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Subway Vigilante Flees New York City - 1984
Sun, 12/23/2012 - 13:39, - 0 Comments

Goetz

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.

John Wayne Gacy Confesses to Murdering Dozens of Young Men & Boys - 1978
Sat, 12/22/2012 - 08:35, - 0 Comments

Gacy

John Wayne Gacy

by Michael Thomas Barry

On December 22, 1978, John Wayne Gacy confesses to murdering over two dozen boys and young men and burying their bodies under his suburban Chicago home. In March 1980, Gacy was convicted of 33 sex-related murders, committed between 1972 and 1978, and given the death penalty. At the time, he was the worst serial killer in modern American history. George Ridgway, known as the Green River Killer, overtook Gacy in November 2003, when he admitted to murdering 48 women in the Pacific Northwest. 

Four dead, three police hurt in Pennsylvania shooting
Fri, 12/21/2012 - 12:16, - 0 Comments

(Reuters) - Four people died on a Pennsylvania highway

Carlos the Jackal and the OPEC Attack - 1975
Fri, 12/21/2012 - 06:53, - 0 Comments

Carlos the Jackal

llich Ramirez Sanches aka Carlos the Jackal

by Michael Thomas Barry

On December 21, 1975, Ilich Ramirez Sanchez aka Carlos the Jackal led a six-person team in an attack of the meeting of OPEC leaders; they took more than 60 hostages and killed three: an Austrian policeman, an Iraqi OPEC employee and a member of the Libyan delegation. Carlos demanded that the Austrian authorities read a communiqué about the Palestinian cause on Austrian radio and television networks every two hours. To avoid the threatened execution of a hostage every 15 minutes, the Austrian government agreed and the communiqué was broadcast as requested.

Howard Beach Beatings - 1986
Thu, 12/20/2012 - 09:06, - 0 Comments

Howard Beach

Al Sharpton

by Michael Thomas Barry

On December 20, 1986, three black men are attacked by a group of white teenagers in Howard Beach, a predominately white, middle-class, Italian-American neighborhood in Queens, New York. Earlier that night, the men were driving from Brooklyn to Queens, when their car broke down near Howard Beach.

At least 22 dead in attempted Mexican jail break
Wed, 12/19/2012 - 15:19, - 0 Comments

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican authorities on Wednesday said 22 people died in an attempted jail break in the northern state of Durango that sparked a bloody shootout between guards and inmates.

Nine guards and 13 prisoners were killed in the incident that took place in the city of Gomez Palacio on Tuesday, said Fernando Rivas, a spokesman for Durango state police.

"The number of dead could increase although we hope not. A number of guards and prisoners are currently in a critical state," he said, noting that it was possible guards were complicit in allowing the weapons to enter the prison.

Initial reports on Tuesday night indicated that 17 had died in the attempted breakout.

Pulled over for littering, women given body cavity searches
Wed, 12/19/2012 - 13:14, - 0 Comments

NBC News

Two Irving, Texas, women are suing two Texas State Troopers and the director of the Department of Public Safety after they say they were violated during roadside cavity searches in full view of the public and without probable cause.

On July 13, while driving along state Highway 161, Angel Dobbs and her niece Ashley Dobbs were stopped for littering by Trooper David Ferrell. In the dashcam video released by the women and their attorney, Ferrell can be heard telling the women they would both be cited for littering for throwing cigarette butts out of the car.

Farrell then returned to his cruiser and, in the video, can be heard calling female trooper Kelley Helleson to the scene to search both women whom he said were acting weird.

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