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US Supremes argue from on high that DA suppressed evidence is AOK

The “finality of guilt” just got reaffirmed by a bunch of judicial soothsayers ( rather impact sayers ) taking one more corner off the 6th and 14th amendments right to a fair trial. “This is the latest SCOTUS decision to … Continue reading

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Lamenting leaving courtroom science admissibility to cops and lawyers

“Bite marks is the obvious example. It’s inconceivable to most of us as to how this stuff even continues to be admitted.” – member on the National Commission on Forensic Science.  Here’s  from the US District Attorneys Association (@NDAAJustice ) … Continue reading

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It is not enough to show that the officer made a mistake, acted negligently, acted by accident or mistake, or even exercised bad judgment.

The rarified federal rules that protect police involved in shooting citizens. Negligence or possible use-of-force alternatives to killing are not controlling. Lying helps some. Prosecutorial misconduct runs rampant. The FBI report on the Alton shooting case.  Read this Washington Post … 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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Progressive DAs get backlash from their “lock-em-up” peers like Michael Ramos

District Attorney Aramis D. Ayala of Orlando, FL is getting targeted for realizing that the death penalty is only in play in 0.01% of her criminal cases and is much too expensive to pursue. Elected Senior Prosecutors and police chiefs … Continue reading

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Framing the Innocent with planted #Forensics evidence and lying cops

Not just a myth or a fictional plot line. This article starts in Cleveland OH and references other examples where people ‘of color’ with criminal histories get thrown into jail. In Cleveland, three police went there too. It’s called ‘framing’ … Continue reading

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Prosecutors knowingly screw things up after crime lab scandal tests their ethics

Nothing is more poignant than to talk to and read about exonerees who had to put up with malingering prosecutors who live their lives as if wrongful convictions do not exist. One might consider this California prosecutor the poster child for … Continue reading

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National Registry of Exonerations makes big plans for its’ future at UC Irvine

Thursday marked the official transfer of location of the NRE to the UC Irvine (CA) Newkirk Center for Science and Society. Here are a series of live streaming presentations that represent the purpose and future plans for the NRE. It … Continue reading

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Forensics: More crime lab scandals: This time DUI results in Denver

This is from Joe who commented to this blog: Thousands of Colorado DUI convictions could be in doubt amid forgery allegations: Colorado lawyers specializing in drunken-driving cases are questioning the validity of thousands of convictions after a technician who certified … Continue reading

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Forensics Wednesday: ‘we may have to police the police ourselves’ – and other stuff

Being poor keeps innocent people in jail and generally ruins lives of many who are not accused of serious crimes. Missouri’s underfunded public defender office forces the poor to languish in jail https://interc.pt/2lThu4T by @chronic_jordan. But the @JusticeDept  Sessions tells LEOs … Continue reading

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