Tag Archives: California Innocence Project
California’s governor Jerry Brown needs to tell that to Kimberley Long and the remaining members of the #FreetheCA12 still in prison. Kimberley is a victim of exaggerated pathology confidence in determining a murder victim’s death. That’s all that was needed … Continue reading
Learn about the reasons wrongful convictions occur in the US. Its not what you may think. Retired police chief Darrel Stephens has something to say about the subject: Through my work for the Innocence Inquiry Commission and later the Innocence … Continue reading
Wrongful convictions and almost daily news reports of exonerations have spurred a new industry in forensic science. These events have created a new theme in forensic science, namely “forensic science reform,” where government agencies, CJ institutes, academia and private parties have … Continue reading
Donate to the Innocent Project California Innocence Project: Mississippi IP New York IP ======================================= “There is no question there are wrongful convictions all over the world. There’s no country that is free from wrongful convictions and no country that would … Continue reading
THE SOLUTION COMES FIRST Support the Innocence Project efforts to educate US law enforcement, trial and appellate judiciary about the danger of junk bitemark forensic evidence. There are at least 3 university-based affiliates of the Innocence Project Network that are actively … Continue reading
Today Gerald Richardson talks about his six months of freedom after a bitemark aided conviction. DNA exonerated him. How DNA Profiling Works – The Naked Scientist – [don’t worry its PG rated] PCR-DNA testing: Animated for educational ease. This next one is from … Continue reading
SF Police Chief Loses a $2M grant for rape kits. His Crime lab is “maxed out.” Plus Murder around the world.
S.F. Police Chief Greg Suhr during a news conference speaks about an audit of the crime lab’s DNA unit, which has come under fire for faking results, as well as other police misconduct, at the Hall of Justice, Friday, April … Continue reading
In continuing the theme of the US judicial system “healing itself,” this 19 page summary report (published in 2010 by the NorCal Innocence Project; funded by the Veritas Initiative ) on the 1997 to 2009 history of California’s feeble (actually … Continue reading
Old Convictions, New Science Texas tackles debunked forensics. This legislative process in Texas reflects how the monolithic (i.e huge) US criminal justice system “repairs” itself. I use the word “repair” very loosely in that people have to be injured, killed … Continue reading
Forensics: What’s the world coming to? Now the FBI is saying their DNA lab calculations since 1999 are incorrect?
The tainted atmosphere surrounding forensic science in general and specifically in regards to the devastating FBI faux pas from their elite hair people is still bouncing around the media-verse. With that still happening, the FBI now says their DNA population … Continue reading