Category Archives: Innocence March

Advancing forensic science by the California Supreme Court took 7 years

A “unique bitemark” proved Bill Richards’ guilt 2016 Seven years after being exonerated and 23 years in prison, Bill Richards, due to the CA SC’s most recent opinion, now waits in jail. The DA of San Bernardino County has 60 days … Continue reading

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SF Police Chief Loses a $2M grant for rape kits. His Crime lab is “maxed out.” Plus Murder around the world.

S.F. Police Chief Greg Suhr during a news conference speaks about an audit of the crime lab’s DNA unit, which has come under fire for faking results, as well as other police misconduct, at the Hall of Justice, Friday, April … Continue reading

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Efforts to rid court system of outdated and flawed forensic “expertise”

Old Convictions, New Science Texas tackles debunked forensics. This legislative process in Texas reflects how the monolithic (i.e huge) US criminal justice system “repairs” itself. I use the word “repair” very loosely in that people have to be injured, killed … Continue reading

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Public activism for Civil Rights in the US justice system

A journey to fight and educate for criminal justice reform in the US. http://www.innocenceproject.org/news-events-exonerations/marching-2-justice-mass-incarceration-and-the-innocent

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Exonerations in the US : Another example of the Innocence Project Network’s Good Work

Michael Hanline’s Conviction Reversed – Release Expected Monday by MIKE SEMANCHIK on Nov 18, 2014 • 7:20 pm California Innocence Project Client’s Conviction Reversed After 36 Years Longest Wrongful Incarceration in California History – First of the California 12 To … Continue reading

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The “equitable balance” of constitutional rights faces off with legal procedural technicalities

This op-ed politely discusses the dis-connect between what the Supreme Court considers their “view” of constitutional rights (really a procedural statute of limitations argument) without touching on the personal rights and privileges of the inmate seeking a review of eyewitness … Continue reading

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Research on eyewitness, victim and expert recantations after convictions

The University of Michigan continues its investigation into the causes of wrongful convictions via their archive of over 1000 cases where an innocent person was sent to prison. The varied judicial responses to recanting witnesses contained in this 10 page … Continue reading

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Three more cases of discredited medical testimony and prosecutorial fallacies leading to wrongful convictions

5-19-2013 The Innocence March continues through Santa Barbara County towards  Sacramento where they hope to present to Governor Jerry Brown petitions for clemency for 12 clients they consider factually innocent of serious crime. http://www.innocencemarch.com. The California Innocence Project (CIP) also highlights … Continue reading

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Cases and Opinions on Bitemark Evidence

go to http://www.bitemarks.org The blog listed above tells the story of the effects of unvalidated bitemark opinions in the US. The major culprits are selected members of the America Board of Forensic Odontology. http://www.abfo.org

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