Tag Archives: prosecutorial misconduct

A “discrepant” view on flawed forensics leading to later exonerations – bitemarks at al.

A mighty effort by someone connected to the National Institute of Justice to blend ‘forward thinking’ about science and better crime lab management improving the reliability of criminal convictions. The author uses a blend of data that minimizes how many … Continue reading

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A very glib media look at TV forensics

Another ho-hum look at media shows using forensic science as characters using their mythology of “how it’s done.” I’ve never seen an equal amount of attention paid to what it takes to exonerate people from flawed convictions by prosecutors, exaggerated … Continue reading

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#Forensics – Pathologist Michael Baden takes on Steven Hayne in Mississippi

The horrific career of the notorious ex Mississippi prosecutors’ go-to non forensic pathologist will never end. This hearing recently occurred in MS and has death row inmate Jeff Havard (pictured above) hearing of  numerous examples of prosecutorial misconduct, lazy justice, … Continue reading

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When Science turned Criminal Investigating on it’s Head – Jeffreys and DNA

DNA EVIDENCE FREES THE INNOCENT A time-line look at how science brought independent verification to police ‘science.’ From that came wrongful convictions showing up decades of police and prosecutorial infallibility. http://reason.com/archives/2017/07/18/dna-evidence-frees-the-innocen In another glowing example of infallible arrogance, USDOJ boss … 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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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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