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California new death penalty law gets scorched in preliminary higher court statement

The joy and triumph of the California District Attorney Assn from the 2016 passage of a ‘speed-em up death penalty’ statute Prop 66 just got a less than triumphant preliminary look by the state’s Supreme Court. Guys like San Bernardino’s … Continue reading

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Taking decades to uncover lost DNA: California will execute in 5 years

Needle-in-a-haystack hunt for evidence in old Virginia murder case required endurance, luck But what may prove the toughest obstacle was overcome two years ago by a private investigator and a persistent University of Virginia Hospital employee who scaled warehouse ladders … Continue reading

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Forensic Bias Redux: Execution vacated. Internal crime lab safeguards blew it.

Colleagues had doubts and concerns. The cops and supervisors loved her work. She admits to be a bit histrionic in and out of the job. The state’s AG has no concerns. Recently the governor and one judge pulled back from … Continue reading

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Retribution in criminal justice reform

“In (the) battle over Nebraska’s death penalty, victims’ families refuse to be political pawns” by @lilianasegura at The Intercept.  This parallels California’s upcoming vote to abolish the death penalty. There probably will also be a pro-death penalty measure on the … Continue reading

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‘152 Innocence Marked For Death’ : New York Times disses the US death penalty laws

Nothing like actual problem-based research to see the disconnect between hard line “crime and justice fighters” with what problems exists in the US criminal justice system. problems. New York Times New York Innocence Project Another example of an innocent man’s … Continue reading

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American Academy of Forensic Science experts and the death penalty

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