Category Archives: prosecutorial misconduct

Reversal of Conviction started Statute of Limitations for Federal Wrongful Claim?

Sent back for a new trial after being released from prison because of prosecutorial  misconduct, the defendant gets barred from suing the prosecutor and cops over his original incarceration. Judge dismisses wrongful imprisonment suit against former Blount County prosecutor and detective … Continue reading

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Taking Science Out Of Forensics is Wrong: Erin Murphy

With prosecutors and police officers in control, expect more wrongful convictions. Read about their sketchy history of mistakes and blatant denial of responsibility  for wrongful convictions. 

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Prosecutors knowingly screw things up after crime lab scandal tests their ethics

Nothing is more poignant than to talk to and read about exonerees who had to put up with malingering prosecutors who live their lives as if wrongful convictions do not exist. One might consider this California prosecutor the poster child for … Continue reading

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#Forensics: Cops rushing to force collection of fingerprints for iPhone quashed

A federal magistrate judge in Chicago recently denied the government’s attempt to force people in a particular building to depress their fingerprints in an attempt to open any seized Apple devices as part of a child pornography investigation. Ars technica

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The Judiciary’s public shaming of trial prosecutors as a means to achieve justice?

This is a 48 page legal paper, but the author puts into the clear about what’s going on between federal appeals courts and the prosecutors who end up on their hit list. With no empowerment to reverse convicts, the fed … Continue reading

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TX lady prosecutor denies failures to follow Brady rules, stating nothing withheld was exculpatory

Now, should we believe her? Her conviction case was remanded for a new trial. Of course the DA’ s office is appealing the lower court’s judgement of wrongdoing. Her admitting that material was withheld from the defense in the original … Continue reading

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The National Registry of Exons. When convictions go wrong, the price in human suffering can’t be ignored

  Read this excerpt first….. “The registry receives four or five letters a week from prisoners who claim to be innocent. They’re heartbreaking. Most of the writers are probably guilty, but some undoubtedly are not. We tell them that we … Continue reading

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Texas releases another death row inmate | The FBI ‘conspires’ with the Innocence Project on Forensic Reform

Misconduct by prosecution authorities is jus t one of the contributing causes of wrong convictions. Texas leads the nation in exonerations. Read about another man taken off death row. As a rebuff to what some US forensic dentists write about regarding “conspiracies” against … Continue reading

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Read why sanctions for prosecutorial misconduct are a sham | The Veritas Report

In continuing the theme of the US judicial system “healing itself,” this 19 page summary report (published in 2010 by the NorCal Innocence Project; funded by the Veritas Initiative ) on the 1997 to 2009 history of California’s feeble (actually … Continue reading

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Forensics: Prosecutor and crime lab workers not immune to civil rights suit: 7th Circuit Court of Appeals

Nothing much more to say, than, OMG. Everyone expects this to get moved upstream to the US Supremes. They have said “nay nay” to these lawsuits since the Connick v. Thompson SCOTUS decision. (originally from Louisiana). This plantiff is named Armstrong. … Continue reading

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