Category Archives: Forensic Science

Forensics: Trump admin funded anti-vax groups in US

This info was withheld from public information. apple.news/AnvCbAwUiTiits5VfrrvLrQ

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Forensics: Pro-Trump rioters smeared poop in U.S. Capitol hallways – New York Daily News

Should b a slam dunk for the FBI crime lab. Check the low-life DNA database. They took a dump on the seat of American democracy — literally. — Read on http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ny-trump-capitol-riot-poopers-20210107-prlsqytyabgdhnexushotl4nam-story.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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Forensics non-science: The danger of relying on a single piece of evidence – great overview on expert exaggeration in police crime labs.

From Africa. An excellent look. The author mentions bitemarks and a list of other misleading forensic opinions. Courts have problems with weak standards and poor understanding of robust scientific methods. Mentions the 2009 NAS Report which some crime labbers and … Continue reading

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Forensics: Interviewing a Senior Advisor on Forensic Science Policy ( Sarah Chu ) – Major Investigators

This podcast is hosted by a very bright 9yo! She puts Sarah C through her paces. SC has a very important job at the NYIP. Listen to this episode from Major Investigators on Spotify. In this episode, we have a … Continue reading

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Forensics: Infrared spectral analysis. Forensic Technique Quickly Tells Human Blood from Animal Blood

290 samples tested. 1 error. Sound much better than the presumptive tests now in use. Or when no testing is done. It would prevent mistakes which have led to wrongful convictions. Like this one: https://www.thedailybeast.com/henry-lee-how-many-murder-cases-did-the-celebrity-forensic-scientist-botch A quick and accurate way … Continue reading

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‘Forensics: I am not afraid of the gas chamber’: Codebreakers solve old Zodiac Killer cipher

Scientists rock!! Classic cold case in California. FBI backs amateur sleuths who appear to have deciphered a chilling message from the infamous 1960s killer. — Read on http://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1250948

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Forensics: The legal career of this KS prosecutor’s misconduct is an affront to the justice system

Unfettered lying and ourtroom fabrication getting some long needed attention. The misconduct of Kansas prosecutors like Jacqie Spradling undermines confidence in the justice system. Now, Spradling is finally fighting for her law license. — Read on http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/melinda-henneberger/article247608975.html

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Forensics: Many to blame? How America’s deadliest serial killer went undetected for more than 40 years

Samuel Little says he killed 93 people, preying on women from the margins of society. Again and again, police across the country failed to stop him. — Read on http://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/national/samuel-little-serial-killer/part-one/

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