Category Archives: wrongful convictions

Forensics: Murder charge dismissed after debunked bite-mark testimony – ABC News

A Mississippi judge has dismissed a murder charge against a Black man who spent more than a quarter-century on death row — Read on abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/murder-charge-dismissed-debunked-bite-mark-testimony-75188485

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Forensics: Typical DA move. The ‘Innocent Man’ defendant won’t be released if AG Mike Hunter proves conviction was wrongfully overturned

The Northwestern Law says the DA objection and appeal rationale is “galling.” Read more about the idiot DA in this case. Another legal setback has occurred in the case against Tommy Ward, one of two men convicted in the disappearance … Continue reading

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Forensics: Civil unrest continues in the US. Nazi tactics revealed.

How to piss off the soon-to arrive US president. Incite insurrection within your own country. Hawley and Cruz (A US Senator from Texas) now are synonymous with sedition in the US mass media not following the previous resident of the … Continue reading

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Forensics: New Years Cheer: Philly to pay $9.8M to man exonerated who spent 28 years in prison after wrongful conviction for murder

Cops in this case involved in other similar misdeeds. 17 exonerations from the same district since 2017. The settlement is the latest in a string of payouts to exonerees whose wrongful convictions in the 1980s and ’90s have cost the … Continue reading

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Forensics: Despite this mess ABFO/AAFS dentists still proffer in courts. Most agree bitemark matching is junk science. Why is it still in courts?

Decertification by the AAFS/FSAB would help. This is an incredible failure of supposed forensic science “leadership.” Plus the bitemarkers are still promoted by the National Association of Medical Examiners. WTF? At least 27 people were exonerated after faulty bitemark matching … Continue reading

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Forensics: Corrupt cops. Termaine Joseph Hicks exonerated after 19 years in prison

Joseph Tremaine Hicks, his lawyer said, “is going to be returned to something that he should have had on Nov. 27, 2001, when police encountered him, but he didn’t: the presumption of innocence.” — Read on http://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-wrongful-conviction-exoneration-police-misconduct-tremaine-hicks-20201216.html

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Forensics: Academic and CJ repression in the Deep South. UM Fires History Professor Who Criticizes ‘Powerful, Racist Donors’ and ‘Carceral State’

Clearly, “Ole Miss” managers consider outing the political history of the Crim Justice system by its own faculty is anathema. Their excuses are shallow and dissembling and have a racist “ivory Tower” smell. Its a miracle that the Ole Miss … Continue reading

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Forensics non-science: The danger of relying on a single piece of evidence – great overview on expert exaggeration in police crime labs.

From Africa. An excellent look. The author mentions bitemarks and a list of other misleading forensic opinions. Courts have problems with weak standards and poor understanding of robust scientific methods. Mentions the 2009 NAS Report which some crime labbers and … Continue reading

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Forensics: Another botched bitemark case. FL State Attorney’s Office identifies man wrongfully convicted of murder after 37 years. Office seeks prompt release of Robert DuBoise after newly discovered DNA proves his innocence

From Aug 2020. State Attorney’s Office identifies man wrongfully convicted of murder after 37 years. Office seeks prompt release of Robert DuBoise after newly discovered DNA proves his innocence – Office Of The State Attorney 13th Judicial Circuit Of Florida … Continue reading

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Forensics: Aging of Bitemarks: A Literature Review

My first published journal article. In 1997. Co-author Curt Dailey is a mensch! Aging of Bitemarks: A Literature Review — Read on http://www.astm.org/DIGITAL_LIBRARY/JOURNALS/FORENSIC/PAGES/JFS14209J.htm

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