Investigative Reporting

 
October 9 2009, J. J. Maloney
South Kanasa City Blast SiteFive 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...
 
May 7, 1999 Updated 8/30/06;  07/20/08; 1/30/13 and 10/25/13by J. J. Maloney & J. Patrick O'ConnorRelated Story: Solving the JonBenet Case by Ryan Ross. (04/14/03)Editor's Note:The...
 
December 28 2011, Michael Richardson
Mondo we Langa and Ed Poindexter Ed Poindexter and Mondo we Langa, the leaders of the Omaha chapter of the Black Panther Party in the early 1970s, were framed for the murder of Omaha Police...
 
October 10 2009, Ronald J. Lawrence
Spica car bombing Sonny Spica, the rash protégé of St. Louis Outfit boss Tony Giordano, was a marked man. Nick Civella in Kansas City wanted him dead and so did Ray Flynn, the most violent labor...
 
September 12 2009, Lona Manning
December 6, 2002 Updated: June 7, 2013 Nancy Smith, center, with her four teenage children.  The ritual abuse hysteria that swept across the United States in the 1980s and early 1990s...
 
January 30 2012, J. Patrick O'Connor
Special to Crime Magazine An excerpt from the recently released book Scapegoat: The Chino Hills Murders and the Framing of Kevin Cooper by J. Patrick O’Connor, editor of Crime Magazine. ...

D.B. Cooper – Myth or Man?

April 4 2013, 1 Comment
In November 1971 the only unsolved hijacking in U.S. history occurred when an unidentified suspect commandeered a commercial jetliner and held its occupants for ransom. The case evolved into an...

The Great Pretender

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Dr. Donald C. Arthur Dr. Donald C. Arthur parlayed a number of bogus academic degrees into an extremely successful career in the U.S. Navy, rising all the way to surgeon general of the Navy...

Black Power, the “Third Man,” and the Assassinations of Bermuda’s Police Chief and Governor

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To avoid race riots and the resulting negative impact on tourism, a succession of Bermudian government administrations has whitewashed the assassinations of Bermuda’s governor and police chief in...
May 7, 2012
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May 7, 2012 Special to Crime Magazine “Shadow People” — the term refers to hallucinogenic figures glimpsed by methamphetamine addicts after days without sleep. But, in reality, it’s the addicts themselves who are living in a shadow, growing in numbers, becoming an alarming...
Jan 30, 2012
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Special to Crime Magazine An excerpt from the recently released book Scapegoat: The Chino Hills Murders and the Framing of Kevin Cooper by J. Patrick O’Connor, editor of Crime Magazine.  Published in January of 2012 by Strategic Media Books, Scapegoat is available at...
Oct 13, 2009
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Updated January 14, 2007 Kelly Michaels The Wee Care case that sentenced Kelly Michaels to prison for 47 years was typical of the child-abuse hysteria that gripped the United States in the 1980s. At the peak of the frenzy of the great day-care witch hunt, it was the day-...
Oct 10, 2009
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June 20, 2007 An excerpt from Ron Chepesiuk's Drug Lords: the Rise and Fall of the Cali Cartel, chronicling how the longest running and most important investigation in DEA history began. Originally published in 2005 in paperback by Milo Books, the book has been expanded...
Oct 10, 2009
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Updated June 20, 2007 Jason Wayne McVean The great Southwest manhunt of 1998 came to a quiet close on June 10, 2007.  by Hal Mansfield The Great Southwest Manhunt of 1998 came to an end on June 10, 2007, not with blazing gunfire, but when a solitary cowboy got...
Oct 10, 2009
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Updated Oct. 16, 2006 Mary and Robert Halsey The courtroom testimony of twin 8-year-old boys – a concoction of fantasy and fear – led to a life sentence for Robert Halsey in 1993. In 2004 the National Center for Reason and Justice took up his case, but all of its appeals...
Oct 10, 2009
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April 14, 2003 JonBenet Ramsey by Ryan Ross Copyright by Ryan Ross. 2003. All rights reserved. Related Story: The Murder of JonBenét Ramsey by JJ Maloney and J. Patrick O'Connor Editor's Note: On July 9, 2008, Boulder County District Attorney Mary Lacy stated that...
Oct 10, 2009
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The FBI's vaunted crime lab is a scandal of atrocious forensic science. Its "junk science" permeates the U.S. criminal justice system as it bogus "findings" routinely punish the innocent and set the guilty free, affecting thousands of lives in the process. by John F. Kelly...
Oct 10, 2009
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Could a Midwestern resort town with a struggling economy be bamboozled out of $25 million by a chain-smoking, fancy-dressing New Yorker? Yes. So how much time did this flimflam man get? Six months. by Ronald J. Lawrence Prologue When Harvey Martin Zelin came to the Lake of...
Oct 10, 2009
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Downtown Pacific MO Lawyers don't always confine their differences to the courtroom. Attorney Joseph Langworthy's murder was a cold-blooded execution paid for by an attorney so well connected that the chief of police "lost" all the evidence in the case for over a year. by...

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