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Justice & Punishment

Assaulted by a Tweet
6 days ago

Assaulted by a Tweet

The two things that never seem to fail at bringing out the worst in people are social media and politics. Combine the two and you have a proverbial battleground where …
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The Murder Trials of Andrea Yates
3 weeks ago

The Murder Trials of Andrea Yates

In June 2001, Texas was rocked by an unfolding news story that few could believe.  37-year-old mother Andrea Yates had systematically drowned each of her five young children in the …
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The Exoneration of Robert Jones
3 weeks ago

The Exoneration of Robert Jones

In 1992 Robert Jones was sentenced to life in prison after being accused of a crime spree involving robbery, rape, and the manslaughter of tourist Julie Slott. There was only …
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The Legendary Beard of Joseph Palmer
1 month ago

The Legendary Beard of Joseph Palmer

Falling out of fashion sometime in the 1700s, those who grew a full beard in the 1800s were somewhat of an anomaly. Thought to have been unkempt and uncouth, it …
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The Thwarted Mountain Vista High School Attack
2 months ago

The Thwarted Mountain Vista High School Attack

On December 17, 2015, Brooke Higgins and her accomplice, Sienna Johnson, walked into Mountain Vista High School and opened fire on school faculty and other students before taking their own …
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Bullied to Death?
2 months ago

Bullied to Death?

For 17-year-old Kenneth Suttner, life was more than he could bear. Subjected to daily torment by his peers at school and forced to perform humiliating tasks at his after-school job …
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The Unsolved School-Girl Murder That Haunts Hastings
2 months ago

The Unsolved School-Girl Murder That Haunts Hastings

The murder of 13-year-old Billie-Jo Jenkins in 1997 in Hastings, England has been an ongoing case of accusation and speculation. A young girl innocently painting patio doors at her home …
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Merry Christmas, it’s the NYPD!
3 months ago

Merry Christmas, it’s the NYPD!

“Merry Christmas its NYPD! [sic]” read a Snapchat posted by New York police after conducting a raid on the Brownsville apartment of Kimberly Santiago. One-by-one, everyone within the apartment at …
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The Execution of Ronald Smith
3 months ago

The Execution of Ronald Smith

In 1995 Ronald Bert Smith, Jr. was convicted of killing convenient store clerk Casey Wilson. After Smith’s confession, a jury recommended that he spent the rest of his life in …
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Programmed to Kill
4 months ago

Programmed to Kill

In November of 2012, a Long Island man walked calmly up to the 12th floor Manhattan home office of psychiatrist Michael Weiss. Wielding a sledgehammer and a knife, Jacob Nolan …
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