Category Archives: Forensic Science Bias

Forensics: 1/2 of women prisoners are indigenous. Senators call for exoneration of 12 Indigenous women who endured ‘systemic inequality’ in Canada’s criminal justice system

In a report released Monday, Senators Dawn Anderson, Yvonne Boyer and Kim Pate call for an exoneration of 12 Indigenous women, who they say have endured a pattern of discrimination, inequality and violence within the criminal justice system — Read … Continue reading

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Forensics: Police arson opinion “divorced from science.” After multiple appeals, Claude Garrett Sees Murder by Arson Conviction Overturned

Thirty years after a fatal fire sent Garrett to prison for life, a judge vacated his conviction, opening the door to his release. — Read on theintercept.com/2022/05/07/claude-garrett-murder-arson-conviction-overturned/

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Forensicsy Mubai Report Nails Youth Who Bit Minor Girl

Bitemarkism alive and well in the subcontinent. A special POCSO court that convicted and sentenced a 22-year-old youth to three years’ rigorous imprisonment for sexually harassing a 17-year-old gir — Read on timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/odontologists-report-nails-youth-who-bit-minor-girl/articleshow/90384750.cms

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Forensics: and police in the same building. Critics Say Broward County’s New Forensic Science Center Is a Conflict of Interest

Critics say housing the Broward County Sheriff’s Office Crime Laboratory and the Broward County Office of Medical Examiner and Trauma Services in the planned Broward County Forensic Science Center could lead to conflicts of interest — particularly when investigations involve deaths … Continue reading

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Forensics: Utterly stupid and biased. Virginia lawmakers vote to roll back open records reform. Cops keep control of conviction records.

Virginia lawmakers have passed a measure that would undo a recent reform intended to expand public access to certain law enforcement files in closed criminal investigations — Read on http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/virginia-lawmakers-vote-to-roll-back-open-records-reform/2022/03/12/68ba698e-a254-11ec-9438-255709b6cddc_story.html

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Forensics: What is an expert and what to do about it.

A good read about how Daubert expert evidence rules have been misapplied by 100 of judges. New Rule 702 might help. https://news.bloomberglaw.com/bloomberg-law-analysis/analysis-say-goodbye-to-daubert-motion-hello-to-new-rule-702/?utm_source=Email_Share

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Forensics: How a Bogus Bite Mark Sent Charles McCrory to Prison for Murder

Decades of bitemarker tragedies. This “famed” dentist doesn’t like me much. Boo hoo. A famed forensic dentist recanted his testimony against Charles McCrory. He may die in prison anyway. — Read on theintercept.com/2022/03/12/bite-mark-evidence-charles-mccrory/

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Forensics: The “Excited Delirium” Myth and Deaths in Police Custody – Physicians for Human Rights

One pathologist birthed this idea: An ad hoc supposition with no science foundation regarding its direct relationship to custodial “postural asphyxiation” by police. “Excited Delirium” and Deaths in Police Custody – Physicians for Human Rights — Read on phr.org/our-work/resources/excited-delirium/

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Forensics: A Group Founded by Colin Kaepernick Is Providing Free Second Autopsies

Certaintly a response to controversial police pathologists claiming “excited delerium” as a cause of death. The examinations by board-certified forensic pathologists will be available for the families of people who died in police-related circumstances. — Read on http://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/24/us/colin-kaepernick-police-autopsy.html

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Forensics: Review of custody deaths in US govt run Native prisons. 20 deaths in 5 years. Problem: Ex-cop is the reviewer.

http://www.npr.org/2022/02/09/1078887784/interior-department-hires-former-top-cop-to-review-jail-deaths-on-his-watchThis

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