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The horror of the missing and unidentified focuses on the Mexican Border

There is a few things to be said on this subject here starting with, in my opinion [ along with others connected with Missing Persons investigations], that the number of unidentified human remains in the US are a massive ‘cold … Continue reading

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He said, she said, she sues in ballistics lab worker’s defamation case.

This civil case brought by a Georgia crime lab examiner shows us most of the issues surrounding usage of expert opinion certainties of “a match” versus news quotes from other experts and the media’s reporting that must be considered “malicious” … Continue reading

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Another judge as “gatekeeper” keeps the ball rolling for fibers, oks DNA, and fingerprints

Just another day for a judge allowing certain forensic info into a trial in order to have the jury decide on the ‘scientific facts.’ The biggest ‘if’ I have about this case is the fiber person saying “the same clothing” … Continue reading

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Continuing information on the battle of #ForensicScienceReform and #WRONGFULCONVICTIONDAY

Edited by Julie Fry Written by Celia Givens Law enforcement officials in at least 4 states have been collecting voluntary DNA samples from people who are not suspected of or charged with a crime  Over the past ten years, law … Continue reading

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Young Forensic Scientists : Are you learning about the FS Reform issues?

There is a trend within the forensic science media is the that the millennial generation is ripe to populate and continue the glory of crime detection. I certainly experienced a version of that in the 1970’s (all before CSI, but … Continue reading

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The impending reversal of the “CSI effect: 24000 forensically compromised convictions gets ignored

41,000 conviction cases. 24,000 are comprised. In ONE state. Significant web-buzz is counter balancing the “Law and Order” industry’s (police, prosecutors, police crime labs, and various Crim Justice talking heads)  howling that their self-assessed forensic integrity is just fine. Well, … Continue reading

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More Time of Death finagling by Orange County LEOs

This falls in the same category of recent news from the CA_Innocence #FreeTheCA12 clients. 8 are still in prison. Kimberly Long and Bill Richards experienced the same kind of time of death scamming. Here’s what’s going on in Orange County … Continue reading

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Here’s a criminal lawyer’s worst nightmare: Hiring a forensic expert with a faked resume.

Interesting story for a few reasons: The opposing expert was a cop and thought this defense expert’s CV looked suspicious. This in itself isn’t unusual. Fact-checking an expert is a rather basic act by both sides in court cases. I’ve … Continue reading

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“Stated more simply, no sane human being could find them guilty,” CA_Innocence

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

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Blogging the war on forensic science reform; “unsupported and misleading”

Projections and accusations of deceit, lying, financial gain, and undermining the criminal justice system are now flowing through the media from law enforcement types who are pointing at “forensic science reformists”  getting viral positive attention in the press and legal … Continue reading

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