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Forensics: Police planting drugs leads to Exonerations tied to corrupt Chicago Police Officer Ronald Watts

Hundreds of cases!! What might be Cook County’s largest mass exoneration comes after 87 people already had convictions connected to former Sgt. Ronald Watts tossed. — Read on http://www.wbez.org/stories/exonerations-tied-to-corrupt-chicago-police-officer-ronald-watts/b75e9a7b-9a75-4412-9b00-4e1a664b6da6

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Forensics: Identifying gaps and improving investigation of fatal elder abuse and/or neglect – Drake – – Journal of Forensic Sciences

Identifying gaps and improving investigation of fatal elder abuse and/or neglect – Drake – – Journal of Forensic Sciences – Wiley Online Library — Read on onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1556-4029.14884

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Forensics: 2 out of 50 states. Illinois to permanently establish Forensic Science Commission

The official legislative site of the Illinois Senate Democratic Caucus — Read on illinoissenatedemocrats.com/caucus-news/45-senator-patricia-van-pelt-news/2977-illinois-to-permanently-establish-forensic-science-commission

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Forensics: After flubbing a massive loss of Dallas police evidence, city manager reveals new policies

How’s that for a chain of custody violation? City manager runs the police database? After electronic evidence went missing in the spring, Broadnax vows to inform people sooner and implements more protections for transferring data. — Read on http://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2021/08/16/dallas-city-manager-tc-broadnax-admits-he-could-have-communicated-better-about-deleted-police-data/

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Anthropology: Kleinfelters XXY Syndrome. Weapon grave of Suontaka, Hattula in Finland reveals flexible gender roles in the early Middle Ages

Weapon grave of Suontaka, Hattula in Finland reveals flexible gender roles in the early Middle Ages – The Archaeology News Network — Read on archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2021/07/weapon-grave-of-suontaka-hattula-in.html

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Forensics: Bravo Jose! Meet the forensic expert who uses DNA tests to trace and return lost children to families around the world

José Lorente is helping governments to return children who have been stolen through trafficking, illegally put up for adoption and worse — Read on inews.co.uk/news/world/jose-lorente-forensic-expert-dna-tests-trace-return-lost-children-families-1068953

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Forensics: Excited delerium vs 9 taser shots. Nationally known pathologist calls Jamal Sutherland’s cause of death disgusting.

The Charleston County Coroner and the independent pathologist who examined Jamal Sutherland’s body will not discuss the case. So we went to a nationally known forensic expert for an explanation. A forensic autopsy determined Sutherland died from an “excited state … Continue reading

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Forensics: Really? A Manhattan D.A. Candidate Touts Her Leadership of a Conviction Review Unit. Why Did It Exonerate So Few People? – The Appeal

Under Tali Farhadian Weinstein’s leadership, Brooklyn’s unit exonerated just three people—a far lower rate than in previous years. — Read on theappeal.org/tali-farhadian-weinstein-brooklyn-conviction-review-unit/

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Forensics: AAFS 2012 meeting abstract on the failure of bitemark

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Forensics: AAFS 2012 meeting abstract on the failure of bitemark analysis

This one got me no love from the ABFO bitemarkers.

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