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Forensics: False witness testimony and coerced confessions mixed with ‘Junk’ Forensic Science Lands Thousands of Innocents in Prison

The dawning realization that junk science might have put a vast number of innocent people behind bars has prompted the Innocence Project to widen the net of cases that it takes on. — Read on thecrimereport.org/2022/04/28/junk-forensic-science-lands-thousands-of-innocents-in-prison/

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Forensics: Family awarded $1.5 million for wrongly being told family member had died

When Frankie Kerrigan showed up at his pall bearer’s house in Orange County back in May 2017, everyone was stunned. — Read on http://www.kcbd.com/2022/04/20/family-awarded-15-million-wrongly-being-told-family-member-had-died/

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Junk Forensics: Alabama DAs love bitemarks.

This state’s AG feted the ABFO crew when they showed up in a bm case in Guntersville. This case isnt any better. https://theintercept.com/2022/03/12/bite-mark-evidence-charles-mccrory/

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Forensics: CBS interview about faulty forensics. No research bitemarks leads the conversation with Chris Fabricant.

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Forensics: This jerk Alabama AG was a favorite DA of the #AAFS bitemarkers. Now he’s a Trumper.

http://www.huffpost.com/entry/alabama-attorney-general-steve-marshall-biden-president_n_623c96f3e4b0f1e82c54e20b

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Forensicsy Mubai Report Nails Youth Who Bit Minor Girl

Bitemarkism alive and well in the subcontinent. A special POCSO court that convicted and sentenced a 22-year-old youth to three years’ rigorous imprisonment for sexually harassing a 17-year-old gir — Read on timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/odontologists-report-nails-youth-who-bit-minor-girl/articleshow/90384750.cms

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Forensics: Dowsing for dollars. Can “Witching” Find Bodies? Police Training Alarms Experts. | The Marshall Project

At the National Forensic Academy, crime scene investigators learn to dowse for the dead, though it’s not backed by science. — Read on http://www.themarshallproject.org/2022/03/17/witching-dowsing-buried-bodies-police

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Forensics: How a Bogus Bite Mark Sent Charles McCrory to Prison for Murder

Decades of bitemarker tragedies. This “famed” dentist doesn’t like me much. Boo hoo. A famed forensic dentist recanted his testimony against Charles McCrory. He may die in prison anyway. — Read on theintercept.com/2022/03/12/bite-mark-evidence-charles-mccrory/

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Forensics: Another bitemark “ID.” Man says he’s innocent of murder. Should prosecutors help?

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) — Gary Cannon held back tears when a Pinellas-Pasco judge… — Read on http://www.fairfieldcitizenonline.com/news/article/Man-says-he-s-innocent-of-murder-Should-16950711.php

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Forensics: Hair. Another Lawyer passes the buck. AG Stein defends science that sent innocent men to prison in interview

Attorney General Josh Stein defended a science that has sent at least four innocent men to prison in North Carolina. Stein refused to answer WBTV’s questions on camera for nearly a year. But that changed in early February. — Read … Continue reading

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