The White Coat: A Veil for State Killing?

In this guest post, Joel Zivot, MD, of Emory University Hospital, recounts witnessing an execution by lethal injection, and laments the secrecy surrounding the identity of physicians who participate.

 

The White Coat: A Veil for State Killing?.


Unlicensed Mortician Had Remains of 50, Twelve Bodies in Storage

 

Unlicensed Mortician Had Remains of 50, Twelve Bodies in Storage.


WASHINGTON: Investigators blast Justice Dept.’s handling of FBI crime lab problems – Nation Wires – MiamiHerald.com

WASHINGTON: Investigators blast Justice Dept.’s handling of FBI crime lab problems – Nation Wires – MiamiHerald.com.


Mom: Hospital stole my son’s brain – Philly.com

Mom: Hospital stole my son’s brain – Philly.com.


Amid evidence-tampering scandal, Delaware Senate approves medical examiner office overhaul – Daily Journal

DOVER, Delaware — Delaware’s chief medical examiner’s office would be abolished and replaced with a new division of forensic science under a bill the state Senate passed Thursday.

The legislation was approved by a vote of 18-2 and now goes to the House. It was prompted by an ongoing scandal involving possible evidence tampering and theft at the state drug-testing lab, which is part of the medical examiner’s office. Two employees of the medical examiner’s office have been arrested, and the chief medical examiner is suspended with pay as officials investigate possible misuse of state resources.
Amid evidence-tampering scandal, Delaware Senate approves medical examiner office overhaul – Daily Journal.


A question of homicide: Rulings by medical examiners raise doubts about protocols

Originally posted on The Matter of Life and Death:

See on Scoop.itMedical Examiner and Coroner qualifications and oversight

The agency chief defends the work of her accredited office, but experts say Jackson County?s practices create a system more likely to make mistakes. And the practices can leave killers on the street and allow evidence to be lost

Every medical examiner and coroner?s office makes mistakes, experts say, but it?s hard to know how many because most errors are buried along with the victims.

?If the medical examiner could miss a case with that many red flags, what else could the medical examiner?s office be missing that isn?t as obvious??

It?s important for forensic pathologists to get rulings right, experts say.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article331394/A-question-of-homicide-Rulings-by-medical-examiners-raise-doubts-about-protocols.html#storylink=cpy
Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article331394/A-question-of-homicide-Rulings-by-medical-examiners-raise-doubts-about-protocols.html#storylink=cpy;

Shirley Sanservino‘s insight:

There are many cases documented by families where another look at the evidence could make or break case for homicide. However coroners and medical examiners…

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Medical Examiner and Coroner Clearinghouse – Practicies · Training · Problems

Millions of families struggle to understand the horrific practices exhibited by the medical examiner and coroner system in this country and of those directly involved in that system-law enforcement agencies, prison and jail personnel, contracted medical personnel, hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living residences, and the funeral home industry.

Medical Examiner and Coroner Clearinghouse – Practicies · Training · Problems.


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