Category Archives: junk forensic science

Forensics: Bad ballistics. Patrick Pursley gets certificate of innocence after wrongful conviction

Patrick Pursley was awarded a certificate of innocence in the 1993 murder of Andy Ascher of Rockford. Pursley spent 23 years in prison before he was granted a new trial. — Read on http://www.rrstar.com/story/news/2021/02/26/patrick-pursley-gets-certificate-innocence-after-wrongful-conviction/6814469002/

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Forensics: Judges being predominantly ex DAs causes this. Still trying to get Illinois to admit he’s innocent

Still trying to get Illinois to admit he’s innocent — Read on http://www.illinoistimes.com/springfield/still-trying-to-get-illinois-to-admit-hes-innocent/Content

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Forensics: Reusing old anti-vax tropes. Lipid nanoparticles: The antivax “toxins gambit” reborn for COVID-19 vaccines

Starts off with a little molecular -biology. Remember those classes? Ribosomes, aminos, mRNA, protein synthesis? Then go into the bat-shit mumbo-jumbo of the anti-vax quacks. Stuff like “neuro-toxicity” and “gene splicing” drivel. Junk science popularized just like the bitemark crowd … Continue reading

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Forensics: Biden’s Science Adviser Pick Could Advance Justice Reforms – Law360

This article portrays all the many players involved in both promoting and inhibiting evidence-based advances in certain forensic methods. It mentions bitemark evidence and the racial inequities of bad science on POC seeking exonerations. This arguing about junk forensic science … Continue reading

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Forensics: Full of false equivalencies. Op-ed claims ‘The face of hysteria: New York must preserve facial recognition as a tool for law enforcement ‘ – New York Daily News

Terrific example of “use it and fix it later.” Ive heard the same about phrenology and bitemarks as recently presented at #AAFS2021. Here is how the NYPD manipulates video evidence. Ridiculous. The op-ed is below these images. The Minneapolis City … Continue reading

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Foolensics: Fauci unloads on Anti-Science Trump: ‘He did things that were terrible’ when I contradicted him – Raw Story

This is not a pun. Fools have been in charge for years. They never had a clue. False promises and lies. People died. Dr. Anthony Fauci unloaded on former President Donald Trump in an interview with the UK newspaper The … Continue reading

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Forensics: Four Inspiring Female Scientists Tell Us How They Ended Up at the Innocence Project

Best of the best. Plus a cute little Chu(ie). Four Inspiring Female Scientists Tell Us How They Ended Up at the Innocence Project — Read on innocenceproject.org/women-in-stem-forensic-science-psychology/

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Forensics: The Cattorney was a forensic scofflaw. Grits for Breakfast: Dallas News to AG: Don’t go looking for trouble by nixing arson review

The viral vid of the Zoom “I am not a cat” lawyer didnt tell his entire story. Grits for Breakfast: Dallas News to AG: Don’t go looking for trouble by nixing arson review — Read on gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/2013/10/dallas-news-to-ag-dont-go-looking-for.html

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Forensics: Junk psychology “experts” at the center of Texas and the Racist Machinery of Death

Very good read by Jordan Smith. You can add the ABFO bitemarkers to this list of experts enabling the death penalty in TX and elsewhere. In his new book, journalist Maurice Chammah explores the rise and fall of capital punishment … Continue reading

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Forensics: Politicians ran this Covid -19 shitshow. Trump officials lobbied to deny states money for vaccine rollout last fall 

Top Trump officials actively lobbied Congress to deny state governments any extra funding for the Covid-19 vaccine rollout last fall. — Read on http://www.statnews.com/2021/01/31/trump-officials-lobbied-to-deny-states-money-for-vaccine-rollout/

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