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Forensics: Fake forensic scientist exposed as a sex predator is deemed too dangerous for jail release
EXCLUSIVE One of Britain’s most notorious conmen, who tricked judges into believing he was a respected forensic detective has been ruled still too dangerous to be released. — Read on http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12152473/Fake-forensic-scientist-exposed-sex-predator-deemed-dangerous-jail-release.html
Forensics: Cops destroying evidence after convictions. Here’s how we can reduce wrongful convictions
We must learn from our past mistakes and invest in the possibility of uncovering future wrongful convictions. — Read on http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/commentary/story/2023-05-22/opinion-california-innocence-project-michael-semanchik-wrongful-convictions-horace-roberts
Forensics: Excited delirium: junk science used to distract from police killings
This has been going on for decades. Largely to excuse excessive force used by police. Excited delirium: junk science used to distract from police killings – Halifax Examiner — Read on http://www.halifaxexaminer.ca/commentary/excited-delirium-junk-science-used-to-distract-from-police-killings/
Forensics: Why Texas told the ABFO bitermarkers to buzz off.
Its Forensic Science Commission spent significant resources in their interviews with independent scientists about the dentists’ claiming bitemark reliability. The dentists showed up and lost. http://www.txcourts.gov/media/1445768/bite-mark-review-report.pdf
Forensics: My take on why the ABFO bitemarker dentists should be booted from the AAFS.
Posted in AAFS, ABFO, Bad Forensic Science, Bite Marks, Bitemarks, costs of wrongful convictions, criminal justice reform, Exoneration costs, forensic evidence exaggeration, forensic fraud, Forensic Science Bias, forensic science misconduct, forensic testimony, junk forensic science, Ray Krone bitemark case, wrongful convictions Leave a comment
Forensics: DeSantis killed the previous attempt to rid cop “hypnosis evidence.” Texas Senate advances bill to ban testimony derived under hypnosis
Forensic hypnosis is a technique used by law enforcement to boost a witness’s recall of the people, conversations and environment related to a crime. — Read on http://www.statesman.com/story/news/politics/state/2023/04/18/texas-senate-bill-338-prohibit-testimony-under-hypnosis-advances/70089073007/
Forensics: An alternate legal universe. The junk-science ruling restricting mifepristone approval uses language directly lifted from anti-abortion activists and media.
The junk-science ruling restricting mifepristone approval uses language directly lifted from anti-abortion activists and spread by right-wing media | Media Matters for America — Read on http://www.mediamatters.org/health-care/junk-science-ruling-restricting-mifepristone-approval-uses-language-directly-lifted
Forensics: Ineffective police gunshot surveillance. $$$ wasted. Study on ShotSpotter in Kansas City finds ‘no meaningful change’ in violence
Study on ShotSpotter in Kansas City finds ‘no meaningful change’ in violence – Albuquerque Journal — Read on http://www.abqjournal.com/2583316/kansas-city-study-finds-no-meaningful-change-in-violence.html
Forensics series about another lieing crime lab “scientist.” Admissible: Shreds of Evidence : NPR
Presented in partnership with iHeartMedia and Story Mechanics, Admissible is a new original podcast examining how a key building block of our justice system – evidence itself – is often flawed, disputed, or even manipulated. Hosted by reporter Tessa Kramer, … Continue reading
Forensics: False positives. Rhode Island Department of Health Forensic Chemistry Lab Contamination Investigation
Authorities are reviewing hundreds of test results at the Rhode Island Department of Health lab over concerns they could have been contaminated, the state’s… — Read on http://www.necn.com/news/local/hundreds-of-cases-under-review-after-potential-contamination-at-ri-forensics-lab/2947766/