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Nationwide, Judges continue to admit disavowed “science”

Originally posted on Christine Funk:
The Santa Cruz Sentinel is reporting the disturbing trend nationwide of judges continuing to allow evidence unsupported by science. Examples of judges continuing to allow forensic science which is not been properly validated into the…

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Trump admin cuts DNA testing for Missing Persons – Drug War wins again

Pursuing non-violent drug use and funding the US incarceration industry takes a higher priority in Trump/Sessions’ forensic agenda than identifying unknown human remains and unidentified persons in the US. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/08/19/dna-lab-reduces-testing-for-missing-people-amid-funding-woes.html

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5 years later. Lynn Peavey field testing a joke. Ex CIA couple get visited by SWAT.

A federal appellate panel goes positive for a prior dismissed civil suit by this finest example of why police should not do their own forensic testing let alone manage forensic evidence. . Appeals court rages against police bumbling and lie … Continue reading

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Roundup of Science vs Trumpism over the Last 6 Months

This is a pretty good short look. It covers: Running science out of his administration. Health and environment Closing the public’s door to scientific data. It starts with Trump/Sessions dumping the National Commission on Forensic Science. Assaulting science

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Unadulterated Forensic Balderdash: Ventriloquism and Human DNA

  From the get-go, this is beyond the pale of anything remotely related to a scientific proof. “Every person’s voice is unique, just like your fingerprint and DNA, so we are on our way to converting voice to kind of … Continue reading

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Judges Training Empowers Judiciary to Understand Forensic Sciences and Methods

Scientific ‘critical thinking’ is the prominent theme of this recent 9th Circuit training symposium. The title is: SKEPTICISM of Forensic Methods Urged at Ninth Circuit Conference UCLA Law School Dean Jennifer Mnookin says…… “Faulty forensic science is the second most … Continue reading

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Local dentist uses vague child “neglect” statute to accuse mother of abuse

Refusing dental treatment and switching dentists apparently is a reportable act of omission that a Canadian law considers grounds for criminal investigation. The bureaucrats seem to ignore the fact that the first dentist. who informed the authorities of a credible … Continue reading

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Lamenting leaving courtroom science admissibility to cops and lawyers

“Bite marks is the obvious example. It’s inconceivable to most of us as to how this stuff even continues to be admitted.” – member on the National Commission on Forensic Science.  Here’s  from the US District Attorneys Association (@NDAAJustice ) … Continue reading

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Thailand study on optic nerve hemorrhage in abuse and non-abuse infant deaths

The sample size in this study is very small, although the authors have been collecting data for 13 years. http://www.fsijournal.org/article/S0379-0738(17)30145-7/fulltext?elsca1=etoc&elsca2=email&elsca3=0379-0738_201707_276__&elsca4=Pathology%7CForensic%20and%20Legal%20Medicine  

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US Supremes take on ‘new’ science standards versus case law standards in Texas

This information is taken from the current AAFS News Alert and is written by president Betty DesPortes and 3 collaborators. It is a semi-long read, but describes how the TX CCA got whooped by SCOTUS for trying to lawyer their … Continue reading

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