Forensics: Legal battle over notorious medical examiner’s track record – The Boston Globe

Legal battle over medical examiner’s track record – The Boston Globe
— Read on www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/07/14/legal-battle-over-medical-examiner-track-record/2W7xARLPIYTw2OXFR2RaLI/story.html

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Forensics: Santae Tribble, whose wrongful conviction revealed FBI forensic hair match flaws, dies at 59 – The Washington Post

Another victim to forensic junk promulgated by the FBI. His exoneration helped launch a Justice Department review that found FBI hair examiners systematically overstated testimony in almost all trials in which they gave evidence over two decades.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/local/legal-issues/santae-tribble-whose-wrongful-conviction-revealed-fbi-forensic-hair-match-flaws-dies-at-59/2020/07/04/eb953b40-bbbf-11ea-bdaf-a129f921026f_story.html

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Forensics: Murdering a Washington Post Journalist. A lit oven for Khashoggi | Daily Sabah

A Saudi hit squad lit an oven for Khashoggi. In Turkey. This bunch included a UK trained Arab pathologist.
— Read on www.dailysabah.com/opinion/columns/a-lit-oven-for-khashoggi

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Forensics: Houston PD decides public can know when police might injure or kill them – Grits for Breakfast

Well then, may we presume they also control their “independent crime lab?” As in deep-sixing unfavorable crime scene evidence and “losing” police body cam vids.

Grits for Breakfast: Houston PD decides public can know when police might injure or kill them
— Read on gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/2020/07/houston-pd-decides-public-can-know-when.html

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Forensics: Pro prosecution NYPD DNA Database Continues to Grow, Legal Aid Society Says

Despite the NYPD’s promise to reduce its DNA database, it has grown, the Legal Aid Society says.
— Read on www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/news/2020/07/02/nypd-dna-database-continues-to-grow-legal-aid-society-says

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Forensics” ‘I can’t breathe’: how America’s broken autopsy system can mask police violence

I also can add that the actual death scenes are closely supervised by the police rarely permiting timely access to death investigators. A pathologist I know in CA would allow Prosecutors to attend autopsies only if a Public Defender also was present. She wasn’t very popular to say the least. Past tense. She quit.

A focus on health conditions rather than officers’ actions tells a misleading tale – and in many areas, coroners need no medical training
— Read on amp.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jul/02/autopsies-police-killings-medical-misleading

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Forensics: Facial recognition sucks. Opinion | I was wrongfully arrested because of facial recognition. Why are police allowed to use it? – The Washington Post

Flawed technology should not be able to automate racist police policies.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/06/24/i-was-wrongfully-arrested-because-facial-recognition-why-are-police-allowed-use-this-technology/

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Forensics: What autopsies reveal about coronavirus

This is fascinating stuff. Not what you are seeing in the media. You might need a medical dictionary.

What autopsies reveal about coronavirus – The Washington Post
— Read on www-washingtonpost-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/07/01/coronavirus-autopsies-findings/

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Forensics: Another absolutely obsolete method. Importance of cheiloscopy in forensic science

No mention of recovering salivary DNA in this one. Outdated references and no validity/reliability testing. Classic junk.

Importance of cheiloscopy in forensic science
— Read on legaldesire.com/importance-of-cheiloscopy-in-forensic-science/

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Forensics: Facial Reconstruction of a Prehistoric Man Whose Head Was Mounted on a Stake

In 2011, Swedish archaeologists found human skulls that had been mounted on stakes at an 8,000-year-old burial site, representing a behavior rarely seen among prehistoric hunter-gatherers. An incredible, computer-aided facial reconstruction finally puts a face to one of these skulls.
— Read on gizmodo.com/facial-reconstruction-of-a-prehistoric-man-whose-head-w-1844179970/amp

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