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Forensics: A good look at an expert’s advocacy. Admitted by some courts, but not all.

This story is about a MD who has a strange habit of giving opinion evidence in child abuse cases cloaked as sound science. Works for him. One court called him out on it. https://www.propublica.org/article/david-ayoub-an-anti-vaxxer-new-crusade

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Forensics: A response to Trump’s DOJ unabated lies about science and criminal justice

This is written by Betty Lane DesPortes of past AAFS president fame. It is short and to the point. The USDOJ brought out DAG Rosenstein unleashed a load of clap-trap straight from the Inquisition’s Star Chamber. Thanks to Sci Direct … Continue reading

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Forensics: As usual, lawyers influencing “rules” on decision-making truly are ignorant

Forensics, Justice, and the Case for Science-Based Decision Making The US Department of Justice ran this show.  Simon Cole at the U of Irvine writes a clear expose’ (at the above link) on the details of a newly adopted series … Continue reading

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Forensics: A look at DNA transfer at crime scenes says special training needed due to highly variable interpretations

This pay-for-view article at FSI Genetics should be made free-share for a certain period of time. Its focus on touch-DNA transfer interpretations suggests that the current opinions on DNA circumstances are suspect and standards are lacking. This is a very … Continue reading

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Forensics: Another example of Cop run DNA lab running against a forensic expert calling their “testing” unreliable.

Don’t ever think that police don’t exert terrific influence over supposed “independent” offices run by forensic pathologists and forensic scientists. This story started in 2016 when a NYC senior ME kicked back on an in-house DNA “experiment” that went into … Continue reading

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Forensics: Medical errors 3rd highest cause of death in the US.

This John Hopkins Institute study has a direct connection to inadequate death certification and CDC reporting capabilities. It was published in Tuesday https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/05/03/476636183/death-certificates-undercount-toll-of-medical-errors

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Forensics connection to Kashoggi murder leads to Australian ‘observer’ autopsy training

(Unconfirmed photo from Twitter) It seems clear that this individual purported to be on the Khashoggi murder audio tape is a “Dr” of some sort. He popped up in Australia for a few months to get familiar with CT autopsies. … Continue reading

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Forensics: Unscientific, biased and exaggerated dental ageing in use by dentists hired by ICE

The subject of using the highly variable shapes of wisdom teeth to age asylum seeking immigrants claiming to be minors has been a recent topic of investigative reporters in the US and elsewhere in the world. Here’s how ICE sent … Continue reading

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Forensics: Of course the DA now says the bitemark opinion is meaningless.

https://www.mdjonline.com/content/tncms/live/ DNA, fingerprint analysis sheds no new light on Metro East woman’s 1978 murder, but lawyers will appeal other issues Deputy Sheriff Robert Henke leads John N. Prante from the East Alton courthouse after his conviction for murder in July … Continue reading

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Forensics: More cases where age assessment by dentists leads to incorrect immigration outcomes

Among clear evidence that ICE and Homeland is violating their own mandate NOT to use wisdom teeth and bone analysis, it is still a large money-maker for dentists when they are hired by ICE and Homeland to put children into … Continue reading

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