J. J. Maloney

Tue, 10/13/2009 - 23:04
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Sharon KinneShe was one of the most remarkable criminals in U.S. history. A housewife, she turned cold-blooded killer. In 1969 she escaped from a Mexican prison and disappeared without a trace.by J. J. MaloneyIn 1960 Sharon Kinne was an attractive 20-year-old Jackson County, Mo...
Tue, 10/13/2009 - 22:59
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An overview of the evolution of crime films, their authenticity, the issue of using films to change public behavior and whether crime films, in the last two decades, have influenced public thinking about such matters as crime, prisons and capital punishment. by J.J....
Tue, 10/13/2009 - 22:49
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The structure of part of a DNA double helixA stunning report was issued by the Department of Justice in 1996, reporting on 28 cases of men who'd been convicted of violent sex crimes, including murder, and were then freed from prison based on DNA tests.by J.J. Maloney These 28...
Sat, 10/10/2009 - 01:46
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Randy KraftThe reporter who coined the phrase "Freeway Killer," sets the record straight about why serial-killer Randy Kraft should not be confused with William Bonin. by J. J. Maloney There are those who call Randy Kraft the ''Freeway Killer'' and they are wrong. William...
Sat, 10/10/2009 - 01:33
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William BoninAn examination of not only the notorious murders committed by William Bonin, but the role the media played in the case.  Written by J.J. Maloney who, as a reporter for the Orange County Register, first coined the term "Freeway Killer".by J.J. Maloney He didn't...
Sat, 10/10/2009 - 01:31
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The City Market Kansas City, Missouri A first-hand investigative report of the Kansas City Mafia's attempt to take over a major Kansas City entertainment area in the mid-1970s -- an effort that included bombings, extortion, and a large number of murders. by J.J. Maloney Every...
Sat, 10/10/2009 - 01:02
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Updated Dec. 19, 2007Belton Missouri The story of Jeffrey Gardner, a young man sentenced to prison for shooting an abusive husband who was threatening his wife with a knife. After the printing of this story, the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, on March 2, 1999,...
Fri, 10/09/2009 - 01:33
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South Kansas City Blast Site Five innocent people were convicted in February 1997 in the deaths of six Kansas City firefighters in 1988.  These two stories run a total length of 20,000 words, and won the Missouri Bar Association's annual "Excellence in Legal Journalism...
Fri, 10/09/2009 - 01:04
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Kansas City, MissouriIn his book The Battle Behind the Badge, former police Cap. Robert Heinen portrays himself as a hero of mythic proportions in rooting out corruption in the Kansas City Police Department. He may have set out to get the bad guys, but in the process he became...
Fri, 10/09/2009 - 01:02
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US Supreme Court Justice Abe FortasThen a member of the Supreme Court, because Fortas was gay?  The evidence says yes. By J.J. Maloney Certain FBI documents raise not only the question of whether Abe Fortas, former justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, was gay, but whether J....

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