Category Archives: wrongful convictions

AAFS president DesPortes sounds off abt junk science in forensic labs

She is making clear for Science Friday that self validation of methods by police crime labs leads justice into the swamp.  Science Friday May 20, 2017

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Prosecutors knowingly screw things up after crime lab scandal tests their ethics

Nothing is more poignant than to talk to and read about exonerees who had to put up with malingering prosecutors who live their lives as if wrongful convictions do not exist. One might consider this California prosecutor the poster child for … Continue reading

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Forensics: This is not anecdotal evidence – Race and Innocence – and an apathetic DOJ

Media statements say that Sessions and his USDOJ does not read its own reports. And he admits it.  Tell them that the following is not /anəkˈdōdl/ (not necessarily true or reliable; without facts or research). Here is his USDOJ address https://www.justice.gov/doj/webform/your-message-department-justice … Continue reading

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More scientists gang up against the bitemarkers – Oxford University Press -#AAFS2017

It’s just a dental journal (see pg. 68), but this op-ed piece may be the FIRST time organized dentistry has spoken out about the flim-flam of bitemark ‘science.’ The anonymous author is quietly referencing a recent publication from the Journal … Continue reading

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Exonerations in the News: the myth of “worst of the worst”

Justin Brooks and Brian Banks From the WrongfulConvictionsBlog Michigan Radio: Poor and black more likely to be wrongfully convicted… Star Tribune: Innocence Project questions Thomas Rhodes’ murder conviction in wife’s death near Spicer… Nebraska Radio Network: Kirk Bloodsworth brings his … Continue reading

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Canadian wrongful conviction file totals 85 – funding diminishing

Innocence Canada struggling for funding for wrongfully convicted cases ‘I’m always frustrated with how long it takes us to do cases, in any event, but this is going to slow us down even more.’ A Newfoundland man who helps free … Continue reading

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TV Interview with Bill Richards on his 23 year conviction dismissal. #XONR8

See the KTLA TV interview with Bill Richards and his @CA_Innocence team minutes after San Bernardino DAs Mike Ramos and Michael Risley reluctantly dismiss all murder charges.

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Obstinate District Attorney II: Investigating how District Attorneys reprosecute vacated convictions

Prosecutors are pleased with convictions.  Defendants appeal. Sometimes defendants win. Then the prosecution re-prosecutes. Double jeopardy? Nope. Welcome to San Bernardino’s halls of justice. The world of innocence litigation is unknown territory regarding possible outcomes after a criminal defendant’s conviction has … Continue reading

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Another obstinate and proudly relentless prosecutor from Louisiana

On to Louisiana and its about a death penalty conviction for child murder. “Dale Cox (pictured above) was the Louisiana prosecutor against Crawford (the defendant), a case which rested almost exclusively on the testimony of a state forensic pathologist who claimed … Continue reading

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The Mississippi Sting operation that uncovered Michael West’s bitemark bunk

One of the extraordinary defense presentations at the recent EL Howard hearing in Columbus MS was given by the Honorable Chris Plourd (pictured above), the presiding Judge of Imperial County, CA Superior Court. Judge Plourd rose to the bench in … Continue reading

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