History

Capital Punishment in America

Capital punishment is a legal penalty in the United States of America. It is currently used by 29 states and the federal government and military. It is one of the only counties in the world that is well developed and uses this penalty on its people frequently. It is one of the first countries to use the lethal injection as a way of… Continue reading Capital Punishment in America

Real Life Crime

Richard Cottingham

When it comes to the presence of prolific serial killers, America has produced them in abundance over the years. For example, let us look at Ted Bundy - a lawyer by profession, Bundy was on the charm offensive when it came to the opposite sex. He always made a lasting impression on women. Unfortunately, this… Continue reading Richard Cottingham

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Joseph D. Ball – Alligator Man

Also known as the Alligator Man, Joe Ball was an American serial killer who killed more than twenty women in the 1930’s. Background Ball served his country in Europe during the First World War between 1914 and 1918. Once he returned home, he became a bootlegger and began selling alcohol illegally to anyone who could… Continue reading Joseph D. Ball – Alligator Man

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Secret Service Saves

1909 – President William Taft agreed to meet with Mexican President Porfirio Diaz, in Texas and then El Cuidad. As this was to be the first time a US president was scheduled to cross over the Mexican border, it was decided that additional security detail was necessary to counteract the numerous assassination threats. Military troops,… Continue reading Secret Service Saves

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Real Life Gentlemen Thieves

1. Black Bart (Charles Earl Boles) Revenge can become the catalyst for an upstanding member of society to discard their ethical values, and begin a life of crime. After he refused their offer to buy his land, banking giant Wells Fargo cut off the water supply to Charles Boles’ California gold mine shortly after the… Continue reading Real Life Gentlemen Thieves

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The American Police Force – History of Law Enforcement

Today American citizens could not imagine a society in which the police would not come to their rescue in an emergency. The police force as we know it, however, is a relatively new establishment. During the 1600s and 1700s citizens would rely on the ‘night watch’ to protect them, which consisted of volunteers. At the… Continue reading The American Police Force – History of Law Enforcement

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The Sicilian Mafia Today

From their origins in the 19th century doing some low level crimes such as cattle theft, extortion and election slugging, Cosa Nostra or the Sicilian Mafia came a long way by really expanding their operations in the 20th century. Let’s explore the Sicilian Mafia at their peak and how the maxi trial took place. Sicilian… Continue reading The Sicilian Mafia Today

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The Candy Man – serial killer Dean Corll

The Candy Man sounds like a sweet and adorable mascot’s name for a confectionery company. However, Dean Corll, now known as the Candy man, was a serial killer who sexually abused and tortured young boys before he shot them. Not at all what someone might perceive when reading his name. Here is how the serial… Continue reading The Candy Man – serial killer Dean Corll

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Unsolved Crimes – Murders that Haunt the American Nation

One of the most life changing events, for anybody, is to have a loved one brutally murdered. If the killer is never found, those closest to the victim continue to suffer as justice never prevails. America has had many unsolved crimes over the years, with some of the most publicized including: JonBenet Ramsey In December… Continue reading Unsolved Crimes – Murders that Haunt the American Nation

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The Green River Killer – One of the Most Prolific Serial Killers the World has Ever Seen

On August 5, 1982 the bodies of three females were found in the Green River, near Seattle, with three more being discovered nearby a few days later. All the women were young prostitutes that had worked the SeaTac strip, and were killed in the same manner. The murderer was dubbed The Green River Killer and… Continue reading The Green River Killer – One of the Most Prolific Serial Killers the World has Ever Seen