Category Archives: Forensic science misconduct

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: Cognitive bias in forensic pathology decisions – Journal of Forensic Sciences

This study determined a group of National Association of Medical Examiner pathologists have a predilection to determine death of black children 5x more likely as homicide compared to dead white kids. NAME also takes the position that the ABFO bitemarker … Continue reading

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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: Disparate legal standards. One for the rich, one for the poor. Georgia Offers Unequal Expert Evidence Standards

Guess who gets the benefit, and who gets the shaft. It is glaring proof that the two tier legal structure of rich vs poor really exists. The second proof is the inequitable funding of prosecutors, providing DAs with distinct advantages … Continue reading

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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: Six black girls were brutally murdered in the early ’70s. Why was this case never solved?

We might consider race of the victims. The case of the Freeway Phantom has faded into history — but not everyone has forgotten. — Read on http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/six-black-girls-were-brutally-murdered-in-the-early-70s-why-was-this-case-never-solved/2018/05/21/c74d26ec-4e22-11e8-af46-b1d6dc0d9bfe_story.html

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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: Revealing the lies and alot worse. Autopsy of a Crime Lab by Brandon L. Garrett – Hardcover – University of California Press

Of course, the #AAFS connection with the ABFO bitemarkers is a main target. This book exposes the dangerously imperfect forensic evidence that we rely on for criminal convictions.”That’s not my fingerprint, your honor,” said the defendant, after FBI experts reported a “100-percent identification.” They … Continue reading

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Forensics: 2020 vote saw pro-reform prosecutors win. Now they need to fix mistakes by their predecessors.

Good read on what needs to be done. It includes bitemarks in the category of junk forensics. I can’t believe the ABFO bitemarkers are mandated by the National Asso of Medical Examiners for its ME certification process. Incredible. Police and … Continue reading

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