Celebrity Crime

May 2, 2013
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 May 2, 2013 “Surrender had played out for good with me…” Jesse James.When the Ford brothers assassinated Jesse James on April 3, 1882, the longest-running outlaw saga in American history was over. by Robert WalshConfederate bushwhacker, desperate outlaw, bank...
Apr 14, 2013
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Winton Cooper Popular BBC reporter Winton Cooper was brutally murdered by his own son. by Ben Johnson Staff at the BBC, one of the most high-profile broadcasting companies in the world, was left in shock after the January 2013 trial of a violent murderer who bludgeoned a...
Apr 5, 2013
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From George Washington through Ulysses S. Grant, U.S. presidents followed a relentless policy of removing Native Americans from their lands. President Andrew Jackson codified ethnic cleansing into law when he signed the Indian Removal Act in 1830. by David Robb In 1830...
Mar 18, 2013
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"I am the bullet in the chamber.  Just do it".-- Nike sports advertisement featuring Oscar Pistorius Oscar Pistorius’s rise to world fame was as unlikely as his arrest for the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. By Binoy Kampmark It remains to be seen...
Oct 15, 2012
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Oct. 15, 2012 Updated Feb. 25, 2013 Stacy and Drew Peterson For over 25 years, Bolingbrook, Illinois, Police Officer Drew Peterson used his connections to the police department to intimidate, threaten, and abuse his successively younger wives. He was untouchable. When his...
Aug 29, 2012
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Aug. 29, 2012 Pat Tillman Pat Tillman was an incredible recruiting asset for the military in the wake of the terrorist attacks on America on September 11, 2001.  The popular Californian was an academic and athletic standout in high school and at Arizona State...
Jul 23, 2012
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While conspiracy theories abound, the murders of two of rap’s biggest stars go unsolved. by Cathy Scott Just before 3 p.m. on a spring afternoon in May 1998, a car drove up to a crowded car wash on a street corner in Compton, California. An argument broke out between two...
Jan 23, 2012
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Jan. 23, 2012 Jack Henry Abbott Jack Abbott sold himself to Norman Mailer as the “Super Convict.” Mailer turned the letters Abbott sent him into the best-selling book, In the Belly of the Beast, and assisted Abbott in gaining parole in 1981. Six months later Abbott stabbed...
May 30, 2011
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Updated Dec. 10, 2012 Dominique Strauss-Kahn A questionable history of sexual indiscretions caught up with the man considered to be the next president of France, but not enough to bring him down. (Editor’s Note:  On August 23, 2011 all criminal charges against...
May 9, 2011
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An excerpt from the book Spinning the Law: Trying Cases in the Court of Public Opinion  by Kendall Coffey The White Bronco People love a good car chase. Or at least television news producers think we do. That's why we're treated to endless coverage of the police...

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