Category Archives: US Crime labs

Federal Court Agrees: Prosecutors Can’t Keep Forensic DNA Evidence Secret from Defendants

An ongoing criminal court defense argument about DA refusal to disclose the prosecution-popular TrueAllele DNA software “code” is gaining judicial traction. When the government tries to convict you of a crime, you have a right to challenge its evidence. This … Continue reading

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Forensics: Donald Trump, the DOJ, and forensics: the administration snuck in one last push for junk science in courts.

Apparently, high-school science is beyond the ken of these law school geniuses at the DOJ. They quack like little lame 🦆ies. Donald Trump, the DOJ, and forensics: the administration snuck in one last push for junk science in courts. — … Continue reading

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Forensics: Pro-Trump rioters smeared poop in U.S. Capitol hallways – New York Daily News

Should b a slam dunk for the FBI crime lab. Check the low-life DNA database. They took a dump on the seat of American democracy — literally. — Read on http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ny-trump-capitol-riot-poopers-20210107-prlsqytyabgdhnexushotl4nam-story.html

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Forensics: Interviewing a Senior Advisor on Forensic Science Policy ( Sarah Chu ) – Major Investigators

This podcast is hosted by a very bright 9yo! She puts Sarah C through her paces. SC has a very important job at the NYIP. Listen to this episode from Major Investigators on Spotify. In this episode, we have a … Continue reading

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Forensics: Many to blame? How America’s deadliest serial killer went undetected for more than 40 years

Samuel Little says he killed 93 people, preying on women from the margins of society. Again and again, police across the country failed to stop him. — Read on http://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/national/samuel-little-serial-killer/part-one/

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Forensics: Former NOPD crime lab employee airs concerns over safety, procedures

Then they force him to take a drug test. A defense attorney tells WDSU the drug lab’s lack of accreditation could impact court cases. — Read on http://www.wdsu.com/article/wdsu-investigates-former-nopd-crime-lab-employee-airs-concerns-over-safety-procedures/34774281

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Forensics: The Confrontation Clause: Can the Sixth Amendment Protect Defendants from Junk Science?

A defendant appeals claiming his right to cross-examine a prosecution’s DNA expert was denied at trial. Amazing how simple this sounds in theory. DAs, however, often get around defendants’ Constitutional protections. Then the judge won’t pay for a defense expert … Continue reading

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Forensics: OMG. Ballistics ID refused. A D.C. judge’s much-needed opinion on ‘junk science’ – The Washington Post

Ballistic IDs got seriously limited in this one. Judge says “no expert opinion without science to back it up.” You know, stuff abt accuracy and error rates. DAs and USDOJers say all is still good with police forensics. Not. Much … Continue reading

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Forensics: Ignoring Guidelines and Morality. Coronavirus: Mike Pence continues campaign tour despite chief of staff’s positive test

Desperate and ignorant and illegal. Vice-president’s most senior aide, Marc Short, has virus but Pence and wife test negative — Read on amp.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/oct/25/coronavirus-mike-pence-continues-campaign-tour-despite-chief-of-staffs-positive-test

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Forensics: Genetic phenotyping takes another hit. Man in sketch doesn’t look like suspect in killing of Sherry Black | KUTV

The commercial software and gene-reading developer says otherwise. What a joke. HTwenty-nine-year-old Adam Durborrow, the man arrested on suspicion of killing South Salt Lake bookstore owner Sherry Black in 2010, bears no resemblance to a suspect sketch released three years … Continue reading

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