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Justice & Punishment

Target Helps to Convict Seward Market Slayer
1 year ago

Target Helps to Convict Seward Market Slayer

Mahdi Hassan Ali was only a teenager when he and an accomplice entered into the Minneapolis Seward Market on January 6, 2010. Employees Osman Elmi and Mohamed Warfa had both …
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Shocking New Documents Emerge in Casey Anthony Case
1 year ago

Shocking New Documents Emerge in Casey Anthony Case

New court documents regarding the Casey Anthony case have recently surfaced as part of Anthony’s bankruptcy suit. A private investigator hired by the Anthony’s provides damning statements that could prove …
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Ethan Couch: A Product of Affluenza
1 year ago

Ethan Couch: A Product of Affluenza

A product of affluenza. Those were the defense’s words as then 16-year-old Ethan Couch stood trial for a fatal drunk driving accident.

On the night of June 15, 2013, Couch …
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Bloody Babs Graham
1 year ago

Bloody Babs Graham

Born Barbara Elaine Ford in Oakland, California on June 23, 1923, ‘Bloody Babs is now often forgotten. In early-1950’s California she was, unwillingly, front page news as either a cold-blooded …
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300 Convictions and Counting
1 year ago

300 Convictions and Counting

If you remember the show To Catch a Predator, the Dateline spin-off hidden camera series hosted by Chris Hanson, then you might be familiar with an organization called “Perverted Justice.” …
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Racial Inequality Within the American Court System
1 year ago

Racial Inequality Within the American Court System

The case of Duane Edward Buck, convicted in Harris County, Texas for a double murder in 1995, raises questions about the American justice system, defendants’ access to effective defense counsel …
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The Inmate Who Refused to Die
1 year ago

The Inmate Who Refused to Die

It could never be said that the electric chair has had a particularly happy history. From its first use on murderer William Kemmler on August 6, 1890 its history has …
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The Final Days of Virginia Christian
1 year ago

The Final Days of Virginia Christian

The case of Virginia Christian stands out for a number of reasons. She was the only female juvenile executed in the USA during the 20th century. She was mentally-retarded and, …
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New York’s ‘State Electricians’
2 years ago

New York’s ‘State Electricians’

Not so long ago I wrote a piece for Sword and Scale on Gerhard Puff, a member of the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list and, in 1954, New York State’s …
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A Genuine Country Outlaw
2 years ago

A Genuine Country Outlaw

Country legend Merle Haggard was both a star and a man with troubled, checkered past. Even before he was beginning to make a name for himself as a musician, later …
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