Category Archives: Forensic science misconduct

Forensics: Fake police field testing. Bogus cocaine charge led to exoneration and now, a lawsuit against Buffalo

In a Buffalo News article in September, Morgan Eaton called his arrest in March 2020 a case study in driving while Black. — Read on buffalonews.com/content/tncms/live/

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Forensics: False credentials of anti vax propagandists who claim no mask research is valid

“Trump-virus” experts personify the meaning of partisan bias and professional misconduct. apnews.com/article/629043235973

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Forensics: “Autopsy of a Crime Lab” mentions bitemarks and “police forensics.”

Garrett’s new book details injustices in police and prosecutor controlled expert crime scene analyses. His narrative includes steps to insure true quality controls, full disclosure of lab results and avoidance of cognitive biases. http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2021/04/12/brandon-garrett-director-of-the-wilson-center-for-science-and-justice-discusses-his-new-book-autopsy-of-a-crime-lab-exposing-the-flaws-in-forensics/

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Forensics: Another look at the history of quack forensic dentistry.

Cases like this are still being litigated by the Innocence Project. Eddie Lee Howard was just recently exonerated. Over 20 years on Parchman’s deathe row. DAs continue to argue these “masters of forensic dentistry” are legitimate. reason.com/2009/05/15/a-forensics-charlatan-gets-cau/

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Forensics: Bitemark fiasco leads to Proof of Innocence: New Arizona law opens testing national databases

While the bitemarkers argued amongst themselves abt Ray Krone’s crooked tooth, DNA AND fingerprint evidence existed that would have dismissed his case before trial. It took multiple trials, his conviction to death row, and a decade of appeals to get … Continue reading

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Forensics: Junk Forensics Bill. West Virginia House Judiciary Committee Unanimously Approves Legislation to Address Wrongful Convictions

West Virginia House Judiciary Committee Unanimously Approves Legislation to Address Wrongful Convictions — Read on http://www.jacksonnewspapers.com/story/news/politics/government/2021/03/16/west-virginia-house-judiciary-committee-unanimously-approves-legislation-address-wrongful-conviction/4717448001/

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Forensics: 6 tips to help you detect fake science news

Also: Consider financial gain. Is the author ignoring peer literature and exaggerating the results? One-sided self promotion of baseless claims that have not been independently confirmed? Proprietary software that is “secret” avoids scientific scrutiny. 6 tips to help you detect … Continue reading

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Forensics: Dead infant not a homicide. Flawed science on “shaken baby” conviction used in capital murder conviction

Dr. Ophaven is a champ. A forensic doctor testified that science used in the death penalty case of Robert Leslie Roberson III, was flawed during the continuance of the evidentiary hearing Monday, March 8 https://www.palestineherald.com/news/doctor-flawed-science-used-in-capital-murder-conviction/article_18350b72-8077-11eb-b978-e786ee5b9ecb.html

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Forensics: The Myth of the Reliability Test by Brandon L. Garrett, M. Chris Fabricant

Judges hate to rule on scientific issues and opt to “let the jury sort it out.” Its a sign of poor legal/science competencies. Plus inadequate and outdated “rules of evidence” in places like New York. California and Texas now have … Continue reading

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Forensics: From a middle school student. Letter to the editor: Forensic hair analysis an unreliable tool in court

Dear potential jurors, Did you know that in more than 2,000 murder cases across the United States from 1985-2000 used faulty forensic hair analysis? In 27 of those cases the suspect was executed. — Read on addisonindependent.com/opeds/letter-editor-forensic-hair-analysis-unreliable-tool-court

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