Category Archives: human rights violations

Forensics: @radleybalko puts the spotlight on police misconduct. Roundup: Pittsburgh chief says city cops will ignore ban on trivial traffic stops; QI gone haywire; a horrifying jail death in Arkansas

Here’s your roundup of criminal justice and civil liberties stories: Pittsburgh police chief says officers will continue to make trivial traffic stops despite a city ordinance barring the practice, because it’s good for officer morale. Which, frankly, is a pretty … Continue reading

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Forensics: Amazing. Josh Tepfer Pioneers Mass Exonerations For Wrongfully Convicted

Josh Tepfer has helped exonerate 288 people, many of whom were convicted based on patterns of misconduct by corrupt police or officials. — Read on http://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/melissasegura/josh-tepfer-mass-exonerations-wrongfully-convicted

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Forensics: 2022 Innocence Project Photo Highlights

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Forensics: Cop-created lie detecting scam.

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Forensics: Ukraine DNA efforts to identify the victims of war. They are overwhelmed. BBC News

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-63987512

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Forensics: Crimes against children. Ombudsman: Children’s torture chamber found in liberated Kherson

Ukrainian authorities discovered a room that Russians used to detain and torture children during the occupation of Kherson, Dmytro Lubinets, the Human Rights Commissioner of the Verkhovna Rada, said on Dec. 14. — Read on kyivindependent.com/news-feed/ombudsman-childrens-torture-chamber-found-in-liberated-kherson

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Forensics: 15,000 Missing Persons in Ukraine. A Ukrainian woman’s harrowing quest to find her family

Nina Melenets buries her son more than seven months after she says he was killed by shelling in their village in eastern Ukraine. — Read on http://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-12-12/a-ukrainian-woman-s-harrowing-quest-to-find-her-family/101757840

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Forensics: Canadian Authorities Object to Searching Public Landfill for Murdered Missing Indigenous Women

http://www.huffpost.com/entry/missing-murdered-indigenous-women-winnipeg-landfill_n_639662c0e4b0804966adad1d

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Forensics: Biden signs bill into law extending investigation of civil rights era lynching cold cases

Biden has signed a bill into law that would extend the time a panel has to investigate lynching cold cases that took place during the Civil Rights era. | TAG24 — Read on http://www.tag24.com/politics/us-politics/biden-signs-bill-into-law-extending-investigation-of-lynching-cold-cases-2683343

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Forensics: Dirty Cops. Nearly 200 convictions linked to discredited NYPD cops dismissed at Manhattan DA’s request

Nearly 200 misdemeanor convictions tied to eight former New York Police Department officers who were themselves previously convicted of crimes have been vacated at the request of the Manhattan district attorney’s office. — Read on http://www.cnn.com/2022/11/19/us/manhattan-da-vacate-misdemeanor-convictions/index.html

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