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Articles by Derek Gilna

Discredited New York Police Detective’s False Testimony Causes the Dismissal of Close to 100 Drug Convictions

D.C. Department of Forensic Sciences Firearms Examination Unit Under Fire

The investigation commenced in January ...

ACLU Spotlights FBI’s Encryption-Breaking Tool in Freedom of Information Suit

San Francisco Forensic Analyst’s Arrest on Drug Charges Exposes Flawed Lab

This alleged misconduct was uncovered after the August 31, 2020, arrest of Volk for possession of methamphetamine ...

Staggering Injustice

Experts Say Cross-Racial Eyewitness Identification Errors Are Widespread and Contribute to Thousands of Wrongful Convictions

by Derek Gilna

In a time where much of the American criminal justice system is justifiably under intense pressure to eliminate potential racial bias, there is at least one issue that could be resolved without ...

U.S. Sanctions Two International Criminal Court Prosecutors Investigating U.S. Officials

by Derek Gilna

U.S. sanctions have been imposed on two officials in the International Criminal Court(ICC”) following the ICC’s 2019 decision to reopen an investigation into war crimes in Afghanistan.

On September 2, 2020, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sanctioned Fatou Bensouda, the chief prosecutor, ...

LeBron James Scores With “Full-Court Press” To Win Felon Voting Rights

by Derek Gilna

LeBron James, known for his skillful brand of basketball and leadership on the hard court, has been using his platform as one of the best known American athletes to advocate for voting rights for convicted felons.

James, who has made no secret of his opinion of several ...

New York Police Continue Pattern of Arrests of Low-Level Crime During COVID-19 Crisis

Biden Accuser Accused of Inflating Credentials to Qualify as Expert Witness, Calling Convictions into Question

Tara Reade, who has accused presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden of sexually assaulting her in 1993 when she worked for him as an aide, now faces accusations that she inflated her academic credentials to win certification as a prosecution expert witness on domestic violence in several ...

Tennessee Legislature’s Investigation Finds Inadequate Supervision of Private Probation

by Derek Gilna

A December 2018 report by the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury after its audit of the state’s Private Probation Services Council found that it “did not adequately oversee private probation entities, putting probationers at risk.” The period was for July 1, 2013, through October 31, 2018.

The ...

 

 

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