Tag Archives: wrongful convictions

When Prosecutors continue to use Bitemarkers’ Junk Testimony in New Jersey

Participating in post-conviction appeals of defendants convicted from the use of bitemark pattern “matching” brought me to a crossroads with my memberships in both the bitemark group (ABFO) and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS). The cross-road on the … Continue reading

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Recanting and chumped medical “experts” led to 25 years on death row. DAs in Bakersfield withheld hospital records of infant death

Kern County is a leader of California counties having inmates on death row. A man would have been executed under the new California statutes allowing “swifter justice.” Of course, the CA DA Association spent millions, along with sanctimonious “victim rights … Continue reading

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Expose’ On Failed Bitemarker Forensics Still Certified by the AAFS

  Nothing better explains how weak this self-proclaiming Colorado Springs-based forensic orgĀ (The American Academy of Forensic Sciences) has become than this continuing look at the baseless claims of its bitemark membership. ReadĀ The Intercept interview where the authors of “The Cadaver … Continue reading

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Bitemark “Scientists” History of Wrongful Convictions

Statistical Analysis of Forensic Odontologist Involvement In Cases of Wrongful Bite Mark Convictions and Indictments The misapplication of forensic sciences is a leading contributing factor to wrongful conviction,29 and of the unvalidated techniques that have contributed to wrongful convictions and … Continue reading

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Sagas of Junk Forensic Science Whistleblowers – Please Read the Entire Piece –

Forensic experts and practitioners clearly endanger themselves when bringing to light contrarian evidence to criminal courts that reveal forensic mistakes and failures to long-court-accepted testimony. This recent article provides a memorial and acclamation to a physician who fought to his … Continue reading

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A Classic Forensic Failure: Bitemarkers Issue An “Editorial” Explaining Their Rebirth as “Science-Based”

  Nothing explains the mind-set of the AAFS affiliated ABFO bitemark group better than this 11 page Apologia that attempts to rehab their continued use in US Criminal Courts. It has a host of mis-truths, avoidance methods, and non-science orientation. … Continue reading

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The nature of hair and lack of robust research leads to doubts about cocaine testing company

Its the old story of a commercial drug testing company getting a head start in police forensics without discriminant variable testing to support its claims of a subjects’ drug use. The FBI uses this system to this day. In general, … Continue reading

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Prevalence of junk forensic experts in US criminal courts

  The core phrase used is “junk experts sneaking” into the courts. Bitemarks as usual, lead the way. The current USDOJ thinking is that everything is AOK. All but two states (California and Texas) do not consider the constitutional rights … Continue reading

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Convicting an Innocent Man Quote Runs Up Against Prosecution Experts’ Immunity Protections

Sir William Blackstone made his legal commentaries in 18th century England. Serious old-school forensic problem exists with fingerprint experts. Their old-saw statement of “zero-error rate” is beginning to sound unrealistic to judges who have some forensic training. This case in … Continue reading

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Is the “Nazification” of Forensic Science possible under Trump and Jeff Sessions?

Up to this point in history, the 20th century is gone, but it’s compendium of events regarding totalitarian use of governmental “mind control” of science and technology has continued into the 21st. Topics such as eugenics, population “cleansing” of dissidents, … Continue reading

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