of junk forensics from 2015. The bitemarkers now claim they are “new and improved.” They certainly will argue that myth at upcoming evidentiary hearings in 2 southern states of the US. It is … Continue reading

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Forensics: Round 2 soon coming your way. Council Concludes Bite-Mark Analysis Is Junk – The Intercept

This is from 2016. Then Trump eviscerated forensic science reform. Prosecutors, some crime lab ppl, and the FBI (Lynch and Sessions) all personally attacked the Obama admin’s (including Eric Lander and the “activist and conflicted” Innocence Project) multiple science commissions … Continue reading

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Forensics: Will the Return of Science Reinvigorate Forensics Reform? Yeah Jordan Smith!

Guess who is on the junk science list? The ABFO/AAFS bitemarkers. Eric Lander, Biden’s pick for top science adviser, co-authored a damning report on the faulty forensic practices behind hundreds of wrongful convictions. — Read on theintercept.com/2021/01/22/biden-forensic-science-eric-lander/

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Forensics: Man on death row for 2008 murder of child in Rusk County granted stay of execution

Bitemarker case. A man on death row convicted in the 2008 death of his girlfriend’s child in Rusk County has been granted a second stay of execution, the Texas Court of Criminal — Read on https://www.news-journal.com/news/police/man-on-death-row-for-2008-murder-of-child-in-rusk-county-granted-stay-of/article_dec181ac-5783-11eb-8fa6-47d2d01db7b9.html

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Forensics: Junk police “science.” Black Man Sues New Jersey City After Being Arrested Due to Error in Facial Recognition Technology

Much like sniffer dogs and road side drug “testing.” A Black man in New Jersey has filed a lawsuit against police and county prosecutors after a misidentification by facial recognition technology resulted in him being jailed for 10 days. — … Continue reading

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Forensics: Forensic science inaccuracy: Firearm and fingerprint comparisons are less reliable than they seem.

A story told from a juror’s perspective. How police experts doctor their error rates in “proficiency” tests. Ballistics and fingerprints linked to misleading testimony as revealed by Itiel Dror at UCL. Bitemarkers did similar. Don’t believe forensic examiners’ claims about … Continue reading

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