Category Archives: junk forensic science

Forensics: Baseline look at junk science through the deviance and failures of bitemark believers

Marvin Zalman’s interview on his LR article describing the “cognitive biases, deviance, and dissonance” of science deniers. It shocking they are still affiliated by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences — Podcast on excitedutterance.com/listen ___ Albany Law Review

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Forensics: Revealing the lies and alot worse. Autopsy of a Crime Lab by Brandon L. Garrett – Hardcover – University of California Press

Of course, the #AAFS connection with the ABFO bitemarkers is a main target. This book exposes the dangerously imperfect forensic evidence that we rely on for criminal convictions.”That’s not my fingerprint, your honor,” said the defendant, after FBI experts reported a “100-percent identification.” They … Continue reading

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Forensics: A Cluster-Randomized Trial of Hydroxychloroquine for Prevention of Covid-19 | NEJM

HCQ is a myth. This study was crowdfunded! Happy 🦃 day. Original Article from The New England Journal of Medicine — A Cluster-Randomized Trial of Hydroxychloroquine for Prevention of Covid-19 — Read on http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2021801

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Forensics: The result of bs bitemark opinions. Man execution 15 years on death row for killing daughter is scheduled.

I know this case. There were 3 suspects. All had adult teeth which were incredibly similar. A Texas ABFO dentist claimed he could differentiate the defendant Bourgeois from the other 2. The skin patterns were distorted and wildly Photoshopped. The … Continue reading

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Forensics: 2020 vote saw pro-reform prosecutors win. Now they need to fix mistakes by their predecessors.

Good read on what needs to be done. It includes bitemarks in the category of junk forensics. I can’t believe the ABFO bitemarkers are mandated by the National Asso of Medical Examiners for its ME certification process. Incredible. Police and … Continue reading

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Forensics: Alabama drug test lab owner sent to prison for forging test results, costing parents custody of children

Beyond horrendous. The owner of an Alabama testing lab was sentenced to prison last week for falsifying drug test results that prosecutors say cost multiple parents custody of their children. — Read on http://www.foxnews.com/us/alabama-drug-test-lab-owner-sent-to-prison-for-forging-test-results-costing-parents-custody-of-their-children.amp

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Forensics: Covid list of deceased and ill Republican politicians.

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Forensics: OMG. Ballistics ID refused. A D.C. judge’s much-needed opinion on ‘junk science’ – The Washington Post

Ballistic IDs got seriously limited in this one. Judge says “no expert opinion without science to back it up.” You know, stuff abt accuracy and error rates. DAs and USDOJers say all is still good with police forensics. Not. Much … Continue reading

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Forensics: Mega-death spreader L.A. pastor mocks COVID-19 rules as church members fall ill

This is not what Jesus would do. He healed the sick. Right? Ive read my catechism. 12 years of Catholic school leaves a mark. Thousands of mask-less congregants gather weekly at Grace Community Church as Pastor John MacArthur ignores health … Continue reading

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Forensics: Use of scientifically flawed bitemarker evidence gets Seaside man a new sentence.

Sounds like another ABFO bitemarker (from Oregon?) has joined the list of dentists discredited as being believers in junk science. That makes abt 30 having had ABFO membership. Many have been presidents of this bunch of +/-100. Somehow the august … Continue reading

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