Category Archives: Wrongful Conviction

Forensics Australia: “Triad” absolutists vs lack of scientific data. Critique of baby shaking prosecutions raises troubling response

Forensic science practices and methodologies should not be allowed to continue without a rigorous independent review. — Read on http://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/critique-of-baby-shaking-prosecutions-raises-troubling-response-20210523-p57ubw.html

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Forensics: Integrity unit efforts gets results. Michigan had 2nd highest number of wrongful conviction exonerations in 2020

Twenty people wrongfully convicted of crimes in Michigan were exonerated last year. — Read on http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/michigan-had-2nd-highest-number-of-wrongful-conviction-exonerations-in-2020

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Forensics: The Cattorney was a forensic scofflaw. Grits for Breakfast: Dallas News to AG: Don’t go looking for trouble by nixing arson review

The viral vid of the Zoom “I am not a cat” lawyer didnt tell his entire story. Grits for Breakfast: Dallas News to AG: Don’t go looking for trouble by nixing arson review — Read on gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/2013/10/dallas-news-to-ag-dont-go-looking-for.html

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Forensics: Old vs New Fire Investigation | Fire Cause Analysis| @The_AAFS should give him a medal.

We can thank John Lentini for being largely responsible in debunking failed police-developed 🔥 reconstruction. The resistance to change reflects the closed minded leadership of the bitemarkers http://www.abfo.org. Fire investigation procedures have changed drastically over the last two decades. Many … Continue reading

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Forensics: State Attorney: DNA exonerates man in 1983 Tampa murder

Adding to the long list of bitemarker mis IDs. The dentist claims that bitemarks still work for investigations. He has always been happy claiming he brought Ted Bundy “to justice.” The Innocence Project and Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren’s conviction … Continue reading

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Forensics: False accusers. A public defender in Manhattan says The Central Park video is all too familiar.

An ugly incident between a birdwatcher and dog walker shows there needs to be accountability for playing the privilege card. — Read on http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/im-a-public-defender-in-manhattan-the-central-park-video-is-all-too-familiar/2020/05/26/73c3de60-9f99-11ea-81bb-c2f70f01034b_story.html

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Forensics: Florida’s House passes forensic analysis reform for convicted felons

This bill forces the state to access the police national DNA database when post conviction forensic testing reveals an unknown profile. HB 7077 would make forensic tests more accessible to convicted felons. — Read on floridapolitics.com/archives/322663-house-passes-forensic-analysis-reform-for-convicted-felons

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Forensics: Noted NY bitemarker dentist involved in another exoneration litigation. “Just like fingerprints.” Wood River murder hinged on bite mark evidence | Belleville News-Democrat

John Prante, from a St. Louis MO suburb, was convicted of Karla Brown’s Wood River IL murder wants his named cleared and a court to declare him innocent because his trial used bite mark teeth comparison evidence that science has … Continue reading

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Forensics: Another expert with 40 hours of training recants his own testimony

.https://www.propublica.org/article/blood-spatter-expert-robert-thorman-joe-bryan-case/amp?__twitter_impression=true Blood-Spatter Expert in Joe Bryan Case Says “My Conclusions Were Wrong” The expert whose testimony was key to Bryan’s conviction for his wife’s 1985 murder says he now believes that some of his techniques were incorrect. His admission comes … Continue reading

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Hazards to Justice: False convictions and plea bargains

This author contrasts the criminal justice “system” with other societal systems in regards to accidents and mishaps. Plane crashes are studied much more than wrongful convictions and plea bargains.  Seems odd, but remember lawyers and judges cloak themselves with their … Continue reading

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