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Bad grades over an eight year undergraduate term took down Austin crime lab tech

Fingers are pointing and blaming going on regarding this TX crime lab that got shut down largely by the TX Forensic Science Commission. Austin lab ‘bucking’ DNA standards for year.  2017 2016 problems with DNA in Austin lab.  Future in … Continue reading

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Taking a look USAG Session’s anti-science forensics culture showing up on the internet

Much that is said in this Science 2.0 post are old derisions and hackneyed objections to 1) the advent of DNA establishing that wrong convictions do exist (since 1992) and 2) the rise of the at-large public’s knowledge of 1) … 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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Here we go again. Police Chief takes on problems in his Forensics DNA lab

Chief Hank Stawinski (above) is getting outside auditing help for his county crime lab. This article seems to say that an employee of his had previously been working at the Austin TX crime lab that was shut down last year. … Continue reading

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The culture of forensic lab fraud and incompetence continues to damage lives

Massachusetts set to dismiss up to 24,000 cases. (Drug testing) Florida has 2600 affected cases. (Fingerprints) Texas DNA lab may have up to 5,000 affected cases. Ohio crime lab tech may have 30 years of suspicious and prosecution biased casework.  … Continue reading

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