Category Archives: human rights violations

Forensics: 1/2 of women prisoners are indigenous. Senators call for exoneration of 12 Indigenous women who endured ‘systemic inequality’ in Canada’s criminal justice system

In a report released Monday, Senators Dawn Anderson, Yvonne Boyer and Kim Pate call for an exoneration of 12 Indigenous women, who they say have endured a pattern of discrimination, inequality and violence within the criminal justice system — Read … Continue reading

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Forensics: With bloodied gloves, forensic teams uncover gruesome secrets of Bucha in Ukraine

While investigators uncover the remains of civilians, heartbroken families wait nearby to reclaim their loved ones — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/apr/09/with-bloodied-gloves-forensic-teams-uncover-gruesome-secrets-of-bucha-in-ukraine

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Forensics: Unidentified remains. Mexico finds 17 bodies buried in backyards, patios

Volunteer searchers in northern Mexico led authorities to a series of grisly finds: 17 bodies or skeletal remains buried in the backyards and patios of houses in a low-income housing development. — Read on http://www.live5news.com/2022/03/14/mexico-finds-17-bodies-buried-backyards-patios/

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Forensics: Woman whose rape DNA led to her arrest to sue San Francisco

The woman whose DNA from a sexual assault case was used by San Francisco police to arrest her in an unrelated property crime plans to sue the city — Read on abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/woman-rape-dna-led-arrest-sue-san-francisco-83377423

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Forensics: Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice System: Fabricant, M. Chris: Amazon.com

Just published. Already has rave reviews. Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice System [Fabricant, M. Chris] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice System — Read on http://www.amazon.com/Science-American-Criminal-Justice-System/dp/1636140300/ref=nodl_

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Forensics: The “Excited Delirium” Myth and Deaths in Police Custody – Physicians for Human Rights

One pathologist birthed this idea: An ad hoc supposition with no science foundation regarding its direct relationship to custodial “postural asphyxiation” by police. “Excited Delirium” and Deaths in Police Custody – Physicians for Human Rights — Read on phr.org/our-work/resources/excited-delirium/

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Fforensiccs: Human experimentation. J&J’s Controversial Prison Testing Resurfaces in Baby Powder Lawsuits

The company funded experiments on mostly Black men comparing the effects of talc and asbestos on their skin — Read on http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-03-07/j-j-s-controversial-prison-testing-resurfaces-in-baby-powder-lawsuits

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Forensicsshf : Police explain how rape kit ended up in a database – Mission Local

The San Francisco Police Commission grilled police department leaders Wednesday about the policies and procedures that allowed officers to use DNA — Read on missionlocal.org/2022/03/police-explain-how-rape-kit-ended-up-in-a-database/

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Ukraine Forces Reportedly Kill Russia General Andrei Sukhovetsky in Blow to Invading Army

A colleague of General Andrei Sukhovetsky posted news of his death on social media and Ukrainian and Russian media outlets have also published the story. — Read on http://www.newsweek.com/russia-ukraine-sukhovetsky-conflict-1684441

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Forensics: Elon Musk launches satellite capability that provides Internet for Ukraine.

The story is embedded in this news report. https://youtu.be/PNQHuFciLm8

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