Michael Thomas Barry

May 5, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   On this date in crime history - May 5, 1981, imprisoned Irish militant Bobby Sands dies after refusing food for 66 days in protest of his treatment as a criminal rather than a political prisoner by British authorities. His death...
May 2, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   On this date in crime history – May 2, 1972, after nearly five decades as director of the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover dies, leaving the powerful government agency without the administrator who had been largely responsible for its existence and...
Apr 30, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   On this date in crime history – April 30, 1867, western lawman Burton C. Mossman was born in Aurora, Illinois. Little is known about Mossman's childhood in Illinois, though he apparently learned to be self-reliant and resourceful at a...
Apr 29, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   On this date in crime history – April 29, 1992, four Los Angeles police officers are acquitted in the Rodney King beating case. Hours after the verdicts were announced, outrage and protest turned to violence, as rioters in south-central...
Apr 28, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   On this date in crime history – April 28, 1789, the HMS Bounty was seized in a mutiny led by Fletcher Christian, the master's mate. Captain William Bligh and 18 of his loyal supporters were set adrift in a small, open boat, and the...
Apr 26, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   On this date in crime history – April 26, 1865, John Wilkes Booth was killed when Union soldiers track him down to a Virginia farm 12 days after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Twenty-six-year-old Booth was one of the most famous...
Apr 25, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   On this date in crime history – April 25, 1989, James Richardson is released from a Florida prison after spending 21 years behind bars for the wrongful conviction of killing his seven children. Special prosecutor Janet Reno agreed to...
Apr 23, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   On this day in crime history – April 23, 1969, Sirhan Sirhan was sentenced to death after being convicted of assassinating Senator Robert F. Kennedy. In 1972, his sentence was commuted to life in prison after California abolished the...
Apr 22, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   On this date in crime history – April 22, 1934, George "Baby Face" Nelson kills Special Agent W. Carter Baum during an FBI raid in northern Wisconsin. Nelson was holed up with notorious bank robber John Dillinger's gang at the...
Apr 21, 2014
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  by Michael Thomas Barry   On this date in crime history – April 21, 1992, Robert Alton Harris was executed in California’s gas chamber. This was California's first execution since former Chief Justice Rose Bird and two other state Supreme Court justices, Joseph...

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