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When Good Men Do Nothing: The Murder of Kitty Genovese
2 years ago

When Good Men Do Nothing: The Murder of Kitty Genovese

The bystander effect is a sociopsychological phenomena which occurs when someone within a group witnesses an emergency situation and doesn’t attempt to help. Instead that individual assumes that their assistance …
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The False Conviction and Unjust Execution of George Stinney
2 years ago

The False Conviction and Unjust Execution of George Stinney

The case of George Junius Stinney could easily be described as a stain on American justice, or the lack thereof. Stinney was executed in South Carolina’s electric chair in 1944 …
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The Bloodstained Hotel That Inspired Ryan Murphy
2 years ago

The Bloodstained Hotel That Inspired Ryan Murphy

Sure, art is a way of expression. A medium to make reality approachable and more appealing to those who understand what the artist want to say. However, over …
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The Haunted House Murder
2 years ago

The Haunted House Murder

As Sword and Scale’s regular readers know, I like to find crimes with an unusual twist and criminals with a singular distinction in the history of crime. The murder committed …
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The Semi-Charmed Prison Life of Luka Magnotta
2 years ago

The Semi-Charmed Prison Life of Luka Magnotta

Regular listeners may recall the story of Luka Magnotta. A story so bizarre, so heinous, that it required two episodes (Episode 33 and Episode 34) to cover the case in …
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A Slaying on Devil’s Night
2 years ago

A Slaying on Devil’s Night

It was October 30, 1975, just a day before Halloween, when the body of 15-year-old Martha Moxley was found bludgeoned to death under a tree within her own yard. Growing …
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The Murder of Shanda Sharer
2 years ago

The Murder of Shanda Sharer

Junior high can be a difficult time in a young girl’s life. Jealousy and drama run rampant in the halls and once someone becomes a target, other students can be …
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Albert Was Everything but Fine
2 years ago

Albert Was Everything but Fine

On August 10 2012, Albert Fine was picked up by Kentucky police, wanted for questioning on the murder and dismemberment of his girlfriend, Catherine Hoholski. This story is not unlike …
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Zombicon Shooting
2 years ago

Zombicon Shooting

Saturday evening the ninth annual Fort Myers, Florida Zombicon brought out a crowd of at least 20,000, just in time to celebrate the Halloween season. The festivities were spoiled, however, …
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The Lost King of the Beats
2 years ago

The Lost King of the Beats

Burroughs, Ginsberg, Kerouac. Names synonymous with the popular post-war literature movement known as The Beat Generation. Their names have echoed across university campuses the world over and their works would …
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