Category Archives: wrongful convictions

FORENSICS: The ABCs of how cops cheat with Fabricated Evidence: Forensic Deception, Planted Evidence and Forged Confessions

Shocking? Not really. The National Registry of Exonerations data is quite revealing. By Kelsea Valerio (This is the fifth in an 11-part series by The Vanguard reporting on a study of exonerations produced by Samuel R. Gross, Maurice J. — … Continue reading

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Forensics: Locards paradigm rebuffed. Forensic research proves that textile fibres can be transferred between clothing in the absence of contact

Fibers transfer without contact. LCN (low cell number) DNA needs similar studies. Forensic research proves that textile fibres can be transferred between clothing in the absence of contact — Read on phys.org/news/2020-08-forensic-textile-fibres-absence-contact.html

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Forensics: DAs office in the “lynching” shooting of black man circled their wagons over recent bitemark exoneration

Read about how DAs still think bitemarks are scientific. Sheila Denton’s wrongful conviction came out of the same DA office which for 2 months said that unarmed Arbery’s murder was a “justifiable” shooting of a “suspected criminal.” What utter BS. … Continue reading

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Forensics: Notorious bitemark expert in Netflix documentary has a few words about his “science.”

The ex DA Forrest Allgood claims his “feelings” made him ignore the similarities of the multiple child murders in his jurisdiction. The “feeling” include his using a statement from a 7 year year old. He calls it “circumstantial evidence” of … Continue reading

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Forensics: Trump, the USDoJ and prosecutors have put a clamp on forensic science reform.

This article reveals how the reemergence of status quo government control of scientific review has overwhelmed state and US efforts to eradicate junk and outdated forensic practices. Dan Delgar at the NY Innocence Project explains how the effect of forensic … Continue reading

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Forensics: The Innocence Projects legacy. Increasing the Integrity of Convictions Begins with Prosecutors

  18 Utah-based convictions have been overturned since 1990 with prison sentences ranging from two years to life, according to the National Registry of Exonerations. Utah has approximately 3,000 prison admissions a year, and it is tempting to believe our wrongful … Continue reading

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Forensics: Bogus pattern matching in Australia leads back to the US FBI

Using science to correct false convictions goes on around the world. In Aussieland, this man spent 25 years in prison due to a “1/1,000 match” from a single hair. https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2020/02/why-is-courtroom-science-so-unscientific/

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Forensics: 1984 murder charge of crime labber now described as lab error. 

Those DAs in San Diego are relentless. They’ve ignored this for decades. Crime lab guy suicided before trial. DNA never lies. Right? https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/courts/story/2020-02-04/crime-lab-worker-testifies-he-might-have-contaminated-evidence-in-1984-murder-case

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Forensics: Real perps go free after false convictions

A look at how prosecutors and cops play deaf and dumb after innocent defendants are exonerated. https://thecrimereport.org/2020/02/03/prosecutorial-misconduct-getting-away-with-murder/

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Forensics: A good look at non-science advocacy masquerading as forensics. SBS

Remember, watch your back when you go against the grain of “established” medical opinion. The “true believers”  will come after you.  https://theappeal.org/new-jersey-woman-prison-shaken-baby-syndrome/

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