Carrie A. Nation Smashes Up the Carey Hotel
Dec 27, 2012, - 0 Comments


Carrie A. Nation

by Michael Thomas Barry

On December 27, 1900, prohibitionist Carry Nation smashes up the bar at the Carey Hotel in Wichita, Kansas, causing several thousand dollars in damage and is arrested. Nation, who was released shortly after the incident, became famous for carrying a hatchet and wrecking saloons as part of her anti-alcohol crusade.

Michael McDermott Murders Seven Co-workers - 2000
Dec 26, 2012, - 0 Comments


Michael McDermott

by Michael Thomas Barry

Software engineer Michael “Mucko” McDermott was a strange looking man: tall, overweight with a long bushy beard and shoulder length hair. On December 26, 2000 he went into work at Edgewater Technology in Wakefield, Massachusetts, armed with an AK-47, 12 gauge shot gun and a .32 caliber pistol. There he brutally murdered seven colleagues.

JonBenet Ramsey is Murdered - 1996
Dec 25, 2012, - 0 Comments


JonBenet Ramsey

by Michael Thomas Barry

On December 25, 1996, six-year-old JonBenet Ramsey is killed in her Boulder, Colorado, home. John and Patsy Ramsey, her parents, called police around 6:00am the following morning to report that their daughter was missing. Although police found a ransom note demanding $118,000, the money would never be necessary, because JonBenet's body was found under a blanket in the basement that afternoon.

Conceal & Control
Dec 25, 2012, - 0 Comments

Inconvenient truths about guns, games and gore

Hijacking of Air France 8969 - 1994
Dec 24, 2012, - 0 Comments


Air France Flight 8969

by Michael Thomas Barry

On December 24, 1994, four Islamic extremists hijack Air France Flight 8969 in Algiers. The terrorists then flew the plane to Marseilles with the permission of the French and Algerian governments, given in part because French Special Forces would be ready to perform a rescue mission.

Firefighters Shot Dead at Upstate NY Fire
Dec 24, 2012, - 0 Comments

ABC News

Two firefighters were shot and killed and two others taken to a nearby hospital after a gunman opened fire on them as they responded to a house fire in Webster, N.Y., this morning, according to authorities and local media.

Officials at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y., told that two men were taken there this morning and were in "guarded condition" after suffering gunshots.

There is "no active shooter, or shooters" at this time, Webster Police Chief Gerald L. Pickerin told reporters this morning, according to ABC affiliate WHAM-TV.

The fire spread to three homes on Lake Road, according to WHAM.

Subway Vigilante Flees New York City - 1984
Dec 23, 2012, - 0 Comments


Bernie Goetz

by Michael Thomas Barry

On December 23, 1984, Bernhard Goetz, who shot four young black men on a subway car the previous day, flees New York City after becoming the central figure in a media induced frenzy. On the afternoon of December 22, Troy Canty, Barry Allen, Darrell Cabey, and James Ramseur reportedly approached Goetz as he was riding the subway and demanded $5. Goetz pulled out a .hand gun and shot each of the boys.