J. Patrick O'Connor

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 11:10
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Crime Magazine's Choice of True Crime Books by J. Patrick O’Connor Duel with the Devil: The True Story of How Alexander Hamilton & Aaron Burr Teamed up to Take on American’s First Sensational Murder Mystery by Paul Collins (Crown Publishers, 2013, $26).  Listeners...
Wed, 02/27/2013 - 12:12
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Updated May 8, 2013 Helvetic Airways aircraft at the Brussels international airport (Photo: Associated Press) In a daring, commado-style operation, eight masked, heavily armed gunmen pulled off a lightening quick heist of more than $50 million worth of diamonds.  ...
Mon, 01/21/2013 - 13:07
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Revised April 8, 2013 A month after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, President Obama called for sweeping legislation to stem “the epidemic of violence” confronting the United States. The next day, the National Rifle Association called the President’s proposal to...
Wed, 11/28/2012 - 13:19
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Other Voices TV: Executing Justice from PPJC Videos on Vimeo. A conversation with J. Patrick O'Connor author of SCAPEGOAT: The Chino Hills Murders and the Framing of Kevin Cooper. Kevin Cooper was convicted of the brutal murders of a Chino Hills, California family and a...
Wed, 11/28/2012 - 13:06
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This essay is adapted from a presentation J. Patrick O’Connor gave at the Collier County, Florida, Main Library on October 16, 2012. by J. Patrick O’Connor The United States operates the largest criminal justice system in the world, incarcerating 2.3 million people in over...
Wed, 07/25/2012 - 15:46
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Updated January 26, 2013 and March 13, 2013 The Century 16 theater in Aurora CO The mass murder in Aurora, Colorado was as senseless and as inevitable as any of the mass murders that preceded it. In the United States it is only a matter of time and place when the next gunman...
Mon, 01/30/2012 - 14:14
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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...
Tue, 10/13/2009 - 23:23
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(The Lyons Press) by J. Patrick O'Connor Vendetta There's a great deal to admire about Maureen Faulkner, the widow of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner who was shot to death on December 9, 1981. Less than six months later she bravely sat through the entire...
Tue, 10/13/2009 - 22:44
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April 4, 2009 Mumia Abu-Jamal by J. Patrick O'Connor Since his conviction in 1982 for the murder of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner, Mumia Abu-Jamal, through his numerous books, essays and radio commentaries, has become the face of the anti-death penalty...
Fri, 10/09/2009 - 01:21
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For years, the Catholic brother in charge of a Kansas City home for developmentally disabled men had embezzled his way to a fortune. When the board of directors found out, its cover-up – with the help of The Kansas City Star – was as bold as the theft.  by J. Patrick O'...

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