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Justice & Punishment

Girl Loves Girls. Man Kills Woman.
2 years ago

Girl Loves Girls. Man Kills Woman.

People are not always born happy. Their parents do not make them feel special, their older relatives do not spoil them, their lives are not meant to treat them good, …
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Checkmate. Dead, mate.
2 years ago

Checkmate. Dead, mate.

In July of 2003, ten women were found dead in the suburbs of Moscow and two more female bodies were discovered by the end of September. Everyone believed that a …
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America’s Last Public Execution
2 years ago

America’s Last Public Execution

Rainey Bethea probably isn’t an instantly familiar name, but he holds as unique a status in American crime as names like William Kemmler (the first man to be electrocuted) or …
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The Deadly Soap Maker
2 years ago

The Deadly Soap Maker

In your right palm I see a prison, in the left one a criminal asylum.” That’s what a Roman furtune teller predicted when she read Leonarda’s future. Her forecast would …
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The Last Executions In Britain
2 years ago

The Last Executions In Britain

As regular readers are aware, I cover true crime here a fair bit and the death penalty is a regular feature. So, today, it’s with some small satisfaction that we’re …
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America’s First Electrocution
2 years ago

America’s First Electrocution

August 6, 1890 saw the dawn of a new age for criminal history. At Auburn Prison in upstate New York there was the execution of one, William Kemmler, condemned for …
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The Peculiar Death of Willie Francis
2 years ago

The Peculiar Death of Willie Francis

Here’s another strange but true case, this one courtesy of the State of Louisiana.

It was on May 9, 1947 that a 17-year old black teenager walked his last mile. …
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Should Our Thoughts Be a Criminal Offense?
2 years ago

Should Our Thoughts Be a Criminal Offense?

Back when I was going through my digital forensics training we were instructed on how to recover information on perpetrators or missing persons through a variety of means including, but …
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To Commute, Or Not Commute..?
2 years ago

To Commute, Or Not Commute..?

That is the question for any State Governor with the power to do so. Some agonize over the decision, some don’t and a great many will base their decision more …
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The Last Execution At The Tower Of London
2 years ago

The Last Execution At The Tower Of London

The Tower of London, nowadays a popular tourist destination. Once also a prison, defensive fortress, a crime scene (if you believe, as I do, that the ‘Princes in the Tower’ …
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