Category Archives: forensic science misconduct

“Forensics: Human experimentation. They said they were vitamins”: Inmates in Arkansas jail say they were unknowingly given ivermectin to treat COVID-19 – CBS News

“They used us as an experiment,” one inmate told CBS News. “Just because we wear stripes and we make a few mistakes in life, doesn’t make us less of a human.” — Read on http://www.cbsnews.com/news/covid-19-ivermetin-arkansas-jail-inmates-vitamins/

Posted in AAFS, Bad Forensic Science, forensic fraud, forensic science misconduct, human rights violations | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Forensics: Bizarre Shaken Baby expert. KS day care worker naive right up until convicted of murder | The Kansas City Star

Carrody Buchhorn was sure she wouldn’t be convicted in the death of an infant at a Kansas day care. Her conviction was reversed, but the DA wants her in prison. — Read on amp.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/melinda-henneberger/article254015863.html

Posted in AAFS, Bad Forensic Science, costs of wrongful convictions, forensic pathology, Forensic Science, forensic science misconduct | Leave a comment

Forensics: I believed in Shaken Baby Syndrome until science showed I was wrong | Waney Squier | TED talk

This makes my battles regarding bitemarks a mere blip. My objections to using skin injury patterns as pattern evidence started in 1995. — Read on progressvideo.tv/videos/i-believed-in-shaken-baby-syndrome-until-science-showed-i-was-wrong-waney-squier-tedxwandsworth

Posted in AAFS, Bad Forensic Science, forensic pathology, forensic science misconduct, forensic science reform | Leave a comment

Forensics: Lies and more lies. The false claim that the fully-approved Pfizer vaccine lacks liability protection – The Washington Post

Trash talkers about vaccine dangers are dumber than a bag of hammers. Dr. Robert Malone and others have suggested that the Pfizer vaccine known as Comirnaty will never be used in the United States because it lacks a liability shield. … Continue reading

Posted in AAFS, forensic fraud, forensic science misconduct | Tagged | Leave a comment

Forensics: Undisclosed Baltimore firearms examiner botched work, police confirm, leaving months of evidence unusable

Nine months worth of work by a veteran Baltimore Police crime lab firearm’s examiner has been compromised and can not be used for analysis, the department confirmed this week. — Read on http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/crime/bs-prem-md-ci-cr-lab-firearms-audit-20210813-ya4xdkhhybf6plwgmeiuyh4xbq-story.html

Posted in AAFS, Bad Forensic Science, Crime lab scandal, criminal justice, forensic science misconduct, Mass Disaster recovery, US Crime labs | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Forensics: Bitemarks. Michigan governor Witmer and Innocence community shares how faulty forensic science leads to wrongful convictions

A task force created this year by Governor Gretchen Whitmer continues to meet each month to come up with recommendations and best practices for how forensic science work is used, conducted and assessed in the criminal justice system. — Read … Continue reading

Posted in AAFS, ABFO, Bad Forensic Science, Bite Marks, Bitemarks, Crime lab scandal, forensic evidence exaggeration, forensic fraud, Forensic Science, forensic science misconduct, forensic science reform, junk forensic science, wrongful convictions | Leave a comment

Forensics: Junk science gets support from DOJ Statement Pushing Dubious Forensic Science Is Challenged by Advocates

Democracy Forward and the Union of Concerned Scientists say the Trump-era statement is biased, inaccurate, and runs afoul of federal law. — Read on theintercept.com/2021/08/08/forensic-science-reform-justice-department/

Posted in AAFS, ABFO, Bad Forensic Science, Bitemarks, costs of wrongful convictions, forensic evidence exaggeration, Forensic Science Bias, forensic science misconduct, forensic science reform, wrongful convictions | Tagged | 2 Comments

Forensics: Dubious Death of Texas Man at Cancun Resort Ruled an Accident But Family Says Post-Mortem Photos Raise More Questions

Just hours after Elijah Snow and his wife Jamie arrived at Royalton Chic Suites, where they planned to celebrate 10 years of marriage, Elijah’s body was discovered wedged inside a tiny window at a nearby resort. — Read on http://www.insideedition.com/death-of-texas-man-at-cancun-resort-ruled-an-accident-but-family-says-post-mortem-photos-raise-more

Posted in AAFS, Bad Forensic Science, criminal justice, CSI, forensic science misconduct | Tagged | Leave a comment

Forensics: Coroner in Missouri county keeps COVID off of death certificates

Now that’s a crime. Macon County Coroner Brian Hayes acknowledges that he has omitted COVID from death certificates at the request of some families, a practice that others in his field call ethically questionable. — Read on amp.kansascity.com/news/coronavirus/article253147128.html

Posted in AAFS, Center for Disease Control, forensic fraud, Forensic Science, forensic science misconduct | Tagged | Leave a comment

Forensics: Demands for changing ‘The Entrenched Carceralism of Forensics.’ Weak judges, need for better science oversight.

The forensic system has deep structural flaws that may be beyond reform. It may be time to radically reimagine it. — Read on inquest.org/entrenched-carceralism-of-forensics/

Posted in AAFS, ABFO, Bad Forensic Science, Bite Marks, Bitemarks, Crime lab scandal, criminal justice reform, forensic evidence exaggeration, Forensic Science Bias, forensic science misconduct, junk forensic science, prosecutorial misconduct | Leave a comment