Category Archives: wrongful convictions
Forensics: Utterly stupid and biased. Virginia lawmakers vote to roll back open records reform. Cops keep control of conviction records.
Virginia lawmakers have passed a measure that would undo a recent reform intended to expand public access to certain law enforcement files in closed criminal investigations — Read on http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/virginia-lawmakers-vote-to-roll-back-open-records-reform/2022/03/12/68ba698e-a254-11ec-9438-255709b6cddc_story.html
Just published. Already has rave reviews. Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice System [Fabricant, M. Chris] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice System — Read on http://www.amazon.com/Science-American-Criminal-Justice-System/dp/1636140300/ref=nodl_
A man in Florida who was exonerated after spending 37 years in prison for a 1983 rape and murder filed a lawsuit against police officials and the forensic dentist who testified against him, claiming they “knowingly fabricated” evidence used to … Continue reading
innocenceproject.org/charles-mccrory-innocent-incarcerated-35-years-in-alabama/ The judge’s 2021 refusal to deem McCrory innocent is abysmally unjust.
Forensics: Hair. Another Lawyer passes the buck. AG Stein defends science that sent innocent men to prison in interview
Attorney General Josh Stein defended a science that has sent at least four innocent men to prison in North Carolina. Stein refused to answer WBTV’s questions on camera for nearly a year. But that changed in early February. — Read … Continue reading
Foreniscs: Its bites, guns and hair again. Why a High-Ranking FBI Attorney Is Pushing ‘Unbelievable’ Junk Science on Guns
This science-denial trope is endemic and will not die. Forensic analysts testify at trials as “experts.” But juries don’t know that their methods “seriously underestimate the false positive rate.” — Read on http://www.thedailybeast.com/the-fbi-keeps-pushing-junk-science-to-win-convictions
Forensics: When Expert Witnesses Are the Problem. Looking at bad science and good science misleading judges and juries.
How do we stop the misrepresentation of science in the courtroom? — Read on http://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/mental-mishaps/202201/when-expert-witnesses-are-the-problem
Forensics: First Black female in Tennessee. A 74-Year-Old Black Woman Gets Exonerated After Spending 28 Years in Prison
Joyce Watkins was granted parole in 2015, but she immediately began taking steps towards clearing her name and getting her 1988 conviction overturned. — Read on http://www.complex.com/life/black-woman-exoneration-prison-innocence