Category Archives: junk forensic science

Forensics: Bad lawyers get a pass as the Supreme court guts lifeline for prisoners who claim wrongful convictions

This clearly is a win for the pro-carceral judges Trump put onto SCOTUS. It again reveals how the Rights and Protections of due process are meaningless to this bunch. Once guilty always guilty in their pea-brain thinking regardless of incompetent … Continue reading

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Forensics: SCOTUS Opinion on Roe v Wade is ignoring science and Constitutional history.

The Court is ignoring science — Read on http://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.adc9968

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Forensics: “Mental illness” theorist Dr. Paul McHugh’s Junk Science Fuels Religious Right’s Longtime Attack on Trans Rights

GOP & Conservative Christians Attacking Transgender Youth Across The Country Unless you’ve been taking a deep dive into the increasing attacks on transgender and gender non-conforming people, the name Paul McHugh will not likely ring any bells. Dr…. — Read … Continue reading

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Forensics: Police blood pattern experts. Can Forensic Science Be Trusted?

A bloodstain expert’s testimony helped put him in prison. But can forensic science be trusted? — Read on http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2022/06/how-reliable-is-forensic-science/629632/

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Forensics: Junk science. ‘Hurricane Gun:’ Trump Asked if China Was Launching Storms at U.S. – Rolling Stone

He watches too many super hero flicks. — Read on http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/trump-hurricane-gun-china-world-war-1350638/

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Forensics: Police arson opinion “divorced from science.” After multiple appeals, Claude Garrett Sees Murder by Arson Conviction Overturned

Thirty years after a fatal fire sent Garrett to prison for life, a judge vacated his conviction, opening the door to his release. — Read on theintercept.com/2022/05/07/claude-garrett-murder-arson-conviction-overturned/

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Forensics: Border Patrol’s forensic teams being fired after ‘cover up’ allegations

After withering criticism and allegations that they have worked to “cover up” shootings involving agents, Border Patrol — Read on http://www.tucsonsentinel.com/local/report/050622_critical_incident_teams/border-patrols-forensic-teams-being-eliminated-after-cover-up-allegations/

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Forensics: ‘Making an Exoneree’: Georgetown University Documentaries Highlight Wrongful Convictions

News4’s Jackie Bensen takes us to the screening made possible by a group of university students. It’s a series of documentaries that re-examine the cases of… — Read on http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/making-an-exoneree-georgetown-university-documentaries-highlight-wrongful-convictions/3043222/

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Forensics: Australia. How did we fall for the junk science of forensics?

US described as “bitemark crazy.” I grew up in the golden age of forensic science, at a time when expert witnesses were becoming celebs, each with their special little area of crimebusting… — Read on http://www.spectator.com.au/2022/05/how-fact-killed-my-belief-in-forensics/

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Forensics: Despite exoneration cases debunking these opinions, all a judge needs is a bite mark, a forensic dentist, and a heinous murder: how junk science ruins innocent lives.

Charles McCrory has spent decades in prison for the murder of his wife, convicted on the strength of bite mark evidence. The problem? CSI-style forensics is bad science — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/apr/28/forensics-bite-mark-junk-science-charles-mccrory-chris-fabricant

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