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Bitemark dentists get put into civil court to hear from exoneree Robert Stinson

” We conclude that we lack jurisdiction to hear the defend‐ ants’ appeals of the denial of qualified immunity because those appeals fail to take the facts and reasonable inferences from the record in the light most favorable to Stinson … Continue reading

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Forensics and Law for the Week: From the News and Courts in the US

Scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Michigan State University have published a new study on the development of an algorithm that can determine whether a fingerprint found at a crime scene contains enough information to be uploaded … Continue reading

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5 years later. Lynn Peavey field testing a joke. Ex CIA couple get visited by SWAT.

A federal appellate panel goes positive for a prior dismissed civil suit by this finest example of why police should not do their own forensic testing let alone manage forensic evidence. . Appeals court rages against police bumbling and lie … Continue reading

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Unadulterated Forensic Balderdash: Ventriloquism and Human DNA

  From the get-go, this is beyond the pale of anything remotely related to a scientific proof. “Every person’s voice is unique, just like your fingerprint and DNA, so we are on our way to converting voice to kind of … Continue reading

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” Forensic foibles” examined in light of generally uncritical appellate judicial review

    Stare Decisis Is Not Scientific A CAUTIONARY TALE FROM TWO CASES [ Higher courts’ lack of abilities to be scientifically rigorous]…” serves as a road sign as to both where danger lurks should an uncritical court wish to avoid difficult questions, … Continue reading

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Imwinkelried on Science and Law : Paving the Way for Courts About Junk Forensics

I do not like to use “junk” regarding flawed forensics. Let’s say that “invalidated” forensics is more professional and is easier on the reader. Nevertheless, semantics will not cure State criminal courts from fumbling badly when inmates appeal the misleading … Continue reading

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Todays Forensics from the TwitterVerse

Photocopies of forensic evidence precautions.  Senior DA from Los Angeles gets caught intimidating police.  Brave lady criminologist calls out JSessions’ cancelling of National Forensic Commission. New study looking into how jurors perceive forensic science.  Belying the USDOJ laissez faire denial … Continue reading

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Cops bail on finding real perps after “their perp” gets freed from the “Country Dentist”

Nationally, the Innocence Projects have handed the police over 100 DNA profiles of ‘strong’ suspects uncovered by IP exoneration litigation. No one in the LEO industry does much about followup, according to this article. LEOs and DAs take the low … Continue reading

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DNA rape kits left to rot in TX crime lab

Authorities promise no damage was one. Makes one wonder about any other biological evidence misdeeds lurking in the weeds. CSI never shows this side of police forensics. https://www.statesman.com/news/local/city-memo-mold-found-containers-about-850-austin-police-rape-kits/qEZ7rV5h3gnrcJPdJtMhjM/ http://kxan.com/2017/06/27/mold-found-on-hundreds-of-apd-dna-samples/ http://www.twcnews.com/tx/austin/news/2017/06/27/nearly-850-austin-police-rape-kits-found-with-mold.html

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DNA lab in Miami is blazing a path towards perfection – Judges ignores failures

Here is more on DNA mixture interpretation, and how prosecutors and judges (N=1) just do not want to cope with cleaning their forensic houses of incorrect protocols in order to advance with science. Ridiculous. It’s medical malpractice if health professionals … Continue reading

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