Category Archives: junk forensic science

Forensics: “100% certainty” in play plus stains on T-shirt not blood leads to Alex Murdaugh Fights to Bar Blood Spatter Evidence From Murder Trial

The disgraced South Carolina lawyer accused of killing his wife and son says blood-spatter evidence from a T-shirt is garbage. — Read on http://www.thedailybeast.com/alex-murdaugh-fights-to-bar-blood-spatter-evidence-from-murder-trial

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Forensics: “Cargo Cult”experts. We Need To Get Junk Science Out of Courtrooms

Forensic pseudoscience introduced into the courtroom has been used to convict and render death on people based on the thinnest of evidence. — Read on http://www.currentaffairs.org/2023/01/we-need-to-get-junk-science-out-of-courtrooms

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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: Bitemarker now recants his own testimony. Not the first time.

http://www.investigatetv.com/2022/12/12/bite-mark-evidence-used-dozens-convictions-now-considered-junk-science-by-some/

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Forensics: Cop-created lie detecting scam.

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Forensics: Mostly Partial Prints and DUI Testing. The Slow but Steady March Towards a More Reliable Forensic Science

When Henry Swofford stepped to the microphone at a gathering of forensic scientists in 2016, he surprised the audience when he announced that he had directed his investigators to no longer use the terms “identification” or “individualization” to link an … Continue reading

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Forensics: Australia. Crime Lab ‘Bungle.’ What could happen next amid the DNA lab bungle investigation

What could happen next amid the DNA lab bungle investigation — Read on http://www.4bc.com.au/what-could-happen-next-amid-the-dna-lab-bungle-investigation/

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Forensics: Shady police lie detector. Wrongfully convicted brothers sue for $125M after 25 years in prison

The exonerated brothers from Pontiac spent 25 years in prison for a 1995 rape and murder they did not commit. — Read on http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/oakland/2022/11/29/wrongfully-convicted-brothers-sue-for-125m-after-25-years-in-prison/69685727007/

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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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Forensics: Exonorees demand DAs Conviction Integrity Unit do its job. New Haven courthouse protest targets wrongful convictions

A group of Black men who have asserted — and in many cases proven — that their convictions were unjust protested wrongful convictions. — Read on ctmirror.org/2022/11/19/ct-new-haven-courthouse-protest-wrongful-convictions/

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