Tag Archives: junk forensic science

Taking hair comparisons to task in AZ – Should be 100’s of cases

In another whack at the Jeff Sessions version of the inviolate status of police ‘forensics’, this article brings to light, a coalition of AZ crime labbers, DAs, the appellate court and a post-conviction org. It’s obvious that there is some … Continue reading

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Major US science orgs oppose Sessions cancelling of forensic science commission

The AAAS, ACS and two other groups associated with main-stream science put in their two cents about desiring “independent and transparent” review and monitoring of police forensic research and methods. This will largely prove futile. It is obvious that the … Continue reading

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Sleuthing gone wrong: When police and prosecutors ignore warnings about forensic flaws

This story has been in the news for a number of years. Currently, there is civil litigation going on which brings us more information. Police control of forensic science screams throughout this article at The Watch about a retired DNA … Continue reading

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Enter the Dark Side of Forensics in the time of tRump and sEsSIonS

Its all about good forensics (a matter of opinion), weak forensics, and crap like bitemarks. And once again the Great Prosecutor wants to control all of it. This should make DA dudes like these guys very happy. Bite Marks and … Continue reading

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Ontario drug lab scandal broadens into total review of its forensic system

Teeth have nothing to do with this story of forensic scandal. Unfortunately, no US government agency deems it necessary to review 40 years of junk bitemark opinions. Canada is looking at its crime labs. Drug testing from hair and blood … Continue reading

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Photography at crime scenes from the 19th century – Bertillon and Sherlock Holmes

This suspicious fellow is Alphonse Bertillon who started photographing crime scenes in Paris in 1888. He is credited with the ‘mugshot’ protocol and discredited for putting handwriting comparisons in the Dreyfus wrongful conviction into a junk science category. Link to … Continue reading

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The ‘totality of indicators’ in DUI arrests passes for ‘science’ to Georgia traffic stops

Another example of police using untested or flawed field sobriety ‘testing’ when accurate drug tests do not exist. Total crap. Innocent folks get jail time, fines, license revocation before DAs drop charges.  

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The ABC’s of using Psychic ‘Mentalists’ in crime cases. The US Department of Justice

I’m putting this on a scale of ‘smart’ versus ‘dumb on crime’ chaos going on in the media. It surely clanks the lowest position on the dumb scale. This 2000 White Paper on the use of soothsayers shows how LEOs … Continue reading

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Who will pay Bill Richards for 23 years in prison? Answer: California taxpayers

The Richards’ Bitemark Here is the latest video about how Bill Richards was rounded up and convicted of murdering his wife in 1993. DNA said otherwise and also debunked a litany of shoddy forensic work by the San Bernardino Sheriffs … Continue reading

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Illinois Prosecutors Admit Junk Science Convicted Innocent Man in 1996

This time it is arson ‘science.’ This is significant as it goes against some DAs and the US Attorney General who declare forensics is just fine.  Here is the joint motion to release Adam Gray from prison. The State Attorney Office … Continue reading

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