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Justice & Punishment

The Trial of Lena Baker
1 year ago

The Trial of Lena Baker

The case of Lena Baker, the only woman to be electrocuted in Georgia and, until Kelly Renee Gissendaler in 2015, the only woman executed there at all, is a prime …
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The Etymology of Execution
1 year ago

The Etymology of Execution

According to Samuel Johnson, distinguished writer and creator of the first English dictionary:

“When a man knows he is to be hanged in the morning, it concentrates the mind.”

With …
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Sexual Healing or New Age Brothel?
1 year ago

Sexual Healing or New Age Brothel?

“Join Oklevueha Native American Church (ONAC) Mother Medicine Wheel and TAKE A STAND for the rights to teach, practice and learn the ancient ceremonies of the North and South American …
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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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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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