Tag Archives: Miscarriage of justice

Lab supervisors and accreditors of Annie Doohkan need a serious talking to – Incredible

This all started in 2012. Annie has been in and out of prison. 21,500 cases dismissed. The only problem is that she had been working since 2003. It began with lab managers performing incompetent vetting as she lied about just … Continue reading

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Bitemark victim Keith Harward talks to lame duck Forensic Science Commission

An ironic event occurred at the last meeting of the NCFS meeting in DC. Exoneree Keith Harward told them not to give up despite AG Sessions is taking all forensic science reform under his prosecutorial “wing.” Click pic to see … Continue reading

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Your Daily Crime Lab Scandal – Houston again – DAs scramble

Here we go with some real forensic news. Not the befuddled repartee from Jeff Sessions loving handwriting analysis and other police ‘forensics’ like bitemarks. Texas crime-scene errors put 65 cases under review, audit finds: Dozens of criminal prosecutions could be … Continue reading

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The odds of Innocents getting convicted just increased with Sessions – The Atlantic

“The attorney general is standing athwart a long overdue movement to reform forensics yelling stop.” “Sessions was the first Congressperson to endorse The Donald.” “Lest you think it is unfair to tar Sessions with Trump’s execrable behavior, here is what … Continue reading

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DOJ takeover of forensic policy making and practice – Comments Deadline Ap 12 11:59 EDT

Making comments to the US DOJ is largely pointless since its boss AG Sessions is determined to control the playing field of US forensic science to the advantage of the prosecutors. All of this is  via their series of lies … Continue reading

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Stand Strong On Forensic Science Reform – And AGAINST DOJ FAKE NEWS

I have played a bit of poker in my day, but the double-crosses and bluffing we are getting from the our glorious leaders of the Republican Administration is getting old fast. Their deconstructing and lock-step revision of 10 years of … Continue reading

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Suppression of evidence is prosecutor misconduct but not material to the conviction?

The US Supreme Court (the pic is the DC Court of Appeals) is looking at this conviction case. It largely is about testifying eyewitness credibility failures and other available witnesses being known by the prosecution but were hidden from the … Continue reading

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Leading Australian state DNA analyst seems to be in a bit of a pickle

This one article ( from a large collection) about a very senior Western Australia DNA prosecutorial lab DNA scientist raises a bunch of questions on his decades long case work. Here are some key comments: State’s leading DNA expert sacked. … Continue reading

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Forensics: Archaic and scientifically bogus TX mental disability statute ruled unconstitutional

SCOTUS Rejects Texas’s Death Penalty Standards for Disabled Inmates – This could be huge for other states to follow suit regarding mental competence and the death penalty. Texas’s standards for evaluating mentally disabled death row inmates are unconstitutional, the Supreme … Continue reading

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Proactive DA takes on issue of 600 cases involving chemist with drug addiction

This DA doing the right thing quickly. “From various parts of the country over the years have come stories about prosecutors and courts reluctant to overturn convictions even when defendants’ rights have been violated or when key evidence subsequently proved … Continue reading

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